Saturday, June 29, 2019

Happy Hello

Hello Friends,
So glad you stopped by and I like to welcome you with a "Happy Hello".



This stamp is from Stampin Up (retired) and was stamped with blue ink.  I added lots of layers,  a ribbon embellishment and three metal dots.



To make this ribbon embellishment: Cut a length of ribbon and sew long stitches down the center.  Pull the stitches to pleat the ribbon.  Glue to the card with Fabri-tack glue.  Cut a second length of ribbon.  Sew long stitches along one edge of ribbon.  Pull the thread to tightly gather the ribbon into a round shape.  Knot the thread tightly.  Glue to the card and add a third piece of ribbon tied in a knot.

This card is now in my send out box.  So, it will go out to someone....

See you next time!!
Karen

Friday, June 21, 2019

Congratulations Graduate!

Hello Everyone!
Wanted to share this card I made for my niece, Christina.  She graduated with her Associates degree in Health Information Tech.  Her favorite color is Aqua....

The envelope was also decorated with Cardstock and ribbon.


Three different dry embossing folders were used on this card.
I started with a dark teal card base.  I dry embossed the stripes on a medium toned aqua cs.  The white cs was dry embossed with a graduation hat folder and layered onto the dark teal cs.



The sentiment was also dry embossed on gold paper.  I added a teal ribbon and some Liquid Pearls dots on the corners.



Here is a better look at the graduation hat dry embossing.


So, turned out pretty nice and a fun way to utilize all the embossing folders that we have in our stashes.....

So glad you stopped by today!  Hope you are having a sweet day.
Karen.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Father's Day and Birthday Card with Camping Theme

Hello!
I wanted to share this fun Father's Day Card I made for my brother.  I used some fun camping themed papers from We R Memory Keepers - Happy Campers pad.  I used die cut sentiments and added some metal dots.




I also used the same papers to make my brother's Birthday card.  The cards went together pretty quickly once I figured out  the layout.  And, my brother really liked his birthday card.  He enjoys the outdoors and has a travel trailer for camping.



So glad you stopped by today.  See again next time with a Graduation Card!!
Karen

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Vintage Chickens and Lamb

Hi Everyone!
Back with more of the vintage chicken projects.  I also made a cute vintage lamb.  I wanted all the projects to go together as they would be used as art to decorate my friends apartment.  See the other chickens here.
All projects are 4.50 x 6.25 inches.
This chicken was stamped in a dark rust ink. All edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.


This cute lamb was stamped with brown ink and colored with Copics.



This is a chicken from Stampin Up (retired).  I colored with Copics.  



All of the pieces are currently displayed in my friends apartment.  She did a great job using the pieces.  Some are in frames on small shelves, and some on a hutch.  Lovely!!

See you next time with a Fathers day card --- with a camping theme. 
Karen

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Vintage Chickens

Hello Crafty Friends!
Chickens, chickens, chickens.  Don't we just love them?!  I made several projects using chicken stamps and giving them all a vintage - country feel. 



The chickens (Mark's Finest) were stamped with red ink.  The edges of all the pieces were distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I added lots of decorative paper layers.
Size: I made all of the projects in a single layer (not as a folded card).  They measure 4.5 x 6.25 which is a photo size.  The projects were made for a best friend. She wanted projects to frame and use for decorating her apartment.   The projects are all sized to fit into frames of that photo size.

The same chickens are used on the second project.  I used different papers. 



This project uses a napkin with wax piece.  See all my other napkin cards here, and here





My friend was really pleased with the projects and has them displayed in her apartment.  So, that was a success. 

See you next time for more vintage chickens!!
Karen

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Refashioned Jackets

Hello Everyone!
I wanted to share two refashioning projects I made this Spring.  The projects refashioned two jackets that I had made years ago in the cropped length that  was popular at the time.  I loved the jackets, but found that I just did not wear them any more because of the length.  Take a look at the changes.


Project #1
Original jacket I made with vintage 1950 fabric. 


Purchased skirt (years ago) that I never wore because it was too see thru.  I cut the top of the skirt off and used the bottom of the skirt to add length to the jacket.



Finished Jacket refashion.  Now, this jacket has a nice length and I have to say I have been wearing this a lot.


Project #2
Original Jacket I made with a soft loosely woven cotton fabric.






Skirt I made years ago with a knit fabric.  I choose this skirt to re-purpose because it was too small, the fabric was of good quality, and the color was a near perfect match to the jacket.



I deconstructed the skirt, removed the top, and used the fabric to add length to the jacket.

Finished refashioned Jacket.


I changed the closure on the jacket to a loose tie by sewing a strip of left over fabric from the skirt.



Back view.


I have been wearing this "new" jacket a lot too.  It is light weight and goes with so many things in my wardrobe.  I have worn it with Khaki, white, and tan pants.  It also looks good with jeans.

I find that I have really been enjoying refashioning some of my clothing.  I have been using things that I already owned and haven't had to buy anything except thread.   Talk about recycling!! 

I will be back with the next post showcasing vintage chickens.  See you then!

Karen

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dragonfly with Pearls

Hello Everyone,
I am continuing the beautiful flying insect theme today with a dragonfly card.  This card features stamping, die cutting, and pearls.
I layered four different decorative papers to really jazz up the background.  Also did some stamping over the large yellow flower paper in lower right corner.


The dragonfly is die cut from a shinny heavier decorative paper.  I really like how that turned out.  The recipient of the card remarked on the way the die cut dragonfly looked. Check your stash.  You probably have some of those glossy/shinny decorative papers.  Try them for your die cuts.



Inside of card: Stamps from Stampin' Up.



So glad you stopped by today.  See you again soon with something crafty!
Karen