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Friday, February 26, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge #180 - Birthday Cards

Happy Weekend!

I have just the fun project for you to do this weekend!  Why not make a birthday card (which you can ALWAYS use) and enter it in this week's challenge at QKR Stampede?  You could win some awesome digi stamps if you are the winner!  For my card, I chose digi # 12906 Fireman.

The minute I saw this cute digi I knew what sentiment I would add.... now I just have to decide who I can send it to that will have the same warped sense of humor that I do!  ha ha

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Easter Artist

Hello, friends!

I hope you are having a fantastic week and I hope I can make it even better for you!  By now, you are probably working on your Easter cards.  For those of you who send out a lot of them, that can be a daunting task!  I have a really easy and cute card for you today.  I have used just one stamp (Inky Antics) and just one die..Sue Wilson Italian Collection - Umbria.  I know for many of us, buying ALL the dies we want would leave us bankrupt, so we have to choose just those we really love to begin with & add to our collection slowly.  This is one of my favorite dies & one I use again & again.  When you check it out at the store, you will see it actually contains 3 separate dies, (all of them beautiful) which can be combined into a lot of gorgeous combinations.  I have only used the outside die on this card & look how beautiful it is!

Instead of coloring the egg on this cute stamp, I decided to cut it out & allow the background paper to show through.

Be sure you check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog too! We began a new challenge on the 15th so there is still time to enter and win a great gift voucher to our amazing store!

Have a fun week, everyone!  Try to spend at least some time doing something creative!  It's the best stress reliever there is!

See you next Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sorry to hear you are "Dragon"

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you are having a fantastic week & unlike our little guy this morning, you are NOT "dragon".....Lol

This is a Bugaboo digi that just tickled my funny bone.  I wanted him for some get well cards because he was just so darned cute....and funny!  When you aren't feeling well, there is nothing better than a humorous get well card to lift your spirits & get your mind off how badly you feel!

I put a coat of Wink of Stella over him so he sparkles, but it doesn't show up here. I think ALL dragons should sparkle, don't you?  ha ha

Back tomorrow with my Dies R Us weekly post!  See you then!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Thanks a bunch!

Happy Monday!

Ready for a wonderful week?  Me too! Spring is getting closer every day & I am counting the minutes!
So, with spring in mind, I used a darling flower cart die from Tattered Lace and created this thank you card for someone very special to me.

I'll be back tomorrow with a fun get well card!


Sunday, February 21, 2016

A "Tweet" Get Well

Hi, again!

Bet you didn't expect a card today either did you?  ha ha  This is another of those cards I mentioned yesterday.  This one is a darling snowman by Sassy Cheryl & I thought he would make a perfect get well card .  This poor little guy has fallen hard enough to crack the ice, but luckily for him, a bluebird nurse is right there to help.

Whatever kind of day you are having, I hope it is much better than this little snowman's!

I'll be back again tomorrow with another fun card.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Think Spring!!

Surprise!  A post on Saturday!  I had some extra cards sitting here so decided to share a few.

Since the sun is actually shining today & they are saying we could get into the high 50's before another cool down next week, I thought a spring reminder would be perfect!  I used this beautiful Power Poppy digi as my start & finished with some of my favorite dies.   A coat of Wink of Stella on top & I was finished.

It's going to be awhile yet before we see bare ground or green grass!  There is still a lot of snow to melt yet! But one of these days, right?  

Have a great weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2016

QKR Stampede Challenge # 179 - Pile It On-Use Up

Hello, again!

Another week is over & done and another weekend is here already.  Where does the time fly? If only we could choose just the cold & gloomy days to fly by and make all the beautiful days slow down! Lol

My choice today was digi # 13814 Fresh Cut Tree.

Since I had an extra tree frame die cut from Christmas, I decided to use it up & make this into a cute winter note card.  Head on over to the QKR Stampede store & pick out a digi of your own to enter the challenge with!

Hope to see a lot of you entering!  Good luck!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

You are somebunny special!

Hi again friends, and Happy Wednesday!

Are you all still eating that chocolate left over from Valentine's Day?  I DO love a holiday that revolves around chocolate, don't you?  Lol

Well, now that Valentine's Day is over, it's time to start thinking about those cute Easter cards you have to make!  I think I can help you out with something perfect for that "somebunny" special on YOUR list! I fell in love with this Sassy Cheryl image and immediately knew it would be the basis for a lot of my Easter cards this year.  By adding just 2 dies, you can make this into something really special!  I used Poppy Stamps Clara Corner and Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Stackables for this card.  Just wait until you see the gorgeous embossed detail of the Clara Corner! WOW!  It looks just like expensive cut work.  I included a close up so you could see for yourself!

Here is the closeup and you can imagine how gorgeous this will be on YOUR card! There is no end to the possibilities with this new die.  Use it for one corner, 2 corners or go wild & use it for all 4 corners!

A new challenge just began at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog on Monday.  Be sure to check it out! And don't forget a visit to the store while you are browsing!

Until next week, have a great week!  And try to find some time to create something!  It's the best stress reliever there is!


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Another birthday?

Hi, again!

I'm going to have to double my efforts to get enough cards done to post this often!  I miss having a post every day or so, but it has been so busy for so long I haven't had time.  I'm having fun getting back into a busier schedule!  Today I pulled out one of my favorite images from A Day for Daisies.  I love this little sweetie.  Love the old fashioned dress, hairstyle and feeling of the image.  She makes the perfect feminine birthday card, don't you think?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Dies R Us Challenge- Use the color red

Belated Happy Valentine's Day!

I know the big day was yesterday, but I really wanted to do a Valentine for this challenge!  I LOVE making Valentines & red is my favorite color so it was only fitting, right?   I used the following dies on this card: Poppy Stamps Heart Lattice Background, Impression Obsession Cupids, Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border & Memory Box Ferrand Heart.  All you have to do for this challenge is use the color red on your card!

I hope you head over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to enter your "red" card!  It could be your chance to win a gift voucher to the fabulous store!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Friday, February 12, 2016

QKR Stampede #178 - Yummy Yummy - Include a Food

Hello, friends!

The QKR Stampede challenge for the week is all about one of my favorite things in life....FOOD!  ha ha The theme this week is "Yummy, Yummy- Include a Food" which gives you a wide range of choices.  For my card, I chose Digi # 8402 Big Apple.

I wanted a few more get well cards & thought this little critter would be a perfect choice.  Head on over to the QKR Stampede store & check out all the adorable digi stamps that would work perfectly for you.

Have a great week!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thanks for adding sunshine to my day!

Hello, friends!

I'm on a real roll!  Busy working on cards & trying to get extras done as well.  This digi is from Power Poppy & colors up beautifully!

I went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella for that extra sparkle!  I can't wait for the weather to warm up enough to see the REAL thing!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Heart Full of Love!

Hello, again!

Can you believe Valentine's Day is only 4 short days away?  Time to get out your best dies & papers & come up with a beautiful card for all those sweethearts on YOUR list!  For my card today, I pulled out some of my favorite dies and came up with this card for someone on my list! The dies I used were Spellbinders Ribbon Banner Labels, Memory Box Ferrand Heart, Cheery Lynn Victorian Garden Doily Frame and Memory Box Heart Chain Border (which is currently out of stock).  You could easily substitute the Cheery Lynn Heart Chain Border too.

I just had to include a closeup of the Ferrand Heart die so you could see the beautiful embossing!

If you have already finished all of your Valentines, you may want to start working on your Easter cards! If you haven't checked out the awesome Easter & spring dies that the Dies R Us Store carries, you need to head there right now!  The selection is unbelievable!!  And getting larger every day!

Catch you again next week!  Happy crafting until then!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thank You!

Happy Tuesday!

I'm back again with some thank you note ideas.  We all need thank you notes from time to time & I knew I would be needing some so I sat down with a new die & "played" the other afternoon.    I used Sue Wilson Petite Peony Cluster for the flower spray and Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Stackables for the sentiment.  I absolutely adore that flower spray!  It is just perfect for so many different cards and occasions!

I left the flowers off this one & used a Martha Stewart punch on the bottom instead.  

See you tomorrow with a new Dies R Us Inspiration.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Of "Corset's" Your Birthday!


A Monday post!  I've been working on some cards for a craft show this spring so I decided to share some of them as I finish them.  Today should be called "chicken" day....I have a lot of chicken stamps & pulled out a couple of them yesterday.  The stamps were both Art Impressions and some of my favorites.

I love the sentiment with these two!  It always makes me smile!

This guy cracks me up too!  Sometimes you just like to get silly, especially on your birthday!  It helps take the sting out of the birthday "number" as you get older!  I'm hoping it helps ME to smile today!  ha ha

I'll be back tomorrow with some thank you cards.


Saturday, February 6, 2016


Hi, gals!

I got this sentiment stamp a long time ago and forgot all about it until the other day.  I bought it the minute I saw it because it summed up how I feel some days!  I'm sure there are days you feel the same way too.
Both the sentiment & the frazzled are Crackerbox Palace stamps.  I also bought a great coffee sentiment to go with her too.

My photography leaves a bit to be desired today & doesn't show the stickles or the Wink of Stella, but you get the idea.

Hope you got a chuckle today!  We could all use more of those!

Friday, February 5, 2016

QKR Challenge #177 - Valentine Cards

Happy Friday!

Are you ready for a great, relaxing weekend?  I am!!  Bet you are too!  But before we get too relaxed, I need to tell you what this week's QKR Stampede challenge is.  The challenge for this week is "Valentine Cards" and since I'm sure most of you are furiously working on yours, why not hop on over to the challenge & play along?  You could win some awesome digi stamps if you are the winner. Check out the store!

The digi I used was #10304 Choccolate Kisses.  What could be better than chocolate kisses?  Nothing!!

Seeing this cute little guy holding a heart shaped box of chocolates brought back a lot of memories for me, which is the main reason I chose him.  When my daughter was small, her grandfather always got her a heart shaped box of chocolates for Valentine's Day. It was always the high point of the holiday for her. Since she didn't like any of the chocolates with jelly inside, she would always push in the bottom of each chocolate before she chose it.  If I turned one over & the bottom was pushed in & it was still in the box I knew it was jelly filled!  ha ha  (Unfortunately, I don't like jelly filled either!)  Isn't it funny the things you remember?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi, everyone!

Are you all busy working on Valentine cards for that someone special in your life?  There is nothing like a handmade card to really show someone how much you love them, is there?  I used the following dies on this card:  Memory Box Heart Ribbon, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers, Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border, & Impression Obsession Cupids.

Don't forget to check out our latest challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  It just started the first of the month & you could win a fantastic gift voucher!

Enjoy the rest of your week & don't forget to check out the Dies R Us Store!  There is no better shopping place anywhere! I call it my "happy" place!  ha ha You will too!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happiness Is......

Hi, gals!

Are you a coffee addict like me?  I can't make it through the day without my coffee! Especially since my daughter got me a Keurig coffee maker for Christmas!  Whoever invented K cups was a genius!  So when I saw this stamp at Hobby Lobby one day on sale for 50% off, I knew it would go with my coffee cup die and grabbed it immediately.

Have a great day!  I'm off in search of some Hazelnut coffee (my favorite!) to perk me up!  ha ha


Monday, February 1, 2016

Twice the fun!

Hi, everyone!

Another surprise post!  I bought this darling Sassy Cheryl image the other day & decided to use up some black & white gingham paper I had been saving.  It seemed to be the perfect background for this little cutie.

Hope your week is a fabulous one!