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Monday, June 27, 2011

From the Kitchen Of - Recipe card

My mom's Stamping Up (SU) group is doing a Recipe Card swap. Since I hadn't participated in any swaps for a while, I decided to join.

I created 15 cards right away before the swap closed. Alas, when the swap closed, I discovered I had to create 34 cards!!! OMG!!!! <>!!!

Well, I just finished them all last night (TG!). I used From the Kitchen Of stamp by SU. I used my new favorite and quick Corn and Edamame Salad.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A little Roxy Love

This little bag is made similar to the "Bag in a Box" design but I knew I wanted the bag more rectangular in shape (do a Google search on Bag in a Box). Sorry, I didn't measure anything, just created. It's for my gf, Jamie, on her birthday and included an alarm keychain and errings.

The colors are so Jamie and yet has a Roxie type design. Oops. the finished product had a pink and brown polka dot ribbon tied into a bow on the left side of the handle. I just didn't take a picture of the finished product.

...and yes, I did create it the morning of the celebration, around 4:00 a.m. It didn't take too long, maybe no more than an hour to create. I used the Square Lattice embossing folder from SU; Spellbinders Nesti Hearts; QK letters.
OMG, I just remembered another gf that loves Pink and Brown!!!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sample cards from Fabulous Folds Class

Here are the samples from the previous class called Fabulous Folds. There are so many different types of Folds out there. My difficulty in creating the samples for this class was which ones to create and keeping in mind that the class is ONLY 2 hours!!!

So here they are:
Middle Fold

The very popular Tri-Shutter Card

The beautiful Side Step (we learned how to create both left and right Side Step)

and my favorite one of the whole bunch, the Center Step.

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Year of Cards - Wedding

Yippee!! The next Year of Cards is Wedding Cards and it is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 from 6:30p to 8:30p at A Place in Time, Kailua. The fee is $20. It took me a while to create the samples but I'm sure you will enjoy them. They will be up at the store tomorrow.

We'll be using some BG Wisteria paper line and lots of dry embossed paper! Reserve your spot today!!

Supplies to bring are: Paper trimmer, scissors, Scor Pal or Scoring Blade, and Adhesive (glue and tape).

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Card Share 2

More cards with the same CTMH paper samples.   The left card was using leftover scraps from the other cards.  I embossed some goldrush cardstock and added the prima flower, button and sentiment.   The right card uses some of the striped paper from the paer set so looks pieces without the work.  The chocolate square is embossed.  Added gingham ribbon, prima flower and a paper button cut with Martha Stewart punch (thanks, Brenda, for letting me borrow your punch!).
Enjoy!   Karen

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Card Share 1

I had the opportunity to craft with friends again and completed more cards with my CTMH B&T samples.   I got eight cards out of those six 6x6" paper samples (plus cardstock, card bases and embellishments).  Here are my first two cards.
The embellishments on these cards were actually from a swap I did six or seven years ago.  I always thought they were pretty but never used them b/c I don't scrap a lot with purple, olive and gold.  But they were a perfect color match for this CTMH paper so the cards were super easy.

Enjoy!  Karen

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The sign of a crafter!

"Here I am at work and I need something fast to congratulate a co-worker.... think fast!! Lunch hour spent thinking of something, but what?? I'll create a banner of some type. Mmmm. Wish I had that cone die and my diecut machine. Should have thought of this sooner ... like last nite.... Ok, hand cut triangles. Good, we have cardstock paper in the copy room. Cut, cut cut. Now, I need letters. Where can I get stickers, rubons? Wish I had my letter diecuts it would have looked professional... Oh well. Let's see what we do have... A computer, printer and paper. Font: Arial or Times Roman? How large? Now what???"

"OMG, I have a circle cutter in my desk!! (Didn't have the time to bring it home years ago). Anyone have string or ribbon? SHUCKS, I've got a ton at home in every color. Guess I'm going to have to ask around if anyone has 36 inches of ribbon!... GREAT! Thank you for the ribbon!! Mmmm.... not bad, not bad at all!"

WA-LA! From start to finish - less than 30 minutes!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Buds - layout

One of the layouts I finished this past weekend. I miss scrapbooking!!
Paper: American Crafts Play
Car & Plane Diecuts: Sizzix
Kite: Paper piecing

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fabulous Folds - A Class

Fabulous Folds class is this Thursday, June 9 at A Place in Time, Kailua. Class runs from 6:30p to 8:30p. Please call to reserve your spot. We will be learning 4 different folding techniques and working with the new Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper line and 3D diecuts. Please bring the following to class: Paper trimmer, scoring blade, and a bone folder. Come prepared to learn some new techniques, create some beautiful cards, and have some fun! See you there!!

Card Share 3

These two cards I will be giving to my Mother.  I make cards for my Mother to give to family and friends.  She doesn't like lumpy or hard embellishment because the postal machines tear the cards.  So the buttons on these cards are made with my friend Brenda's Martha Steward button punch.  I might have to get one of these!   More scraps on right card.  Same set of sample CTMH papers.
Tomorrow will be my last post from this paper line.  Guess I need to get busy of my next set of papers (I've been sewing lately and not card making).

Enjoy!   Karen

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mini-Album share (3 of 3)

The final allotment of "Snap" photos.   This was a fun album to make.  I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mini-Album share (2 of 3)

This is the second part of the mini-album I made for my friend.  Her colt's full registered name is "Snapped & Zipped" but he goes by Snap.   Enjoy!

Snap is a little bit enthusiatic about nursing and his mother has to kick at him a bit to stop his biting.  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mini-Album share (1 of 3)

On Mother's Day, my husband and I went to visit a good friend whose little colt had been born that week.   His name is Snap and he was so adorable.  I took lots of photos and then decided to turn some of them into a mini-album for my friend.  Hope she likes it!

This will be a daily post for three days since there are so many photos.  Here is the first set.

I hope you enjoy it.  More to come tomorrow!  


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cards from the Masculine and Gift Card Class.

For the handiman --
Look, we even used washers from the local hardware store!

The Graduate:
Stamp from APT and the paper line we used is BG Life of the Party.

For the guy who needs a new wallet (LOL!):

For the golfer (or even for someone who is retiring!)

and for the man who has to go to work every day just to put food on the table:
Thank you for stopping by! Father's Day is right around the corner and I hope you crafted something for the man in your life!