Saturday, May 23, 2015

VC Rocks Blog Hop Anything Retired



Welcome to the first VC Rock Blog Hop of the season. We are celebrating 

15 years of FUN! VC stands for virtual convention. It was created for

people who love Stampin'Up! products, but couldn't attend the yearly SU convention. 

The group is for demo's and anyone who likes SU. 

The hop this weekend is all about retired SU products. There wasn't any

limit on how retired the items were so I dug deep into my retired stash

and came out with a stamp set called Jar of Fun. This set dates back to 1994. 

I think I pulled it cause I have Sarah's wedding on my mind and her theme

for the wedding is sunflowers. Which is perfect for a Fall wedding. 

I stamped the flowers and stems first with memento black ink. 

Then I colored the flowers with: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, 

and Wild Wasabi stamp'n write markers. 

The mason jar was inked with Jet Black StazOn ink then stamped on cardstock

weight velum. After fussy cutting out the mason jar it was glued over the stems using

Tombo liquid glue. This glue is perfect for adhering velum as it dries clear. 

The greeting is from this years sale-a-bration set Lotus Blossom.
 
I finished off the card with a bow from the in color accessory pack which
 
was another sale-a-bration item. 
 
The completed panel was layered on Hello Honey cardstock. 
 
I'm thinking I may be making these up for Sarah's thank you cards. It 
 
is a lot of coloring but it goes pretty fast with the markers. 
 
Don't forget to checkout the VC Rocks official blog to see all the 
 
other great things that the group has made. 

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Karen
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday 052215


I used a Hostess set from the new SU catalog. 

Its called Floral Wings. 

Also used some new designer paper Neutrals. Its a great
 
collection pack featuring all the neutrals with different designs. 
 
Colors: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Vanilla, and Pear Pizzazz.
 
 
 
Here is a view of the inside. 
 
Don't forget to check out the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to 
 
see other great cards using this sketch

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Karen
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

My Kitty Plays with my Trims


Picture is a little blurry cause Cherokee moved. 

She loves attacking all my ribbon, and trims. 


Loves the little pom pom trim. 

No artwork today. I had a long day at the clinic yesterday. 

I had the post op with the ortho doctor. He said I'm doing well, 

and he doesn't want to temp fate with doing the other knee so soon. 

I'm relieved. I dreaded to go through that again. Going back to 

see him in another 2 months then we will set a date for the other surgery, but

it will be after Sarah's wedding in September. 

I also had the last appt with out patient therapy. 

I can bend the knee to 133 degrees. Which is a personal best for me.

He told me that a lot of people can't get that with a new knee. 

I still need to work on getting it straighter, but its getting better. 

Had to get blood work done also. Family doctor wants to check my 

hemoglobin. I'm looking forward to staying home today. 

I have two blog hops. Sketch Frenzy Friday, and one from the VC Rockers group. 

That one will be on Saturday. So don't forget to check back. 

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Karen
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bohemian Box with Matching Notes, and Tags


This would make a great quick and easy gift idea. 

I used a 1/2 wood mount case, and added a stamped image and 

designer paper. Stamp set Bohemian Borders, and matching Bohemian paper. 



To fill the case I made several gift tags, and a few note cards. 

I also added matching washi tape that has been wrapped around a playing card. 

Matching ribbon, and trim. Also added some additional matching cardstock, and 

designer paper just in case the recipient wishes to add her own touch to the 

gift tags and note cards. 

On two of the tags I created a pocket with an insert that slides inside. 

I was very pleased with how this little gift turned out. 
 
I'll be going to see the ortho doctor later this morning. I have 
 
to have a post-op check up. I'm sure it will go well. I've been moving 
 
around much better. I still need to get the other knee done. I'm sure he
 
will give me info on that. 

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Karen
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pocket Letter Swap


I got happy mail yesterday! I received my pocket letter swap

from my dear friend Marianne. 

Big thanks! Made my day. 


This was in one of the pockets. Plastic pouch that was sewn all the 

way around filled with beads, flowers, and bling. Gotta have the bling! 


More bling with my monogram.


Fibers with bee stickers. Nice of Marianne to remember how I love bumble bees. 


Washi tap wrapped around a playing card. That way I can pull it off and 

use it in a project.


She had other things in the pockets as well. Cute little pinwheels, 

some die cuts, a package of tea, and a dark chocolate Ghirardelli

Sea Salt Soiree. Of course that didn't last long! 

Thanks again Marianne! 

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Karen
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bohemian Borders Miss You Card



This card features new products from SU!

Stamp set Bohemian Borders. There is 9 stamps in the set.

It has 6 border strips, and 3 accent stamps. 

Oh and the matching designer paper is so rich in color! 

I wasn't going to add the piece of matching washi tape, but

I had a little boo-boo with an ink smudge so I had to cover that up. 


Speaking of washi tape....I've been keeping my tape corralled by putting

them on jump rings. 

We went to the drive in last night, and saw the new Avengers movie. 

It was pretty good. We didn't stay for the second movie. I get cramped up

if I sit to long, and I didn't want to walk around the lot on the gravel. 

We had deer in our front lawn we got home. So nice and unexpected to see them. 

Wish I would have had my camera. 

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Karen
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Apple Tree



I can see how the new Sprinkles of Life set is going 

to be my favorite one from the new catalog. 

I used Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler ink. 

After stamping the apples I colored them in with an aqua painter. 

Designer paper from Cherry on Top paper stack. 

I masked the area below the tree and sponged the color in with Crumb Cake ink. 

Base card Chocolate Chip. 

I wasn't going to tear one edge of the white layer, but I got some ink on it that

was to much to sand off. I like the look anyway even though I had an 

ink accident! 

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Karen
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