Friday, October 17, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday SSF 101714


Time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge!

My base card is 5x5 with Lost Lagoon cardstock.

Stamps: Traveler, Wetlands, and World Map. 

Other things used: 2 1/2 circle punch, Lost Lagoon ribbon, 

Moonlight designer paper, and scallop border punch. 

I used Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon ink to sponge the 

color on the ship. 
 
To see what the other designers have done with this sketch 
 

I have a repeat of a procedure I had done at the end of August today. I'm praying that this time the

test will be complete and we can find out what is wrong with me. 

I'll keep you posted. 


Stamping trails
Karen


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday Just Beachy Stamp Set


My friend Connie sent me some cards in my birthday box. 

These were made using a long time retired SU set called

Just Beachy 

Connie you out done yourself once again! 


Fold out card. 


Great color selection in this one. 


Here is the complete stamp set. 

Thanks for the wonderful cards Connie! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Minion Card with Matching Curvy Keepsake Box


Since I posted the Grinch curvy keepsake box and matching card 

yesterday I thought I would also share what my friend Kat sent to me. 

Love the little Minion card! 


With matching curvy keepsake box. How cute!


Kat also sent me this little Halloween treat bag filled with York peppermint candy. 

Stuff to make the burlap bag was in a Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin'Up! 

I'd like to say that the candy was still there but its gone.

(I could use some more)

Stamping trails
Karen
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's the Grinch Curvy Keepsake Box



I had to make the Grinch on the curvy keepsake box. 

I cut the box with Old Olive. 

Eyes are 1/2 circle punch, and smallest circle from the Owl Builder punch. 

Nose is modern label punch. 

Eyebrows were just some rectangles I cut using Early Espresso cardstock. 

Mouth hand drawn with Early Espresso marker. 

Hat was made with Real Red cardstock and pennant punch. 

Pom pom at top made with Boho punch. 

Of course I had to make a card also. 



Made the same way except I used 1 inch circle punch for the eyes. 

I thought it would be funny to let the greeting read "be of good cheer" seeing

how the Grinch through most of the cartoon was rather grumpy. 


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Mailable Monday# 82


Back with another Christmas Mailable Monday card. 

I used Lucky Stars embossing folder on the white base card.

Large star was cut with second largest star framelit. I embossed it

on Brushed Silver cardstock using pewter embossing powder. 

Small star was cut using Hello Honey. 

Greeting from All is Calm stamp set. 

I attached the small star with a mini staple. Seeing how

it is in the center of the card it should mail okay with one first class stamp. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday SSF101014


For today's sketch I used designer paper from the

Trim the Tree paper pack. 

Who said stripes and polka dots don't go together? 

Greeting from Great Greetings. 

Base card white. Layers are done with Early Espresso. 

I colored the ornament first with Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, 

and Night of Navy blendabilites. 

After the ink was dry I used direct to paper using VersaMark ink

then added clear embossing powder and heat embossed. 

I think it makes the colors pop even more. 

The center was done using 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch circle punches. These

were popped over the center of the ornament. 

I also used some rhinestones and a snowflake sequin. 

Want to see what the other designers have done with this sketch?


You are welcome to join in the fun and upload your own creation on the blog. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Frame Art


My friend Kat went on a frame art binge at the beginning

of the year. Which I think was great seeing how she

sent me some of it for my birthday! 

The letters in this one were made using Storybook Cricut cartridge. 


This one has found a home in my craft room. Made with

square punches and create stamp set. Love all the warm blues!



The last one I have to say is my favorite! 

Pumpkins made with different colors of cardstock using 

oval punch. Some of them have been embossed with embossing folders. 

The frame Kat used is perfect. Its nice and rustic looking. Goes

great with the pumpkins. 

Big thanks for all my birthday goodies Kat!

Stamping trails
Karen
start weight 273
current weight 177
goal weight 170


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