Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ugly Sweater Tag


This is what I'm calling my "Ugly" Sweater Tag. 

I used Tim Holtz stencil on a manilla tag. 

Thanks to Kathleen I have suede boots for Valentina to wear. 

I added some vintage lace to the side and sandwiched it

in between another manilla tag so the raw edges wouldn't show. 


Now I'm really happy with the flower. 

I used the 5 petal punch to create the poinsettia. 

All the layers were misted with water just to get them damp.

Then I crumbled them up to give them some form. 

I added the brad to center of all the layers then fluffed the 

flower out. Once it was dry I misted it with Tattered 

Angels pearl mist. 

I may not be posting for a few days as I've been having

trouble with my laptop. I haven't been getting a good connection to the 

internet. Everyone else in the family is not having this problem just

me, so we are thinking its the laptop. Hopefully I can

either get it fixed, or get a new laptop. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Mail from Kathleen


I received some very happy mail yesterday from 

my new crafting buddy Kathleen Elmer! 

This was a swap done on Swappers Corner. 

Kathleen just spoiled me and I love every bit of it! 

Such an elegant tag. 


This gold gilded flower is just gorgeous!


She also sent lots of embellishments and other goodies. 


Love the rosette ornament! 


More goodies. 


Hand made envelopes to hold some "bling" 


Glitter tree ornaments, that I plan to use on Christmas theme tags. 

Thanks Bunches Kathleen!!! Looking forward to swapping again

in the New Year! 

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Karen 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Laugh till you Leak!


I was in a funny mood yesterday when I made this 

fun card. The Prima doll is Adara. I 

thought she would go perfectly with 

the greeting as it looks like she is trying to

"hold it in" 

Primsa pencils used for the coloring. 

I cut two skirts and glued the top one just around

the sides and top to the bottom dress. 

So it is December 1st. Only 24 more days till

Christmas! Can you believe that! Are you ready? 

I think I am. Just a few more things to put together

for out of town gifts, and a few cards to address. 


I was really put in the mood on Tuesday when I 

caught Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer on TV. 

Just love to hear Burl Ives sing. He made a perfect snowman! 

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Karen
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tree, Santa, and more


Tree went up on Saturday. One day later 

than I normally put it up. 

But its up and looks good.


Here is a nigh time view when lit. 


This is another Christmas tradition. Someone

my mom knew made this ceramic Santa for her back

in the early 70's. Mom always put it out on Thanksgiving.

When it got passed to me I continued to do that. 


Merry Christmas to Skip early.

He decided to buy a new large screen TV at Costco over

the long weekend. Him and John got it in the house

and set up. Which started a chain reaction of moving TVs
 
in the house. The one that use to be in the living room got moved
 
to Skip's "man" cave and mounted on the wall. 
 
The one that was in the cave got moved to our bedroom and got mounted
 
to the wall. What a weekend! 
 
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Karen 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Baseballs


So baseball season might be over, but

I can still enjoy making and eating these

buffalo chicken baseballs. 

Made with crescent rolls. 

The filling is a can of Tyson cooked chicken, 

3 oz cream cheese, chopped celery, chopped onion, 2 tablespoons

olive oil,

and some Franks Hot sauce. 


One can of crescent rolls will make 4 baseballs. 

Topped with a little sprinkle of bread crumbs and 

baked in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. 

I like to make these in the fall, and winter months. Warms

up the kitchen and they smell wonderful.

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Karen
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Mailable Monday #176


Happy Monday! 

Today's card is made with shades of blue. 

Base card is Tempting Turquoise, also the sponging. 
 
Snowflakes stamped with Marina Mist, and the 
 
greeting is stamped with Bermuda Bay. 
 
Stamp set Flurry of Wishes. 
 
 
Nope this isn't for Mailable Monday. 
 
This is an Ugly Sweater artist trading card. 
 
I joined an ugly sweater swap and this is what
 
I came up with. Cherry Cobbler layer was run through
 
SU Argyle folder. 
 
Trees were stamped on Wild Wasibi cardstock with Cherry Cobbler, 
 
and Always Artichoke ink. Punched with the matching tree punch. 
 
Of course I had to add some sparkle so I used icicle Stickles on the trees. 
 
And the entire card was sprayed with Tattered Angels. 

Didn't want to make it to ugly to like. Have to say I'm happy with it. 

So the tree is up and the house is decorated as much as it is going to be. 

Next thing to finish up presents that have to be mailed. 

Then finish up Sarah's wedding scrapbook. Have to have it finished

so I can give it to her for Christmas. Have to schedule a day for the kids

to come over to bake cookies. Have to write out Christmas cards. 

Tick, tick, tick! 

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Karen
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ornament, and More Swaps


Hubby got me this cute little sewing machine ornament

last week when we were at JoAnn's. 

It has a pink top and I think it will work

well on my Barbie tree. Which

I didn't put up again this year. 

We opted to put up the large tree. 

Reason....I still don't trust Cherokee with 

the Barbie tree. If she were to knock it down my

Hallmark Barbie ornaments would break and that

would make me very sad. So hopefully next year

I'll be able to put it up. 


I received this cute Christmas pocket letter
 
from my birthday  twin Cindy a few days ago. 

So festive! Thanks Cindy! 


I also received a Christmas theme grab bag from 

Caryn. She filled the stocking with the crafting goodies. 


Lots of little misc fun things to craft with. 
 
So today I'm going to finish putting up the 
 
decorations. Then I have some
 
more crafting to do, and sometime today
 
I'd like to go Pat Catan's and Michaels. 
 
At least I won't have to cook. I have a ton of 
 
turkey noodle soup, and other leftovers. 
 
I'll have time to do some things I need and want to do! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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