Saturday, September 24, 2016

Joy to the World

Tiddly Inks has a new challenge - ANYTHING Goes.  Hey, I can do that!  And since I love the coloring, I thought I'd try my hand at an all colored card.



The image is Wryn Goes Caroling.  After coloring the background, I fussy cut her out and glued her on.  The sentiment is also from the same set.  I colored her with Copic markers, but unfortunately, I put them away before writing them all down.  The stars are done with my Molotow Acrylic Paint Pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Christmas Blog Hop


Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Christmas Blog Hop!!

With Christmas a few months away (3 months to be exact on Sunday!!), our Designers thought it would be fun to have a blog hop sharing some inspiration with our new Christmas stamps! 
Creating Christmas cards is so much fun and we have a bunch of fun Holiday stamps for you to choose from!!


You should have arrived here from Tonya's blog. If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!  Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
The winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!
The blog hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!
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I used the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun Set and a teeny piece of Dare 2B Artzy Winter Plaid Paper along with a $1 wood ornament from Michael's to create a Christmas tree ornament.


First, I painted the whole ornament with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Festive Berries.  I then used on of Tim's Stencils to add the smattering of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Picket Fence.  I cut a small piece of the D2BA paper and glued it on along with one of those adorable penguins, the chunk of ice and the sentiment.  I finished it off by adding some seam binding ribbon to the top and some white lace to the edge.


I wish I had my tree up, so I could get a picture of it on my tree.  Yes, indeed, I would have my tree up 12 months a year if my family would let me!  LoVe Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by!  Back to Dare 2B Artzy with you to see all the lovely Christmas goodness in their shop!

Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Monday, September 19, 2016

Growing in Unity - Winners

I want to THANK everyone for their beautiful sweet comments last week on my Unity creations.  Y'all are amazing!

The two winners are:

I love your card. Beautiful colors.
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Funny inside!! Gorgeous outside! Love the layers on that fancy cake along with the pretty paper layers!
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Please email me at karey2005 @ sbcglobal . net (take out the spaces) with your mailing address, so I can send Unity the information and you can get your fabulous prize of 25 random stamps!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Christmas Wish

I decided to do a second entry to the Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes Challenge this month.  I LoVe these dolls and love to color them!  This time, I colored up Elf Ellie with Gifts.


The paper is from the Kaiser Craft Home for Christmas paper pad.  I colored her with the following Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R21, BV20
Clothes and Gifts:  Y23, Y28, G40, G43, W0, W3, C1, C3
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Ground:  C1, C3

Thank you very much for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, September 16, 2016

Unity Growing in Unity - Day Five

Thanks for stopping by for my last day as the Growing in Unity Girl.  I couldn't let this weekend go without a Christmas Card.  I absolutely LOVE Christmas and could make cards year around!  I also absolutely love the snow peeps - like this one, Snow Peep Gabe, Make Snow Angels:





The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Season.  Love the purples and teals.  With some added lace, enamel dots and a flower, I just love the little dude.

Thanks for stopping by this week.  I have loved reading your sweet comments!  After all comments are in, I'll draw two names to win grab bags of 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company!

Whoo Hoo!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Artzy Birthday Wishes

It's my birthday month!  Yay me!  I love birthdays.  I love them even more as I get older because it means that I am just that much closer to retirement.  Woo Hoo!!

It's my date to post over at Dare 2B Artzy!  Here's what I did:


I used Dare 2B Artzy, Artzy Doodles paper along with the fun-filled stamp and die set, Birthday Balloons with Dies!  I stamped the balloons and string with Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink in Totally Black.  When I lined up the string, I got it as close as possible and then drew in the little bit of gap with a Copic Multi-liner pen.  Then, I stamped in the color for the balloons using Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink in Bright Pumpkin and Sunset Yellow.  The very front balloon had white stars, but I wanted them to be yellow, so I colored them in with Copic Marker Y18.  Love how this premium ink doesn't smear on the edges with alcohol markers.




I fussy cut and popped up the flower from the Artzy Doodles Paper.

So, before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!  Also, JOIN our Dare 2B Artzy Birthday Challenge!  I dare you to be ARTZY!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Unity Growing in Unity - Day Four

It really just ain't easy being queen of the freakin' universe.  Unity Stamp Company knows this and created this FuN stamp itty-bitty to say it!  Looooooove it.  The stamp set is called "Queen of the Universe":



I used some pretty Heartfelt Creations from the Sugar Hollow collection.  With some lace and twine, I like how it turned out....

Thanks for stopping by.  Please be sure to leave a comment.  At the end of the week, I'll draw two names to win grab bags of 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company!

Whoo Hoo!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Unity Growing in Unity - Day Three

Love being the Growing in Unity Girl.  Welcome to my day 3 stop!  Today, I reached waaaaay down in the Unity Stamp Pile and grabbed the KOTM from May 2010 called A Little Happy.  Here's what I did with it:




Aren't those skates SO fun and retro?!?!  I colored them up with the following Copics:

RV17, RV19, BG45, BG49, E31, E33, Y26, Y28, C1, C3, W2

Thanks for stopping by.  Please be sure to leave a comment.  At the end of the week, I'll draw two names to win grab bags of 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company!

Whoo Hoo!

Craftily yours,

Karen