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Friday, June 26, 2015

QKR Stampede Challenge # 145 - Patriotic Cards

Happy Weekend!

You made it through another week & I bet you are ready to relax! With the Fourth of July just around the corner, you may also be ready to work on some patriotic cards!  Today's challenge at QKR Stampede is your chance to win some adorable digi stamps!  For my entry, I chose Digi # 16109 Patriotic Mouse.

You will have to forgive the color on my photograph.  I should have realized the bright stripes were going to be a problem before I started.  It's just a darned good thing I don't depend on my photography skills for income!  Lol!  

Has this little guy gotten you in the mood to try your hand at an entry of your own?  Head on over to the QKR Stampede Blog and join in!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015



It's that time again, gals!  Time to share another Dies R Us card with you.  This time, I have something for the littlest ones on our birthday lists!  Cards for little boys are always hard (for me at least) and this one should be perfect for any little cowboy!  It uses just 3 dies:  Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window, Poppy Stamps Lucky Horseshoes and Frantic Stamper Howdy.  ( The window also comes as a set with a shutter, window box & flowers as well if you want it all, which, of course, is how I bought it!).  As I post this, we are out of the horseshoe, but just add your name to the waiting list & you will be notified the minute it is back in stock via email!

Don't forget to head on over to the Dies R Us store too!  The biggest selection, the lowest prices AND the lowest shipping anywhere!

Remember, the blogs too!  Dies R Us Inspiration Blog (daily Monday through Friday) and the Dies R Us Challenge Blog with new challenges the first and fifteenth of each month!

Have a great week!

Friday, June 19, 2015

QKR Stampede Challenge # 144 - Cows

Hello, again!

Fridays creep up really quickly don't they!  And, of course, that means it's time for the QKR Stampede challenge of the week!  Today's theme is "Cows" and I couldn't believe how many adorable cows I could find at the QKR Stampede store!  I wanted them all!  They make a perfect birthday card and there are so many, many sentiments you can use with them too! "An Udder Year Older".....which I used on my outside. "Happy Birthday to Moo!" which I used on the inside....."Have an udderly wonderful birthday!".....the list goes on & on!

Head on over to the QKR Stampede challenge blog to join in on all the fun!  See what you can come up with & you could be the winner of some new stamps!

Catch you later!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Painted Lady

Hi, gals!

Wednesday has rolled around again and, of course, I have a card to share with you from Dies R Us! Actually, I have several.  The die I am in love with this week is Spellbinders Painted Lady.  The minute I saw it, it went directly into my shopping cart!  When you see what you can do with it, you will want it too! Not only does it make a gorgeous Christmas card, but a really sweet all occasion card as well.

As a Christmas card, it is just gorgeous!  LOVE the gingerbread house effect!

You could do a white on white, cream on cream card too which is just as beautiful.

And finally, a year round version that could be a birthday card, get well, thinking of you......anything you like kind of card!  I added Poppy Stamps Antique Lamp Post to this one.  It actually comes with a Christmas Lamp Post, but I wanted a plain one for the summer card.

Head on over to the Dies R Us Store!  As I post this, both of these dies are out of stock, but don't worry! Add your name to the waiting list & you will be notified by email the minute they are back in!

Have a fantastic week!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Cardabilities Sketch #125

Hello again!

Although I have already posted once today, I completely forgot to include the Cardabilities Challenge Sketch #125 in my original posting.  You will have to forgive me.  As some of you may already know, my father has been in the hospital about 3 weeks and has been diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.  As you can imagine, by the time I get home from the hospital each day, I am pretty well exhausted & remembering all I need to do isn't always easy.

Here is the post I made for the cardabilities sketch challenge #125 for Dies R Us.

I hand cut the banners as the ones I had were quite narrow, but Dies R Us has a wonderful supply of them to choose from.  I am waiting on some on back order now.  The lace was from Cheery Lynn Border Carnivale and the leaves from Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf.  I used buttons for the flowers.

Be sure you head over to the Cardabilities Blog & join in on the fun!


Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Hello, everyone!

Can you believe it is already the 15th of the month? And you know what that means!  Another challenge is starting over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog today!  The theme this time is to use either Flags or Banners so I pulled out some of my favorite birthday dies and decided to have some fun!  Here is what I came up with!

I started with this cute Bugaboo digi and added the following dies:  Dee's Distinctively Happy Birthday, Memory Box Stitched Scalloped Circles, La-La Land Random Flags w/Hearts Banner, and Taylored Expressions Balloons-small.

Get right over to the challenge blog & enter for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store!  I can't think of anything better than a gift certificate to the best shopping there is!

Catch you later!

Friday, June 12, 2015

QKR Stampede Challenge # 143 - Father's Day Cards

Happy Friday!

Another week gone & time to enjoy summer! Those cold, snowy, blustery days of winter seem far behind right now don't they?  Along with summer comes Father's Day, ladies!  Time to start thinking what kind of card you are going to come up with for the men in your lives!  For my challenge card this week, I used QKR digi # 14410 - Golfing Mouse, since the theme is Father's Day.

I know there are a lot of golfing dads out there, so even though this card won't go to MY dad as he doesn't golf, I thought it would be a great card for my sale stash.

I hope you will join in on the challenge this week!  It's not only a chance to win free stamps, but to get your Father's Day cards done!  A double win!!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Just a Note!

Happy Hump Day!

Is it Friday yet?   For some reason, even though I am retired, the weekends still seem to be more fun than the week!  Probably because I stamp with friends!  It's nice to have friends who are also addicts like me! None of us can pass a stamp or craft store!

Today's post for Dies R Us was a really fun one!  I wanted a note card I could use to send a short note and I wanted it to be cute!  I started with a digi image from Tiddly Inks which I colored & fussy cut.  The minute I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do with her!

The dies I used were as follows: Dee's Distinctively Tree Base 2, Dee's Distinctively Tree Toppers, Memory Box Puffy Clouds, Poppy Stamps Antique Lamp Post, & Taylored Expressions Picket Fence.

Be sure you check out all the amazing dies that Dies R Us carries!  They add on new companies all the time and have not only the biggest selection in one place, but the lowest shipping rates!

Catch you again!

Friday, June 5, 2015

QKR Challenge #142 - Golfing

Happy Friday!

I hope your weekend will be spent doing something fun & if it happens to involve golfing, you have better luck than the poor guy I am sharing today!  This week's challenge theme at QKR Stampede is "Golfing" and I picked digi # 16507 Upset Golfer for my card.  He just made me laugh!  Although I have never golfed, I can guarantee you that my skills would probably be in the same class as his!  If I miss my wastebasket when I throw a paper wad, I'm sure there is no chance I could hit a tiny ball hundreds of yards away and get anywhere close!

There were tons of cute golf related digi stamps to choose from so if you want to play along this week, head over to the QKR Stampede store!   And don't forget, although you win MORE stamps by using a QKR Stampede digi on your entry, you can still win using any other stamp of your choice!  What do you have to lose?

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fluttering by with birthday wishes!

Happy Wednesday!

I can't believe it is June already and summer is in full gear! Summer breezes, flowers & butterflies, at long last!  Using those things for my theme, I designed this birthday card for someone very special. I used these dies: Poppy Stamps Elsa Butterfly Branch, Spellbinders Pierced Ovals, Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B,and Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies Small #2.  If any of these are out when you go to the store, just add your name to the backorder notification list & they will email you the moment they are back in stock!

As you can see, I added another butterfly layer to the Elsa branch for added dimension.

Here is the inside of the card.  You can never have too many butterflies, right?

A closeup of the front of the card.  This would also make a beautiful sympathy card wouldn't it?

Hop on over to the store & see what gorgeous dies YOU can find!  Best prices and absolutely the best shipping rates anywhere!

Until next week, have a wonderful week & be creative!!