Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wedding Scrapbook


I've been very busy making Sarah's wedding scrapbook. 

Going to give it to her for Christmas. 

Here are a few completed pages. 
When the Once Upon a Time book and 
matching papers came out I purchased it with
the hope of someday using it all. When I dug through 
all my stuff I found out I had bought 3 packs of the designer paper! 
It has been safely tucked away for years just waiting to be used. 
I used the flyer from Cedar Point and spun it into a 

a page with a Wizard that I made years ago and kept. 

Thought it would be perfect since her and Jason met at Cedar Point while

they were both working there. 


Dress fitting with mom. 
Wedding day! I'm glad the photographer did some of the photos in 

black and white. 


I also kept some plastic cases to hold 3d memories. These

worked out great. I put one of the table favors and blue stones

that were used for the table vases. The pull out with

Magic was one of the place cards, and the burlap ribbon
is like the table runners. 
Cake cutting.


This is the first page of the book. Photo of Sarah from her high

school days. She made the dress. 


Inside cover. Card made by my friend Kat years ago. 

It was for an obscure holiday. I knew it would come in handy one day! 


I put some photos inside the card. 


More wedding day photos. 


I like the hand shots. 


Last page of the book. 

There are more pages, but I didn't want to post them all,

but you get the idea. Hope Sarah loves it. 
Stamping trails
Karen 


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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

At the Mall



We took a trip to the Stongsville Mall on Saturday.

Got lunch, walked around and checked out all 

the Christmas decor. 

This is Santa's workshop. Brought to you by Pat Catan's. 


Loved all the snow covered trees. You 

can just get a glimpse of Santa through them. 


Two little girls are visiting with him. So cute!


I snapped a few photos while going up the 

escalator. 


Pretty poinsettias.


Of course at the mall had to check out the pet store.

I just want to take all of them home!

Check out the long hair curly kittens. So cute! 


I also wanted to take this sleepy fellow home. 


So pretty!

My laptop needs to be reformatted. It still won't connect to the internet.

John was so sweet he gave me his laptop and said Merry Christmas. 

He is done with it as his class time that he needed it for is finished. 

He is still going to try to fix mine, but just between us I like his better:)

Stamping trails 
Karen
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ugly Sweater Tag


This is what I'm calling my "Ugly" Sweater Tag. 

I used Tim Holtz stencil on a manilla tag. 

Thanks to Kathleen I have suede boots for Valentina to wear. 

I added some vintage lace to the side and sandwiched it

in between another manilla tag so the raw edges wouldn't show. 


Now I'm really happy with the flower. 

I used the 5 petal punch to create the poinsettia. 

All the layers were misted with water just to get them damp.

Then I crumbled them up to give them some form. 

I added the brad to center of all the layers then fluffed the 

flower out. Once it was dry I misted it with Tattered 

Angels pearl mist. 

I may not be posting for a few days as I've been having

trouble with my laptop. I haven't been getting a good connection to the 

internet. Everyone else in the family is not having this problem just

me, so we are thinking its the laptop. Hopefully I can

either get it fixed, or get a new laptop. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Mail from Kathleen


I received some very happy mail yesterday from 

my new crafting buddy Kathleen Elmer! 

This was a swap done on Swappers Corner. 

Kathleen just spoiled me and I love every bit of it! 

Such an elegant tag. 


This gold gilded flower is just gorgeous!


She also sent lots of embellishments and other goodies. 


Love the rosette ornament! 


More goodies. 


Hand made envelopes to hold some "bling" 


Glitter tree ornaments, that I plan to use on Christmas theme tags. 

Thanks Bunches Kathleen!!! Looking forward to swapping again

in the New Year! 

Stamping trails
Karen 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Laugh till you Leak!


I was in a funny mood yesterday when I made this 

fun card. The Prima doll is Adara. I 

thought she would go perfectly with 

the greeting as it looks like she is trying to

"hold it in" 

Primsa pencils used for the coloring. 

I cut two skirts and glued the top one just around

the sides and top to the bottom dress. 

So it is December 1st. Only 24 more days till

Christmas! Can you believe that! Are you ready? 

I think I am. Just a few more things to put together

for out of town gifts, and a few cards to address. 


I was really put in the mood on Tuesday when I 

caught Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer on TV. 

Just love to hear Burl Ives sing. He made a perfect snowman! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tree, Santa, and more


Tree went up on Saturday. One day later 

than I normally put it up. 

But its up and looks good.


Here is a nigh time view when lit. 


This is another Christmas tradition. Someone

my mom knew made this ceramic Santa for her back

in the early 70's. Mom always put it out on Thanksgiving.

When it got passed to me I continued to do that. 


Merry Christmas to Skip early.

He decided to buy a new large screen TV at Costco over

the long weekend. Him and John got it in the house

and set up. Which started a chain reaction of moving TVs
 
in the house. The one that use to be in the living room got moved
 
to Skip's "man" cave and mounted on the wall. 
 
The one that was in the cave got moved to our bedroom and got mounted
 
to the wall. What a weekend! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Baseballs


So baseball season might be over, but

I can still enjoy making and eating these

buffalo chicken baseballs. 

Made with crescent rolls. 

The filling is a can of Tyson cooked chicken, 

3 oz cream cheese, chopped celery, chopped onion, 2 tablespoons

olive oil,

and some Franks Hot sauce. 


One can of crescent rolls will make 4 baseballs. 

Topped with a little sprinkle of bread crumbs and 

baked in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. 

I like to make these in the fall, and winter months. Warms

up the kitchen and they smell wonderful.

Stamping trails
Karen
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