Monday, February 28, 2011

Such a Silly Cow

This is now one of my favorite cow images, I like that it takes very little coloring to have her/Loving Life looking pretty!

I wanted a wide border to print a sentiment on so the out of the box technique for the cow helped create it.  The sentiment is computer generated. 
I then masked off the cow with a sticky note (which I'll store for later use) and stamped on the fence, it took two stamping across the panel and I started on the left.

Prismacolor pencils were used to color the image.

Stamps: QKR Stampede, Loving Life, Wooden Fence
Paper: Bazzill - white, Remember When - black, The Paper Company - red
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:Making Memories - Button brads, Aleene’s tacky glue, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil
Tools: cutting scissors, paper stumps, Cuttlebug and dies - Asterisk, Tiny Tags (inside - flower centers) straight pin, piercer

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi All!!!

It's me, Kristine again...and I am still playing with this adorable girl image "Picking Flowers"! I decided to use her to make a birthday card this time. What do you think?

I really love her in these bright, fun colors!

"Picking Flowers" by QKR stampede
"Happy Birthday" by QKR Stampede
Cosmo Cricket patterned paper
Prism Paper Cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black & Ladybug dye ink
Copic Markers
Prima flowers
Spellbinders Dies
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

This image is so perfect for any card you might need. Just change the sentiment or leave it without one! I hope I've inspired you to get stamping today!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Got me a Frog!

-Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps were used to color the image except for the skin which was done with Copic markers.

-I love the out of the box technique for keeping the panel and borders smaller and it made a big difference in the layout for this card.

-The fence image is stamped on both panels at once by measuring and lining the panel up to each other and the card’s edge (repostitional tape held them together). When stamping two layers at once there is always an area that doesn’t get stamped but the borders will cover it. Once the borders are attached it’s easy to line the panels up again with the measurements taken before stamping. I keep small sewing slide rulers handy so I don’t have to jot down the measurements.  Here's a photo of two:

-The faux embossing on the card base is done by punching the frogs, layering two together and gluing them to the card. Trim the edges as needed.

-The Kraft, green, designer paper and frogs were ink distressed.

Stamps: (direct links) 12806 Little Boy, 17814 Wooden Fence
Paper: Stampin Up retired papers including the plaid, Marco’s white
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - peeled paint
Accessories: The Paper Studio – brads, Prismacolor pencils, Copic markers, Aleene’s tacky glue
Tools: McGill frog punch, paper cutter, cutting scissors, paper stumps, mat pack and piercer for bards, sponge

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Heaven Sent Blog Hop WINNER!!!

Hi there. Sorry for the post being so late. I have not had much computer time the past few days, and my wifi is super slow right now. BUT...I was finally able to get on tonight and used to pick a Blog Hop winner! Soo...after counting the entries, there was 15 entries to win. (Some posts had more then one entry.) picked.....



Congrats Bridget! Please contact Maribeth to claim your prize!

Also...please don't forget there is an awesome sale going on at the QKR Stampede Store right now. So if you didn't win this hop, you can still take advantage of the buy 5 get 1 FREE sale!

Tooth Fairy Quilt

Hi there. I hope you all enjoyed our hop last weekend. I will be picking a winner for the gift certificate later today, and hope to have it posted by this evening. Well today I thought I would continue with using one of the QKR Stampede Angel stamps and show you this Tooth Fairy image. Isn't she cute?!! I colored her with marker, and fussy cut her out. I added some smootch to her wings and the teeth, and some copper stickles to the coin. Next, I layered her onto this "quilted" background with foam tape. There is a great tutorial on Splitcoast for how to make this background. It really is very easy, and looks sooo cool. It is also a great way to use some of those scraps of PP up...since you only need 3/4" x 3/4" squares. Last I added the little pink "pearls" and the rub-on sentiment.
That is all from me for now. Be sure to check out the QKR Stampede Store for more angel images and TONS of other fun images.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bundled Up -Brrr It's Cold

 OK maybe it isn't as cold right now, but living in WI it can change on a dime up until the middle of April.
QKR Stampede has so many wonderful choices of images to use- I love that you can buy either red rubber or digital to choose your favorites.
This image is called Bundled Up and is cute as a button.
I stamped this image several times on various patterned paper- now you know I had to fussy cut each piece and put them together.
The image was matted with a Spellbinder circle, I used several embellishment gems from Pizzaz APlenty to adorn the circle and the corners.
I have been on a mission to use several supplies I have in my stash- the green adhesive ribbon and fuzzy chenille were just perfect to add to this quick card.
I like having cards like this available in case I need a quick card- all I need to do is add a sentiment.
Background paper from DCWV glitter stack.

Don't be left out in the cold- order your stamps today from the QKR Stampede store.

Order any 5 stamps (rubber or digi-stamps) online at QKR Stampede and receive the 6th one FREE! When submitting payment, include the item number of your free stamp -- your choice, no price restrictions. Hurry!! Offer ends the end of the month. We must receive your order by midnight February 28th, 2011.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Over a Barrel

Hello my friends

Today we have the 4nd Tuesday of the month February and I can show you a card. Today I decided me for the stamp "Over a Barrel". from the shop QKR Stampede. I love those kind of images ;-)
The German words "Hey, was gibts" is translated "Hey, what is" ;-)

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

Have a nice day

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Heaven Sent Blog Hop!!!

WELCOME to the QKR Stampede "Heaven Sent 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!

You will have an opportunity to win a $20- Shopping Spree from QKR Stampede (shipping will be paid too!) This is what you have to do for a chance to WIN:

1. HOP through AND comment on each blog - please make sure the Blog Hop is LIVE, THEN come back here and let us know you did so!

2. For another chance, follow this blog!

3. For another chance, become a Fan on Facebook, HERE.

4. For another chance, spread the word about our Blog Hop on your blog.

Be sure to leave a comment here telling us each thing you did.

The Deadline for entry will be Wednesday, February 23th at midnight EST. We will announce the winner on Thursday, February 24th on the QKR Stampede Blog.

Now it is time to see some awesome QKR Stampede projects featuring the Angel images.
So without further is the hop you go...and don't forget to leave some love along the way for your chance to win!

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 Stampede (You are here!)
2. Barb
3. Roxie
4. Dawn
5. Monika
6. Kristie
7. Jessica
8. Kristine
9. QKR Stampede

One Pear, Different Cards

Hello Friends!   Today I'm showing you 2 cards made with the Pear (#3801) image from QKR Stampede.  A couple weeks ago I showed you a simple note card I made with this stamp and I really went to town with this particular image.  I have loved working with it and thought I would show you a couple more cards I made with this stamp.  It comes in rubber and digital form both.
Both of these images were stamped on white card stock and colored with watercolor crayons. I used scraps from my never ending scrap stash to layer them.  The Cards are different colors and dimensions.
I wanted to show a couple different ways you could use the same image to make very different cards.  I think I have succeeded, as these cards are very different from each other. 
I hope you have enjoyed these cards and will go take a look at this and all the other fabulous images at QKR Stampede.
Be sure to come back tomorrow, Friday, February 18th for our Design Team Blog Hop.  You won't want to miss the inspiration we have for you.
Thanks for stopping by.  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.  We love your feedback!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Patched Hearts

Happy Wednesday to all you QKR fans! 
Today's post from balmy Minnesota
 (it's above zero - that is balmy here). 
My card today features the cute stamp
 Patched Hearts #23203.
Since it is Valentine's week, I thought I'd ink up this stamp.
I had this patriotic paper in my stash and thought it
 would be cute with this image. 
This could be a great Fourth of July card too!
 Thinking summer here, trying to beat cabin fever.
I stamped onto kraft paper then colored with colored pencils.
 I used a glaze pen to highlight the black areas.
I used my favorite Nestabilities label set and 
doodled around the edge with a fine tip black pen.
Thanks for stopping!
Head on over to the QKR Store and grab some
 of their great stamps for yourself!
Until next time....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hug Me

This little Hug Me boy just makes me smile. I used Basic Grey papers from their Marjolaine line which is PERFECT for making guy cards.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Spring!

I hope your Saturday is off to a fabulous start!!!

Since so many of you are dealing with crazy winter weather the last couple of weeks, I thought I would give you a little glimpse into Spring with this cute girl "Picking Flowers".

"Picking Flowers" by QKR Stampede
"Happy Valentine's Day" by QKR Stampede (I just inked the "Happy" & "Day)
Memento tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
The Paper Studio patterned paper
Prism Paper Prismatics Cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Spellbinders Dies

I hope that this puts you in a fun, spring mood!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Sundae Bear

This guy obviously ate a couple sundaes prior to this one but then that's a pretty big dish!  These bears always bring on a smile!

Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps were used to color the image using the Gamsol technique. Baby oil replaces the Gamsol/mineral spirits.

The cherry was stamped a second time in red, cut out and placed over the original, shaded with pencils and covered with Paper Glaze.

The diagonal printing on the base was computer generated.

Stamps: QKR Stampede – 3001 Bear with Sundae
Paper: Stampin Up – sand, Paper Flair – Designer paper including the black
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Computer ink
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, Making Memories – button brads, Aleene’s Paper Glaze
Tools: paper stumps, computer printer, cutting scissors, guillotine paper cutter

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Altered Tag

Hi there QKR Fans! I am so glad you stopped by today. Today I wanted to share an altered item with you..using THIS QKR Stampede stamp. First...let me show you the "before" photo... I found this tag in my bedroom recently. It was attached to a pair of jeans I purchased a while ago. I saved it to alter...then lost it...because I loose Well I stumbled upon it again the other day, and decided to "fix" it. When I picked out the Philippians 4:4-7 stamp, I wasn't' sure what I was going to do with it...but I just liked it for some reason. So, I thought it would be a perfect fit for this tag. Here is what i ended up with...
What do you think? This is really out of my norm, but I love the way it turned out! I used the papers from Echo Park, and black ink. I covered the tag, and ink distressed the entire thing with black ink. I then added the verse image...which was stamped on cream CS, and also ink distressed. Last I added some embellishments. I added chipboard flowers (which I covered in EP papers), black pearls, black rhinestones, and some white pearls.
Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop back daily. All the talented DT gals post regularly, and they have such wonderful eye candy to see! Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ask And It Shall Be Given

I am so thrilled to have found this wonderful sentiment from Biblical Impressions from QKR Stampede  it is called ASK.
I used some wonderful lace trim and flowers from Pizzaz APlenty. I used my hand punch to cut paper flowers from an old dictionary.The sentiment was shape cut  and matted with a Spellbinder shape.
I used some some blue Copic to highlight the words. Card stock from my stash.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

One of those Days

Hello my friends

Today we have the 2nd Tuesday of the month of February and I can show you a card. I decided me for the stamp "One of Those Days" from the shop QKR Stampede. I am to have such nonsense and have taken the stamp for a card to the 30th Birthday.
The German text "Einer von diesen Tagen" is translated "one of those days". Let's see what the birthday child will say to the card.  ;-)

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

Have a nice day

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hot Peppers!

Hello and happy Sunday to all the  QKR Fans out there! 
Today's card features the hot pepper stamps!
8205 Hot Pepper and 8206 Spicy Pepper
Pretty simple card - I wanted the color to be the main focus of the card.
I used colored pencil and nestabilities. Background paper is from Bo Bunny.
Thanks for stopping today!
Have a great day!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentines Day

Other than Christmas and Easter, Valentine's Day is one of my favorites and I just love this stamp Those Dearest because of it's message.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Simple note card

Hello blogger friends!  Today I'm showing you a simple note card that I made using the Pear image (#3801) from QKR Stampede.  I stamped the image twice onto white card stock and cut one out with a Nestabilities oval die. 
The images were colored with watercolor crayons and layered onto another oval cut of yellow patterned paper.
I fussy cut one pear and adhered it on top of the other with foam tape. 
The cream card stock behind the ovals was embossed with my Cuttlebug and a Sizzix texture plate.
The entire thing was layered onto a kraft card stock base.
The corners were all rounded and this simple note card was done.
I like the simple clean look of this card as well as the dimension of the pear.
What do you think? 
 Leave a comment and let me know.  Then hop on over to the QKR Stampede site and see this image as well as the many other available.  They are available in rubber or digi form.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

QKR Stampede Angel

I love this cute angel called Angel Wishes! I used scraps to create the card base, then sewed along the "seams". This is a digi image (you can also get the same image in rubber), so I could remove her mouth (that looks like she is singing) with my Paint program. That's one of the cool things about digi images is that you can get so many more uses with them.
She is colored with Copics and colored pencils and gamsol. I glittered her wings and the star and added brads.