Friday, July 23, 2021

Stitching Challenge

Today's post is all about sewing over at Crazy4Challenges. I didn't hit the challenge directly on. Rather, I used both stitched dies and stitched ribbons for my sewing.  Here's what I created:



The paper is some that I recently purchased at a craft class. I love the inky-looking background. The flowers were colored with Distress Oxides in Scattered Straw with a smidge of Wild Honey. The leaves are Distress Oxide in Mowed Lawn and then I dabbed them onto a Versamark pad and use some Peeled Paint Embossing Glaze to add some texture.

The dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs and are linked up below. Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Cabo!

 For my post today at Elizabeth Craft Designs, I created some planner pages from a recent trip to Cabo in Mexico. I wanted to put some memories of this amazing trip both into my "Mike 'n' Me" journal and in my "Places I've Been" journal.  The first is Sidekick sized:


The right (or back-side) of the page is inspired by a Crazy4Challenges sketch this week. This is the "regular" sized page for my "Places I've Been" Journal:


More details can be found on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Thank you SO much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Bee

 Today, over at Crazy4Challenges, we were challenged to create a card with a bee on it. I used some Dare 2B Artzy Paper that has a cute little bee on it. I also used some pretty Floral dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


The products from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below. Thank you for checking out my card today!

Craftily yours, Karen



Fun with Farm Dies

 I'm still having so much fun with the Life is Better on the Farm Collection from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I made these cards using some old inky backgrounds I found:



I used the Farmer one for this last week's challenge on Crazy4Challenges to do something with a picnic or BBQ. 

Thanks for stopping by today. My supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below, and full details on these cards are on their blog today!

Craftily yours,  Karen



Saturday, June 26, 2021

Love you fairy much

 I'm posting over at Elizabeth Craft Designs today with this adorable card using their Fairy 1 die:



Isn't she sweet? All the details of how I created this card are on the ECD Blog. I'm also using this card for inspiration into this week's Crazy4Challenge - all about fairies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen








Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sadie's Page

 I'm posting a Sidekick Essentials journal page over at Elizabeth Craft Designs today.


Awwww, she is one of the sweetest dogs. I used the right side of the page as inspiration for this week's Crazy4Challenge sketch challenge:


I hope you join the challenge! Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs are all linked up below. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen



Saturday, June 12, 2021

Panda Bear with Googly Eyes

 I LoVe googly eyes! Today's card for Elizabeth Craft Designs uses their adorable panda, the gorgeous Rainbow of Happiness Papers and the Bear Hugs Sentiments to create this fun card:


All the details are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today. Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen





Saturday, June 5, 2021

Happy Place

 I created a card today for the Crazy4Challenges post to do a card for the great outdoors. One of my favorite things about the great outdoors is flowers!


I used the beautiful new paper from Elizabeth Craft Designs - Rainbow of Happiness. I also used a new stamp set called Gratitude. The flower was stamped on the patterned paper, and I added little dots of Copic marker to give it some dimension. The sentiment is from Pieces of Life 3 - quotes. Love that the collections from Elizabeth Craft Designs can all go together so well.

Join us in the challenge, won't ya?  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily your, Karen



Sunday, May 30, 2021

Pocket Cards

I'm posting a few cards today on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog using the Sealed Pocket die from the Art Journal Line. I love the cards that can be made with this fun pocket (on top of the amazing journal!).



 

This week's post was also inspired by Crazy4Challenges - where the challenge this week is to do a card with a pocket! 

Craftily yours, Karen




Saturday, May 29, 2021

The Simple Life

 I had some fun with the "Life is Better on the Farm" collection designed by Joset for Elizabeth Craft Designs! Love this sweet sheep!



Just such cuteness for an "any day" kind of card just to say hello to a good friend! Thanks for stopping by today! My supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below. The paper is from a stack I purchased on sale from Michael's.

Craftily yours, Karen



Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Dragonfly Tag

Today, I'm posting this fun tag over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I am going to use it to attach to a bottle of wine that I'll give a co-worker who is getting ready to retire. What a fun way to jazz up a simple gift, don't ya think?


I was inspired to create this tag due to this week's FUN challenge at Crazy4Challenges.  Join us! Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sympathy

 I made this sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her dad. I used the beautiful Floral die and new paper collection (Rainbow of Happiness) from Elizabeth Craft Designs and was inspired by the current sketch challenge at Crazy4Challenges.


The flowers are colored with Distress Ink in Crackling Campfire.  (Just a smidge!)  Thank you for stopping by today. The products from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.

Craftily yours,  Karen


Monday, May 10, 2021

Howdy!

 I'm loving the Life is Better on the Farm collection at Elizabeth Craft Designs. So many cute options. Today's post is showing a card I submitted for the ECD Design Team Group Post:


It's a very simple card, but I love how it turned out.  It makes me just feel happy!

Craftily yours,  Karen



Saturday, May 8, 2021

Florida - Places I've Traveled

For Elizabeth Craft Designs, I am sharing more pages for my "Places I've Been" journal on their blog today.


I was challenged at Crazy4Challenges to use a postage stamp, and I used a few on these layouts.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen




Friday, April 30, 2021

Holy Cow

 Holy Cow! The "Life is Better on the Farm" collection from Elizabeth Craft Designs is SO cute! Here's what I created using the new Cow Dies.


How fun! I love that you can create two very different looking cards using the same sketch and same die. One has a very feminine light feel, and the other has more of a masculine feel....love them both! I'm using the card on the left for the Crazy4Challenge inspiration post to use lime, turquoise and navy for colors. Join us!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,  Karen



Saturday, April 24, 2021

Yellow and Grey Inspiration

 It's time for a NEW Challenge over at Crazy4Challenges. This time, we are being inspired by this picture:

I took the greys and yellow as inspiration and created this card using the adorable new Donkey from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


How FuN!  Please join us in the challenge! 

Craftily yours, Karen



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In Sympathy

 I'm posting this sympathy card over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.


I made it for my boss who recently lost her father.  Love the florals. Perfect for a card like this.

Craftily yours, Karen


Monday, April 12, 2021

Welcome Little One

 Today's group post over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog is all about the new farm collection, Life is Better on the Farm!  Here's my contribution that I made for a co-worker who just had a baby!




So so cute. Be sure to pop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for more fun farm inspiration, and thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen



Friday, April 9, 2021

Just Chicken In

 Posting a card today over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with the new "Life is Better on the Farm" collection. In particular, I used the Chicken & Rooster die set along with the new sentiment set to create this:


How fun is that?  I'm sending this card to my brother and am including it as inspiration for the Sibling Day post at Crazy4Challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen


Sunday, April 4, 2021

My Pink Tractor

 I am loving the NEW collection from Elizabeth Craft Designs - called "Life is Better on the Farm."  So fun.  Today, I used the new Tractor die to create this fun creation! These dies are not quite yet on the ECD website, but many local retailers already have them!


Eek, my tractor is PINK!  Love it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen



Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Adorable Farm Animals

 Elizabeth Craft Designs has a FABULOUS new release filled with adorable farm critters and accessories. They aren't quite available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website, but they ARE available NOW at your local scrapbook store and on many websites.

I used the adorable Pig die to create this happy pig splashing in the mud.


How fun! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Two-Toned Flowers

I'm posting these pretty floral cards over at Elizabeth Craft Designs today. 

All of the details are available on the ECD blog. The card sketch for the card on the left was inspired by a card sketch challenge in the Creative Paper Addicts Facebook Group. My supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen


Friday, March 19, 2021

Easter Bunny

 I absolutely adore the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunny Dies.  How cute is this sweet bunny, perfect for Easter cards:


More information about this card is posted today over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  The card sketch is from this week's challenge at Crazy4Challenges. Love a good sketch challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,  Karen



Saturday, March 13, 2021

Using Stencils (and Flowers)

 Today's challenge at Crazy4Challenges is to use a stencil. Challenge accepted!



The stencil I used is part of the Summer Journal Special at Elizabeth Craft Designs, linked up below with the other products I used from ECD.  The washi tape is from my stash. I colored the beautiful flowers design by Anita at Elizabeth Craft Designs with Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks, and I used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey with the stencil (with small splatters of Abandoned Coral). The blooming branches die cut is colored with Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Ink.

This card also was designed using inspiration of Card Sketch #2 in the Creative Paper Addicts Facebook Group!  Fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you join our challenge!

Craftily yours, Karen