Friday, February 26, 2010

Cracked my Pad!!!

Hi! Well, I didn't think it was possible, but I broke one of my cutting pads for my Big Shot, when I was creating this card. I was trying to get a deeper impression from my Textured Plate, so I was trying a different "sandwich" through my Big Shot. I guess I had too many layers, and BAM, it cracked!! My cutting pads were pretty worn though, so that might have had something to do with it too. Have this happened to anyone else? LOL!

Supplies:
Stamps: Bitty Birthday, On Your Birthday
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Markers: Real Red, So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Basic Black
Paper: So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Background I Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Eyelet Border Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a great weekend! TGIF!!

Karen

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2 cards for you today!

Hi! I have 2 cards to show to you today! I really like the first one. The second one is "so-so", but it's prettier in real life! I couldn't edit the photo to make it look good. I'm still learning.

I saw a cute card in a Cards magazine that I picked up from our local craft store. I loved the layout and thought I would play around and see what I could come up with. Doesn't that DSP make you dizzy??? LOL! But I love the modern feel of this card. Love the colors...Kraft, Rose Red, and Soft Suede! My February Stampin' Buddy will be receiving this first card in the mail soon!!! ;)
Supplies:
Stamps: Circle Circus, All Holidays
Ink: Rose Red, Soft Suede
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: 1/2", 3/4", 1-1/4", & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive

Supplies:
Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Rose Red
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Hope you are having a great week!

Karen

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Flower Fancy Birthday Wishes

Hi! Just fooling around in my stamp studio, and this is what I came up with. I saw a card in a Cards magazine, and used the layout for a starting point. It didn't turn out anything like the card in the magazine, but it did inspire me!! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Flower Fancy, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Always Artichoke, Markers: Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss
Paper: Kraft, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired)
Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig



Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Set of Note Cards...FTL#79

Hi! I created a set of Thank You cards to share with you today. I used the Fall-to-Layout #79 on the Clean & Simple Blog as my layout for each card. I think they turned out cute!!! And you know what is the best part about this set of cards??? I used 2 entire stamp sets, and you can get them for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! I used A Flower for All Seasons (a must-have!!) and Thank You Kindly. These sets are part of the Sale-A-Bration rewards that are listed on the inside back cover of your Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog.

Here are they are individually...

Supplies (above):
Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Brown, Really Rust
Paper: Kraft, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Autumn Vine DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Supplies (above):
Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pawsitively Prints DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

Supplies (above):
Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Certainly Celery
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Parisian Summer DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Dimensionals


Supplies (above):
Stamps: A Flower for all Seasons, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Real Red
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circles #2 Die, Big Shot, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
Aren't they just simply cute????
I used the Scallop Circles #2 Die with my Big Shot to layer behind the main image. The Scallop Circle Punch does not work well behind a 1-3/4" Circle.
I hope you enjoyed my little note cards!!! I'm not sure why I waited so long to order A Flower for all Seasons!! It's been on my list, so I'm glad I waited to get it for FREE!!!!!! WooHoo!!! Get yours FREE with your $50 order during Sale-A-Bration!! Contact me today!
Enjoy your day!!
Karen

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Very simple "Go-To" card

Hi! I think this will be my last card using my "Go-To" layout for a while...maybe!!! :) This is a simple one! It's cute in person. I put Stickles on each flower, which you can't see in the picture. You'll have to trust me!!! Cute card for a special young lady!! Supplies:
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP (retired :( )
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a great day!
Karen

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stampin' Up! - Mini Products Still Available for Purchase

Hi! I wanted to stop by and let you know that several products from the Holiday Mini Catalog are currently available for order and will be carried over into the next Idea Book & Catalog. Here is the list:

116794 - Ornament punch - $15.95
116806 - Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint - $5.95
116854 - Frost White Shimmer Paint - $5.95
116807 - Platinum Shimmer Paint - $5.95
116829 - D├ęcor Elements Blocks - $9.95
116824 - Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty - $7.95
116821 - Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers - $29.95
116819 - Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die - $42.95
116820 - Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die - $11.95
116823 - Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die - $5.50
116822 - Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die - $42.95
118140 - Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die - $5.50
118108 - My Digital Studio - $79.95
116519 - Charming stamp set - $19.95

Let me know if you have any questions.

Karen

Happy Moments "Go-To" card

Hi! Another "Go-To" Layout card for you! Let me tell you how I inked up the bird cage image...it's really doable! I first inked up the stamp with Soft Suede. I then took a blender pen, and "cleaned" off the bird. Then I used a More Mustard Marker to ink up the bird. Seems a little tedious, but really it's not!!!
Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Moments, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Soft Suede, So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker, Dimensionals

Are you tired of this layout? I only have one more to show you for now! :) Stay tuned!

Have a great day!
Karen

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Stamp Club Swap Card

Hi! At my Friday night stamp club each month, we swap cards and this is the card that I came up with to swap. I got some very good cards in return!! The inspiration from this card came from a fellow demonstrator when I saw her card on Stampin' Connection (for SU! demonstrators only). Her name is Earleen and many of her cards that she posted caught my eye! I like her style!!
Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB)
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: 1-1/4" & 1" Circle Punches, White Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers, 2-
Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

Stay tuned! Another one of my "Go-To" Layouts coming soon!!

Karen

Monday, February 15, 2010

My "Go-To" Layout

Hi! If you follow along in blog land, you sometimes hear stampers going to their "Go-To" Layout. Well, if I had to name my "Go-To" Layout, the following card would definitely display mine. I love this layout! I think I first saw this layout on Kristina Werner's blog. The dimensions work out so well when cutting cardstock. So when I saw this card on Dawn's blog, I absolutely loved her card and I knew I had to create one similar. I love how she used an embossing folder to add texture to her base cardstock. Love it! Love it!! Love it!!!
Supplies:
Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Georgia Peach DSP (retired)
Accessories: Butterfly Embosslits, Elegant Bouquet Emboss Folder, Big Shot, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

I have more cards using this same layout to share with you this week. So now it's your turn. Create something using this same layout. It's fun. Let me give you a few dimensions that work out so well when you are cutting 8-1/2 x 11 and 12x12 cardstock.

For this card:
So Saffron: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Old Olive: 4-1/4 x 3
Whisper White: 4 x 2-3/4
DSP: 4 x 1-1/4 (when cutting for a class, this "4" dimension works great when cutting a 12x12 sheet of DSP)

Have fun with this layout!

Karen

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hi! Happy Valentine's Day to you!!! Hope it's a good one today!! I went to breakfast this morning with my 2 special guys...my husband and son. Then we delivered Valentine's cookies to some very special people. When we got home, my body was telling me to take a nap. But then my conscience was saying, "Clean the house! It's a wreck!!!". So I opted to clean the house. I can always sleep tonight, right??? :)

I wanted to share my card that I gave to my husband this morning. I kept my Valentine's card very simple, without adding too much "stuff". I like how it turned out...and it only took me minutes to put it together!!! Gotta love that!!!
Supplies:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Small Heart Punch (isn't it cute?!), Dimensionals

Next up is a cute little box that we created at Stamp Club this past Friday. The Big Shot makes this project a breeze!!! Love it!

Supplies:
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Sending Love DSP
Accessories: Box #2 Die, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits, Big Shot, Full Heart Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Bold Brights Brads, Real Red Satin Ribbon (Yum!), Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Thanks for stopping by!! I have more to share this week, so be sure to stop by again!!

Karen

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Saturday to you!!! Hope it's a good one!! I wanted to pop in and share this adorable little guy with you. I found him on Dawn's blog and wanted to make one. Isn't he cute???
Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!!!

Karen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Inspired by Julie!

Hi! Here is a card that I created based on Julie's card shown here. I love how she used tissue paper as part of the flower. But I didn't have any tissue paper handy, so I came up with my version. I still may have to find the tissue paper though and make me a flower!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Lavender Lace
Paper: Kraft, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Top Note Die, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Lavender Lace Marker, Dimensionals

Hope your week is going well!!

Karen

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hi! I saw this adorable card and I knew I had to create a similar card. Becky is a very talented stamper. I love how she used the Ornament Punch to make a vase! Clever!!! And we thought ornaments were just for Christmas!!! Ha!

I used the Happy Moments Sale-A-Bration stamp set. It's your FREE with a $50 order. So cute!!! Sale-a-Bration goes through the end of March!

Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB)
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Kraft, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Polka Dots Emboss Folder, Big Shot, Ornament Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Markers - Barely Banana, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Enjoy your day!
Karen

Monday, February 1, 2010

Clean & Simple FTL #76

Hi! I played along with the Clean & Simple Blog Challenge Fall-to-Layout #76. I turned my cardstock though, and this is my take on it. I used some old retired paper, Pool Party. Try and create your own card using this layout. So many possibilities!!! Have fun with it!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Best Yet (retired)
Ink: Brocade Blue
Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Pool Party Paper
Accessories: 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" Square Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, Thread, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Have a great day!!

Karen