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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Life is Good - Funky Four Stamp Set

Another card set made with Stampin' Up!
This is one of the stamps in the Funky Four Set

Scallop border punch and Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler

I knew I wanted a Life Is Good sentiment.
Digging through my stash I found this one by CTMH.

Note card set and holder.
The holder is made with the Scallop Envelope die

I found these individually wrapped Ms. Fields cookies at Ross' today
They fit nicely in the holder for a quick Omiyage gift.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Easter Punch Art

Today's post involve all Stampin' Up! products (for and from my mom).

Using the Two-Step Owl punch and a 1 inch circle punch, I created these little chickies.

The Happy Easter stamp is from the Well Script set.

Dark brown pen and kraft paper completes the cards

Here are the tools I used.
One of my students asked where can they find a good white pen.
I discovered Arcylic white paint works perfect all the time.

All you need is a steady hand and a tooth pick to dot the eyes of this little chickie.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Open Call - April Tea Swap

I received this card from Becky in IN who was my March Tea Swap partner. It actually arrived on St. Paddy's day! It is really cute and yet simple and elegant. I also received 3 tea bags from her. I already tried the Christmas Tea! Mmmmmmmm.

If you wish to join our little Tea Swap group, please email me today!! Here are the requirements:

Mail 2 tea bags in a handmade card to your partner by April 10.

Optional Card Theme: TIME FOR TEA!!! Colors: Purple/Yellow

Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

Send me an email SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with
1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap international or US ONLY

I will send a group email with the partner list by March 27. Teas must be mailed out by April 10.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Year of Cards - Celebrations Sneak Peek #5

Here is the last sneak peek card for Wednesday's Class. Again I have used Lynn Pratt's design, One of my favorites!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Year of Cards - Celebrations Sneak Peek #4

A couple of overall cards

We are actually making this little froggy one.
But thought I'd show what it looks like when a flower is added in place of the froggy. You can easily change the sex of the card just by changing something on the pocket.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Year of Cards - Celebrations Sneak Peek #3

Actually, the card we will be making in class does not have the bling design on the pocket. It actually looks masculine but I decided to add the bling when I was taking this picture to show how you can dress the card up to look like designer jeans.

Class scheduled March 21. Info can be found here. Supplies to bring are here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tea Card for Becky

Here's my card and tea holder for Becky, my March Tea Swap Partner.

The card was made from left over scraps from one of my classes.

The Tea Holder idea is from Chic' n Scratch here. It's really simple to create. Here is the front.

and here is the back.

Products: BG Picadilly, Sizzix tag die, Nestibilities scallop circle and Fancy Tags 3, MS Arch Lattice Edger, APT stamp; Crystal Stickles,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Year of Cards Celebrations - another sneak peek

Here is another sneak peek to the Year of Cards class. Please bring the following supplies to class:

Xyron 150 (the “X”)
Glue adhesive
Glue dots (sm) /pop dots
Paper trimmer
White ink pen
Black ink pen
Blue Glaze pen (or reg. blue ink pen)
Corner rounder

Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Little Aloha

With the left overs from the Tropical Flair class, I decided to create a mini paper bag.

To see the size of the little bag, here it is compared to a 3x3 card and 3x3 post-it note holder.

I only used a 6 x 12 inch paper, scoring at 1 3/4" for the sides. Top folds down 1" and the bottom folds up 1 1/2". This is also where the teacher learns from her students. A special thank you to Byron for sharing the idea of braiding the raffia handles. He shared another bag he made entirely on his own after our class. I was so proud of him!!

And the full ensemble with 2 bags of Hawaii Islands Tea Hibiscus Honey Lemon green tea. A perfect little Aloha gift for tea at the Mission House Tea Parlor today!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Year of Cards - Celebration Sneak Peek

The Year of Cards Class continues with CELEBRATIONS!
And here is your first sneak peak:

Class Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at A Place in Time Kailua. Please sign up quickly because I have few spots available. Cost is $20.

A Supply List will be posted later. I just wanted to quickly send you the heads up.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LO Share -

A layout I did on a retreat a few weeks ago.  I need to locate the info for the sketch and the papers so I can properly acknowledge.   I mixed it up a little.   Senior photos of my son.
Enjoy!  Karen

Monday, March 5, 2012

Just Your Typical Hawaiian Cards

I wanted to create something that wasn't your "typical" Hawaiian. Well, after these scraps have been sitting on my desk for at least half a year, let's get them down and finished!!!

I was going to add brads, eyelets or even ribbon -- maybe I'll add raffia. I don't know. I think simple is good.
There was very little paper paper left so I brought out my APT Mahalo Stamp and added this. I think the paper punch is an old one by Paper Shapers.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Banners are currently my favorite thing for layouts and cards.  I found this cute sketch #72 on Sketch Savvy and tweaked it to work with my son's senior wallets.
 This is my layout.  Enjoy!  Karen

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Scrap Card Share

Used scraps from one of my recent layouts for a card again.

Friday, March 2, 2012

LO Share

More senior photos of my son.   Sorry for the not-so-great photo of the LO.  I was having a hard time getting the proper color balance and ended up with one side blown-out.   The colors are richer IRL.