Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sarah and Melinda at the Zoo, and ATC


Beautiful pic of Sarah, and Melinda at the zoo. 

We went to a bridal event at the zoo yesterday afternoon. 

So fun. 

Planning a trip back to see the Asian lights. Did get to see Willy. He

is the bull elephant, but since we were there for the event we couldn't tour the

entire zoo. 


Some more artist trading cards I made to swap. These ladies are from Dylusions, and

called rightly enough "Fancy Lady" 

Background done with Distress Oxide ink. 

Today I'm off with Betty again to the bridal store they have in 

downtown Medina. Who know what trouble we will get into. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fiskars Tiny Little Haunted House


Had some time yesterday afternoon to play with my

new stamp set by Fiskars called Tiny Little Haunted House. 

So cute! This set not only has the house and roof, but comes

with many other spooky stamps for a total of 43! Joann's is selling them at 40% off this week. 

What a deal!


I used gray cardstock for the house. Wanted to be

able to stamp on it and still have the images be clear. 


Love the boarded up window. 


and the last side. I used thin black wire attached to the roof

so I could adhere the ghost. 

He looks like he is hovering above the house. 

Of course I plan to make several of these in different colors, so

I can display them for Halloween. Finished size is 3 1/2, by 2 1/2.

Heading out to pick up Betty this afternoon. Going to meet our daughters and

attend a bridal fair. Betty's daughter Melinda just recently got engaged, so

the fun in the planning is just starting! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

And so it Begins....PUMPKIN



and so it begins......PUMPKIN!!!!!!!


I was at Marc's yesterday, and while I was checking out I spotted

this displayed on a end cap. Much to my hubby's dismay I picked one up. 

You readers who know me also know that I love pumpkin, and Fall is my season! 

I had one of these this morning with my coffee, and it was so good that I ran

back up to Marc's this morning and picked up a few more packages. Pumpkin

stuff flies off the shelves quickly. Can't wait for more "pumpkin" finds! 

It's the Great Pumpkin
Karen

Monday, August 13, 2018

Tails from the Lake


Can you see the fawn? 

Taken at Brunswick lake while we were walking last week. 


Closer look. The fawn turned it's head to look at

another hiker on the path. 


and right across from the baby laying behind a fallen tree is mama. 


Isn't there always that one family member that is totally different from the others. LOL

Couldn't help but to snap this one. Never saw a white duck on the lake before. 


Tiny turtle popped up for photo. 


and this one was on log. I think he needs a spa day, and a date with

some turtle wax. 

Had fun with my friend Betty yesterday. We to an outdoor art show in Medina Square.

It was a beautiful day to be out and about. Later we drove up to Fairlawn and hit

Michael's, and JoAnn's. 


I was good, only bought one new stamp set. Love this haunted house set!

I'm going to have to go back and pick up the gingerbread house. Kicking myself now because

I didn't get it yesterday. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Girls and Ladies ATC


I worked on some more artist trading cards yesterday. 

The little dolls were some images that someone sent me 

in a swap, and I just had to color them. 

Patterned paper is from the 'Hippie" pack by DCWV


These two images are from Dylusions called Fancy Lady. 

The background was sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. 

After stamping the images I just added a few sequins. 

Today I'm off with Betty to downtown Medina for the art show. 

That should be fun. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Back to School Theme Mini Pocket Letter


The kids here in Brunswick will be heading back to class on the 20th. 

Not to far away. 

I joined a back to school theme mini pocket letter swap, and

here is the finished piece. 

Mini pocket letters are only three pockets instead of the full sheet of 9 pockets. 


This image came from an old See D's set that I found in with 

my clear stamps. Love that little "vintage" boy. The patterned paper

I found at Tuesday Morning. 


Used the same paper for the center pocket. The banner is actually

attached to the outside pocket. 


Last pocket uses Tim Hotlz paper dolls as the focal point.

Love the little locker pattern paper that the girls are standing in front of. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mickey ATC Book


I found this fun sheet of patterned paper at Joann's

while shopping last week. Since I've been collecting 

Disney themed artist trading cards I wanted to have book to put them all in. 


Inside cover. Added a few stickers. 


and for fun I added some shaker pockets. 

I think today I'm going to take it easy and just rest. My neck has

been hurting again. Just can't seem to heal. 

The Meg starts this weekend, and I know hubby wants to go see it. Should be

a good drive in movie. 

Stamping trails
Karen