Friday, January 20, 2017

Snowman Themed Pocket Letter with Tea Light Candle


Well here is the completed snowman themed pocket letter. 

I'm super happy with how this one turned out. 

The center snowman is made with a flameless tea light candle. 

I had to put a hole in the pocket so the switch for the light 

could be turned on and off. 


Here is a side photo. I took this photo with the tea light turned on
 
but it doesn't show up well in the lighted room. 
 
 
Close up of the top three pockets.


Center pockets. 


Bottom pockets. 

Hope Mary likes this one. Speaking of Mary I received her swap earlier in the week. 


She made a large snowman and attached to the front of the letter. 

He is so cute! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cute Doll Cards


In the flip back I got from Kathleen there were some flower die cuts. 

She said she bought the die at Hobby Lobby while visiting AZ over the holidays. 


Since I had these sweet little girls I thought they would look

great with the flower edging. 


And here is another card with a thanks greeting on it. 

I love the die Kathleen! I think you will be able to use

it for standard A2 cards, and I think it would look good on a tag. You would
 
just have to cut it down a bit. Speaking of cutting it down I did trim the
 
bottom edge of these about 1 inch in order to have them work with the dolls. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Valenting Flipbag from Kathleen


I received this beautiful Valentine flipbag from my 

friend Kathleen. Isn't is just stunning! 

Of course it was filled with lots of goodies, and

handmade items. Take a look.....



Thinking out the box with an octagon tag. Julie Nutting Love day set. 


Lots of fun stuff to use for crafting. Love the beaded pen in the taller

package with a heart pad. 


Heart lace tag. 


Envelope full of die cuts and embossed cardstock. 


Love the stickers! The package has 3 different sheets of them. 

Love the lace rosette and other goodies! 


Wanted to show how pretty the bag was decorated while it was empty. 


There was also a beautiful heart edged dish towel. Just love it! 

Well I love everything. Thanks again Kathleen you outdid yourself!!!!  

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Karen
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Snowman Rosette, and ATC


Stepping away from Valentine projects for a bit. 

Now I'm working on a snowman themed pocket letter for

a swap I'm in. 

Here is a cute little snowman clip art piece to use

on the letter. Greeting is from SU project life set, and

the snowman is a Julie Nutting set called snowsuit. 

I edged the snowman with some blue prisma pencils. 


And here is the first ATC for the pocket letter. 

The snowsuit is from the same set as the snowman. 

Isn't this just to adorable! Well I think so. 

The bundle up greeting is from a stamp set I got years ago. I think

it was made by See De's. 

I think I'm going to have fun doing this swap. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Mailable Monday #179


Happy Monday to all! Sorry no

post yesterday. I spent the day doing some

much needed housework, and I had to find

my craft desk. It was pretty covered with 

supplies I neglected to put away. 

I used some washi tape to decorate this card.

Stamp set it Love Day. 


While I had the set out I made this cute little doll clip. 

The rosette is a 1 1/2 x 12 inch strip of designer paper that

has been scored at 1/4 inch all the away across then accordion

folded. The ends are then glued together. When you press the center 

down it forms the rosette. I use hot glue to hold them together. 


I found a wooden 6 inch ruler and I stamped it

with the doll using jet black StazOn ink. Colored

it with blendabilites markers. I added some glossy

glaze to the skirt area then sprinkled on some glitter. 

the rhinestones were added after the glaze dried. And speaking of the
 
Julie Nutting dolls....
 
 

I found a basket to hold my collection. 


I don't want to store them in a binder I like to keep

them in the packaging. So this will work...for now

if I start adding more to the collection I'll need 

a bigger basket! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Prima Doll Valentine Flip Bag


Well here my first attempt

at making a Julie Nutting flip bag. 

Valentine themed of course since February is

right around the corner. 


Close look at the doll on the front pocket. 

I did two rows of lace on the skirt. 

I may have to unpack it and fill it again as

I still have some odds and ends that I didn't put in the bag. 

Also think I want to try to make a doll clip for the front as well. 


And here you see the creative process at work. 

I almost never ever clean up my workspace as I go. 

I know I really should.  

See that large black cup on the drawer in the back?

That is my new holder for my prisma color pencils. 

I finally took them out of the tin as I wanted to have

them in reach and I got tired of taking them out of a drawer

then out of the tin every time I wanted to color. Which seems

to be a lot lately. Thanks Kat for sending me the cup. Works

better on my desk than to drink my tea from. You Rock! 

What am I going to do today? I bet you all ready know....

Clean my desk of course! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Pink and Gold 3 Pocket Letter


I received this beautiful 3 pocket letter in the mail

yesterday. Thanks Carol! We were in a pink and gold swap. 


Both sides of the pockets were completed. 


Love the little man, and woman figure with the heart between them. 


Carol also sent goodies. Gotta love that! Thanks Carol! 

It was raining cats and dogs here yesterday. I caught

one very small window of no rain and I ran to the post office, 

and grocery store. Soon as I got back in the house it started

raining again. So I spent the afternoon making a 

very large pot of chili, and watching Netflix. 

I should have done some crafting, but I just wanted 

to snuggle up under a warm blanket. 

Today I'm going to make a run to Hollo's as I need

more pocket letters. Small wonder! Guess I better stock up on them

this time! 
 
I wonder if I should even venture out with it being Friday the 13th! 

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Karen
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