Friday, April 30, 2010

Aged Tile Ship

It's Friday, the last day of April . . . can you believe it?? Carol, here, with a clean and simple card. Those of you who have been following the QKR Blog probably already know that several of the members of the design team have received their stamps to create projects during the month of May. One of the stamps I chose was the Large Ship. Unlike the other images for which QKR Stampede is known, this stamp is not cute or quirky; rather, it is a beautiful image of a sailing ship. If you haven't checked out all of the wonderful images at QKR Stampede, you really should . . . there's something there for everyone! The card I created uses a technique called Aged Tiles and is clean, simple, and easy (quick!) to complete.

For the inside of the card, I simply stamped the Sail Away sentiment.

Stamps: Large Ship and Sail Away
Paper: Generic Ultrasmooth White; SU! Pacific Point
Ink: SU! Pacific Point
Accessories: D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder; Ribbon

Thursday, April 29, 2010

True Friend

Did you read that sentiment? I mean REALLY read it? ROFL!!! That sentiment cracks me up! When I saw this in the QKR Stampede store, I just knew I had to make a pretty and girly card for this sentiment and see if anyone really READS it.

I tend to get caught up in looking at the pretty colors and papers and details and sometimes I skip over the sentiments on cards. Do you do that too? This is my way of forcing y'all to do a double-take and look at the sentiment again. LOL

True Friends from QKR Stampede

Close to Cocoa

Close to Cocoa
Very Vanilla
patterned paper from My Mind's Eye

Nestabilities (Oval and Labels 10)
chocolate pearls
flower punch (Martha Stewart)
vanilla tafetta ribbon

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hi and Happy Wednesday everyone. This is Laralee and it is my turn to post. This is the card that I did for a friend's birthday and he is an avid fisherman. I just LOVE this image and this saying. They are both from the "stampede's" wonderful stamps and just a couple of the ones that will definately work for a man seeing how Father's Day is coming up right around the corner.....and let's face it we all have a male somewhere in our lives that need a card now and then. I colored this image with my copics and a couple of my Tombows. Hope you all enjoy it and get inspired for the male in your life. Have a great day and be sure to come back all week long and everyday from now on, we now have our schedule worked out (BIG THANKS TO CHRIS AND MARIBETH).

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You Knock Me Out

Hi All This Sarah K this is my first post on QRK and I hope I do it right..This was my second card I made for QRK and I think he is just the cutest,And it was my first Black I had to do,I wondered who gave him that black eye he sure does look proud of it HU,I heard that our new stamps are coming in and I cant wait to play with them.And show you all the cards I make.My other Design Team girls make the best cards I hope I cant keep up with them :).Can you believe May is already here .Boy does time fly when you are having so much fun.Im going to keep this short .I hope I did this right.Let me know what you think if the card .And have a Wonderful Week .Big Hugs Sarah

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gone Fishing!

Hello from Minnesota! Barb Best here. 
I was lucky enough to be one of the first recipients of my May stamps! 
Color me happy! 
My project today features the stamp 'fishing lure" # 20403.  
Our Minnesota opener takes place in May, 
so in celebration, my creations this month will be fishing related.

This little project I made for a friend of mine at work. 
She is a fishing addict - to her, the fishing opener is a high holiday!
I thought she could use it at work for her out of office sign
 when she is 'Gone Fishing'

I started with a Bazzil chipboard luggage tag.
 I took a light lavender piece of paper and embossed it with
 my Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder.
Then I cut out of darker purple a scalloped oval and embossed 
that with the same embossing folder.
 I cut a plain oval from white paper and stamped my lure in black ink.
I colored with colored pencils, a silver signo pen, and a black glaze pen. 
I added a fish eye to make the lure look more real. 

Then I covered the image in Glossy Accents and added some glitter for a little bling. 
After is was dry - I stamped Gone Fishing (Memory Box) below the image. 
I then rubbed some glittery chalk around the edges. 
I tied two different ribbons on the handle. 
Who says fishing can't be feminine?
Hope you enjoyed your visit! 
Be sure and check out the other design team members blogs! 
There are some cute things out there!
Gone fishing! Later!


Little Guy Hi

Hello everyone! It's Jerusha, and it's my turn to post here at QKR Stampede today. I am excited to share my first card here with you. I've created some others and you can check them out on my blog. I post each Monday there, and every other Monday here so stay tuned!

I have two boys of my own and they just love their Daddy. They want to be just like him! When I saw this little guy it made me think of that. I've used the Little Boy stamp for this card. I thought I would go with a blue and green colour combo for this card. I've used some Glimmer Mist to create my own patterned paper - it is really fun to do because it looks different every time!

 This card would be great for Father's day, or anything, really! It is just a fun and quirky stamp. I know it will get a lot of use! Just imagine the things you can put in his outstretched hand - hmmm...that might have to be an idea for a future post. So stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Saturday card from me again

My turn for a Saturday card at QKR. Visit their shop to see a lot more of these beautiful ragdoll stamps.

1. Die-cut dreams - tear it up
2. Fab 'n Funky - get it all out (can't remember when last i used my magic ribbon)
3. Sew many cards - anything goes
4. Unscripted sketches - sketch

Happy Friday!

Hello!  Jenn K here!  Today is my first post!!  Woot! Woot!!  I am excited to be here to share a few cards I created with these FUN stamps!!  The first card I created with the stamp "At the park".
This image is lots of fun to color and could be used for so many different types of cards.  

The sentiment I used is called "Ups and downs" and is so true.

The next card I created uses the Cutest little turtle stamp called "In the rain".  

I paper pieced his little umbrella.  Isn't he CUTE?! 
I really hope you enjoyed my first post and my cards today.  I will be back soon to share some more Fun projects I created with these Super Cute stamps.
Have a great weekend! JennK

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happiness Comes...

Happy Thursday to you all! Jessica here with you today. I am coming to you today from Virginia. I am "down" here (it is South from my home) visiting my brother and his family. My little baby nephew is just ADORABLE!!!! I do miss my DH though...he had to stay home and work. Well, enough rambling, and on to my card for you today.
So I have been trying to experiment with different colors and sizes lately. I tend to use a lot of pinks and purples, so I am trying to stray from the norm a little. I also recently purchased some white ink...which is soooo fun if you have never used it! It just adds such a nice look to darker colored CS. As far as size, I made this card 4" x 4", instead of the usual 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I stamped the Happiness Comes image with white ink onto brown CS. I added some color using colored pencils, which also added a neat look...well at least I thought it I then layered the brown CS onto some brown and cream PP which I used a border punch around. This is the first time EVER I have been able to do border punched squares right! Last, I added a couple eyelets and threaded some brown ribbon though and added a bow.
Well that is it from me for this week. I hope you check back here often to see what our DT ladies have created, as well as stopping by their personal blogs.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Hello everyone! 
Barb Best here - today I decided to do something a little different.
 As I was digging through  my 'stash' I found this chipboard book.
 I love to alter things so I grabbed some of my double sided Graphic 45 paper 
and went to work. 
I covered each page with paper, then I cut around the edges and sanded 
with some sandpaper to distress it a little.
 For the cover I cut a square of red paper and stamped my favorite stamp
 'Sad Puppy' in black ink on the red paper. 
I colored him with my Prismascolor colored pencils.
 I just love how the dark colors make the other colors just pop! 

After I got done coloring and adding accents with a black glaze pen, I layered onto two different papers. I then adhered it to the front of the card. 
Then I took the stamp 'It's a dogs life' and masked the image. 
I stamped the first two words above the puppy.
 I then masked again and stamped the last two words under the puppy. 

I then enhanced the words with a glaze pen.
 I took a chipboard tag and colored it with Distress Ink. 
I wrote Harley's name with a Signo pen.
 I then added a layer of Glossy Accents to the tag. 
I added ribbons to the ring. 

This makes a cute little book to spotlight a cherished pet or 
what ever you choose to do with it!
 I will use this book to put photos of my dog Harley,
 who passed away last summer.
 A nice way to remember a special dog. 
Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sam the Snowman and Red Roses

Here is Mr Sam the Snowman trying to get tan-again. This time I used chalk to color him in, and the snowflakes have some stickles to make them stand out. The sun is a punch.
Red roses are so pretty. I love this little frame of roses. It is colored in with Sharpies and the words are a rub on. Then it is matted on black, red printed paper and a black card.


Hello Friends,
This is Chris from Wisconsin enjoying the Spring weather! I hope that you are enjoying your day too!

Todays project uses QKR STAMPEDE images. I personally do not use solid images often because I love to color - but this Pear image was fun to use my water based markers to add a little more pizzaz! QKR Stampede offers you a great variety of different images for all different styles AND best of all they are VERY AFFORDABLE!

Here are the details:
Markers and Cardstock: Celery, Garden Green, White, Patterned Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Swiss Dot folder, Dew Drops, Mini glue dots

Thank you for letting me know! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Monday, April 19, 2010

April Showers . . .

. . . and Gene Kelly? When I saw the In the Rain stamp by QKR Stampede, all sorts of possibilities came to mind, one of which was the rhyme, "April showers bring May flowers." For this card, the image was stamped and watercolored. The green mat layer was double scored on all four sides. I used my cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots embossing folder on a piece of white card stock that was cut the same size as the focal image. After embossing, the scallop circle was cut out using a circle scallop Nestability die. The embossed piece was applied using pop dots, then paper flowers and punched branches were added.

A close-up view of the details.

Another thought that came to mind was Gene Kelly and his dance sequence in the musical, "Singin' in the Rain." This little guy has donned his rain shell slicker and his umbrella and is walkin' down the lane . . . For this card, the image was stamped and watercolored. Crystal lacquer was added to the umbrella and the rain shell slicker for a "wet from the rain" look. The Cuttlebug and Spots and Dots embossing folder were used on the yellow mat layer. Black organdy ribbon and a yellow grosgrain ribbon were added across the middle of the card. The clouds were sponged.

A close-up view of the details.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Garden girl

My Saturday card for QKR :-)

Hope you have a wonderful cardscrapping Saturday.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Good Morning

Well today is my day to post on the blog. This is Laralee and Good Morning at least it is here it is bright and sunny, hope it is where you are. Woooohooooo I will be posting every other Wednesday. Today I did my bear fishing again......I just LOVE this stamp it can be used for birthdays, Father's Day, just because, dang near anything. This one is for a birthday that is coming up. I have just ordered more stamps and I can hardly wait until they get here. I will be posting up a storm. There are so many things coming up...we have birthdays, anniversaries, graduation (Oh My), Mother's Day and Father's Day.......oh and Memorial Day. Wow better get busy. Have a good day everyone and remember it doesn't have to be fancy, just from the heart. HAPPY STAMPING

Monday, April 12, 2010


Ohh what a FUN Blog Hop! I know that I enjoyed seeing everyone's creations! Thank you all for hopping along!

And the winner is...

True Random Number Generator 18

Theresa Kamp said...

Wowo my first ever blog hop and I had so much fun
everyone has put so much into there cards and creations
I have thoroughly enjoyed this
Krafty Kamp
Theresa KAmp

Theresa - please contact Mary Ann with your $30- shopping list and shipping information and she will get those materials to you.


Chrissy D

Thursday, April 8, 2010


WELCOME to the QKR Stampede RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY! We are so excited to be holding our FIRST BLOG HOP and glad you have come to join in our celebration!

This is where it ALL BEGINS! So sit back and enjoy some Inspiration from our Design Team made with the CUTE and QUIRKY stamps from QKR Stampede!

Now without further adieu here is some information about my project...

I personally have had a "stinky" kind of day with our septic system backing up into our basement, so how fitting is this image? It makes me laugh, even though we have a huge mess in the basement.

Cardstock: Coordinations, Basic Grey Origins, Teal, Celery, White
Accessories: Nestibilities, White Gel Pen, Tin, Pale Yellow 5/8 grosgrain, Jumbo eyelet, gems, Dimensionals, Copics

You will have an opportunity to win a $30- Shopping Spree from QKR Stampede! This is what you have to do... HOP through AND comment on each blog - THEN come back here and let us know you did so! The Deadline for entry will be Sunday, April 11 at midnight EST. I will announce the winner on Monday, April 12.

From here you will to HOP on over and get more Inspiration from the very talented Design Team! If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, HOP back over to the Qkr Stampede Blog where the complete list will be. Please start by going to Sarah Ketchum

See you back here at the end of today's hop...have fun!


I am so excited to have been asked to be on this great Design Team.

Let me introduce myself. I am Laralee Ganske, I am a SAHW, a mother of 5 grown children, and grandmother of 10 and 3/4. I have been crafted forever, but I have only been scrap booking for the past 7 and stamping has become a passion VERY recently. I am a very simple person.

I hear all of the time that scrap booking and stamping is just tooooo complicated. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE. What matters is what comes from the heart.

I finished a couple of projects, but one is special for the blog hop so you will just have to wait and see. Be sure to stop by all of our blogs on the way through the hop on APRIL 9th. I know that I am going to have great blog candy to win on mine. SEE YA SOON!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Row, Row, Row Your Boat . . .

. . . gently down the stream. This cute little guy, Out at Sea by QKR Stampede, appears to have strayed from the stream and wound up in the open sea. I thought this little guy would be darling depicted bobbing along in the waves in his shell boat. As with the other stamps offered by QKR Stampede, this little guy is absolutely adorable and the creative possibilities are endless! Be sure to check out this and the many other "somewhat cute, somewhat quirky" stamps offered by QKR Stampede.

Some details:
Stamp:  Out at Sea
Paper:  SU! Taken with Teal and Tempting Turquoise; White (generic)
Ink:  Ancient Page Waterproof Dye Inkpad in Coal Black, SU! Summer Sun
Accessories:  D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Aquapainter by Kuretake, Pop Dots

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!  Enjoy your day!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hello everyone!  Barb Best here - thought I would take my turn at posting to our design team blog. It's been fun using my new stamps from QKR Stampede! I'm looking forward to our first blog hop as well! Today I am sharing a couple of cards I made using the stamps Splatted Bug and Sometimes.
I used a touch of Diamond Glaze on his eyes just to pop them out a little.

Card #2 

For this card I made a 5" square card, cut a piece of background paper 5" square and attached it to the back of the front of the card. I then folded the corner back so the background paper shows. 
I added a couple of brads to hold it in place.
 A little diamond glaze on his eyes. Image is colored with colored pencils.

 If you have not yet checked out all the cute and quirky stamps at QKR Stampede -
 what are you waiting for??!! 
There are so many to choose from. Check it out!
Thanks for visiting!

Barb Best

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Flowers

I am so ready for spring and I am glad it finally got here, or so it seems. My card share uses the stamp Flower Blossom. This stamp is so versatile because you can use so many colors on it. I chose pink because it is one of my favorite colors. I added some stickles and glossy accents to give it a shine.

A Really TAN Snowman

Here is my really tan snowman, embossed in black and watercolored on wc paper.
The darling olive mice is stamped in black, and colored in with markers.
The rose tag is double stamped in black and the rose portions watercolored, then one is cut and popped over the other. I then highlighted the roses with a glossy finish, and stamped friend in the box. The black strip has a punched buckle on it. If you have ANY questions on technique or supplies, just ask.