Thursday, February 4, 2010

Flowers from Old Books


This flower was made from an old Winnie the Pooh book I bought from the local thrift store. The book was old and yellowed and made a great vintage looking flower. To make grab a scallop circle punch. I used one from SU. Punch 5 scallop circles from a book. Make sure there are words on most of the layers. Looks better when the flower is put together. Layer the 5 scallops use paper piercer to poke a hole in the center, then attach the layers together with a brad. Start with the top layer and scrunch it up. Repeat with next 3 layers. Leave the bottom layer flat as this is the bottom of the flower. Fluff the layers out so they look nice. Button was threaded with jute then glued to the center of the flower. I can see using other things for the flower centers...beads, pop dot with glitter, rustic jingle bell for a Christmas card, how bout adding a charm in the center or a gem stone? I'll have to make some more soon. As these are too fun to work with!

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Karen Pin It

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom















Happy 78th birthday to my mom Gladys. I took the day off work to go spend the morning with her on her special day. Brought this quilt top that she said her older sister Blanche pieced. Me and Sarah worked on tying the quilt while mom enjoyed watching and listening to some country CDs I brought along. Her favorite female singer Patsy Cline, and one of her favorite male singers Hank Williams. It was a great day!

We did get some snow today. As a matter of fact....it's still coming down. Hope it stops soon. I really don't want to drive to work in the morning and have to battle snow.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Second Look Be Mine Or Else


I wanted a special envelope for this card so I rummaged though my bags and came up with Glassine envelopes that I forgot I had. Strip on the bottom is Old Olive stamped with A Light Heart stamp set by SU.








These Glassine envelopes sell at Hollo's for 2 cents a piece.

If anyone would like some let me know I'll be
happy to pick some up and mail them to you.

I just used a heart shape punch out to seal the back of the envy.


Have a great stamping day
Karen
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Be MIne Or Else

The Bossy little Bird stamp is by Ink-a-dink-a-do. There are many other cute stamps in this set. I'm trying to get my groove back with stamping. For the past month I have just been stressed and unable to focus on anything. This winter, job, and being sick has just sucked the life out of me.

Big thanks to my friends for there understanding.


Okay back to this card. Hearts were cut using Coluzzle, cardstock Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Cameo Coral by SU. Background paper by BasicGrey Infuse.


Mom is having a birthday this Wednesday. I took a vacation day so could spend the day with her. I'll be baking a cake Tuesday night and bringing her and her friend June breakfast. Mom's favorite...Salmon patties and biscuits.

Have a great stamping day

Karen Pin It