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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quick & Easy!

Hello, again!

Can you believe tomorrow is October already?  Each month seems to go by more quickly than the last! And if you are like me, there is never enough time to get everything done that you want to.  So today, I'm sharing a really quick and easy way to make a beautiful card with just one die!  I used Frantic Stamper Floral Card Panel for these cards.  I chose to make one into a birthday card & the other into a thank you.  But this beautiful die would be equally suitable for a sympathy card, get well, thinking of you......the possibilities are endless.  Right now this die is out of stock, but should be back soon.  You could easily substitute one of the other beautiful panels such as Impression Obsession Floral Panel CutoutTattered Lace Butterfly Panel, or Tattered Lace Rose Panel.

I hope these cards will show you that just one beautiful die can create a card you will be proud to give!

Don't forget to check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to our fantastic store!  You won't find a bigger selection of dies anywhere and we also offer stamps and embossing folders as well!

Enjoy the rest of your week and create something beautiful!


Friday, September 25, 2015

QKR Stampede Challenge #158 Dogs or Cats

Hello again!

I bet when you saw the title of this post you were expecting a cat from me weren't you?  Yes, I adore cats, but I also really love dogs!  And this digi # 9207 titled "Shoveling" was just too cute to pass by!

I LOVE the characters that QKR Stampede has and this guy is one of my favorites! He looks the way I feel when I have to go out to shovel....gloomy, tired & like he would rather be doing ANYTHING but shoveling!  He is such an easy image to color & fits into so many scenes.

Come join us for the weekly QKR Stampede Challenge and see if you may be the lucky winner of several new digi stamps!

I'll be checking in each day to see who has joined in on the fun!  Until later, have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Boo to You!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Can you feel that touch of fall in the air yet where you live?  That means it won't be long until Halloween and we will need to start thinking about all those cute Halloween cards we need to make!  If you LOVE Halloween like I do, you may already have tons of Halloween stamps and dies.  If you are relatively new to using dies, your selection may be more limited, but don't think that means you can't create an awesome Halloween card!  Using only one die, I came up with this cutie!  The die I chose was Impression Obsession Halloween Hill and the cute "mummy" is a QKR Stampede digi.

The possibilities with this die are unlimited!  It just makes such a perfect spooky background for whatever you want to add.

Be sure you check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  There is still time to join in on the latest challenge and possibly win a gift voucher to the fantastic Dies R Us Store!

Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll see you here again next Wednesday!


Friday, September 18, 2015

QKR Stampede Challenge # 157 - Three's a Crowd!

Happy Friday, gals!

Time to relax and enjoy a couple of days doing something fun.  And once again, it's time for the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!  Today's challenge is "Three's a crowd" and there a lots of stamps that would qualify for this theme. Just use three of something on your card to qualify.  I decided to go with one I could also turn into a Halloween card and kill two birds with one stone.  I chose digi # 12912 Halloween Fun.

I have to say this is the happiest little ghost I've seen in a long time! I'm guessing he takes his job of yelling "Boo!" VERY seriously!    Check out QKR Stampede for the rest of their adorable stamps & join in the fun! There is nothing like the lure of free digi stamps to get you motivated!

See you later with something fun!  Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Play Time!

Hello again, everyone!

It's play time today!  Have you ever gotten a new die & spent the afternoon happily trying out all the different ways you could use it?  Yup!  That's exactly what happened when I got Taylored Expressions Block Party-Baby the other day.  I knew I could move the die around to different areas on my card so I started with this one first.  I added the darling Di-Namites Rocking Horse on a Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Square Stackable and loved the effect.  The rocking horse is out of stock at present, but you could substitute any number of other dies for it.

That got me wondering what it would look like if I moved the die to the bottom of the card & cut it completely through the entire card.  Add a pink oval cut with Spellbinders Oval Bliss and a darling Tattered Lace Elephant and you have the next card!

And finally, I moved the die to the middle of my card for yet another look.   A couple of Cheery Lynn Choo Choo dies and another whole look!  These too are out of stock at present, but I'm sure they will be back soon.

 Don't be afraid to "play" with your dies when you get them!  Sometimes you create the most amazing things when you do!

Hop on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog & join in on all the fun!  A new challenge just started yesterday & you could be the winner of a gift voucher to the amazing store!

See you next week with a Halloween card!  Until then, happy play time!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DRU September 15 Challenge....Use Hot Colors!

Hi, everyone!

Well, it's the 15th of the month again and time for the newest challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  The theme for this one is to use hot colors (refer to the colors posted) and you have your choice of using just one or as many of the four colors as you like.  I decided to try for all 4 on this adorable image by Tiddly Inks.

I used 4 dies on this card: Sue Wilson Designs Gemini Collection - Pavo, Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf, Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 4 & Lawn Fawn Lg Stitched Oval Stackables.

The oval stackables are the only die currently in stock, which shows you just how popular the others are!  I just got the Sue Wilson Pavo die yesterday if that tells you anything! Be sure to put your name on the wait list for this beauty! It contains 3 dies, the gorgeous border and 2 others allowing you to cut it out separately instead of using it as an edge. 

Head on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog right away!  I guarantee you will have a ton of fun if you enter & you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store! Life doesn't get any better than that!  

Catch you later!  Go make something fantastic!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

QKR Stampede Challenge #156 - Midnite Snack

Happy Friday, everyone!

Ready for a fun weekend?  Me too! It's been WAY too long since I had one of those!  To start the fun, why don't you consider joining the current challenge at QKR Stampede?  It's not only a lot of fun, but gives you an excuse to make a card & possibly win some awesome digi stamps!  The theme this week is "Midnite Snack" and I'm sure we can all identify with that!!  For my entry, I chose digi # 6001 Snacking.

Can't you just see these little guys climbing the ladder to try for their chance at the olives?   I hope he doesn't fall in!  Lol

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Let It Snow!

Hi again, friends!

"Let It Snow!"  I can say that now, only because it is still beautiful weather and snow seems so far away right now.  There have been times this summer when the temps were high and the humidity out of sight that snow ALMOST seemed like a welcome change!  Almost!!  So for now, let's just enjoy today's snowy little scene and pretend that the real thing is still ages & ages away.

Although you may think you have to have just tons & tons of dies to create a card, in reality you can create something wonderful with only one or two!  On this card I used only two dies: Cheery Lynn Winter Neighborhood Border and Frantic Stamper Parisian Lamp Post.

I found some great glitter paper that added a sparkle to the sky and the digi is from QKR Stampede. He looks as happy to be shoveling as I do when it snows!

Don't forget to head over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog! New challenges start on the first and fifteenth of each month and you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!  My favorite shopping site in the world!

Enjoy the rest of your week & see what fun you can have creating your own little scene!

Friday, September 4, 2015

QKR Stampede Weekly Challenge - Birds

Hi, friends!

The challenge at QKR Stampede this week is birds.  What a fun theme!  After looking at all the choices, I finally decided on digi # 6305 Blue Jays for my card.

I wish you could see this in person.  I added some Wink of Stella to the leaves and the beautiful gold just pops off the page.   I'm hoping this will be a great birthday card for someone with a fall birthday.

Head on over to QKR Stampede and join in on the fun!  You could be our next winner of some amazing digi stamps!

Until later, have a great week!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Snow Globe Village

Hello, again!

Can you believe it is September already?  The summer is drawing to a close too quickly for me! But I guess it is time to start on those Christmas cards, isn't it?  For my card today, I decided to go with something that almost everyone loves....a beautiful snow globe!  I used the following dies for my snow globe:  Memory Box Snowglobe Bases, Poppy Stamps Forest Village, Cheery Lynn Holly Corner & Poppy Stamps Stitched Holly Leaves & Berries.   Although the snowglobe bases, forest village and holly leaves are currently on back order, you could easily substitute any number of other dies for these if you don't want to wait.

Don't forget to check out our Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  A new challenge just started yesterday and you could be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to our amazing store!  If you haven't been there in several days, head on over!  They just keep adding scrumptious new dies, stamps and embossing folders daily!

I can't wait to share something fun with you next week!  Until then,  get out your old dies, order some new dies and create something awesome!