Monday, September 25, 2017

Mailable Monday #212


Yup that's me. Just read the greeting. 

The doll I used is called Jill. By Julie Nutting of course! 

This is one of the new dolls I got as an early birthday gift. 

I'll be posting some other things this week that hubby got for me. 

Legs, and arms colored with Prisma pencils. Her dress and boots are designer paper. 

So while I was making this card I had a bit of an accident. My coffee got a little to close

to the stamping area and picked up the completed card and the coffee cup at the same time. 

Well I dropped the card to the floor and the coffee splashed a bit out of the cup. 

So......in order to hide the wee bit of coffee I used Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and randomly

stamped around the white spaces. Problem solved! 

The greeting is by Dyluisions. After stamping it I colored it in with different

colors. Kind of a play on the greeting itself using different shades. 

Had fun at Sarah and Jason's house yesterday. Ate to much, and played with the pets

a lot, but had a great time. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Eat Me....if you dare Halloween Treat


Still working on Halloween goodies. 

The plastic mason jar pouch I got from 

Michael's several months ago. Pretty nice that

the jars are food safe. Makes them great for swaps. 

Greeting on the tag is a from last years October Paper Pumpkin

set by Stampin'Up. 

The spider web doily was also by SU. I cut it in

half and used tear tape to attach it to the front and back of the jar. 


View of the jar with the treat inside. 

The spiders are buttons. I may have to make

a few more of these. Although I'm not sure if I can still find the buttons. 

Going over to have a cookout at Sarah and Jason's later today. 

Still can't believe it is so hot, but it is a great day to cook outside.

Sending a shout out to my friend Lisa who is celebrating her

birthday today. Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Halloween Memorydex Cards


Back with some more Memorydex cards. 

Of course I'm in full swing Halloween mode. 

I'm thinking about doubling back on this one and stamp 

the greeting (witching you a Happy Halloween) in cream

then popping it up on the black bat layer. I think as it is now

it is hard to read. 


Yup the wicked witch can be bribed with chocolate! 

The hat and greeting is a little set that my friend Kat got me 

a few years ago while she was visiting. They were being sold at Pat Catan's. 

I thought it would be a cute idea to use actual candy wrappers. These were miniatures.

The row of black rhinestones was not put on one by one. These are from a roll

of washi tape that I got at Target last season. Pretty handy having them on a roll as

you know they will always be in a straight line when you use them on a project. 
 
I'll be making a bowl of pasta salad today. Its been way to hot to cook anything. 
 
I swear it feels like July outside. We need some rain and cooler temps! 
 
Where are you FALL!!!!!!! I'm missing you!

Stamping trails
Karen

Friday, September 22, 2017

Have a Boo-t-iful Halloween!


So its going to be in the 90's today. 

I can't believe it! No end in sight for this Fall heat wave....by the

way happy first day of Fall. 

This is card was fun to make! 

Lets start with the background...



I was in a heat embossing mood the other day. I ran black, white, and

cardstock weight vellum through a spider embossing folder. Next

I lightly went over the raised parts of the web with VersaMark ink. 

Sprinkled on some iridescent ice embossing powder then heat set. 


The completed black layer was adhered to a white base card. 

The boots, and greeting were from a set that I bought some years ago. 

Now I can't even remember which company made them, but I know I 

bought them at Archivers. 

Colored the boots in with color pencils, and highlighted with a stardust gel pen. 

The greeting is popped up over the cardstock, as is the which hat is from a Tim Holtz set. 


Here is a view of the inside. The greeting is from a SU stamp set. 


and here is the card I made using the cardstock weight vellum.

It looks better in person as I don't think I had the camera angled right to pick up

the ice embossing powder. 

So I hope everyone is enjoying the hot weather on this first day of Fall. 

I'll be creating away in my craft room, and keeping cool! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trick-or-Treat Banner


This project started out with a pre-made banner. 

It was just a plain one that said trick or treat. 

To spice it up I added a bunch of embellishments. 


Some paper rosettes, stickers, buttons, and other do dads. 


Placing the embellishments so some were above and below each letter

gives the banner more interest. 
 
Today will find me still working on more swaps. Since it has been so
 
hot this week I've been spending lots of time in the stamping studio. So
 
much cooler on the lower level. Love it! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cat Girl and Trusty Sidekick


Meet Cat Girl and her trusty sidekick Meow-Meow. 

I had such fun pulling this one together! 

The cat is just too cute!!!!!!!!!

The girl was colored with Prisma pencils, then the 

clothes were added with the help of designer paper. 


and the fishnet stocking I just couldn't resist adding. 

First I colored and shaded her legs. Next step was

to use a sparkle black gel pen to make the hatch marks. 

The photo doesn't show the sparkle, but it is there, and looks

fantastic! 


Kitty was stamped on designer paper first. Then I added some color

with Prisma penicls, and shaded using Gamsol. She was bit of a chore

fussy cutting, but worth the work. I had to stamp the cat on the black designer paper

then layer the cut image over it. That way I still had the detail of the whiskers without
 
having to cut those. 
 
Very happy with the completed card. 
 
Now the hard question.....who gets it? 
 
I have a busy day. Going to class so I can work at the voting polls in November. 
 
On the way home I need to do some shopping, and stop at the Post Office. 
 
Looking forward to doing some running around!
 
Stamping trails
Karen 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Little Miss Witchy Poo


This cute little witch is nothing to be frightened by. 

Little Miss Witchy Poo is a Julie Nutting stamp. 

I made this memorydex for an upcoming swap. 


Here is a closer view of the witch. I got to use

the gamsol I bought at the craft show on Saturday. 

I blends the Prisma pencils really nicely! I was able to shade her face, and

hat just using small circular motions with a paper blending nub.


It is easy to change color on the nubs. Just rub the tip over the

sanding block. 

You may recognize the black designer paper I used on this as I also used a scrap of it
 on the Mailable Monday

card I posted yesterday.

Stamping trails
Karen