Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Card, and Birthday Gifts



My sister asked me a week ago to send her
 
a Halloween card. 
 
This is what I came up with.
 
I used a scrap piece of cardstock and the 2" circle 
 
punch to make a mask then I sponged the base card
 
with Crushed Curry ink. 
 
The house was inked with Versamark on black cardstock
 
then embossed with white embossing powder. 
 
The ground is just two layers of torn black cardstock. 
 
I think she will like it. 
 
 
How stinking cute is this? I forgot that I asked my friend Kat
 
to get this for my birthday way back in January. What a great
 
surprise to unwrap this. Love the little elephant holding the wine bottle. 
 
Big thanks Kat!!!!
 
 
Hubby had a vase of beautiful roses sitting on a brand
 
new kitchen table and chairs when I came down for breakfast
 
yesterday morning. 
 
 
I love the table and the bar stools makes it so much

easier for me to get up from since the knees are bad. 

Skip was so nice and made me bacon, eggs, toast and coffee for

breakfast. What a great guy! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me




Just a quick little post to say

Happy Birthday to me! 

Sarah came over yesterday and we celebrated, as she had

the day off. 

She brought me lunch and we had a great visit.

Dear Hubby got me a new table and chairs for 

the kitchen which I love, and we badly needed! 

I enjoyed opening up gifts from friends. 

I'll be posting those soon. 

Thank you Thank you Thank you to 

all my great friends for making my birthday special! 

Can't believe its the last day of September already. 

Not looking forward to winter but hoping we will

still get some nice fall weather. 

Stamping trails
Karen 
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Mailable Monday # 80



I know I was going to start the Mailable Monday Christmas cards

during October but decided to start this week.

Base card Crumb Cake. 

I used Little Letters Framlits to cut out the

greeting Bah Humbug.

I used pop dots to place Trim the Tree designer pack to the back

to make the letters stand out. 
 
I also used more designer paper with the tree punch. 
 
This was also popped on the card front. 


Here is a side view showing how it looks behind the card front.

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 092614


Welcome back to Sketch Frenzy Friday. 

Since I still had these colors on my desk from Wednesday's post

I decided to use them. 

Base card Mossy Meadow, layer Color me Autumn 

designer paper. 

I used the Ovals Collections Framlits for the

center panel. 

Stamp set For All Things 

Wooden leaf accents, linen thread and burlap ribbon also used. 

To see what the other great designers have done with this 

sketch please visit the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog

You are also invited to play along with this great sketch. 

Details on the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog. 

Stamping trails
Karen
start weight 273
current weight 177.7
goal weight 170
 
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Birthday Gifts from my Friend Lisa


Birthday card I received from my friend Lisa. 

Simply beautiful!!!


She also sent me a Chopped cookbook. I love 

Chopped. Its one of my favorite shows on the Food Network. 

I've already picked out some recipes to make from it. 


And she sent me this cool Beatles coffee mug. Just love it!

It was filled with sugar free candy. 

Big thanks for the great gifts Lisa! 

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Karen
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Hello Fall


Hello to Fall. I think as of yesterday Fall

was officially here. 

It feels like Fall weather in my neck of the woods. 

Cold at night and warmer by the afternoons. 

Stamp set For all Things. I stamped the leaves

on white using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive. 

Then I fussy cut them out. 

Base card Mossy Meadow, layer Color me Autumn designer paper. 
 
Very Happy Birthday to my friend Lisa. Wish I could
 
be there to celebrate with you. Hope you have an awesome day. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Car


Sarah got herself a new car, well new to her its a 2012 model

Ford Fiesta.
 
She brought it over last week to show it off. Pretty 
 
silver. 
 
 
It looks good even with raindrops on it as it was
 
raining when she came over. 

I want to give a shout out to my friend's hubby Geoff. 

He turns the big "50" today. 

Hope you have a great day Geoff!
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


 
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