Sunday, November 19, 2017

Scrap Happy Sunday #5


Welcome back to Scrap Happy Sunday. 

This is the 5th card I've made using that scrap bag I showed you

5 weeks ago. 

After making 5 cards I see that I haven't made a dent in the scrap bag! 

So I think I'll be making these for awhile. 

I used SU stamp set Tap, Tap, Tap. 

Love that set! 

See the little strip of burgundy showing. That

my dear readers is mulberry paper. 

Every once in a big life time I pull some out and use it. 

It rained cats, and dogs here all day! So didn't get outside much.

Me and hubby did hit the grocery store early yesterday, and picked

up the turkey. The big guy (18pounds) is chillin out in the fridge defrosting. 

The menu is all planned. There of course will be prep work, and baking

before Thursday. Looking forward to it! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Photo Sleeve Holder for Die Cuts


This holder that Kathleen made for me is really cool. 
 
She said she got the idea from Pinterest. Its a plastic photo sleeve that
 
she got at the dollar store then covered. Added a Velcro closure. 
 
 


Here is what the photo holder looks like. 

Where the photos would go she added different die cuts. 


Pretty darn clever! Love all the die cuts! Again

she is the queen of the dies! 


She also made me this cute little favor with the candy box punch board. 

I was thinking I really need this punch board, but I'm talking myself out of it. 

My stamping studio is bursting at the seams as it is! 
 
So the plan for the day is shopping for the turkey, and picking up
 
all the items needed for the big dinner. Also need to do some prep work
 
so I don't have so much to make on Thursday. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Friday, November 17, 2017

Penny's Paper Doll Album made by Kathleen

 
I'm back today to show off this beautiful paper doll album 

that my crafty friend Kathleen made me. 


Here is a side view of the cover. Love all the scrumptious lace, and flowers.

All the dolls were individually cut out and popped on the background layer. 


There are many pages in the book, so I'm not going to post them all. 

Isn't the lace dies she used just gorgeous? I think Kathleen is the new die queen. 

I know she has more than I do! 


Lots of tags and pockets. 


There are two pages in the album that unfold to expose more artwork. 

Can't help but keep saying that she did an amazing job! 


I also love how she added a strip of paper lace in between each page. 

So elegant! 


More tags, and pockets. Kathleen said she used a lot of paper

to make this book for me, but I was worth it. So happy you think so Kathy!!!!


and other great page. 


Back of book has a chipboard pocket. 

Well all I can say is I want to be Kathleen when I grow up! 

Thanks so much!!!! I know all the hard work that went into the book. 

You are the best!!!!!

I'll be back tomorrow to show some more goodies that Kathleen sent me. 

I am one lucky girl! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Graphic 45 Penny's Paper Doll Family Book


Kathleen and I did a swap using the Penny's Paper Doll Family

paper made by Graphic 45

I'll be posting the cover and pages of the book I made before

it was put together. 

Here is the cover. I used Tim Holtz clear knob on the front. 


1st page has a waterfall element. 


Here it is after the lace is pulled. 


Back of the 1st page. Had to have one featuring just the boys.
 
 
Second page. Has a pocket with an altered paper clip, and tag. 
 
 
Back of second page. Love how the window turned out. I
 
added the children, but stamped the background. Also colored the sky. 
 
My friend Kym might remember this conservatory window die as she
 
gifted it to me. (thanks!)
 
 
 Here is a closer view of the window. I added some fern punches for the greenery. 


 Third page has a double slider. 


Here is how it looks when it is pulled open. 
 
 
For the flip side of the page I first ran the clothing and dolls
 
through my Xyron machine then cut them out. 
 
The dolls are attached using Velcro so they can be removed
 
the pocket holds their clothes. 
 
 
Photo of the finished bound book. I used canvas paper for the 

binding. The bead doll I purchased at Hobby Lobby. 


Pages for the book, and cover are 6x6. This is a box that

I made to hold the book. 


Inside view. 

I told Kathleen that she won for best book. Wait till you see the

one she made for me. I'll be posting photos of that on tomorrows blog post. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Tony


Happy birthday to my brother Tony. He would have been

61 today. Can't tell you how much I still hurt over his passing. 

He left us to soon. 

This is one of my favorite photos of him when he was young. Taken

at our family home when we all lived together on Oak Park, Cleveland. 
 
I was going to post more photos, but I'm sad today, and just not up
 
to going through photos. 
 
Everyone have a good day, and tell someone you love them, as
 
tomorrow is not a given. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall Colors and a Mixed up Cactus


I took these photos last week at Brunswick Lake. 

The trees were just so pretty! Love the reds! 


There is a line of trees between the lake trail and the Cleveland Clinic. 

Also burning bushes. 


And I couldn't resist taking this photo of one of our trees

in the front lawn. Its pretty much lost all its leaves. 


Fall is beautiful while it is here! Turns into winter to fast for me!


and speaking of winter.....yes its that time

of year for my Christmas cactus to bloom. 

This plant is 22 years old now, and has been re-potted

at least 4 times now. The last time was this summer. Had to

get hubby to help me to do it as its a pretty big plant. 


So it is a little confused and thinks it is a Thanksgiving cactus! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mailable Monday #218


Since Butterfly Basics was still on my desk when

I sat down to stamp I ran with it. 

Base card is vintage purple. 

The stamped layer is watercolor paper. 


First I scribbled on Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Shaded Lilac, and 

Fossilized Amber Distress Crayons. Next I used my finger to

blend the colors. Leaf stamp was inked with Always Artichoke ink. 

Butterfly, background, and greeting was inked with Eggplant Envy. 

I like how vibrant the Tim Holtz crayons are. I have to remember to use them more! 

Stamping trails
Karen