Monday, July 16, 2018

Little Girl Coin Size Trading Card


I'm working on swaps today. This little

darling is not artist trading card size, 

but instead done as a 2 1/2 coin size. 

The word hearts is from Tim Holtz idea-ology Chitchat book. 

She will be in the mail tomorrow going out to Mona. 

Me and hubby went walking yesterday, and stopped

on the way home, to do some grocery shopping. 

By the time I got home I was dripping with sweat. So hot out!

Just as soon as the groceries were put away John, and Emily

stopped over. I told Em not to hug me as she normally does.

Had to cool down a bit! 

Later in the day  hubby and I walked again around the neighborhood 

as it wasn't as hot then. Off to the movies sometime today. Going

to see Skyscraper.

Since we got a few tomatoes I'll be making bacon lettuce and tomatoe

sandwiches today. YUM
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bliss on the Beach


So what do you craft on a hot summer day?

A nice beach chair to relax on the beach of course. 

Maybe I should be making snowman cards. LOL

Been a scorching 90 degrees for several days now. 

So happy hubby put in central air last winter. 


My friend Kym sent me this card last week. Isn't this little 

girl so sweet? Love her! Thanks Kym! 


She also made me these darling little lady artist trading cards. 

Not much going on today. I have several swaps to complete, and

a new project to start. Not cooking today. Going to have hubby

grill. Ah summer! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Doll ATC Book


Here is a little book I made to hold the

doll artist trading cards that I receive in swaps. 

Thanks to my friend Betty for letting me borrow her Santoro doll

stamps so I could make this. I do have some of the doll stamps, but

Betty has a larger collection. 

The greeting at the bottom was made with my handy dandy

Dymo label maker. I added a small red heart. 


The finished doll is popped over the embossed layer. 

All the coloring done with prisma pencils. 

Also made a matching binder clip to keep the book closed as

some of the swaps can be a little thick with embellishments. 


Inside look at the first page. 

I added a pocket to the back and front of the book to hold extras. 

Gotta run as the kids are coming over. 

Hope everyone made it through Friday the 13th yesterday! 

Going to be a hot one today, so I'm thinking about just staying inside, and

chill. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Friday, July 13, 2018

Elegance


Made this card yesterday morning. Not sure about

all the pearls, but I think it is okay. 

Stamp set and matching die was by Sizzix, and Hero Arts. 

Picked up the set last year at Tuesday Morning. 

Patterned paper by Making Memories. 

Lady was colored with Prisma colors. 


Added the same paper as used on the front to the inside card. I 

haven't stamped anything on the inside yet. Thinking this would make

a good birthday card, but leaving it blank for now. 

Going to meet a friend at Panera Bread. Then I'm thinking 
 
a trip to the craft store is in order. Haven't been in awhile, and
 
I'm going through withdrawal. 

Happy birthday to my favorite sister in law Cheryl. Hope you have a great day! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tails from the Garden, and Owl ATC


We are starting to get veggies from the garden.

Hubby picked a basket of green beans yesterday. 


Beans after they were washed and snapped. So guess what's for dinner tonight?


We also got a truck load of cucumbers. These were the first picking. 

Skip went back and brought in 10 more. So we are already sharing with

the neighbors. 


I did stamp a little bit yesterday afternoon. I stamped the owl

image while at Betty's. Colored it in using prisma colors. 

The background was made using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sunshine of Life Lady Bug


My friend Kym was talking about fake ladybugs the

other day. Got me thinking about the nice ladybugs....

the ones that don't bite. Didn't want to make a traditional

colored one so I came up with this yesterday

while stamping at Betty's. 


Here is the inside.

So I was sad yesterday. It was John's 30th birthday, and the first one

that I didn't see him. He had to work all day, and we had got 

together with him over the weekend. Ah the trauma of an empty nest! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Monday, July 9, 2018

Little Pink Vintage Girl Card


We got to spend lots of time with John and Emily over the weekend. 
 
Saturday we all went out to our favorite Chinese buffet. 
 
Sunday they came back over for a cookout. Of course
 
we had to eat cake. I made him one for his birthday. 
 
Emily's mom Anne sent me a box of crafting goodies. I used
 
some of them to make today's card. 
 
 
I just love those little girls! So cute. The box was filled with lots of trims, and

doilies, so I know I'll have fun working with them. 

Stamping trails
Karen