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



Monday, March 8, 2021

Spring Flowers

 Spring is ALMOST here! Whoop! Today, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, we are celebrating Spring! Here's my contribution:


So pretty in pink :) The paper is from Heartfelt Creations. Of course, all the dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love that Cubic Background. Easy to adhere to my card with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. I have linked up the supplies below.

Craftily yours, Karen


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Music Makes Me Happy

 Over on the Crazy4Challenge blog, our challenge this week is to do something with the "marching band" theme.  I really had nothing directly related to the theme, but I love the music of a marching band, so I stretched with some cool products from Dare 2B Artzy.



Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you join in the challenge!!

Craftily yours, Karen

Friday, March 5, 2021

My Trip to Illinois

 I did another page in my Places I've Been Journal of virtual travels. Today's "trip" to Illinois is posted on the blog over at Elizabeth Craft Designs


I love doing these pages. It brings back such lovely memories. Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

Craftily yours, Karen


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sketch Challenge

 I recently joined a new Facebook group started by one of my design team sisters where she has posted a sketch challenge. Since I took yesterday off work on a vacay day, I decided to create the below card to meet the challenge:



Love that beautiful paper from the Mystical Winter collection and, of course, the pretty flowers (that are colored with a combination of two distress inks - Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans. The blooming branches leaves is colored with Hickory Smoke, and I added some White Craft Drops. I also added some Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to the stitched circle that also has a bit of gesso through one of the ECD stencils that was part of the Summer Journal Special.  All of the ECD supplies are linked up below. Thanks for checking out my card :)

Craftily yours, Karen


Friday, February 26, 2021

Alcohol Ink Cards

 Today, I'm highlighting some cards I made using alcohol inks over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog


Eek, so fun and I love how these cards turned out. The supplies are listed below and more pics can be found on the ECD blog. The flower one is being used as inspiration for the Crazy4Challenges post this week which is all about florals.

Craftily yours, Karen


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Slimline Fun

 Created two slimline cards recently with supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

First, this adorable card using the Monkey die.  How cute!  It follows a sketch over at Crazy4Challenges this week.  Join us!


And then this tri-fold slimline card created using the Parrot die!


Who says parrots can't be pink and orange?!! All of the patterned paper used in these creations is from Dare 2B Artzy. The rest of details are available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Craftily yours,  Karen





Monday, February 8, 2021

Woof You!

 I love dogs more than humans!  Anyone else with me?  Today, at Elizabeth Craft Designs, my design team friends and I are creating Valentine's cards, and I figured this doggie one would be good to enter into the mix!


The paper is from an older ModaScrap paper; sorry it doesn't look like it's available anymore. The rest of my supplies from ECD are linked up below.

Craftily yours,  Karen







Friday, February 5, 2021

Princess and Fairy

 Just before the holidays, Joset released the Once Upon a Time Collection. Today, I decided to use these dies again and created these two cards using the Princess and Fairy 1 dies.


Aren't they fun?!  Full details can be found today over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!  Thanks for stopping by! I also submitted the Fairy 1 card to the Crazy4Challenges as inspiration. This week's challenge is to use a weather element in the card.

Craftily yours, Karen



Sunday, January 31, 2021

Peek-A-Boo Owl

 I'm posting today over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog using the ADORABLE Owl die along with the Peek-A-Boo Love Dies. Here's what I created:


I also LoVe that paper from the Worn Wood Collection. So pretty! The card is also posted today at Crazy4Challenges. This week's challenge is to create a card with the word LOVE or a heart on it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen


Friday, January 22, 2021

Days 25 to 31 - #DecemberDBD

 I finished my December Day-by-Day album that I have been working on with supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. My pages are below.


These are the tags that are in the above pocket. While we had a quiet Christmas, I was fortunate enough to see all my sons and their girls.




Chief had a play date.  It did not go horrible.  LOL


I was REALLY bored.  Hahaha, SnapChat filters are so fun.




That's it!  Day 27 is also being used as inspiration to this week's Crazy4Challenge to use green and/or purple!

Craftily yours,  Karen