Friday, January 8, 2021

An Angel

 Dear Friends,

My dear, dear Mother passed away on Wednesday, January 6 in the afternoon. She had a severe bleeding stroke 6 days before. She never regained consciousness. She had just celebrated her 81st birthday. We are just heartbroken and will miss her more than words can say.

We are able to have a viewing and service on Monday, January 11.
Viewing 4:00 to 7:00. Service at 7:00
Wm Sullivan and Sons Funeral Directors
8459 Hall Rd
Utica, Mi 48317
585 731 2411



Karen

Pinwheel Delight

 Hello Everyone,

Today, I am varying the project type.  I have been doing a bit of quilting and wanted to share this Pinwheel quilt I made for a new baby. The size is 40" x 48".



I used 100% cotton fabrics.  The pinwheels were pieced and than machine appliqued to the white background.  




I hand quilted the quilt and used a bias binding.  I forgot how much I enjoyed making quilts.  This also gives me the chance to clear out my fabric stash.  LOL








Hope you have enjoyed checking out this quilting project.  I think I will post my quilting activity once a month.  See you next time with more card making projects.

Karen

Friday, January 1, 2021

Straight Up Masculine Birthday card

 Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had joyful Holidays!  Happy New Year!
Back today with a card I made for my nephew. I used stamps from Stampin Up and some masculine colored papers.  The fiber trim is a piece of selvedge I tore from a scrap of fabric.  Makes a nice embellishment and doesn't fray.  



I colored the whiskey and sentiment with watercolor markers. I had to do a bit of blending with 3 colors to the get right shade for the whiskey. 





The inside.

So glad you stopped by today.  And, I will be back next time with a quilt project.

Karen

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas to All

 Hello Friends, 

Back today with my last Christmas Card post and to wish you all a

Very Merry Christmas and Happier New Year.







Best Wishes and Kindest Regards,

Karen

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Winter Wishes Bear and Moose

 Hello Everyone,

Popping in to post a winter and/or coffee themed card using My Favorite Things stamps.

I have used this layout before here.  On this card I included the bear and Moose.  The images are colored with copic markers and fussy cut.  The background is cut with a Stampin Up die.  A light blue cs is used for the card base.



Just love these cute images.  Great for all my coffee lovin' friends.  And, also make great all occasion cards.

Another color variation:


Challenges:

My Favorite Things: Wed Sketch Challenge


Such a fun sketch!!  And perfect for this die.  Whoa hoo!!  




So glad you stopped by today!!  Love My Favorite Things!!

Karen


Monday, December 21, 2020

Sweet Christmas Wishes

 Hello Everyone!

Here are more of my Christmas cards.  You can see that I used this design for most of my cards.  I found this layout in a Stampin Up catalog and cased it.  The background paper differs from card to card.  I used papers from various 6 x 6 stacks I had in my stash.  Many of them were from My Mind's Eye.   
All cards were made with a white card stock base.




The Candy canes and bows were cut using Cup of Cheer Die set from Stampin Up.
The sentiment is from the Cup of Christmas Stampin' Up set and is stamped in Real Red ink (SU).
On this card the background paper completely covers the white card base. And the candy canes were die cut in opposite colors: red on top and white on bottom.



Another version:




I only took a couple photos of the inside of the cards I made.  The insides are all the same with the exception of the strip of decorative paper.  I matched the paper to the front of each card.  But, I used the same stamp on all the cards.  This stamp is from Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set - Stampin' Up. 



Sending you sweet Christmas wishes!  One more post before Christmas! 

See you again soon.

Karen

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Candy Cane Christmas

 Hello Everyone!

I made lots of cards using this design.  I found this layout in a Stampin Up catalog and cased it.  The background paper differs from card to card.  I used papers from various 6 x 6 stacks I had in my stash.  Many of them were from My Mind's Eye.  




The Candy canes and bows were cut using Cup of Cheer Die set from Stampin Up.
The sentiment is from the Cup of Christmas Stampin' Up set and is stamped in Real Red ink (SU)....which is the perfect red ink for Christmas projects. I used a corner punch on the bottom edges of the tag.



Another version:



I only took a couple photos of the inside of the cards I made.  The insides are all the same with the exception of the strip of decorative paper.  I matched the paper to the front of each card.  But, I used the same stamp on all the cards.  This stamp is from Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set - Stampin' Up. 




I will be back next time with a few more of my Christmas cards.  Hope your day is full of Holiday cheer.

Karen