Friday, September 30, 2011

Trick or Treat

So glad it's Friday and the work week is over
Yesterday I got a package of goodies
from the
Kraft Outlet
Just had to use one of the Stained Grungy tags
this is what I came up with
started with a a2 shaped card and Kraft outlet brown kraft card stock
next a layer of black card stock use Tim Holtz distresser on the edges
All the pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye Halloween Scary Sparkles
If you are out shopping and see this stack just buy it
you won't be sorry
I tore a piece to make a pocket for the tag and stitched it down
added a little spider web border
two black brads one in each in the top corners
and on the left a little bat
I added two circles used spellbinders circles
The pumpkin is from Stretch you Imagination cut a 1 3/4 inches
On the tag I use a stampin up stamp masked it to only stamp Trick on the front
and added an witch from an svg file
on the other side I added the Treat
I added some orange yarns I had to
the top of the tag
 here is the base of the card
Enter this in Make It Monday
with the Kraft Outlet.
Use this week's "Witches, Ghosts or Goblins"
at



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Autumn

kind of stuck on these square cards maybe because
I bought some square envelopes....
this card is a 5.5 inch square on PTI ripe avocado
5 inch square PTI dark chocolate used Tim Holtz distresser
on the edges
I took a 5 inch square and ran it through my fiskar crimper
then tore about 1/4 off all the way around
inked the edges
the leaf is from Stretch Your Imagination
Autumn is from Wild Card
A little raffia ribbon, some twine and a button
entered in
any Occasion use ribbon

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday 2U

Challenge today is to use a number on your card.
This weeks prize is:
6 satin flowers
10 sheets of vintage dictionary pages (fun to work with)
6 page sewn Muslin book
2 pieces of 18 in. Lace
and one free Digi of your choice

I started with the Mushroom from the Fairy collection
used my copic markers to color it in
and a spellbinder die to cut it out then
inked the edges
this card is 5.5 square found some premade enevelopes
at staples wthat will fit this size card of course it needs extra postage
the base is 5.5x5.5 buff ivory card stock from
dark chocolate from PTI
 put through the cuttlebug edge folder
buttons from PTI
some twine, glossy accents on the butterfly, and a little faux stitching
entered in
use buttons.

Hope everyone has a rewarding week,

Karen

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cute as a Button

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


The inspiration



A2 card Sweet Blush
mat Dark Chocolate
second mat from the Hodge Podge collection
Button Boutique stamp set
Edges inked with Chamomile
Raspberry Fizz
buttons from the
Spring Mix Collection, and Ocean Tides


Have a great evening everyone

Karen





Friday, September 23, 2011

Love You

Made this box and filled it with cards for my sister's birthday today
(hope she's too busy to look at my blog today)
Bottom measurements cut a piece of strong card stock
I use PTI kraft 7 1/2 by 8 3/4 score all sides at 1 1/2 inch
top 6 1/8 by 7 3/8 score all sides at  3/4 inches
You will need a strong adhesive to hold the box together
I used score tape
cut one score line on each side to the center of the box to form the sides
Sarah from 
did an awesome video on this check it out if you get stuck.
I filled the box with some cards 
was able to get 7 cards in the box.

Have a great day everyone.

Karen


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Boo

Challenge #109 is 
Caution - Ghost Crossing!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using Cricut cut, hand stamped, or digital stamped ghosts, and the colors black, white, purple and orange ONLY!
Used Simply Charmed 
Tim Holtz embossing folder for the tree
a little inking some faux stitching purple sticks for the ghost eyes
and a bit of twine to hold it all together.

Have a great day everyone 

Karen 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Halloween

This is my other choice for my friends at work
ran the crow body through d'vine swirls cuttlebug folder
added a Happy Halloween tag
made with spellbinders die
 a little twine from the
a button
some pearls for the eyes
and a spray of glittermist just because

Let me know this one or Elmhurst Hallow....




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Elmhurst Hallow

I usually make holiday cards for all my team co-workers
this is one of two I am thinking of making
will need 3 dozen or so
this one is fairly easy 
its from SVG Cuts
Elmhurst Hallow
like this one because it actually can stand up
which would be nice for everyone to put on their desk
will post my other option tomorrow
so everyone can help me decide


Have a great Tuesday

Karen





Monday, September 19, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's

The challenge today at
The challenge is to make something that makes you HAPPY !
Or you can use a "happy" theme 
Her little Morgan is turning 4 and she is celebrating with a BOGO offer!
There are some great new chipboard albums for sale
along with all the digital stamps
it's definitely worth the stop
today's card is for my sister's birthday
she makes me Happy!
I used Elizabeth Mae's angel girl
PTI card stock
pattern paper basicgrey
copic markers
spellbinders dies
Happy Happy Birthday stamp from
My Creative Time
and the little heart charm came from
Judy from
a great blog friend who makes me happy too!
entered in
One Stop Craft Challenge
this weeks challenge #149 the theme is....
GIRLIE
Hope everyone has a rewarding week.
Karen

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy Halloween

saw Mary on Cardz TV do a card like this
here is my version
 stamps by studio g.
Drippy goo border is an svg file from

Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow...
But so very lucky to
 have a good working for a great company.
Have a great night everyone

Karen

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Halloween Danger


The challenge for this week is
"Things That Go Bump in the Night!"
 Make a card for Halloween with the spookiest,
scariest image you can find
on any cartridge(s),
and using any colors you’d like.
I use Gypsy Wanderings
for the skeleton
& danger
Skeleton Scroll embossing folder
on PTI smokey shadow
inked with white chalk by studio g
some black twine from the
green stickles and some glitter mist

enjoy the rest of the weekend

Karen


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Black Bat Brand

Got this great 4.5 x 6.5 stack at Michaels
lots of glitter and great images
using just papers from this stack
a little ribbon a button and some card stock
just love the jack-o-lantern chandelier

entered in


Halloween

great moon outside tonight....

Karen


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

With Sympathy


A2 PTI Ocean tides
DCWV pattern paper
PTI fine line corners punched with
Martha Stewart punch
With Sympathy PTI Botanical-Silhouettes

I find Sympathy cards the hardest to make but the most appreciated when received.
I work with sisters who's mom passed away suddenly.

Karen



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Life is Beautiful

My mom and dad retired to Florida 25 years ago
the one think my mom says she still misses is autumn in upstate NY
nothing compares to the explosion of natures colors
this card is for you mom....
a2 card PTI dark chocolate
K& company
PTI ripe avocado run through cuttlebug stylized flowers
tree cut from Hoot 'n' Holler
tree papers from Basicgrey
Life is good stamp studio g on kraft card stock
spellbinders die
a little twine a few perfect pearls and some doodle dots for good measure
entered in
#25 Happy Harvest

looks like a harvest moon out there tonight...

Karen

Monday, September 12, 2011

Best Wishes


challenge today is a No pattern paper challenge
don't know why but this was a real challenge for me...
hop on over and see what you
CAN do with just card stock.

started with some Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado
then some dark chocolate next some Lemon tart that I ran
through the cuttlebug birds and swirls
I used some Jenni Bolin Malted Milk and sticky candy and inked the embossing
I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the sentiment
that is from Papertrey Ink Botanical-Silhouettes
some crinkle ribbon and a few dots of perfect pearls
and the Flower Cameo from Elizabeth Mae's Cameo Collection

Hope everyone has a rewarding week

Karen


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Trick or Treat

Can't believe I have had this stamp set from Stampin Up
for more years than I care to admit finally used it today

did this for

Challenge #108
We're "Going to the Pumpkin Patch"!
 Make a card, LO or craft project for Fall using Cricut cut,
 hand stamped, or digital stamped pumpkins, and any colors you’d like

Squares cut from George and Basic shapes
Drippy goo border is an svg file from




Thursday, September 8, 2011

happy birthday


Here is the sketch


A2 brown kraft card stock
from
first mat from PTI sweet blush
PTI French Lilac
happy birthday stamp from studio g
Pattern paper from Basicgrey

Have a good evening

Karen


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Halloween

just a little card I made for
use purple green orange and black
most important no cricut...

Karen

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Kraft Journal

wow got home from work to find
I was the winner of the spread the word for
I can't wait to get this
awesome Inspiration Play Pack and use this new items

I just love the brown kraft card stock from
in case you haven't noticed I use it a lot
they have great prices and the fastest shipping
really a wonderful place to shop online

Hope you have a wonderful evening

Karen


Monday, September 5, 2011

Elizabeth Mae's Challenge

This weeks challenge is to Bling it up
I printed the image right on my cardstock
then I cut an oval using George and covered the image
I used the Tim Holtz foam Blending tool
and some studio g chalk ink to ink the edges
then I colored the images with copic markers
and used stickles and some tiny rhinestones for the bling
tied the ribbon around the inner edge

Have a Happy Labor Day

Karen

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hoo's having a Birthday

so this is the card I made using Hoot 'n' Holler
used distress stripes on some PTI vintage cream card stock
ran my Color box dune ink over it to look like a tree trunk
PTI Dark Chocolate run through cuttlebug birds and swirls 
tree top is a spellbinders Scalloped Circle 
Some PTI rustic jute button twine and a button for good measure
all on PTI kraft card stock and terracotta tile mat 
pattern paper for owl and branch basicgrey
tree paper from my stash
for 
birthday sentiment
Fall colors 
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend


Karen




Friday, September 2, 2011

You're the best


Zoo times two
used Create a Critter and a bunch of papers from my scrap pile
did some stitching to resemble a cage
really trying to put a dent in it but think that will take a few years
Thanks everyone for all the nice comments and the card Haley
and I did yesterday she is now hooked on challenges and wants her
own blog told her we would work on that....

also added to

Patches of Pink Linky up Party
Hope everyone has a fabulous holiday weekend

Karen

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday

Made this card with my neice, Haley
for a few challenges
used create a critter
we pulled all the papers from my scrap bin
the first mat is DCWV black currant
the next layer is PTI
sewn together on my machine with some pink thread
inked all the edges and put her
on an action wobble
use a fiskar border punch
a few flowers from K&Company
for challenge at
Sew much fun
and
Border punches

video






is having a great giveaway
the deadline is September 5th
winner will be announced September 6th
if you don't feel like waiting
go to the