Sunday, May 1, 2016

Can You Case It? CYCI#118 Sketch Challenge

 http://canyoucaseit.com/

...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 

All Products are Fun Stampers Journey

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

Congratulations

 
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

Supplies:
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

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Angels are Watching over us

 
I am playing in the Tiddly Inks challenge
and the Theme is Love
I wanted to focus on the Angel nuzzling the bird,
and that's why I didn't use the full image,
and didn't completely color my image

Stamp is Tiddly Inks
Sentiment is Stampabilities

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Whatsoever you ask in Prayer



Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire,
 when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mark 11:12
Lil' Girl Prayin' By Phyllis Harris. for Unity Stamp Co.
Scanned, printed page from Bible. 
Arrow pointing at Prayer verse.
Sentiment, arrow, cardstock, ink Fun Stampers Journey

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Torn paper technique


Angel and sentiment are from 
2 different Phyllis Harris stamp sets. 
Ink is Ranger-color is called watering can. 
Paper is Graffiti Dreams from Stampington & Co.

Fun Stampers Journey stamps Journey Media Bird Sketch, and Faith Plan

Fun Stampers Journey stamp & cardstock.
Stick pin bought at garage sale



All 5 cards were created using one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of pattern paper. The paper is Graffiti Dreams and was free inside "Take Ten" magazine. Paper tearing technique is featured in each card

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Inspirational Journaling

 
The Documented Faith Focus word this month is Pray.

Alpha stamps are by Autumn Leaves, 
Other stamps, ink, washi tape, paper is Fun Stampers Journey.
Bible Verses printed from my computer