Friday, January 19, 2018

Making Valentines


Went to over to Betty's house yesterday afternoon, 

and made a few Valentines. Always enjoy spending time with 

her. I took photos of cards she has been working on, and I'll

post those tomorrow. To many for one post, and need to spread it out. 

These are the things I made during our stamping session. 


Used my Julie Nutting set "Love Day" to make this card. 

Betty had a paper pack called Moonstruck and I used

one of the pieces to stamp the images. I liked the soft gray

doily design on the paper. Girl was stamped on that then I colored

her hair, shoes, and headband. The dress I stamped and cut from another 

piece of paper. 


Inside view. 


For this one I used the heart embossing folder that came with my Gemini. 

I turned the cardstock over and use the debossed image. Misc greetings

are from different Stampin'Up! sets. 

The patterned paper heart was made using Spellbinders scallop hearts. 


Inside view. 


Now these little Valentines are cute! Betty got a good deal on the

Sixxiz thinlit at Hobby Lobby last week. She got it for 1.86. What a deal!


The heart and the inside are one piece, so the heart folds out. 

These remind me of the little Valentine cards that I passed out when 

I was a kid. 

Be back tomorrow to share some of Betty's designs. 

Stamping trails
Karen 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Journey in Collage



Went a bit collage on this card. 

Everything is stamped on a piece of designer paper. 

I picked up the paper last year while in TN to view the 

eclipse. Purchased at AC Moore, called Nostalgia. 

Stamps are by Tim Holtz called Little Things. 

Jet Black Archival Ink....on a side note I love this ink! 

Journey is a from a See-D's set.

I didn't do much of anything yesterday. My knee was bugging me. 

Think I'm not use to riding the recumbent bike and I may have

over did it. It is way to cold to walk outside now, so I'm trying to 

keep active on the bike.

Need to go to the post office today, and maybe visit the mall just to get some

walking in my day. While I'm there I think I'll stop by Starbucks for coffee....hey
 
it's cold out there! 
 
Stamping trails
Karen  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Daydreams, Horses, and Runaway


Well I was in the mood to color yesterday. 

The girl on the horse stamp is by Santoro titled The Runaway. 

Used Jet Black StazOn ink on white cardstock, and

did the coloring with Prisma pencils. 


So this reminds me of being young. Sleeping in late on Sunday

morning, curling up with a favorite stuffed animal, and day dreaming. 


I used the same paper pad as yesterday's card. It's called Sunday Morning, and

one of the Hot Buys at Michael's. I like the printed panel Sunday Snuggles. 

We got another 3 inches of snow yesterday. Went down to single digits last night. 

Trying to just stay warm, and keep busy. Today I have to catch up on the housework. 

The kitchen floor is calling my name......sweep me, mop me....can I just 

go back to being a kid and having those nice daydreams of running away on a horse? 

I think the bears have the right idea....just sleep winter away and 

wake up in the spring. 

Stamping trails
Karen

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mailable Mondayy #223


So this card was inspired by me making peanut butter

banana muffins yesterday morning. There were 

two very ripe bananas on the kitchen table crying out

for help. I know I heard them say "turn me into banana bread" 

I swear I did! 

Well I didn't turn them into bread, but muffins instead. I love

peanut butter and banana sandwiches.....(doesn't everyone?)

So the muffins seemed like a good way to go. I wish I could 

show you a photo of them, but those babies just flew into everyone's 

mouth and were gone!!!! So anyway back to the card.


Took a little cruise to Michael's yesterday afternoon as a little bird

told me the Hot Buy paper pads were on sale for 5 bucks. I gave these

three packs a good home. The top one is called Sunday Morning and 

that is what I used on the card. 


No stamps were inked in the making of this card. 

Base card is white. Embossed kraft layer was made with the Tim Holtz splat folder. 

The panel, and greeting "good morning" is from the paper pad. 

I did pop the panel over the kraft layer to give it a little lift. Just like the 

coffee and muffins gave me a little lift yesterday morning! 

Still cold here. We did get plenty of sunshine yesterday so that helped. 

More snow on the way today. Another 2 to3 inches on top of what we already have. 

Ready for Winter to be over!!!!! Off to a great start as January is half over already. YAY

Stamping trails
Karen

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow


So after that snow storm passed we had about

8 inches of snow. Hubby went out yesterday

afternoon and ran the snow thrower. I decided to

best spend my time crafting instead of going out

in the snow. Way to cold outside for me, but

it wasn't to cold in my craft room to make

this fun snowman! After he was completed

I mounted him on a covered coffee sleeve. 

He is stuffed now and package up ready to 

go be mailed on Tuesday. 


Photos of the snow covered cars yesterday morning. 


Shot out the kitchen sliding glass door. You can

see the snow drifts up against the back of the house. 


The wall going around the deck is almost covered. 


Our neighbor across from us running his machine. 

The snow has stopped, and now we have freezing cold. 

I think I'll be staying in today also! 

Stamping trails
Karen

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Beatles Puzzle, and the Snow is Back


My brother Tony gave me this 550 piece Beatles puzzle

for Christmas way back in 1990. I kept it safely stored away

as I knew one day I'd get around to having time to put it together. 


Another reason why I didn't want to tackle it.....there are many dark pieces. 

Just look at the box top. Me and hubby got the border put together, and

I have to be honest.....hubby is putting it together. I attempt to help here and 

there, but he has done most of the work. This was going to be our Winter months

project, but he says it is addictive, and he can't walk away from it. So I'm thinking it

most likely will be finished this weekend because......we got an ice/snow storm

yesterday. It went from 60 degrees in the morning to under freezing in the course of a few hours. 

It rained, then it turned to sleet, then it turned to snow. Skip will be plowing sometime this morning.

The good news it the storm is over now, but we are back to cold temps. Brrrrrr!!! 

And the puzzle will be glued together and framed after we.....correction....Skip is finished. 

Puzzling trails 
Karen

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Love Day Valentine Armoire


This is a Valentine tag that I completed yesterday

for a swap. Stamp set by Julie Nutting called "Love Day'

The armoire is from Julie's Tag Pad. I just

cut open the doors to add an inside part. 


Here you can see that the doors open to show the greeting, and dress

on a hanger. 


and here is a close up view of the doll. I stamped the dress

twice so it could be popped over the base one. I wanted 

to give it a 3-d effect. 

Pretty warm here yesterday. Climbed up into the low 50's. 

Me and hubby took a walk around the lake. Didn't think I'd

be able to do that during the 2nd week of January. Going

to go again today as we are still having a warm up. 

Oh course being in the northeast it won't last. Suppose

to get rain on Friday that will turn to snow. Could get up to a 

foot. JOY!!!!! 

Stamping trails
Karen