Monday, July 21, 2014

Mailable Monday # 71


Very quick and simple card today using

Tone, on Tone. 

Base card white, layered with Baked Brown Sugar.

Stamped with leaves from Kinda of Eclectic. 

Butterfly inked with Chocolate Chip ink and stamped

on white. 

Greeting from Age Awareness stamp set. 

Skip is starting his second week of vacation. 

Poor guy his sleep schedule is all messed up. 

I'm sure by the time he gets it right it will be

time to head back to work. 
 
We will be busy this week getting things together for the yard
 
sale this Friday and Saturday. So if I miss a few posts this
 
week you will understand why. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

From the Garden


Check out the size of these

zucchini, and cucumbers.

Skip was so happy that the cucumbers grew this year.

Its hit or miss with them. Sometimes they hit good, 

other times not so much. 

I've been roasting the zucchinis on the grill. 

I slice them up throw them in a large zip lock bag,

add some olive oil, sea salt, and Italian seasonings.

Shake the bag then put them in foil packets for the grill. 

We did go see Rise of the Planet of the Apes on Friday at the

Drive In. A lot of the movie had subtitles due to the apes using 

sign language. I think I'm going to need to get my eyes checked as I 

was having trouble reading all the words. You know I don't go to a movie to 

read! LOL

We also saw Tammy. Was really disappointed in that one.

The movie wasn't that funny, and frankly I was offended by them making fun 

of a large, not so bright woman. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Snowy Cardinal


Playing around with a new stamp set. 

Beauty of the Season will be in the new Holiday mini. 

Colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight

blendabilites to color the cardinal. 

I think I got a little heavy handed on the snow. 

This was added using a versamarker and white embossing powder. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Collage Card


A little late posting today. 

My dear son borrowed my camera so I had to wait

to get it back. 

I was in a collage mood yesterday when I made this card. 

We were going to go out for dinner this evening but Skip changed his mind

and wanted to go to the drive in. So we will be going to see

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and I think the second feature is Tammy. 

Not really sure I want to see either of them, but who knows they 

may be entertaining. 

Well I'm off to hit a few garage sales. 

Happy Friday!

Stamping trails
Karen
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Shabby Chic Card


What I like about Kinda Eclectic stamp set is there

is nothing you can do to mess up a card. 

I randomly stamped the images using 

Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow

and Blackberry Bliss inks. 

Flower is from Beautiful Bunch. 

Love the Shabby Chic look. Just a fun set 

to stamp with. 


Stamping trails
Karen

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Card Box



The larger part of this card box is made 

with one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. 

The flap is made with a contrasting color. 

I used Lovely Lace embossing folder on the Strawberry Slush

cardstock. 

Flowers on the bottom made with Flower Shop. Leaf

is from Kinda Eclectic. I also added some sequins. 

I'll try to remember to post the directions for the box later this week. 

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow, and 

Cherokee needs to go to the vet. She just 

needs shots and to be fixed. 

Weather has been beautiful here. Not to hot just really 

comfortable. Skip has been enjoying his time off. 

He is spending lots of time in the association pool. 

Of course he also quit shaving, so he is getting pretty scruffy looking. 

He was carded when he went to the pool yesterday. LOL

Stamping trails
Karen
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Take a Tip Tuesday #20


I have a simple tip for you today.

Remember that pile of cardstock and designer paper scraps

that Cherokee was guarding? (see Sunday's post)

Well at least once every week I'll make a card

or two just using the scraps on my desk. 

It helps to clear up the scraps and gets my 

creative juices on how to use them,
 
Card uses Kinda Eclectic stamp set....which by the way 
 
is going into my all time favorite sets to use. Love it! 
 
Red layer uses another new item on my desk Lovely Lace 
 
embossing folder. 
 
Designer paper Type Set. 
 
I did find a stray tooth mark in the designer paper that I'm 
 
pretty sure I didn't put there so I know it was Cherokee. 
 
I used the piece anyway....Shhhhh don't tell her but 
 
I covered it up under the vanilla layer. She'll never know. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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