Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Snow Storm of "19"


The snow started yesterday around noon, 
 
and it snowed pretty much all day. 
 
In hindsight I should have took the wreath
 
on my front door down. It is snow covered! Looks pretty though. 
 

 


This is the snow that blew up against our front door. 
 
 


The van in the front, and the walkway leading to our front door. 
 
 


Look at all the snow hanging off the back porch! Hubby
 
is concerned that the weight might break off the gutters. 
 
He hasn't been out to run the snow thrower because
 
it hasn't stopped snowing. 
 
 


More snow hanging off the back roof. 
 
 


Snow drift up against our sliding glass patio door. 
 
 


The deck has a brick wall going around it. You can only
 
see a small part of the end cap. The rest is covered with drifting snow. 
 
We got about 8 inches, but it is much higher in the snow drifts. 
 
The snow is suppose to stop sometime today. 
 
Good thing tomorrow is a holiday, or I'm sure they
 
would have closed the schools. Thinking by Tuesday everything
 
will be cleared out, but the temps are going to be in the teens. 
 
Happy Winter!!!
 
Snowing trails
Karen 


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Butterfly 3x3 Thank You Cards


While the snow is gently falling I'm making cards. 

These little beauties are 3 x 3 thank you cards. 

Used different layers of cream cardstock. The top

layer was punched with a butterfly punch. 

Shades of purple patterned paper is layered under the punched

piece. I also used pop dots on the top layer to give

the piece some added dimension.





I used the punched shape from the card for 

the front of the envelope. 

Used a marker to draw the antenna.
 
To keep the kitchen cozy, and warm I made a large pot 
 
of meatballs. Going to make spaghetti  for dinner. 

Not planning on leaving the house today or tomorrow. 

I have plenty inside to keep me busy. 

Stamping trails
Karen



Friday, January 18, 2019

You make my Heart go Boom Boom


Made this card yesterday while stamping with my friend Betty. 

Used Groovy Love stamp set by SU for the outside card.

The first heart was stamped at the bottom, then masked before

I stamped the red heart. I continued masking and stamping till

the edge was full of hearts.

Next I cut along the edge of the hearts. 





This is what it looked like cut. 




Next a layer of pink, and brown was used on the inside. 

Greeting was stamped then two more hearts added. 

Going to give this to hubby for Valentine's Day. 

Well we are all bracing for a snowstorm that is suppose to start tomorrow

around noon. I need to hit the grocery store today, and make a quick

dash to Hallo's as I need some card protectors for a project I'm working on. 

Since I'm not going to brave the storm this weekend I'll have to get my

running around finished today. Keep warm everyone! 

Stamping trails
Karen


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thank you Treat Boxes


These are the mini treat favors I made

for business appreciation night for the Optimist club. 





Side view. Most of the scoring was done on the score board, but

see how the sides of the boxes fold in. Those scores all had

to be done with a bone folder, and ruler. 




Some of the Optimist club members




This engraved crystal vase and silk flowers were given

to Debbie. She runs the Danbury where our group holds it's meetings. 




Liz, Norma, and Debbie. 

It was a great evening. The businesses that donated

to the cub during the year were given a certificate in a frame. Just a 

way to say thank you from the group for their support. 

The appetizers that the Danbury Chief made were excellent.
 
 


They even served beer, and wine for the event. 
 
I think everyone who attended had a great time. 
 
Well the temps are dropping. Going to be a cold and snowy weekend. 
 
Think I'll be staying indoors and keeping warm! 
 
I have plenty of crafting to do, so I'll stay busy. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dress Up Set


Made this card yesterday. I think she looks a bit

retro. 

This is one of the new stamp sets I purchased with Christmas $$$$

Called Dress Up stamp and cut made by Hero Arts 

I got some of my desk cleared off. Still looks like a wind storm hit

the craft room, but it is getting better. 

Need to start working on Valentine cards which I'll start tomorrow 

as I'm going over to my friend Betty's house to stamp. 

Hopefully we can just stay inside, drink tea, keep warm and create. 
 
Tonight I'll be heading over Danbury for an Optimist Club meeting. 

We are recognizing  businesses that have given donations, and support to 

the group during the past year.

Stamping trails
Karen

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Valentine Themed Loaded Envelope


This is a loaded Valentine themed envelope that I made

for an upcoming swap. 

The "envelope" was made with one sheet of 12 x 12 paper. 

Bottom is folded up to create the pocket. 





Altered clothes pin that I made using a 3D sticker, and some pearls. 




The front has two pockets at the bottom, then

there is the larger pocket. The flaps were folded down a 

bit so you can see the double sided paper. 




and I made one more pocket on the back to hold

some embossed heart cardstock. 

Hope my partner enjoys it. 

Today I'll be shoveling out the craft room. 

Looks like a wind storm kicked in. Funny how

that wind storm only hits my craft room, and misses the rest

of the house. 

Stamping trails
Karen


Monday, January 14, 2019

gemini, and gemini go machines


So Christmas 2017 my hubby bought me the large gemini machine. 

It is a wonderful electric operated die, and embossing machine. 

Cutting plates for this bad boy is 12 1/2 by 9. Perfect for

when you have a lot to cut, or want to run 4 embossing folders at

one time, but what to do when you have little tiny thinlits that you 

need to cut? 





No problem meet Christmas gift 2018 also from my hubby. 

This is the gemini go. Does everything the large machine does, 

but the cutting plates are only 3 1/4 x 6 1/4. Perfect for those

little dies, and even the smaller embossing folders. 




Took a photo of them together so you can see the size difference. 

The gemini go is so small and lightweight I can take it over to my

friend Betty's house when I go to craft. 
 
Both machines have found a permanent spot on my desk. 

Happy Monday! 

Stamping trails
Karen