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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bright Butterfly Cards

Hello Fellow Craft Divas!
Today's cards have a super bright color scheme.  Both cards are on the larger size: 5.5 square.  I decided both should be Birthday cards.





The butterflies were colored with markers. Paper doilies were added to both cards and a big lovely bow.


Love the super bright colors!!  Hope you day is super bright too!!!
Karen

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Celebrate with Cake Birthday Card

Hello Everyone!
I came up with this fun layout one day.  I pulled out this fun stamp set--which I had not used yet-- and started stamping. 





The stamped images were colored with markers.


Stamped this on the inside:





I made a bunch of this design varying the papers and colors.


Really fun design. Thanks for stopping by today!! Hope you have a great day.
Karen

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy Bee Day

Hello Crafting Divas,
I have a cute birthday card to share.  I used a few stickers that I had in my stash.  I am always trying to find ways to use stickers that I have bought.  I gave up on using them to embellish.  I find that using them as the focal point works much better.
This sticker set and paper is from Basic Grey.


The background is a striped dp with the addition of some heavier weight die cut strips - the daisy and, at the bottom, the lighter lavender strip.  I layered the circle sticker onto white CS and added with dimensional adhesive. And, added the bee stickers.





Inside:


Just a fun way to incorporate stickers into your card making.  I don't purchase too many of them any more but sometimes a full sheet comes in a decorative paper set.  I feel it is a shame not to use them as the colors and designs are usually really pretty.   Thanks for stopping in today!!
Karen