Sunday, November 19, 2017

so thankful

been a while since I entered in a challenge but
my good friend Georgiana sent me a facebook
reminder about her joining her fabulous challenge 
over at 
the challenge is 
they have a new challenge every Tuesday
so you still have time to head over an link up
I used 
and 
started with a kraft base 
embossed with a
Cuttlebug Distressed stripe folder
inked with TH walnut stain 
I stamped the images with versafine onyx black ink 
and heat embossed with clear embossing powder
these were stamped on Strathmore Bristol smooth
paper colored with zig clean color real brush markers...

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men;
but be careful that you do not take the day,
and leave out the gratitude."
~E.P. Powell

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

wow don't know where my time is going this last month
I can't seem to get anything done.
Feel like it takes me twice as long to do half as much....
guess that is just the way life is. 
woke up early this morning made a cup of coffee,
went in to my craft room 
luckily I found lots of goodies I made last year and 
never used organized everything and made this quick little card
Happy Thanksgiving is from
Thankful for You
The cute little chicks at from 
The banners and circles are from 
My Favorite Things
there are pierced and unfortunately they don't make them anymore
but any circle or banner dies will do.
A button and a bow and one Thanksgiving card is done.

"Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."
American Indian saying



Saturday, October 21, 2017

hope your hallween is KING-SIZED


Used my new favorite  
and a perfect little piece of pattern paper from my 
huge pile of scraps
some glossy accents and so crystal stickles 

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

~Author unknown




Sunday, October 15, 2017

You're FAB-BOO-LOUS


Started with a 
out of gun metal glitter paper 
next a 
first stamped and colored these adorable 
little ghost with zig clean color real brush markers 
then stamped the same ghost and sentiment
with versa-mark then embossed 
with hero art fine detail white embossing powder 
a few gems and some crystal stickles 
and a pretty cute Halloween card 

"Eat, drink and be scary."
~Author unknown

Have a great week!

Karen 


Sunday, October 8, 2017

go with the flow

this card is a combination of some  
very good things

...I see
the turning of a leaf
dancing in an autumn sun,
and brilliant shades of crimson
glowing when a day is done...

~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott, "A Breath of Heaven"

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AHOY, MATE! Party like a PIRATE

Still trying to build up my supply of
Birthday cards but was totally out of male
cards. Made this little shaker card
supplies
this set is so adorable I can hardly stand it.
Had this piece of wood paper hanging around
not sure where it came from but
wow is it perfect.
September 24th and it's sunny and 88 today
in New York
with the leaves change colors
you have to marvel at the miracles of nature...

Hope everyone has a fabulous week...

Karen



Saturday, September 16, 2017

hope you birthday is a SMASH!


have a few birthdays coming up so need to 
replenish my stash
did some ink blending 
and some ink splattering 
then a boarder with 
the candies from

colored and coated with crystal stickles 
the little piƱata  
is on a mini action wobbler 
from My Creative Time
which I had lost but cleaned out my 
box of dies and found it!
So Happy!
some drops of 
a little twine and a button 


Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Karen