Friday, September 21, 2018

Halloween Embellishment Box Covered with Washi Tape


This is plastic box by Jot. Can be purchased at The Dollar Tree. 

One the swaps I'm doing this month is to decorate the box and

fill with Halloween embellishments. 

I thought a good way to cover the outside box lid was to use washi tape. 

Covers the lid well. Then I made some paper rosettes to decorate the corner. 


Here is a side view. After I was finished covering the top I use

glittery orange washi tape to go around the edges. 


Inside peek. 


and a closer look at the top. 

I'm very happy with how this one turned out. 

Going to stamp with Betty this afternoon. We have to play with

the new toys we bought at the stamp show last weekend. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pumpkin Skinny Card


Its PUMPKIN TIME! Everywhere you

look everything is coming up pumpkins! 

Just love this time of the year. Fall will be here this weekend! 

Of course we are still having 80 degree days, which I'm not complaining about. 

Me and hubby went to Bob Evans yesterday for an early dinner, and I had

my first piece of pumpkin bread of the season. Been to hot 

here to turn on the oven, so I haven't been baking. Nice to be able to

go out and still have a great slice of pumpkin bread! 

The project today is a called a skinny. The base is 3 x5. Little bit bigger than
 
a artist trading card that I normally swap. The skinny gives you much more
 
area to work with. 
 
Have to go to the board of elections today. Need a refresher course to
 
be able to work the polling location in November. 
 
Sending out prayers, and hugs to my friend Kym. Her sister-in-law Laurel passed away
 
yesterday morning. So sorry Kym for your loss.
 
Stamping trails
Karen 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wicked Witch Mini Pocket Letter


Here is a mini witch pocket letter I just completed. 

Had to use the new stamp set I bought over the weekend. 

Just love that witch in the middle pocket! It is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


John stopped over yesterday on his way home from work. He

called me to see if he could stop by for dinner. I think he is missing his mom's cooking! 

Always good to see him, as I really miss him since he moved out in June. 

Woke up in the wee hours of the morning to a thunder storm. Hubby said he

didn't even hear it. Don't know how it slept though the light show coming through

the bedroom windows, not to mention the noise! Guess if you are sleepy

you can sleep though anything. Glad I got to watch the show. 

Of course I may need a nap this afternoon!

Not much going on for me today. I really need to clean the house.

I've been letting it go lately in favor of crafting! 


Stamping trails
Karen

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It's a Happy Haunting ATC, and Pencil Charm


I did some playing with my new stamps late yesterday. 

This is one of the sets I got at the Adventures in Stamping show. 

Used Distress Oxide inks for the background, and then

splattered some water on it to distress it more. 

I then colored the monster in with Prisma pencils. Used a white gel

pen to paint on some highlights in her hair and eyes. 


I also was inspired to drag out and dust off the shrink plastic to make this 

pencil charm. Have to use StayOn ink on the plastic, but you can add the color

with the Prisma pencils. 


and here the cute little monster is adorning my cup that holds all

those wonderful prisma colors! 

To attach the charms to the pencil I used a small silver eye screw, and jump ring. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Monday, September 17, 2018

Julie Nutting Fall Tag


Received this beautiful Fall Julie Nutting doll tag from 

Bobbie. So cute! 

Love all the fall embellishments she added. 

Speaking of fall. Yesterday me and hubby got out and

cleaned up the front flower bed. I wanted to put out

the fall leaf garland on my white picket fence. Had to cut

back all the glads as they were pretty much covering all of the fence. 

Took a hike around Brunswick lake, and got a birthday box together for

a friend who has a birthday coming up. Wonder who??????

Stamping trails
Karen

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tales from Adventures in Stamping Show


This little frosty card is one of the make and takes me

and Betty got to make at the Adventures in Stamping show yesterday. 


inside view. I like the layout of this card, and how it opens. 


So what did I buy? Not as much as you might think, but 

I did pick up a few items. Tim Hotlz stuff....of course! 

This one is called Funky Foliage. Love those mushrooms! 


Frightening Faces. With these dies you cut the  cardstock then layer them to

showcase the eyes, and mouths. Should make some cool Halloween stuff. 

 
Another Halloween set Laboratory, but I see other

uses for this one. How about Valentines Day. One of the bottles could

have a tag reading Love Potion #9.


Had to get more paper dolls. This one is for Christmas. 


Got another Halloween paper doll set. 


and the only thing I bought that was not Tim Holtz was from 

Inky Antics. I just couldn't pass this one up. Will make some

cute cards, and artist trading cards. 

Me and hubby went to the drive in last night. Watched The Predator, and Peppermint. 

I actually like The Predator more than the first one. Lots of action, and a good plot. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
 
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Trick or Treat Smell my Feet


Had fun crafting with my friend Betty yesterday. 

I got a little silly and designed this card. 

Front layer is from a card pack I picked up at Marc's a few days ago. 

Only .99 cents for 36 sheets of 6x6 paper. Gotta love that! 

I sponged the edges with black distress ink. 

The spider web doily was sold by Stampinup! 

Next I added a smaller orange doily, and stamped it with trick or treat.

Okay you may be thinking that this card really isn't silly, but just

take a look inside.......



and here is the silly! These sets of legs, and shoes

were in a stamp set made by Dylusions. Thought they would be

perfect for the card. Smell my feet was done on my Dymo label maker. 

Since the second pair of legs were a little shorter than the rest I gave them a little

platform to stand on. 

So what do you think? Cute right? 

Excited! Going to Adventures in Rubber Stamping today with Betty. 

Went to bed at 9:30 last night, and was up at 4. Going to be a long 

fun filled day. 

Stamping trails
Karen