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





Thursday, August 30, 2018

Foxy Fun

Today, I've got a pretty card I made for a friend up on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog.  Here's what I made using the NEW Foxy Greetings Stamps and the Fall Harvest Collection Paper Pack.


The leaves were cut with Dare 2B Artzy Dies from the Foxy Greetings collection and are from the paper.  So cool.  Below is my full supplies list.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

New Ornaments

I've got a couple cards and a tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  I used the new Winter Ornaments dies along with the Unconventional Christmas 12 x 12 paper to create these:

The full instructions for how I created these are on the ECD blog....but suffice it to say that they are pretty simple and easy.  It's a great design for making multiples!  My full supplies list is below.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Saturday, August 25, 2018

Fun Lil Characters

Omigosh, I'm just in LOVE with the Unconventional Christmas line from ModaScrap!  The paper is available at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I purchased the stamps and dies from them at a Scrapbook Expo, but they are also available online from the ModaScrap website.  Here's what I created:


Aren't they just the cutest lil characters?  I colored the guy with BG72, BG75, E000, E33, and E41.  The girl is colored with Y23, E000, G43, and E41.  That adorable penguin is colored with C5 and YR14.  I used the Stitched Hexagon die to frame them and added the Snowflake Border die too.  The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Sentiments.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Bee-utiful

Today, I've got a pretty card I made for a friend up on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog.  Here's what I made using the Bee-utiful Stamps, Summertime Petals Paper and Nesting Rectangle Fancy Frames Die.


Just lovely!  Love the image, love the sentiment and love the paper!  Below is my full supplies list.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Character Challenge

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 celebrating Christmas Fun with Character Dies.  There are several SERIOUSLY cute 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 Santa creation:



Just love him.  I die cut him with adhesive on the front for his pants, jacket and hat and covered with Petal Pink Silk Microfine Glitter from the Bloom Glitter Palette.  Hard to capture the stunning sparkles in this glitter, but it's amazing.  The buttons, boots and gloves are colored with a C7 Copic, the bell with a Y26 and the face with an E000.  The patterned paper is from the 6x6 Unconventional Christmas Collection.  I cut the card front using the Dashing Rectangle die and used the Fitted Circle and Stitched Fishtail Banner dies too.  I finished the card off with a few Nuvo drops in Neptune Turquoise.

Craftily yours,

Karen








Monday, August 20, 2018

A Glittery Tree

Happy Monday Y'all!  I'm excited to have a card up over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today!  Here's what I made with the new Elegant Christmas Tree die and the Classic Christmas Sentiment Clear Stamps.



Such a pretty die.  All of the details and instructions for making this card are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.....but I wanted to add another photo close-up to show off the beautiful green glitter.



LLLLooooove that sparkly goodness.  My supplies list is below.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen


Friday, August 17, 2018

New Stamps, New Dies - Great Fun


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

We are excited to have a Blog Hop to share our new stamps, dies and paper!!


There are so many fun new products!  Be sure to check out all the lovely inspiration from our Artzy Designers!!

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 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 ink pad of their choice!!

The Blog Hop will end Saturday, August 18th at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

For my card today, I used the new Holiday Rose Stamps, a sentiment from the Holiday Magic set and the new Holiday Bouquet Paper.  


The roses are colored with R32, R35, R37, and R37.  I colored the greens with G43, G46, YG11, YG13, and G82, G85.  Here's a close up of those beautiful Artzy flowers:



Thanks for stopping by! 

Your next stop in the hop is the amazing Tasha's blog! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, August 13, 2018

New Release from Joset

Today, my design team sisters and I from  Elizabeth Craft Designs are focusing on the new release from Joset.  I chose to make a holiday-inspired card using the ADORABLE new Moose Die!


Cute!!  He is fun to put together, reminds me of playing with paper dolls when I was a kid.  The hooves, antlers and beared and colored with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, and his body is Tea Dye.  I used the beautiful Christmas Holiday 6x6 Paper.  The rectangle is die cut with two of the Dashing Rectangle dies.  (I just cut the smaller one offset in the middle.  I added a sentiment from the NEW Cute Winter Sentiments set.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sparkly Penguin

Have you seen the ADORABLE new release from Joset at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  So so so cute!  Like the new Penguin die:



I thought he turned out pretty cute in the Snowglobe die!  For his body and wings, I covered White Soft-Finish Cardstock with adhesive before cutting and then covered with Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter.  His feet and nose are colored with Copic YR14, and the trees in the background are colored with G40.  The paper is from the beautiful Unconventional Christmas line.  Here's a better shot at the glittery goodness.  (It's very smoky here in No Cali, so getting a good pic is tough!)




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

Craftily yours,

Karen




Sunday, August 5, 2018

Artzy Challenge - Anything Goes

Time for a NEW Challenge over at Dare 2B Artzy.  This month, it's anything goes.  Join us!  It's anything!  Here's what I created using the beautiful Totally Tracy Holiday Magic stamps and the new Holiday Bouquet Paper Collection:


LoVe that poinsettia.  I colored it with R32, R35, R37, R39, G40, G43, and G46.  Pretty, simple...love.

Hope you decide to join us in the challenge this month.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen




Friday, August 3, 2018

Gnome Ellie

It's time for a new Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!  The challenges are always anything goes, so it's easy to join.  My inspiration card today uses Gnome Ellie.


Just love her!  That fun paper is from the Dare 2B Artzy Honey Blooms paper collection.  I cut the image out with an Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Rectangle die and the flowers covered with Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter.  I colored this image with Copic markers:

Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Clothes:  Y21, Y23, Y26, BG70, BG72, BG75

The sentiment is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs General Sentiments clear stamps.  Links to the supplies for this card are below.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine!  LoVe the sentiment....but getting a little tired of the heat here in No Cali...so I'm staying cool by crafting indoors.  Today's make uses products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

The gorgeous paper is from the Fly & Scrap 6x6 collection.  I cut the square "hole" using the Frame It / Stitched Squares dies.  They stitch the outside of the die cut.  Very cool.  I also used the Stitched Hexagon dies and created a couple Garden Note Zinnias to embellish my card.  I finished it off with a few Nuvo drops in Buttermilk.  Love the pretty spring-y colors :)

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

Craftily yours,

Karen





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christmas in July - Elizabeth Craft Designs Style

I usually send out >100 cards at Christmas-time, but I may not make it this year.  Going to try!  This is one I made with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  It's Christmas in July!


This card includes stamped images from the Snowman and Gifts Clear Stamps that were die cut with the coordinating dies.  The "hole" in the card was cut with the NEW Frame It/Stitched Ovals dies.  These are so cool, the die leaves the stitching behind :)  That gorgeous snowflake is from the Ornate Snowflakes dies and is covered with Crystal Clear Silk Microfine Glitter from the Bloom collection. The beautiful paper is from the Christmas Holidays 6x6 set.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Links to the supplies I used are below.

Craftily yours,

Karen





Thursday, July 26, 2018

Monday's Stink!

It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and today, I'm using one of their new stamp sets - called Feeling Stinky:


Such a cutie patootie skunk!  There is a coordinating set of dies for this set, so it makes it really easy to cut out!  The beautiful paper is also new, called Fall Ha

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Shape Dies

I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a card that has a mixture of fun shaped dies!  Here's what I made:


For this card featuring the Row Houses Stamps, I also used the Dashing Rectangles, Fitted Circles, the Fitted Fishtails, the Stitched Squares, and the Stitched Fishtail Banners.  AND there are so many more fun ones at Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Monday, July 23, 2018

Christmas in July, Paper Nest Doll Style

It's my day to provide inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  My card features Winter Gift Emma:




Just love her.  I thought she went perfectly with the Christmas Holidays 6x6 Paper Collection from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and I embellished the card with some lace and some flowers covered with silk microfine glitter.  She is colored with the following Copic markers:

Hair:  E50, E31, E33
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Clothes:  BG11, BG13, BG15, R81, R83, C1
Gift:  Y23, Y26, C1, C3

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

Craftily yours,

Karen

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Thinking of You

Posting a simple and sweet card today using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs today!  Here's what I created:


The stamp is from the Laundry Party Clear Stamps.  The flower paper is from the Butterfly Dreams 12x12 Collection, and the wood paper is from the Wood Effect 12x12 Collection.  I added some glitter lines and lace.  That's it!  :)  Thanks a bunch for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen





Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Alphabet Challenge

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 celebrating the alphabet.  Fantastic!  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 alphabet creation:



I love the amazing Elizabeth Craft Designs Blackboard Alphabet.  They are a great size for cardmaking or scrapbooking.  I also used the NEW Party Lanterns dies.  I used adhesive to adhere Cool Diamond Silk Microfine glitter to the white tops of the lanterns.  The opening in the middle was cut with the Adventurous Edges.

That beautiful paper is from the Fly & Scrap 6x6 paper.  My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Sunday, July 15, 2018

Be YOU

Posting a card today using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used the FuN Stitched Hexagon dies along with the Fashions 2 Clear Stamps and Coordinating Dies to create this:


LoVe those hexagons and I wanna own that dress (and be skinny enough to wear it!)  The pattern paper is from the Butterfly Dreams 12x12 Paper Collection.  For the background paper, I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder called Lots of Dots.  The dress is colored with Copic markers:  R81, R83, R85, B93, B95, YG03, YG06.

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

Craftily yours,

Karen