Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Hey Everyone - Barb here. 
What happened to the month of JUNE?? I cannot believe today is the 30th! 
The Fourth of July is just right around the corner! Summer is half over already!
 With that said - I would like to close out the month of June with a card I made using planting a garden and how does your garden grow?
I first started with a white circle and gently distress it with Antique Linen Distress ink. 
I added Tea Dye around the edges. I then stamped 'Gardening' in black ink. 
Colored with my colored pencils, keeping the colors soft so it looked a little more aged. 
I thought a monochromatic color scheme would work well with this image, 
so I used my Bo Bunny swiss dots paper in two coordinating shades.
 I love how soft and pretty this turned out. 
I had a matching ribbon so I used that as well.

I masked the Garden Grow stamp to just use the word 'Grow".
 Thought that expression sort of fit with the ragdoll's expression. 
This is such a fun stamp. I've really enjoyed working with it!

Now next month our theme will be CHRISTMAS in July!!!!
 I'm looking forward to seeing what our wonderful design team has come up with. 
Stay tuned to this blog for more information!

In closing - in the spirit of 'GROW" -
 I'm adding a picture of MY garden (Harley's Garden). 
It has grown so much in the past weeks due to the huge amount of rain we have gotten!
Harley's Garden one week ago.

Harley's Garden today!
Ah summer! My favorite time of year!
Hope to see you all back here in July! 
There will be a blog hop that you won't want to miss!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Bubbles of Fun

Hi everyone! It's Jerusha here, excited to be posting on the QKR blog today! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We went camping this past weekend and spent three days in the sun, running after our two little boys and now I can say that I am pretty much exhausted! But, at the end of the camping trip, as I was taking the boys out of the car and going into the house, I looked at them and really, really need a bath! And then the idea for this card was born!

How cute is this stamp? I used Bubble Bath for this card, and it was so fun to play with! I used a Sakura stardust pen on the metal of the bucket to make it look a little shiny, and then I couldn't resist using some stickles on the bubbles to make them a little sparkly, too!

You can find this stamp and many others in the QKR Stampede store. There are lots of cute and fun stamps there, truly something for everyone. Go have a look!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fish out of water-Cow over the moon-Pink rose

Here is a card using the fish and the lure. I matted on a paper that has a mottled water look, and then on navy and cream. The fish is stamped on watercolor paper and embossed in black, then watercolored.

I just love the Cow stuck on the moon. Such a cute stamp which can be used for most events, like birthdays, babies or even encouragement cards. I stamped her on white cardstock and watercolored the image, cut it close and popped it on a starry background and used the Eleanor Roosevelt quote. I also used tiny yellow star brads on the corner of the starry paper.

This rose stamp is going to be one of my favorites. I stamped it on white cardstock and watercolored the image. The leaves I cut and popped both the rose and the leaves at the bottom of the rose. My sister had given me a tissue box that was silver lined so I used it for the center of the white scallop circle, all on pink polka dot paper, matted on black card stock and then white
cardstock. I used a little strip of black scallop just to finish it off.

It's Friday!!

I am so happy for Friday to finally be here.  Seems like my week had been so busy.  Now that the kids are involved in all the summer activities it seems like I am busier than ever.  What happened to the "Lazy" days of summer?  Ha!  In all the excitement of the week I did manage to get a few cards done all about summer fun.
 The first one I used this cute stamp swimming kitty.
He was so quick to color in.  I just love his silly smile.
The second card I created is all about the upcoming 4th of July celebration.  When I first saw this butterfly stamp I knew I was gonna have to have it!  It is called Patriotic Butterfly.  Isn't it great?! 

I stamped the image 3 times and embossed them.  I love the look and versatility of this stamp.  
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  Have a great weekend!  JennK

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Camping fun...

Hi there...Jessica here today. Hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far. My family is into "cheap" summer activities. We actually own some property about an hour from our house, so we spend a lot of time there camping all summer long. We recently found a spot to fish there too...thanks to the beavers that dammed up the Well today I wanted to share a camping themed card with you.
I just love these ant stamps. There is a whole bunch of cute ant images in the QKR Store. If you haven't stumbled upon them sure to check them out HERE. I think they are perfect for summer. I used the ant roasting marshmallows image for this card. I colored him with colored pencils and trimmed him...which wasn't He is very detailed. I added some liquid applique to the marshmallows to make them look puffy and toasted. For the base of the card I used white CS, and layered the blue PP onto that. I thought it looked like a starry sky. I tore the edge of the green CS, and did some ink distressing to it. The camper I cut using my Cricut, and added some striped PP to the windows to look like curtains. Did you ever notice camper curtains always look retro? LOL! I also added a little moon. Well, that is all I have for you today. I hope you take the time to check out some of the other cute ant images in the QKR Stampede store, as well as the many other cute and quirky images.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WOW time really does fly by

Hi everyone, this is Laralee and I cannot believe that it has been 2 weeks already.

Next week is the 1st of July already, where has the year gone?

Well I made this card for a friend that was just saying that she felt like a prisoner in her own house, and I thought that she needed a pick me up.

Both the saying and the image are from QKR Rubber Stampede and I just had to have them.

I used white card stock to stamp them and then colored them with my copics. I wanted to used somewhat muted colors......and I am hoping that achieved a good look.

The background paper is some of my stash that I have had forever, and seeing how my wonderful husband has put me on a paper ban until I use up some of what I have (besides I am really trying to go green) I found this paper and loved it.

Hope that everyone has a great day (maybe even dry here) and if it is wet in your part of the country.......stay in and CREATE.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Owl Always Love You

Here is my sleepy owl ,He has been thinking about his love all day ,This was the card I gave my Hubby for Father Day ,I just think he is to cute ,The last time I was suppose to show you my wood back ground that didn't work out to good ,I'm going to keep on trying and you will be the first to see ,I made another card today for a little girl named Bella I was going to have a post but my son has been sick so I couldn't do it .But Ill have it up July 6Th .I hope you like my card.Have a great Day .See you Saturday!Hugs Sarah

Monday, June 21, 2010

To The Moon!

Carol, here, with another QKR project . . . and no history tidbits today! My project today features the Rocket Dog (#12404) and To The Moon (#11801) stamps by QKR Stampede. Rocket Dog was stamped with Ancient Page Coal Black Waterproof Dye Ink and colored with Prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen. Memento Summer Sky was sponged around the image. To The Moon was stamped with Stampin' Up!'s Elegant Eggplant ink. If you want to see another card made with Rocket Dog, check out this post at my blog. 

I know you've seen and heard this here before, but if you haven't checked out the stamp selection at the QKR Stampede website, you really should! I have spent quite a bit of time perusing the many images and still get surprised when I see some of the projects of my design team companions. If you'd like to see another project using another QKR Stampede image, go to my blog, where every Monday is QKR Monday! Here is a sneak peek at the project I have featured at my blog using the Old Car stamp:

As always, thanks for stopping by today and spending some time with us here at QKR Stampede. Have a great day!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fairy cow

These cow-images from QKR are just "mooooo" adorable!! I love all of them :-)

Friday, June 18, 2010


Hi Everyone-
Congratulations to the Blog Hop Winner!!! The winner is:
youiesmom said...

Just finished the hop. What wonderful, creative stampers in this group. Got lots of great ideas. I don't have a blog or belong to Facebook, but I've got all these ladies in my favorites. Nice job everyone!
Babe O'Mara

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Have a great day!

New Family

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! This is Ceal and I am sharing a great summer card with you using the stamp New Family. This is a great stamp to use on moving, housewarming or could even be used as a baby new addition card.
Other supplies are October Afternoon papers and Labels 4 Nesties, added a ribbon and flower from my stash.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Raspberry Thank You card

This Raspberry Label stamp from QKR Stampede is just gorgeous. I combined this with the Thank You stamp (also from QKR Stampede) and Card Patterns Sketch 68 to create this quick card. There are times when you just need a quick thank you card, and this one certainly fit the bill. All I had to do was color in the leaves and berries and then cut it out (less than 15 minutes). The sketch from Card Patterns was perfect for this stamp. I kept the layers minimal and I only used a simple white ribbon for an embellishment so the raspberry label would stand out.

If you type in "label" in the search box on QKR Stampede, you will see all kinds of gorgeous label stamps. Roses, mason jars, raspberries, and apple blossoms adorn different label shapes. I need to collect all of these!

Did you know that QKR Stampede offers all their stamps as digital images as well as rubber?? This is an exciting new development! Now you can have QKR Stampede digital images within minutes of ordering if you are impatient like me. :-) Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How does YOUR garden grow?

Hello QKR fans ! It's Wednesday and it's my turn to post! 
This week my card features 13710 Watering and 12407 Garden Grow.
I'm trying to think summer here in rainy Minnesota. 
I used my oval nestabilities to cut an oval from white paper. Then I distressed the white paper with Distress inks to give an aged look. The ragdoll is stamped in black then colored with colored pencils. Then I layered it onto a scalloped oval cut from pink paper. A little doodle-ing around the edges give the oval a little definition.
I made my card a 5 1/4" square card. The background paper is from Doodlebug. If you click here I have another card posted at my personal blog using the same background paper but in a different color. That is one thing I love about these stamps - they are very versatile!!!
I used my Martha Stewart border punch to punch the white border 
then adhered it to a strip of pink paper and used mounting tape
to bump it up so it didn't get lost against the bright pink card. 
The pretty ribbon I had in my 'stash'. 
Just a nice and summery card!
Glad you could stop by today! 
Hope you will leave a comment. 
They are always appreciated!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Hello! This is Chris...Are you getting ready for summer??? I know I am! We have had rain the past several days, and I heard from the weatherman the sun is going to shine the rest of the I am thinking, we may go to the beach!

Todays card uses the ADORABLE Fisherman set...

Here are a few details:
Technique: Technique Junkie Newsletter Warhol technique from the 2005 Newsletter
Stamps: Gone Fishing and Sentiments from QKR Stampede
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Garden Green, Cocoa, Barely Banana, Vanilla
Accessories: Dew Drops, Martha Stewart Punch, Dimensionals

Thank you for taking a closer look! Have a great day!
Chrissy D

Monday, June 14, 2010

Gone Fishing with Friends

This is my card for this week. I used an encaustic wax background in blues and greens then embossed the hungry fish on it in gold, same for the tied fly. The friends wording is an acrylic sticker bought at Michaels a year or so ago. It is layered on gold cardstock and a scallop punch of brown houndstooth cardstock. All is framed with a nutmeg brown textured cardstock. I love the background---looks very water-ish. lol

Flag Day

Today is Flag Day (it is also my brother's birthday!). My project today, in celebration of Flag Day, features the Waving Flag (#16112) stamp by QKR Stampede which is represented by two cards. Two different card layouts using the same stamp image.

Here, also, is a brief little history about Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second Continental Congress, which happened on June 14, 1777. As far back as 1861, several individuals and organizations played crucial roles in establishing a national Flag Day celebration. The first official observance of Flag Day occurred in 1885 at the Stony Hill School in Waubeka, Wisconsin, and was lead by 19-year-old grade school teacher Bernard J. Cigrand, who is credited with being the "Father of Flag Day". Mr. Cigrand gave 2,188 speeches about the flag and patriotism and wrote hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles advocating the recognition of the adoption of the nation's flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day, and in August, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. The National Flag Day Foundation, based in Waubeka, Wisconsin, holds an annual observance for Flag Day on the second Sunday in June with a ceremonial raising of the flag, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the Star Spangled Banner, a parade, and other activities. I hope you enjoyed these fun facts about Flag Day. To be honest, I didn't know that much about Flag Day, except that it was also my brother's birthday, until I did a little research. Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with us today. Have a great day!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


WELCOME to the QKR Stampede "Summer/Patriotic" 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 $25- 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,
4. For another chance, spread the word about our Blog Hop on your blog!

The Deadline for entry will be Wednesday, June 15th at midnight EST. I will announce the winner on Thursday, June17th.

Now on to some INSPIRATION 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.

Please start by going to Desiree's Blog! See you back here at the end of today's hop...

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the Hop!

Father's Day Shirt

Hi there...Jessica here today. I hope you are all geared up and ready for our big June Blog Hop tomorrow. Starting right here! Our talented design team ladies will be showing you some Picnic and/or Patriotic themed projects. Trust me, you won't want to miss this! So be sure to stop back tomorrow and see all the eye candy these wonderful ladies have to show you.
Today I wanted to share a quick CAS card for you. I recently learned how to make these adorable folded shirts out of PP. I thought it would be an adorable father's day card for my hubby. Here is my card.I used some PP I had laying around...oh and this works best with double-sided PP. I used some twill ribbon to make a tie, and added a little button to the shirt also. There really is so much you could do with this folded shirt! If you would like to know how to make them yourself...stop on over to my blog HERE and there is a link to a great tutorial in my post of this same card. I added this sentiment from one of the great QKR Stampede sets. This set is called Happy Birthday, and actually comes with 4 "holiday" greetings. This is just one of the many great sentiment stamps in the QKR Stampede many more great ones to choose from.

That is all from me today...but be sure to stop back tomorrow and hop along to each of our blogs and see the great summery cards we have to share with you. Here is a little sneak peek of what you will find on my blog tomorrow!

Wanna see more? Well hop on over tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Indian card

I am posting for QKR Rubber Stampede today and boy am I excited. Number 1 I love playing with their rubber stamps and secondly WE ARE HAVING A BLOG HOP THIS WEEKEND!!

Isn't that exciting. We need everyone to come and see what the DT has been doing.

OK OK OK now for my post.

I used my teepee stamp and stamped it out using StazOn black ink, I used white cardstock )because I am old fashioned and white goes with anything) then I used a patterned paper from SEI that I had and used my CM wave cutting board. Then I colored the teepee with my copics (I know what a shock). Then I wanted to do something inside and I found this digi from Stamp-N-Doodle that just screamed at me that it would match. I loved the way that this card has turned out. I was going to do it as a birthday card, but I am not sure yet and it is so versitile that I can use it for about anything.

Well that is all for me TODAY, just wait until this weekend.

I aint Loin

Here is one of my June stamps. I sorta wish I saved this "cute lil lion" for my hubby for Fathers Day because the saying was so cute. :) I'm working on a couple more cards for this upcoming Fridays BIG Patriotic blog hop. I can't wait to see what all the ladies make!

Sorry I didn't show up on the Saturday I was supposed to, I misunderstood and thought it was the following Saturday. Oh well..... The card didn't turn out good anyhow. It's 2:00 AM now, and I am sorta lost on words right now, so I will see you Friday on our blog hop, hopefully your all as excited about it as I am.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Sleepy Bear

Today I feel just about as sleepy as the bear on this card! But somehow, the bear is a lot cuter than me while sleepy...especially when I haven't had any caffeine yet!

For this card, I've used the stamp Napping Bear. It was really easy to colour in and then embellish. There are tons of awesome stamps like this in the store. Go check it out!

Have a great day!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Good Friday Morning! It's Ceal here and its my day to share a card with you. For my card I used this beautiful Rose Label stamp. This stamps is so versatile, you can stamp any sentiment in the inside of the label and it is adorned by beautiful roses.  It makes a great CAS card.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wordy Butterflies

Have you seen this Love Faith Hope set over in the QKR Stampede store? I had to have this as soon as I saw it, and here are some quick and simple cards using each of the four words.

I love seeing sets of cards in different colors, and that is what I've done here. I chose to use some bold summery colors - Olive, Pumpkin, Teal, and Riding Hood Red from Stampin Up. The butterfly is die cut and then dry embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I stamped each word and then punched it out with an oval punch and matted them with a scallop oval punch.

Instead of using pearls or bling for the butterfly bodies, I decided to go bold and chunky with large clear buttons. I tied them with some tiny white ribbon (1/8") and adhered them with glue dots.

I hope you head over to QKR Stampede to see all the great stamps they have in their store. It's so much fun to browse through all the different categories. :-)

Love Faith Hope set from QKR Stampede

Teal, Olive, Pumpkin, Riding Hood Red

White, Teal, Olive, Pumpkin, Riding Hood Red

clear button
white ribbon - Offray
oval and scallop oval punches - EK Success
Swiss Dots embossing folder - Provocraft
butterfly die - Sizzix

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Texture Wednesday

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the QKR blog! Today's card features going fishing. I've had fun with this stamp! The design of this card is based on a sketch I found at The Sweetest Thing's blog. Because the design was fairly simple, I decided to jazz it up by using bold colors and texture!
I used two different embossing folders. 
I then stamped my image onto the dark terra cotta paper. 
I really like how the coloring turned out. 
It seems to have so much more dimension when colored onto a dark paper.
Thanks for stopping by today! 
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Stay tuned to this blog - I hear there is going to be a new blog hop soon!!!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Playground see-saw

To see more of these adorable stamps, visit QKR Stampede's shop!

Is There a Nurse in the House?

Hello! I hope this finds you ready and refreshed after your holiday weekend! This is Chris from Wisconsin and I am here to share a card with you! Splitcoast Stampers had a challenge yesterday for the Clean and Simple Challenge and we were to make a card for a HERO. I thought of the many, many nurses who have helped others selflessly, working long hours, listening to people complain and nursing them to better health.

Here are some more details:
Stamps: NURSE from Qkr Stampede
Paper: Red, Black and White
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Red Gingham,

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D