Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bow WOW (Thanks for the Walk!)

Hi Everyone!  I'm posting up at Dare 2B Artzy today with a fun card that's perfect for me to give to the fabulous people who watch our dog when we have to kennel him - like when we go see fireworks.  Poor pup is terrified of fireworks!


I used Dare 2B Artzy Puppy Talk and Pet Lover Stamp Sets as well as their gorgeous Artzy Doodles paper.    To color him, I used the following Copic colors:
Dog:  E31, E33, E35, E4
Collar:  B95, B97, RV66, RV69

To add some texture to his fur, I spritzed a piece of a wash cloth with some blending solution and dabbed the colored image.  Neat effect, huh?!


And I decorated the inside with the absolutely perfect sentiment!


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Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sweet Butterfly Girl

I've recently completed my Intermediate Copic Certification!  Woo hoo!  I needed some MORE fun images to color, so I bought a mystery box (filled with amazing goodness) from Paper Nest Dolls and a few more dolls from Firefly Crafts during their grand opening.  I could not wait to color them up!

Here's Paper Nest Dolls, Butterfly Friend Avery!



I used the following Copics:
Skin:  E000, E21, E11, E13, R21
Hair:  Y21, E33, E35
Overlay Dress:  V12, V15, V17
Under Skirt:  R81, R83, YG03, YG07
Butterfly:  V15, R81, R83, YG03, YG07, E41, E43
Grass:  YG17, G17
Basket:  E31, E33, E35 and Flowers RV69, Y18

So much fun to color!  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, Sugar Hollow.  I made the flowers with HC Birds and Blooms stamps and dies and some pearls.

It's been way too long since I've entered a challenge, so I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Firefly Crafts, Anything with Wings
Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Sugar Hollow

I recently purchased a bunch of the elements of the Heartfelt Creations Sugar Hollow Collection.  Gorgeous.  I decided to play with it for a Cut@Home Design Team post.    I'd also received the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Stamps and Dies, so I made flowers for my cards today.

Here's the first one I made.  I sure to love the purples!


Then, I made a tri-fold card:


Here's a couple pics of the inside:



Such a pretty collection!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Graphic 45 Altoids Mint Can Mini-Album

I finally get to share my Altoids Mint Can Mini-Album.  What?!  Yes indeedy, I made a mini-album that fit into an Altoids Mint Can.  It was a Cut@Home Design Team project, but I was waiting to share it here because it was a gift to my beautiful and smart niece for her graduation!  I used the re-released Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutants Collection.

Without further ado, here's my short video showing you the mini-album and how I made it:



I covered the can with chipboard and paper from the collection and added some twine and ribbon.  I also adorned all of the pages with UmWow Studio Butterfly Confetti.  Here's a pic of the outside of the can.


And when you open the can, this is what you see!


She's gorgeous, right?  I then cut some kraft cardstock into 2" x 3.25" pieces and made a tiny "scrapbook page" for each side.  I adhered them together with small paper hinges.  Here's a view of one side.


I used pictures from all phases of her life.  Here's a close-up of a few pages from the other side.


I really loved making this mini so much, that I'm going to do it again.  It's a perfect size for her to display on her dresser or tuck in a drawer.  I think she liked it.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Let's Party

Hi Everyone!  I'm posting up at Dare 2B Artzy today!  I have been itching to ink up my Dare 2B Artzy Tangle Thanks Set.  It is seriously SO much fun to color.


Cool, huh?!  The sentiment (and box around it) are from the Dare 2B Artzy Fun Titles Set. I fussy cut out the box and popped it up to add some fun dimension.  See the close up:


The Copics I used to color this fun card are:

BV00, BV02, B93, B95, B97, V04, V06


Have you "liked" Dare 2B Artzy on Facebook yet??!  You should!  There's beautiful inspiration there.  Be sure to check out all fo the Dare 2B Artzy Products here!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Graphic 45 Communique

Father's Day is coming.  No time like the present to get some cards done for pop!  I made the following cards for a Cut@Home blog post using Graphic 45 Communique Collection.



To see my complete supplies list and my video on these cards, be sure to check out my Cut@Home blog post!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Be Bold

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!! 
Dare 2B Artzy has so many fun stamps with so many fun styles.  There's something for everyone!  For my card today, I decided to get super inky using the Dare 2B Artzy, Totally Tracy, Be Bold Stamps!  Here's what I did:
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I love the fun and bright colors!  My niece is graduating high school soon and will be heading off to college.  This card is going to her to congratulate her on making her choice of colleges.  She is a great kid - over 4.0 GPA, cheerleader, track, etc.  So smart.  I'm very proud of her.  To create this card, I cut a watercolor cardstock into two pieces using Spellbinder's Curved Borders.  Then I used Color Burst inks in orange and yellow on the top and in green and blue on the bottom.  I then stamped that gorgeous flower using Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink (great ink for watercolor or alcohol ink processes) onto another piece of watercolor cardstock.  I used Color Burst inks in pink and purple; then I fussy cut it out.  Here's a close-up:
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I really love the splatter-y effect.  I finished the card off with some seam-binding ribbon, sequins, a button and a twine bow.
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Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Whooo Loves You??!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  
Today's post is all about love.  And I sure do love Dare 2B Artzy's Wedding Owl Stamps!  And I sure do love this month's Dare 2B Artzy Purple and Teal Challenge!  Combine the two, you say??!  Well, ok, here's what I did:
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I love the colors, and I really love the Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles Papers.  (They are definitely my current favorite!)  The owl is colored with Copic Markers:

 Owl Body:  E31, E33, E35
Band, Eye Shadow, Accents:  BG53, BG57
Apron: RV93, RV95
Flowers and Baubles:  RV66, RV69
Nose:  YR07
Here's a close-up:
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Isn't she the cutest??!  The stamp set says wedding, but this set can be used for a lot of different reasons.  I'll give this one to my husband just because :)
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Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,
Karen