Jun 17, 2014

Hump Day approaches

What a day, kept thinking it was Wednesday but only Tuesday so no wings tonight.  Went to a hair salon for the first time in 14 years it took 3 hours to highlight and colour my hair, love it and now maybe the grey won't be as noticeable.  After dinner tonight I made 2 cards with my new stamp from Stampin' Up! called "A Little Smile Wood-Mount Stamp"  



Will be donating these for an auction in England to help Rescued dogs and cats.
Hoping to get a few more done Wednesday as well as the wedding shower card I should have done weeks ago.

Good night all 
Hugs, Karen

Jun 13, 2014

Designing a Craft Room

On this rainy Friday 13th, I am sitting here wondering how I could design my craft room in the basement.  I will need to do it fairly inexpensively but want it to be functional and very organized.

I have seen Fabulous craft rooms online like Mary's on Stamp in Pretty.

Currently the space is not being used for anything but has a couch and tv, I am hoping we can move those upstairs to the loft and we can have a little TV room in there again.

I would love to have a cabinet section along the back wall, with counter.  I love to do a lot of my stamping standing up.  I have a lovely big desk from Ikea with a glass top which will need to go in the space and I have a bunch of the Recollections cubes from Michaels.   In my dreams it is so similar to Mary's room but I know realistically that wont happen.

For now I can have the fun of picking out paint colours and begging friends to help me paint, then having hubby move all the furniture as I wont be able to do much of that aspect with my illness.

I am thinking I would like a soft white on most of the walls and then an accent wall in a pale teal or something.  Love the Shabby Chic look, was also thinking about making some bunting to put on one of the walls as a decoration.  Hopefully hubby will let me hang things on the walls or have some floating shelves.

When I go on Pinterest, I can spend hours looking at storage ideas and other crafts. Makes for a great distraction pinning rather than actually making anything.

I hope to have pictures of my Craft room journey soon but for now here is a photo of the basement and my messy room in the loft.





Have a great day!  Hugs Karen


Watercolor Thank You

I must apologise as I have not been writing very much lately, instead I have been trying to concentrate on getting healthier.  I have been finding with the increase in medications I feel out of it for long periods of time and cannot really think or do to much.  Last night I felt high for almost 8 hours, just breathing seemed laboured and my mind was racing all over the place.

Alot of my time is spent thinking about making cards or scrapbooking and very little time actually doing it.

I did receive a HUGE Stampin' Up! order yesterday, I get so excited when I see the UPS truck pull up to the house.


Included in this shipment was the Watercolor Thank You stamp, perfect timing as I was working on a few Thank You cards.

These were made with the following Stampin' Up! products:


Have a great weekend everyone!   Hugs Karen

Jun 2, 2014

Happy Monday!

Good morning all my crafty friends and what a great week this will be!
What did you get up to this weekend? I spent the day making cards with a friend and yesterday I was getting the house ready for my Mum to visit.  Unfortunately all the excitement and extra activity took it out of me and I was in bed by 5pm.   Today is the day I believe you can start ordering from the NEW  2014-2015 Catalog !


Although the cards I made this weekend aren't Stampin' Up!  I will have some throughout the week to show you.  Below is a flip it card for my god-daughters birthday that I made on weekend took me two days lol but I love it!   I still have to decide if I want google eyes or not.


Or with the google eyes?


And finally the inside


I am off to the Neurologist today so no card making till tomorrow with Mum, can't wait.
Wishing all of you a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen


Come Rain or Shine by Sarah Bennett

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