Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring It for Mom

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Such a fun inspirational post on the blog, and 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!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


This month's challenge to the designers is to use the Scissor Spring Mechanism Die.  This super cool die creates an amazing way to really pop something from your card. 

For the front of today's project, I kept it simple using the beautiful Fly & Scrap paper for the background and for a Fitted Circle die cut of the paper.  I used some purple card stock I had and layered the fitted circle onto a Dotted Scallop Circle.  I embellished the front with a flower from the Patchwork stamps and coordinating dies as well as some twine, lace and a button.



And onto the inside where I used the Scissor Spring Mechanism to pop up the adorable birdie from the Patchwork set.




The sentiment "Happy Mother's Day" is die cut using the Words 3-Happy Holidays dies.

Be sure to see all the creations from the Design Team on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Monday, April 16, 2018

Hoot Hoot

It's my day to be featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!  Hoot hoot!  :)


The card has many layers and features the Color of Puppies, Boy paper and the Give a Hoot stamps.  For complete instructions, stop by and see the  Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Friday, April 13, 2018

Birthday Puppies

Posting a fun doggie card using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Adorable!  LoVe those sweet doggies from the aptly named Puppies Clear Stamps.  I stamped the chihuahua first and then masked her and added the curled up dog.  I colored with E31, E33, E35, E74, W0, W2, W3, G43, G46, YR14, YR16, Y21 and Y23.  The images are cut out using the Dashing Squares die.  I added a smidge of paper to the bottom and wrapped/tied some twine.

The bright and pretty paper is from the Color of Puppies Boy 12x12 paper collection.  The little banners in the corner are cut with the Stitched Fishtail Banner dies.  I attached them with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stapler.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Refresh

Happy Thursday!  It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy.  I am featuring this fun spring card:


To create this card, I used the beautiful Summertime Petals collection paper and Refresh the Soul stamps.  Love the fun whimsical stamps that are part of this collection.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Special Hugs

It's time for a new anything goes challenge at Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  My card for the challenge uses Emma with Heart Balloons digital stamp


The paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose collection.  Here are the Copic colors I used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E01
Hair:  E25, E27
Clothes and hearts:  G43, G46, V20, V22, V25, Y23, Y26

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

Craftily yours,


Karen

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Pastels Challenge


There's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy - Pastels! Show us your creations!  Here's what I made using the Vines of Love stamps.


To create this card, I rubbed some Worn Lipstick TH Distress Oxide ink on a piece of white cardstock.  Then I wet it slightly to let it fade and blend.  I then used the Wild Flower Stencil to apply some more of the ink.  I cut two corners with a corner rounder.  I layered in on a piece of white shimmer sheet with two corners rounded and then on a card base with two corners rounded.  

To embellish the card, I added a flower and leaf from the Vines of Love set and added some twine, lace and Nuvo drops.


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

Craftily yours,

Karen



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Making Flowers

I've been working on my flower-making skills using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.   There are many great You-Tube videos in the Susan's Garden area on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Channel.

In this case, I couldn't find a specific video, so I googled the image for Love in the Mist and did my best to copy it.  Here's what I created:

and here is the image I was copying:


The original is prettier, but I still like how my card came out!  And it's super relaxing and fun to make the flowers.  My complete supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hoppy Easter

I've got a card over at Dare 2B Artzy today.  I can't believe how quickly Easter has come.  Seems like it was just Christmas, right?  Well, anyway, here's some fun Easter inspiration using the Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit set!



Isn't he just adorable?!?  The paper is from the Artzy Doodles collection.  I love that versatile set of papers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

You've Been Framed

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Such a fun inspirational post on the blog, and 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!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


This month's challenge to the designers is Frame It!  Put a frame on something.  I decided to put a frame on a frame to create a mini dry-erase board.  I purchased a frame at Ikea for $2.50 and glammed it up:



I created a Happy Frame following instructions from Els's Technique video - found here - using the Thinking About....Polinesia 12x12 paper.  Love the polkadots!  I created the flowers on the edge embellishment using the Color My Flowers clear stamps and coordinating dies.  I colored them with Copic markers:

YG11, YG13, G12, G14, BG02, BG05, B12, B14, Y13, Y15, R81, R83, Y26

The opening in the frame is 5"x7", so for the inside, I stamped the n I stamped the Circles Background stamp, and then moved the paper in my Tim Holtz stamp platform and stamped it again at the bottom.  It's a random enough pattern that it wasn't hard to continue it.  I then colored the circles with Copic markers:

YG00, B00, BG000, R00, Y00

Here's what it looks like with a note on it.  I plan to use it as my status board at work on my door.




Be sure to see all the other crafty frame goodness on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, March 16, 2018

Spit Happens

I've got a card over at Dare 2B Artzy today - Spit Happens.  Ha!  Love the sentiment. 




The Dare 2B Artzy alpacas make me smile.  This alpaca is from the Alpaca Cake stamps and the sentiment is from Spit Happens. The paper is from the Artzy Doodles collection.  I love that versatile set of papers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Surprise! Happy Birthday, Els Blog Hop!

Today is Els van de Burgt's birthday!  The design team for Elizabeth Craft Designs is celebrating with a surprise birthday blog hop!  Happy Birthday, Els!  Whoop Whoop!

We hope you will join us in making Els's birthday special by dropping by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group and wishing her a happy birthday.  The hope started at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened upon us, you might want to head back there so you don't miss any of the fun.

Here's what I made:

To make this card, I cut two circles with the Fitted Circles dies from the Butterfly Dreams 6x6 paper.  I then stamped three of the flowers from the Color My Flowers Clear Stamps and cut them with the coordinating dies.  I colored them with Copic Markers:  B93, B95, B97, V22, V25, RV52, RV55, R35.  I used 100 lb soft Finish Cardstock for the card base and cut a background from it using the Dashing Rectangles. I cut the Happy Birthday Die three times from grey cardstock and glued them together to add dimension to the sentiment.

To further celebrate Els's birthday, from now until March 19, 2018, you will receive 10 sheets of stickers when you place an order over $25.  Cool deal!

Well, now it is time to continue along the birthday hop.  Your next stop is the talented and amazing Samantha!


Craftily yours,

Karen


Happy Birthday Mom

I've got a card and tutorial up over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  It's a birthday card for my mom that I made using the cute Gift Wrapped clear stamps and coordinating dies as well as the Butterfly Dreams paper.  Here's what I made:


And using the General Pop-ups Dies, I created a fun inside too:



For all the details, be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  And thank you so much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fairy Princess Emma

I'm over on the Paper Nest Dolls blog today providing some inspiration for you to enter this month's challenge! I decided to make a generic card that could be used for congrats or birthday using the sweet Fairy Princess Emma digital stamp.


She just makes me smile!  I colored her with Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes:  BG02, BG05, V20, V22, V25, RV63, RV66

The paper I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Butterfly Dreams.  The flowers are the Susan's Garden Primrose, colored with Pan Pastels and shaped with Sus

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

Craftily yours,

Karen


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sweet Puppy

Any other dog lovers out there?  I am and ADORE the new Puppies clear stamps and coordinating dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Here's what I made:


The paper is from the Simply Love 12 x 12 collection - it's not just for Valentine's!  That sweet pup and her dog house are colored with Copics:  E41, E42, E43, R32, R35, R37, W2, E31, E33.  The doghouse (and sentiment from the General Sentiments set) were framed with a Dashing Rectangle die cut.  I added a couple flags and some half pearls.  Simple and sweet.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Emma with PJs and a New Challenge

I love coloring the adorable images for Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  I'm providing inspiration for this month's challenge using the Emma with PJs digital stamp.  I make holiday cards all year!  I don't like to feel rushed with it, so this month, my inspiration card is a holiday one!



Here are the Copic colors I used:

Skin:  E000, E00, E01, BV00
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes:  B41, B45, R56, R59
Bear:  E41, E42

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, called White Christmas, in the 6x6 size.  I also used the Dashing Rectangles dies from ECD to cut the image.

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

Craftily yours,


Karen

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wander There

Happy March y'all!  I finally got a chance to play with the new Cacti stamps and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Super dee-duper love them!  Here's what I made!


That beautiful paper is from the Wood Effect 12x12 collection.  Love the colorful wood!  I colored up two cacti in Copic markers:  G82, G85, E41, E42, E43, BG02, BG05,  The square frame was done by cutting grey card stock with two successive Dashing Squares dies.  The perfect sentiment is from the Summer Sentiments clear stamps, and I finished off the card with three flowers from the Bunch of Flowers 1 set with some half pearl centers.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Saturday, February 24, 2018

Goth Savannah Fun

I love coloring the adorable images for Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  I'm providing inspiration for this month's challenge using the sweet Goth Savannah digital stamp.


I love her long curls!  Fun!  I colored her with Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E01
Hair:  BV23, C5, C7
Doll and Clothes:  BG02, BG05, RV52, RV55, V22, V25, Y00

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Butterfly Dreams - 6x6.  From Elizabeth Craft Designs, I also used the Stitched Circles, Fitted Ovals, and Dotted Scallop Oval Dies.  The flowers are made with the Large Flower Die Set and the Small Flower Die Set.  I also used Dashing Rectangles dies from ECD to cut the background

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

Craftily yours,


Karen

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Float, Little Butterfly

A friend of mine had a birthday recently.  She LoVes butterflies.  To see the birthday gift I made for her, check out this blog post.  I also made her a butterfly card using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Love the polka-dots from the Thinking About...Rio de Janeiro 12x12 collection!  The butterfly, dragonfly and bee are from the Bugs & Butterflies clear stamps.  They are framed with a Stitched Oval die cut and a Dotted Scallop die cut.  The bugs are colored with BV00, BV02, Y23, Y26, YG61 and YG63.  I also added some Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter to the butterfly.  That pretty flower is die cut Daisy die using glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from the Plant, Grow & Bloom sentiments set.  I added some Fossilized Amber distress ink. I added a little lace and a couple Nuvo drops.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easter Fun - A Designer Challenge

It's Designer Challenge Day Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Such a fun inspirational post on the blog, and 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!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


This month, we are challenged to create a card with the theme:  Easter. There are SO many fun products at Elizabeth Craft Designs that you could use to create fun Easter cards and other projects - like the ones I used for this card!


The paper I used is from the Butterfly Dream 6x6 collection.  Isn't it pretty?!?  I also used Soft Finish Cardstock, 100lb for the sentiment and card base.

For the light teal paper, I used the new Dashing Circles dies to cut them.  I love the extra texture these dies create.  The other circles were cut with the Fitted Circles dies.

The eggs are from the Color My Easter Eggs stamps and are die cut using the coordinating dies.  That sweet bunny is from the Patchwork stamps and is die cut with the coordinating dies.  The Copic colors used were:

BG02, BG05, R81, R83, RV52, RV55, Y26, W0, W2

The sentiment is from the Spring Sentiments collection.  I added some grass from the Adventurous Edges die as well as some twine to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Craftily yours,

Karen

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy - New Release Hop

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



We are celebrating the release of our new stamps, paper, dies and STENCILS!!

There are so many fun new products our Artzy Design Team has decided to have a Blog Hop to share off some of the amazing new things!!

You should have arrived here from Fabulous 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!!

The winner will receive a stamp set and stencil of their choice!!
The Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

Here's what I did!


Love these blooms!  Both the blooms and the sentiment are from the NEW Blossom Stamp Collection.  I kept the rest of the card simple with just some washi tape, a button and some twine.  Here's a close-up of the pretty image:



  
Your next stop in the hop is the inspirational Kendra's blog! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's all Gouda - Donut Worry!

Elizabeth Craft Designs has some new and FUN "pun" stamps - called Cute Food.  Here's what I created with them:




Ha!  So cute and funny!  Elizabeth Craft Designs also has coordinating dies to make them super easy to use in all sorts of ways!  The paper is from the Manly Man 12x12 collection.  I stamped with sentiments on Stitched Fishtail Banner dies (and just cut off the fishtail).  The "frames" around the images are done with the Fitted Circles and Dotted Scallop Circle dies.

I stamped the images onto Kraft cardstock and then colored with Copic:  BG72, BG75, W0, Y23, Y26, Y00, and Y02.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen





Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hugs for Valentine's Day

I've got a tutorial up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  With Valentine's Day just about a week away, I wanted to make something fun, red and full of love!  Here's what I did!



I used their Simply Love paper, which is simply gorgeous.  I also used the brand new Laundry Party clear stamps and coordinating dies and the Berry Branch and Lace Heart Dies.  Love how this all turned out.  Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post for all the details!

Craftily yours,

Karen 

Supplies:

Alpaca the Cake

Excited to be featuring a NEW Dare 2B Artzy stamp today over on their blog.  It's called Spit Happens:


Isn't she just the cutest?!?  The sentiment is from the Alpaca Cake collection (which also has another adorable Alpaca!)  I colored up the images with Copic markers:  G40, G43, RV53, RV55, BG53, BG57, W0, W2, W3, E31, E33, and Y26. 

To create the sky, I used distress inks:  (from bottom up) Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, and Broken China.  I used the Earth and Sky Stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create it.  I also used the Stitched RectangleStitched Circles, and Adventure Edges dies all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen