Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Walking with Dinosaurs


Okay I'm back today to show the photos of the Dino Trail. 

They put this little path that leads up to benches at Brunswick Lake. 


the beginning of the trail. The tracks start off small then

get bigger as the dinos get larger. 


the tracks are mixed with different dinos


Hubby walking in the tracks. 






Look even little tracks. 


I like that they mixed nautilus shells in with the tracks. 



Here are the benches. 

The kids at the  schools made artwork to be added to the top of the benches. 


I really like the artwork of the dino getting a drink. 


and I like the mastodon. 
 
Sarah is coming over this morning. We are going to visit grandma and 
 
take her lunch. She likes McDonald's hamburgers so we are going to
 
get her those along with some fries. After that we are going
 
to hit a few stores and do some shopping. Should be a great day! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Yellow Skies



I forgot to post these photos late week. 

We had a little storm, just before the sun went down. I happened 

to look out the window and the sky looked yellow. 


Both of these photos were taken out my front door. 


This photo will really show that the sky was yellow. 

My kitchen walls are white, but in this photo they appear

yellow/green.

It was different so I decided to take the photos. 

Me and hubby went walking around Brunswick Lake yesterday around

6 pm. I wish I had brought my camera. So how many times do I say that? 

We saw a snake, groundhog, fish jump out of the water, dinosaur tracks (I'll explain

that one later with pictures as I'm going back today and take them)

and we saw two young boys who were maybe ten and they were fishing. 

One of the boys caught a bass and we watched him reel him in. 

So it was an exciting walk! 
 
Sending a shout out to my friend Kat. She knows why. Wishing
 
you all the best girlfriend! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Mailable Monday #203


So let me just step well away from my comfort zone, and

do something a little abstract. 

The pink layer that the face is stamped on was done

using the polished stone technique. Haven't done that one

for awhile, so I got my fingers nice and inky yesterday. 

The stamp set is called Shattered Pieces, and made by Dylusions. 


This isn't what I first reach for when buying a stamp set, but

I thought it would be great to use with some of the artist trading card 

swaps that I join. 
 
I really like that the stamp set came with a stencil. You can see that I used it under
 
the stamped layer in pink.

I added some washi tape and a greeting to the bottom of the card. 

Greeting is from a Tim Holtz set called Paris Adventure. 
 
I lost 2.3 pounds last week. Go me! I'm just plugging right along with
 
the 2 pound loss a week. I think it also helps that me and hubby have
 
been taking walks, and in this heat I'm just melting off the fat. LOL 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dog Days of Summer ATC


Dog days of Summer. Well not yet. I believe 

they start in August, but this is my artist trading card

that I made for the month of August swap. 

I love it! Used Tim Hotlz Crazy Dog set. The

sun rays are from a Tim Hotlz layering stencil. 

The words were made using my Dymo label maker, and DOG was die cut

with SU! Little Letters. 

The dog was stamped on Kraft cardstock then color was added with Prisma pencils. 

So for my friend Kym......just for you I'm finished posting Christmas in July projects....

for now anyway! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Punch Art Santa


Well I've already stated how hot its been here. 

I am melting! 

We went hiking around the lake yesterday afternoon, and

my hair was soaking wet because I was sweating so bad. 

Well I guess I got rid of some excess salt! 

So because its so hot I made my Santa punch art look very "cool"

Gave him some shades! I think he is pretty funny looking, but

I think this will make a good gift card holder for one of the boys. 


And I have to share this photo with you. 

I was driving by Paninis restaurant, and they
 
have this very large inflatable Santa Claus. Guess they
 
must be having a Christmas in July thing going on. 
 
Since no one was right behind my car on the road I stopped
 
and snapped the photo. I really think he needs to be wearing shorts, 
 
sunglasses, and lots of suntan lotion. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Snowman Cocoa Holders


These happy little snowmen were made using the envelope 

punch board, and different punches. 

They will hold a package of hot chocolate, and a candy cane, but

since its 90 plus degrees here there is no hot chocolate in my house.

I also have to add that I didn't want to buy any. Plenty of time

for hot cocoa later! 


This isn't my idea. I found it while surfing Pinterest. 

I did change it up just a bit. Instead of the black buttons I

added the greeting. The brim on the hat was popped also

give it some dimension.
 
And because I know that you will want to make these cute little men to....
 
Here is the link to the blog that has the video on it. View it here

So I've been melting. I'm hoping that all the Christmas in July stuff will

help me think of winter being around the corner and that it will be

freezing here once again! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas in July Lip Balm Holders


How bout some stocking stuffers? 

These cute little holders contain a lip balm. 

I made one to look more for a guy by using the deer done

in silver. Hey guys need to use lip balm in the winter months also. 


For the red one I used Scentsational Season stamp set with

the matching dies. Greeting is a Project Life set called Holiday Cheer. 

Both sets by SU!
 
For the cut out I used a Spellbinder set. I wanted the lip balm to
 
show through the box. 


The deer is a Spellbinder set that came out last year. Super cute! 

I thought he looked good with the designer paper that

had the Night Before Christmas words on it. 

The little trees is a die that was part of the Square Pillow box thinlits. 
 
I know you want to make these also so I'm adding the link to a video I
 
found. You can view it here

Stamping trails
Karen


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