Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Honeycomb Happiness Trio


Since I have been organizing my stamping studio I'm 

finding things that I haven't used. 

The designer paper is from Basic Gray. The collage stamp, and peep! stamps
 
are unknown, but I thought they were cute. What I really need
 
is some Easter greeting stamps. I can't believe I don't have any. 
 
The chick is from Honeycomb Happiness. This cutie was inked with black
 
then stamped on confetti white cardstock. The color was added with Daffodil Delight
 
blendies. Before popping the chick on the card I added some white thread loops. 
 
 
In my stash I also found this clear plastic paint bucket. 
 
Thought it would be a perfect little Easter basket. 
 
The shredded paper I made myself with designer paper, paper crimper, and fringe scissors. 
 
 
Here is a top view of the lid. I haven't closed the can up yet as I want to add
 
a few more goodies. I carried over the string on this topper also. 

I used gingham ribbon on the handle so to tie it all in I used the same ribbon on the lid chick,

and I removed the purple ribbon that came on the chick toy and replaced it with the gingham ribbon. 

Something about Spring just makes me think of gingham ribbon. Must be from my childhood. 


 And to complete this little set I made a coaster. The complete chipboard coaster was

ran though the Xyron 510. 

I've been having fun with the chick from Honeycomb Happiness. Be back tomorro

with another project using it. 

Stamping trails
Karen
 
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Honeycomb Happiness Chick with Bunny Ears


Honeycomb Happiness is such a cute stamp set. 

Its one of the free sets being offered by SU as part of SAB. 

The chick was stamped on Daffodil Delight cardstock, then colored

in with Daffodil Delight blendibilites. 

The bunny ears were punched with white cardstock and the small oval punch. 

I colored the center ear with a pink marker. 


Here is a side view. I first stamped the chick on white cardstock. 

The completed color chick was fussy cut and popped over the image. 

The feet and beak were colored with Tangerine Tango marker. 

We had snow yesterday. So pretty to watch the flakes fall. 


View from our backyard. Its nice when you know you don't have

to go out anywhere. I was content to stay inside and stamp. 

I've been stamping away with Honeycomb Happiness so be sure to check 

back tomorrow as I have some more projects to post. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Mailable Monday #140


First just let me say YAY Denver! So happy they won yesterday. 

It was a good game, but I thought the halftime show was the worse I've ever

seen! The only good part of it was the brief flashback of when the shows were good. 

This one layer card features Just for You Botanical. I inked the greeting

with Early Espresso. Flowers colors Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and leaves 

Garden Green.

I dotted the center of the flowers with dazzling diamonds details. 
 
I spent some time yesterday adding ink to my ink pads. 
 
They were very thirsty, and sucked up lots of re-inkers, 
 
The pads feel heavy now since I added the ink. Guess I'll be 
 
adding re-inkers to my next order! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen



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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Shabby Chic Sewing Card


While I'm still organizing, and labeling the stamping studio

I did find time to stamp yesterday evening.

I combined two different stamp sets to make this card. 

Victorian Dressmaker which is a See-D's stamp set, and Vintage Threads

made by TPC Studio. Since I'm organizing I thought it would be a good

idea to group like sets together, so all the sewing sets now together. 


The designer paper is a SAB selection called Perfectly Artistic. I love the paper

because it reminds me of the shaving cream technique. You get that great swirled 

look without the mess and the smell. 

I used Basic Gray ink for the stamping and added a small background piece of

 Tempting Turquoise that was embossed with two different folders. 
So we didn't make it to the garden show as planned yesterday. We decided to go wait and 
go next weekend. Instead we saw a movie The Finest Hours. It was an excellent movie! 
Chris Pine was wonderful. Such a heart warming story based on a true story. 
Today it is all about football. I'm rooting for Denver, but the boys in my family say NC will win. 
Won't have to cook as Skip wants pizza. I'll be happy that football season is over. Means Spring
is on the way. Going to be a very warm 47 today, but we will be back to cold and snow by Tuesday. 
Think I'll be heading out to Pat Catan's today. I have another thing I want do in the craft room, and 
it requires a craft store run. Lucky me!!!! Anytime I can craft shop is a good day.
Stamping trails
Karen
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Mini Binder


Still organizing. This is my Paper Pumpkin binder. 

I used an Avery mini binder that I found at Wal-Mart.


I used a retired SU designer paper pack for the cover. I thin its

called Apple Cider. Used the dymo label maker on the binding. 


Of course I had to carry over the designer paper to the inside. 

I like that the Avery mini binder pages are the perfect size for the paper pumpkin

instruction sheets. 


I did a little mixing and matching with page protectors as I didn't like

trying to fish out the stamps with the longer protectors. Instead I used

the pocket pages from Project Life. Used the label maker again to label everything. 


Very happy with it. The mini binder pages also leave some room to add

leftover pieces from the kits. 

Hubby and me are off to the Home and Garden show today. So I'm sure I'll have pictures to post

on Sunday. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Organizing the Stamping Studio


I've been organizing some items in my stamp room. 

Been meaning to do this for sometime now, but just didn't get to it. 

The drawers have been labeled and contain stamping sponges, and daubers

for all the SU color families. I had to shorten the color names to get two

to fit per drawer. 


Here is what each drawer holds. I was going to include the matching reinker, but

found that it made the drawer to crowded. 


So here is a view of the left side of my desk. I have three sets of drawers. The ones 

not labeled hold different embellishments. 


Right side of my desk. See all those cardstock holders on top of the drawers?

My friend Kat made them for me. They are great for holding the 6x6 paper packs, embossing folders, 

and completed cards. 



The ink pad holder sits on the left side of my desk. I labeled the ends of the ink pads

so I can find the color I need easier. I still have some of the old style pads so I didn't 

have to label all of them. 


I have my blendabilites in this wooden holder. Since SU is not making them any longer I'm

using the extra slots to hold in line color markers, and other writing tools. 

You can also see the washi tape holders sitting on top of the drawers. 


Last thing I wanted to share today is the desk top. Remember back in the day when 

printers had large paper with holes along the edges? Well we still have a ton of that printer paper. 

I'm using it now as a stamping pad. Great to design on, and keep the desktop clean. 

I was going to make a Hollo's run to get a pad of scratch paper, but then saw this paper instead. 

Now I have to find another reason to go visit Hollo's. Oh wait I know I need more white cardstock!

And now for the sad news of the day...I found out that Michael's craft store has bought all 34 

Pat Catan's stores. Pat Catan's has released a statement stating that the stores will remain independent

from Michael's even though that store has bought them. I hope that is true as you all know

I love Pat Catan's. It has the best deals in town for craft supplies, and is based in Strongsville, Ohio.

A family owned business that began in 1954. Makes me sad to see that it was sold. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cherokee Waiting for her Breakfast


The morning ritual of Skip feeding Cherokee. 

She likes to go into the cupboard where her food is kept. 


Standing on hind legs trying to get him to hurry up and put down her bowl. 

 Big reach...I can't stand it put down my food bowl. 


Okay she couldn't wait any longer and jumped up on the counter.

Which by the way she knows she is not suppose to do. You can just

see her tail hanging down next to Skip. 

So according to the groundhog we are suppose to have an early Spring. 

After yesterday's temps in the upper 60's I'm inclined to agree with the furry little

rodent. It was really nice out even though it was windy and just a little wet. Would

have been a great day to fly a kite. 

Yesterday was my mom's birthday she would have been 84. Mom loved oatmeal cookies, and

Little Debbie's Oatmeal cakes. So in honor of mom I made a batch of oatmeal cookies. They were

so good with a cup of coffee which my mom also loved. Hard to believe she has been 

gone for almost 5 years. My sister called me the other day and we took a stroll down

memory lane. It was nice because+ me and my sis don't speak to each other very much. 

Okay I'm rambling on, must be because I can't sleep and I'm still up at 2 am. I think I'll be

sleeping in tomorrow!

Sleepy trails
Karen
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