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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Embossing Folders to the Rescue

Hello Everyone!
I have more pics today of the cards I made using dry embossed backgrounds.  I know you all have a big stack of  dry embossed pieces that have not been used ---just like me.   (I always like to try out new folders and end up with a big stack.)  I pulled out the stacks and layered, colored, added ribbon and ended up with some fun cards!  Distress inks were used to color the examples here.  Don't be afraid to try some unusual color combos.





Will be back soon with more dry embossed background samples!!  See you then.
Karen

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dragonfly Sympathy Card

Hello All,
Hot as heck here in Michigan, USA.  Taking a break from the outside to share this sympathy card I made for the death of a treasured family member.  The stamps are from Stampin' Up.  I used  gold and platinum pigment inks for the stamping.  I did not used embossing powder.  My ink pads were a little dry so the ink dried quickly.



I also made the envelope and decorated it.  This is the front of the envelope below.

Embellishment on the back of the envelope:





The dragonflies were die cut from a gold metallic paper and I used gold satin ribbon.






  Inside of card:

I will be back with more of the cards I made using dry embossing.  See you then!!
Karen

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Embossing Backgrounds

Hello All!
Just dropping in to share some fun cards I made with embossed backgrounds.  I used two different folders on the same piece of cardstock.  Stamped before embossing!












Stamps from Character Construction.  Sentiments from Stampin' Up.  Super cute cards to send for a happy hello.  See you next time.
Karen

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sew Special Graduation Card

Hello Everyone,
I have taken a nice break from blogging, but I am back today.  Spent most of my time working on gardening projects.  I also made lots of cards for my send/sell box.  I now have a nice supply of general cards on hand. I will take pics of them and share through out the next several months.
Today, I have a graduation card  made for a special young lady.  She is so talented and is on her way to college to study costume design.  Way to go, Emma!!!!


I used a color copy of a vintage sewing pattern cover for the background.  I added sewing themed stamps to the background.  The colors are Emma's school colors.


Sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  It was stamped in orange ink and layered with CS.


Well, I hope you summer is going well.  I am enjoying my garden and I keep thinking of new projects.....  I want to add a short stepping stone walkway to one of the beds.  So, I am trying to figure out where that will fit in.  Oh, it's all good.  Have a lovely day!!  And, I will see you soon with more card projects!!
Karen

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winter Crafts

Hello Everyone,
Back today with some craft projects I have made this winter.  It is know spring, but I thought I would share the projects with you anyways.  You can see what I have been up to lately.
I worked on an afghan, cross stitch ornaments (which were given as gifts), and a winter wreath with bird.  I have been making lots of wreaths lately.  I may photograph those too.  I will work on that and post those next week.


Afghan was crocheted with worsted weight yarn held double with a large hook.



Ornaments are counted cross stitch on Aida cloth (14 count)

Wreath was purchased from Jo Ann Fabrics.   I made the large ribbon bow and added the bird.


See you soon for more projects.  I have been doing lots of cross stitch this winter.  I am still making cards too.  Will get some pics soon.  Hope you are having a great day!!
Karen

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sweet Girly Card

Hello Everyone!
Had a little break and I am back to share  a cute card.



This is a cute Baby Bud digi colored with copics.  Soo sweet!


Getting some more photos ready.  Will be posting more in a few days.  See you soon.  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello Everyone,
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Here are the rest of the cards I made for the Cards From The Heart Card Drive.
















Hope you have a super day!!
Karen

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Cards

Hello Everyone!
Popping in to share some of the Valentine's Day cards I made for the Cards From The Heart Card Drive.  Winter Sims organized the drive to collect handmade cards for hospitalized children.  Thank you to Winter again this year for organizing this drive!!
Here is a photo of the whole stack of 54 cards I made.




I used papers I had in my stash that were so full of detail, they could stand on their own.  I added some embellishments and some sentiments.  I used markers to add a little color to the black/white paper





Will be back tomorrow with more of the cards.  Also thinking about having a craft day once in a while with other types of crafts.  So, see you tomorrow!!
Karen

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fortieth Anniversary Card

Hello Everyone!
Hope your new year is going well.  I am busy getting back to normal after the Holidays.  Finally packed up all the decorations the other day.  I finished an afghan for the bedroom.  And, made some cross stitch projects.  I am also working on Valentine's Day  cards for a card drive.  I will share photos of those later.
Today's post is a card I sort of cased from a Stampin' Up catalog.  I made the card for a custom order.


Stamps are all from Stampin' Up.  I also added a sheet of velum over the red striped decorative paper.




Challenges:
Brown Sugar: Anything goes
Creative Corner: Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack:Anything goes

That's all for now.  See you again soon.  I will have some photos of new projects.  Maybe the afghan too.  Have a lovely day!
Karen

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome Baby Card

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the new year!  I thought I would start off the new year with a Welcome Baby Card.  This was a card made for a card order. I used lots of pink, as the baby is a girl.



  • Stamps are from Stampin' Up and My Sentiments Exactly.



  •  Used pink CS and DP.  Added a pink doily heart



Nice change up from all the winter and Holiday cards.  I am already looking forward to Spring.  I know I have a long wait though.


Two fun challenges for my baby card:

Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper: anything with decorative paper-Jan
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes

See you next time for my crafty fun!!
Karen