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,


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.

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,


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,


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,


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.


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,


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,


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.


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

Then a birthday card.


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


The third card is also multi-purpose.


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,


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hopping with Unity Stamp Company

Eeek, yes - it's lil ole me guest-hopping with the Unity Stamp Company design team!  Eek!  How exciting is that?!  I got the chance to do this because I won the Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge last month.  Actually, I think the fabulous Phyllis Harris deserves the prize.....since her designs are seriously so fabulous.  :)

If you haven't started at the beginning of the hop, be sure to start at the Unity Stamp Company blog.  Otherwise, thanks so much for stopping by today!

Here's the inspiration graphic I was given.

 I love the colors, the heart shaped leaves and the sketches!  I couldn't WAIT to start.  First up, I decided to use the color palette and Unity Stamp Company {Sense of Wonder}.

Other ingredients in this card:  Tim Holtz watercolor paper and distress inks, 3 Girl JAM lace (soon to be released), Heartfelt Creations - delicate asters paper.

Next, I used the sketch and Unity Stamp Company {Scarecrow Thankful for You}.

Other ingredients in this card:  Tim Holtz watercolor paper and distress inks, 3 Girl JAM diagonal stripe ribbon (soon to be released), and Bo Bunny Ambrosia paper.

Finally, I wanted to do a card with both the color palette and the sketch.  This one uses Unity Stamp Company {Array of Bottles}.

Other ingredients in this card:  Copic markers, Timeless Twine, UmWow Studio butterfly chip confetti covered in Liquid Pearls, and Basic Grey Green at Heart paper (the golden piece is from my scrap pile).

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog in the hop for your chance at the hop prize.  I appreciate all your sweet comments.  Thanks for visiting today!  Hop, hop, hop you go to your next stop!

Craftily yours,

Karen N

Love Bird Note Holder

I'm up on the Timeless Twine blog today.  The design team was asked to use the following inspiration in our projects this month.

I'm so OVER the heat of summer and ready for Fall.  So much in love with these sweet little lovebirds. I created this note-holder for my office desk.  (My husband cut the wood shapes, and I decorated it...)

There is a clothespin glued to the back to keep important notes handy.  The project uses Timeless Twine in Olive Green and Chocolate Chip Brown.  The paper is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Stash.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Masculine Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm up at the 3 Girl JAM blog today!  Whoop!

For my card today, I used some 3 Girl JAM Jute Ribbon, a Unity Stamp {Happy Birthday}, and Basic Grey Serenade paper to create a masculine card.  

Did you know that you can purchase 3 Girl JAM goodies for a cool 10% off using code KN10?!  Or win some if you join our birthday challenge!

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Turn Toward the Light

I'm filling in for my 3 Girl JAM DT sistah today on the 3 Girl JAM blog.  This bright and fun card uses Basic Grey {PB&J} along with 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon in Witch's Brew (from the Spooky Bundle) and Lemon-Lime (from the LG Bundle). The bow is tied with Timeless Twine.  The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company {turn toward the light}.  I love the sentiment!

Craftily yours,


Stuck! Sketches

The Linnie Blooms design team is honored to be featured at Stuck?! Sketches.  Here's the super fun sketch we were given...

The pic in the lay-out is my mom and me at Scrapfest 2013 at the Mall of America.  So Much Fun!

I used Tim Holtz Ideo-logy Wallflower paper, a circle, flower and leaves from Linnie Blooms Set of Canvas Dies, and a variety of tape.  The flower and leaves are inked up with distress inks.  The circle center of the flower is inked up with alcohol ink.  I finished it off with some Timeless Twine and a word band from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line.  (I painted the word band with Tim Holtz distress paint in Stormy Sky.

Before you go, stop by:

Linnie Blooms Catalog/Shop  

Craftily yours,


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Skinny for Christmas

This week, over at Christmas Card Challenges, we are thinking tall and skinny!  I've been on a diet for the last couple months, so I'm definitely thinking SKINNY, come on SKINNY.....but in this case, our (always optional) challenge is skinny holiday cards!  How many times do you think I can say "skinny" in one paragraph?  Many skinny times!  LOL

I recently was given a fabulous CTMH stampset from a secret sister (who isn't secret anymore - thanks Anne!).  I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable little penguin!

Cuteness!  Remember, our challenges are always optional, so it's super easy to join us!  Show us what you got!!

Craftily yours,


Friday, September 5, 2014

Panel Canvas

Today's my design team day at Cut at Home.....and here's the fun canvas that I created (mostly) with goodies that you can purchase at their store!

Sentiment (from Unity Stamp Company)
Butterfly chip from UmWow Studio.
Ribbon and lace from 3 Girl JAM
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key (attached with a Tim Holtz jump ring.
Tim Holtz word band
Butterfly fussy cut from Wallflower paper.

To see the full instructions and my video about it, check out the Cut at Home blog!  

Craftily yours,

YOU are Loved

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!  Here's my card for today!

The girl is colored with TH Distress Markers, and the Linnie Blooms Hearts are inked with TH Distress Ink in Dried Marigold, Dusty Concord, Rusty Hinge, Chipped Sapphire, and Salty Ocean through one of his layering masks.  Whenever I play with my blooms, I need texture....serious texture, so I dry embossed the background and, of course, distressed the edges with my Distrezz-it-All.  The shiny hearts are from UmWow Studio and are covered in Liquid Pearls.  

The stamp is a Suzi Blu creation from Unity Stamp Company.  I'm entering this card into this month's Unity Be Inspired challenge.  I got pretty close to the colors, at least the orange and purple.... LOL!

Craftily yours,


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Feeling Happy

Hi Everyone, I'm on the Timeless Twine blog today, flying into Fall with Timeless Twine and Bella CreationzThis picture is our inspiration this month.  Don't you just love those fun colorful birds!?  Today, I created a card with Timeless Twine in Pumpkin Orange.  

The paper is from my scraps, and I embellished this happy little bird from Unity Stamp Company with some sequins from Bella Creationz.  The butterflies are part of the loose sequins pack, and the aqua sequins are from the super fun Embellishment Kit.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,