Monday, July 28, 2014

Mailable Monday # 72


I got Backgrounds Rule stamp from SU just to

use with my many sewing themed stamps. 

This one is from TPC Studio called Vintage Threads. 

My friend Kat got it for me I think for Christmas. 

Colors: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and vanilla. 

I also used designer label punch. 

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Karen
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Friday, July 25, 2014

VC Rocks Blog Hop 3D and Fun Folds


Welcome to VC Rocks Blog Hop. 

The Hop theme is 3D items and fun folds. 

to see all the other great blogs in this hop. 
I used the hamburger die to create this fun snowman. 
I'm a big fan of Dr. Who, and have been since
my brother Tony turned me on to the show back in the 70's. 
One of my favorite doctors is # 4 played by Tom Baker. 
Now the one article of clothing that made Tom stand out was
his very long and colorful scarf. I used retired designer
paper Season of Stye for the scarf. 
2 1/2 circle punch used for the snowman head. Hat was made with a square of black
and modern label punch. Eyes are Night of Navy and Owl Builder punch. 
Nose pumpkin pie and pennant punch. 
Buttons 3/4 circle punch. I added the button details with white gel pen. 
Greeting from Num-Num stamp set, and designer label punch. 
Side view. 


I also decided to do a fun fold card. This is shadow box frame. 

Just a 4x4 piece of designer paper makes the frame. I used All Abloom. 

Stamp sets Num-Num, and A Fitting Occasion 


And a closer view of the frame. 

I hope you have enjoy my small part in the VC Rocks Blog Hop. 

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Karen
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Puffy Cotton Ball Technique


I am hoping that you can see that this colored

stamped image is actually puffed up from the cardstock. 

I stamped the image on white cardstock using Memento black ink. 

It was then colored with Wisteria Wonder blendabilites. 
 
I then used the stamp mat with the stylus and traced around the outside image of
 
the flower tops. 


You then have to flip the cardstock over and use the stylus again

and gently rub it over the flower tops. 


Next add some mono adhesive and add little pieces of a cotton ball. 

This will keep the image puffed up once it is mounted on a card. 


I mounted the completed piece on Night of Navy cardstock that

was cut with Window Frames Collection Framelits. 

Greeting from Perfectly Penned (retired)

One thing I have to remember when using the blendabilites is to stay away from 

the black outlined image. The alcohol in the ink does spread so if you don't 

want the ink to go outside of the lines best to start coloring away from them. 

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Karen
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mosiac Scallop Card


Remember all those little leftover

scallop pieces from yesterday's card?

I used them to make this card. 

I cut another scallop thinlits die using Night of Navy.

This was glued to a scrap piece of cardstock (the base layer doesn't show)

I then glued in the designer scraps using Tombo liquid glue. 

I had some open cardstock showing so I used the paper trimmer to

trim it down. The trimmed piece was then layered

on Night of Navy. I added a Hello Honey ribbon bow, then 

popped the layered on a white base. 

I didn't think a greeting on the card front was needed. I can

always add one to the inside card when I'm ready to send it. 

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Karen
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Take a Tip Tuesday # 21


I love the new Scallop Thinlit die. 

Try using designer paper with the die instead of cardstock for a blast of color. Like

I did for today's card. 

Designer paper Flowerpot. 

Also just like the Hexagon die remember to use a layer of 

wax paper between the cardstock/designer paper and the die. 

This will make the release from the die much easier. 

To attach the die cut I found the best way is to use 

Tombo liquid glue. I just spot glue some of the scallops to 

the base card. 


Don't forget to save all those negative pieces that are left over. 

You can make great mosaic cards with them.


Here is my finished card. I used Beautiful Bunch stamp set and matching punch. 

Colors: Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry, Garden Green

Greeting from Geometrical stamp set. 

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Karen
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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. 

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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. 

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Karen
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