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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Clean and Simple Card

Today I'd like  to show you a card I made using
"Shamrock Border" (#40502) and "May your Luck" (#13504)
stamps both from
I stamped the "Shamrock Border" onto green ribbon with green ink.
I have to apologize for the quality of he photo, I could not get a good picture of the ribbon no matter how I try. The shiney-ness of the ribbon just wouldn't let me get a really nice picture without glare.
I ran the ribbon through a Xyron and adhered it to off white card stock.

The "May your Luck" sentiment was stamped onto off white card stock and trimmed then layered onto kraft card stock.
Then it was all layered onto a kraft card stock base.

Dash lines around the outer edge of this card finishes it off.
I love the clean and simple look of this card and hope you do too.

Thank you for stopping by today, come again soon.
Don't forget that St. Patrick's Day is coming soon and Eureka! Stamps has a lot of great images that would be perfect for your cards and scrapbooking layouts.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Hello crafty friends!
Today I'm showing you a card that I made with "Secrets" (#14312) and "friends" from the "friends" sheet of words (#46202)
This sheet contains 5 different words.
Both stamps are from QKR stampede.
I stamped the "Secrets" onto water color paper and colored it with water color crayons.
I fussy cut the "friends" that was stamped onto kraft card stock.
The little hearts are from an EKSuccess border punch.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll come back soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Treat bag.

Hello blog friends!
Today I'm showing you a little project that I made the other evening while I was at a crop at My Happy Place.

I was trying to make something a little different and nothing seemed to be working out, until I decided to make this little "treat bag"  then things just came together.
I used 1 sheet of 11x14 white card stock to make the bag.
To decorate the bag I used some paper flowers from the
"orange4 paper flowers" pack from Eureka! Stamps.
I layered 2 sizes along with a button in the center.
I also used some beaded wire from my stash of supplies and a butterfly applique that I inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
I used "Shamrock Border" (#40502), also from Eureka! Stamps along the top of the bag before assembling it.
I punched holes and threaded ribbon through to hold the bag closed.

I'm very happy with how this little treat bag turned out. It was easier than you would think.  If you are interested in how to make this, send me an e-mail (my e-mail addy is at the right side) or leave me a comment and I will get some instructions out to you.

I think people tend to think of stamps, just for cards, but there is so much more you can do with them.  Stop in at Eureka! Stamps and see the many images they have to offer. 
AND check under "features" on the left side of their home page to see what other products they have to offer.  Like those lovely paper flowers that I used on my project.

Thanks for stopping by today, come again soon!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Floating by......

Hi stampers,  and everyone else too!
Today I'd like to show you a cute little "turtle" card.
I used "Floating Away" (#8201)
and "Cattails" (#11602)
Both these images are from QKR Stampede.
I used my trusty water color crayons to color the images as well as the background on this card.
The "Floating Away" image was fussy cut and adhered with foam tape to the background.

On the inside of the card I stamped a the "Cattails" again and thought the saying "Floating by to wish you a happy birthday" would be cute.
I left it blank so if I change my mind I can still write something else, perhaps
"Sorry I'm so slow in wishing you a happy birthday." if I need a belated birthday card.

I think he turned out pretty cute.  Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to pop into the QKR Stampede shop where you will find lots of adorable turtle images, as well as many that can be used for birthdays or any occasion.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday!
I know it may not be your birthday,
but this month I have lots of birthdays to celebrate
and it's the theme for the  
QKR Stampede Blog Hop

If you have arrived from
you are on the right track.  If not, hop on over to the
 and you can start at the beginning. 
I'm sure you won't want to miss any of the birthday projects. 
If you get lost along the way, or a link isn't working,
you can hop right back there and find your way,
as there is a complete line up to follow.

So what did I make?  I made a birthday card with
"Birthday Bear" (#9603) from QKR Stampede.
He is stamped with VersaFine ink onto water color paper and colored with watercolor crayons.
The baker's twine is some that I made and the red paper is from my stash.

This was a simple and quick card that will be great to use for one of my great nieces or nephews.

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

Be sure to stop in to the QKR Stampede store and see the wonderful images they have that you can create some birthday greetings and more with.
There are rubber and digi stamps alike, so there is something for everyone.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Card for one of the Greats

Hello blog friends!
Today I have a card that I made for my Great Niece Emilee.
Emilee was baptized on Sunday and I wanted to make a pretty card for her.
I found this butterfly image in my stash.
I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.
I then used Tattered Rose Distress Ink to sponge over the image.  I also used Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges.
I used a clean cloth to buff the image and remove any ink from it, leaving it a nice clean white. I stamped "Believe" in the lower corner, then
 mounted that onto cream card stock, then used foam tape to mount it onto a white card stock base.
I hand wrote a greeting onto the inside of the card.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you liked this card. 
I think Emilee did.
Come again soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Hi stamping friends!

Today I have an anniversary card to show you. 
 Our anniversary is coming soon and my husband and I love Ireland and Celtic designs, so I thought the
"Shamrock Border" (#40502) from Eureka! Stamps
would be perfect for a card for him. 
The "Happy Anniversary" (#9004) also from Eureka! Stamps,
was perfect for this card.

For the green area of the card, I tore a piece of paper and laid it over the white card stock.  I used green distress ink to ink over the paper.

The "Shamrock Border"  was embossed with gold embossing powder onto a separate piece of card stock then adhered to the card.
The Happy Anniversary was also embossed with gold powder.

To finish the card off, I used some gold thread and wrapped it around the top of the card.
I think my husband will like this card, I hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a comment if you like and be sure to check out Eureka! Stamps and see what wonderful images you would like to work with.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Blog Hop for Eureka! Stamps

Hello and welcome to my post for the Eureka! Stamps Blog Hop! 
This month we are celebrating
"Clovers, Leprechauns and all things Lucky!"
So the luck 'o the Irish to y'all!
If you have just happened upon the hop, you'll probably want to start at the beginning, as you won't want to miss a thing!
If you get lost along the way or there is a link that doesn't work, hop on back to the Eureka! Blog where you will find the line up with links to all the participating blogs.
If you have come here from Roxie's Blog, you are on the right track.
Now on to my card.
 I used the "Celtic Background" (#31601) as well as
"May Your Luck" (#13504) from Eureka! Stamps.
I masked the area where I wanted to stamp the sentiment and stamped the "Celtic Background" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then removed the mask and stamped the "May Your Luck" greeting with Moss Green VersaFine Ink.
I then layered it onto green paper and then onto gold card stock.
This was then adhered to a white card stock base.

There are so many wonderful images at Eureka! Stamps, I hope you will stop in and see the fabulous variety. 

Thanks for stopping by, now you need to head to
Ceal's Blog
and see what wonderful creation she has to show you.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Great give away on Going Buggy!!!!!

There is a fabulous giveaway going on, giving away a 90 marker set of "Flexmarkers" from Letraset.  Now I haven't used these markers, but word has it that they are fabulous.  Who wouldn't want a set of 90 cool markers, right? 

So pop on over to Going Buggy and maybe you will be the lucky winner.  It's easy to enter.  And while you are there, check out Enfys' blog, she is a hoot and always give me a good chuckle AND she does some fabulous work.  This is one of my favorite blogs.

Now go, go, go and check out Going Buggy, right now!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Word Card - I (heart) U

Hello blog friends!  I know it's been ages since I posted.  Lots happening around here and I can't seem to get any stamping and creating done. 

Today I want to share with you, a card that I made using a design that I saw on one of my favorite blogs.  Beate has the most beautiful cards and projects and often has videos, so those of us who are "visual learners" can see the actual process.  Check out her blog and see her instructional video to make this style of card.

I chose to use part of the
"Butterfly Background" (#58501) image from Eureka! Stamps
I stamped and colored the image onto watercolor paper and fussy cut the butterfly.  I also covered it with Glossy Accents and adhered it to the heart with glue dots.
I added the bling to the bottom of the heart from my stash of bling.

I think it turned out very pretty, hope you like it too.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!