Friday, May 25, 2018

More ATC Received



Well this time is one time that I don't like being right.

The car won't be ready till Saturday. So that

has been almost two weeks that the car has been in the shop. 

Can't even begin to tell you how upset I am about it. 

Just hoping at this point that a least the body work will good perfect. 


Received this cute little kitty ATC from Melissa. Love the meow! 


Also received this elegant stitched praying hands ATC from Kym. 

Love the little holder she made to keep it in. 


and this sweet fairy was made by Chris. 
 
I'm still working on the mini unit album swap. Still have 10 more pages to complete. 

Me and hubby took our walk morning walk yesterday. It was so beautiful out! 

Today we are going to go to Plum Creek and do some real hiking! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, May 24, 2018

No Car, and Recent Artwork



So no big surprise to me that we didn't get the car

back from the body shop yesterday as promised. 

I told hubby that we wouldn't get it back till this Saturday. 

Oh Bother!!!!!!


This is an artist trading card I made for a swap. I have

to say that I am really enjoying working with the Tim Holtz

paper dolls. All stamps on this project are also by Tim. 


and speaking of swaps... I'm working on a new one to do with my friend

Kathleen. Here is a sneak peek at the mini unit books we are making. Going

to be a lot of work for a "mini" album, but so far I'm enjoying it. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Altered Clip Board


This is an altered clipboard that I made for Kathleen as part of

the lavender swap. 

I attached the pattered paper using Modge Podge. After it was

dry I added the bling. 


Rhinestone K, and a row of pearls across the clip part of the board. 

Also added  fabric roses to the top. Used some ribbon to loop

through the hole so the board could be hung on the wall. 


To the lower corner I added a square of cork. Perfect to use with push pins. 

Yesterday we had an array of weather. Sun, rain, hail, thunder, lightening, and

all in the course of an hour. It did clear up towards 6 o'clock so me and hubby

got our walk in. Of course with all the rain we had to jump puddles on the sidewalk. 

Needless to say my shoes, and socks were wet when I got home. Thank goodness it was 

warm out. 

Had fun stamping with Betty yesterday. I got a good start on my next swap. 

Today being Wednesday my car is suppose to be ready for pickup. I'm 

not holding my breath. Keep you posted. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Purple Swap from Kathleen



Well I got happy mail yesterday. 

My crafty buddy Kathleen sent me

the lavender, and purple swap. 

We agreed to make shaker cards, large embellishment box, 

a  3d item, and surprise. 

Well a lot of her goodies were surprises! 

Lets start with the shakers. 


She also so made matching envelopes for them. 


How the embellishment box was wrapped. Kathleen knows how to package things really cute!


outside of the box.


and the inside filled with lots of great embellishments! 


Did I mention that she really knows how to package things? So cute!


This was a mini flip bag. How fun! 


Back of the bag. 


What a nice surprise, a pocket letter!


view of the back pockets filled with goodies. 


Really cute and useful plastic file folder....


of course she had to fill the inside of that too! 


this little makeup bag is so nice! She made the word using her new Cricut machine. 


and I really love the saying on this bag. The glitter writing may not show up in the photo. 

It reads: Don't let the pretty bow fool you...

Thanks so much Kathleen!!!! After the time I've been having lately with my car in the shop

your box really lifted my spirits! Thanks bunches!!!!!

Going over to Betty's today and do some crafting....which will also take my mind off my

missing car! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Monday, May 21, 2018

Vintage Paper Doll ATC, and Doe a Deer


So the power went off Saturday night. Wasn't 

out for long. I went around and set all the clocks

except for the one in the bedroom. It was flashing when I 

went to bed, and I figured hubby would set it. 

Well I was wrong. All he did was hit it so it would stop flashing. 

I woke up at 4 this morning looked at the clock and it was showing 7 am. 

So I got up. I was thinking it was odd because it was still very dark outside. 

I made coffee and watched some recorded shows as I wasn't about to go back to bed. 

I was wide awake at this point. Sometime later I opened the curtains in the kitchen, 
and......
discovered the deer was back. This time taking a rest in the yard. 

I opened up the window, and took some photos. She didn't move just

looked at me while I talked to her. I think she has adopted us. 


I was bored yesterday afternoon, and made some more trading cards. 

These are all vintage using Tim Hotlz paper dolls. 


Closer look at the boy with the bike. 


I think the little school girls are my favorite. 


and the couple taking a tour to Paris. 

I still don't have my car. We went to pick it up on Saturday only to 

find out that one of the dents was not even touched. Not going into detail

about it, but needless to say I'm pretty upset. The owner of the body shop

said he would have it fixed by Wednesday. Well we dropped it off last Monday so

he has already had it for a week. I'm thinking it won't be ready to pick up till this Saturday. 

Okay I'm done venting. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Paper Doll Princess



Made a few more artist trading cards. 

This one was made with Julie Nutting's Play

Time stamp set. So cute! What little 

girl didn't like paper dolls? 

I know I loved them, and still do. 


I want to talk circles. 

Is it me or is it the stamping industry that is out to get me? 

See those cute little buttons on the card? 

You would think that with all the circle punches and, circle dies that 

I have that I would have had one that would be the same size as these buttons. 

No such luck, and I had to fussy cut them out. Now I really don't mind the cutting....

it's the principle. It is like making a card and not having a ribbon to match, and I have

ribbon as far as the eye can see. Okay I'll get off my soap box now, and get back to crafting.

Thanks for lending an ear to my rant.
 
Stamping trails 
Karen 


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Artist Trading Cards for Passbook Pals



I spent some time yesterday

afternoon making some artist trading cards. 

These will be traded with the passbookpals FB group. 


This one was made using Julie Nutting doll Adara. 

I love this little girl and her cute rag doll. 


I made three of these to trade. 

Tim Holtz came out with the Flower Jar set I believe last year.

Just recently purchased the stamp set and the framlits. 

The jars were colored with different shades of blue prisma pencils. 

The leaves were stamped using Leaf Green archival ink by Ranger. 

The flower was stamped on patterned paper using Blackberry Bliss ink.

Finally we will be able to get our car back from the shop. I'm not one bit 

happy that it was in the shop since Monday. Hoping that the body work looks okay

I'll let you know. 

Stamping trails
Karen