Sunday, August 28, 2016

Notebooks with Shaker Clips


Recently I participated in a state swap, and one of the things

I made was this Ohio Star quilt block notebook. 

To make the block look like it was quilted I 

ran the white pieces through the Darice quilt embossing folder. 


Broke out the Fuse Tool to make the little paper clip shaker. 

How cute is that. Carolyn already received her box and she let me

know she was very happy with it. 


And while Kat was here we made this musical notebook for our friend Ceil. 
 
Stamped with an old and fun stamp set "all that jazz" 
 
 
Inside shows the bookmarks. 
 
 

And look another paperclip shaker. The musical notes

in this were made with a mini punch. I was lucky to find

some sequin sheets at Pat Catan's and was able to punch them. 

Sarah is stopping by today. Going to do lunch and send her

home with some veggies! 


Check these out! Skip picked two baskets full of tomatoes yesterday. 

I froze a lot of them, but still have lots left. 

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Karen
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hello Fall....but it's still Summer!


Yes I know its still Summer, but as soon as the kids head

back to school I start dreaming of Fall. 

It is my favorite season and I just can't help myself! 

Stamp sets: Work of Art, Lovely as a Tree, and For All Things. 

First I misted a watercolor panel with water. 

Next I inked up the stamp with Crushed Curry and stamped. 

It was then followed with Cajun Craze (clean before re-inking),

Always Artichoke, and Elegant Eggplant. 

After the stamping was done I misted again with water just

to move the ink around. Used the heat tool to dry it off. 

Trees were inked with Jet Black StayOn. 
 



The solid wood element was inked with the same color inks before

attaching to the card.

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Karen
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Mini Crazy Birds go to Paris for Coffee


Now isn't this just too cute!!!!!

I got a set of mini Crazy Birds at Michael's. By using

a 50% off coupon the set only came to 10.00. It came with

three birds and framlits, and also came with some greetings, 

and embossing folder. 


The embossing folder used is by Darice. When I saw it

at Pat Catan's I knew right away I wanted to use it with the mini birds. 

Here they sit together in Pairs on chairs enjoying a cup of coffee. 


Here is what the embossing folder looks like. 

Since I don't have mini accessories to go with the mini birds

I used the ones that go with the larger birds. They work just fine. 

I think it makes it cuter that the hats at just a tad bit to big. 

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Karen
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Halloween Pocket Letter


I had fun on Monday making this Halloween Pocket Letter. 

I used Tim Holtz 8x8 Halloween designer paper. 


The mini pocket letter made by making 9 pockets in one trading card size sleeve. 

I went back and forth about using cardstock to back the mini pocket but then

decided to leave it clear. 


Close up of one of the pockets. I used the witch hat

from Tim Holtz Crazy Bird accessories to put on the old lady. Oops I meant 

on the "witch" 


I really like the undertaker wagon and wanted use it, but 

since it was larger than one of the pockets I had to layer it

and cut it to fit into two pockets. Works for me! 


One of the elements that is going in the back of a pocket. I made

this while Kat was here she was helping me out. I used the Fuse Tool

to make a little shaker to go over a paper clip. How cool is that? 

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Karen
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Mail from Ceil


I got happy mail yesterday!

Special thanks to my friend Ceil for 

sending me this very elegant card. 


Not only is it pretty on the outside, its beautiful on the inside! 


She also sent me this die. Love it! 


I had to play with it yesterday afternoon. 


This is the embossing folder by Darice that I used with the card. I picked

it up while me and Kat were shopping over the weekend. 


Another card I made using the negative image. I just

added a bit of designer paper to the back before layering it on the base card. 

Thanks again Ceil!!!! Happy mail is wonderful! 

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Karen
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Vintage Pocket Letter


This is a pocket letter swap I received 

from Julie. 

Like the vintage theme. 

I've been working on some Halloween pocket letters that I'll

be posting later this week. 

Was bummed out yesterday as my friend Kat left heading back to 

TX. She had some bad luck on the road and got a flat tire. Since

she has had nothing but back luck on this trip I told her next time

she'll have to fly. Love ya Kat! Hope you have no more trouble on the last

of the drive today. 

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Karen
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Mailable Monday #165


Well I tell you.....a card couldn't get any easier than this. 

I just used two different washi tapes with

a greeting stamped in the black space between them. 

Love the Just a Note greeting with the musical note tapes. 

Best travels to my friend Kat who is on her way home. 

We had a blast, and it was wonderful having her stay for the weekend. 

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Karen
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