Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snowy Red Barn

Can you tell I love this image by QKR Stampede? Ü I have some new images coming soon, so you will get to see what fun challenge we have set for December.

This layout is pretty simple as I wanted to be able to mass produce these.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Pig

If you have pig lovers on your list this is the perfect and fun image for them.

The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and gel pen for the tree star and gift bow.

Glitter was added to the star in the window and tree ornaments.

Flower Soft was attached to the white on the Santa hat with tacky glue.

To create a faux embossing I punched snowflakes for the bottom of the green base and attached with tacky glue.

The stitching was done with a sewing machine and the buttons are hand sewn to the card.

Stamps: QKR Stampede - Christmas Pig
Paper: white, The Paper Company – green linen, Miss Elizabeth – holly, K&Company rusty red designer paper
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Art Glitter adhesive, Craft Essentials glitter, Aleene’s tacky glue, Polar White Flower Soft, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, thread, gold and silver gel pens, star buttons
Tools: Marvy snowflake punch, paper stumps, sewing machine, needle for hand sewing, cutting scissors

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bright Snow Couple

Happy Saturday All!

I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I have a bright fun card to share with you today. I made this with Snow Couple from QKR Stampede.

I decided to have some fun with this one and stayed away from traditional winter colors. The border punch is by EK Success. The large snowflake punch is Martha Stewart and the small one is an old punch I've had forever that has no name on it.

This bright, fun card is going to one of my friends on the East Coast some time soon. I know that when the snow is two feet deep outside this sunny card will brighten her day!

I hope it brightened up your day too!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Cold Winter Sky

This cold winter sky was created with the direct to paper technique, it’s very quick card to create and my tecnique is forgiving - if you don’t like your first swipe with the ink pad, just swipe it again and again until you do like it. 

The technique requires heat drying between ink applications and a gloss cardstock; 80% gloss was used for this card but I've done the technique with a high gloss also.
Direct to paper means rubbing the ink pad on the cardstock.

-Using the direct to paper technique with a swirl motion rub on the sky using two colors, lightest first and if you don’t like the first swipe continue until the line is to your liking.
-Tear a piece of paper that’s larger than the image panel in half and form a mountain if desired.  Mask off the sky area and direct to paper the mountains but don’t over saturate the paper with ink but if it does just take your landscape higher to cover the ink.
-Use a second torn paper to mask the mountain area; the inks can overlap. 
-A third piece of torn paper was used to add the closest hill or I often use a piece that I’ve already used but at a different angle.
-Stamp on the tree image, and to blend the image into the landscape I direct to paper black streaks.  Now your ready to finish your card.

-The blue panel was dry embossed and ink distressed.

The envelope was create using the masking and sponging techniques.

The insert has a partial image stamped to the left side only with the ink left on the image after stamping the envelope.

Stamps: QKR Stampede Trees
Paper: Remember When – black textured, Paperbilities – blue, Neenah – grey linen, 80% white glossy
Ink: Ranger distress inks: faded jeans, weathered wood, forest moss, frayed burlap, vintage photo, walnut stain, black soot, StazOn – Jet Black (card tree), Memento – Tuxedo Black – envelope tree
Accessories: Making Memories – brads
Tools: sponge, mat pack and piercer for brads, stamp positioner, torn paper, Tim Holtz brick embossing folder, Cuttlebug
Techniques: Direct to paper, dry embossing, heat drying, ink distressing

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American followers. I hope you are enjoying your holiday. I am cooking today...that once a year I cook a turkey...lol. It will be just my mom, and my DH and my DDs for dinner here today. Then we are off to go over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house. Well, I guess it is more like over the Thruway, and down the expressway...but you get the idea. Well today I wanted to share something a little different then my normal posts. I decided to make a LO page today. Now, I don't have photos on it because it is my Thanksgiving page for this year...lol. BUT you can see where the photos will be after I take them today. I was inspired to make a page using the LEAF image from the QKR Stampede store when I saw my fellow DT member, and crafting friend Kristie made a LO using this stamp. I think most of us DT ladies have this stamp...it is just so pretty. I started with a brown PP base. The rest of the PP you see on this page (circles and letters) are from CTMH. I then added 2 of the LEAF images to this page. Both of them are ones I stamped off before using the baby wipe technique. I keep forgetting I was going to do a little photo tutorial of this technique on my blog...lol. Maybe if I remember to buy some baby wipes, I will remember to show how to do it. Anyway, I will not keep you any longer today. I am off to get that turkey in the oven, and watch the Macy's parade! I hope you have a very blessed holiday! OH...and we would love to hear what you are thankful for this year. I am thankful for so many things, but mostly for my wonderful supportive family. I began my "weight loss journey" back in July. Well, my husband and my girls have been nothing but helpful and supportive through the whole thing. So, today I am thankful for their support and encouragement to help me get to my first goal, and keep going. I am currently 1/2 way to my 2nd big goal!
Leave a comment and let us know what you are thankful for. I can't wait to read your comments!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tweet Tweet

Hi, it is me Dawn !
I am here to share a fun card using a QKR Stampede red rubber stamp.I have included a couple pictures of the same card because  I noticed some glare.
I want you to see the dimension on the nest- yes the turkey is hiding out up in a tree- in a nest!
Wouldn't you be hiding if you were a turkey the day before Thanksgiving?
 I thought this turkey was so cute- seemed like he needed to be roosting somewhere like a nest.I actually cut one apart to add to the card. Yes, some American moss for padding for the turkey.
I colored this adorable tom turkey with Copic markers. Cut out and pop dotted for dimension.
 I used this thick paper I had in my stash that actually looks like wood. Ran it through my Big Shot with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. Love that grain of the tree.
The leaves are from a punch and the tweet tweet is from a mini alphabet set I own.
A very Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to Everyone

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Santa's Helper

We have here in Germany in the next time winter, it gets cold and this week it is still snowing. Time to think now about Christmas. For this week I've decided to Santas Helper. I love this little turtle, this is so adorable.
The card with a few beads and glitter together and finish is a typical card in the traditional christmas colors.
On the hat I have applied ice crystals that can be seen but unfortunately not in the picture.

Have a nice day

Monday, November 22, 2010

Spread A Little Sunshine

Hi everyone! It's Jerusha here, bringing you a quick and easy gift idea for the teacher or co worker or neighbour on your list. Why not make them a package of cards? Everyone can use some blank cards for birthdays, thank you's, etc. Today's project is the perfect, easy gift idea!

I made these cards using the Smiling Sun stamp from the store. It is bright and cheery and is sure to bring a smile on the face of the recipient. I guess it is kind of the gift that keeps on giving!

They are really basic and easy to put together. I think the whole lot only took about an hour to make and then an extra few hours for the glitter to try. It's a fun and easy way to bring a smile to the face of someone on your Christmas list this year!

Have a great day!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Picking A Tree

Here's another QKR Stampede Cutie Picking A Tree. The paper I used is from K & Co.  I hope you enjoyed seeing all the cute images on our 12 Blogs of Christmas Blog hop if you did not get a chance to see all the great eye candy you can scroll down and get started

Thursday, November 18, 2010

12 Blogs of Christmas Blog Hop

WELCOME to the QKR Stampede "12 Blogs of Christmas Blog Hop"! We are so excited to show you what we created for this FUN Blog Hop and SO glad you have come to join in on the FUN!

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

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! We have 12 fabulous DT blogs for you to hop through and see the awesome Christmas inspiration there for you.

Now on to some Sneak Peeks from our 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

1. QKR Blog (You are here)
Jerusha Borden
3. Monika Stutzke

4. Carol Lecian
5. Jessica Stockmeyer
6. Kristine Reynolds
7. Barb Best
8. Dawn Lotharius
9. Roxie Glaza
10. Debbie Fisher
11. Lorraine Lowe
12. Ceal Pritchett
13. Kristie Maynard

Now Hop along to JERUSHA's , and enjoy the "12 Blogs of Christmas"!!!!

Best Friends Christmas Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I have an adorable gate fold card to show you.  I used the Best Friends stamp from QKR Stampede for this card and I think it is just a darling image.
I stamped Best Friends onto white card stock and colored it with water color pencils.  I then used a glue pen to add glue to the snowman and covered him with glitter.  The image was then layered onto red card stock. 

The card base is a dark blue that I had in my stash, scored and folded into a gate fold card.  I then ran some white card stock through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes embossing folder, trimmed and attached it to the 'gates' then attached the image only on the right side of the 'gate'
For the inside of my card, I ran a piece of white card stock through the Cuttlebug with a different snowflake embossing folder.  I can't find this one on the Provocrafts site, it came in a set and it may be a discontinued set, as I don't see any of the ones in that set on their site.

I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment with another QKR Stampede stamp with Memento Lady Bug Dew Drop Ink.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed todays project.  Be sure to come back tomorrow, we will be having our Christmas/Winter Design Team Blog Hop and you won't want to miss any of the wonderful projects our design team ladies have come up with.
Until next time, Happy Crafting

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Selling Snowflakes!

Hello out there! 
Today's card features the adorable image from
 QKR Stampede called Selling Snowflakes #14214.
I started with a 5" square card.
Background paper is from Cosmo Cricket mini Deck Mitten weather.
I used my Lacey Squares Nesatabilities die cuts.
 Around the edges of the white square I added a little
 Antique Linen Distress ink to give a little dimension to the image. 
Liquid applique and some glitter sparkles the snowman up!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day!
Until next time - 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Primitive Tree

Here is my second take on this adorable Perfect Christmas Tree. I just love this primitive little tree!
thank you for looking,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fall Is "Sticking" Around

I don't know about your corner of the world, but here in northeast Ohio, we had a beautiful Fall weekend (certainly to be one of our last), which inspired me to make this card. I used the QKR Stampede Leaf (#3901) and Hope Forever (#22801) stamps to create this card. The background of my card was stamped with the Leaf stamp and a Kaleidacolor stamp pad. For the focal image, I again used the Leaf stamp with foil and QKR Stampede's new line of Sticky Powder (some of you may recognize this product as Sticky Embossing Powder, or Heat-n-Stick powder). Being that Fall is quickly leaving us, I decided that the Cherish Yesterday sentiment from the  Hope Forever stamp (which is actually a collection of four sentiments) was perfect for this card.
Here is a close-up of the foiled image; as you can see, the result is absolutely stunning!

If you go to the QKR Stampede website and click on the Supplies tab, you will find directions on how to use the Sticky Powder, as well as illustrations of various craft mediums that were used with the Sticky Powder.  I also did a photo tutorial using foil on my stamping blog here.  I don't know about you, but I'm hanging onto these last few Fall days we have and enjoying the last of the colors of Fall ... 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Good Friends

Hi All!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Today I have a card that I made with "Best Friends" by QKR Stampede.

The patterned paper is Cosmo Crickets "Mitten Weather". I did a little paper piercing for this fun card. The sentiment is from QKR Stampede too.

I hope you are having a great weekend and appreciate your stopping by to see us!


Friday, November 12, 2010

All Tangled Up

If you’ve ever owned a pet chances are you’ve seen a similar scene in your own home like the predicament this kitty got into. 
The lights were battery operated in this scene so kitty was never in any real danger!     
-Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps were used to color the image using the Gamsol technique. Baby oil replaces the Gamsol/mineral spirits.
-To give the appearance of the lights being lit - color the bulbs with Prismacolor pencils and blend it out of the image. 
-Ink up the bulb area with a VersaMark pen, pour on Sticky Powder and heat emboss until you see it shine then pour on the glitter. (the yellow lights were added with an embossing powder containing glitter) 
Click here for the Sticky powder tutorial.
Tip: if the outline gets covered with the embossing procedure it can be defined again with a permanent marker.

Other techniques used: out of the box with Nestabilities for the image panel, Stickles for the large punched snowflakes and Diamond Glaze for attaching the nailheads.

Stamps: QKR Stampede - Christmas Lights Kitty 
Paper: Bazzill - burgundy red, Neenah – grey linen, The Paper Studio – plaid, unknown dotted, Marco’s - white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, VersaMark pen
Accessories: Tetes de clous – nailheads, Diamond Glaze, Stickles – Diamonds, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, glitters, Craft Essentials yellow embossing/glitter powder, Aleene’s tacky glue, Sharpie fine tip marker
Tools: Martha Stewart - Alpine snowflake, Marvy - small snowflake, Nestabilities, paper stumps

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Merry ChristMoose

Hi there. I am happy to be able to share a QKR Stampede card with you today. I have been in a bit of a creative slump lately. I have been struggling to come up with ideas lately, but finally after about a week of no creativity, I was able to put a few things together. I think my creativity has returned...lol. I will let you be the judge. Here is a card I made using the Med. Winter Moose Image. This moose is just so cute! I love his smiling face. I stamped him with close to cocoa ink, and colored him with watercolor crayons. I added some white fun flock to the puff ball on top of his hat. I have to tell you a little phobia of mine...PUFF BALLS...lol. Since as long as I can remember I have never liked puff balls on hats. I also can't stand those pompom balls you can buy at craft stores too. Something about them is so gross to me...lol. I was kinda surprised with myself that I took the time to add flock to his hat for this reason. Ok...back to the card...I layered Mr. Moose onto some PP from SEI, and added the little brown "pearls" to the corners. I didn't add a sentiment this time because I thought it was cute just this way.

Well thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. Don't forget to stop back regularly to see what all the talented DT ladies have created for your eyes. AND...we have another blog hop coming up on Nov. 19th. Be sure to join us!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Great Pumpkin Has Come

Today is another QKR Stampede posting day for me.
Wow the weather has changed considerably in our area but I still have pumpkins on my mind-How about you?
When I seen this great big pumpkin vine stamp I instantly thought of Charlie Brown and his friend Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin to come.
These are the last stamped images I colored with h20's- have you tried any yourself? I bet you know I cut and pop dotted this image one more time- love the fussy cutting.
Decided to emboss the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder- reminds me of sticks.This paper is from CTMH and unfortunately discontinued- they might offer again during one of their clearance sales.
Not sure if you noticed the reverse scallop on the bottom? I like to try different things to achieve texture.
Ribbon is from one of my favorite ribbon places-Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Added a little ticket from my stash, also a safety pin from CTMH.

I tried many times to get a better shot of this great pumpkin vine stamp. There is  gold leafing  used to make this stamped image completely different. Can you see all the texture and shine?
The card is so much nicer in person.
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon-I also added some sequins to make this pumpkin shine.
All card stock from CTMH.
Well Thanksgiving is almost here but I couldn't resist one more pumpkin card- just loved this pumpkin stamp.
Do you make Thanksgiving cards? Why not pop into the gallery store and pick up a stamp or maybe even a digital image to finish up those cards.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Santa Bear

It's already Tuesday and time for me to show you a card. Today I decided me for the cute image of Santa Bear. For me is Santa Bear a girl and not a grumpy old bear ;-).
On my blog I have had in the past week exactly the same image, just embossed. That was not bad, but not nearly as beautiful as when the picture is colored.
Unfortunately you can not see that the snowflakes are glittered and the white areas of coat and hat.

Have a nice day


Monday, November 8, 2010


Hi everyone! Thought I would share a funny card with you today. I live in Canada, where we have snow for about 6 months of the year (seriously!) It arrives in November and is not fully gone until May. It's rather disconcerting, especially if you are someone like me who does not really like snow.

When I saw this stamp called Misplaced Broom Snowman, I had to get it because it portrays how I feel about snow and snowman come April when the snow is still going strong...

Who am I kidding? It is about February when I look out the window and see the snow and the grey skies that I feel like sticking a broom in a snowman. And maybe I will!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung

My card share with you today uses a QKR Stampede stamp Stockings Hung, it's a cute stamp and goes great with Basic Grey Jovial papers.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Good morning to you all, today I have a Christmas Card to show you, the image I have used is called Nightime Bear and can be found HERE.
I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to colour him which I have done with Copics.
I used a rounded corner punch to soften the edges, the bp is from Elusive Images, I also added ribbon, flowers, gems, pearls and sentiment.
I know that I will be using this cutie many times this Christmas so keep an eye open.
Thanks for looking, hugs Lorraine

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Moose Ornament

Today I'm showing you a moose ornament that I made with Medium Winter Moose stamp from QKR Stampede.  This image measures 3" x 3"  First, I stamped it onto white card stock, then colored him with my watercolor crayons. 

I used my Cricut Expressions to cut the snowflake, the white on the basic snowflake setting and the green on the shadow setting. 

After I fussy cut the Winter Moose, I used foam tape to attach him to the snow flake.  Then added self adhesive gems to give it a little 'glitter'  There is satin ribbon added to use to hang the ornament. 

I think he is adorable.  What do you think? 
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed your time here and gotten a little inspiration.  These kinds of ornaments could be made with so many of the wonderful QKR Stampede stamps.  There are LOTS of great Christmas and winter images, in rubber stamps as well as digital, that would work great for this project.  I hope you will stop by and see what you might like.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bath time!!!

Hello friends! 
Today's post is coming to you from Minnesota!
 For my card today I used the stamp Dog Bath #1801.
I colored the image with colored pencil. 
Bubbles are simply lots of glitter!
Background paper is from October Afternoon.
Here is a close up view:
Thanks for visiting today. 
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Snowy Barn

I'm almost afraid to post this! We have been having BEAUTIFUL fall weather! I don't want it to end. I'm hoping I don't "jinx" the lovely fall weather and end up with snow. I do love snow, but AFTER Thanksgiving. Then I'm ready. I'm kinda picky that way. LOL!!

This image is called "Snowy Barn" by QKR Stampede. (digi image available here). Our barn is red, so I had to color this one red as well. I love old red barns!

I added lots of glitter to make the snow look like it was glistening.
Thank you for looking,
Debbie Fisher