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Friday, October 31, 2014

QKR Stampede Challenge # 111 - Three's a Crowd

Happy Halloween!

I hope all of you are ready for the trick or treaters that will be pounding on your door tonight!  I know I am! I love Halloween!  Of course, that could be because it involves candy!  ha ha

Well, we also have a new challenge at the QKR Stampede Blog today to celebrate too!  This is challenge # 111 - Three's a Crowd!  Just use 3 of something for your entry & you may be the big winner!  What do you have to lose?

I decided to go with digi # 13606 - Caroling as my post for today.

Who could resist these happy carolers with their huge smiles?  I couldn't!

Stop & join us this week!  You won't be sorry & could find yourself the new winner of some fabulous digi stamps of your choice!

I'll be back soon with something new.  Until then, happy crafting!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mother & Child


I should be cleaning or working on Christmas cards, but I decided to take a break & post a couple of baby cards instead.  I got a new die a couple of weeks ago that I think will be a perfect die for a baby card (or even a mother's day card) and decided to play with it.  Here are the results!

I kept the background colors neutral instead of going with pink or baby boy blue so I could use them for either a boy or a girl.  Both were easy to do and I only needed 2 dies. Frantic Stamper "Mother & Child" Card Panel and Spellbinders "Reflective Moment" which can be purchased at Dies R Us!  I've got some other ideas for these dies, but need to concentrate on my Christmas cards for now!

Check back tomorrow for a new post for QKR Stampede! Until then, have a great week!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sticky Fingers!

Happy Hump Day!

It's time to check out Dies R Us again for my turn at the inspiration of the day!  Today I chose a darling digi from Mo Manning called "Sticky".......check out that giant candy cane and you will see where she got the name!

I've used several dies on this card.  Impression Obsession Fir Trees, Spellbinder Decorative Labels 27, Spellbinders Large Octogons,  and Memory Box Pinecone Corner, all of which can be found at Dies R Us! One-stop shopping & the lowest shipping rates anywhere!

Don't forget the twice monthly challenges at Dies R US too!  A new challenge starts on the first and again on the fifteenth of each month with a gift certificate as the winner's prize!

Enjoy the rest of your week!  I'm back to working on more Christmas cards to share on my next visit!


Friday, October 24, 2014

QKR Stampede Challenge #110 - Under/By the Sea

Hi, gals!

Are you ready for a change of pace?  We have been concentrating on Halloween for the past couple of weeks, but today's QKR Stampede challenge is "Under/By the Sea" & I know you will come up with some awesome entries!  For my card, I decided to go with "frozen" sea water. LOL!  This adorable penguin is digi # 7101 Ice Fishing and I couldn't resist him! Check out the other cuties at the QKR Stampede store!

I thought he would be a darling Christmas card and it's certainly getting time to start thinking about those too!  I used some dies I just got from a company that was new to me, Sweet Dixie Dies.  Dies R Us is carrying them now & they were the perfect compliment to this digi!

Hop on over to the QKR Stampede Blog & join in for a chance to win your own digi stamps! What do you have to lose?  It's a ton of fun & you could be the next winner!

Time to work on Christmas cards!  So many cards, so little time!  ha ha


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Star of The Show!

Hi, everyone!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Melissa!!  I have to wish my daughter a Happy, Happy, Birthday before I do another thing! I don't know anyone more deserving of a wonderful birthday!!  As far as I am concerned, SHE is the star of the show!

We also have another Star of the Show today too, however, and that is this adorable snowman by Sassy Cheryl!  I fell in love with him the minute I saw him & have already made 2 cards with him.

How can anyone resist this smiling face? I think snowmen are my favorite subjects for Christmas cards!

All of the dies I used on this card can be found at the Dies R Us Store!  One stop shopping, gals!  And the lowest shipping anywhere!   Here are the dies:  Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees, Taylored Expressions Picket Fence, Memory Box Beloved Stars, and Spellbinders Marvelous Squares

If you haven't gone over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to check out the current challenge, please do!  Right now the challenge is "Halloween" and you stand a chance to win a great gift certificate to the store!

Catch you later!  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oh, Happy Day!

Hi, everyone!

Yes, I'm back again!  I colored two Sassy Cheryl digi snowmen yesterday & decided to share this one on my blog today.  In real life, the background paper is a perfect match to the colors I used for him, but for some reason, it didn't photograph that way!  I would never claim to be a good photographer, but this was ridiculous!  ha ha

The snowflake & scarf are actually turquoise, not bright neon blue!  At least you get the general idea!

I only used one die on this card.  Sweet Dixie Snowflake Corner (which comes with the corner AND the snowflake!)  You can find this die at Dies R US!

Back tomorrow with something that DID photograph well!  lol


Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Monday!

Hi, everyone!

It has been a busy weekend & I have been trying to play catch up with some things I got behind on.  You all know how THAT is!  Hopefully, I can get a lot done the next two days as I'm having some work done on my car & will be without "wheels" for a couple of days.  Not to worry, though!  I put in a good stock of "munchies" to be sure I didn't run out! Plenty of treats for Brady AND me!  ha ha   If I grab a snack, somehow he thinks HE has to have one!  You can't distract him with the laser light either. He has to have an actual edible treat!

I thought I would share a baby card I made yesterday with one of my new dies.  I love this rocking horse and just had to have it the minute I saw it!  He is a Di-Namites die and I really love this brand!  They cut perfectly every time & as an added bonus, they are made in the USA!  Check them out at Dies R Us along with all the other goodies they carry! They have a lot of dies now that are made in the USA & all of them are fantastic!

Doesn't he make a cute baby card?  Easy, peasy......just cut the dies & paste!

Well, gals, I'm off to work on some Christmas cards after I finish up one more birthday card.

Have a great week!

Friday, October 17, 2014

QKR Stampede Challenge # 109 - The Witch Is In

Friday again!

Where do the days go?  The days are getting colder (and shorter) and fall is definitely in the air!  Which gives you a little nudge to get your Halloween cards done, doesn't it?  This week's QKR Stampede challenge #109 is "The Witch Is In" and if that isn't a great idea for a Halloween card, I don't know what is!  Here is the frightfully delightful "witch" I chose.

I fell in love with this adorable witch and her jack-o-lantern friend. She is digi# 13605- Out Riding.
She is just so darned cute, you can't be scared of her!  ha ha  

Head on over to the QKR Stampede blog to join in on all the fun & win yourself some new digi's!
I can't wait to see what everyone enters for this one!  It should be a hoot seeing all the witches you come up with!

I'm off to work on more cards.  Catch you again later!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Double Fun Today!

Hi, everyone!

Welcome to a really fun post today!  As you can see from the title of today's post, we are going to have a DOUBLE dose of fun today!  Why??  Well, my  normal post day for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog is on Wednesday and my post day for the Dies R Us Challenge Blog is on the 15th of each month. are ahead of me, aren't you?  Today happens to be Wednesday AND the 15th!  Both blog posts are due so I am combining them!

This first card will be for the Challenge Blog & our theme for this challenge is "Halloween" so I grabbed some of my favorite Halloween dies & a cute witch digi from Sassy Cheryl to come up with this card.

How spooky, right?  I used only two dies on this cutie.  Memory Box Harvest Moon Tree and Taylored Expressions Gothic Window Accessories.  These are my two new "go to" dies for Halloween!

You have until the end of the month to join this fun challenge for a chance to win a great gift certificate to the amazing Dies R Us store!  So work on some of your Halloween cards & kill two birds (or vultures) with one stone! lol

Now, on to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog posting!  Here is my card for today's inspiration. 

Like most of you, I usually make Christmas cards with traditional colors.  The same old red & green we are used to.  Well, I decided if Elvis could sing about a "Blue" Christmas, I could make a card in blue!  If it is good enough for Elvis, who am I to say no!

I used the following dies on this card and all can be purchased at Dies R Us. Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Outline, Poppy Stamps Small Luxe Poinsettia Background, Poppy Stamps Heart Lattice Background & Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Leaves.  

I hope this little bit of inspiration will be enough to have you heading for your craft rooms AND your computers to check out the latest goodies at Dies R Us!

Catch you all later!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Challenge #108 - Frightfully Delightful!

Hi, all!

It's that time again! Halloween will be here before we know it & the challenge this week at QKR Stampede will help you get started on those cards you have been putting off!  This week's challenge #108 is Frightfully Delightful!  Perfect theme for Halloween, right?  I chose digi# 12306 Trick or Treat & # 13610 Old Buzzard for my card.  Both of these digi's are just adorable!!  Check out all the others they have as well! You won't believe how many fantastic digi stamps they carry in their store!

Isn't this enough to get you in the Halloween mood?  It sure helped me!!

Head on over to the QKR Stampede blog to join in on the challenge & you could win some adorable digi stamps just like these!

I'd better get busy!  Now I'm in the mood for more Halloween cards!  Catch you again soon!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It's Your Day!

Hi, again!

And Happy Hump Day!  Your week is half over!  Hopefully, it has been a good one already & you are finding some extra time to work on all those cards you are so far behind on!  I may be retired, but I'm behind on mine too!  ha ha  Since Dad broke his hip, my days seem to be spent doing a lot more things at his house than at mine.

Today I'm sharing a birthday card.  I think the image is from Sassy Cheryl, but I'll be darned if I can find the file right now.  If I'm wrong, let me know!

I wanted to perk this little image up so I added a lot of lacy details.  I used Magnolia Doohickey Cute Corner, Cheery Lynn Exotic Small Butterflies and Spellbinders Decorative Labels One. All of the dies I used can be purchased at Dies R Us.  They not only have the largest selection I've found anywhere, but their prices and shipping rates are the lowest I've come across!  And you know how I LOVE my dies!!!  I wouldn't steer you wrong!
Check out their store!

Don't forget to check out their daily Dies R Us Inspiration Blog too.  Lots of ideas & samples for you to drool over and once you finish that, head to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog & see what YOU can come up with!

Catch you later!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Challenge #107- Anything Goes

Happy Friday!

It's time to check out the latest challenge at QKR Stampede again!  This week's challenge # 107 is Anything Goes!  This is probably one of the most favorite themes we have as it gives you a chance to just do whatever pleases you.  I decided to go with digi# 18807 Scarecrow & Jack.

I loved this digi & had a lot of fun making it into a fall card with the help of some of my favorite dies, of course!

Head on over to the QKR Stampede blog & join in all the fun!  It's your chance to win some fabulous digi's!

Catch you later!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rainbow's End

Happy Hump Day!

Another week half over and it's time to share some new inspiration from Dies R Us!  I hope you follow the Inspiration Blog as our designers have so many great ideas they are sure to spark your creative juices!
My post for today is a change of pace from the Halloween & Christmas cards we have all been making & posting for several weeks.  I think you will like it once you see it!

Today I'm sharing a baby card made with some incredible dies that you can find at Dies R Us.  Every one of them is something you will use again and again.  The dies I used are as follows:

Joy Craft Square 6002/0147 (this die is offered when we have the European die offerings)
Poppy Stamps Rainbow
Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds (or Puffy Clouds)
Impression Obsession Stork

This is a closeup of the adorable little stork! By changing your background papers you can make your card suitable for a boy, a girl or even generic by using pale green, lavender or yellow. 

I hope this has given you some ideas!  Head on over to the Dies R Us store if you haven't been there yet! They now carry stamps, embossing folders AND dies!  And with the lowest prices and shipping rates around, you can't go wrong!

And don't forget to stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!  They just started a new challenge today & you have plenty of time to join in on the fun!

Catch you later!