Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jingle Framelit Card


I wanted to play some more with the Little Letters Framelits dies. 

I used Crumb Cake for the base card, and Trim

the Tree designer paper pack for the backing of the 

letters. The rustic looking jingle bell I've had
 
in my craft stash for some time. 
 
I attached that using some thin twine. 
 
Not much going on this weekend. 
 
I plan to get some more stamping done and try
 
to get a handle on the upstairs bedroom stamping area. 
 
Since I had to move away from my wonderful craft room 
 
I've been having trouble staying organized. Seems like 

I can never find what I'm looking for. 
 
I'll say one thing for this arrangement...since the room 
 
is small (and the desk is even smaller) it does force me
 
to put things away as I'm finished with them. I guess that
 
is something! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday SSF102414


So are you wondering where I've been all week? 

I had a procedure done last Friday that didn't go as I

had hoped so its back to the doctor for me on Monday. 

I haven't been in the mood to stamp all week. 

So I decided it was time for me hop back to it,

just so my life would be somewhat normal again. 

Lovely as a Tree used for this card. 

I hope Stampin'Up! never retires this great tree stamp set. Just

love it! 

Base card Crumb Cake, layers vanilla, and Mossy Meadow. 

I used some pearls, a vintage button, Lost Lagoon ribbon, and All is

Calm washi tape to embellish the card. Also used Crumb Cake marker to

add some color to the tree trunks, and white gel pen for the snow. 

If you'd like to see more cards from the designers check out


Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday SSF 101714


Time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge!

My base card is 5x5 with Lost Lagoon cardstock.

Stamps: Traveler, Wetlands, and World Map. 

Other things used: 2 1/2 circle punch, Lost Lagoon ribbon, 

Moonlight designer paper, and scallop border punch. 

I used Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon ink to sponge the 

color on the ship. 
 
To see what the other designers have done with this sketch 
 

I have a repeat of a procedure I had done at the end of August today. I'm praying that this time the

test will be complete and we can find out what is wrong with me. 

I'll keep you posted. 


Stamping trails
Karen


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday Just Beachy Stamp Set


My friend Connie sent me some cards in my birthday box. 

These were made using a long time retired SU set called

Just Beachy 

Connie you out done yourself once again! 


Fold out card. 


Great color selection in this one. 


Here is the complete stamp set. 

Thanks for the wonderful cards Connie! 

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Karen
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Minion Card with Matching Curvy Keepsake Box


Since I posted the Grinch curvy keepsake box and matching card 

yesterday I thought I would also share what my friend Kat sent to me. 

Love the little Minion card! 


With matching curvy keepsake box. How cute!


Kat also sent me this little Halloween treat bag filled with York peppermint candy. 

Stuff to make the burlap bag was in a Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin'Up! 

I'd like to say that the candy was still there but its gone.

(I could use some more)

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Karen
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's the Grinch Curvy Keepsake Box



I had to make the Grinch on the curvy keepsake box. 

I cut the box with Old Olive. 

Eyes are 1/2 circle punch, and smallest circle from the Owl Builder punch. 

Nose is modern label punch. 

Eyebrows were just some rectangles I cut using Early Espresso cardstock. 

Mouth hand drawn with Early Espresso marker. 

Hat was made with Real Red cardstock and pennant punch. 

Pom pom at top made with Boho punch. 

Of course I had to make a card also. 



Made the same way except I used 1 inch circle punch for the eyes. 

I thought it would be funny to let the greeting read "be of good cheer" seeing

how the Grinch through most of the cartoon was rather grumpy. 


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Monday, October 13, 2014

Mailable Monday# 82


Back with another Christmas Mailable Monday card. 

I used Lucky Stars embossing folder on the white base card.

Large star was cut with second largest star framelit. I embossed it

on Brushed Silver cardstock using pewter embossing powder. 

Small star was cut using Hello Honey. 

Greeting from All is Calm stamp set. 

I attached the small star with a mini staple. Seeing how

it is in the center of the card it should mail okay with one first class stamp. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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