Friday, August 31, 2012

QKR Challenge Anything Goes Week


This week the designers on team A have lots of special treats lined up for your viewing pleasure;)
Make sure you are playing along weekly and get in on the chance for...
 digital stamps from QKR Stampede store,
complete rules can be found here.


Below is my hybrid version.  
Featuring QKR Stampede Digital Stamps
This Much Digi13713
This Much Digi15116
She is totally colored and paper pieced on the computer in Photoshop.
I printed off an extra layer just of the rag doll and fussy cut her out, she is placed with dimensional foam.  I also layered the card onto PTI card stock in Ripe Avocado and Royal Velvet.  The ribbon and button is also PTI.
 Just another few little details of using a corner rounder on the decorated paper and a white gel pen to place dots on her bow and the hearts.

Below is the all digi version one layer card...

Here is the digital kit I used
My Purple Melody
You can download here
Hope you are inspired to play along with us this week at
QKR Stampede the blog.

Also visit QKR Stampede the store, for your somewhat Cute, somewhat Quirky
red rubber and digital stamps.  The best of both worlds in one stop shopping!

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Memories Suite Bracket Book


For today's project I have created a bracket book from a Template.
Here is a look at the screen shot and the template pages.
(Please click to enlarge)

front cover of my book, bound with my BIA

and a glimpse of some inside pages...

Using my code

STMMM97

you get a $10.00 Discount on your 
software purchase.
That brings down the cost of the software to $29.97
PLUS
you will get an additional code for 
$10.00
to spend in the My Memories Design Shop


Along with making this cool bracket book you can also use the software
to create scrapbook pages and photobooks.
You can even customize photo gifts!

Visit My Memories on 
and like them today so you can keep
up on all the awesomeness!

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LEJ Designs Anything Goes Challenge 18

Do you feel a little stuck in the mud 
or
do you feel as if you want to run out and make some mud pies?
Well if you are stuck I hope my creation will bring you some inspiration for today...


For my creation I used a digi stamp called

Suze Jo is digitally colored in Photoshop and cut out with
Nestabilities Labels one Die.
Sentiment was created in photoshop using
Mudshake 83
from
dafont.com

For more inspiration and to play along please visit


For your shopping pleasure you can find
more LEJ Design images here...

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless;)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Eureka Stamps Anything Goes Challenge

Hello my crafty friends and welcome 
to 

That is right anything you wish to create can be entered into the
challenge for this week to win an awesome
prize consisting of
digital stamps from
For complete challenge rules please visit this page
While you are there we would love to have you
as a follower of Eureka Stamps blog.

Here is my creation for your inspiration
using Eureka Stamp
What Border, you ask?
Well I enlarged the image in PS and created a background with it!
A few splashes with the paint bucket and it
appears as if a graffiti artist was hard at it.

Here is my RAD Birthday creation...

Patting myself on the back for creating a Man/Boy Card, they sure
are few and far between for me;)

I also used the Cricut Cartridge DUDE for my skater silhouette,
the sentiment was created in PS using
Mostwasted
&
Skateboard Brands
both from Dafont.com


Eureka Stamps carries both rubber and digital format images.  
One stop shopping offering up the best of both words!
Stop over today we would love for you to sign up for
our newsletter.

stop in and like us today so you
don't miss out on one single second of fun.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, You Clown!

Happy Sunday Morning my crafty friends.
I have been working on this creation all week, I pick it up, put it down...
Finally I have finished it;)
See, the girls went back to school this week and I decided to take
a few days off for ME.
Supernatural Marathons, Metal Music, Song Pop, Words with Friends and things I don't
do while they are home.
AND IT WAS FUN!!!!

It started with the  repetition challenge from
and the release of the
earlier in the week.
Digi stamps are from:

This creation is digitally colored in Photoshop, I designed the fold so the creation
would fit into an A2 sized Envelope.


from 
New submission projects are also underway;)  I am a busy gal!

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Day of First Grade

Wow, where did the summer go so quickly?
Today marks the first day of school for our kiddos.
Mine were ready, heck I think even I was ready.
Ready for some relaxing quiet time where I could remove
my referee uniform in sit in pure solitude for a few moments;)
Otherwise, I truly do miss my kiddos, they are such a blessing in my life.

Below is a quick video I made of J's first Day in the first grade and all the 
new goodies that go with it.
I do mean quick it was also quick to make.  Details below...

video

I made this in My Memories Suite in just a matter of minutes, literally minutes!
Here is the screen shot...

You can do this to...
Using my code

STMMM97


you get a $10.00 Discount on your 
My Memories Suite
software purchase.
That brings down the cost of the software to $29.97
PLUS
you will get an additional code for 
$10.00
to spend in the My Memories Design Shop


Along with making this cool album you can also use the software
to create scrapbook pages and photobooks.
You can even customize photo gifts!

Visit My Memories on 
and like them today so you can keep
up on all the awesomeness!

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Memories Suite Bookmarks



Our Kiddos return to school tomorrow, sniff sniff!
As ornery as they can get, I will still miss them.

This year we have a Senior, Sophomore and first grader.
Our First Grader will be taking these
 personalized bookmarks 
along with her other new Back To School Stash.

These bookmarks were created in:


Here is a screen shot for you.
(click on photo to enlarge)

Using my code

STMMM97


you get a $10.00 Discount on your 
My Memories Suite
software purchase.
That brings down the cost of the software to $29.97
PLUS
you will get an additional code for 
$10.00
to spend in the My Memories Design Shop


Along with making these cool bookmarks you can also use the software
to create scrapbook pages and photobooks.
You can even customize photo gifts!


Visit My Memories on 
and like them today so you can keep
up on all the awesomeness!

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Eureka Stamps Anything Goes Challenge


I'm SEXY and I know it!
This is my card for today's
Yes, I thought this hot little birdie was channeling 
LMFAO!
She is tossing her feathers and wearing a string of pearls, what else
was I supposed to think?

This fun image is from:
Digi24405 Dorky Bird
She was digitally colored in Photoshop and cut out with nestabilities,
I created the sentiment using MA Sexy from Dafont.com.


and rules for the challenge.
The WINNER of the challenge
receives Eureka Stamps Digital Stamps, now that is a
prize worth playing for!



The Eureka Stamp Store offers Rubber and digital images giving
you the best of both creative worlds.
Please stop by Eureka Stamps Store and have a look around.
Sign up for our newsletter while you are visiting so you don't miss
out on one single moment of the good stuff.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pink Attitude/LEJ Design

Happy Sunday my Creative Friends!

Today you can find me over on 


You will have to pop on over there and see the inside of this pink beauty;)

More news that fits in the awesomesauce category,
I have been chosen as a new designer for

You can check out all of Lindsay's
digital designs here in her new store


Woo, Wooooooo!!!! This happy train is leaving the station.
Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!






Friday, August 17, 2012

QKR Stampede End of Summer/Nerdy Book Bear

Greetings Creative Friends and welcome to the 
My Nerdy Book Bear has finished his summer reading list and can't wait for
school to be in session.

 Card Featuring;
My image is digitally colored, printed out on photo paper
& cut out with nestabilities top note dies.
Card stock and ribbon is Papertrey Ink.
dp and sentiment from Everyday Mom Ideas "Nerdy by Nature"

Please check back in with QKR Stampede Challenge
and play along with us;)

Remember QKR Stampede is your home
for Rubber and Digital images,
the best of both creative worlds in one stop shopping.
The images are somewhat cute and somewhat quirky and
you are sure to fall in love with them all.
We would love for you to sign up for our newsletter
while you are visiting.

LIKE us today to keep up on all the latest fun happenings.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Memories Suite




I have been so very blessed these past few weeks.  I woke up one morning to a very happy email
day from Liz at My Memories Suite.
She said she had been by my blog
 (yes, the one you are reading right at this very moment)
and was wondering if I would like to become an affiliate for
I would get a free full version download to try
AND
I would also get a free full version download to GIVE AWAY!
Holy Help Me Hannah!
Yes, Please!

I have used many different scrapbooking software programs over the years
mainly going with photoshop as my go to program.
There is one downside to PS for creative
people as myself it is very distracting.
I tend to loose days while working on projects.
It is so bad I have enrolled in a class on how to use your time
wisely and yet creatively while using PS.
Hehehe, I know!  
Seriously, it is that bad there is a special class
just for peeps such as myself.

My Memories Suite was a blessing.
It comes with
  multiple preloaded templates
(I call them Drop and Plop)
Everything is right there you need to pick your photos and
drop them into place.
Yes, it is that simple!!!!
NOT ONLY THAT
you can also use any image files you already
have on your computer.
THERE IS NO LIMIT!

The same files you can also import into your current programs
such as Photoshop.
That is right, My Memories Suite does not use an exclusive file it
simply uses any image file such as  .jpg


Here is a preloaded template page that I used right out of the gate it 
comes from the template All Year Round Seasons...

Here is a screen shot of the album
and the page I chose to create with.

Below is an introduction video that is very helpful in explaining just how easy
yet powerful this program is.



And for the GIVEAWAY...
Here are the rules.

Please become a follower of my blog, you can easily do
that in my sidebar.

I  also require you to like
Sara's Creative Adventures
Over on
FACEBOOK
There is a link in my sidebar to that page as well.

That is it, I will pick a random winner from
the eligible entries on
Friday August 31st 2012.

So, some pretty big news and a gigantic freebie to boot!!!!

I also have a permanent number that will save you $10.00 on
your purchase of
My Memories Suite 3
and give you a number
for $10.00 
to use in the 
My Memories Suite Store.

That special code is found in my sidebar under My Memories Suite logo.
And when you visit My Memories Suite you can set up an account
So go check them out today.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

SuPeR StAr

Welcome Crafty friends to the Eureka Stamps
For my project I worked on a little gift kit
for J's teacher.  (She is new to our district so we
had to welcome her properly;)

I used two digital stamps from 
How to make your folder
Score a line at 6" from the top and fold
Draw out a triangle with pencil and cut outside your marks
(As shown in photos above)

Pencil wraps
Color your Super word digi stamp from Eureka
Size and flip multiple times onto a blank 8 1/2 by 11" printer/copy paper
print
run through Xyron adhesive 
cut down to fit pencil
wrap pencils

First Grade Super Star are postcards or she can use them 
for note cards or as certificates.

Super cards are actually cards the twist is I printed on photo sheets. 
She can send awesome notes home
to the parents telling how fantastic the kiddos are doing.

Than we have some Avery labels that I made into stickers for grading papers.

Product list...
2 pocket folder NO PRONGS
pencils
Avery Labels
Xyron Adhesive
printer paper white for pencil wraps
digital stamps from Eureka Stamps
Photoshop Express
HP 7000 printer
SU gg blue ribbon and card stock

and rules for the challenge.
The WINNER of the challenge
receives 5 Eureka Stamps Digital Stamps!


The Eureka Stamp Store offers Rubber and digital images giving
you the best of both creative worlds.
Please stop by Eureka Stamps Store and have a look around.
Sign up for our newsletter while you are visiting so you don't miss
out on one single moment of the good stuff.




Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Peek a Boo lamp shade

I have had this project made for some time now, it is a throw back submission project.
I happen to adore it and it sits with my poetry books on the shelf.
The beads are made from paper strung onto twine.

The bottle is a reclaimed sauce bottle of some sort filled with beads and rolled paper.

The light fixture was purchased at Hobby Lobby
 and the shade
at Menard's.
(I covered the shade with burlap)


Now let me light up your world...
I know, Pretty darn COOL!
The raven is a brush I printed out from
photoshop and cut with a xacto knife.
(I printed off just on COPY paper on the darkest ink setting I have.)

Try making something similar for the up and coming fall season.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ho3

One last Christmas in July (now August;) card
brought to you by Echo Park "Holly Jolly".


I am not sure what the deal is however, echo park Holly Jolly has been pulled from Jessica Sprague Website.  So far I can not locate a working link for you to the digital elements of Holly Jolly that I have used.  GRRR!
So peeps, when you see something amazing snag it while you can.

You can still purchase the paper version here are the previews...


Card stock and ribbon is PaperTrey Ink
Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Je T'aime

 A Love card to ring in the first of August!
Seriously, August is here already? 
Yikes, I was just cleaning up my calendar in preparation for the July 4th Holiday and
now I am showing off a love card.  

 I better get my backside moving because August is just
as jammed packed with creative bliss.
A new adventure has come my way and I can't wait to tell you about it
so keep tuned in.  You are not going to want to miss this one!

Meet my banner card...

A cute shabby little gem;)

Sweet Love stamp set, buttons, card stock and ink all Papertrey Ink
DP is Lost and Found Two by My Mind's Eye
Epiphany Crafts Banner punch and epoxy stickers

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!