Monday, March 2, 2015

Mailable Monday # 100


Well thank goodness for polymer stamps! 

I cased this card from another stamper, but I have to admit I had some trouble with it. 

I first thought the artist stamped the images on a white layer then cut the "thanks" thinlit

from the center then layered that image back onto the card. Nope that didn't work. 

So for the second attempt I cut the thanks out first. Then put that on top of the 

layer and held it down with one hand while stamping the images over it and onto 

the layer. 

I wasn't really happy with that either as there were empty spaces around the letters. 

Next thing I did was to use the transfer sheets to add adhesive to the back of the 

stamped "thanks" thinklit. 

I cut another thanks using the back cardboard that is in a designer paper paper. 

The stamped "thanks" was adhered to the cardboard one to make the "thanks" more 

dimensional.
 
Now getting back to the empty spaces. I inked up the same stamps and over stamped 
 
them. With the stamps being of clear polymer I was able to line them up correctly. 
 
The finished "thanks" was adhered to the layer with mini staples. 
 
 
Here is a side view of the card so you can see how the "thanks" seems to come right off the
 
white layer. 
 
Stamp set Painted Petals. Colors: Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Twist, Mossy Meadow, and 
 
Memento black ink. 
 
We had a lot of snow falling down yesterday, but it wasn't enough for schools to 
 
close so Skip went to work today. Only 18 more days till Spring! 
 
Can't wait. 
 
I didn't make my 100 lost goal yet, but I'm only one pound away. YAY
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
 
Start weight 273
Current weight 174
Goal weight 170
 
 
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday 022715


Hi everyone! I joined in with this weeks Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch. 

Base card white. Designer paper Birthday Bash. 

Stamp set Big Day. 

Other cardstock used, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana. 

Cake was stamped on chalk board paper using white craft ink. 


I used the same designer paper on the inside card, added a greeting and some candles. 

Cake was colored with lightest Coastal Cabana blendabilite.

Check out the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog for other great cards using 

this fun sketch. 

Stamping trails
Karen 


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

To a Classic My Hubby


This is a card I made for hubby's birthday. Skip is 58 today.

Happy Birthday Honey! 

Stamp set Guy Greetings

Washi tape, and Memento Tuxedo Black ink used. Oval

framelits, and lots of pop dots.

Skip has to work but I'm making him a special dinner when he comes home for

his "lunch". I had my son pick him up a cake. 

Since the schools were closed on Tuesday due to the extreme wind chills, they 

will have to make up that day. The schools have had 6 days off due to either snow

or cold. Been a tough winter. 

March is on the way, and Spring is right around the corner, so I'm hoping for 

warmer weather soon. 

I've been taking it easy, just doing some light house work, and reading a bit. 

I haven't been in the mood to stamp much lately. I think I'm getting cabin

fever, and just depressed over the knee thing. Tired of being in pain and being

limited in what I can do for myself. Even the simplest thing like showering has

become an ordeal. I'm always worried about falling. 

Okay enough doom and gloom. Think I'll force myself to do something positive today. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Mailable Monday # 99



# 99! We have almost reaching 100 Mailable Mondays! 

WOW!

Base card Baked Brown Sugar, White Doily layer, Crumb Cake layer stamped

with Early Espresso. Feather stamped on Hello Honey  cardstock with Hello Honey ink. 

Stamp set Lovely Amazing You. Background stamp Something Lacy. 

It was another cold bitter morning. We had some snow over the weekend. 

Not much else going on today. I won't need to cook as we had take out on Sunday and
 
there are leftovers. Love it when I don't need to cook. 
 
Got on the scale Sunday morning. I'm still at 175. Only 2 more pounds to go
 
till I've lost 100. It is so hard to lose weight in the winter months when all you 
 
want to do is eat comfort food. I'm going to try harder this week. Goal for the week
 
is to eat more veggies and lean protein. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
 
start weight 273
current weight 175
goal weight 170
 
 
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hello Sunshine Card


Well we are still here in Ohio freezing. Been so cold that the schools were closed on Thursday and 
 
Friday. Good thing we didn't have to go out anywhere. 
 
Today's card is CASE from a card in the Spring Occasions catalog. 
 
I used the Artisan kit, Hello thinlits, Crazy about you stamp set, and some lace. 
 
Base card Crisp Cantaloupe, with layers of black, and Sahara Sand. 
 
I got my appointments set up for gel shots in my left knee. 
 
Those will start in March. I'm hoping by getting the shots it will ease the pain in the left 
 
knee so I'll be able to walk better after I get the right knee replaced at the end of March. 
 
Not much else going on here. Skip has a cold, but seems to be getting better. 
 
I think I'm getting it now. Joy! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 



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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

You make my heart Happy


Just a simple card today featuring a new stamp set from SU!


White is the base card. Crisp Cantaloupe layer using the envelope stamp

and the little heart stamped with Cherry Cobbler. 

I added a doily to stamp the greeting on. 

I'm making cheesy spaghetti for dinner tonight. 

YUM! It's perfect for a cold Winter day. I know Spring is coming, 

but some days when we have single digits it makes it seem farther away! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Mailable Monday # 98


Late with today's post. John was borrowing my camera so I had to wait to post.
 
Stamp set Butterfly Basics. 
 
Colors: Old Olive, Black, Melon Mambo, and Pink Pirouette. 
 
It was really cold this morning - 3 degrees. BRRRR.

If Skip didn't already have the day off for Presidents Day I'm sure the schools

would have closed due to the cold. 

I'm trying to clean up my craft room. What a mess. 

This morning I cleaned the stove top which was also a mess! Story of 

my life lately just a big mess!!!! 

Stamping trails
Karen 
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