Thursday, July 2, 2015

Awesomely Artistic hits a Brick Wall


I really like this stamp set! Awesomely Artistic is wonderful! 

Base card Sahara Sand, layer Mint Macaroon, and Very Vanilla.

I ran the Mint layer with the Brick embossing folder. 

Flower stamped with Memento ink then colored with Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. 


I stamped the dragonfly twice. Once on vanilla with Old Olive ink, 

then again on Dijon with black ink. I cut just the wings from the Olive one and 

glued them under the main image of the dragonfly. 

Had a great day with Sarah. She got to see some stuff that she ordered for the wedding. 

I got to take some photos but she doesn't want me to post to the blog as Jason will see

them. So I'll have to share with you after the wedding. 

Poor darling had to go and get her ears pierced again as her holes had closed up. 

Oh and sunflower bottle that I posted yesterday.....she wants me to make more of them. 

I think those will be on the bridle table. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sunflower Bottle



Last week me and Sarah went out looking for center pieces for the reception. 

We did come up with one that I'll share with you later, but

this was a bottle that was pickup at Old Time Pottery. I decided yesterday 

afternoon to just go ahead and decorate it for Sarah. 

She's coming by this afternoon to pick up some stuff she had sent here for the wedding. 

Should be a fun afternoon. Still have lots of things to go over before the big day. 

The wedding invites all went out and we are receiving RSVP's back already. 

I also received some lovely comments on the rsvp about how beautiful the invites were. 

Happy about that. After all the stuff I had to run though the Big Shot it now has a really

bad and annoying squeak when the handle is turned. I'll have to get 

hubby to check it out and see if it can be fixed or I'll have to replace it. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Timeless Designer Paper



I love, love, love this designer paper from SU! 

Timeless is just beautiful paper. It features Basic Black, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla colors. 

I gathered Mint Macaron lace ribbon with thread and tied the ends together. Then added
 
a pearl accent to the center. The Sahara Sand lace was done the same way. 
 
Apothecary Accents frameits was used with black cardstock. The greeting was 
 
stamped on Sahara Sand then punched with the modern label punch (retired). 
 
Base card Sahara Sand with a Basic Black layer. 
 
I really love how this card turned out. Can't wait to make more artwork with 
 
this designer paper. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Mailable Monday # 112



Another new stamp set that I got to play with this weekend. 

Its called Awesomely Artistic. 

I used Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Memento black inks. 

Card base is white, with Soft Suede sponging along the edges. The

frame around the greeting was stamped on Soft Suede then fussy cut and 

layered over the greeting with pop dots. A little twine bow finished off the card. 

We had some rain this weekend. Didn't do a lot but I did get to see some 

of Sarah's accessories for the wedding dress. The shoes, earrings, and headband

she ordered on line all arrived. They look fabulous!

I also ran out to Joann's yesterday afternoon and got a bird house to put her

cards in. It will have to be spray painted, and I need to make a tag that has

"cards" on it.

Sometime this week I'll be posting a creation that I made with a new trick I learned. 

I figured out (finally) how to make rosettes using seam binding. So be sure to 

stop by can check it out. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

VC Rocks Blog Hop Celebrate the New!


Welcome to the 2nd VC Rocks Blog Hop 2015

The theme for this hop is Celebrate the New. 

I'm all about anything new from the 2015/2016 Stampin'Up! catalog! 

I just got my order on Friday so I had to hurry up and create a few things. 

Used the berry die with Crumb Cake cardstock. Before putting the 

pieces together I used the new brick embossing folder and sponged the

edges and spaces with Soft Suede. 

Handle made with Farm Fresh designer series paper, and I used the 

bow builder punch and made bows for each side of the handle. 


To fill the basket I made 3x3 note cards. 

Used more of the yummy Farm Fresh dsp on the front. 

Simple technique cut, flip, and add a strip. 

Layer was cut 2 3/4, then cut at 1 inch to flip. Strip is

1/4 wide. I used the greetings from Watercolor Wings stamp set. 

Oh and look close on the note on the right..I used the new white perfect accents. 


Also had to have the Market Fresh stamp set. 

I stamped and colored the strawberries then cut out with the circle framlits. 

This was layered on another new product, Metallic Foil Doilies. 

I stamped the image twice then cut out the banner and popped it over the main image. 

More Farm Fresh dsp used for the banner. 

I'm going to use this creation for a cello bag topper.  

Be sure to check out the VC Rocks Blog for other great ideas using new SU products. 

Stamping trails
Karen


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday 062615


Sketch Frenzy Friday is here again!

This card pushed me out of my comfort zone with the colors I selected. 

Base card white, Delightful Dijon embossed layer, smaller layers, 

Wild Wisaba, and white. 

The images were stamped with Melon Mambo. 

I got bold and daring across the top and added 1 1/4 jute ribbon that

I ruffled and attached with mini staples. 

So I decided to go back to my roots with my weight loss. 

Since the wedding in coming up in a few months and I need 
 
to get a handle on the eating I went back on the old Core program 
 
from Weight Watchers. 
 
Went to the grocery store yesterday morning and stocked up on 
 
all the things on the Core list that I know I enjoy eating. 
 
So wish me luck I need to get at least 15 pounds off. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

By the Tide Card for Joe



My friend Joe and his better half Kat are still vacationing. 

Joe has spent almost all of his time enjoying his favorite pastime...you

guessed it fishing! 

All of the photos Joe has been sharing on Facebook of the fish he

has been catching inspired me to make this card. 

Stamp set By the Tide. 

I used the negative image I had left over from last weeks Sketch

Frenzy Friday to sponge in the oval on vanilla cardstock. 

The fish was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink. 

I added some chevron ribbon and twine to the lower half of the card. 

Sarah and I had a great time yesterday doing some wedding shopping. 

We got some stuff for the table center pieces. We have it narrowed down to two designs. 

She and Jason will be making the final choice. I also

picked up her guest book. It was perfect as it is covered with burlap and

had vintage ribbon and a twine bow on the front. I'm changing out the 

small flower in the center of the twine bow with a small sunflower. 

At some point I'm going to cover a few pens with burlap and a small 

sunflower at the top to go with the guest book. 

We also stopped and had lunch and a small kid size ice cream. She is 

watching her weight before the wedding. Something I need to do as well. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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