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Friday, June 30, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Christmas in July (Just a little early)

Happy Friday, everyone!

I'm sure you are all looking at the QKR Stampede challenge theme for today & thinking how crazy it is, right?  Well, look at it from another angle.  What better way to take your minds off the high heat & humidity of June than by making Christmas cards!!  We all say we are going to get an earlier start on them every year, but then life gets in the way & we all end up scrambling to get them finished in time to mail them out.  Or am I only talking for myself?  ha ha

Grab your favorite Christmas stamp or visit the QKR Stampede store for some new ones!  I just had to grab digi # 8305 Santa Mouse.  What a cute face!

He looks like he may have already hit some spiked egg nog before he filled his bag of toys.

Come join in on the fun & you could be this week's winner of some fabulous new digi stamps!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Friday, June 23, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Paper Piecing!

Hello again!

Friday has rolled around and it's time for another QKR Stampede challenge.  Grab your scissors, gals! The challenge this week is paper piecing!  I LOVE paper piecing! Call me crazy, but I love cutting out and piecing papers on my cards.  It's a fun way to match your background & tie everything together!  I used digi # 7602 - First Morning Cup.  I don't know about you, but I always look forward to my first morning cup of coffee....and my second...and my third!  Coffee is my favorite drink!

Isn't he cute?  Eyes half shut, waiting for that first sip!  Check out your favorite stamps or choose a new one from the fantastic selection at QKR Stampede & grab your scissors! You may be the next winner!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I'm in love!

Hello, friends!

Yes, as the title of the post says, I'm in LOVE!  The die featured today just grabbed me the minute I first saw it & I couldn't rest until I found it & ordered it!  And after all the promises to myself that I would control my die purchases, too!  Darn!  I'm sure you will know why once you see it.

This is  a Marianne Design Anja's Frilly Square die.  I can see so many ways to use it & can't wait to make more cards with it!  I love anything lacy and this set has it all! It's even beautiful just by itself with a sentiment.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Thinking of You!

Happy Monday!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm having company tomorrow so I will be baking lemon bars and brownies today.  Shopping can make you VERY hungry! One of my stamping friends from Cherokee, Iowa will be here tomorrow & I'm sure we will get in some great shopping and lots of catching up!

Today's card is a quick one I made with a new die.  Sometimes you just want a quick note card you can send off to someone to let them know you are thinking of them and this is perfect!

I used several of the hearts from the die & colored them with my marker.

I will be back tomorrow with my favorite die of all new ones! I saw this one & just had to have it! You know how THAT is!  ha ha


Sunday, June 18, 2017

You're my favorite kind!

Happy Father's Day!

I hope you all have something wonderful planned for the day.  We have reservations for a great restaurant later this afternoon.

I should be posting a Father's Day card, but the only one I made (for my son-in-law) is already in an envelope waiting to give him.  So I am posting another Stamping Bella image instead.  I LOVE this one & have to confess, it was the sentiment that made me just have to have it! What a great, great sentiment!

This would be a perfect birthday card or just a great notecard to add your own sentiments to & keep in touch with someone.

Whatever you are doing today, be grateful for your father.  And if you are lucky enough to still have him, enjoy every minute with him! You will forever miss him once he is gone.  Happy Father's Day, Dad!  I miss you!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

May all your wishes come true!


I haven't posted for awhile, have I?  It's not that I haven't been busy making cards, but more a case of all of them were for future blog posts.  I finally got caught up enough to just "play" with some fun cards!  Today's is a new stamp (& matching die) from Stamping Bella.  It's SO hard to resist their sales! I've just given up & decided not to!  ha ha

Isn't this a fun card!  Love her cute dress and the heart balloons!  I went with a simple background on this one because there was already a lot going on with the wild dress.

I'll be back tomorrow with another Stamping Bella card.

Enjoy your weekend!


Friday, June 16, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Quilting/Stitching - Real or Faux

Happy Friday!

Where is June going!  It's hard to believe it is half over already.  Why does summer always seem to go faster than the winter months?  Probably because we prefer the warmer days over the colder, darker ones!

Today's challenge at QKR Stampede is a fun one!  All you have to do is use quilting/stitching - either real or faux.  I chose the easy way & grabbed some of my favorite dies with stitching, but you can do the real thing or grab a micron pen & add your own!  I used Digi # 12403- Gardener.

This might be a great weekend to stay inside & avoid the heat while you work on your entry! The lucky winner will get their choice of QKR digital stamps!  What do you have to lose?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Celebrations!

Hello, everyone!

Are you ready for the latest Dies R Us Challenge?  This one fits right in with all the great things we always associate with June!  Weddings, graduations, birthdays, babies....the list goes on!  Your challenge today is to make a card using at least one die for the celebration of your choice.  I decided to go with a wedding card so I could use a beautiful new die and some favorite old ones.

The dies I used were as follows: Sue Wilson Mr & Mrs., Sue Wilson Austrian Collection-Background, & Tutti Designs Wedding Bouquet.  You can find all of these gorgeous dies at Dies R Us along with countless others!  Be sure you head there to check out their latest additions!

The winner will get a gift voucher to the amazing Dies R Us store, so put your thinking caps on & head on over!  And don't forget to check out the Dies R Us Daily Inspiration Blog as well!

Good luck everyone!

Friday, June 9, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge # 247- For The Guys

Hello, friends!

Welcome back to another QKR Stampede challenge!  The theme this week is "For The Guys" and we all need those dreaded guy cards from time to time so this is the perfect chance for you to add to your stash! And who knows?  You could be the grand prize winner of some adorable digi stamps ! It's a win-win situation for everyone!

I decided on digi # 3401- Day on The Course!  I fell in love with this goofy bear the minute I saw him.  It looks like he had more power in his swing than he anticipated! Either that, or he hit it so far off course he can't find it now!

Either way, I sure hope he finds his ball before the sun goes down!

Grab your supplies & see what you can come up with!  And have a great weekend!


Friday, June 2, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge #246-Anything Goes

Happy Friday!

Well, to start off your June, we have one of the most favorite of all themes for this week:  Anything Goes!  You can chose your favorite subject matter & create whatever you like for this challenge! It's always fun to see what everyone picks!  For myself, I decided on this cute frog for a boy's birthday card.  I chose digi # 19501 - Astronaut Frog.

Have you ever seen a happier looking astronaut?  Either that or he is getting too much oxygen from his back pack!  Since most kids love frogs AND astronauts, I decided this was the perfect choice for a little boy's birthday.

Grab your stamps & see what you can come up with!  Winner goes home with some adorable digi stamps!  Think of all the hot, sticky days yet to come when you will be happy to sit inside where it is cool & stamp!

Catch you later!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Masculine

Hello, friends!

June first already!  I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer!  Since today is the first of the month, we have our usual Dies R Us challenge to look forward to.  And the theme for today is "Masculine" and who doesn't need masculine cards!  Especially with Father's Day coming soon!

For my card, I chose the following dies: Memory Box Golf Club Landscape, Memory Box Stitched Clouds and Memory Box Clubhouse Golf Cart.

Get out your dies, gals, and see what you can come up with! If you are the winner, you will get a gift voucher to the amazing Dies R Us store!  My absolute favorite place to shop!

Catch you later!