Monday, September 1, 2014

Mailable Monday # 76


Welcome back to Mailable Monday and to the first day of September. 

I have no idea where the summer has gone, but I'm thankful that 

September in Ohio has the most beautiful weather. 

Its cool at night great for sleeping, and warm in the afternoons. Just perfect!

Base card is white. Stamp set For All Things. 

Acorns were colored with Hello Honey, and Blackberry Bliss markers. Stamped

on white layer that was punched with 2 3/8 scallop circle.

Layer is Mossy Meadow using 2 1/2 circle punch. 
 
Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. 
 
Skip went to a family picnic on Sunday. I opted to stay home. They have 
 
the event at a park and its a long hike to the the restrooms and I'm just 
 
not up to that much walking. 
 
We will be grilling out today since Skip has the day off. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Cards from Friends.



I've been receiving some great cards from friends that I wanted to share.

These three were made by Kat. 


This one was made by Connie. 

The little mouse was an incentive stamp from Stampin'Up! I sent it

to Connie with her birthday gifts at the beginning of the month. 

I love how she popped three of the small flowers. I have no idea how

she cut them. They are small!!!!!

Thanks ladies. I love all the cards. Its great receiving happy mail! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Internet Issues and I won Blog Candy


So where have I been? Down without the internet. 

It started running slow last Friday then just quit. Had to wait

till today to get a tech out here to fix the problem. 

I wanted to share with you some blog candy goodies I won from 

my VC Rocks sister Patrice. 

She made this little gift bag using the top note die. 


Side view. 

She also sent me this matching card. So cute how she made it


The flower is stamped on the inside card but with the circle punched out

on the front base card you can see it. 


Inside view. 


She even went one step further and cut a hole in the envelope, and 

put the design on the back of the card. You can see it when you put the 

card in the envelope. How fun! Thanks Patrice for the great blog candy! 

I haven't been feeling myself all week. I had a procedure done early Friday afternoon

last week and it didn't go well. The test came back incomplete so lucky me I get to 

have it done again in October. I've been out of sorts since the test. Hopefully I'll get

back on track and get to do some stamping soon. 

Stamping trails
Karen

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Friday, August 22, 2014

VC ROCKS BLOG HOP


Welcome to the last VC Rocks Blog Hop of the Season. 

Sad that it is over already, but I have enjoyed it! 

Theme for this hop is 

"Rock your Creativity with Stampin'Up! Colors"

Base card is Mossy Meadow. Panel on top is Lost Lagoon. 

On the white panel I used Tee Hee Hee stamp set and 

added the clothesline and stamped images. 

Colors: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist. 

I love the cute little clothes pin stamp that comes with this set. 

The line was drawn on with basic black marker and a ruler. 


Now on this card I went HOG WILD with the colors. 

I don't think I've ever used so many colors on one card before. 

The Christmas Bauble stamp features the following blendabilities:

Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, and Smokey Slate.

Base card Blackberry Bliss. Next layer Wisteria Wonder. 

White panel was stamped first using the branch from Ornamental Pine. Inked with

Old Olive and Soft Suede. 

The pine cone was inked with Crumb Cake and shading added with Soft Suede marker. 

After the stamping was done I embossed the panel with Decorative Dots folder. 

The bauble was cut out after the coloring was done then mounted with pop dots. 

If you look close (click on the image to enlarge) you will see I used a mini staple to make it 
look like the ornament hanger. I also added a silver bow. 
Greeting is from Good Greetings stamp set and punched with Modern Label punch. 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tee Hee Hee, and the Cat in the Bathroom



My first card using a new Halloween set called Tee Hee Hee.

Its a very cute and fun stamp set. 

Lots of different witch stamps and greetings. 

Colors: Blackberry Bliss, white, Tangelo Twist, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, 

and black. I also used Moonlight designer paper pack. 

Base card embossed with Lucky Stars folder. 

So I have been meaning to share this story with you, and finally am in the mood to type it up. 

Last week I got up in the morning to use the bathroom. Now when no one is

at home I just leave the bathroom door open. Cherokee

followed me in. So I'm sitting on the toilet seat with my under ware around my ankles, and

Cherokee decided now would be a great time to jump in my lap. 

So I put her down. She looks up at me meow's then jumps back up. 

I put her down again....and then we are repeating this process several times. I have to let you 

know that she is a very one minded cat. When she decides to do something she does

not take no for an answer. Best thing to do is just to distract her. 

Which is what I did. I put her up on the bathroom sink and started running the water at a very

slow trickle. While she is batting at the water stream I'm able to finish my 

business and get up. 

I'm wishing I had the camera so I could have taken a picture of her in the sink, but on the 

other hand maybe it was a good thing I didn't have it as I wouldn't have wanted to accidentally 
 
get a selfie of me on the pot!!!!
 
 
Maybe Cherokee thinks she is my "familiar".

Stamping trails
Karen
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thick Bakers Twine Storage



I had fun making these as gifts.

The container is from Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.

They have a kraft base and a clear sleeve that goes over

the box. 

This one holds the in line colors thick bakers twine. 

If you'd like to make one I found the 

 
 
 
Holes are punched on the sides of the box to allow
 
the twine to pass through. Really great way to store these little spools. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Take a Tip Tuesday # 24


Here is another way to use the Blendabilites markers. 

Start with a dark color cardstock. I used Early Espresso for the card. 

Next take an outline stamp. I used one of the flowers from Flower Shop stamp set. 

Ink up the stamp with VersaMark and stamp on the cardstock. 

Use white embossing powder and emboss the stamped image. 

After the embossed image is dry use one of the blendabilities marker to color over the image. 

I used the darkest color of Daffodil Delight in the sample. 

The ink from the marker will dry over the image. 

Just another way to get some more bang for your buck when 

using these great alcohol markers. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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