Friday, May 25, 2018

Easy Card Layout Using Strips of DP

Hello All!
Here I am back again with the card I mentioned that used strips cut from decorative paper.  This is really a great card for using up the smallest sliver of paper.  We all just hate to throw away beautiful paper--don't we?   I added ribbon, rick rack, buttons, silk flowers, and washi tape to each of the cards. 


Here is a closer look at an adorable baby card I made using this layout.





Another fun way to make super pretty cards using your scraps.  Hope you are having a great day.  I will see you next time with cards for an anniversary.  See you soon!!
Karen

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Simple Card Layout Part 2

Hello Dreamers!
Back today with Part 2 of the Simple Layout card posts.  See part 1 here.  This is one of those layout that I use again and again.  Here are more samples of the cards I made.  Small die cut shapes were added to each card and a little bling. And, of course some ribbon.






Aren't these fun!??  I really enjoy the process of picking all the papers to coordinate with each other.  Have a super day and I will be back next time with a layout that uses lots of narrow strips cut from decorative papers.  See you soon.
Karen

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Simple Card Layout

Hello Everyone,
Been busy working in the yard getting new plants in and seeding the vegetables.  All is coming along nicely.
Today, I have a simple layout that really is one of my favorites.  I use it again and again.  This layout is also great for using all your scraps.  And, only requires cutting two pieces of decorative paper. Which are then glued to a card base.

 I made quite a few cards and I will break the photos up into two posts.


A pretty birthday card:


This layout also makes a lovely sympathy card.  I added a die cut flower and a pretty ribbon to complete the card.



Check back later for more of this layout! See you then.  Hope your day is great.
Karen

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Butterfly and Dragonfly Stickers - More Purple

Hello Everyone!
Back today with more purple cards!  I used Basic Grey papers and stickers on the two cards below.  The first has a cheerful butterfly.




This card uses a dragonfly, border, and a circle sticker.   I stamped the sentiment and added a ribbon. 




Just a fun way to use those nice stickers that come with paper packs.  And, of course the lovely purple! 

Hope your day is filled with plenty of quality crafting time!!
Karen

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bright Purple?! You Bet!

Hello Fellow Crafting Divas,
Do you find it hard to use purple on your cards?  Well, not today!  Check out all the purple on today's projects.


This card uses Basic Grey papers.  The circles are stamped with Stampin' Up stamps.  I added a die cut "Happy"



This card uses sticker borders.  The circle is a stamp from SU.  Added a die cut hello.


Love the purple!!  How do you like to use purple on your cards??
See you next time with two more positively purple cards!!
Have a lovely day.
Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Patchwork Blankets

Hello Everyone!
A bit of change up today!  I wanted to share the photos of three patchwork blankets I made using Polar Fleece scraps.  I did quite a bit of sewing this winter making warm and cozy jackets out of the fleece.  I had all these pieces left over ---I certainly could not waste those!!  Here are the results.


This is the smallest of the blankets - about 36 inches square.



This blanket is about 40" x 60" and I used all the blue pieces I had.




This blanket is 60" x 70" and uses grays, blacks, and blues.


The blankets have Polar Fleece backing too.  So they are double thick and plenty warm!  Because the fabric is knit and stretches, the piecing was very forgiving and I did not worry over much about accuracy.  Actually, I really enjoyed the process.  I haven't done much quilting/piecework in a while and I feel inspired to make a few more things. 
I will be back next time with more cards!!  Hope your day is super!!
Karen

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Birthday Three Year Old!!

Hello Everyone!
What's up with you??  I am having fun here in Dreamland making lots of cards.  Here is a special order for a three year old's birthday!!



The cute mouse is from My Favorite Things and was colored with Copics.  I added lots of pretty layers and a fabulous, big bow. I totally lucked out with the letter tiles and had the correct letters to spell out the name.  How often does that happen!!???  Sweet!!  Also tucked a paper doily in on the side.




So glad you stopped by.  I hope you have a lovely day!
Karen