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Friday, May 29, 2015

QKR Stampede # 141 - Bath Time

Yeaaaa!  It's Friday!

You made it through that LONG week and it's time to relax & enjoy the weekend ahead!  I know there are a lot of you out there who will be including some card making in your plans, so why not join in on the QKR Stampede's weekly challenge for a chance to win some fabulous digi stamps?  The theme for this week is "Bath Time" and there were a lot of digi choices I could have gone with, but digi # 15215 - Bathing Bear just grabbed me from the moment I saw him.

I kept this one pretty simple.  I added some colored pearls to his water for bubbles and let the beautiful die behind him speak for itself.   I used Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three as my die of choice.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, gals!  Mondays come WAY too fast!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Love & Happiness!

Happy Wednesday, ladies!

It's almost June already and we all know what that means!  June weddings!  If you are in need of a wedding card, just head to Dies R Us!  They have an incredible amount of gorgeous wedding dies that literally make the card for you!  When I decided I wanted to post a wedding card today, it took me half the morning to decide which of my wedding dies I wanted to use!  I finally decided on these three: Die-Versions Whispers Wedding Canopy, Die-Versions Whispers Garden Gazebo and Spellbinders Bow Elegance.

I used a gorgeous white embossed card base for this card.  Michaels has some Recollections brand cards that I got on sale one day & truthfully had forgotten about.  When I reached for my white cardstock, I saw them peeking out and realized the embossed frame would be the perfect backdrop for my dies.  A few pearls, a small bow & I was done!

Head over to the Dies R Us store to see what YOU can't live without!  And don't forget to check out the blogs as well!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 22, 2015

QKR Stampede #140 - Children's Birthday Card

Good morning, everyone!

Ready for a beautiful weekend?  Me too!  After the winter we had, I think we are all enjoying the warm days even more than we normally would!  Maybe you can spend some of YOUR weekend making a card for today's QKR Stampede Challenge - "Children's Birthday Card" for a chance to win some fabulous digi stamps!  We can ALWAYS use some extra children's cards for our stash can't we?  I decided to go with digi # 11605 - Astronaut for my card.

How cute is this little guy!  Head on over to the store to see what you can find!

Have a terrific weekend everyone!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Have a Sweet Birthday!

Happy Hump Day, gals!

Time to share another birthday card that I made for Dies R Us.  I used a darling digi from Tiddly Inks as the basis.  After coloring her, I fussy cut her and added her to a Spellbinder Pierced Oval.  Two beautiful Wild Rose Studio Olivette Corners and she was finished!

I had such fun with the first card that I decided to do another in different colors!  On this one, I used Spellbinder Oval Regalia as the background die.

Be sure to head on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for the month long celebration of their one year anniversary!  Lots of awesome prizes to be won!!

Have a great week and try to create something wonderful!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Anniversary Dies R Us!

Happy Anniversary!!

This is the one year anniversary of the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and we are having a grand celebration to mark the occasion!  This is the card I made in celebration of the event.

I started with one of my favorite Mo Manning digi stamps.  I don't think there are many digi's that show such joy in a celebration so this just seemed a logical choice.  Of course, I had to add some dies! I began with Memory Box Curled Ribbons, Die-versions Express Banners-Celebrate, Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square and finished it with Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Three for the sentiment. 

Head on over to our Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  We are having a month long celebration and lots of prizes!
And be sure to visit the Dies R Us Daily Inspiration Blog where our design team will share ideas to help get your own cards started!

And finally, I hope you will all head to the Dies R Us Store.  Dies are a MUST for all of us card makers or scrapbookers and you will find the most amazing selection imaginable all in one store!  Dies, stamps and embossing folders from dozens & dozens of companies along with the lowest prices and lowest shipping rates anywhere!  

Have a great week!

QKR Challenge # 139 - Balloons

Hi, again!

Are you ready for some birthday celebrations?  The fun theme today for the QKR Stampede challenge is "Balloons" and I had a hard time deciding which fun image to go with!  I finally decided on #9603 - Birthday Bear for my card.  He was just too, too cute to pass up!

Doesn't he just look ready to party?  I fussy cut him and added him to the beautiful Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square die.  I wanted something that complimented the beautiful paper I found in my endless stash.

Put your thinking caps on & head off to the QKR Stampede store to see what you can find for your entry.  If you would rather use another image, you can do that as well, but you will win more stamps by using a QKR Stampede image and they are SO inexpensive you will want to add several to your basket!

Since this is also a day of anniversary celebrations, I am sharing two posts today!  Be sure to look for the second post in celebration of the Dies R Us One Year Anniversary!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Congratulations, Grads!

Happy Hump Day!

Another week half gone & I bet, like me, you already know you are going to need some graduation cards again!  In the past, I always dreaded graduation cards, but not this year!  Dies R Us has some of the most fabulous graduation dies I've ever seen!  I will share just 3 of the cards I've made with some of them.  I used a Darice embossing folder called "Photo Frame" as the background for all three cards & Dies R Us carries that too!  One stop shopping!!  Impression Obsession "Congrats" was also used on all of them.

This first card was made with Impression Obsession Grads Tossing !

Both of these last two cards were made with Impression Obsession Grads Jumping (which includes BOTH a gal & guy die).

Be sure to stop by the Dies R Us Blogs!  The Challenge Blog is celebrating our one year anniversary all month and you could win gift cards to the store!

Catch you later!

Friday, May 8, 2015

QKR Stampede Challenge # 138 - Nature

Happy Friday, gals!

It's time to share this week's QKR Stampede post with you & the theme is "Nature" easy choice  as they have a ton of fantastic digi stamps that would fit this category!  I chose # 13810 - Snowy Barn for my card.  I think I over adjusted the contrast as the actual card is not quite such a shocking pinkish red! ha ha

I added a few of my favorite dies to complete this beautiful scene, of course!  You know how addicted I am to my dies!

It's your turn now!  Head on over to the QKR Stampede Blog and join in the fun for a chance to win free stamps!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Day at the Beach!

Happy Wednesday, gals!

Time to share another card from Dies R Us and to invite you all to join us for the month long celebration of our one year anniversary!  If you head to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog, you can join in the celebration for a chance to win lots of great gift certificates to our fabulous store!

My card for today is a birthday card created with an adorable digi image from Tiddly Inks.  She was too cute to pass up!

The dies I used with her are as follows: Spellbinders Oval Regalia, Cheery Lynn Dutch Scallop Square, Impression Obsession Sailboat & Impression Obsession Beach Chair. 

Have a fantastic week!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi, everyone!

I bet a lot of you are thinking of what kind of card you can make for Mother's Day aren't you?  Well, today's posting for QKR Stampede may help you!  The theme for this week's challenge on their blog is "Mother's Day" and for my card I decided to go with digi# 9212 "In Love" which is a perfect choice for the theme.

I couldn't resist this shy little mouse with his beautiful roses.  And framing him in my new favorite die (Spellbinders Devine Floral) just seemed the perfect choice too.  

Head on over to the QKR Stampede Blog to enter a Mother's Day card of your own for a chance to win free digi's!  What do you have to lose?

Enjoy your weekend!!