Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Stylish" Card Part Two

Hello Everyone,
Back today with the second post for my "Stylish" cards.  I used a "Celebrate in Style" sentiment on this card too.  But, this time stamped a lovely lady.   I used a blue/teal color scheme.









More fun birthday cards coming in the next post.  See you soon!!  Hope you day is stylish.
Karen

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Stylish" Cards

Hello Dreamers!
We are celebrating in Style today with some stylish birthday cards.  I used a "Celebrate in Style" sentiment on all the cards.  Embossing folders with distress inks made up the backgrounds.  I just love the dress form image and it is a fav in an embossing folder!  Really nice for a quick "stylish" card! 

The first card is made in a blue color scheme.





I used browns and reds on this card.  I used textured cs to emboss on.




Happy you visited today.  I have one more "Stylish" card coming up in a few days.  See you then!!
Karen

Monday, November 13, 2017

Owl-fully Cute Birthday Cards

Hello Everyone,
Back today with my Owl-fully cute birthday cards.  I have three to share today.  The first has a stamped background.  I stamp the large floral motif several times on the cardstock and then trimmed to size.  Owl in stamped on pink CS and die cut.





Inside:





This is a stamped owl that I fussy cut and layered on pretty papers.








Oh so glad you stopped by today!!  See you again soon.
Karen

Saturday, November 11, 2017

For the Birds-Cards with Birds

Hello Everyone,
Thought I would share some bird theme cards today.   The first has a red, white and blue color scheme and a cute chicken.






Inside:



I used dry embossed pieces for the backgrounds on the last two cards.






Well, I think I will continue the bird theme for next time with two Owl-fully cute birthday cards.  See you then!!
Karen

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

3-D Stickers on Cards Part Two

Hello Everyone!
Back today with a few more cards I made using my stash of those 3-D stickers.  I paired them with pretty papers using them as the focal point.







Added some fun fibers to complete the projects.  See you next time!!
Karen

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Using 3-D Stickers on Cards

Hello Dreamers!
Hope your weekend is going well.  Lots of rain in my little corner of the world.  I have a ton of bulbs to plant in my yard.  Hoping for a nice day tomorrow.  Stayed in doors today and did a bit of sewing.  I am making a tunic length blouse.  Maybe I will share that with you??  Interested in that?? 
Any way... I made several cards using all those 3-D stickers I have in my stash.  I know you have a bunch too...right??  I think they are a little hard to use.  You think when you are buying them that they are embellishments.  But, I find that I have to design a card around them.  So, here are a few I put together.

I also find that I don't trust that adhesive on the back.  I always add a good wet glue to the back. 








I will be back with a few more cards using my 3- D stickers later in the week.  See you soon.
Karen

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Vintage Baby Carriage in Pink

Hello Crafty Friends!
Have a vintage baby card today!  I made this for family members who are expecting a little girl.  I also sent a crocheted afghan and sweater.  Nice and snuggely for baby.



I also added lots of decoration to the envelop.  The card went inside a package, so did not have to worry about it going through the mail.



Image was stamped with black archival ink on white cardstock.  I added lots of pretty pink papers, lace, ribbon, and two sizes of rhinestones.





Inside:


So sweet!!  Hope you are having a lovely day!
Karen

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cowgirls - Vintage Style


Howdy,
Cowgirls on parade today!  I made several versions of these cowgirl cards.  I used two patterned cardstocks (which are sometimes hard to use).  I just went with the pattern on the cardstock and layered with other papers.  Really gives lots of movement without being crazy busy. 





I actually had a Howdy stamp--awesome!!




Super fun.  Will send to those who are cowgirls at heart.  Hope you are having a super day!!
Karen

Monday, October 30, 2017

Butterfly Today

Hi Everyone!
One more butterfly card today!!  The butterfly is die cut and covered in crackle paint (the large oval is also crackle painted).  Added some pretty papers, rick rack, pearls, and Happy Birthday. 




See you next time with  some fun cowgirl cards!!
Karen

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Butterfly Birthdays

Hello Everyone!
Back today with a few butterfly cards!  I have been making lots of cards --over  100!!   How crazy is that!!  I have a nice stash now for every occasion.  Except Christmas.  Will have to get started on that now.  Well, back to the topic at hand:  Butterfly cards.



This card has a batik technique background.



This card features a beautiful decorative paper with a stamped, die cut butterfly.


Here, I added a 3-dimensional sticker to a striped paper. 

Will be back in a few days with more butterflies.  Have a great day!!
Karen


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