Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Campbell Kids Mini Christmas Pocket Letter



Several years ago I picked up a box of Campbell's Kids cards. 

They are perfect for artist trading cards as they are the same size. 

I just added a few embellishments. Think this mini pocket letter 

turned out cute! 


I have a ton of these cards. There are different seasons, and 

other designs on them. Planning on making a full size pocket letter

with them showing all the seasons. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Christmas has Arrived at the Mall


It was a bit cold to walk outside yesterday, so took

a trip to the mall. 

They have it all decorated, and ready for Christmas. 

Took this pic in front of Santa's corner. 


This tree is a new addition. It sits on the lower

level by by food court. So tall it

comes up to the second level. Really stunning. Makes me 

want to put our tree up, but hubby says it is too early. Ah the voice of reason.

He said we would get tired of it by Christmas. I don't think so. Could

leave my Barbie tree up all year if he'd let me! 

Today I'll be busy making chicken parmesan. 

John, and Emily

 are stopping by for dinner, and this is a favorite for John. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Friday, November 8, 2019

First Snow of the Season


So this is what I woke up to this morning. 

The first snow of the season! 

While it did snow some yesterday the ground was too warm

for it to stick. 


Snow covered cars.

It also covered my Fall leaf garland I have on the white picket fence. 

Now watch, and see we won't have a white Christmas. 

This also means that my car will be parked till Spring. Really

bummed about that!!!!! 

Snowy trails
Karen 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Them Bones



Well since it is snowing today...yes you heard me right SNOWING!!!!!

I thought I'd post a few Halloween pics. 

This is hubby putting away the decorations. He thought it would be 

funny to pose with the skeleton.


And speaking of hubby he recently purchased a Mortal Combat arcade game

for his new man cave. Since I moved out of the lower

level he has the entire floor for his cave! 

Anyway hubby put the skeleton in the chair playing the game. 

This is what happens when you get obsessed with a video game. LOL 

Stamping trails
Karen  

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Emoji Pocket Letter


Don't ask me why, but I've been wanting to make an emoji 

pocket letter for at least a year. 

Stampin'Up had a color many moons ago called

Yo-Yo-Yellow. I had one sheet left, and thought

it made the perfect color for the cards. 

They were embossed with a Sizzix folder called Smile

Emoji's. Found the set at Hobby Lobby when they were 

on clearance. The folder also came with a set of die cuts. 

See the little pile of poo in the bottom left corner. 

That was made with one of the dies. 


The winking face on the side bar is actually a coin

purse. Can't remember where I got it, but

I thought it looked great on this letter. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Vintage Lady Pocket Letter


I finished my vintage lady pocket letter. 

Since I only had 4 of the larger ladies I put them

in each corner of the letter. 

The remaining pockets are filled with pages 

from the vintage Sears and Roebuck catalog. 


I backed each one of the catalog pages with cardstock as

the catalog pages are pretty thin.

Of course I used a page from the corset department! 

The images on those pages are colored with Prisma pencils. 


I also added some tiny black and cream pearls. 

Love the way this one turned out so much that

I will not be trading it. Going into my private collection! 

How could I part with it? It is so me. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Another Lady ATC


Back with another lady. 

I'm still using the same things to make as I did for the one

I posted yesterday. Image was stamped with VersaMark on 

the Sears and Roebuck catalog page. 

Embossed with black embossing powder then colored with Prisma pencils. 

I used a white colored pencil to fill in the fur going around her neck. 

Added a bit of wink of Stella to the edges of it. 

These artist trading cards will go into a pocket letter that 

I also finished. I'll be posting pics of that tomorrow. 

Stamping trails
Karen