Friday, August 22, 2014

VC ROCKS BLOG HOP


Welcome to the last VC Rocks Blog Hop of the Season. 

Sad that it is over already, but I have enjoyed it! 

Theme for this hop is 

"Rock your Creativity with Stampin'Up! Colors"

Base card is Mossy Meadow. Panel on top is Lost Lagoon. 

On the white panel I used Tee Hee Hee stamp set and 

added the clothesline and stamped images. 

Colors: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist. 

I love the cute little clothes pin stamp that comes with this set. 

The line was drawn on with basic black marker and a ruler. 


Now on this card I went HOG WILD with the colors. 

I don't think I've ever used so many colors on one card before. 

The Christmas Bauble stamp features the following blendabilities:

Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, and Smokey Slate.

Base card Blackberry Bliss. Next layer Wisteria Wonder. 

White panel was stamped first using the branch from Ornamental Pine. Inked with

Old Olive and Soft Suede. 

The pine cone was inked with Crumb Cake and shading added with Soft Suede marker. 

After the stamping was done I embossed the panel with Decorative Dots folder. 

The bauble was cut out after the coloring was done then mounted with pop dots. 

If you look close (click on the image to enlarge) you will see I used a mini staple to make it 
look like the ornament hanger. I also added a silver bow. 
Greeting is from Good Greetings stamp set and punched with Modern Label punch. 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tee Hee Hee, and the Cat in the Bathroom



My first card using a new Halloween set called Tee Hee Hee.

Its a very cute and fun stamp set. 

Lots of different witch stamps and greetings. 

Colors: Blackberry Bliss, white, Tangelo Twist, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, 

and black. I also used Moonlight designer paper pack. 

Base card embossed with Lucky Stars folder. 

So I have been meaning to share this story with you, and finally am in the mood to type it up. 

Last week I got up in the morning to use the bathroom. Now when no one is

at home I just leave the bathroom door open. Cherokee

followed me in. So I'm sitting on the toilet seat with my under ware around my ankles, and

Cherokee decided now would be a great time to jump in my lap. 

So I put her down. She looks up at me meow's then jumps back up. 

I put her down again....and then we are repeating this process several times. I have to let you 

know that she is a very one minded cat. When she decides to do something she does

not take no for an answer. Best thing to do is just to distract her. 

Which is what I did. I put her up on the bathroom sink and started running the water at a very

slow trickle. While she is batting at the water stream I'm able to finish my 

business and get up. 

I'm wishing I had the camera so I could have taken a picture of her in the sink, but on the 

other hand maybe it was a good thing I didn't have it as I wouldn't have wanted to accidentally 
 
get a selfie of me on the pot!!!!
 
 
Maybe Cherokee thinks she is my "familiar".

Stamping trails
Karen
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thick Bakers Twine Storage



I had fun making these as gifts.

The container is from Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.

They have a kraft base and a clear sleeve that goes over

the box. 

This one holds the in line colors thick bakers twine. 

If you'd like to make one I found the 

 
 
 
Holes are punched on the sides of the box to allow
 
the twine to pass through. Really great way to store these little spools. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Take a Tip Tuesday # 24


Here is another way to use the Blendabilites markers. 

Start with a dark color cardstock. I used Early Espresso for the card. 

Next take an outline stamp. I used one of the flowers from Flower Shop stamp set. 

Ink up the stamp with VersaMark and stamp on the cardstock. 

Use white embossing powder and emboss the stamped image. 

After the embossed image is dry use one of the blendabilities marker to color over the image. 

I used the darkest color of Daffodil Delight in the sample. 

The ink from the marker will dry over the image. 

Just another way to get some more bang for your buck when 

using these great alcohol markers. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mailable Monday # 75


Welcome back to another Mailable Monday. 

This card features For All Things stamp set that will

be in the holiday mini catalog. 

Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, White

Color me Autumn designer washi tape. 


If you wanted to step it up a notch add a basic gold metal button

and some linen thread. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Cherokee Turns 6 Months


Well my little girl Cherokee is sixth months old now. 

I snapped this photo of her while she was on my lap.


This was after she fell asleep on my lap. 

So cute!

Stamping trails
Karen
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Holiday Home Stamp Set Fall Scene


Playing around yesterday afternoon with a new stamp set. 

This one is called Holiday Home. 

Has three different houses in the set with lots of 

accessories to make some great Fall, Halloween, and Christmas scenes.

I used Crumb Cake blendabilites to color the house that was stamped on 

Crumb Cake cardstock. The windows were colored with Hello Honey marker. 

The leaves in the background were colored with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and 

Crushed Curry markers. 

I enjoy having markers that match the ink colors. The tree

on the right didn't come down far enough under the green hill but 

I was able to extend the trunk using Early Espresso marker. Also the tree

on the far right one of the branches didn't get enough ink so I was 
 
able to color it in to match the rest of the tree. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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