Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pretty flower card for March

Hi!!  Here are a couple of cards that I created for my Friday Night Stamp Club and my Tuesday morning stampin' class this month.  I love how they turned out!!  I first saw that card on Pinterest.  Mary Brown created her card, which inspired me to create these cards.  You can check Mary's card out HERE!

Aren't they just lovely?  I think they turned out so pretty!!!

The flower from Mixed Bunch was embossed with on Vellum Cardstock with White Embossing Powder.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hope you are having a great week!!  Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Shoebox swap card for Memories on Marshall

Hi!!  Good Friday Morning to you!!!  Today starts the beginning of Spring Break!!  Yay!!!  Not doing too much next week.  RJ is going to a Spring Break Camp.  He is so looking forward to it!!  When he found out that the camp has an XBox and Wii, he was so excited!!  We don't have any kind of gaming system at home, so this is so exciting for him!!  They also have a Bounce House and all different sports activities.  He is going to love it!!

Last month, some of my friends and I went on a weekend getaway to do some crafting!!  We went to a place called Memories on Marshall.  This was our second time there for most of us!!  And we will be back again!!!  The owners are so gracious and they make your stay with them the best!!!  The food is unbelievable!!  Sheryl prepares 5 full well-balanced meals for her guests!  Fresh fruit at every meal!!  I took pictures of all my meals!!  I think some of us go just to be taken care of all weekend!  It's a great feeling!!  Memories on Marshall accommodates 8 crafters.  You can bring anything you want to work on...scrapbooking, stamping, jewelry making, quilting, afghans, or whatever craft you are working on!  Our individual craft stations are set up on the lower level in one room and the bedrooms are on the second level.  It is the perfect little haven for a nice getaway with your friends!  Check it out if you are in or around the St. Louis area.

Each time our group goes to Memories on Marshall, we like to do a shoebox card swap. I haven't taken pictures of the other cards yet, but here is my card that I brought for my friends to make.  I was inspired by Pinterest!  The card on Pinterest really caught my eye, so I changed it up a bit with the supplies I had on hand.  I used some retired DSP (because I have a bunch!).

You can check out the idea for this card HERE.

The flame is actually the wing punched out with the Bird Punch from Stampin' Up!  And the sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set).  I added a little rhinestone on the exclamation point and some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the flames!!

Cute card!

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

some swaps!!

Hi!!  Happy Monday to you!!!  It's going to be a great week here in St. Louis!!  Looking forward to temperatures in the high 70's!!  Can you believe it?  I think Mother Nature has been a bit mixed up lately!!

Here are a couple of swaps that I received at a local Demonstrator event earlier this month.  This first one is from my dear friend and sideline, Rita.  I just love her cards!!!  I am so grateful to Stampin' Up for bringing Rita into my life!!  She is so much fun!!

And this next card is from my Upline, Lynn!!  Lynn moved out of state last year, and it was so nice to see her at this event!!

A little inspiration for you to start off your week!!  Hope it's a good one!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Swap card - Just Believe

Hi!  Here is another card that is very similar to the card shown in my previous post.  I created this card to swap at a local Demonstrator event that I attended last weekend!

Colors are Marina Mist, Always Artichoke and Whisper White.  The DSP is Paisley Petals from the current catalog.  Punched flowers are punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  Sentiment is from On Your Birthday and it is punched out with the Modern Label Punch.

Pretty, huh??

Take care and have a nice Sunday!!  Did you turn your clock up??


Monday, March 5, 2012

Inspired by Pinterest!

Hi!!  Hope you all had a great weekend!!  I sure did, especially since there was stamping involved!!!  My downline, Sally, hosted a stampin' event on Saturday.  It was so much fun to see everyone!!  We have made many friendships through Stampin' Up! and I am grateful for all of them!!  I'll have more about the meeting later, but let's get to a card that was inspired from Pinterest!!  Ok, this is the most addicting website!!  It is truly wonderful!  I wish I was the person to come up with the Pinterest concept!  Who thinks of these things??

Also, this is a card that my Tuesday morning stampers created in February.

The actual card that inspired me to create this card was created by Maile Belles.  You can see her card HERE!  I changed my card to be Stampin' Up! style!!

Colors are Baja Breeze, Whisper White, and Pear Pizzazz.  DSP is Twitterpated from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Stamp sets are Just Believe and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The little punched flowers are punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  And the pretty little butterfly is from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.

I have another version of this card that I will share with you in a day or two.

If you are in or nearby the St. Louis. MO area and would like to know more about Stampin' Up or any of  my upcoming classes, please don't hesitate to contact me at stampwithkaren@aol.com.

Take care and have a great week!