Saturday, May 27, 2017

Little Girl Red, White, and Blue ATC


Here is my ATC for the month of July. 

I'm laughing at myself now as I have July's finished, but

I haven't started on the ones for June. 


Here is another one that I was playing around with. 

The little printed panels were in the 4th of July paper packs I got earlier

this month. 

Me and hubby went to the mall yesterday and just walked around. 

The kids are out of school for the summer now, so there were quite a 

few people at the mall. I think also due to the holiday weekend

a lot of folks took Friday off to extend their weekend. 

Not much going on today. More rain in the forecast. 
 
If it clears up during the evening we are going to go to the drive-in. 

Sarah is coming over on Sunday. Going to do a little mommy, and

daughter day. Monday is up in the air. Going to attempt to cookout in
 
between the raindrops! In the words of Winnie the Pooh.....Oh Bother!!!!!! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


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Friday, May 26, 2017

I got a new Bag


Look at what I got yesterday!

Tuesday Morning new sale started so me and dear hubby

went to the one that I'll have to start going to because the

one in Strongsville is closing.....anyway

They had a some Tim Holtz/Ranger products that were on sale. 

I've wanted to get this bag for some time. Got a great price on it to

only 2.99.


Inside I got all my distress crayons, glazes, and brushes. 

So happy to have them all together. I even picked up an extra bag. 

Thinking that it might make a nice Christmas gift for a friend. 


And speaking of Christmas.....

me and hubby transplanted my Christmas cactus the other day. 

Got a nice ceramic pot at Old Time Pottery. 

It was getting pretty root bound and needed to be transplanted. 


We had a power outage last evening around 6 pm. 

I was in my stamping studio and heard a pretty large boom. 

One of the transformers blew. They came out

pretty quick and got it fixed. The power was out about an hour. 

Rained all day yesterday. Suppose to be dry today. Thank goodness. 

We've had two straight days of rain, and hubby really needs to go out

and mow the grass. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mason Jar July Banner


I was playing around yesterday with the Sizzix Mason Jar die. 

Since the 4th is around the corner I wanted to make a banner. 

Wanted to do something a little different with the jars so cut them
 
out in sets of two and stitched around the edges with blue thread. 
 
 
I made 9 of them, using different designer paper, stickers, and embellishments. 
 
With some of the stickers I put them on white cardstock, cut around them, and
 
then mounted them to the jar with pop dots. I'll be using clothes pins to hang
 
them on jute. I'm thinking about taking three strands of jute and braiding them together. 
 
Oh the tops of the jars where cut with corrugated paper. 
 
Not sure what I'll be doing today. Going to rain some more. Joy!
 
Me and hubby went to visit his mom yesterday. We took her dinner. Her favorite...KFC. 
 
Later we walked around, and around the halls. It is a very large assisted living community that
 
she lives in. I was surprised on our walk that one of the sitting rooms had a old time spinning wheel
 
that can still be used. They have yarn. Pretty cool! 
 
Speaking of yarn on Tuesday crochet group meeting I started a scarf. I'll be making some to
 
donate. I know it will be warm as I'm using 2 different skeins of 4ply yarn. Going to be
 
pretty bulky. I'll post a photo when I'm finished with it. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sticker Shock!


Well I went to Pat Catan's on a mission. 

They run daily specials throughout the month and 

yesterday they were selling sheets of stickers at 4 for a 

dollar. These normally are 1.29 per sheet. 


I got a nice selection of holidays so I'll have

plenty to use with all the swaps I join. But

I also got some different ones. Love the farm animals. 

Rolling around in my brain is an idea to use these with one of

the boy dolls from Julie Nutting. 

 
Had to get a zoo one, cause lets face it there is an elephant in the set. 

You know me and my elephants. 


Picked up a dog set for Emily. Thought she could use these
 
in the memory book she is making of her dog. 
 
 
The FUSEables were on clearance, so I picked up one pack for 3.00

The package has enough to make 10 shakers cards, and also has sequins, and 

embellishments. 

The biggest change at Catan's.....SQUEAL they have a fabric dept! 

I was hoping that the one in Strongsville would also get fabric. I chatted

with the manger as he was working in the dept, and he told me that

the prices of their fabric would still be less than when JoAnn's sells there fabric

at 50% off. Doing the happy dance. The dept isn't open yet, but will be soon, as

they are still stocking it. They have lots of pretty fabric!

Stamping trails
Karen


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Father's Day ATC


Here is a Father's day artist trading card that

I made for a swap. 

The little silver key is actually a brad that I've

had in my craft stash for a very long time. 

I guess it was just waiting around for the right

project to go be placed on. 

Spent some time yesterday cleaning up the crafting space. 

Then took a trip to the post office......37 dollars and change later....

I was back home weeding the front flower bed. And....

I helped hubby out in the garden and did some weeding there. 

WHEW!

Today is fun day. Going to the library to meet up with 

the crocheting group. Then off to Pat Catan's. They are having a sale

that I'd like to take advantage of. 

And I might take another quick trip to Tuesday Morning. The one

in Strongsville is closing. GASP! I'm still in shock over that one! 

Want to stop in and check to see if they lowered the prices. I was

there last week and everything in the store was 10% off. 

At least there is still a Tuesday Morning I can go to out in Middleburg

Heights. Its bit more of a drive, but worth it since when hubby goes
 
to Harbor Freight its right on the way.

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mailable Monday #194


Happy Monday! 

I didn't get to stamp till late last night. 

The stamp set I'm using is Perfect Mix. 

Since this card was very simple, and quick

I made three using the set. Took a whopping 

10 minutes to make all three....yes I timed it. 

I stamped the bowl on Pacific Point cardstock, and

again on white cardstock. Fussy cut around both and layered

on the card. Spoon was colored with yellow primsa pencil. 


Stamped with Memento black ink, then 

colored with shades of gray pencils. 


And the last one also colored with primsa pencils. 

After the cards were finished I used a corner rounder on all the edges. 

Couldn't be quicker! 

I finished up the mega 4th of July swap I've been working on. YEAH! 

Went and did the grocery shopping yesterday afternoon in the rain. JOY! 

After it cleared up me and hubby took a walk around the neighborhood. 

He bought a rhododendron at Home Depot. It will go in the front flower bed....and

speaking of rhododendrons.......


They are in full bloom. Love that I can just open my front door and see this.....


Stamping trails
Karen
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pop and Twist Card


This is the awesome card I received from Kat. 

Yes it looks wonderful on the outside, but take a look.....
 
 


At the inside. This is called pop and twist card. 
 
 
 
And here it is fully open. 


I took this photo of the opened card on a flat surface so

you can see the inside better. 

Thanks Kat! Love this card! 

Me and hubby spent part of the afternoon painting fire hydrants.
 
We got 11 of them finished. We still have two more cans of pain that 
 
the fire department gave us, so we are thinking we will be able to get 
 
all of the hydrants finished in our neighborhood. Next time I'll take
 
the camera so I can get some photos to post. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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