Dec 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 29th - January 5th inclusive, while supplies last.

Hugs, Karen


Dec 29, 2015

2016 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure

 Hello my crafty peeps!

By now you should have received your copy of the 2016 Occasions Catalog and 2016 Sale-A-Bration Brochure that were recently mailed out.  Here are some of my favorites:

Have A Cuppa Suite (Of course as I LOVE tea)


Now, I am a HUGE tea drinker and the moment I saw the little embellishments and framelits for this collection, it shot straight to the top of my must-have list! I mean, how could you not fall in love with these?


There’s even another stamp set called Timeless Textures in the Occasions catalog that features a grunge coffee ring stamp, which coordinates perfectly with this set!  Whoot Whoot, I was super happy when i saw the coffee rings! It will also go nicely with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set too. 

Birthday Bouquet Suite
Birthday Blooms, is more my style than the other Birthday set in the catalog.  I love the paper in this suite and can’t wait to get my hands on it! I’m also really excited for the Honeycomb Embellishments and the Bow Paper Clips! (will play with in my January 15th class)

These are sure to be hot items since they coordinate with: the "Honeycomb Happiness" stamp set in the Sale-a-bration
Would you look at how cute this little bird is! The moment I saw this stamp, this set hit my must-have list as well! And you can earn this set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with your $60 product purchase!

Stay tuned for some more sneak peeks and projects...

Hugs, Karen


Dec 27, 2015

GOALS 2016

Hello my crafty peeps!

I have been thinking a mulling over what goals I want to acheive for 2016, I dont mean resolutions that barely ever come to fruitation but actual GOALS!  At this point I have been struggling for 3 years with depression over being chronically ill, not being able to work or function mentally like I did before and the BIG one no faith that I could ever live the life that I saw in my dreams.

Hubby and friends have been trying to help me get out of this rut or bump in the road by helping me be creative, healthy and just social again.   I visited Leonie Dawson's website and read the reviews all over the web, I liked that she encourages her learners to really focus on what they do best (aka the talents and gifts we were born with) to help the world be a better place.

With this in mind I have asked hubby if I can get the "THE SHINING YEAR BIZ BUNDLE"  for $89cdn works out to about $100 with shipping if you want the printed books....

There also is her "Shining Biz + Life Academy"  which has awesome resources for $140usd a month for 4 months.... another decision I need to make.


Courtesy of Pinterest & Leonie Dawson

Update: Later that night we did order me the bundle and I can't wait to share my results for 2016, trust me it will include lots of creative inspiration.  This in mind I am now considering taking the Creative Goddess E-Course  6 weeks to cure your creative blocks + start creating prolifically!



Hugs, Karen


Dec 22, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 22nd - December 29th inclusive.


Hugs, Karen

Dec 19, 2015

Perfect Peacock Birthday

Hello my crafty peeps,

Today I realized I needed a birthday card for a good friend, and thought the Perfect Peacock Wood-Mount Stamp would be perfect.  First I tried embossing in black and colouring with my copics but it smudged so went back and stamped it with memento ink.  I distressed the edges and inked before adhering to the Perfect Plum CS .  I used dimensionals for this layer and just snail when adhering to the Pear Pizazz CS.  I also used the clear glitter Wink of Stella brush on the Peacock.

Hope you like my very first attempt colouring this stamp.  Stay tuned for more colouring and water colouring projects over the next few weeks.


Hugs, Karen

Dec 17, 2015

Lump of Coal part 2


Hello my crafty peeps!

I spent Sunday making more Lump of Coal boxes for friends and hubby's co-workers.  

chocolate coal peices

Hope you like them! Would love to see your Christmas creations, post a photo in comments.
Hugs, Karen



Dec 14, 2015

Frozen's Olaf!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Last week I made a curvy keepsake box for a friend who loves Olaf!  I got the idea off of Pinterest and Suzanne Tilney - Crafty Ink Buds blog. 

Hope you like my version!

Here he is from the side so you can see how I have stuck the punch art pieces to the little keepsake box.  I chose to stick it to one of the sides with the long slit rather than the ones with the handle per Suzanne's as it gave his bottom section the best shape.



I apologize for the crappy photos, was rushing out the door to our Christmas party in Banff Springs. Check out the view from our room.


Hugs, Karen



Dec 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Year End Sale ....

Hello my crafty peeps! 

Have you seen the great news Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE sale...


  • December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Online customers and demonstrators can add non-Year-End-Sale items to their order.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
Check it out and remember Quantities are limited, so Hurry!

Hugs,


Dec 8, 2015

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 8th - December 15th inclusive.


Hugs, Karen

Dec 2, 2015

Happy Wednesday from Mexico!

Hello my crafty peeps!
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I am enjoying some sand and sun in Mexico!
I have been missing looking on Facebook and Pinterest this last week... Lol as well as doing my card projects.  I must say though it has been great spending quality time with my hubby, mum and step-dad.  It's 5am I am sitting on the beach waiting to see the sunrise.  The sound of the waves are lolling me to sleep rather than awake.

Hoping everyone is having a great week!  

Hugs, Karen 

Dec 1, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals ...

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 1st - December 8th inclusive.

Hugs, Karen




Nov 22, 2015

Marker Club ....

Okay Peeps!

I am thinking of starting a "Marker Club" ... This is how it would work:

5 members for this club.
Each person gets one row of markers each month.
I order the entire box of markers plus in colors each month.  
I also order the paper to match.
I always ship it to me/ not the hostess so I can separate the order.

The hostess received In-colors + paper + marker carrier !
The other members each received a color family + paper.

Each month I will suggest that the hostess make it a party so that we could add on orders and she gets more benefits!  


Pricing- I will add all the items that I mentioned above to a cart and divide it by 5.  That was the price for each member each month.  You must commit to all 5 months.  We could do it every other month so that you aren't spending that amount each month.

Let me know your thoughts and if this is something you would be interested in...

Hugs, Karen



Nov 21, 2015

What is Paper Pumpkin...

Hello my crafty peeps!

Have you ever wondered "What is Paper Pumpkin?"
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription stamping kit.
Each month a new kit is shipped directly to you.
And it includes everything you need to make the monthly projects.  Including stamps, inks and materials.  All you might want to add is scissors and adhesive.  There are multiples of the project (example 2 different cards and 4 of each) and each month it is different.  Mostly it is card projects, but there have been cute 3D items and tags too.  
And the good thing is that if you don't want to make it the way the instructions tell you, you can alternate it.  You can see some of the alternate items on my Pinterest board here.
And the best part is the price!  You get the whole kit (which includes shipping) for $24.95 plus taxes each month.   And there are discounts if you order 3 months more at a time.
Why not give it a try this month?   JOIN today
  • Get your friends together to share and make the kit contents together (there is enough for 3-5 friends).
  • Or have each of your friends get their own kit and have a crafting day!!
  • Take your kit on the road...to the cabin, on holidays, to grandmas.
  • Put aside time each month for you, to do something you love!


Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for more Christmas projects throughout the week....
If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

Hugs, Karen

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 

Nov 20, 2015

Lump of Coal ....

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope you all had a great week, I am battling a cold so a little slower than normal and thats pretty slow.  I have been in a boxy kind of mood these last few weeks, so expect to see lots of posts with Christmas themed boxes.

Today I made a "Lump of Coal" curvy keepsakes box.   So stinkin cute!  The tag I found on pinterest, see link below.
 Lump of Coal printable
Chocolate coal from Bulk Barn


Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store! 
I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen

Nov 19, 2015

Box with Punched Ribbon Slider Lid - Part Two

Hello my crafty peeps!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday, its a little chilly here in calgary brrrrr!
Today I am trying to catch up on some of my posts, been sick the last few days.

As promised to some of my ladies here are the instructions for the sturdy ribbon box.

Instructions

  1. For the top you need a peice of cardstock 11" by 6 3/4" and scor the long side at the following: 1 5/8", 5 1/4", 6 7/8", 10 1/2" and then the short side at 1 5/8", and 4 1/4"
  2. For  the base you need a peice of cardstock 10 1/2" by 8 1/4" and scor the long side at the following: 1 1/2", 5", 6 1/2", 10" and then the short side at 1 1/2" and 5"
  3. Fold all scor lines
  4. Cut small rectangle from the lids and on the long section wedge the peices.  Place sticky tape on the flaps about half way down and then stick. 
  5. On the wide section measure the halfway point and punch withthe ribbon slide.
  6. Form the box base similar to how you assembled the top.
  7. Punch snowflake or flower depending on what type of box you are making.  adhere to side of box with dimensional.
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store! 
I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen

Nov 18, 2015

Santa Claus Fry Box

Hello my crafty peeps!

Last Friday was "Fabulous Friends, Pizza and Stamping" at my place and we made 4 Christmas boxes.  I have already shown you the Elf Fry Box but today I will go over the Santa one, I found the idea and video on Pinterest.



I made very similar to the other treat boxes I made last week. 
  1. Real Red CS cut in half at 5.5", I also die-cut  the belt with Basic Black CS using the Fry Box Die.  
  2. Position a 1/2" strip of Basic Black over the center of the box front, and run it through the Big Shot.  To make the Belt Details, adhere the die-cut belt with Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip.  Punch a Petite Curly Label shape or square from Silver Glimmer Paper, then pop up with Dimensionals.  Add a 1/2" square of Basic Black over the center of the buckle with Glue Dots.
  3. To make the Santa we die cut his hair/hat fur with the Wonderful Wreath die on Whisper White CS and the Mustache die. Then we used the large oval punch to cut out his face out of Blushing Bride CS.  Using the Owl punch we also cut out 2 circles for the nose and mouth out of Blushing Bride and a small circle out of Real Red.  If you chose not to use google eyes, you would make the eyes with the Owl punch as well.
  4. Using the 2" circle punch cut out a peice of Real Red CS for the hat which is glued to the back of the Whicper White CS wreath cut out.
  5. Now assemble your face, we started by attaching the moustache with pop up with Dimensionals. Then the nose, mouth and finally the eyes.   We inked the nose, and face to give it some dimension, I also used the Stampin Write marker for some eyebrows.
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store! 


I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen


Nov 17, 2015

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catolgue Retiring List

Hello my crafty peeps!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catolgue Retiring List - While Stocks Last 20% off Selected Stamps – 5 days only! For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has announced a Retiring List for Seasonal Products. Available until January 4th, these are a While Stocks Last. So although the list will be up until January 4th, when they're gone, they're gone. The Witching Decor set has already sold out!!!



There’s a PDF you can download here, and it will be updated Daily, so if you’re considering waiting, please keep an eye on it  So don’t risk losing out on one of your favorite products, the link to my shop is HERE.
Hugs, Karen

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

This weeks deals center around Christmas!


You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from November 17th  - November 24th inclusive.

Hugs, Karen


Nov 12, 2015

Holiday Gift Card Holders

Hello my crafty peeps!

If you are like me, you say you will make all your cards and do your christmas shopping early and not wait till the last second... BUT time seems to slip by and BAM its almost Christmas!

I tend to give at least one person on my Christmas list a gift card. That's why today's project is a gift card holder.  

Instructions:
  • Make 3 from an A4 sheet of cardstock. The belly band slides off and it opens up for a gift card holder.

    1. Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in 3 vertically so you end up with 3 pieces 2.75” wide x 11” long.
    2. Using the largest Framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelit set; cut the rounded edge as shown in the photo below. (Borrowed photo from Claire Daly)
    3. Starting from the straight end, score at 8cm and 12cm.
    4. Using a 2" Circle punch, cut a semi-circle in the straight end.
    5. Emboss the 8cm long piece with the semi-circle (I used the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder)
    6. Cut a piece of Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape in half vertically (so you have two thinner strips). Use these to adhere the embossed pieces down to create the pouch. If you keep the tape the same width it's a bit of a tight fit for the card, but this fits and holds just fine.
    7. Cut a piece of DSP using the second Largest Lots of Labels Framelit and use that to decorate the front of the flap.
    8. Then just create your belly band and decoration. I used a 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Merry Moments DSP. Also used the Penguin from Snow Place (embossed in black).



Hope you like and feel inspired to try your own version.  Love to see any of your versions...


Hugs, Karen


Nov 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals November 10th to 17th

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

This weeks deals center around Christmas!


You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from November 10th  - November 17th inclusive.

Hugs, Karen






ELF Fry box

Hello my crafty peeps!

I am trying to stay off social media and do a bit more crafting! I woke up to SNOW this morning, making it a perfect time to snuggle under a blanket and sit in my craft room.  Friday we are having a Fabulous friends, pizza and Stamping night, hoping to make a few great christmas boxes.

One we hope to make is this little ELF fry box! 

I made very similar to the Frankenstien treat box I made last week. 
  1. Garden Green CS cut in half at 5.5", I also die-cut the collar out of Whisper White CS and the belt with Basic Black CS using the Fry Box Die.  
  2. Position a 1-1/4" wide strip of Whisper White over the box border and a 1/2" strip of Basic Black over the center of the box front, and run it through the Big Shot.
  3. To make the Belt Details, adhere the die-cut belt with Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip.  Punch a Petite Curly Label shape from Silver Glimmer Paper, then pop up with Dimensionals.  Add a 1/2" square of Basic Black over the center of the buckle with Glue Dots.
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!


I hope you like my project, I really enjoyed making it!  Love to see any of your versions...

Hugs, Karen


Nov 8, 2015

Box with Punched Ribbon Slider Lid

Hello my crafty peeps!!
My project today is the first Box, I have ever made!!  Can you believe in the 10 years I have been paper crafting I never made a box before.  I watched the video by Linda Parker on making a super sturdy Box with Punched Ribbon Slider Lid; please check out her blog and video.
To make this box you need a piece of Soft Sky CS and Island Indigo CS and some coordintaing ribbon, I chose the Island Indigo cotton ribbon. The ribbon slider for the lid was punched using the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch. 
The stamp set I chose is Flurry of Wishes and I stamped it with Island Indigo Ink and then cut out with the matching Punch.  I attached it to the side with dimensionals.  Prior to this i pressed into the versmark pad and the heat embossed with Irridecent Ice.


I chose these to coordinate with a card I was giving to the church ladies coffee & dessert night.

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! Product to complete your paper crafting projects, please shop at my online store.

Hugs, Karen
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 

Come Rain or Shine by Sarah Bennett

Hello my cozy friends, Today I am reviewing "Come Rain or Shine" by Sarah Bennett.  What can I say other than I loved it and read ...