Sunday, February 19, 2017

Flower Card, and New Stamping Tool


Happy Sunday!

Happy day for people in Ohio. 

We broke record temps yesterday. High

was 69. WOW! It was so nice to go outside

without a coat. 

Got outside and walked around the lake and just soaked in the sun. 

Also went to Micheal's and bought something cool. 

Today's card was mad with different stamps from Stampin'Up! 


Here is an inside view of the card. I used a Tim Holtz thinlit to make the layer. 


And now for the cool thing I bought. Which I also used to make today's card. 

Stamp Perfect by Hampton Art. 

It was 24.99, but I used a 40% off coupon. 

I've been waiting for another company to come out with this since

MISTI came out. I really wanted that tool, but didn't want to pay the 100 dollar

price tag. This one from Hampton Art works great! Going to 

have such fun using this tool. 

So more warm weather for us today....really today I'm going to 

get out and clean out the front flower bed....I'm not going to be in my

stamping studio all day.....no really.....

Stamping trails
Karen

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mama's Day Stamp Set


This sweet card was made using Mama's Day stamp set. 

Really getting into this scaled down sets by JN. They

were designed to be used in planners, but 

I love using them on cards. 

So we had snow this week. Now its melted, and

the weatherman delivered happy news that this weekend

and this coming week will be in the 50's plus range. How

cool is that. I'm thinking about getting out today or

tomorrow, and cleaning up the front flower bed. Take

that February! 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, February 17, 2017

St. Paddy's Day JN Tag from Kathleen


I received a really cool package from from crafty

friend Kathleen yesterday. 

We swapped JN St. Paddy's day tags. 

Love the girl in the ruffled dress. She added some lace to the bottom

of the dress. 

Check out the cute little dog wearing the green! 


She also send a whole bunch of "green" goodies. 


The card is just darling!


Rosettes! 


Decorated filed folder filled with die cuts. 


Lovely charms. 


Flowers, buttons, and ribbon.


Tags to color! 


She also colored this card. Sweet!

Thanks so much Kathleen. You spoil me, and I love it! 

Stamping trrails
Karen
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tommy the Paper Boy


Meet Tommy.

Tommy is a paper boy but has a strong desire to become

a reporter. 

He has to learn how to type so he can turn in his reports. 

His family doesn't have a typewriter, but while at the 

news office he finds an old typewriter in the backroom. 


Each day he gets up early so he tap, tap, tap on the type writer 

before going on his paper route. 

Well I hope you enjoyed this little story. I had fun making

this cute boy tag. 


This is a tag I got from Ronnie. We are on Swap It FB page, and

were partners for the Valentine tag swap. She told

me that this is the first JN doll that she made. Really cute for

someone who just got started. 


She also made this really cute card. 

We got a little bit of snow yesterday, but it wasn't much. 

This weekend we will be in the 50's. So happy about that! 

Ready for winter to be over! 

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Karen
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Toby had a problem with his Model Plane


Meet Toby. 

This is the first little boy tag I made, and

was trying to tell a story with it. 

You see Toby got a model plane set for 

his birthday. 

He was having a little trouble putting it together. 

Toby was suppose to follow the instruction sheet

carefully, but he didn't and ended up making a pinwheel. 


He put the pinwheel on the back wheel of 

his bike, and tried to hide the propeller behind his back. 

Ah boys, (and men) never follow the directions. 

I think he turned out really cute. 

I added a stand to the back of the tag, so

he can be displayed. 

Stamping trials
Karen
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Prima Doll Anniversary Tag


This is a tag that I made

for my crafting buddy Kathleen. 

She and her hubby are celebrating their wedding anniversary today on 

Valentine's Day (how romantic is that to be married on Feb 14th? ) 


Hope she loves it! 

Her favorite color is pink, so I made sure to use plenty of that. 

Flowers I bought at Pat Catan's. Girl was stamped on 

watercolor paper and colored with gel pen. 

The boy was stamped on white cardstock colored in with primsa

pencils, and clothes are designer paper. 

Hope everyone has a very romantic, and happy Valentine's Day.


Stamping trials
Karen 


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Mailable Monday #182


I'm still laughing at the greeting on this card.

"Friends are like fat thighs

they stick together" 

LOL 

Truer words have never been said. 

Don't know if the photo picks it up but for the boot

tops I used pink mulberry paper. I found a whole stack

of the stuff in one of the cardstock drawers. Lots of different

colors. If anyone needs a sheet of it let me know. 

It rained and rained, and rained some more yesterday. 

Only thing I got done was the grocery shopping. I did

make a pretty large dinner, but only because I haven't had 

to cook for the past few days. I picked up some strawberries 

and chocolate. Going to make chocolate covered strawberries for 

hubby for Valentine's day. 

Stamping trials
Karen
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