Monday, October 25, 2010

Bells & Boughs Replay

Here is another version of the card Bells & Boughs. I used the same colors as the other one, I just had a different layout. I love the clear mount because I can put both stamps on one block and stamp.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Christmas Postcard

I believe this is my last Christmas Card for classes. This card I used the Christmas Postcard & Good Cheer Stamp Set. I changed the colors around a little and used the Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I also used the Petals-a-Plenty and Square Lattice embossing folders.
I was inspired by this card done by Carrie Gaskin. I was not sure if I liked this stamp set because I don't like to offer Christmas Card classes with a lot of watercoloring. She inspired me to step out of the box, thanks Carrie. What do you think?
If you have any questions, please let me know.


Bells & Boughs

Here is another Christmas Card. I used the Bells & Boughs from the Holiday Mini. I also used the Petals-a-Plenty & Square Lattice Embossing Folder. The colors again are my favorite this year - Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.
If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Come to Bethlehem

Here is another Christmas card. I picked the Come to Bethlehem Stamp #120591 with Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, and Sahara Sand. Even though you can't see it in the picture, I also used the homemade shimmer mist to give it a little shimmer.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Welcome Christmas

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...this is the song that comes to mind when I think about decorating the tree. It is an all out family event at our house with Christmas music playing in the background. The kids trying to find their favorite ornament and place it on the tree where they can see it.

This card was made using the Welcome Christmas Stamp set. I tried to use a different color combination with this card by using Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Natural Ivory and Crumb Cake.

Stamps: Welcome Christmas #120597, Bright Christmas #121318

Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Riding Hood Red #111348, Garden Green # 102584, Naturals Ivory #101849

Embellishments: Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim #118481, Metallic Brads #119741

Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Decorative Label Punch # 120907, Ticket Corner Punch #119867, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch #119871, 2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder #116824, Clear Embossing Powder #109130

Ink: Riding Hood Red #111836, Garden Green craft #100519, Crumb Cake #121030, Shimmer Mist Champagne Mist Paint #116806

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jolly Jingles

Here's is another Christmas Card that I finished last week. I used the Jolly Jingles Jumbo Wheel to make this easy and fast Christmas Card. My favorite Christmas Color Combo this year is Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke.

Stamps: Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel #120864, Word Play Stamp Set # 120651, Snow Swirled # 111690

Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Always Artichoke # 105119, Naturals Ivory #101849

Embellishments: Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon: #121000

Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch #119275, Decorative Label Punch # 120907, Jumbo Wheel Handle #103661, Cutter Kit #106958

Ink: Always Artichoke #102272, Cherry Cobbler #119669 & 119788, Shimmer Mist Champagne Mist Paint #116806
Inside Card
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Winter Post Skaters

Well I have been busy making Christmas Cards for classes. This is one of the Christmas Cards that was picked for the class in November. Do you like it? Can you see the shimmer?? I love to add shimmer on my Christmas Cards. I used my all time favorite Christmas Stamp Set Winter Post. I will be posting more this week. Be sure to come back.


Stamps: Winter Post #111780, Welcome Christmas #120597

Cardstock: Soft Suede #115318, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Naturals Ivory #101849

Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon: #120992

Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch #119275, Scallop Trim Border # 118402, 1 3/8" Circle Punch #119863, 2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175.

Ink: Soft Suede #115657, Cherry Cobbler #119669, Shimmer Mist Champagne Mist Paint #116806

Inside of Card

I meant to get this card up earlier, so I could post it on Cardpatterns. I used Card Sketch - 83 for this card. If you ever need some inspiration on a card designs, take a look at this blog. Some wonderful design ideas to get your juices following.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Frenzy at Craftaholics Anonymous

I wanted to pass this link to you all. There are some really cute and crafty projects going on at the Fall Frenzy on Craftaholics Anonymous. If you get a second you should take a look.

Friday, September 17, 2010

PPA60 Challenge & Make n Take

Hello all -
It has been too long but I had some time today to upload my challenge and pictures for my make n' take for tomorrow's Crop. Last week I was thinking about doing a Halloween Theme. it is one of my favorite Holidays to decorate and make crafts. It just so happens that PPA Challenge is Halloween - (make sure you take a look at the other post). After playing around with my stamps and colors, I picked Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray and Basic Black. Not your traditional Halloween colors but I do like, how about you? True be known, I am a bit of a Twilight Fan (and yes before you ask team Edward), Sookie Stackhouse - (love the books more than the show) and bottom line vampires and witches are my favorite character of choice.
Anyway, take a look at the close-ups and let me know what you think. Please if you are going to use this layout for a class or posting, I only ask that you give credit and leave a comment, I love comments. Supplies for pages are listed below.

I loved playing with some of my new tools from the Holiday Mini. Have you seen the Holiday Mini? If not, take a look at the sidebar. If you would like to place a order, feel free to, email, call or just click "Order Online" link on the sidebar.
If you have any questions, please send me an email. Thanks for looking - Karen

12" x 12" Basic Gray Cardstock, (#119923) - $6.95 – 12 sheets
12”x 12" Cherry Cobbler (#119690) - $6.95 – 12 sheets
8 ½” x 11” Cherry Cobbler (#119685)-$6.95 – 24 sheets
12" x 12"Basic Black Cardstock (#119922 ) - $6.95 - 12 sheets
½” Lace Trim #120988 - $6.95 - Holiday Mini
½” Seam Binding – Cherry Cobbler #120992 - $6.95 - Holiday Mini
Shimmer Paint – Frost White #116854 - $5.95
Stamping Sponges – 101610 - $3.50
Sponge Daubers – 102892 - $10.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals - #104430 - $3.95
SNAIL Adhesive #104332 - $6.95
SNAIL Adhesive Refill- #104331 - $4.50
Wicked Cool Stamp Set - #120600 - $14.95
House of Haunts Stamp Set #111574 - $22.95
From the Crypt Stamp Set - #115460 - $22.95
Grateful Greetings Stamp Set - #116511 - $36.95
Ticket Corner Punch #119867 - $6.95
Bitty Bat Large Punch #119279 - $15.95
Extra Large Decorative Label Punch - #120907 – $16.95 - Holiday Mini
The Tearing Edge - #102930 - $19.95
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Spider Web #120889 - $7.95 - Holiday Mini
Classic Basic Black Stamp Pad - #101179 - $5.95
Craft Basic Black Stamp Pad - #102191 - $7.50
Clear Embossing Powder - #109130 - $4.75
Heat Tool - #100005 - $29.95

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New 2010 Catalogs

Take a look at the Three New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogs. You can order from these catalogs starting Tuesday, January 5, 2010. That includes Sale-A-Bration. YEAH! I love the new clear blocks and the new punch style. I think they will become your new favorite too.

Definitely Decorative 2010

Occasions Mini 2010

Sale-A-Bration 2010

Please feel free to place your order on my online store or send me an email.

I want to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year!