Friday, October 31, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 103114


Welcome to another addition of Sketch Frenzy Friday,
 
and Happy Halloween! 
 
I used Holiday Home stamp set with the matching framelits 
 
to create this card. 
 
Also used, oval framelits, and washi tape. 
 
Colors: black, white, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and Night of Navy. 
 
Check out what the other designers have
 
made using this sketch at 
 

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Karen
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Goodies from Friends



It's one day before Halloween. 

I wanted to share some goodies I received from friends. 


Connie made this cute little coffin box using Dawn of the Dead stamp. 

Looks like that skeleton is having a great time dancing! 


She also made this card in a box. Connie I 

like how you added a bat to the skeleton's hand..nice touch!
 
Oh and Connie...the coffee is great. I've been enjoying it for two days now.
 
She sent me a bag of Texas coffee. Its a mix of cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla. 
 
Makes the house smell like a coffee shop! Thank you!!!!
 
 
I also received this cute little owl/bat card from

Kathy. Love the pink and black!

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Karen
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ornamental Pines with Decorative Dots


I made this card several weeks ago and forgot to post it. 

Done with Ornamental Pines stamp set. 

I punch the circle opening then ran the card front with decorative dots

embossing folder. 

The pines were stamped on the inside with Mossy Meadow ink. 

Ornament on the front done with Cherry Cobbler ink. 

Also added some Cherry Cobbler ribbon. 


The card didn't come out the way I wanted it to. Maybe
 
that is why I forgot to post it! 
 
I may go back and try again, then maybe not! 
 
So many stamps so little time!!!!
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ornamental Pine, and Christmas Bauble


Base card white. Layer of torn Pistachio Pudding cardstock.

Stamp set Ornamental Pine, and Christmas Bauble. 

Ornament was colored with Rich Razzelberry, and Smokey Slate blendabilities. 

I also used Stampin Write markers, So Saffron, and Pistachio Pudding. 

Bauble was cut out and attached using a mini staple.

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Karen
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Mailable Monday # 83


I'm back with another Mailable Monday card for you. 

This one couldn't be more clean and simple if it tried. 

I used the new tree punch with paper from Trim the Tree paper pack. 

I punched three trees using the designer paper. Then cut off the 

tree trunks for all three. 

Each one was then folded in half. The trees were glued

one side at a time using Tombo liquid glue. 

I punched one more tree using Early Espresso cardstock. This time

I left the trunk on. The finished designer tree was then glued

to the base espresso tree. 

Now I suppose you wouldn't think that a 3-d tree would 

belong on Mailable Monday but since the tree does fold flat to go 

in the envelope it works. 

The greeting is from Many Merry Stars that is in the SU supplement. 


Close up view showing the side of the finished tree. 

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Karen
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Many Merry Stars Kit



Let me start by saying that I don't normally purchase craft kits. 

That being said you will get an idea of how much I love the

new kit in the SU supplement. Its called 

Many Merry Stars and comes with lots of stuff to 

make some fun star decorations. 


What first drew me to this kit was these wooden snowflakes. 

Just loved the rustic look. 


Other things in the kit as well were appealing to me. 

There are many different embellishments that are included, and

the best part is that all the adhesive for the side panels of the stars are

already on! All I had to do was remove them and add the top and bottom star. 


Kit also has die cut words to use. These are very well cut, and punch 

out from the backing very easy. I was amazed! 


I put one star together just using what was in the kit. 

But you can use other embellishments you have on hand or even 

do some stamping on them. 

See the word wishes? It is done on gold glimmer paper. There 

are even glimmer paper stars to put together. 

With the different sizes, embellishments and ease of use I'm 

very happy I broke down and ordered a kit! 

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Karen
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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! 

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Karen
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