Saturday, November 22, 2014

Online Extravaganza!!

Hi All,
Exciting news to share, as in years past Stampin Up is running its annual Online Extravaganza!! The sale starts this Monday but you can preview sale items HERE and get your wish list ready!  Up to 50% off on many items plus door buster specials.
Sale runs from Monday, Nov. 24 - Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Please email me directly to get your order in asap!
Have a great day!
Karin

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday Mash Up on a Tuesday

Hi All,
I wanted to share a card I designed the other day based off of the Friday Mash Up's great sketch challenge:



This week's Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project using a "surprise element, something you wouldn't expect to see on a card/or an unexpected embellishment". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the Sketch and a unexpected Embellishment".

I decided to just stick with the sketch:
 
I used the Sweet Taffy Dp as I needed something cheery with the dreary weather! I also used the Bitty Banners stamp set and framelits for the sentiment. A vintage clear button and I was done! Love it! Thanks for stopping by!
Karin 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Back in Black Thank You

Hi All,
I was able to sneak in a card last night between working a half day and good old house work. I need to create a Thank You card for an up coming Stamp a Stack. I decided to break open my Back to Black Designer Paper package that I ordered and haven't had a chance to work with. I had a hard time choosing which piece to start with, as they are all so sharp. See for yourself:

I thought pairing the designs with Strawberry Slush really helped to "pop" the image. I decided to use my Happy Hour set and hand colored the glass with Strawberry Slush and Basic Black with a little added sparkle by making the straw silver. Some Basic Black Satin ribbon and I was done.
Very cheerful card!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karin

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Homemade Thanksgiving

Evening All,
I wanted to share a card I made to send out this week for Thanksgiving, which I can not believe is already upon us! I have been having a lot of fun with the Photopolymer Stamp set Homemade Holiday! Its super easy to use and the possibilities are endless! Here is my latest creation:
 
I kept the house simple and added the color with the leaves and pumpkin. I used some left over Spice Cake DP that I had saved. I added some Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon and I was done. Course, when my little one wakes up I was thinking I may emboss his handprint on some of my relatives cards and make a turkey out of his fingers! I think my sister will get a kick out of it!! Have a great night!
Karin   

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Freshly Made Thank You

Hi All,
I wanted to share a Thank You card that I made using the awesome sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.
And here is what I came up with:
 
I used a base Of Calypso Coral, Layers of Everyday Enchantment DP, Pool Party and Whisper White. I used my Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Pairs stamp set with a little Calypso Coral ribbon and a clear Vintage button. Love the cheerful colors! Thanks for stopping by!
Karin 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mojo Tuesday

Hi All,
I wanted to share another card that I made in preparation for a friends upcoming Stamp a Stack. I had gone on over to Mojo Monday and they had this great sketch:
I decided to rotate the sketch for my purposes. Here is what I came up with:

I used a base of Smokey Slate, layers of Whisper White and Basic Grey with a panel of Winter Frost DP. I used Homemade Holidays Photopolymer stamp set for my main image and the sentiment. Some White Organza ribbon and I was done! Love this set!! Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Veterans Day to All!! Thank You to those who have served!!
Karin

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Still plugging along!

Evening All,
Well I haven't gotten much done this weekend except playing with my little one and watching over my step son as he recovers but I did sneak a few craft items in between the naps and handing out meds! I was surfing a little on line while my son napped (love holding him when he does nap as it never lasts long) and came across some "ripped" cards and thought that I should revisit that technique. Here is what I came up with:

 
 
I used a base of Very Vanilla, some Early Espresso and some Newsprint DP. My stamp is from lovely as a tree and of course I added some sponging and a little Victorian Lace. Love the warmth of the card! Hope you do to!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karin