Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Photos


I got an Easter basket! I told hubby earlier in the month that I 

wanted a basket so he put one together for me. 

Wasn't that sweet! 


Sarah colored eggs and put little rhinestone stickers on them. 


One of my favorite ones. Love the color. 


She also made a pan of brownies and added M&M's. 

They were really good as she used a Ghirardelli mix.
Remember that origami bunny I posted on Sunday? We had to put one of the eggs in that.

Perfect fit. 


Grandma Katie and Sarah. 


I had to snap a picture of the back of Sarah's hair. So cute the way

she had it curled and adorned with a butterfly clip. 

It was a good family day and thankfully the temps were in the low 70's so it was perfect. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Take a Tip Tuesday #10


So do you want to use that scrap cardstock but after the stamping is

done the cardstock piece is to small to slide down into a punch? 

No problem just add a post it note. 


Then you can slide the cardstock into the punch. Pretty simple tip but so 

handy! 

We had a nice Easter dinner on Sunday. I'll be back tomorrow with some photos to share. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Mailable Monday # 58



For today's card I used Post card stamp inked with Soft Suede. 

The flowers are from Serene Silhouettes, and the background words

came from Notable Notions. 

Colors Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green. 

The vanilla layer was done with Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. 

After the stamping was completed on the post card layer I trimmed

the sides to make it look like a tag. Punched a hole in the top of the tag

and added Cherry Cobbler seam binding. 

I love the softness of this card. Since there isn't a greeting

on the front this card could be used for many different occasions. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Origami Bunny



I made an origami bunny yesterday afternoon. 

Made with a 6x6 piece of designer paper. 

The paper I used is from the "stone age" LOL 

Its a long past retired SU paper. 

And speaking of retired.....Stampin'Up! retired list comes out tomorrow! 

I'm hoping there is not a lot of stuff on the list that I need to get as I'd 

like to wait till the new catalog comes out to spend my money on.....
 
but even if there is a lot of retired items I want I won't have to pay shipping on them
 
because Stampin'Up! is offering free shipping starting on the 21st and ending on the 25th. 
 
How cool is that!!!! 
 
 
 
Side view of the bunny I made. 

There is a nice U Tube video if you'd like to make one.

Looking forward to visiting with the family today.

Hope everyone has a blessed Easter. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fresh Print Card


Only one day till Easter! 

Thankfully the weather is just beautiful. It was 72 yesterday, 

and will continue to be nice and warm into next week. 

I've been busy cleaning the house and today I'll start

prepping some food that I will be serving the family on Easter. 

Today's card is simple and clean.

Designer paper is from Fresh Prints. 

Scallop tag punch in white, and then I punched the

bottom of the tag with the scallop border punch. 

Greeting used came from the "From my Heart" stamp set. 

Flowers are Petite Petals with matching punch. 

So while I'm still in the mood to clean....I need to go iron the white tablecloth that

my friend Lisa got me for Christmas. It will look great on the table with the 

bunny runner down the center. 

Hopping Trails!
Karen
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Cold Weather and a One Eyed Cat


Just wanted to post a few pictures. 

This one was taken on the 16th of April.

That's right April!

We had snow on the 15th and a few days of cold

temps in the 30's. I took the picture of the icicle hanging 

from the sliding glass door. 


This is a picture of the next door neighbor's cat. 

They have four of them and they are all outside cats. 

When our cat Burbank died last year the other cats took over our yard. 

If you click on this photo you can see that this cat has only one eye. 

It scares me some mornings as it will be looking through the sliding glass

door with that one large yellow eye he has. 

Well bad news on the window install. Part of the new windows was the trim,

that we contracted to have installed around each new window. Well that wasn't written in

the contract (bad us for not catching it)

So the installers called the company and they spoke to the salesman.

After all was said and done they are going to honor what we were told.

Now for the bad news....because of the oversight we now have to wait till

May 6th to start the install. I'm happy we are going to get what was agreed to,

but bummed out about the longer wait time. Plus we had to move things around

to clear the windows and had to put things back due to family coming for Easter dinner.

Its always something! I spoke to my nephew Eric today. He said his new motto..."it is what it is".

So true.

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Karen
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Punch Art Birdhouses with Take Care Stamp Set


The stamp set used is Take Care.

I made the birdhouses using the extra large oval punch.

I just trimmed off some of the bottom. 

Roof was made with the window punch. 

Designer paper Watercolor Wonder. 

Color Palette: Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Chocolate Chip, 

and Gumball Green. 

Linen Thread attached to the tree branch and the houses. 

Both birdhouses were popped on the card. 

New Windows being put in today. 

I'll take pictures and post them on the blog. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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