Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Your Friendship is Priceless


I am playing in the Can You Case It challenge
The colors are purple, yellow, and neutrals
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Confession Time...
I had completed my card except for the sentiment.
I accidentally smudged/smeared up the 1st part of the sentiment.
My creative solution was to re-stamp sentiment
on separate white cardstock,
die-cut the 1st part, and adhere with pop dots,
covering up the smeared part

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Media Prints Paper ON SALE!

 Click Here for the Link to this fabulous paper

Pattern Paper is Media Prints 12 x 12 Item PP-0011
Reg $16.95 SALE Price $10.17
24 sheets (12 x 12)
4 sheets of each of 6 different designs

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Can You Case it Sketch Challenge


I Love Clean and Simple, so this weeks
Can you case it sketch challenge was perfect for me!
Script background stamp, Cardstock, ink, ribbon 
Fun Stampers Journey
Sentiment is Stampabilities

Sunday, May 8, 2016

http://canyoucaseit.com Color Challenge


I was Inspired by the Stars in Christine Pennington's Card
All Products are Fun Stampers Journey

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Can You Case It? CYCI#118 Sketch Challenge


...and this is why I have Cat Hair Embellishments
all Products are Fun Stampers Journey

Bear one another's burdens

I am playing in the "Can You Case It" Challenge 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Can You Case It?

I am playing in the Can You Case it Challenge
CYCI #117
and the colors are cream, black, and peach
All products are Fun Stampers Journey

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Published Willow & Sage Summer 2016 magazine

As a Card Maker for over 20 years, I have accumulated A LOT of rubber stamps, pattern papers, and embellishments. While standing in the check out line at my local craft store, (yes, I'm still buying), I was drawn to the cover of Willow and Sage magazine. Flipping through the magazine I saw beautiful packaging, and thought, “I have all the supplies to do this.” So, I purchased my 1st copy. My husband, Tom bought me a subscription to Willow and Sage, and my next issue inspired me to try making my own hand cream. 
Cream Recipe:
8 ounces baby lotion
4 ounces Organic coconut oil
4 ounces Vitamin E cream
Mix with blender til creamy
I had several boxes from my parents home that I was going thru, and found newspapers from 1960. They were from the Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where my Dad was the Minister of Education. The great ad graphics were perfect for jar labels.
Labels can be book pages, wallpaper samples, food labels, and mail advertisements
I hope this helps you think outside the box, (or jar) for your packaging.

Friday, April 22, 2016

for the Beautiful Bride

Bride stamp is "Beautiful Bride" from Fun Stampers Journey
Paper is Fun Stampers Journey Vintage Paris, 
Lace, pearls are Recollections from Michaels
SHOP HERE http://www.funstampersjourney.com/karen

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thinking of You

Stamp is from Unity Stamp Co.
colored with Copics
Cardstock, ink, ribbon Fun Stampers Journey
Vintage style bobby pin
I purchased at A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair is a wonderful shopping event,
 held in Jenni Bowlin's (JBSMercantile) home
in Mt Juliet, TN (just 10 minutes from my home)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Unity Challenge

 When I saw the Photo Inspiration on the Unity Challenge,
 I immediately thought of Fun Stampers Journey
(and the paper pack is ON SALE!)

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Bride stamp is "Beautiful Bride" from 
Fun Stampers Journey
Paper is Fun Stampers Journey Vintage Paris
Bling is Recollections from Michaels
SHOP HERE ~ Bride stamp set

Thursday, March 31, 2016

..so I may see

Image is Phyllis Harris Design for Unity Stamp Co.
Tag is 7 Gypsies
Flowered ribbon purchased at a Garage Sale

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Coloring Studio


I'm a BiG Fan of Stampington & Company!
Take Ten, Stampers Sampler, Willow and Sage, Somerset Lift, GreenCraft
are my favored magazines!
They recently published their 1st Coloring Book
Here is one of the cards I created using the cover image.
I masked over the eyes of the image, scanned, 
and printed the image on cardstock
I colored portions of the flowers with Copic markers,
 added a sentiment and adhered to cardstock
Sentiment and cardstock are Fun Stampers Journey

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Coloring Tips in Ten


Creating a card quickly, even if coloring

*Stamp sentiment and mask with torn paper
*Stamp image over mask (not stamping bottom portion of image)
*Color just the girl, and blue across top of water
*Simple layout design

Stamp Phyllis Harris Design for Unity stamp Company
Paper, cardstock, ink Fun Stampers Journey

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Let the paper do the talking

Do small things with great LOVE!

Card Recipe
Pattern Paper is Media Prints 12 x 12 Item PP-0011 
Sentiment is Text Happy Item SS-0168:

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Take Ten Spring 2016

Upper left Fun Stampers Journey
Mid Right House Mouse, Gina K
Bottom Left
Gina K, Fun Stampers Journey sentiment

Card Recipe:All Fun Stampers Journey
Shabby Chic dress Form AT-0040
Script Background SS-0069
SHOP with ME http://www.funstampersjourney.com/karen

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sing Praises to God

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Ephesians 5:19-20
I am participating in Unity Stamp Co.
red & kraft color challenge
The girl is a Phyllis Harris Design 
Verse and hymn printed from my computer

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Vintage Look and FREE download


Postale paper is a FREE download from Stampington & Co.

I cut the paper 3 3/4 x 5 inch, die-cut opening for sentiment
matte on white cardstock
Stamp sentiment
Matte on Oatmeal cardstock, then river stone card
Card on right, I also stamped arrow
Sentiments, arrow stamp, heart die, cardstock, ink Fun Stampers Journey