Saturday, November 17, 2018

Just another Merry Tag


Back with another Merry project. 

Love this stamp set made by Julie Nutting. 

The patterned paper used is called Say Freeze. 

Picked it up at Michael's. 

The girl's dress was colored with hot pink Prisma pencil.

I added the dots using a white gel pen. 





Added a bow at the top of the ornament. 

The ribbon was being stubborn, so I had to use 

a few mini glue dots to get it in the position I wanted. 

I'm not a big fan of using ribbon, but every once in a while it

really works well on a project. 
 
 


Here is the view of my backyard yesterday morning. 
 
We had a little bit of an ice storm. Medina was hit worse than Brunswick. 
 
The branches were so heavy with ice that the limbs were breaking. Old Man
 
Winter showed up early for work this season! 
 
I have some running around to do today. Need to hit the post office, wrap
 
Sarah's birthday gift, make her card, head over to Hollo's, and while I'm out
 
just for good measure I think I'll stop by Khols....and since Khols is right next to 
 
Hobby Lobby....you get where I'm going here....right? 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


Friday, November 16, 2018

Merry done with Shrink Plastic


I was playing with shrink plastic yesterday morning.

You can see how large this rubber stamp is. 

After stamping on the plastic, and coloring. I

shrunk down the doll using a heat tool. 





Look how tiny! Love how the colors get more intense after

the shrinking process. The image was colored with Primsa pencils. I also

added some clear Wink of Stella to the collar, cuffs, and hair bow.




I added a jump ring at the top of the doll, and

attached her to a little bag. So cute! 

Stamping trails
Karen


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Santa's Little Helper ATC



Still finishing up on some Christmas swaps I signed up for. 

This artist trading card has two different stamps that

I combined. 





The latte cup, and saying is on a single stamp that I picked

up at Michael's last year. 

The girl is from a stampabilities set called Oh Elle. 

I thought they worked well together. 




Using the same stamps I made this "skinny" card which

is a bit bigger at 3x5. 

I love this gold and white washi tape! Got a stack of 

it at Michael's last year on clearance made by Recollections. 

So pretty. 

I have some running around to do this afternoon. I'll be

doing the scrapbooking for the Optimist club so I'm 

in need of a large scrapbook. Good thing I love to hit the

craft stores! 

Stamping trails
Karen


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Decked out Gorjuss Girls


So my friend Kym sent me these two Gorjuss girls,

and asked me to dress them up for Christmas. 

All I added was the latte cup, sign, and hat for the

girl on the left. The other girl also has a Santa hat, package,

and candy cane. I added dots, and stripes to the scarves also

added some Wink of Stella, to the hats, and bottom trim on the dresses. 

I thought they came out cute! 

Me and Betty went to see The Nutcracker and the 4 Realms yesterday.

Very good movie. Put me in the holiday mood! 

This morning I bundled up, and took a walk to Marc's. Didn't need

anything just wanted to take a walk. There was even a few flakes of

snow falling. For the rest of the day I'm working on some swaps I

really need to finish up. Can't believe November is half over! 

Stamping trails
Karen


Monday, November 12, 2018

Three Pocket Letter Advent Swap


I joined an advent pocket letter swap with the 

Swappers Corner FB group. 

Three pocket letters that had to have the numbers 1 through 25 on them. 

I just didn't want my partner to have the three pocket letters without

presenting them in some way.


So I got a 3/4 binder, and used some of the same paper to decorate the covers.
 
Lets look inside. 



On the inside I added some festive things that my partner could use. 





I found this Christmas Graphic 45 paper pack at Hollo's, and knew

it would be perfect as it had two sheets of paper that had the numbers 1 -25. 




To hold the goodies for each pocket I used a small envelope that

I also colored, and stamped. 




This is the second pocket letter number 10 through 18. 



and the last one. Numbered 19-25. Since the pocket letters have

9 pockets each there were two of them left over. I expanded number

25 to take up two pockets, then I just decorated the last pocket. 

I think it turned out adorable! Hope my partner likes it. 

Have to get this in the post this week. 

Stamping trails
Karen


Friday, November 9, 2018

First Snow of the Season


We had our first snow fall of the season this morning. 

My car will have to be parked now till spring. 

Don't want any salt getting on it. 





One of the hedges in our front yard. Didn't get a lot of 

snow, but it was mixed with rain so it is very heavy. 




View from our back yard. You can see a line of 

trees with snow on the branches. 

Had fun last night at the Winking Lizard. The Optimist

group raised a lot of money. There was a big turn out. 

So this morning I woke up with a massive headache. Took something

for it, but I think it is going to be an all day pain. 

Stamping trails
Karen



Thursday, November 8, 2018

May your Holidays by filled with Joy


Found some time to stamp yesterday. 

Played with a new Julie Nutting stamp set called "Joy".

The doll was colored using Prisma pencils. 

Pattern paper came from Michael's. 





Also started making some gift tags. 

Tis the season is right around the corner. While

I'm still not ready to hear Christmas Carols in the stores

(which are now playing) I am ready to craft some Christmas

items. Heading off to Beer Fest later. Optimist Club is

hosting one at the Winking Lizard. Should be a fun night even

if I have to watch the Steelers play! 

Stamping trails
Karen