Friday, July 30, 2010

Winter in JULY??

What?  For those of us in the states most of us are not thinking of winter right now.  We are still enjoying the last few summer days left till the leaves begin to turn and the winter settles in.  But, I just got some of the cutest Winter/Christmas stamps from QKR Stampede and I couldn't resist inking them up.  For starters I LOVE Snowmen!  Yes, I have a thing for them...heheee.  Who couldn't resist these cuties?  Also, we could use a little cooling off right about now.

Aren't these two of the sweetest snowmen ever?!  The first stamp is called Catching Snowflakes.  I just adore this snowman's jovial expression.  The second image is called Winter Friends. Looks like a great snow friend to me.  I hope you have enjoyed a little cooling while reading this post and have enjoyed my cards today.  Be sure to come back often for more inspiration using QKR Stampede stamps.
Happy Craftin', JennK

Thursday, July 29, 2010


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

Jessica L said...

I just finished the blog hop. Wow, what inspiring work! Makes me really want to break out my Christmas stamps and get to work!

I am a follower, facebook fan, and I've posted a link on my sidebar here:

Thanks so much for a chance to win!
You have won a $25- Shopping Spree from QKR Stampede (shipping will be paid too!) Please contact Maribeth at

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

August is almost here

Which means that school staarting is right around the corner, then comes Labor Day, (which is the last BIG holiday of the summer), then comes fall, the winter, and then................well you know what I mean. This year has just flown by for me.

This is Laralee and I decided that I needed to do a card for a friend of mine that is feeling I picked the smiling flowers (17002). This is just such a nice and friendly stamp and needless to say one of my favs.

I colored it with my copics and I put it on a card from Hallmark, oh and of course I had to put some stickles on it.

I hope that this brightens your day and hers.

Take time to stop and smell the flowers because before long they will be gone and snow doesn't smell.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thnking Of You

Good Monday morning, crafting friends! It's Jerusha here, to share a card with you today! Well, we are in the middle of summer. It has been hot and sunny here lately, although there is a nice breeze this morning. Summer is a great time for the kids to play outside (not like the winter when we are all freezing!) so we have spent a lot of time out at the park and going for walks and playing at the wading pool. The other day we were at the park with the kids and our youngest discovered the teeter totter. And since then he and his brother have been trying to figure out how to build one at home! That gave me the idea for this sweet card!

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

For this card, I have used At the Park. It is a super cute stamp! I love the colours on this card, so bright and cheery! Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Don't forget that you can get this card and other cute and quirky stamps in the QKR Stampede store!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


WELCOME to the QKR Stampede "FROSTY IN JULY - 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!

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, HERE.

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

The Deadline for entry will be Wednesday, July 28th at midnight EST. We will announce the winner on Thursday, July 29th.

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.

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

Christmas Owl

Hi there! Jessica here with you today. I wanted to share a Christmas card with you today. Since we are featuring some of the wonderful holiday and winter images from the QKR Store this month. To top it off, if you want to see more of these great winter/holiday images, join us right here tomorrow for our "Frosty in July" DT blog hop! Trust me you don't want to miss it. I just love seeing all the fabulous projects from the other DT ladies. So here is my winter card for today.

Isn't this guy adorable???!!! I just love all the owl images in the QKR Stampede Store. I have always been a fan of owls...and the owls from QKR are just adorable! This guy is called Christmas Cheer, and can be found HERE. I colored this guy with colored pencils, and added some crystal effects to the glasses. I also added some sparkly fun flock to the hat trim. I layered onto the PP (from TAC) and added the ribbon. I just love this ribbon technique. Now that I know the "cheater" way to do it, it is soooo Last I added the homemade brad.

That is all from me today, but be sure to stop back tomorrow for our "Frosty in July" blog hop!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pinecone Accent #2

Hello QKR fans - today's card features once again the Pinecone Accent stamp. 
This is quickly becoming a favorite stamp of mine. 
I have done so many different things with it! 
This time I stamped the pinecones onto a piece of dark teal paper and added color with colored pencils.
I then brushed Distress crackle paint (Rock Candy) over the image and let it dry. Once it was dry - the cracks appear. To enhance the cracks I added distress ink over the top. 
It really brings out the cracks!

The distress crackle paint was really fun to use 
and adds so much!
This card could be a Christmas card, happy winter, whatever! 
So many options in one stamp!

The big news is we are having a blog hop this Friday! 
Frosty in July - featuring winter themed cards!
Here is a sneak peek of my card:
I hope that 'peaks' your interest! See you at the hop!
Until next time......


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Peace Angel

Here is the darling "Peace Angel"--#16705 .  She is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with watercolors....I know, I am in a rut, but I love watercolors. Matted on green bazzil cardstock, then on peppermint candy paper then finally on red cardstock.  Confetti stars were added for embellishments.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dream tomorrow


My weekly card (showing how I feel right now :-) ... zzz

* stamp from QKR
* coloured the moon with "wet look" pens and embossed clear
* coloured rest with derwents
* cut pattern paper to different sizes
* added sentiment and bling
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Special Delivery!

Good morning to all the QKR fans who are visiting today! My project today is a card that was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC78) found here and uses the Special Delivery (#14010) stamp. When I first saw this stamp on the QKR Stampede website, I just knew I had to have it--what a fantastically different baby image--I just loved the image of the doctor "running" with that new little bundle of joy--such excitement!! For me, this stamp has so many possibilities--wouldn't this image be ideal used for baby shower invitations, baby shower cards, baby arrival announcements, or look great as part of a scrapbook layout???

My card is the standard A2 card (4-1/4" X 5-1/2"), layered with Baby Girl Quilt background paper by AdornIt. The eyelet border was punched with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, and the yellow layer was run through my Cuttlebug in the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The stamp image was stamped with Ancient Page Coal Black ink and colored with my Prismacolor water color pencils and a blender pen. The flowers are a generic paper flower with added generic rhinestone brads. The "It's A Girl" charm is by Darice. The pink and white ribbon is called Embrace Trim and is by Offray. If you would like to see another card example using this stamp, go to my blog to see another project.

In case you haven't heard, this Friday, July 23, is the Frosty in July Blog Hop which will feature Christmas-themed projects. If you haven't already done so, be sure to mark the date on your calendar and plan to spend some time with us. Tell all your stamping friends to do the same!! Take a few moments to go to the QKR Stampede website to check out the many Christmas stamp images--list some of your favorites and look for them on the Hop!!! There are so many fantastic images available, I had a tough time picking which ones to work with for this Hop. Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects:
Thanks for stopping by and visiting with us today at QKR Stampede. Be sure to come back tomorrow for another fantastic project! And make sure you come back Friday for the Frosty in July Blog Hop and some fantastic Christmas inspiration!!

Friday, July 16, 2010


I recieved my stamps yesterday and just had to work on this guy right away.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I want to make one of these for my hubby!!!  LOL, he will think it is funny too.  Stamped on watercolor paper to watercolor, a ribbon, background mat and a K&Co sticker complete the card. 

I'm Melting

I don't know about where you are but here in Arkansas it is HOT so I made this Christmas card to think Cold...using a QKR Stampede stamp Melting Snowman . Boy that is exactly what would happen if a snowman was built outside now I don't think it would last 10 minutes. To make my card I used some Creative Memories and Bo Bunny papers, embossed snowflakes on a piece of cranberry cardstock and sanded it, then added a little faux stitching.
We are having a Christmas In July blog hop on July 23rd so be sure to stop back by then for more Christmas card inspiration.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Holly-days

I'm still in a Christmas mood this week - anything to keep me cool in this Texas heat! For this card, I used the Holly stamp and the Deck the Halls sentiment set from QKR Stampede. I started by creating the multicolored green background using the Watercolor Distress technique (Technique Junkies Feb/March 2007 issue) and then I randomly stamped the Holly all over the background.

I also inked up the Holly with a green ink, stamped it off on scratch paper, and then stamped the faded Holly onto some ivory cardstock. The sentiment is stamped with a darker green ink over the Holly. Can you see how the holly looks sort of like a watermark behind the sentiment? I just couldn't resist adding a little red by coloring in some of the berries. I also sponged a little red ink around the edges to make the label pop out.

I hope this eye candy helps you think cool thoughts!

Holly from QKR Stampede
Deck the Halls set from QKR Stampede

Barn Door distress - Ranger
Peeled Paint distress - Ranger
Forest Moss distress - Ranger

Real Red
Naturals Ivory

red Copic marker
distress tool
Labels 8 die - Spellbinders
red twill ribbon - May Arts

Watercolor Distress - Feb/March 2007 issue of Technique Junkies

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I am soooooo sorry

I had this post to go live this morning and did not even get on the computer to see that it did.

This is Laralee and I really am sorry for this.

I have done soooo many cards this month and I can hardle wait for the blog hop to show you even more of them.

BUT for now...........................I love my Santa looking for his elves.......not his Elvis elves. Both the saying and the Santa are from QKR Rubber Stampede and they are both sooooooo cute. I colored them with my copics and the background paper is from PC many moons ago.

The other card is also from the Christmas area and I just thought it was so cute. If I keep going like this I will have all of my Christmas cards done way before Christmas.

You just have to go to the QKR store and see all of the wonderful things that Maribeth has up in the store.

Have a ball for now and think CHRISTMAS and maybe you will cool off.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Secrects and friends are Meant to be Kept

It is my day to post boy its been a busy weekend ,I made this card for a little girl named Bella, You can read her story on my blog ,Make sure you have tissue close by.I love this stamp I remember when I was a little girl telling secrets we thought they were so big lol .I hope you like the card .I'm working on a new one now can wait to show you Saturday until then Have a great week Big hugs Sarah

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stringing Buttons

Hello again! It's Jerusha here and it is my turn to share my latest QKR Stampede card with you! This week I have chosen the stamp, Stringing Buttons.

Some could argue that this is a Holiday stamp and that she is getting ready for the tree, but I think it applies for any time. She's crafting! And that is what I like to do best! And I am sure you do, too. So stop by the store and choose some stamps and get to it!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Fun!

Hello and happy Summer!  I hope the sun is shining bright for you today.  With the summer reading programs around for everyone I thought it would be fun to create a bookmark with this silly kitty.  Bringing some of the fun summer activities to you while you read your favorite book.  

He is all ready to DIVE into your book too!!  HEHEHEE!  If you love this silly kitty as much as I do you can get him for yourself HERE.  Hope you enjoyed my project today. 
Have a GREAT weekend!!  JennK

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Camp Notes

Hi there. It is Jessica here today. I wanted to share a little set of note cards I made using some of the adorable QKR Stampede images. In 10 days I will be sending my oldest DD off to Girl Scout overnight camp for the first time ever. Lets just say, mom is a little freaking Well, I wanted to make her some little note cards to be able to write home. I made 4 cards, and will have the envelopes all addressed and stamped for her. Here is the whole set.(sorry about my toes in And here is a close-up of each card.
As you can see, they are very simple note cards, but I thought they still turned out cute. For each card, I cute a piece of PP for the background. Then added the "hello" & "from camp!" sentiments. For the first card, I used the QKR Stampede image called Patchwork Sun. I colored the image with marker, and used colors from the PP background. The second card I used the QKR Stampede image called Roasting Marshmallows. I colored the image with colored pencils, and added some liquid applique to the marshmallows. I can honestly say I am looking forward to getting one of these in the mail...I am going to miss her soooooo much!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Christmas in July?! YES!!!

Welcome QKR Friends!
This is Barb, bringing you today's post!
 The theme for today's July Blog posting is CHRISTMAS!
If you have been out to QKR's online store - 
you have maybe noticed that they have some super cute Christmas designs! 
Today I am featuring a card I made using Pine cone accent # 19603.
I chose this stamp because I live in Northern Minnesota
 where pine trees are plentiful!
 I love all things pine cone!
The image was stamped onto white paper then colored with colored pencil. 
I added some liquid applique to make the snow. 
In case you are not familiar with Minnesota - snow can be plentiful here as well. 
 I then distressed the edges to make the image pop more.
The background paper is from Graphic 45. 
They have some of the most delicious papers! 

Thanks for visiting today!
 Drop over to the QKR store and check out all the
 great images that are available! 
Until next time!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Hello! This is Chris! I hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day Weekend. Today I am sharing a masculine card using this versatile Old Car image. For this card, I used the STARBURST Technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter April 2006 Issue. I made a mistake though, and covered up the center by using a sketch! OY! ;)

Here are some more details:
Stamps: Old Cars from QKR Stampede
Cardstock: Glossy, DP unknown it was a scrap!, Light Blue, White
Accessories: Brayer, Spectrum Pad, Blue & White grosgrain, Blender Pen, MS Decorative Punch, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!
Chrissy D

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Hello, again, from Carol! Today marks the federal holiday for Independence Day and so I thought I would share a card I made using the Waving Flag stamp image from QKR Stampede. I absolutely LOVE this image and will never tire of it! I love the simplicity of the design and the movement depicted in the image. I have used this stamp for Memorial Day and Flag Day projects and pulled it out, once again, for Independence Day! Speaking of Independence Day, did you know that the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence on July 2, 1776? A Committee of Five then drafted a document, the Declaration of Independence, and after debates and revisions, the document was approved on July 4, 1776. Did you know that in Bristol, Rhode Island, the first celebration of Independence Day, was marked with the firing of 13 gunshots at morning and as evening fell. That same year, in Philadelphia, the celebration was marked with a congressional dinner, toasts, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships in the harbor were decorated with red, white and blue bunting. Did you know that in 1778, in celebration of Independence Day, General George Washington provided a double ration of rum to his soldiers and had an artillery salute? We owe our tradition of celebrating this day to John Adams, who wrote in a letter to his wife:  ". . . It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, . . . bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." What fun little facts! OK, on to my card!! In honor of Independence Day, and with the Declaration of Independence in mind, I wanted to create a card with a vintage/Americana/folk art look to it:

My focal image, of course, is the Waving Flag stamp which can be found here in the QKR Stampede store. To achieve the look of old parchment paper, I started with Stampin' Up!'s Very Vanilla card stock and rubbed Memento Desert Sand over the entire piece of card stock. Then I sponged the following colors: Vivid! Straw, Brown and Taupe (in that order), then rubbed the Desert Sand over the entire piece again. The edges were then inked using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The date was printed on my computer, cut out with a Nestability Oval die and layered onto a piece of card stock that was cut with a Nestability Scallop Oval die, then adhered with dimensional foam. The Waving Flag was colored with markers and stamped off twice, then stamped a third time for the focal image (I wanted an older, faded look for the stamped image).

Be safe today as you celebrate Independence Day!! Thanks for stopping by and spending time with us today at QKR Stampede.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Friday

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!
I have been away on a mission trip and I am on my way home today. The internet is not the greatest so I have to make my post short and sweet.
My card share with you today features a beautiful stamp Flower Blossom. I added lots of Stickles to make it sparkle,

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pointillism Snow Couple

Isn't this snowman couple adorable? My favorite seasons are fall and winter, and not just because the weather is cooler. I have some wonderful memories of making snowmen and snowangels as a kid, and stamps like this bring those memories back. Since I live in Texas, it's rather hard to make snowmen here. LOL

These images are from QKR Stampede, and I colored the snow couple with copic markers in some frosty blue colors. The background is created using the Pointillism technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter (December 2006 issue). There are lots of snowmen in the QKR Stampede store, and I'm looking forward to using more of them. Are you ready for Christmas yet??

Snowman Couple from QKR Stampede
Deck the Halls from QKR Stampede

Tuxedo Black Memento
Night of Navy (SU)

Whisper White (SU)
Night of Navy (SU)
watercolor paper

Copic markers
watercolor crayons
ribbon (SU)
Ribbon Tags Trio die (Spellbinders)

Pointillism (Technique Junkies December 2006 issue)