Jul 22, 2015

Tale of 2 Kitties

Hello my crafty friends!!

As promised, now that I have given the mini album to my cousin here is the video.  

Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far, I know I am....  Arrived in Vegas late afternoon on Tuesday and today we are just lounging around by the pool.  Tomorrow we are kayaking on the Colorado river, I am nervous and excited at the same time.  Hope to share some neat photos once I return.



Hope you like what I did!

Hugs, Karen

Jul 19, 2015

Tale of 2 Kitties contd..

Hello my crafty friends!

I am finally finished the cat mini album I started oh so many months ago.  I am happy with the way it turned out and being my first one, I will learn from my mistakes.  I really hope my cousin likes it. 

Did I mention I leave for Vegas on Tuesday morning and will be meeting my cousins from New Zealand for the first time " EXCITED" to say the least....  I have been chatting with her every day for almost the last 2 years.  

Here is a sneak peak at the mini album (I will post a full video on Wednesday)

Cover

Last page
As you can see I have used fairly large rings and not put a back cover on it, this way I can send her more pages as time goes on or she can add her own.

Hope you like it!!

Hugs, Karen

Jul 16, 2015

Stampin Up! Back Order List

Hello my crafty friends

Thought I would let you know what's on backorder and when it's available again! 

BACKORDER REPORT as of July 15, 2015
17 July
138273: Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies
138286: Boho Chic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
138377: Cottage Greetings Card Kit
20 July
138295: Tree Builder Punch
138443: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
21 July
138376: All Boxed Up Kit
22 July
138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit
27 July
138395: Expressions Natural Elements
138422: Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim
138425: Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim
31 July
135862: Gift Bag Punch Board
138401: Gold Metallic Thread
138402: Silver Metallic Thread
1 August
138288: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
10 August
113475: Big Shot Standard Cutting Pads
Date to be Determined
138700: Best Thoughts Clear Stamp Set (hostess)

In the meantime check out the clearance rack and this weeks deals!


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Jul 15, 2015

Tea and Crafting - Your'e a Classic

Hello my crafty peeps!

Yesterday's Tea and Crafting we used the "Guy Greetings" Stamp Set.  If you haven't seen it yet, Guy Greetings is a really versatile stamp set for masculine cards.  It first appeared in the Occasions mini catalog, and has been carried over into the new Annual Catalog.   

I must admit when I first saw the ‘muscle man’ in this set, I really wasn't sure I wanted this set, (he is kind of creepy) but now that I’ve been using the stamps, I’ve come to realize how much I can do with the set!  

The ‘Righty-Tighty, Lefty Loosey’ greeting and tools would have been perfect for my father-in-law.  (I still get a chuckle when I’m loosening a screw and can hear my dad’s voice reminding me on which way to turn the screwdriver.  He knew so much about everything, but the Anchor would have been absolutely perfect card for him!)  

For the above card, I used an example I saw on Pinterest from the Occasions catalog as a starting point for my design.  The second card below was made with by stamping the swooshes from "Work of Art" (Stampin' Up) in Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon. and I stamped the sandpipers from "Wetlands" (Stampin' Up) and greeting in in Memento Tuxedo Black super easy! 

Hope you like it!

Hugs, Karen
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Jul 12, 2015

Cats!!

Hello my crafty peeps!!

I can't believe it's Sunday already! Where did the week go?
Before we know it July will be over.  I have been struggling to do any paper crafting this past week, I had company from New Zealand and its been HOT, I was melting and I think it has made me extremely lazy.

I really should be working on a cat mini album or even make it a Project Life album!
I came across these really cute cards on Pinterest and I did buy a album and pages etc. in my last Stampin Up! order.





Hugs, Karen

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Jul 9, 2015

Minions!!! Stampin' Up! Fry Box

" OOOOHHH PATI ARRR TAAAAHHH BAAAH! "  ~ Evil Kevin



Hello my crafty peeps!  


Today I have been working on my friends birthday card and treat box, she loves the minions, purple and we plan on going to the movie on opening day, so what better to make than MINIONS!!

The Evil Minions are very different from regular Minions: having purple skin, long hairy arms, wild frizzy purple hair that spreads out like a mane, and big sharp crooked teeth.

I used the Fry Box Bigz L Die to make these adorable items for my friends birthday.   The final products measures 3" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/2".   I used Perfectly Plum cardstock, then made teeth with whisper white cardstock.  I had some treat cups that I used for the eyes and I bought purple fluff for the hair.






Hope you like what I came up with!

Hugs, Karen
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Jul 6, 2015

Minions have arrived!!

Hello Peeps!

Well I did things a little backwards as I wanted to finish evil Kevin first, but like most things I mix things up.  I searched for sample cards on Pinterest and the web, but then just went for it!

Hope you like my version of Happy Kevin. 

Hugs, Karen 
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You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on the right hand side, or within this blog post.
You can also join Stampin’ Up! through similar links too! I have various FAQ and joining Stampin’ Up! pages on the blog, so do click around! 
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Jul 1, 2015

A little birdie told me ....

Hello my crafty peeps!

I have been working on a sweet 16 card for my goddaughter and decided to use my Cricut after almost a year.  I used the "Straight from the Nest" cartridge and sentiment from Stampin Up!'s "For the birds" stamp set.




Hope you like it!
Hugs, Karen

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 ...