Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Zucchini and the Drive In



How is this for a bumper crop of zucchini? 

I was busy over the weekend. Thank goodness for my food 

processor! I shredded enough to fill 4 large freezes bags, 

and chopped up enough to fill 5 freezer bags, with still some

left over. Skip is taking some to the food bank today. 


We also went to the drive in over the weekend. Saw a double feature. 

Pixels, and Minions. Both were very entertaining! 

Skip took this picture of when Minion Kevin was large. You 

can see the moon at the left of the photo. 

Just love the drive in! 

Stamping trails
Karen 
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Mailable Monday # 115



Its Mailable Monday time again! 

This is the day I post cards that are pretty much flat, and 
 
take one forever stamp. 
 
Even though the cards are simple I try to add texture and 
 
dimension, without all the layers and weighty embellishments. 
 
For today's card I used one of my favorite new stamps sets:
 
Awesomely Artistic. 
 
Base card and layer Very Vanilla. 
 
The images were stamped with Soft Suede. 
 
Stamped frame image was done on Soft Suede, then the word done on 
 
a scrap of vanilla cut out then added to the center of the frame. 
 
To give the card some texture I added a strip of Delightful Dijon, and 
 
cut the edges with fringe scissors. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen   
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Petticoat Junction!


Welcome to Petticoat Junction! 

Okay now I am dating myself referring to this very old TV program. 

Sarah was over last week and a package came containing this petticoat. 

It needed to be aired out so we hung it outside and it just reminded me of the show. 


While I was on the deck I snapped a few more pictures of the flower pots. 



We have two pots of marigolds on either end of the deck. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


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Saturday, July 25, 2015

VC Rocks Happy Birthday Blog Hop



Welcome to the VC Rockers July blog hop. 

Theme for this hop is Happy Birthdays! 

VC Rockers group is celebrating 15 years, and I'm 

happy to say I have been with the group 14 of those years. 

I used Birthday Bash dsp (retired) for my two projects. 

The card is done using 1 inch squares layered on Night of Navy cardstock. 

Greeting is from Butterfly Basics. 


Next project is Birthday Fortune Cookies. How fun are these? 

Fill them with birthday greetings and well wishes. Want to make some? 

Sure you do! Here is how. 


Start with designer paper and the Circle framlits. You will need 

to use the third largest circle. If you don't have the framlits you can use a mason jar lid and 

trace around that then cut out the circle. 

Okay fold the circle in half but DO NOT crease the full length. Just crease the

center and a little bit from the center (you will have a one inch crease in the center)


Open the circle up and fold in the opposite direction and crease just the center one inch.


Lay the completed fortune inside the circle.

Now use your index finger and thumb to fold the circle in on itself. 

Use a glue dot to hold the two ends together. Finished! 

Hope you have fun making fortune cookies. 

Don't forget to check out the VC Blog to see other fun ways our 

group is celebrating 15 years, of stamping and friendship.

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday 072415


Welcome to Sketch Frenzy Friday. 

But first I want to say Happy Anniversary to my friends

Kat and Joe. Hope you two have a wonderful day! 

The base card is black. Layer Blushing Bride. 

Smokey Gray designer paper is from the naturals 12x12 stack.

Stamp set Groovy Love. The heart was inked with Rose Red. 

Lace is from the Paper Studio. Its one of the ones I posted about on Wednesday. 

Had to use it! It matches the flowers in the designer paper. How cool is that! 

Don't forget to visit the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to see more great cards

using this fun sketch. 

Stamping trails
Karen


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Mini Mates


I was digging through some old stamp sets and came

across Mini Mates. Lots of fun little images that

also have matching greetings to go with them. 

The box is a skinny milk carton made from one sheet of 6x6 designer paper. 

I used the new Pretty Petals stack. 

Then I just added some lace, silver sequins and the paper clip with

the crystal on top is from Tim Holtz. 


Look what happened to my brand new spool of silver sequins! 

As I was removing the plastic cover the entire spool came apart. 

Going to have to re-wrap the sequins before they get all tangled. 

I had good news from the ortho doctor yesterday. He gave me the

go ahead to get the other knee replaced. I signed the consent form and 

will be calling today to set up the operation. 

I'll get it done after Sarah's wedding in September. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lace!



So after dinner yesterday afternoon we stopped

by Hobby Lobby. 

I needed to get gift wrapping paper to wrap up Sarah's bridal 

shower presents. 

While there of course I had to look at other stuff and

found that The Paper Studio trims were 50% off. 

Well since I've been dreaming about lace lately I bought a few things. 

I did also visit Home Sew website and ordered a catalog. 

I hope I get the lace cravings out of my system soon....maybe

after the wedding is over! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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