Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Flower Basket

Fall is here!

Here in Southern California we are waking up to the drizzly Marine layer in the mornings and although it burns off and gets in the 70's by noon it is starting to feel like fall.

  I have so enjoyed the Fall focus we've had on the Eureka Stamps Blog for the past month.  This is an image that I have in my stash for a while that can be used for nearly any season or occasion!

I colored it in fall colors for this card but I have used this same image colored in bright colors for birthday, get well, and Easter Cards as well!

Here is my card using Flower Basket.

Flower Basket. by Eureka Stamps
Happy Fall Y'all by Eureka Stamps (I only inked up the Happy Fall part)
7 Gypsies patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Colored Cardstock
Mohawk Bright White 80# Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black die ink
Copic Markers
Offray Ribbon
Spellbinders die

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a terrific day!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Painting The Town Orange?

It is me Dawn here again to share one last project with QKR Stampede/ 
Painting the town Orange? I couldn't resist doing orange instead of Red.
I found this cute Paint Puppy image at QKR Stampede and knew I had to play with this cutie.
I thought this plaid paper seemed to work with the theme.  I never make very many blue card, and always love the results when I do.
Card stock from my stash-embossed circle from my pile of goodies waiting to be used.
Another quick and simple design to have on hand.
Thanks for joining me, won't you pop in and check out all the Dog Images available at QKR Stampede.
I have enjoyed the year with QKR Stampede-hope I have inspired you to create your own projects with my designs.

Cornstalk and Pumpkin

Autumn is on it's way and that doesn't make me too happy.  I like the really warm weather and by that I mean 70s and 80s, really warm, well more like hot.

We've had some early fall-like weather, but today it was beautiful and I hear it's supposed to be more summer-like for a little while.

The one thing I do like about fall is the colors.  I love the oranges and browns, the reds and yellows.  I love all the wonderful fall images that Eureka! Stamps has to offer.

Today I'm showing you a card that I made with the "Cornstalk and Pumpkin" image (#29802) from Eureka! Stamps.
I made this card while I was at a crop at My Happy Place this past weekend.  My friend Jen let me play with her Copic markers and I'm telling you, I loved messing around with them.  Maybe Christmas!  I'll have to put them on my wish list!

I have never used Copic markers before, but have seen many videos and what a joy they were to work with!

Then I played with another new toy, my friend Jen's Slice!  I used it to cut the word Autumn for my card.  It cut so easily and is so easy to use.  My birthday is coming up so I will be getting one from my kids.  It's already been ordered, now I just have to tell them that is what they will be giving me.  LOL!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you'll hop on over to Eureka! Stamps and see all the wonderful fall stamps they have to offer. 

Leave a comment if you like and come back again soon.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall box

Hi there! Today I wanted to share a fun little box I made using the Solid Oak stamp from Biblical Impressions. I found this triangle box template in my craft room...apparently it was "hiding", and it finally popped out to be I started by tracing, scoring, and gluing some of the sides of the box shut. I also added some eyelets to thread the twine through. Next, I used 2 different color inks to ink up the leaf. I stamped the image in one color, then "rolled" the edges of the stamp in the other color.

I fussy cut them out, and layered onto the box. That is it! Super simple, but a cute little box for a fall party favor.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Harvest Basket

Tomorrow's Belli Challenge is all about paper piecing (shhhhhhhhh - sneak peek just for you!), and I've used this gorgeous Harvest Basket from Eureka for my project. After I colored the basket with Copic markers, I paper pieced the ribbon bow and the two smaller gourds on the right of the pumpkin.

When I was playing around with the paper flowers (Orange1 Collection), I accidentally pulled the petals apart. Instead of trying to tape the petals back together, I started arranging them behind my harvest basket. This makes for an interesting look, doesn't it? It's a fun and different way to use the paper flowers. :-)

Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Small Harvest Basket (Eureka Stamps)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
CS: Suede, White, Forever Fall (Bo Bunny)
Other: Copic markers, flowers - Orange1 collection (QKR Stampede), circle dies
TJ Technique: Paper Piecing

QKR Stampede - Prize Pumpkin


in Germany we have a wonderful time for nice weather. The air is almost as beautiful as spring, yet we have already autumn.
In the summer we was waiting of such weather.
Unfortunately there is nothing of the nice weather when you have to work all day.
Autumn is here, the time of pumpkins, too. And I love pumpkins, in almost all variants.
So I've taken today the sweet image with the raven and the pumpkin. I love it.

The name of the image is Prize Pumpkin and the stamp is from the Shop QKR Stampede.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and I wiped with terpentine.

Have a nice week

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ta Dah!!!

Happy Sunday!

I just have a quick post today.  It was supposed to post yesterday but I forgot to get it up.

I wanted to share another quick Halloween card I made with this adorable image from QKR Stampede.  I thought this Cosmo Cricket paper was perfect as is and really didn't add much more in the way of embellishments.

Cosmo Cricket patterned paper
Neenah white cardstock
Bazzill Basic Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Copic Markers
Yellow Brads

Have a great rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Biblical Impressions Lg Skeleton Leaf

The background and leaves were created with Ranger alcohol inks.
Colors: background – Denim, Eggplant, Meadow, blending solution, left leaf – Cranberry, Butterscotch, center leaf – Oregano, Lettuce, right leaf – Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow

A Marvy black marker was used to color the very edge of the leaves.

The two outside leaves are attached to the card with tape and Aleene’s tacky glue with a built up (1/2 circle from 1” punch) attached to the card for the overhang to rest on, the center green leaf is mounted on foam tape.

The edge of the alcohol background panel was prepared larger than the size needed so there was room to tear the edge before cutting with a straight edge cutter.

The insert leaves were punched from the left over scraps using a Martha Stewart punch.

The envelope was a partial image stamped along the edge and only goes as far as what you can see in the photo.

Image: Biblical Impressions - 90312 Lg Skeleton Leaf

Paper: Bazzill white textured, Remember When black textured, unknown glossy cardstock

Friday, September 23, 2011

Up Up and Away

While I was coloring these Eureka Stamps I kept thinking about a little girl hanging on to her balloon.
Flying Girl Holder
Spring Balloon
Wanted a round shape card base to make this scene. All images colored with Copics. The images were fussy cut and pop dotted to add dimension.
Tree line from EK Success hand punch. Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The die cut doily shape is from Cheery Lynn.

Happy Fall (QKR Stampede)

I used the leaf image from QKR Stampede to create this colorful fall card.

The leaves were heavily colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with the blender pencil.  Colors: dark green, crimson lake, sunburst yellow, golden rod

The leaves were embossed by marking the vein lines on the front with the small metal ball stylus and when flipped over I then embossed that same line and the areas between the lines, folded paper towel was used for a cushion.  I used a Marvy black marker to color the very edge of the cardstock and they are attached to the card with foam pop dots.

The Tim Holtz clear ruler was used for the piercing guide on the green, that panel is also embossed using the Fiskars Leather plate and the Cuttlebug.

The border is punched with EK Success Fleur de lis border punch.

The stamped leaves on the card base, envelope and insert were stamped with the aid of a stamp positioner.

Images: QKR Stampede - 3901 Leaf, 16102-212 Happy Fall digi image
Paper: unknown - tan, Stampin Up - green and yellow, Beckett Expressions – Iceberg
Other accessories: The Paper Studio – brads

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Butterflies (Eureka)

Copic markers were used to color the image panel.

To emboss the image panel which will show up best in the close up photo, I placed the cardstock panel on the embossing folder and used a metal ball stylus to rub all the open areas between the butterflies.  I secured the panel to the folder with repositional tape to avoid movement. 
The Cuttlebug Vintage set was used to create the corner features by cutting both colors and interchanging the pieces. Tape was applied to the back so the pieces would stick when inserted and that also aided with attaching it to the card, some dots of Aleene’s tacky glue was also used.
Panel used was Tim Holtz – Gridlock.

QuicKutz die and Nestabilities were used for the sentiment panel and I also made use of the tiny circles from the corner die, these were attached easily with a long stick pin touched in glue then to the back of the circle which picks it up, place on the card, press down with the finger and pull away, slide into place if needed. Aleene’s Paper Glaze was applied to create a shiny finish. 

I stamped an extra bottom right butterfly and embossed it by debossing the outline on the front, flip it over and emboss between the debossed lines while it lies on folded paper towel for cushion.

Paper: Bazzill - rust, light brown, The Paper Company – beige, Beckett Expressions – white Iceburg

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Copic markers were used to color the images.

Lunchbox Notes

Hi there. Today I wanted to share some little lunchbox notes I made for my DDs. I used the Patchwork Star stamp from QKR Stampede on these. I stamped the image and colored with watercolor crayons. Then I fussy cut them out. Next I took some little pre-cut 3x3 note cards I had in my stash. I used some PP from Basic Grey, and layered onto the base. I added the star to each one, and then some words. I did a little experimenting for my words. The bottom one all the way to the left of the photo is a piece of printed vellum I found in my stash. The middle one I used stickers, and the last one I used a glue pen and gold leaf. Very simple, but I know my girls will love to open these in their lunches next week! Well that is all...have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Small Harvest Basket

Hello Friends! 
Today I am showing a card I made
 with Eureka's stamp "Small Harvest Basket".
This makes a lovely fall card!

I cut a circle then stamped the image in black ink.
I then used Antique Linen Distress ink to antique the paper.
I then watercolored with Distress inks. 
I finished the image by using a fine line black pen to enhance the lines.
The brads are some off brand brad I had in my collection.
Thanks for stopping today!
Come back soon!


Tweet Tweet!

 Hi Everyone, Dawn here today to share my last post with Biblical Impressions
Biblical Impressions  has this Full Nest image that just seemed to call to me. I love nature and animals and what is sweeter then birds in a nest?
Just a short and sweet post with a quick card design. Image colored with Copic markers and matted with card stock.
I used ribbon and leaf vine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and brads from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Guess I am not ready for summer to be over yet!
I have enjoyed the time playing with Biblical Impressions- hope I have shared some inspiration.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trick or Treat - Candy Corn

Hey folks - it's Holly posting today. In less than a month and a half, Halloween will be here! Walmart and the grocery stores already have the big ol' bags of Halloween candy out for sale, and it won't be long before we see all the fun costumes that the little kids will be running around in.

When I saw this cute Trick or Treat stamp in the Eureka store, I really wanted to have a candy corn background to go with it. I couldn't find any candy corn stamps, so I got a little creative.

I ordered two of these Trick or Treat stamps, and I trimmed the one on the right side so I could use it as designed.

For the second stamp, I cut out three of the candy corn pairs and trimmed them. I adhered them to a clear acrylic block and stamped them all over my background.

Now I can use the separated candy corn stamps to make backgrounds, to stamp next to a "Happy Halloween" sentiment, anything I want. Isn't that a fun little trick? :-)

Stamps: Trick or Treat (Eureka Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
CS: Orange, Black, White
Other: Copic markers, ribbon (Offray)

BI Full Nest

Today is my last post for Biblical Impressions. I used the Full Nest image. It is a quick and easy card and could be used for any occasion. I just love these fat little baby birds waiting for their momma to find them some worms. Ü

Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween Witch

Hi there. Just a quick post today. I am so far behind on everything, and I am leaving on Friday to go on a scrapbooking weekend. Which of course will be AWESOME, but I need to get other stuff done first. I just can't wait to see what kind of fun I come home to, since I am leaving daddy in charge of the 3 Anyway, I wanted to share a card I made using the witch balloon holder from Eureka Stamps. I stamped the witch stamp onto white CS, and then added color to her. For the balloons, I used the jack-o-lantern balloon, and some balloon eyelets. I used some fibers to be the strings. I layered onto some PP from SEI, and added some stickers for my sentiment.

Well, I am off...sorry it was so short today. Have a great day!

Biblical - Picking Dandelions

Today I want to show you a stamp, which I like very much. I've been with him a special card here. I think that one can also show several times.
What do you think?

The stamps name is "Picking Dandelions".

The dress of the girls I did, as I had stamped on dotted paper. This was then cut out and glued on.
I colored the image with watercolor pencils and I wiped with turpentine.

Thanks for visiting and have a nice week

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Raccoon and Pumpkin?

Can you tell I am on a Fall kick this month? Love the warm and rich colors of the season..
This fun Raccoon is from Eureka Stamps and such an easy image to color. I found this yummy orange ribbon and I believe it is from Really Reasonable Ribbon- most of my special ribbons are from there.
This is one of those cards I put together with supplies that were just waiting on my desk to be used.
That fun Spellbinder shape just fit to cut out orange dotted paper that is a packaging background.
Sentiment is also from Eureka Stamps.

So have you made some Fall cards to give or send out yet?

Friday, September 16, 2011



Today I want to love again show a stamp from the stamp shop Eureka! Stamps.
In the next week a friend of mine is 60 years old. Her favorite flowers are roses and so I made her a card with a rose.
he stamps name is "Rose" and he is one of the fantastic stamps Tender Thougths.

The stamps are there as well as digital and rubber stamp and they are all beautiful.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and I wiped with terpentine.

Have a nice week

Thursday, September 15, 2011

QKR STampede - Nature/ Animals Blog Hop

Hello there, and Welcome to your first and last stop on the QKR Stampede Nature/Animals Blog Hop! We are so glad you have decided to join us! The official start time of the hop is 8am EST Friday 9/16. If you have arrived a little early, please be patient as we get all the kinks worked out. Our theme this month is Nature or Animals. The DT gals have created some wonderful inspiration for you. Below you will find the complete hop order, so if at any point along the way, you get "lost", just head back here and pick up where you left off. Don't forget to leave some love along the way. We enjoy reading comments! Now off to your first stop along the hop... sure to stop back here after you hop through all the blogs, and let us know what you think. Also check out the QKR Stampede store, and let us know what your favorite nature or animal themed stamp is!

Quirky stamp

Hello friends!
Sorry I'm posting so late today.  Life just got away from me.
Today I'm showing you one of the "Quirky" stamps that QKR Stampede has to offer.

My Happy Place is where I got to do my scrapbooking.  It's not just a place in my mind, it is a real place and if you live anywhere near me you should check it out.  We have a wonderful creative time there.

So let me tell you my story about this sign. 
There is a restroom down the hall for us to use.  Always been there and always just us crafty people using it. 

Another group is using a room down the hall from our space and there are *gasp* men in the group who sometimes need to use the restroom.

Now there is a separate urinal in there in a nice little stall, a nice curtain that pulls shut for privacy and everything.

But apparently the men in this group find it necessary to use the toilet and of course, leave the seat up.  Our fearless leader, Jen, talked to them and asked them to please put the seat down. 
Alas, they do not care to do so.  Thus this sign!
The image is "One of Those Days" (#10709) from QKR Stampede.  When I saw that image I had to have it, but haven't had a chance to use it before.  I think this was a wonderful use for it!

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Be sure to come back tomorrow, (Friday Sept. 16th), as we will have a fun blog hop going on with our design team!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Fall,Y'all

Scarecrow and Jack is one of the first images I picked when I joined QKR Stampede last year. I have used this image several times and never get tired of the image.
I found this fun plaid paper in my scrap stash, can you believe I never used it?
I added a piece of felt as a ribbon trim- and cut several leaves with my MS punches.
Happy Fall Y'all  is a sentiment from Eureka Stamps,there are several sentiments available at QKR Stampede but I just liked the way this sentiment worked with the image.

Did you know QKR Stampede has two other stamp companies available with various images?
Eureka Stamps
Biblical Impressions
Hope you pop in and check out all the images available in rubber stamps and many in digital.

Fall is on the way.

This month our Eureka! Stamps Blog Hop had a fall theme, so I thought I would carry that theme on. 
This is one of the first Eureka! Stamps that I ordered.  As soon as I saw it, it went onto my wish list.
I have two cards to show you today that I made with the
"Tree Losing Leaves" (#34502)  image.
I stamped the image with VersaMark, applied Sticky Powder, heated and then applied Gold Leaf.  You can find a tutorial on this process here.
I cut around the image and layered it onto some card stock from my scrap stash and then onto the black paper with gold stars.  This then went onto a white card stock card base.

Inside I used a the lovely "When I See" (#34902) greeting.
I think this is such a beautiful and loving greeting!
Layering it onto black card stock really makes it stand out.

This 2nd card I used the same process and made it with blue card stock and layered it onto a white card stock base then cut around it giving the card a bit of a different look.

Eureka! Stamps has many wonderful fall images to choose from. Whether it is for a birthday, encouragement, Thanksgiving card or whatever occasion, there are many lovely images to use.  So hop on over to the Eureka! Stamps shop and see what you can find that you like.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Leave a comment if you like and come back soon to see more inspiration from our Design Team.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Is Coming

Fall is finally on it's way thank goodness. I love making fall cards and decorating for fall as well. This stamp Autumn Corner from Biblical Impressions is perfect for that. You can also find some great fall stamps at QKR Stampede and Eureka Stamps as well

Fall Coasters

Hi there! I hope you are having a nice start to your week this week. So far I am surviving. I officially have all 3 of the girls in school. It is a happy and sad event all at once. I am dealing with my "loneliness" by using my time to do projects! I have a whole big to do list of projects that have been neglected due to having small children in the house, and of course I will be doing some quality Speaking of crafting, I wanted to share a project today using some wedding favors. We went to a wedding in late July, and the favors were coasters. So I thought it would be fun to make some fall themed coasters. Here is the set of 4 I made. I started by picking out some fall papers from CTMH set I have. I cut them to fit the little slide in spot on the back of the coaster. Then I used the Lg. Acorn stamp from Biblical Impressions. I stamped with Versamark, and embossed the acorn with copper embossing powder. Then I simply slide the papers into the back of the coasters. Here is a close up of the 2 different styles.

Very simple, but what a fun fall decor item for the house. Well that is all for now. Be sure to check out the Eureka Stamps Blog hop from yesterday too! Trust me it is great!

Taking Notes

The weather in Germany can not decide, it is warm or cold. There are days when it only rains on the next the sun is shining and it is equal to extremely hot. But the way it looks, it goes to the fall, it is dark and early morning when I go to work, it is still dark.
I like it when it is bright and warm.
If it is wet outside, you have no conscience when sitting in the room and card tinkering.

At today's card a little mouse, you can see who wants to take notes. Is not the little cute?

The image is from shop QKR-Stampede. His name is "Taking Notes".
You can buy it as rubber stamp or digi-stamp.
Even the flowers are there at QKR-Stampede.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and I wiped with terpentine.
Have a nice day

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Eureka Stamps Blog Hop!!!!

Hello and Welcome to the Eureka Stamps Fall Blog Hop! Although fall hasn't officially started yet, it always seems to go hand in hand with school starting. So today we are going to share with you some of the gorgeous and fun Fall stamps available in the Eureka Stamps Store. The official start time for this hop is 8am EST Monday 9/12. If you arrived a little early, please be patient as we get all the links and kinks worked out.

So without further ado...Head on over to

and see what fun fall themed project she has for you. If at any point in the hop you get "lost", just head right back here for the complete hop order (below). Don't forget to leave some "love" along the way. We enjoy reading your comments. ENJOY!

HERE - to let us know what you liked on the hop!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Halloween will be here soon...

Halloween all ready?!?!

Yep...I know it's hard to believe because for many of you school just started, 
but Halloween will be here before you know it!  

QKR Stampede has a bunch of really cute Halloween Stamps.  This one is one of my favorites!

Scarecrow & Jack from QKR Stampede
Cosmo Cricket patterned paper
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black
copic markers
Large Brads
Ofray Ribbon

It's never to early to get started on those Halloween cards.  Lots of fun Halloween images in the QKR Stampede store so go check them out!

Thanks for stopping by to see us!


White Tail Deer (Biblical Impressions)

I wanted to share one of the regal deer iamges with you today from Biblical Impressions, this was a must have the minute I saw it and my son in law enjoyed this card for his birthday.
Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps were used to color the image.
The deer was inked up using a VersaMark pen and heat embossed with clear powder to give the antlers some stability.
The scenery panel was created using torn edged paper for masking and sponging.
Markers were used to ink up the trees for stamping.
Ink distressing is done on all cardstock using a sponge.
The nailheads are attached with Diamond Glaze.
Paper piercing was done on the corners of the scenery panel. The deer panel is mounted on foam tape.
Inside the deer image was inked and stamped off on scarp paper then stamped on the card insert so a stamped sentiment or hand writing can easily be read over the image.

Tools: Nestabilities – long rectangles and ovals, Stampin Up mat pack, Bazzill piercer, stamp positioner, sponge, scarp torn paper, heat tool/gun, paper stumps
Images: Biblical Impressions - 31805 Whitetail, 38915 Trees, 38914 Pine Grove
Paper: White, Stampin Up retired green and beige
Ink: Ranger: Archival – Jet Black, Distress Ink – frayed burlap, broken glass, peeled paint, VersaMark pen, Stampin: Classic - Up Going Grey
Accessories: Nailheads, clear embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, Diamond Glaze, Stampin Up markers

Friday, September 9, 2011

Is It Fall Yet???

I know ,we want to stay in Summer.
I am not sure about your area but, we have had a very limited summer this year.
So I am getting ready for some FALL projects using Eureka Stamps this month.
 When  I seen this image I knew I had to have it. There are so many possibilities with designs.
Here is a close up of the dimension I added. Oak Leaf Wreath is the name of this beauty.
Blessings sentiment seemed to work well with this design . This is available in a rubber stamp or also a digital image if you prefer.
 Paper, card stock, ribbon from my stash.