Friday, September 7, 2018

Boy On Swing Easel Card

Hello All,
Hope you are having a great day!  Celebrating my birthday today by sharing this  fun birthday card I made for a sweet little 2 year old.  I used an easel format to make this super fun card.  Can you guess the birthday girl's favorite color??  Yep, purple.  So, lots of purple it is!! And, her grandma told me she is crazy about boys (lol).  Hence the little boy. 

Boy on Swing stamp from My Favorite Things.







See you again soon!! 
Karen

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Washi Tape Background with Bird Die Cut

Hello Everyone!!
Had a bit of a break from the old blog.  I did continue to makes lots of cards, work in the garden, and get some sewing done.  Today, I would like to share this idea for using all that lovely Washi Tape we all have in our stashes.  I added strips of the tape to Kraft CS to create a really interesting background (I did use a green-yellow CS for one of the cards).  I die cut a few birds to populate my Washi world.  The cards went together fairly quickly and were quite fun to make.  The funnest part was picking the tapes for each piece. 

Gallery:




On this card I did use a green-yellow CS for my Washi Tape base. 










So glad you stop by today!  See you again next time with more card making fun.  
Karen



Monday, July 23, 2018

Steampunk Graduation Card

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to share the graduation card I made for my nephew's college graduation.  (Yes, we are all soooo proud of him.)  His degree is in mechanical engineering.  He likes Steampunk designs, so this is what I came up with.  I used a teal and brown color combination (which I think worked really well with the theme and images).





On the inside, I stamped the sentiment once in each of the two colors, cut the sentences apart and layered each segment.




I also added some stamping to the envelope.


Okay, so I will see you soon for more crafty funness (don't think that is a word, but I am going to use it anyway.  LOL  Have a great day!
Karen

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Painter in Me

Hi All,
Have a little something different today.  I painted three tea pot themed canvases for my sister-in-law (Sandie).  I used some tea pots drawings I designed for a series of quilts  made quite a few years ago.  The drawings were transferred onto the canvases and painted with acrylic paints.  No masterpiece, but a fun project and the paintings look very stylish on Sandie's wall.

The two tea pots are on 8 x 10 canvases






Tea cup painted on a 5 x 7 canvas


Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope your day is super!  See you next time.
Karen

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Center Diamond Card layout

Hello All,
I made a collection of cards using this center diamond layout.  The papers and colors are on the masculine side.  But, I always need masculine cards too. Stamps are from Stampin' Up.  Love this layout and use it often.  You can see how many different cards I made from the layout.




Close up views:




Hope your day is full of quality crafting time.  See you next time!!
Karen

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Birthday Celebrations

Hello Everyone,
I have been so busy working on landscaping projects!!  I have completed all my garden projects.  Yea!!  I did take some time out to make this card for my nephew's birthday.  I also played around with the stamps in the Stampin' Up set used for the card.  I included photos of the extra stamping at the end of the post.  I will make cards using the extras later.
I also used SU inks on the projects. On the card I used Always Artichoke and Bordering Blue (retired)
Stamps: Happy Celebrations from Stampin' Up







More stamping ideas:




I am entering this Celebration card in the Paper Players Celebration Challenge

Hope you are having a great day!  See you soon.
Karen

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Floral Thank You

Hello Everyone,
Today's floral thank you cards came about when I discovered two stamps whose images coordinated.  I paired the two stamps to create a fun Thank you card layout.  Stamps and papers from Stampin' Up.



Hope you are enjoying summer.  I have been working a lot in the garden.  Had to cut out sod and install edging along several large beds.  Nearly done now.  So glad you stopped by. See you next time!!
Karen