Tuesday, November 29, 2011

QKR Stampede - "Santa Bear"

OMG, where is the time to come. The first Advent is already over and there remain only three weeks until Christmas.
Time to produce the last Christmas card.
I love the bears from qkr, so there again today to see one
Today I used the stamp " Santa Bear" from the shop QKR-Stampede.
The bear is so cute, I love him. 

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

Have a nice day

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snowy Season's Greetings

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are enjoying your long holiday weekend!

Ok...don't laugh but It is starting to feel like winter here in California so I thought I would make a winter card for you this week.

I know that those of you in snow country don't think we really have winter but it's cold and rainy so it's winter to me!  One of the things I love about winter is that I can be in the snow in 2 hours but I don't have to live my day to day life in it!

 Here's my snowy card! I just love the cool feel of pink and teal together.

And....a little closer look....

This adorable image is "Best Friends" from QKR Stampede.

I hope whatever stage of winter you are experiencing, you are staying warm and cozy!


LIon Head

This card features the Lion Head image from Biblical Impressions.

The background is created with Ranger Alcohol Inks: Butterscotch and Rust. I cut a circle of felt using my Nestabilities, attached to my Velcro block and inked up then did a circular motion on the card for the sun, applied the same color to the entire panel. Next I used a piece of felt cut about ½” wide and pulled the rust color over the top of the butterscotch then repeated the sun which helped create the dark outside edge.

The lion image was colored with Copics: (E25,31,33,35,37,40,42) then attached to the card with foam squares.

The small nailheads were attached using Aleene’s Paper Glaze for adhesive. I touch a stick pin to the glaze then to the back of the nailhead which picks it up, place it on the card, press down with the finger and pull away then slide into place if needed.

The image was stamped on the envelope and insert using Stampin Up’s Going Gray ink.

Image: Biblical Impressions –33002 Lion Head

Paper: Remember When – black textured, glossy white, unknown colors, Beckett Expressions Iceberg for image

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Ranger Alcohol Inks –Butterscotch, Rust, Stampin Up - Going Gray

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Red Bird Sings-Season's Greeting

Wait till you see this beautiful image from Eureka Stamps.
I am so in love with any stamp that is of an animal, this Christmas image is perfect.
 This image is called Season's Greetings Cardinal Card.I love when the sentiment and image are all together like this one. My image was colored with Copic markers. Matting was done twice to bring out the colors in this image.My airbrush machine was used for the background.I found this patterned paper at Hobby Lobby and just love the pattern Burgundy ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon worked to add the texture. Just a few red pearls to decorate from Pizzazz Aplenty.I even used a little Liquid Glass to accent the berries.
Now I couldn't forget to share a view of the inside, just ready for a message.
Did you know most images are available in both unmounted red rubber and digital at Eureka Stamps.
You can pop over and get some great images for your Holiday cards.
This is my last post today!
I want to take this time to THANK Maribeth for giving me so much as a design team member of QKR Stampede, Biblical Impressions, and Eureka Stamps.
I have really enjoyed creating with the stamps and products.
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Out of the Water

For today's card I used the  QKR Stampede – 20305 Fishing Fly, 20304 Large Fish and Biblical Impressions –90306 Woven Fibers Background, 90703 Rough Texture Background

The water was created with watercolor pencils and Signo gel pen for the white.

The water drops were created with Aleene’s Paper Glaze.

Copic markers were used to color the fish and it glued to the panel at the tail and popped up with foam tape towards the head.

The fly was stamp on the card then stamped again and cut out minus the hook and mounted over the first image. The feather was glued to the card with Aleene’s tacky glue.

EK Success Brackett punch was used for the border and a Tonic paper perforator was used to distress the opposite edge.

Tim Holtz clear ruler and Bazzill piercer were used to create the pierced borders on the image panel.
Paper:The Paper Company – greens, Fiskars – black, unknown watercolor paper
Ink:Memento – Tuxedo Black
Accessories:silver brads, feather, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, tacky glue, watercolor pencils, water and artist brush, Copic markers

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fall Wreath - Eureka Stamps

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US today, I used the large Eureka Stamps – 22101 Oak Leaf Wreath image for todays card. 

The image was colored with Copic markers: pomegranate – E07,08,09,R29,46,59, leaves– E95,97,99, E31,35 over the top, wreath W1,3,5,7, E21,44,47, shading – C00,0,1, and E40,42…this was done over the entire white space of the background heavier in some spots.

The bow is paper pieced and built up in layers to create dimension.

The Thanksgiving is cut from a piece of K&Company designer paper, mounted on cardstock to add dimension.

The corner tabs are cut with the Iron Eagle punch from EK Success and glued to the card with Aleene’s tacky glue, these are the negative pieces we normally throw away.

Paper piercing was done around the edge of the image panel.

The image panel with borders was mounted on foam squares.

Image:Eureka Stamps – 22101 Oak Leaf Wreath, and this is large 4” x 3” image
Paper:The Paper Company – Green, Bazzill – yellow, Canson burgundy paper, Beckett Expressions – Iceberg for image, K&Company – plaid designer paper
Accessories:The Paper Studio – brads, Copics
Tools: Stampin Up - mat pack, Bazzill - piercer, Iron Eagle punch, cutting sccissors, Colluzzle and craft knife

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Easy Gift Card Holders

Hello blog fans!

Today I have some very simple gift card holders to show you.
This first one was made with "Lady Bug Border" (#25302) from
I cut the red card stock 4 1/4" x 7 1/2"
I scored and folded it at 1 1/2" and at 4 1/2"  The 1 1/2" section folds in to create the pocket for the gift card, by just adhering the outer edges of the pocket. 
The other folds to form the front of the card.
I adhered the stamped Lady Bug Border to the front of the card.
Very simple.

This 2nd gift card holder I used "Christmas Border" (#15706) from
QKR Stampede and stepped it up a notch.
I stamped the Christmas Border onto the front of the card and colored the image.  I also stamped the image onto the envelope that I made and colored it too.

These gift card holders can be made with many images from Eureka! Stamps or it's sister companies QKR Stampede and Biblical Impressions.
You are only limited by your imagination.
There are many different themes that can be used for lots of occasions.

Thanks for stopping by today. Leave a comment, then hop on over and see what you can find to make some of these cute gift card holders.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Boy

Hi there. Only a couple more days until TURKEY DAY!!!!! So in honor of the upcoming US holiday, I thought I would share this cute little card using the Turkey Boy Stamp from Biblical Impressions. A very simple card, but doesn't it look like he is begging us not to eat him...lol. I stamped him, and colored with colored pencils. I layered onto some DP from Echo Park. I added the brown ribbon and bow. Very simple, but cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Biblical - Flower Bouquet

Today I can show you another stamp from the Stamp Shop Biblical Impressions. It's called "Flower Bouquet". My card can take on many occasions, but I think she will be given away as a birthday card.

In the stamp shop, there are many biblical stamp, but also many other beautiful images can find her there. A visit is worthwhile in any case, yes you might like one or the other stamp.

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

Have a nice week

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Candy Wishes

Today my Eureka Stamp image is one yummy design.
Can you believe it is only one month and five days till Christmas?
Let me share my card today.
 I started by coloring my image with Copic markers, then I went in to touch with a little Creative Inspirations Paint.
I found this Stampin Up paper in my stash and knew it would be a great background for my red Candy Cane.
Now you know I fussy cut and pop dotted to my card.
I little greenery and red berries make it really pop.
Last I added a few  red pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Did you know there is also the Legend of The Candy Cane background stamp available at Eureka Stamps, bet this would be wonderful together.
Hope I gave you a little inspiration today.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

QKR Stampede - "Snowy Merry Christmas" and "Ribbon and Bells"

The year is coming to an end and the holiday season is upon us.
Next Sunday we have the first Advent.
Had we not had until New Year?
Today I will show you a Christmas card with two stamps from the stamp shop
Eureka! Stamps.
They are the stamps Snowy Merry Christmas and Ribbon and bells
In the shop you can buy this stamp as rubber stamp or digi-stamp.

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

Have a nice day

Thursday, November 17, 2011

QKR Stampede Novemer 2011 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the QKR Stampede blog hop for November, our theme this month is SNOWMAN - SNOWWOMAN - SNOWPEOPLE so you might find the creatures we build out of snow or the real people that loves playing in the snow. 

Below you will find the complete blog hop order and direct links to each design team member's hop post (the hop offically starts at 6:00 AM Easter so if they aren't set yet please check back).
Should a link be broken along the way just hop back over to this blog to find the next person in the line up or just hop through the direct links from here.

Here a sneek of what you'll see along the way.

And now to get you started on the hop:

QKR Stampede - you're here

Laugh & Smile

Hello Friends!!

So glad you stopped by today.  My week is crazy busy because my sons high school marching band is hosting a band tournament this Saturday and I am in charge of it!  But I do have a quick post today to share a really cute Eureka Stamps image.

Here's a closer look at the girls.

Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper by Creative Imaginations
Bazzil Basics card stock
Neenah white card stock
Prima flowers
Robins Egg Dew Drops

I'm so glad you stopped by today and hope you enjoyed my bright, happy card!

Have a bright, happy rest of the day!


Today I have a card that I made with only part of an image.
I have used the image "Life is Sweeter" (#9102) from QKR Stampede.
I cut the rubber stamp apart and used only the sentiment.
With the stamp cut into pieces I can use it in many more ways on cards and other projects.
I decided I wanted to do something a little different on the front of this card.
First I punched out circles from different coordinating papers, then adhered them to a piece of card stock.  I then trimmed it to the size I wanted for the card and layered it onto another piece of card stock.  Before adhering it to the card base I punched another circle out of the right side of the card stock.  I used a border punch to punch out the tiny hearts and used foam tape to adhere them to the card.

This card was quick and easy and I think it turned out very pretty.  I hope you have enjoyed it too.

Now hop on over to QKR Stampede and see what stamps you might be able to use in different ways.

Thanks for visiting, come again soon!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Eureka Stamps Blog Hop - Words

Hi there and welcome to the Eureka Stamps Blog Hop! Our theme this month is "Words"...yup...words. We wanted to show off some of the great sentiment stamps available from Eureka Stamps. So we decided to use word stamps as our focal points on our projects this month. Below is the complete hop order, soo...sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee, and hop along with us! The official start time of the hop is 6am EST Monday 11/14...so if you arrived a little early, please be patient as we get all the "kinks" worked out. Don't forget to leave some love along the way...we enjoy reading your comments.

So...your first stop on this hop is....

...and in case you get lost...here is the complete hop order.

1. Eureka Blog (Here)

2. Ceal

3. Dawn

9. Eureka Blog (here)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

Hi There!

So glad you stopped by today!

I have a fun Thanksgiving card to share with you.

There are tons of adorable Thanksgiving  images available from the 
QKR Stampede store in red rubber and digi.

Here's a closer look at that fat little Turkey!

And here's a look at how I finished off the inside of the card.

Happy Thanksgiving from QKR Stampede
Thanksgiving Feast from QKR Stampede
patterned paper unknown source
Bazzil Basic cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Dies
Martha Stewart border punch

You still have a little bit of time to get those Thanksgiving cards made....so get crackin'!


Big Bass

This Bass from Biblical Impressions makes a perfect masculine for those fisherman in our lives and if you wanted the mounted look just place it on a woodgrain oval background...lots of possiblities for it!

Copics were used for coloring.
The fish and fly were cut out and I used a black marker around the cardstock edge to hide the white. The fly is attached directly to the cardstock with Aleene’s tacky glue. The fish is stamped on the image panel and stamped a second time and cut out then popped up with layered thick carpet tape. Since I popped up the entire panel with the borders I kept both thin to avoid bulk.

The silver nailheads were attached with Aleene’s Paper Glaze.

Images: Biblical Impressions - 34404 Bass, 81108 Fish Fly, 90306 Woven Fibers Background

Paper: The Paper Company - brown, green, unknown designer paper

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Always Artichoke

Friday, November 11, 2011

Baby, Baby, Baby

Today I have one of the cutest Baby Invite ideas to share.
I found these Baby Animals,4406 Invitation  from Eureka Stamps I was hoping a cute idea would come to me.

 I had some CTMH paper that fit the colors I wanted to use.Image was colored with Copic markers.
Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The inside is all ready for the info to be filled out and sent on its way.
Hopefully someone will need some of these and I can pass them on-Had so much fun making this design.
There are many more stamps available to choose from at Eureka Stamps.

Give Thanks Blog Hop

Hi there and welsomd to Biblical Impressions November Blog Hop. This month we are giving thanks and our DT has some wonderful designs to inspire your thanks giving projects. 
The snippet is by Roxie, isn't it beautiful? Just a taste of what's ahead.
You will start with Ceal and then hop your way through following the DT. Here is a list in case you get lost along the way, then come back here and leave us a comment on your thoughts

Gold Leaf Acorn Accent

For this regal looking masculine card I used gold leaf  (GLRG Red and Gold Gold Leaf) from QKR Stampede to give their Acorn Accent color.  

I used VersaMark as the ink poured on the Sticky Powder (look the right of the page) and heated just enough to make the white disappear and this became my adhesive. Spread the gold leaf over the image and press down then us use a brush (I used a toothbrush) to remove the gold leaf from the open areas. A very easy process and it gives a nice rich look to the card.

For the background panel I cut two colors the same size and taped them together on the back side then run it through the Cuttlebug to emboss with the Fleur Dis Lis embossing folder attached the border layer then added the brads.

Images: QKR Stampede - 19403 Acorn Accent

Papers: unknown medium grey, copper decorative paper, Canson hunter green navy heavy paper, Treasures navy cardstock for image

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Hi there. Today I wanted to share a cute little snowman card with you. I know it is only November, but I am sure the snow will be here before we know it. Actually some parts of the USA have already had snow! Here in WNY, we only had a little bit that didn't stick...much to the disappointment of my children (they are skiers...lol). For my snowman card I used the Snowman stamp from QKR Stampede. Isn't that snowman so stinkin' cute????!!!! I just love this guy. I stamped him on cream CS, and trimmed him out. I added some color using watercolor crayons, and then used some buttons where the buttons on the image were. For the sentiment, I used the Cold Hands stamp from QKR Stampede. Last, I layered the images onto some PP from Echo Park, and added some snowflake eyelets. Well that is all for now. If you like this snowman, be sure to check out all the other snowman stamps from QKR Stampede. They are great for Christmas cards...especially if you are like me, and end up sending your holiday cards out late...lol...at least you got the winter part covered...lol.

Eureka Santa

I wanted to show a another of the many cute Santa's from the Eureka Store and you'll find the link to this image in the description below.  This card is geared towards the guys but would work for anyone on your list.
I just love the Santas from Eureka Stamps, they are so much fun and easy to color and cut out for this style of card.

The Santa was colored with Copic Markers: red suit – R29,46,59, face – R20, E00,02, RV00, beard - C00,0,1,2.

Aleene’s tacky glue was used to attach the Flower Soft – Polar White.

Ranger Distress Ink – Tea Dye was used to ink distress the card.

The trees in the background are a die cut from Cuttlebug, I cut the dark grey then the green and sniped off the trunk on the green pieces and glued it to the grey and they are also glued to the card.

The sparkle paper has a plastic coating on it so the glitter doesn’t shed, I tore the edges and curled the corners with my finger then attached to the card with both tape and Aleene’s Paper Glaze because of the plastic coating then ink distressed.

The top panel is mounted on foam tape and Santa is mounted with single layers of thick carpet tape at the bottom and double where it attaches to the light brown cardstock.

Image: Eureka Stamps 6607 Santa on Skies - this image also comes in digital and a smaller size of rubber
Paper: unknown light brown, Best Creations Inc. glitter paper, Beckett Expressions – Iceberg
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink – tea dye

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pumpkins and Fence - Biblical Impressions

Hello and welcome! 
My card today uses a stamp 
from Biblical Impressions. 
It is called Pumpkins and fence # 29901. 

This is a fun image to color!
 I love doing all the shading and blending with my colored pencils!
Thanks for visiting today!
Stop by again!

Filagree Border

Hello stamping fans!

Today I have a card I made using the Filagree Border (#57703) from
As you can see a border stamp doesn't need to be used on an edge as a boarder.  Here I have stamped it onto some Kraft card stock and trimmed it to just the border to be used toward the center of the card.  I used some patterned paper and card stocks from my scraps stash for the other elements.

I used an EK Success border punch for the scalloped edge on the patterned paper.
For the hearts, I freehanded a couple hearts and cut them out.  Then used a Zig pen to put some dash marks around the edge of them.

The edges of the card were inked with Distress Ink.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Leave a comment if you wish.
Stop into the Eureka! Stamps store and take a look and see what different ways you might be able to use the wonderful images they have.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

So Thankful

Before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving, and in less then 2 months we will all be celebrating CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! ARRRRRGGGGGGG! Ok...panic attack over...lol. Today I wanted to share a simple card I made using a beautiful fall stamp from Biblical Impressions. I used the Lg. Cornucopia stamp for my card. This image is also available in a smaller size if you don't like bigger stamps. I stamped it onto some cream CS, and colored with watercolor crayons. I layered onto some brown CS and then onto a cream CS base. For the sentiment I used a rub-on. Like I said...simple, but honestly I think the image alone is just so pretty that you don't really need anything else.

Well that is all for now...have a great day!

QKR Stampede - "Book Bear"

Today I again chose the image  "Book Bear", which I think is totally cute.
I love this image.
Some time ago I bought the punch of Tim Holtz and now I have finally opened it and made a bookmark for a girl with name Sabine.
I hope, she likes it.

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

Have a nice day

Monday, November 7, 2011

Biblical - The Joy

Today I can show you another stamp from the Stamp Shop Biblical Impressions. It's called "The Joy". It is a tag that you both as a bookmark as well as supporters can use for a gift.

In the stamp shop, there are many biblical stamp, but also many other beautiful i,ages can find her there. A visit is worthwhile in any case, yes you might like one or the other stamp.

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

Have a nice day