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Friday, March 30, 2012


"A fun card!" 
That's what my son called this card when I showed it to him.

Today I'm showing you this card that I made using the
"Art Palette" (#19601) image from QKR Stampede.
The "Art Palette" was stamped onto water color paper and colored with water color crayons and fussy cut.

I used papers from my scrap stash to put this card together and I was so glad when I found that polka dot paper.  I thought it was perfect to give that fun feel to the card. Guess Jaryd thought so too!

The multi-colored ribbon is some that we have at
My Happy Place Scrapbooking for our scrappers/crafters
to use as they wish.
It worked perfect with the card, don't you think?

I used rub ons for the 'create'

Lastly, I added a bit of Glossy Accents to the paint on the palette and brushes.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bugs and sunshine

Hello stampers! 
Today I have a card that I made with
Lady bug border (#25302) from Eureka! Stamps
and My Sunshine (#9302) from QKR Stampede.
I wanted to make something from my scrap stash, so I stamped the Lady bug border onto red card stock  and used white embossing powder to heat emboss the My Sunshine sentiment.

This is a great style of card to make if it is going in the mail
as it is only one layer and no bulky embellishments to increase the postage or to get crushed during it's journey.

Thank you for popping in today, I hope you will come again soon.
In the mean time, why not pop into the
online stores and see what images you might want to use for your next cards or projects.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Smiling Flowers

Hi all!
Today I'm posting a card I made using "Smiling Flowers" (#17002) from QKR Stampede.

I love this happy image.  I stamped it onto white card stock and colored it with water color crayons.
I wanted bright, happy colors because they remind me of spring, which I am hoping will be here soon.

QKR Stampede has a lot of images that will conjure up thoughts of spring.  Stop into the store and see what you can find to make a few "happy" cards.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come again soon!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

QKR Stampede March Blog Hop

Hello hoppers!
If you have come from 
 you are on the right track.
If not, you may want to go back to the beginning where you will find links to  all the blogs that are participating in this hop. 
We have some wonderful design team members who have some inspiration for you that you won't want to miss.
Our theme this month is 'Birds" and I chose this adorable little "Happy Duckling" (#6807) from QKR Stampede for my card.
I decided that I just wanted to showcase this cute little guy on a clean and simple gift card.  I stamped Happy Duckling onto white card stock and yellow card stock.  I fussy cut the duckling and adhered it to the white card stock.  Very simple, very quick to make and perfect to go with a gift.
The "Happy Birthday" greeting is from the "Happy Birthday" set (#22803) also from QKR Stampede.
I hope you will stop in to the QKR Stampede store and see what stamps you might like that can be used for so many different occasions.

Now you will hop on to
where I'm sure you will find something wonderful.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lg Cross with Flowers

Hi all!
I'm here today with a lovely card made with
Lg Cross with Flowers (#13403) from

I thought this was a beautiful image and even more so, once it was colored with water color crayons.
I also used a bit of home made "flower soft" type material and some Stickles.
Isn't this a beautiful card for Easter time?
There are many Easter images at Eureka! Stamps.  Some religious, some cute and some just plain beautiful.  So be sure to stop in to the
Eureka! Stamps store and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a comment and let us know what you think.  Then pop over to the Eureka! Stamps site.
Come again soon!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Easter Eureka! Stamps Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the next stop on the Eureka! Stamps Blog Hop!
If you have come from 
  you are right on track, if you have just happened across the hop, you may want to start at the beginning so you won't miss any of the wonderful inspiration.

Our theme this month is Easter and I chose
"Happy Easter with Bouquet" (#3501) from
I stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with watercolor crayons.
I love bright happy colors in the spring, so that's what I went with for this card and I love how it turned out.
I hope you like it too.
Now on to the next stop on your hopping journey, you will go to
and see what wonderful inspiration she has for you.
Be sure to stop into the Eureka! Stamps shop and see what stamps you may want for your Easter cards. 
Eureka! Stamps carries both unmounted red rubber and digital stamps.

Thanks for hopping along with us.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thanks for sticking your neck out!

Hello fellow stampers!

Today I'd like to share a thank you card with you.
I used the "Turtle" (#16315) stamp from
 to make this cute card.
He was stamped onto white card stock and colored with watercolor crayons.
The 'thanks' was cut on my Cricut Expressions from the Opposites Attract cartridge.
Inside I will write
"for sticking your neck out!"
If you're a turtle fan, or even if you aren't stop in to QKR Stampede and see all the adorable turtle stamps available.  You may end up being a turtle fan after all.

Thanks for stopping today, come again soon!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!