Sunday, October 22, 2017

Quilt Collage

Hello Everyone!
I have something a little different today!  I was going through my fabric stash and found some vintage quilt blocks a friend (Thanks Rebecca) had given me when cleaning out her mother's home.  I thought the blocks were little works of art and should be treated as such.  I have a few blank canvases in the closet as I have been using them for all kinds of craft/art projects lately.  I pulled out the canvases and went to work.  I used Fabric-Tac glue to attach the pieces to the canvas.  And, here are the two pieces that resulted.


 Some vintage linens were also added to the quilt blocks.







The art pieces can go on the wall or look great on an easel too.  They were so fun to make too.  What do you think??

So glad you stopped by!!
Karen

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wedding Thank You Card

Hello Everyone!
Stopping in to share the Thank you card that goes with the 50th wedding anniversary card.  I made the card for a friend celebrating her 50th and she decided that she wanted hand-made thank you cards to send to everyone who attended or helped plan the party.  I came up with this:



Card base is cream.  I dry embossed on a white background and used gold pigment  ink to highlight and distress the dry embossing.  Also added a few spritzes of glimmer mist.



Stamped flowers and sentiment with Crushed Curry ink (Stampin' Up)  which were punched out.  Added gold rick rack, yellow tulle, and gold twine.




Just perfect to say an extra special thank you!!  Hope you enjoyed!!! 
See you soon.
Karen

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Golden Wedding Celebration

Hello Everyone!
Hope you are having a great weekend.  Taking a minute to share this 50th Anniversary card.  I used an older stamp from Inkadinkado.  The ink is from Stampin' Up and is called Crushed Curry.


The embellishments are a bit formal as I wanted a formal look.  I used a gold ribbon and tulle.  Gold glitter glue was added to the heart.


The die cuts were distressed with a gold pigment ink.


I made this for a friend who is celebrating her 50th anniversary.  It is already in the mail!  See you next time!!
Karen

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Butterfly Birthday

Hello Everyone!
Sharing a pretty butterfly birthday card today.  This is a stamp I have had in my collection for quite a while.  It was made by Northwoods and is one of my fav butterflies.  I colored a bit with Copics and added a sage green doily.






Stamped, cut out, and layered a sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up.  Added a pretty scallop edged ribbon and lots of pearls.  I just love combining lavender with green.  It is a great combo and one you see in nature all the time.  Love it!!




Hope you enjoyed my butterfly card.  And, I hope you are having a great day. See you next time for some owl birthday cards.  OHHH.... sounds fun!!
Karen

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wedding Theme with Dry Embossing

Hello Everyone!
I wanted to share two cards today made with dry embossed backgrounds.  Both of the cards have a wedding theme.  The first could be for a wedding or anniversary.  The second is for an anniversary. I used Distress inks to add a touch of color.


Added a stamped and punched embellishment with  a bit of ribbon.



Die cut the word Happy and added a stamped sentiment.

Hope you enjoy all the dry embossed cards!!  Next series of cards will showcase 3-D embellishments.  I know you all have a big box full of those embellishments---just like me.  LOL  See you next time.   Have a lovely day!!
Karen

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Birthday Cards for Children- Oh So Cute

Hello Everyone,
Back today with two cute Birthday cards.  Both are for younger children.   The images are digis from Dearie Dolls (boy's) and Baby Bud (girl's).  Copics were used for coloring.  I decorated  the envelopes too.   Paper was added to the flap on the boy's card.  On the girl's card, a flower embellishment was added to the front of the envelope.







Jazzed up the envelope!


Thanks for popping in!  See you again soon for more of the embossed background cards.
Karen

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

More Fun Cards with Embossing Folders

Hello Dreamers!
Happy Wednesday!  Just popping in this morning before heading out for the day. Finally getting my hair cut this afternoon. You may remember that I moved in Oct of 2015.  So, still trying to find a hair stylist.  Harder than finding a doctor.  LOL  I have crazy curly hair that is difficult to cut and the local 15 minute hair chop shop is just not an option for me.  Wish me luck!! LOL  

Now, let's talk cards!   I am sharing more of the cards I made using a dry embossed background.  In most of the cards, the dry embossing is the focal point. I added some coloring and minimal embellishments.  I used Distress inks on the coloring.





A stack of embellishments were added to this card.



Super cute Birthday Card!!



Well, have to run!!  I hope you are having a lovely day!!  See you soon for more card making fun.
Karen