Saturday, February 27, 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2016

I'm throwing my hat in the ring for the Graphic 45 Design Team.  I super love their products and would love an excuse....errrr.....I mean, OPPORTUNITY to play with them more :)

Here are three of my favorite Graphic 45 projects:

A Graphic 45, Mon Amour, Printer's Tray.  The original post can be found here.

A mixed media box that I turned into a special occasions calendar using Graphic 45, Time to Flourish.  The original post can be found here.

A bright, any occasion card using Graphic 45, A World's Fair.  The original post can be found here.

Here's a tutorial I did on YouTube:

AND I did another video describing how I made some cards using the fabulous Graphic 45, Enchanted Forest collection.  Here's my video:

If you want a look at more of my Graphic 45 projects, you can click "here"!

Wish me luck!

Craftily yours,


Friday, February 26, 2016

Coloring Books

I've got a fun and unusual post over at Cut@Home today about coloring books.  Cut@Home has a great selection of coloring books now, so I hope you'll check them out!

Here's the coloring book page I did:

It's colored with my fun new Chameleon pens.  And I decided to take it a step further and made a couple cards:

And here's another card I made with a different page that was full of leaves!

Thanks for stopping by today!  For a full list of supplies I used, be sure to check out my Cut@Home blog post!

Craftily yours,


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Enchanted Forest

Hi there, everyone!  Making cards is definitely a passion of mine.  Some of my favorite projects are those made with vibrant colors and fun graphics - like the colors and graphics that are in Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest!  Here's what I made using the 12 x 12 papers for this week's post for Cut@Home:

And this:

For my complete supplies list and a video showing more about the papers, be sure to check out my Cut@Home blog post!

Craftily yours,


Monday, February 15, 2016

It's a Boy!

I'm up over at Oak Tree Stamps today sharing a baby card using the super-cute Baby Bumps Set.

One of my colleagues is having a baby sprinkle next week.  I didn't know, but apparently, a "sprinkle" is a shower after the first baby.  LOL, cute.  She's having a boy, so I made her a card!

The paper I used is from Heartfelt Creations, Birds and Blooms.  I colored up that cute preggers woman and colored her with Copic markers as follows:

Skin:  E00, E01, E11, R21 (used E4 for the mouth)
Hair:  Y21, YR24, E35
Dress:  YG61, YG63, YG67
Onesie:  B93, B95
Eyes:  B32, B93, C9

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check out Oak Tree Stamps for all the new goodies, especially if you're into planners and stickers.  They have some really cute new releases!

Craftily yours,


Friday, February 12, 2016

Doily Fun

Today is my FuN post day over at Cut@Home!  My post today is all about doilies.  I love adding pretty doilies as embellishments to my cards, so I decided to expand that with different types of doilies and came up with the following.

First, here's my video showing you the cards up close:

The doily on this first card is die cut - Tattered Lace Doily Flourish!  So much pretty detail!

Then I stamped a doily using the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Doily Fun Stamp!

Next, I embossed a doily using the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Doily Art Embossing Folder.  (Of particular note in this card is that fun and funky flower from Dare 2B Artzy, Totally Tracy Collection - Be Bold.  

And finally, I used a "regular" doily, inked up with TH Walnut Distress Ink on this fun-filled Graphic 45 card.

To see my full supplies list, be sure to check out the Cut@Home Blog Post.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Monday, February 8, 2016

Ahoy Fox

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!

Masculine cards are hard for me; I know that they are for a lot of you too.  The fun and fabulous Dare 2B Artzy Ahoy Fox stamp is perfect for both masculine and feminine cards.  Check out what I did:

The paper is from Graphic 45 patterns and solids.  I added some pearls and twine just to spice him up.  My hubby and I are boaters, so I know he'll love this nautical inspired fox (since that's what my hubs is!!).  Here's a close up of the fox that I stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink, and I colored with Copic Markers.  

The senitment is stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Midnight Blue Ink.  

Check out all D2BA's products here!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration, and have a crafty day!

Craftily yours,


Friday, February 5, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop!!
We are so excited to share some fun projects with you, using some of our new stamps for this year!! 

We have released 25 NEW stamp sets!! You can check out all the new products here!!
You should have arrived here from Chris'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!!

Our Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!!

During the hop Dare 2B Artzy is also offering a special Blog Hop discount of 10% off your order placed during the hop!

Enter code: BLOOM at checkout.
 I am so honored to be part of this crazy, crafty team of beautiful artists.  I know you'll find such beautiful inspiration along the way!  Here's what I created:

I used the fabulous Dare 2B Artzy - Happiness Blooms stamp set along with some Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters collection paper.  The stamps are stamped with Dare 2B Artzy black ink and are colored with Copic markers.  (This ink is FaB - can use water or alcohol markers!)  Here's a close-up of that beautiful flower:

I stamped it three times, colored them, and then fussy cut them.  I then popped layers to add the dimension!  Fun, fun, fun to color this beautiful detailed flower!

It's so much fun to color, in fact, that I'm going to show off a second card:

The background is Tim Holtz Distress ink and some splatters of Mr. Huey's ink.  Such a fun and versatile set!

Your next stop in the hop is Kel's blog! Here's the whole hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Karen (you are here)
Kel  (here's your next stop)

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!  Thanks for stopping by!  
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,


Monday, February 1, 2016

Superstar Dancer

I'm up over at the Oak Tree Stamps blog today with this fun step card:

I love those tiny dancers!  Definitely one of my favorite Oak Tree Stampsets - Moody Ballerina. She is colored up with Copic markers and is the centerpiece of that fun Sizzix Step Up card.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please check out all the fun at Oak Tree Stamps! Also, stop and LIKE the Oak Tree Stamps Facebook Page for more fabulous inspiration!

Craftily yours,