Nov 28, 2014

Manchester joins Castanet - Kelowna News -

This is my lovely uncle Jon, more of a brother as we are only 9 months apart.  So very proud and wish him all the best in his new adventure.

Manchester joins Castanet - Kelowna News -

Nov 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza

Get Ready for a Week Full of Amazing Offers! 

Enjoy these flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20–50 percent discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts November 24 through December 2, so get yours before they're gone!

Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24 and December 1 on special products-some that have never before been paired together-that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast!

All new demonstrator get this great deal, a 25 percent discount on the Starter Kit! 
For more details on this opportunity message me at Stamp with Karen

Hugs, Karen

Nov 18, 2014

It's a BOY!

Congratulations Amanda, beautiful mommy to be of a precious BABY BOY!!!! We are all so excited for you and can't wait to meet him.

Here is a card that I made for the Baby Shower using a combination of retired Stampin' Up! Special Delivery set and Paper Smooches Pip Squeaks and I colored the image using Letraset Promarkers .The paper that I used for this card is Stampin' Up! Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White and Designer Series Fresh Prints. I added cute little jewels on the sentiment and corners for some blingyness

My card is made with the Stephanie Barnard's Sizzix Step-Ups card die, the card folds to a standard A2 size.

Unfortunately I was ill and unable to attend but was sent some of the photos. Now, check out the cake.  WOW was that awesome!!! I couldn't wait to share the photos. 
Nice job Rayleen!

Thank you for stopping by Handmade Creations by Karen.  Please feel free to leave comment, suggestions or post a question.  I love reading your comments and feel so blessed to have so many wonderful stamping friends!!!

Nov 9, 2014

Been Awhile

Sorry I am falling behind as usual. Perfect description of me lately is "Always bored, Sometimes crafty and Often odd", only thing missing is dazed and confused.  Thus I have not been doing as much as I want to with my cards or any craft, not sure if it is the meds or just me.  I have been slow at making cards except for the ones I made for US Thanksgiving and a few Christmas cards. 

One thing I am very happy I did a month ago was signing up for LTL Weight Loss Management, my Life Coach is my cousin Lisa in Las Vegas so been great getting to know her even better.  I was doing great up until this last week with Halloween and just feeling blue (Dad's birthday in a few weeks).  I have lost just over 10 lbs and about 12 inches overall in the first 4 weeks.  Doctors still want me to lose about 40 more pounds, baby steps is how I have to look at it.  Between the MS fatigue and Fibromyalgia it is a struggle to find the energy to exercise but I know in time it will get easier.  I just wish I had started this earlier as the cold weather has hit Calgary this coming week.

I am dreading weigh in tomorrow but it will be good to see, and hopefully give me the motivation to be extra good and eat LOTS of veggies and do some stretching or yoga.

Here are a few of the cards I made last weekend with my friend Nelly.




Thank you for stopping by....

Hugs, Karen

Come Rain or Shine by Sarah Bennett

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