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

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