Thursday, November 30, 2023

Joyful Bear

 Today, I'm posting over at Elizabeth Craft Designs with this fun set of cards.

I love the new critters from Joset. Super cute!  All the details are on the ECD blog today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Monday, October 30, 2023

So much

 So much love into these cards I made for kids and stepkids weddings and bridal showers. I am showcasing them over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog

Be sure to check out all the details over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Craftily yours, Karen

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Caterpillar to Butterfly Birthday

 Here are a couple of adorable bug cards that I made for some September Birthdays!  (My sister-in-law and my granddaughter!)

I love the new Bugs & Butterflies release from Elizabeth Craft Designs. So cute! There is more information about these cards on their blog today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Thursday, August 17, 2023

All About the Grand

 I've been doing some Elizabeth Craft Designs Planner Essential Pages about one of my favorite people, the Grand.  She is actually my step grand, but I just adore her so. I used circles to cover her face (sorry) because she is not my wee one to show off.

This first one uses the Planner Essentials 41 for the page base and I added some Strawberry die cuts as well as some fun rick-rack I had in my stash.  I love the leaf reinforcments.

The next page is all about when my husband met the wee one. She was only a few days old. I saw the leaf edge from someone on the Planner Essentials Facebook Group and added some flowers from the Florals 9 to mine. The page base here is from the Planner Essentials 56 set, and I used some Fitted and Stitched Circles for the text.  

Monday, July 31, 2023

Trip to France

 I had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to travel with my parents to France in August 2022. The trip had been delayed for two years due to COVID, so it was even more special. Here are some of the Sidekick Essentials pages I made with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The Musee d'Orsay was so special. I studied French in school and fell in love with the impressionists. Look, it's a Van Gogh Starry Night painting!  WoW!

So many fun sights to see in Paris.  We spent a week there, and we saw many of the fabulously fun places!

Of course, we did the Eiffel Tower. My mom made reservations so we could go to the top!  I was a total fan girl!

Love Love Love!

Here's some pictures from the inside of the Eiffel Tower.

On our trip, we did a two-week Rick Steve Tour. So fun to see small medieval towns like Sarlat-le-Caneda!

Thanks for "traveling with me" on my memory tour. The products I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are listed below. 

Craftily yours,  Karen

Saturday, July 22, 2023

City Bus Day

 On my trip to France with my mom and dad last summer, we did the total tourist thing and took the city bus around the city. Great experience to see all the tourist sites in one day.  Here's the page I made:

and the back!

The products I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below. The paper is from an old Basic Grey set.

Craftily yours, Karen

Sunday, July 16, 2023


During my trip to France, my parents and I did a Rick Steve Tour where we stopped at Oradour Sur Glane. If you don't know the story, read about it. I only took a few pictures because I cried most of the way through it.  This is the only page in my book without pictures of me or my parents.

I used Sidekick Pocket Pages to create this page. These plastic sleeves sure makes creating a page easy and fun when you also use the Pocket Page Fillers 1 set.

I also used the Moods and Family stamps to create these pages. The products I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are below.

Craftily yours, Karen

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happy Mother's Day

 A posting using my new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs for a Mother's Day card!  Happy Mother's Day to all the momma's out there.

The paper is from a paper pad I got on Amazon, and it's just scraps from some scrapbooking. The dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.

Craftily yours,  Karen

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Special Memories

 Happy to be posting today over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  I used the new Everyday Elements dies from Annette to create a card. I also used that same collection on a couple Planner Essentials pages for Sadie's album. 

How adorable is that bee made with the Layered Honeybee set! So fun. The honeycomb is also in that same set. I put him on top of a fun doily from the Small Doily set and added a sentiment from the Happy Stamps. The border below the sentiment is from the Lace Border set. Love how this card turned out!  I plan to use it for a gift for someone special.

Following the special memory theme, next up, I created a Planner Essentials page for Sadie's album using Planner Essentials 41 for my page base. I added a couple tickets from the Planner Essentials 56 set and a heart "clip" from the Sidekick Pocket Page Set 1. The sweet sentiment is from the Let's Stick Together stamps. I then embellished with one of the Lace Borders and added a flower from from the new Playful Flowers set. On this page, I was inspired by a page made by Annette for the lay-out. :)

On the back of the page is another Lace Border and another Playful Flower.  I kept this side pretty simple focusing on sweet Sadie running through the tall grass. 

All of the paper I used here is from an older G45 set, Steampunk Debutante.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Los Angeles Trip Scrapbook Page

 Hi Fellow Crafters! Today, I created a Sidekick Essentials page with products from Elizabeth Craft Designs documenting a trip that my guy and I made to Los Angeles to see a Kings/Lakers basketball game.  

The game went into three overtimes!  So exciting!  I had to do some tickets to add in all the craziness of the game!

We got to fly on a private jet.  I have to tell you - that was a crazy good experience.

Products used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.

Craftily yours, Karen

Monday, April 10, 2023

Winslow and Denver

 I've created a couple Sidekick size Planner Essentials pages for my "him n me" album journaling the fun that my guy and I have had in the last couple of years.  The pages for today are below.

First up is a couple from our quick trip to Denver last January where we got to go to a NBA and NHL game all in one trip.

We had so much fun and had awesome seats for the hockey game!

My favorite moment from a recent trip to Arizona was that picture of us "standin' on a corner in Winslow Arizona!" 

Many of the products I used are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are linked up below. Appreciate you stopping by today to check it out.

Crafily yours, Karen

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Travel to Colorado

 I maintain a few Planner Essentials journals. Today's post is an entry into the "Places I've Been" Journal. It is from a quick trip to Colorado in early 2022.  (Yes, I'm a bit behind!  lol)

Mike and I had such fun in Denver. We were only there for a couple days but managed to get in a Denver Avalance Hockey game and saw the Sacramento Kings play (loss - boo) to the Denver Nuggets. That hockey game was SO much fun!  Products from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.

Craftily yours,  Karen

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Travel to Arizona

 Excited to be posting some Planner Essentials scrapbook pages for Elizabeth Craft Designs today! How fun. In these pages I'm documenting a trip my guy and I made to Arizona with his pup, Sadie. I've been to Arizona several times, but I see something new and wonderful each trip.

This first page is for Sadie's album. I love the pic of Mike and Sadie staring into the Grand Canyon.

I love how the Winter Bird from Joset is a perfect addition to the page.

How beautiful is Sedona in the bottom picture. What an amazing memory!

And on the back, a pic of the Grand Canyon and some pictures from our Route 66 time.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today for all the details.

Craftily yours, Karen

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Scary Food Truck

 Having so much fun with the Food Truck from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today's post is the scary truck and is posted also on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen