Thursday, February 22, 2018

Using Long Rectangle Stamps

Hello Dreamers!
Today's post shows how I used a long rectangle shaped stamp--which can sometimes be a challenge. 



 I made several versions using the same layout and changing the color combos. 
A circular sentiment stamp (Stampin' Up) and die cut circles were added.



A piece of chevron ribbon was also added to this card.  Nice card appropriate for anyone's birthday. 

So glad you stopped by!!  See you next time with a sympathy card.
Karen

Monday, February 19, 2018

Die Cut Bird Cards

Hello Everyone!
Today's post features cards made with some of the fun die cuts and punches we all have in our stashes.  Why not make them the focal point??  Why not indeed.  That is what I did on the following cards.  The bird die cut and bird punch are from Stampin' Up.


There is that patterned card stock again.  I really like the bold impact it makes.
I added some scalloped circles to this bird.



The diamond background was stamped and I added a long strip of washi tape here.


The sentiment was stamped directly onto the decorative paper with a dark ink.



Thanks for stopping by!   Leave a comment letting me know what lovely projects you have been working on!!  Have a great day!
Karen

Friday, February 16, 2018

Masculine Birthday and Thank You Cards

Hello Everyone,
Hope all is well with you.  We finally had a bit of a warm up here in Michigan, USA.  Good thing too as my drive way was full of icy snow deposited by a snow plow.  I was hacking away at it for days and now it is finally all gone. 

Today I wanted to share a few of the cards I have been making lately.  I have been concentrating on making all occasion cards.  I have a nice collection of over 200 cards now.  Whenever anyone says, "Oh, I need some cards" I can just pull them out of my stash.  Works great for me too when I need a card.  I have also been trying to keep in mind that most of the cards will be mailed.  This requires a bit of restraint in the embellishment department.  LOL 

So, here are a few masculine card ideas.


Patterned Card Stock was used on these three cards.





Wolf was stamped on velum and colored on back.




Same paper was used on this card, but a Thanks sentiment was used instead.  Don't be afraid to used all that beautiful decorative paper you have!  Let is shine!  It is certainly worthy of being the focal point as you see here.


So glad you stopped by today.  What have you been up too??  I have also been sewing.  I made a hat and scarf with polar fleece yesterday.  Turned out great and I will probably make another set.  Yardage required is small and works great for my left over pieces of fabric.  Well, see you next time.  Have a super day!

Karen

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello Everyone!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

To celebrate, I am sharing more of the cards I made for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive (hosted by Winter Sims)
The cards are sent to hospitalized children and delivered to them on Valentine's Day. 






















The cards go to children of all ages.  So, that can be a bit of challenge.  I just try to make something I think any child would like.

 I have been making lots of cards lately. I have to get the photos ready and then I can post them.  I have been doing mostly all occasion cards.  I decided to use more of my papers.  You know how it is, you have all these beautiful papers and sometimes you don't want to use them.  LOL  I know, it is silly.  Don't know what I was waiting for....  So, I pulled out all my favorite papers and started cutting.  Actually was really fun.  And, the cards look really pretty.  And, that is what I have been up to.  Also been sewing a lot. 

See you again soon. 
Karen



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It's Valentines Time

Hello Friends!! 
Time  to share all the Valentine's Day cards I made for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive.   A Special thank you to Winter Sims for hosting the drive.  The cards go to hospitalized children.  So nice to send a little sunshine to others.

Here are a few of the cards.  I sent in 35 cards.















I really put the decorative paper to work.  I just love all the patterns and bright colors. 
I will have more for tomorrow.  See you then!!
Karen

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dress Forms on Cute Cards

Hello Everyone!
Checking in today with two cards made using dress form images.  Both are digis that I colored with markers.  I used a patterned CS one each card.  Kind of a nice look with all that pattern.







I added a second patterned paper here.  I chose one that had a very similar color so that it would not be  crazy busy.  Looks nice and soft, I think.  Also added a paper doily.

Thanks for stopping in.  I will have Valentine's Day cards next time.  I made Valentine's for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive.

See you next time!! 
Karen

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Welcome to the New Year!

Hello Everyone,
Happy New Year!  Welcome 2018!  I hope your Holidays were enjoyable.  Mine were very enjoyable.  Not quite so hectic this year, which I liked. 

I wanted to add a mention of the "Cards From the Heart" Card Drive.  This is a card drive that collects and then distributes Valentine's Day Cards to hospitalized children.  I have been participating in the drive for six years, and this year will make seven.  The drive is arranged by Winter Sims and all the guidelines can be found on her blog, Winter Wonderland.





Hope you will consider participating this year. 

Well, I thought I would also share a card today.  Let's Celebrate the New Year in Style!!


Fun card that could be used as a birthday or any occasion which one "celebrates".  I stamped a background swirl stamp in a pale blue.  The rabbit is a My Favorite Things image (an old one retired now, but so cute).  I colored the image with Copic markers. 

Hope you have a lovely day.  See you soon.  I will have cards using dress form images in the next post.
Karen