Friday, July 28, 2017

Don't Ruffle My Feathers -- for QKR Stampede

FRIDAY!!  It means many things, but it always means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  Challenges are Anything Goes with an optional theme.  This week's theme is:  "Down on the Farm."  QKR Stampede and their sister company, Eureka Stamps have many great farm images to use for this challenge!

Here's my farm-themed card:

You gotta love Mama chicken!  She's got attitude!  She's a Eureka Stamp digi called Mother Chicken (ES-digi8701). I colored her and her chick with Copic markers, then used some Lawn Fawn dies to cut them out.  The tractor paper was found at Pixel Scrapper.  The sentiment, a QKR Stampede digi, (Ruffle Feathers Q-digi15103) was cut out using a Paper Wishes die. 

I hope you can join us this week for our optional themed 'Down on the Farm' challenge at QKR Stampede.  We have great prizes, and I'd love to see what you make!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Froggy Love -- for Imagine That! Digistamp

Woohoo!  Thursday!  This week is clicking right along!  It's time for some Thursday inspiration over on the Imagine That! Digistamp blog.  I spent some time last weekend playing with an adorable freebie, and some fun papers that match it.  I created a tag for today's inspirational post.  My husband loves frogs, so this one's for him! 


I colored the frog using Copic markers, then fussy cut it out.  The pocket was pre-colored.  I thought I'd use it because I liked it just the way it was!  The Frog in My Pocket papers match so perfectly!   This was all so fun to put together! 

I hope you find time to join the challenge this month over at the Imagine That! Creative Playground. You have until August 4.  If you use ANY Imagine That! Digistamp set, you can get a set for free.  This month's featured set is the Baby Mermaid:

Join us at the Imagine That! Digistamp Facebook Group, too. You'll find even more inspiration, fun, news, and friendship there. 

Believe in Tomorrow -- for Bloom Arts Stamps

Hello, hello!  I'm posting today for Bloom Arts Stamps, using one of their amazing clear acrylic stamps.  You can do soooo many things with this one stamp set!  I'm in love!

The stamp set is from the Bloom Arts Wreath Season's Collection (LG-015).

I used a small portion of the wreath to create this:

I stamped the "summer" portion of the wreath in each corner of my panel, then used distress inks.  The sentiment is from Unity stamp company.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.

Here's a look at the whole stamp set so you can see how versatile it is:

Check out the Bloom Arts Stamps blog for more great inspiration using clear and digital stamps.  You'll find us on Instagram at: @bloomartstamps    

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friends for Life! and QKR Stampede

Woohoo!  It's Friday!  I do like my Fridays!  It means it's time for another challenge at QKR Stampede.  The challenges have an optional theme, or you can enter 'anything goes'.  This week's optional theme is "Up, Up & Away".   

QKR Stampede has the most adorable animal stamps.  See what I mean?

Aw, so sweet!  

I used 2 QKR Stampede digis on this card -- Q-digi6805 Bunny & Butterfly, colored with watercolor pencils, then fussy cut, and Q-digi1704 Friends Bring Memories.

I hope you enter our 'Up, up and Away' challenge this week at QKR Stampede.  Remember, it can be 'Anything Goes'. 

Sunflower Mini Gram -- for Pickled Potpourri

Hello, everyone!  I hope you are finding time to enjoy the summer. We've had a cool, rainy summer, but the flowers are beautiful!  Just like the flowers on this Sunflower Mini Gram from Pickled Potpourri Designs.

I printed the Sunflower Mini Gram on yellow paper, then used color pencils to color the designs on it. 

Here, I'm just getting started:

I love sunflowers, so this was very fun for me to color up!
All I need to do is write message on the other side, fold it in 3rds, seal the Sunflower Mini Gram, and it's done!
Pickled Potpourri has so many fun designs in their store, at very reasonable prices.  Please check it out for yourself!  Do you prefer rubber stamps?  Check out Red Rubber Designs instead. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Big Faith! for The Cutting Cafe

Hello, fellow crafters.  I'm posting today for The Cutting Cafe.  The design team this time, is featuring Silhouettes.  You'll find a variety of silhouettes used in many different ways.  The Silhouette Digital Stamp set & Cutting File is found here.

There are many fun images in the file, but I decided to use a silhouette as a background to create this:

The sentiment is from a custom set I purchased at The Cutting Cafe Shop.  I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto the black silhouette

The cancer-themed background paper on this card is from Imagine That! Digistamp. The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM and the button is from my stash.

Please visit the Cutting Cafe blog on or after July 21 to see the rest of the Silhouette creations from the design team.  Leave a comment and you could win 3 sets of your choice.  Always visit the Cutting Cafe - Be Inspired Facebook Group for more fun, news, and inspiration. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sunflower Sneak Peek

Hello, and happy Tuesday!  I'm on the Pickled Potpourri blog today with a Sunflower Mini Gram.  I'd love it if you'd check it out and leave a comment.

Here's a sneak peek of it all: