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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hogs & Kisses

Hi crafty people!
Today I have a little "Hogs & Kisses" card to show you. 
I made this cute little card with
Pigs in Love (#2702)  from QKR Stampede.

I used to be a pig collector, years ago, we had pigs of all sizes in every room of our house.  Since that time, I've changed my style and now I, pretty much, only stamp pigs.
I thought this couple were adorable and they are a quick and easy image to color.  I stamped onto water color paper and used water color crayons to color them.
I hand printed the sentiment.
I think this would make an adorable Valentine for my hubby!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you will stop in to the
and see all the wonderful versatile images they have to offer.

Stop back soon and see what else I'm up to.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You're a Star!

Hello all!
I have always loved when I see cards made with pages from old books and I have a couple books that I keep just for that purpose.
I love how this card turned out!
I used the Lg Patriotic Star (#11603) from Eureka! Stamps to make this card.

I tore a page out of an old book and stamped the star image randomly all over the page with red Distress Ink.  I then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the images.
As you can see I layered a couple layers onto a red card base to give a bit of dimension.
For the inside I randomly stamped onto another page from the book with red Distress Ink.
I used my computer to print the sentiment onto white paper, then used a bit of Antique Linen Distress Ink to tone down the bright white of the paper.  I stamped a star into the center of the sentiment.  I didn't want the star to overpower the sentiment, so I stamped it onto scrap paper and then onto the sentiment.

I think this card could be used for Valentine's Day, as a congratulations card, or for anytime you just want to let someone know you care or are proud of them.

There are many wonderful image in the Eureka! Stamps Store that can be used for a lot of different occasions, just try to think outside the box and use your imagination.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will leave a comment and come back again soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Have a Sunshine day!

Hello friends!
"Sunshine Day!"  (#15003) from Eureka! Stamps is the image I chose to use on this card.
I wanted a quick and easy card and this one sure qualified as that. 
I stamped the "Sunshine Day" sentiment onto a scrap of patterned paper, adhered it with foam tape to card stock that was layered onto a white card stock base.
I wrapped the yellow card stock with some homemade 'baker's twine' and added a butterfly that was cut from a piece of paper I found in my stash.
Adding some dash marks finished this card.
Very quick, very easy and I love the sentiment.

Eureka! Stamps has many lovely sentiments.  Just pop on over to the Eureka! Stamps store, click on "Go Shopping" or "Rubber Stamps"  then go to "Greetings"  you will find many, many pages of sentiments to choose from.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Leave a comment if you wish and come back again soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

QKR Stampede January Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Blog Hop for QKR Stampede!
This is the first hop with our new design team.
If you have hopped in from
Jessica's blog
you are on the right track. 
If you have just happened upon the hop, you may want to go to the beginning at the QKR Stampede Blog
where you will find a list of all the participants.  If you get 'lost' along the way or one of the links isn't working you can hop back there to get on track.
For my card I used "Love Words" (#15717) from QKR Stampede.
I stamped the image onto white card stock with red Distress Ink, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. You can see the shine that the embossing gives the image.
I layered the image onto red card stock and wrapped some "baker's twine" that I made, around it.  Then adhered it all to a white card base.

I decided to make this a vertical card that opens at the top with a flap that holds the card closed.  The flap was punched with an EK Success border punch and holds the card closed by tucking behind the front panel.

The white layer inside was punched with a Fiskars border punch.

Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you wish.
Then hop on to 
and see what she has to inspire you.

Be sure to pop into the QKR Stampede shop and see all the fabulous image they have for you to create with.  Valentines Day is coming soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Hello stamping fans!

Today I'd like to share with you, a bookmark that I made using
"Rose Border" (#15411) from QKR Stampede.

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored it with water color crayons.  I then fussy cut it, adhered it to some yellow patterned paper, fussy cut it again and adhered it to yellow card stock then to black card stock.

I punched a hole in the top with my Crop-a-dile and used some 'baker's twine' to make a tassle.

This is an easy way to make a cute little gift for someone who loves to read.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a comment if you wish, then go visit the QKR Stampede store and see what images you would love to work with.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dangling Hearts

Hello all!

Do you realize that Valentine's Day is just a little over a month away?
Have you started you cards yet?  Do you usually make Valentine's?
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.
Today's card is made with
Love You (#10301) from QKR Stampede.

This image can easily be used as a Valentine or for any occasion when you just want to say I Love You!

The image comes in 3 parts.  I cut the 3 components apart and use them separately. The sentiment is stamped directly on the white card stock, the rag doll is stamped onto another piece of white card stock and colored with water color crayons.  The heart is stamped 3 times onto red card stock.

I fussy cut the doll and the hearts.
The doll is adhered with foam tape as well as the heart she is holding.  The others are adhered with glue dots. 
I pierced each heart and the letters above with a paper piercer and used 'baker's twine' that I made to "hang" the hearts.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this card and will come back soon.
Now why not pop into the QKR Stampede shop and see what you can find to make your Valentine's Day cards with. Or for that matter any other cards, there are a lot of great images there.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You're an Angel!

When I was deciding what to create earlier tonight, I was browsing through my Eureka! Stamps and came across "Sm Ribbon Angel" (#21401) and knew this was what I wanted to work with.

I have had this stamp for a while and I don't know why I haven't used it before. I ordered it because she was so beautiful and then she got buried in with my other stamps and just never got noticed.

I'm so glad I found her! 
Guess I need a better way of organizing and storing my stamps, eh?
I stamped her onto water color paper and colored her with water color crayons.  I wanted a bit of sparkle, so I used some Stickles on her wings and halo.  Every angel needs a bit of sparkle don't you think?!?!

To add a bit more sparkle I layered the image onto blue glitter paper then onto a white card base.

I thought this card went right along with the Eureka Blog Hop theme this month of "Love"  What signifies love more than an angel?

I plan to send this card to a friend who has been there for me through some very tough times.  I will write inside "You're an Angel!" 
I do believe that some people in our lives are our guardian angels, there to be with us through thick and thin.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you like this card as much as I do.
There are many beautiful angel images in the Eureka! Stamp store so if there is an angel in your life, check them out and let your angel know that she/he is appreciated.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Eureka! Stamps Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to the January Blog Hop for Eureka! Stamps.

This is the first blog hop with the new design team and although some of us are old friends, there are some new people who will, I'm sure, give us all some great inspiration.

If you have just stumbled into my post, please start at the beginning at the Eureka! Stamps blog page.  You won't want to miss any of the wonderful projects our team has to show you.  If you get lost along the way, just hop back to the beginning where you will find links to all the blogs.

If you have come from Roxie's Blog you are on the right track.

This month our theme is Valentines/love. If you haven't started making your Valentine cards, you will want to get started when you see all the great ideas and the wonderful stamps from Eureka! Stamps.

For my card I have used a variety of images.
I stamped Heart Background (#57901) and Cascading Hearts (#14707) onto white card stock and layered them onto red card stock.  These were adhered to a white card base, the Cascading Hearts was adhered with foam tape to give a bit of dimension that really doesn't show in the picture. Sorry!

The "I Love You" is a portion of "Love Words" (#15717) from sister company QKR Stampede.
I masked off the areas of the stamp that I didn't need with post it notes, inked up the section I wanted and used my Stampamajig to get the proper placement of the sentiment.

I hope you will hop on into the Eureka! Stamps store and see what images you want to use for your cards and project. 

Now hop on over to
and see what wonderful project she has to show you.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back soon.
Leave a comment if you like, I'd love to hear what you think.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!