Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sweet Bear

I'm posting over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with this lil sweet Polar Bear.





All the details about how I created this sweet bear are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and all my supplies are below!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Happy Holidays

I'm excited to be posting over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!



So sweet.  I adore the Winter Bears clear stamps and coordinating dies.  The patterned paper is from the Unconventional Christmas line, and my supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, November 23, 2018

Team-Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the team-up Blog Hop of Dare 2B Artzy and The Paper Cut!!

We are excited to team up together and share some lovely inspiration!


Fun stamps and awesome pre-cut card bases make for some awesome cards!  You should have arrived here from the super talented 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.  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 picked by us :)

The blog hop will end on Sunday, November 25, at 7 p.m. Central.  We will then post a winner!

For my project, I started with the Orange Fizz Twist n Pop kit.  I mixed in some fun Dare 2B Artzy Totally Tracy stamps to come up with:



And here's the inside:



Aren't those FuN!?  The stamps I used are the Shake It Up and Be There and Be Square.  The patterned paper is from the Honey Bloomz Collection.

Thanks for stopping by.  Your next stop in the hop is the fun and creative Tasha's Blog.  We hope you are inspired along the way.

Also, before you go, starting today, Dare 2B Artzy is offering 20% off all products!  No code needed!  Sale ends Monday night!


The Paper Cut is offering 25% off sitewide!  Or 30% off orders of over $130!! Use code THANKS18.


Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thankful for You

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm posting today on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog.  I created this fun Thank You Card:


I used the Dare 2B Artzy Teddy Bear Hugs Stamps and Coordinating Die.  I cut the card shape using the Nesting Rectangle Fancy Frame Dies.  The paper is part of the Fall Harvest Collection Pack.

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Flowery, Glittery Sleigh

Soon, it's going to be an amazing Merry Christmas....but today, it's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  That means there's a ton of fun and crafty inspiration on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  This month, we are challenged to create a card using flowers in our Christmas creations.  And there's a prize.  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!


Here's my Christmas creation with flowers:



How fun!  The sleigh is Santa's Sleigh die, and I cut twice, one for the sled part which I glittered up with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter, and the other for the runners with Tim Holtz metallic paper.  The "snow" is cut with the Adventure Edges, and I used a glitter line sticker to embellish the sleigh.  I also put together a few Feverfew flowers to embellish the sleigh.  The sky is made with Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Broken China.  The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Clear stamps, and I added a few Nuvo drops in Ivory Seashell.  The presents were colored with Copics, and the bows are also part of the Tim Holtz metallic paper.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen



Friday, November 16, 2018

Glittery Santa

Excited to be posting at Elizabeth Craft Designs today with this fun glittery Santa Claus!


I just love him.  Putting him together reminds me of paper dolls when I was little.  So cute and so fun too!  All of the details for making this card are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog...and all of my supplies are below.  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Winter Blessings

What did the fox say?  He said Winter Blessings!  Here's proof:



To make this card, I used products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The fox image is part of the Winter Animals Clear Stamps and is cut with the coordinating Die.  The paper is part of the Unconventional Christmas 12x12 Collection.  The "hole" in the pink paper is cut with the Garden Notes, Stitched Circle.  The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Clear Stamps and is cut with a Dashing Circles Die.  I added a couple colors of baker's twine for accent.  The fox is colored with Copics:  E41, E43, E07, E09, R81, R83, BG53, BG57, YG61, YG63, and E27.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Koala with Candle

It's my day to post over on the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.  I decided to create a simple card that could be used as a masculine or feminine birthday card using the Koala w/ Candle Digital Stamp:


Cute cute!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Christmas Elf

I just love the latest Elizabeth Craft Designs release from Krista.  One of my faves is the Elves stamp set and coordinating dies.  I used them and the It's Christmas Time 6x6 paper to create this:


Copic colors used were:  G82, G85, R35, R37, Y23, Y26, E41, G12, G14, and I accented the green ribbon with gold dots from my Kiriwina Wink pen.  Easy, cute and fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Joy to the World

I'm posting today for Dare 2B Artzy with a Christmas card.  Here's what I made using the gorgeous Holiday Rose Stamps:


Love these flowers paired with the pretty Dare 2B Artzy Holiday Bouquet Papers.  I added some Tim Holtz Ribbon and some twine.  The die cuts were all dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  My supplies list is below.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, November 3, 2018

'tis the Season

'tis the Season to create Christmas Cards!  Yay!  Love making them.  Today is challenge day over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.  Here's what I did for inspiration using Avery with Snowman:


The paper is called Unconventional Christmas and is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, as are the dies (Fitted Oval and Dashing Squares).  I added some lace, ribbon, roses and a couple Nuvo drops in Sweet Lilac.  Sweet Avery with Snowman is colored with:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes:  G40, G43, G46, R81, R83, R85, C1, C3, C5
Snowman:  Y23, Y26, N1, YR68, C3, C5

Thank you for stopping by.  My supplies list (most of it anyway) is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Winter Sweaters

Excited to be up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with some new holiday cards I made using the Winter Sweater die along with some new stamps (Winter Animals and Reindeer Stamps).  Here's what I made:



Aren't they fun?!  For the full details of how I made these cards, pop on over to Elizabeth Craft Designs.  My supplies list is below.

Thanks for stopping by.

Craftily yours,

Karen




Sunday, October 28, 2018

Elves

Elizabeth Craft Designs has some new stamps out for the holidays.  One set is called Elves - SO SO cute!  I used it to make today's card.


Cuteness overload!  I colored this sweet elf with Copic Markers:

Hair:  E21, E23
Skin:  E000, E00
Clothes:  R81, R83, R85, BG53, BG57, Y23, Y26, C3, C5
Lights:  R27, G46, Y18

I kept the rest of the card simple using a sentiment from Classic Christmas stamps on a Fitted Circle Die Cut.  I die cut the image out with a Fitted Oval, and to frame it, I used a Dotted Scallop Oval (that I cut in half and used to create a small border.  The paper is from the Unconventional Christmas 12 x 12 paper pack.  I finished the card off with some lace, ribbon, twine and Nuvo drops.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Holiday Village

I've got a post up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog today.  Here's what I made:


That stamp is adorable and so much fun to color.  It's called Holiday Village.  All of the rest of the details of this card are on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog Post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, October 20, 2018

LoVe You Artzy Style

I've got a post up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog today.  Here's what I made:


I used three amazing Artzy Products to make this card:
Love You Layered Die
Totally Tracy Be There and Be Square Stamps
Honey Bloomz Paper

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Pumpkin Decor

A girlfriend and I recently had a craft day where we decided to decorate pumpkins.  There were a ton on Pinterest with ribbons and more with flowers, and we decided to try some with ribbons and flowers.  Here's what I did:


Fun!  The flowers are all made from dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used the Shasta Daisy, the Forget-Me-Not, the Nasturtium and the Berry Branch along with a couple ribbons from my stash.  I think it makes a great centerpiece for my table :)

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Let's Toast

Let's toast!  It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  That means there's a ton of fun and crafty inspiration on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  This month, we are challenged to create a card using the all new Christmas creations from Krista.  There are several adorable new sets out; be sure to check them out at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  And there's a prize.  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!


Here's my Christmas creation:



Eek, how cute are those little marshmallow fellers from the Marshmallow Snowmen Stamp Set, cut out beautifully with the coordinating dies!  The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set and is cut out with a Dashing Circle die.  The beautiful paper is from the 6x6 It's Christmas Time Paper Collection.  I added a wee bit of lace and some silver/gold glitter lines to embellish the card.

The marshmallow snowmen are colored with Copic markers E41, E42, R37, YR14, YG61 and YG63.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, October 12, 2018

Candy Cane Joy

It's my day to provide inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  My card features Tiny Ellie with Candy Cane:




She's so sweet and quick/easy to color her up with the following Copic markers:

Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Candy Cane and Clothes:  BG53, BG57, G43, R83, R85

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Poinsettia

Elizabeth Craft Designs has some NEW and AMAZING stamps designed by Krista.  Like the one I used to make this:


LoVe!  The background is created by stamping some of the smaller images from the Poinsettia Clear Stamps and coloring them in.  I then die cut it with the Dashing Rectangles dies.  The large flower is also part of that stamp set and is die cut with the coordinating die set.  The Copics I used were:  R35, R37, R39, YG61, YG63, YG13, YG17, E42, Y26 and B000.  The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Sentiments set and is die cut with a Stitched Fishtail Banner die.

The links to the supplies I used are below.  Thank you for stopping by.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Friday, September 28, 2018

Such a CuTe Penguin

I'm excited to be posting on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  I absolutely adore the sweet character dies that Joset released recently....like this ADORABLE Penguin:



Cute, cute.  I covered him with black sparkly Silk Microfine Glitter:


Adhered properly, this stuff doesn't budge.  I love it.  For more info on my project, be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

'tis the Season for Snowflakes

Christmas is coming!  Yippee!  I love Christmas and I love making Christmas cards.  Here's a fun and simple one using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:




The Snowflakes die set has three sizes.  This is the medium sized one.  The "back" part is a Tim Holtz Metallic Paper.  The magic is to put the large adhesive on the white paper before die cutting.  Then it's super easy to create the snowflake.

The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Sentiments.  I just hand cut the fishtails on both sides.  The card front is cut out with the Dashing Rectangles die set.  The embossing on the pack is from Taylored Expressions.

That's it.  So simple and so fun.  My supplies list is below.  I couldn't find the embossing folder, but really, anything "wintry" would work.

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Classic Christmas Fun

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  That means there's a ton of fun and crafty inspiration on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  This month, we are challenged to create a card using something classicly Christmas.  There are several fabulous new dies out; be sure to check them out at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  And there's a prize.  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!


Here's my classic Christmas creation:



I used the Hot Chocolate Die set along with paper from It's Christmas Time.  I made the mug super sparkly with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.  LoVe that glitter.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Mr & Mrs

My mom went to a wedding reception recently and needed a card.  I didn't really have anything so I busted out some Susan's Garden flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I paired them with the Wedding Sentiments clear stamps to create this:

LoVe.  The patterned paper is from the Rainbow Bark 6x6 paper pack. The pink flowers are from Flowering Trees of Spring.  The white flower is a Shasta Daisy.  I embellished it with Trio of Leaves and Berry Spray.  The "window" is cut with the Frame It - Stitched Ovals and is framed with the Dashing Rectangles.  The sentiment is cut with a Dashing Circle Die.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sparkly Igloo

I'm seriously digging the new(ish) release from Joset at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Like the very sweet Polar Bear and Igloo Dies!  Here's what I made:




The igloo background is done with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, so it's super sparkly.  The polar bear is so fun to put together.  He is edged with the C1 Copic and is super happy with his lil pile of fish!

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

Craftily yours,

Karen