Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bootiful Witchy Tag


Now isn't this a witchy beauty? 

Had such fun making her on Sunday. 

It was rainy the perfect time to craft. Well.....

I don't think there is ever a bad day to craft. 


Wanted to make sure I got a photo before the doors were 

left open with the Bootiful Julie Nutting doll. 


I had help from Emily. She was visiting, so I asked her make

the spell book for me. Isn't just too cute!!!! 


Close up view of the witch. The cat is from the Cat Girl set. 

The witch hat is a Tim Holtz stamp and matching thinlit. 


I used the 1.00 stamps of bottles I got from Michael's for 

the cupboard. Some of them I popped up and filled

with different stickers. Was trying to figure out an easy way to 

make the shelves so I went with black lace.


On the other side I hung a broom. The

designer paper is by the Paper Studio. Got that at Hobby Lobby. 


So happy with how this beauty turned out. Of course

I did add an easel to the back so I could display the tag. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mailable Monday #215


Well this card was kooky, but fun to make.

I just grabbed some scraps that I had laying on my desk for

the layers. 

The web on the purple and black layer was made using Tim Holtz

spider web stencil. On the black layer I used white pigment ink then

zapped it with my heat tool to set the ink.


The witch boot is from Bootiful Occasions by SU. 

After I colored it I added a little eyeball sticker. I 

thought the eyeball went well with the circle design on the boot. 

All in all I'm pretty happy with it. 

So it rained pretty much all day on Sunday. I got lots of crafting done. 

Wait till you see what I post tomorrow. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Paris Artist Trading Card


I just had to post a photo of the great

artist trading card I received from my crafty friend

Jennifer. We swap cards each month on the Pennywise Art group. 

Love how she made a matching envelope and card to match

the trading card, and I love Paris themed anything so

this was perfect! Thanks Jennifer!


Had to take one more photo to show the handmade paper she used to 

wrap the card. Awesome! 
 
Yesterday was so beautiful. Great day to walk in the woods, and
 
crunch through the leaves. Forgot my camera. To bad as I could have
 
got some great photos. Oh well....next time. 
 
Emily is coming over today so you know what that means.....
 
spaghetti for dinner! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Memorydex Holder



Since I've been collecting, and trading memorydex cards

I really needed a place to store them all. 

Have been meaning to make a box to hold them, and 

finally got a chance to do that yesterday afternoon. 

Shhhh don't tell anyone, but I had to make a craft store

run to find the wooden spools I needed to make the legs for the 

holder. 

Thought the bare spools was a little pain so I wrapped them

with twine. 


Flowers on the front were purchased at Hobby Lobby. Only

.75 cent for a package of 4 in the clearance section. 


I'm wishing now that I would have used the same designer paper

on the bottom of the box. Also thinking that I should have 

sponged the dowels with some brown ink. 

Well I'm sure I will need to make another holder at some point so

I've learned from my mistakes on this one. 

Pretty cool that the holder can be made with just one sheet of 12x12 cardstock. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fall Themed Coffee Sleeve


I received this cute Fall themed coffee sleeve swap

in yesterday's mail. 

So full of fall colors. 


Love this little girl sitting on a pumpkin!

 
 
Janie also made a memorydex card to put in

the coffee sleeve. 


Here is a closer look on how the front was decorated. 

It always amazes me that the coffee sleeve can hold so many goodies! 

Speaking of Fall....I finally made some pumpkin spice cupcakes yesterday. 

I was in the mood to bake and what goes better in the fall than pumpkin baked anything?!!!
 
So is anyone afraid to go out on Friday the 13th? 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall Themed Shaker Memorydex


I tried something different for this memorydex card. 

Instead of using cardstock I used patterned acetate.

After cutting two layers I stitched them together on the sewing machine, 

and added some sequins, and printed acorns like the one that is on the front. 

The leaves were attached with hot glue, and the clip art at the top finishes is off. 

Trading this with a girl on the Swappers Corner group. 

Rained yesterday so I didn't get out much. I did find a little pocket 

of time to take a walk around the neighborhood. 

Went to the library earlier in the week and borrowed Pioneer Girl, so

I spent time reading that. I don't know why that I always assumed that

the Little House on the Prairie books were true. I read them in grade school and

have always been a fan of the books then later the TV show (which I knew most was made up) 

My first memory of fractions was with one of the books. Remember when Laura and 

Mary each got a cookie, but they only half of the cookie and brought the other cookie home

to Carrie? Didn't seem fair that Carrie got a whole cookie and the other girls only got half.

The problem our teacher gave us was how to divide the cookie evenly between the 3 girls. 

I'll never forget that problem. Anyway getting back to the books no being a true account. 

Laura used some of her real stories in the book, but a lot of it was fiction. I didn't 

know that till I started reading Pioneer Girl. Of course it doesn't change my mind about the 

Little House on the Prairie books. I still love them. Mrs Wilder was a good author, so was

her daughter Rose. She was behind her mother writing the stories, and she also edited them. 

Okay I'm rambling on now. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Card Making at Betty's



Here are a few of the cards I made at Betty's during our stamping spree. 

It is fun just to pull out a bunch of supplies, and put a card together just

using what is in reach. 


This is my favorite one. 

Used a Tim Holtz thinlit, and some SU stamps to create this one. 

The designer paper under the white layer was purchased at AC Moore while

we were in TN viewing the eclipse.

Have to say I like the purple snowflakes. 

I have errands to do, and herbs to dry today. Hubby has most

of the garden taken down, but we still have plenty of tomatoes. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Themed Pocket Letter


This is a three pocket Halloween themed pocket letter

that I made to swap with a FB group. 

I used mason jars in all three pockets. 


Witch's brew stamped on printed designer paper then 

colored with prisma pencils. 


Witch stamp I got last year on clearance. By Tim Holtz. 


and there is that spider again! The 

Boo is a button that I attached to the outside pocket. 

Hope my partner enjoys it. 


Spent yesterday afternoon with Betty. We did some stamping.

I'll be posting the cards I made tomorrow. Had fun stamping with you Betty.

Looking forward to crafting with you again!

And she made the most awesome chicken salad I've ever had! I'll need to get

that recipe! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Monday, October 9, 2017

Mailable Monday #214....Along Came a Spider


Okay so I'm doing some stamping yesterday afternoon.

Just minding my own business, and in my own space right.....

Well along comes this big black spider running right across my 

desk. So I scream and jump up, the spider

goes hurrying away from the crazy lady screaming at

the top of her lungs. 

Well you know where I'm going with this....after I got hubby

to thoroughly search the area for the beast (which I might add to no avail) 
 
I came back after an hour or so, and with a very watchful eye I created today's card. 
 
My skin is still crawling as I'm typing this post. So I'm going to end this post, and
 
scurry out the room before the eight legged freak comes back. 
 
Creepy crawly trails
Karen 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy Mail!


I got happy mail yesterday!

My school yard friend Melody sent me some cool 3d stickers 

that I can use on cards, and other projects. 

Thanks for thinking of me Mel! I'll put them to good use. 


I also received this cute Halloween stuffed coffee sleeve from 

Deborah. 

It is full of great Halloween embellishments, stickers, and more! 


Deborah even decorated the back. 


She said this is the first time she made a coffee sleeve. I think she did an

awesome job! 

It got into the 80's yesterday. This crazy weather we are having is sucking the

life right out of Fall! Trying not to complain as it will be cold enough soon. 

Me and hubby cleaned out the front flower bed, and tomorrow we

are going to clean the front of the house. Trying to get things cleaned up for 

winter and the holidays. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day at the Zoo


Spent Wednesday visiting the Cleveland Zoo. 

Of course first stop had to be with the elephants. 

I like that they got a new habitat, and it is still located at the front of the zoo. 

This is the only male Willie. 


Some of Willie's ladies. There are four females. 


This lioness was so cute. Just like a very large house cat. 

She had all the lounging moves that my cat Cherokee has. 


Who ya calling a long neck? 


Tree full of buzzards. They let them fly free. 


Timon! I wonder where his friend Pumbaa was hiding? 


Shere Khan 

Love the new tiger habitat. You can get very close to them. 


Me and Kat at the new carousal.  I didn't know they had one. Pretty cool! 


Grizzly bear trying to nap. 


Skip and Kat resting. I told hubby I want him to make me one

of those benches. Just the right height, and great for the back. 


I didn't catch it on film, but right after I took this photo two

hawks flew up from the creek and over the bridge we were standing on. Pretty awesome! 


Great day at the zoo! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ephemera Halloween Artist Tradining Cards


I spent yesterday getting caught up on some swaps. 

These artist trading cards for October. 

Done on black cardstock. The cards are double embossed. First with

a spider folder then heat embossed with iridescent ice powder. 


The only stamping I did was the "spooky" greeting. 

For the rest of the cards I added Halloween ephemera by Tim Holtz. 

They came together pretty quick after I got all the embossing finished. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gift Box Card


Had fun yesterday stamping with Kat. 

We made cards that hold a 2 x 2 inch gift box. 

How cool is that? 


Here is a side view


Here is another view with the box out of the card and open to show

candy inside. 


Of course I had to make a Christmas one. 

Greeting reads Get your Santa On. 


Here is a view of the top of the box. 

We had fun at the zoo yesterday. I'll be posting some photos of 

that tomorrow. 

Kat left for home early this morning. Time really flies by when she is visiting! 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Halloween Swaps from Kathleen


I got awesome Halloween swap from Kathleen. 

Here is the flipbag. Love the spider hanging off the bottom. 


Also got bat lights! Thought they would look good around the bag that I displayed

on an easel. 


Spooky pocket letter! 


Three little tags. 


Witchy!


Last one. 


Love the little witch candy corn holder. 


and one more treat holder.


Spooky Halloween cards! 


socks for me to wear, and a yummy smelling caramel candle. 

Thanks Kathleen! Love all the stuff you make girlfriend! 

Speaking of girlfriend Kat came yesterday. We went shopping and

just had fun. Today we are off to visit the Cleveland Zoo. 

Stamping trails
Karen