Sunday, September 28, 2014

Country Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!  This week's challenge is Anything Goes.  Join us!   Here's what I did this week!


My card uses some Aspen Frost by Basic Grey and a stamp from Unity Stamp Company (Country Christmas Snowman).  I colored this adorable image with my Tim Holtz distress markers and added a 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon bow.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Oooo, Spooky

I'm sharing a SUPER spooky project over at the Cut at Home blog today!  Hahahaha, ok maybe not so spooky....but still fun.  

I created a gift card holder using Graphic 45 {An Eerie Tale} paper and Lawn Fawn {Happy Haunting} stamp set along with the new Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 39 dies.

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The image is colored with Tim Holtz distress watercolor markers, and the edges are inked withdistress ink in Black Soot and Weathered Wood.  The final touch was some of the new 3 Girl JAM Diagonal Striped Ribbon.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's All Good

Six days ago, I turned 50, and today, I'm celebrating that achievement on the 3 Girl JAM blog!  I'm so excited to enter the decade when I will retire from work!  When I turned 30 and 40, I felt like it was the "end" of something (i.e. my 20s and 30s), but now, I'm looking forward to the beginning of my post-work life.  I have SO much fun ahead - It's All Good....hence, the inspiration for my card!



The paper for this card is from my scrap-pile, and the Stamp is Unity Stamp Company {Boots, Class and Sass}.  The sentiment was a grab-bag stamp from Unity.  That gorgeous ribbon is from the 3 Girl JAM Coffee bundle and the lace is from the 3 Girl JAM distressed lace bundle.  You can pick these up for an very sweet 10% discount using code KN10.  Like a little present for YOU!

And if you haven't joined our 3 Girl JAM challenge this month (birthday w/ ribbon), be sure to check it out for a chance to win some yummy 3 Girl JAM goodness!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Candy Canes

Almost exactly three months until Christmas!  Eeek!  Join us in making cards at Christmas Card Challenges with our (optional) challenge to a hot cocoa and candy cane inspiration.  Here's what I did with a Unity stamp, Timeless Twine and fun papers from Basic Grey (Aspen Frost)!



Hope you'll link up with us :)

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Miss you

Oh yeah, today is my birthday!  Gonna have a good time.  :)  And it's my 50th birthday!  How fun is that?!  This is the decade in which I will retire from work and have WAY more time to CRAFT!

The ONLY downer today is that my youngest son is SO far away - somewhere in the middle of Oklahoma (in the US Army).  So proud of him, but I miss him.  Today's card is dedicated to him.

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Recipe for this card includes the Cottage Cutz Stylized OwlTim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower paperTim Holtz Distress Markers, Circle Dies, Unity Stamp Company sentiment, and a Bella Creationz doily.

This card is part of a Design Team post for Cut at Home.  Check out their blog for more fun cards and a video that I did.   Be sure to sign up for their VIP email list while you are there.  They send coupons (like 40% off Spellbinders dies!).  

It's Friday, so I'm also linking up to Unity's Friends with Flair!  Have a super lovely weekend.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Reds and Greys

It's a color challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges with a  gorgeous palette of reds and greys.   I decided to use some of my Echo Park This and That holiday paper with Timeless Twine and this funny and cute stamp from Unity Stamp Company (Pain and Pride).  I added some liquid pearl covered UmWow Studio star confetti...



Hope you can join us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tim Holtz Debossing Folders

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!  If you are looking for my guest post on the Unity Thursday hop, scroll down one post :)

I have a BUNCH of cards on the Cut at Home blog today using the Tim Holtz ShadowPress debossing folders, sentiments kit.  

First up, a thank you card.

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I'm linking up this card at Mountains Plains Crafters - leaves theme.

Then a birthday card.

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The third card could be multipurpose...maybe birthday.... :)

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The third card is also multi-purpose.

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The final card uses Unity Stamps – Autumn Grunge, so I'm submitting this for Friday Friends with Flair!  I'm also linking up this card at Mountains Plains Crafters - leaves theme.  

Thanks for hanging with me during this long blog post!  I just had SO much fun with these folders that I just couldn’t stop!  Stop by the Cut at Home blog for the full recipes on these cards and a video on how I made the first card... :)  Have a lovely weekend!

Craftily yours,

Karen