Monday, May 22, 2017

Mailable Monday #194


Happy Monday! 

I didn't get to stamp till late last night. 

The stamp set I'm using is Perfect Mix. 

Since this card was very simple, and quick

I made three using the set. Took a whopping 

10 minutes to make all three....yes I timed it. 

I stamped the bowl on Pacific Point cardstock, and

again on white cardstock. Fussy cut around both and layered

on the card. Spoon was colored with yellow primsa pencil. 


Stamped with Memento black ink, then 

colored with shades of gray pencils. 


And the last one also colored with primsa pencils. 

After the cards were finished I used a corner rounder on all the edges. 

Couldn't be quicker! 

I finished up the mega 4th of July swap I've been working on. YEAH! 

Went and did the grocery shopping yesterday afternoon in the rain. JOY! 

After it cleared up me and hubby took a walk around the neighborhood. 

He bought a rhododendron at Home Depot. It will go in the front flower bed....and

speaking of rhododendrons.......


They are in full bloom. Love that I can just open my front door and see this.....


Stamping trails
Karen
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pop and Twist Card


This is the awesome card I received from Kat. 

Yes it looks wonderful on the outside, but take a look.....
 
 


At the inside. This is called pop and twist card. 
 
 
 
And here it is fully open. 


I took this photo of the opened card on a flat surface so

you can see the inside better. 

Thanks Kat! Love this card! 

Me and hubby spent part of the afternoon painting fire hydrants.
 
We got 11 of them finished. We still have two more cans of pain that 
 
the fire department gave us, so we are thinking we will be able to get 
 
all of the hydrants finished in our neighborhood. Next time I'll take
 
the camera so I can get some photos to post. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Audry Prima Doll on Jiffy Muffin Box


Back with the larger tag I made using the blueberry Jiffy box. 

The blender at the bottom is a Sizzix die. 

Audry was stamped on cardstock and colored

with Prisma pencils. Since most of the doll is not

attached to the tag I had to reinforce her some way. 

So I stamped her again on light weight cardboard and glued 

that to the back. 


The apron I hand cut to fit the doll, and used different

designer papers to keep with the 4th of July red, white, and blue theme. 


I used the small easel die to made a stand for the back of the tag. 

Happy mail arrived at my mailbox yesterday. I got the most awesome 

card from my friend Kat.

Not posting it till tomorrow as I wanted it to have its own post....

yes it's that cool! Stop back tomorrow and see. 

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Karen
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Prima Doll on a Jiffy Box


Made blueberry muffins for me and hubby last week, 

and decided to use the box to make tags. 

What a perfect background for this prima doll

from "Mama's day" stamp set. 

The additional stamps used are from Stampin'Up Perfect Mix

stamp set. 

I did make one more tag with the Jiffy box, but

I'll post that one tomorrow. 

So yesterday it was 90. The temp dropped over night, by

30 degrees. Today it will only be in the low 60's. 

And wouldn't just know that Skip and John put in the 

air conditioner yesterday. It was the first time we

ever turned it on in May. 

I need to hit the grocery store today. Then run to the post office 

for more stamps. Also need to take back some pens that I bought at

JoAnn's. One of them isn't writing so I need to exchange it. 

So I guess this is my running around day. Maybe I'll visit some more 

garage sales. 

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Karen
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Flowers for May ATC


Here are the Artist Cards I made to trade for the 

month of May. 

I went with a flower theme.

The base is designer paper from Stampin'Up. 

A large flower stamp was inked with black and 

stamped in the center of the paper. I then added 

some color with sponges on some of the flowers. Used

Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral ink. 

The word stamp is from a See-D's collection I have. 

Since the designer paper was the base I thought it was

to thin so I mounted it on the same size Crushed Curry cardstock. 

Hope the group likes it. 

It got really hot yesterday. Up in the 80's! Getting even hotter today.

They are expected it to hit 90. Real dog days of summer temps. 

Wish we could just have nice temps in the mid 70's for several weeks. 

That would be awesome! I tell you the temps here just swing from one

thing to another! Ah the joys of living in Ohio! 

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Karen
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Doll Tag from Carol


I received this cutie on Monday. 

She is so cute! Love the blue and yellow combo. 

Carol from Paper Doll Trading (facebook group) 

posted a challenge several weeks ago. 

The challenge was to create a tag with any doll, but

you could only use the colors blue and yellow with

one neutral color. 


You can see the tag I made for the challenge at this link

Carol selected 3 winners. She had lots of people enter. 

And let me tell you there were some awesome artwork, so

I'm thrilled to have won! 


Back of Carol's tag. Big thanks Carol! Love

your work. 

Me and the boys hit the mall yesterday and saw Guardians of the Galaxy II yesterday.

Great movie just like the first. We went to Costco after and did a little shopping. 

I'll be working of swaps today. Everything is coming up red, white, and blue for this swap! 

Stamping trails
Karen



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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Scrapbooking at the Library


I spent some time at the public library last evening, and

made some scrapbook pages. 


I love the patterned paper used in this layout. 


I think these were suppose to be used with wedding photos due

to the word stamp used, but I think it would be better for Halloween. 


The spring layout uses peek a boo peach, and pumpkin pie inks. 


I stressed a little bit with the two step stamping. Not my favorite thing

to do, but it did turn out okay. 


The colors go well together. The gold baker twine bow around the 

flower looks really good with the pumpkin flower. 

Suppose to be 80 today. Me and John are going to the movies.

He took his certification test yesterday, and will know in a week if he

passed. He thinks he did well, so keeping my fingers crossed that he

passes and won't have to take it again. 

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Karen
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Mailable Monday #193


Happy Monday. 

I did get a chance to make a card yesterday evening. 

This doll's name is Cassandra. The greeting is from Hampton Arts LOL

stamp set. 

I'll be going to the library later today. 

I signed up to take a scrapbooking class. 

The group will be making 4 scrapbook pages. 

I'm just going to get new ideas. There are a ton

of photos in boxes just waiting to be used in a scrapbook. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day from my Flower Bed


Happy Mother's Day! 

No craft stuff to post today. 

Even though I spent most of yesterday crafting away! 

Since its Mother's Day we need flowers so I'm 

sharing my front flower bed. 

The rhododendrons are just starting to bloom. 

I'm sure in another few days they will full. 


We have two of them, and they are both purple. 


The hostas plants are looking great! 


Day lilies are coming in nice, but won't bloom till June. 


I'm not sure what type of lilies these are, but they have large

blooms and get pretty tall. 

The kids are taking me to the movies today. Should be a fun time. 

Most likely go out for food at some point. I'm thinking Wild Fusion. 

Oh yeah! My type of Mother's day where I don't have to cook. 

To all the mom's out there hope you have a wonderful day. 

I always get sad this time of the year as my mom passed away a few

days after Mother's day. Miss you mom! 

Stamping trails
Karen 
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

4th of July Step Card


Look what I made yesterday afternoon. 

It was a bit chilly out so I stayed in and worked in my

crafting studio. 


Isn't this little prima doll cute all dressed up for the 4th. 


This is a step card. While I was at Michael's 

earlier this week I bought a Sizzix die


that makes step cards. Pretty cool! Priced at 29.99, but

I had a 50% off coupon so I got it for 15.00. Gotta love

those coupons. 

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Karen
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Paint Samples Matchbook Notes


While we were in Lowe's the other day I picked 

up some paint chip samples. 

I have a large 4th of July swap I'm working on, and

wanted to put together some different things to 

add to a pocket letter. 

These matchbook notes fit perfectly into a pocket. 


The pattered paper I used came form Amazon. 


Love the vintage artwork. 


The little children are so cute! 


For this one I put the image off to the side as I didn't

want to cover up the name of the paint sample. 

It is Rebellious. Perfect for our country seeing how

we rebelled against England to gain our Freedom. 


Here is an inside view. I used computer paper for the 

inside pages. 

The paint chip sample was to wide and I had to cut it so it

would be 2 1/2 inches wide. The chip was then scored the long way

at 3/4 inch, and 3 inch. 

The inside paper is cut 2 7/8 x 2 3/8.

Hubby and me are going to visit grandma Kate today. Going 

to take her out and buy her lunch. Maybe take her some flowers. 

I thought about making her a card, but she is not seeing so well, and 

I don't think she would be able to read it. So sad. She was one of my

biggest fans when it came to my craft projects. She kept everything I ever made 

her. So typical mom. Love her for that! 

Stamping trails
Karen 
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ziplock Bag Mason Jar


Is it to early for me to start posting 4th of July crafts? 

Sure hope not! 

I made this using a ziplock bag shaped like a mason jar. 
 
 
The bags are made by Kirkland and I found them at Michael's. 
 
Retail is 4.99 for 4 bags which in my book is really expensive,
 
but since they are on sale now for 40% off I picked up a pack. 
 
Would have got two, but they only had one left. 
 
They also have ziplocks that look like preserve jars. These have
 
red gingham colored lids, and come in different sizes. 
 
 
So after making the tag I attached it with a ribbon on the side of the bag. 

Had to use a hole punch, but it was punched on the side seam well

away from the sealed edge. These bags are well made thick and sturdy. 

So I guess I shouldn't complain about the price as they are cute!!!! 


I've been on a designer paper buying binge lately. This one

was also at Michael's, and 70% off so I paid 5.99. Thought it 

would be great to make some retro tags with the prima dolls. 

Me and hubby went to a clean green class at the library last evening.
 
We got to mix some green cleaning products together to take home. 
 
We did pick up some good info. I'll write more about that in a later post. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Prima Doll Mother's Day Tag and ATC


I received this Mother's day artist trading card from 

Candi the other day. 

Love the green glitter paper she used for the base. 
 
 

She also included a few embellishments that I can use on other projects. 


And speaking of Mother's day I received this swap from 

Jennifer. Hard to see from the photo but the greeting on the upper right

reads Happy Mother's Day. 


She also cut this from a piece of balsa wood using

the Top Note die. How different is that! Now I'm going 

to have to check around for balsa wood. 


and Jennifer also included some other goodies. 

Thanks ladies! 

I'm going to head out to the library in a few. 

There is a group that meets to share ideas for crochet and

knitting. Thought it might be fun to meet with others that

like to crochet as much as I do. Right now I'm working on a 

watermelon outfit for my 5" doll. Perfect for summer! 

We had another frost last night. So the rain has stopped for 

a few days but brrrrrr its cold for May! 

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Karen
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Mailable Monday #192


Look mom.....no stamps. 

Today's card is made from a designer paper pack that

I purchased from Old Time Pottery over the weekend. 


I got two of them, and they were at a great price. 


Only 6.99 a pack. 


This one is a limited edition all in shades of pink. Thought

I could use this one for the Julie Nutting dolls. 

The other pack is also in shades of pinks, and greens. 

Called Melon Twist. The different fruit will be great for making summertime projects. 


and I also picked up some great sticker packs. Each

at 1.29. I'll have to remember to go back to Old Time Pottery

in a few weeks to check for new craft supplies. 

Finally stopped raining although it did frost last night. 

Hubby had to cover the plants in the garden so they wouldn't die. 

And as I'm writing this I see some sun peeking out, so even

though its cold the sun will help perk me up. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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