Thursday, June 10

Summer, Picnics, and Patriotism

Welcome to the next stop on the QKR Stampede June Blog Hop. As you know, the theme is Summer, Picnics and Patriotism. You should have arrived here from JENN'S blog--wasn't Jenn's card fantastic?!?! If you didn't get here from JENN'S blog, go there right now and see her wonderful project, then come back here! Go ahead, I'll wait! Now that you're in the right place, I have a few projects to share with you. But before I do that, here is a little reminder of the Blog Hop prize that you will be eligible to win: a $25 shopping spree at the QKR Stampede website and no shipping charges! All you have to do is visit each Design Team Member's blog, leave a comment and when you have visited and commented at the last blog on the Hop, go back to the beginning of the Hop and leave a comment there, as well. Want to increase your chances of winning the shopping spree? There are three ways you can increase your chances of winning the prize: (1) become a Follower of the QKR Stampede Blog; (2) become a Fan on Facebook; and (3) spread the word about the QKR blog hop by posting about it on your personal blog. You have until Wednesday, June 16, at Midnight, EST to complete the Hop and increase your chances of winning. A winner will be announced Thursday, June 17. Good luck!!

Now, for my projects for this month's Hop. My first project was featured a couple days ago as a sneak peek and features the Happy Tummy (#1901) and Bon Appetit (#11507) stamps from QKR Stampede.

When I first saw this stamp image, I just loved this little guy's expression of being "full" after eating that apple! I kept this card clean and simple and thought it would be great fun to use for an invitation to a family picnic or outdoor barbecue. Wouldn't it be fun as an invitation to an apple-picking venture in the Fall? I colored the image using my Prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The skin of the apple was inked in red, stamped, then cut out and pieced onto the stamped image. My next project:

This card was also a sneak peek and uses the Picnic (#14207) stamp from QKR StampedeI thought this little koala bear was just darling with his little knapsack--imagine all the goodies he has brought to share at the picnic! Again, I colored this image using my Prisma watercolor pencils and a blender pen. In order to get the right color for his fur, I first colored the image with the Non-Photo Blue pencil, then colored over the image with the Cool Grey pencil. The paper behind the stamped image is a double-sided paper from Reminisce and is entitled Camping Cook Out. And now for my final project:

This is a shaker card that uses the Waving Flag (#16112) stamp as the focal image. Here is a close-up view of the Waving Flag image:

The first time I perused through the QKR Stampede website, I immediately put this stamp on my wish list and couldn't wait to get it! The stamp was colored with markers and stamped onto white card stock. The star confetti was found at my local craft store. This would be a fun card to send to someone whose birthday is on Flag Day or Independence Day. It would also be a great card to send to a veteran to thank that person for his/her dedication and service to our country.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects as much as I did making them! Your next stop on the Blog Hop is:

But before you go, please be sure to leave a comment here. Not only do I read and appreciate all comments, but by leaving a comment at each Design Team Member's blog and at the QKR STAMPEDE Blog, you have a chance to win a $25 shopping spree at QKR Stampede, which includes FREE shipping. Have you left your comment? Thank you!!!

Now, hop over to Barb's place and enjoy your visit with Barb; I know she has some adorable projects in store for you!! And remember, if one of the links fails to work along the Hop, go to the beginning at QKR STAMPEDE and follow the links listed there. And don't forget, once you have visited and commented at each Design Team Members' blog, go to 
QKR STAMPEDE and leave a comment that you completed the hop.


Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Carol, these are WONDERFUL cards - I can't even decide which one I like best! They are all wonderful - the designs, sketches, papers, etc. TFS!

Barb said...

Carol! All your projects are so wonderful!! I love the shaker card idea!!! You are a wonderful artist!

Ceal said...

wow Carol, you have been busy love all your projects but I have to say that first one is my favorite, too cute!

Kristie Maynard said...

You always have such wonderful cards and projects. These, of course, are no exception. Great work, as always!

Jerusha said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the shaker card. I have never made one before, I really should try it. Do you have a Scor Pal? I have always wanted one and have somehow convinced myself that I cannot do anything but a standard card without one! Silly me. Love these cards!

Jenn K said...

These are all really wonderful!

Mickie said...

Had a hard time getting onto your blog but it was worth the effort. Very cute cards and I love those stamps.

Babe O'Mara said...

Your cards are great, especially loved the shaker card.

Thebug415 said...

WOW! Such great cards all of them! Love the PP with the Koala, and the mouse is cute too.

racinggrandma61 said...

WOW have you been busy. Great cards.

Sue D said...

Great picnic cards and I love the shaker patriotic card!

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