Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hoot Hoot - You're a Hoot

Hi Y'all!  Time for me to post over at Dare 2B Artzy!  I absolutely adore the Dare 2B Artzy stamps!  They are seriously so much fun to color!  Many of you know that I have two sons and two step-sons.  That's a whole-lotta-boy to create for!  Today, I made this card using the Dare 2B Artzy Hoot Hoot and Texture A stamps:

I love these owls.  They are so cute.  To make the card, I stamped one of the texture stamps and web embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder.  I added some distress oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint and sprayed with a bit of water to blend.  I die-cut the background with Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles.  The owl is colored with Copic markers G40, G43, Y26, Y28, E41, and E42.

Have you liked us on Facebook??!  Do it!  :)  And thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, it IS cold outside! Time for a couple last-minute Christmas cards.  I can't believe Christmas is 12 days away. This FuN pop-up card is made with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


On top of the General Pop-Up Dies (which make pop-up cards amazing easy!), I used the Candy Land Clear Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  I used the White Christmas 6x6 paper collection.  I colored up the adorable images with Copics:  E31, E35, B000, B00, B02, G43, G46, R35, R37, R39.  

The flower were made by putting adhesive on soft-finish white cardstock and then covering them with Forest Green glitter.  I added some silver "prill-like" beads from Finnabair and a sentiment from the Christmas Collection.  The pop-ups are mounted on a Dotted Scallop Square (I cut the ends off, so only the top and bottom show the scallop.  The line stickers are called, Borders - Hearts and Flowers. Some lace and Nuvo drops finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Troll Ellie for Christmas

It's my turn to provide a little inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls December challenge!  I'm excited to be showing this fun Christmas card using one of my favorite Paper Nest Doll images, the Troll Ellie digital stamp:



Ok, ok - they're all my favorite!  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  YG11, YG13, YG25
Clothes:  C1, C3, B00, B02
Flower:  R35, R37, R37, G43, G46, Y23, Y26, Y28, E27

The paper is from the Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days collection, and I created those flowers using the Bunch of Flowers 1 dies, 4" Double-Sided Adhesive,  and True Red and Faded Denim glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Have you joined the challenge yet??!  Please do!  We love to see your beautiful creations!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Merry Penguin

Posting a card today using an adorable penguin from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It's part of the aptly named Penguins Acrylic Clear stamps.


Simple yet sweet.  The penguin is colored with the Copic colors:  B000, B00, B02, C3, C5, C7, G40, G46, R56 and R59.  I used the Fitted and Stitched Fishtail Dies along with the Stitched Fishtail banners.  The paper is from the White Christmas 6x6 paper pack!

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Z-Fold Pop-up Christmas

It's my day to post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I was inspired to create a z-fold card by my friend, Sharon, and I decided to add a pop-up into it.  Here's what I did:


 And here's a pic of the card when it's all folded up and the inside from an angle, so you can see the fun dimension.

Full instructions for the card can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  My supplies list is below!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, December 4, 2017

Messy Hair, Don't Care!

It's ALL-NEW challenge day at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.  The challenges are anything goes.  While we love to see your Paper Nest Doll inspiration, it isn't required.  Join us!  I've been working a lot of Christmas cards and felt like I needed a break.  No better way to take a break from them than to color up Messy Hair Ellie!



I love her long messy hair and her funky outfit.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV00
Clothes:  YG11, YG13, B32, B34, RV63, RV66


The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Fly & Scrap.  I love the funky feel of the paper and thought it was perfect for this doll!  The dies I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are:  Entwined Hearts, Stitched Circles, Bunch of Flowers 1, and Celebration Flags.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,


Karen

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Spirit of the Season

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Spirit of the Season. Show us your holiday creations!  Here's what I made using the Tea 4 Two stamp collection and Holly Days paper along with a sentiment from the Penguin Fun stamps. 



I love the funky feel.  The tea pot and cup are colored with Copic YG11, YG13, YG25, B00, B02, B05, R35, R37, R39, C1 and C3.  I fussy cut them out.  To cut out the handles I just snipped and "glued" it back together.  The Dotted Scallop square and flowers (and glitter) are available at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

Thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nautical Birthday Card

Do you have water-loving people in your life?  I do, and instantly fell in love with the shark/fish stamp that is part of Sailor's Life stamps and coordinating dies from  Elizabeth Craft Designs (ModaScrap Collection).  Here's what I did:




Isn't he adorable?  Maybe he's so happy cuz he's going to eat that boat??!  Hahaha  I used a sentiment that is part of the General Sentiments collection.  The paper is from the Under the Sea Collection.  I taped the strip to the side and die cut the sentiment with the Stitched Fishtail Banners dies and then die cut the whole thing with the Stitched Rectangles dies.  I used the Fitted Circles to cut a couple circles in the panel and used a piece of "wave" patterned paper behind it.

Thank you for stopping by!  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Celebrate!

I love playing with the Distress Oxides!  Today, I used them along with a stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create this:



Cute, huh?  The stamps from the Color of Puppies, Girl set.  I stamped two and then cut them out with the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I colored them with V04, V06, B12, B14, R81, C1, C3, W0, W2, W3, and W5.  Adorable stamps.  The background was done with the Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet inks and also cut with one of the Stitched Rectangle die.  The sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments set, and I added a fun banner (also dipped in Distress Oxide inks) cut from the Celebration Flags dies.  I finished off the card with some Nuvo Drops.  Special note, the balloons were stamped onto the background and then colored and fussy cut because I wanted them to not have the tiny white border.  I drew on the balloon strings with a black fine marker.

Thanks for stopping by.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Distress Oxide Inks, Copics, black ink and pen, Nuvo drops





Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving - Artzy Style

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!  I've got a thankful post up today over at Dare 2B Artzy!  Here's that I did using the Embrace and Blissful Blooms stamps:


I first wet embossed the leaves randomly using ranger embossing powder and then inked up the background with Distress Oxide inks in Lucky Clover, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Walnut Inks.  I colored the flower with Copics C1, YG00, YG03, YG06, YR12, YR14, YR16, Y13, Y15 and Y18.  I cut the flower in half and used the two halves to frame the sentiment.

Hope you have an ARTZY day!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pop-Ups Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  We were challenged to use the General Pop-ups die in our creation!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!  The question is:  "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the General Pop-ups Die set if you were making a Pop Up Card?"

Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!

Here's what I did:


Making the inside of your cards extra special is super easy with the pop-up die.  I remember making my first pop-up, all that measuring and creasing.  With this die, it's SO simple to do!

And seriously, how cute is that snow globe (cut with the Snowglobe Scene dies)??!  It comes with all the pieces you need to make adorable snowglobe scenes.  To create my scene, I added a mixture of Kids Choice Glue and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the snow die cuts in the set.  I added a colored house and trees from the Row Houses Clear Stamps and cut them with the coordinating dies.  The colors I used were E31, E33, E35, R35, R37, YG61, YG63, C1, and BG10.

I decorated the inside with the Christmas Collection Clear stamps.  The outside circles were die cut with the Stitched Circles die as was the popped up snowflake.  The thin inside circle comes with the Snowglobe die.

The card base and accent circle were colored with Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Faded Denim and Peacock Feathers.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs


Supplies from my stash:  black ink, distress oxides, Copics

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy 3D Holiday Hop

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans to the 3D Holiday Blog Hop! 

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner??!  Crazy, seems like it was just summer yesterday!  We are so excited about the holidays and decided to have a fun holiday hop featuring 3D projects.  We hope we inspire you to get Artzy this holiday season.


Did you come from the ever-so-talented Pam's blog??!  If you didn't and would like to hop along with us, 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 Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad.  The blog hop ends Sunday, November 19, at 7 p.m. Central.

For my project, I made a sweet little treat box and matching card:


I cut the box with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and then decorated it and the card with the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  The stamps are colored with Copics R35, R37, YG61, YG63, Y23, Y26 and C1.

Here's a couple close-ups:


That beautiful paper is from the Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days collection!

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next step on the hop is super creative Kendra's blog!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday to my DADDY!  Whoop!  I seriously have the best dad.  He and my mom are there for me - always - no matter how many stupid mistakes I make.  He can do and fix anything.  Seriously, just like McGyver!  I created him a birthday card using fabulous products from from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Neat, huh?  The owls are from the Give a Hoot Clear Stamps and are colored with Copics:  E41, E42, E43, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG10, E07, E09, and YR16.  The stars are colored with Y23 and Y26.  I used the Manly Man paper from the 12x12 collection.  The image border is done with the Stitched Rectangle dies (and I just cut off the ends).  I finished the card off with a die cut from the Celebration Flags and some twine!

My supplies list is below.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs


Supplies from my stash:  Black ink, Copics, twine

Monday, November 13, 2017

Warm Holiday Wishes

I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today that shows this fun Christmas card using the Winter Gift Emma:



I love coloring these sweet dolls.  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, R20
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes:  R35, R37, R39, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5
Gift:  C1, Y23, Y26

The paper is from Elizabeth Craft Designs - called White Christmas, and I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles.  I also used a sentiment from the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Make a Wish

Posting today using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The paper is mostly the scraps from a 6x6 pad.  I love it!  Here's what I did:


That adorable stamp is from the NEW ModaScrap Cucina with Love stamps and is cut using a Stitched Circle.  Behind it, I placed a doily.  The paper is also from ModaScrap and is also called Cucina with Love.  Everything coordinates so beautifully.  The owls are colored with E41, E42, R81, R83, R82, YR14, Y23, Y26, C1, C3, YG61, YG63, and E33.

The sentiment is called Birthday Sentiments.  There is a coordinating set of dies (Labels 1) to cut it out.  I colored the edges with R81 and R83; stars with Y26.

Thanks for stopping by.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from my stash:  Pearls, Doily, Copics, Black ink.

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas Poinsettia - Artzy Style

I've got a fun Christmas card over at Dare 2B Artzy today!  Here's that I did with the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies:


Isn't that poinsettia pretty!  I love the Zentangle!  I colored the top layer with Copic markers R35, R37, R39, C1, C3, Y23 and Y28.  The bottom layer is just done with the cool greys and rimmed with red.  I popped the top flower onto the bottom flower.  The paper is from the Holly Days collection.

Hope you have an ARTZY day!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Christmas Fashion

Today is my day to post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I really LoVe their new fashion stamps and decided to use a couple of their stamps to create a Christmas dress.  Here's what I did:



I really love that sentiment!  So fun.  The tutorial for the project can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  Check it out - here.

Thank you for stopping by!  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Supplies from my stash:
Black permanent ink, Copic Markers, Distress Oxide Ink, Nuvo drops

Monday, November 6, 2017

Avery with Poinsettia

It's time for a new challenge at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.  I'm working on trying to finish up my 2017 Christmas cards, so I used the digital stamp, Avery with Poinsettia to create this fun card:


I love her long wavy hair.  I usually do brown hair, but the pretty paper called to me to try blond.  LoVe how it turned out.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E51, E53, E55
Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Clothes:  YG61, YG63, G40
Poinsettia:  E13, E15, E17, R35, R37, R39

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, It's Christmas Time Collection, and I used dies available there too.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,


Karen

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Big Flower Thank You!

I've got a card today up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  Anyone whose been to my blog, ever!, knows I love to COLOR!  Many of the Dare 2B Artzy have a zentangle feel to them, and I just LOVE them.  Like this one from the Flowers for Mom set:



I used Copic markers B12, B14, B93, B95, B97, R24, R27, YR14, YR16 with some C1, C3 to highlight the white areas.  The paper is from the Fields of Joy collection.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Get Your Happy On

Eek!  I LoVe the new fashion stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs SO much.  I'm not really a fashion girl in real life - I wear what's comfortable.....but I'm loving putting them on paper to try out different outfits.  Today's post uses the Fashions 1 stamps and coordinating dies:

Wow, I wish I had the waist to pull off that FuN skirt.  I colored the images with Copic markers - BG53, BG57, B00, V22, V25, Y23, and Y26.  The paper may be my new favorite.  It's SO pretty - called Fly and Scrap.  I layered the FuN images on a Stitched Rectangle die cut and a rectangle I cut with my cutter.  I then added the wavy stitched white accent cut from the Adventure Edges dies!  The sentiment is from the Fashionable Phrases set.  To finish off the card, I added just a touch of scrunched up lace and some Nuvo drops.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Products from my stash:  Nuvo drops, Copics, black ink, lace

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Avery with Bear Friend

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!  Here's the always optional challenge:


I picked up on the sentiment and the red/green holly and then went from there to create this:



The image is from The Paper Nest Dolls, called Avery with Bear Friend.  So cute!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, get to making your Christmas cards and JOIN us!  :)

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be YOU

Posting a card today made with the FuN Fashions 2 stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Here's what I did:


I was in the mood to just color!  I started by creating the background.  I stamped the purse, glasses, hat, and pocketbook onto a piece of white cardstock and colored with the following Copic markers:

R81, R83, B12, B14, Y26, Y28, C1, C3

The dress is colored with R81, R83, and R85 with B14 bows.  I die cut it with the coordinating dies and added it to a Stitched Circles die stamped with a sentiment from Fashionable Phrases.  I added some Nuvo drops in a random pattern.

Then I colored around the images with BG000.  I added some white polka dots with the Kiriwina Wink white pearl marker.  Here's a close-up:


Thanks for stopping by.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Designer Challenge - Christmas

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  This month is about Christmas!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer the question on their blog - What are your favorite projects to create during the Christmas season?

Here's what I did:



LLLLLLove the Unconventional Xmas paper that is (fairly) new at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I embellished that Pillow Box with Handles (so easy to make!) with a simple Stitched circle stamped with the Holiday Trees & Ornaments stamps.  I finished off my box with a bow of crinkle seam binding ribbon.

The card is made with more of the Unconventional Xmas paper and embellished with "snow hills" made from the Adventure Edges dies.  Then I added a tree, again from the Holiday Trees & Ornaments set that I cut with the coordinating dies, and stamped with a sentiment from the Holiday Cheer set.

I only used a few Copics on my creations - YG61, C1, and E31 for the trees and the tiny owl, and Y15 for the birds.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Christmas - Square Style

Today is my day at the Dare 2B Artzy blog!  I'm featuring a Christmas card today using stamps that normally would not say "Christmas" - but they did to me, so why not?!?  The set is from the Totally Tracy line at Dare 2B Artzy - called Be There or Be Square.


I used Copic markers YG61 and YG63 for the leaves, colored the flowers with R24, R27 and R29 and filled in the background with B00.  The flower square was stamped twice, and I fussy cut three of the flowers in one square to use as embellishments.  The sentiment is from the Penguin Fun stamps, and the paper is from the Holly Days Paper Collection.  

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Letters to the North Pole

I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today that shows this fun Christmas card using the Letters to North Pole Digital Stamp:



Seriously so much fun to color!  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV20
Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Clothes and Penguin:  R81, R83, R85, B12, B14, B16, C1, C3, C5, YR14
Birdy:  Y15, Y18,
Mailbox:  C1, C3, C5, E31, E33, R27, R29, Y15, Y18

The paper is from Dare 2B Artzy, and I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Stitched Rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Apron

A couple weeks ago, Elizabeth Craft Designs did a Winter Sweater blog hop.  That got me to thinking about what other dies I could stamp on....so I gave the ECD apron a try:


Fun, huh?  Makes me wonder what other dies I can stamp on?!?  I'll be trying some things for sure. The paper is, I believe, from Echo Park.  The rest of my supplies are below.

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Purple and Silver Ornaments

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!  This challenge is a great way to be inspired to always make sure you're not doing Christmas cards at the very last minute!  Here's the always optional challenge:


I used Heartfelt Creations paper and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater Die to create this:



So FuN!  LoVe this die.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, get to making your Christmas cards and JOIN us!  :)

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Just Chillin

I'm excited that it's KAREN day over at Elizabeth Craft Designs  :)    I used the adorable Snowman & Gifts clear stamps along with the coordinating dies to make this:


Sweet!  The paper is from the Color of Puppies Boy line.  It's a great set for a lot of different projects including this winter-inspired card :)  My blog post at Elizabeth Craft Designs has a full tutorial and all of the Copic markers I used.  Check it out - here.

Thank you for stopping by!  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, October 2, 2017

Avery with Pumpkin

It's challenge time at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges.   For my inspiration card for the challenge, I used the digital stamp, Avery with Pumpkin.


I love her long wavy hair.  The paper and dies are all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The colors I chose to color her with are Copics:

Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Clothes:  G12, G14, G16, W0, W2, C3, C5
Pumpkin:  YR12, YR14, YR16, G84


Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Artzy Fall Challenge

There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Fall Colors. Show us your oranges, reds, browns, greens, etc!  Who's ready for Fall?!?  I AM!

I used a stamp from the Totally Tracy line in my creation - Shaken Not Stirred.  I also used an older stamp on Dare 2B Artzy, called Texture.


The background is made with Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber.  The corners were stamped with the Fired Brick.  I wet-embossed the "Cheers" sentiment with black on vellum.  The drinks are colored with C1, YG61 and YG63!  I finished off the card with some twine, lace and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!

Craftily yours,

Karen