Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wedding Card for Shera

Here's a wedding card I made a few weeks ago for my niece who will be getting married soon. The white cardstock is embossed. I had it tucked away and forgot to post it.
Congratulations stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps
Texturz Background by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Corner punch
Embossing powder

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

RAK from Enjoli

WOW!!! Look what Enjoli sent me. She won my 2nd Blog Candy Giveaway and surprised me with some yummy, yummy goodies. THANKS Enjoli. The CC Design stamp is soooo cute and I can't wait to use it. The notepad is super nice too. It'll take me a while to actually use it because I want to admire it first. :-) And of course, the brads will add the final touch to my cards. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Christmas Tag Swap

Hi All,
I entered my very first swap that Kyoko coordinated. It was SOOOO MUCH FUN. In fact, I was so excited that as soon as I entered a couple of weeks ago, I started making my tags. THANKS KYOKO.

My partner was Fran and here's what she made for me. Really, really cute. THANKS FRAN.

And this is what I sent her.

Monkey with lights stamp by Dandelion Design
Copic Markers
Spellbinder dies
Snowflake punch
Well, I better go elevate my foot again. It's all swollen and it looks like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. LOL

Friday, August 20, 2010

Late "Breaking" News.....LOL

Many times, when I put up a post, I'm literally stuck for words. Well, I DO have a story to share now.

First of all, I was soooo looking forward to this long weekend and had plans to go to Island Scrapbooking for their Admission's Day Sale. All of that changed in an instant.

Yesterday, after I got home from work, I was walking on the sidewalk in front of our precious pooch, Buddy when he suddenly ran between my legs. I fell in a very awkward way and knew it was a bad fall because I heard and felt a snap. My son had to help me up and I hung onto him as I literally hopped into the house.

Since my hubby was all sweaty and stinky from mowing the lawn, my son took me to the Urgent Care Center where x-rays confirmed a "spiral fracture." I left with a "boot" to temporarily stabilize my ankle until I can get a cast put on next Monday.

My son will pick up crutches for me today so I can get around with more ease. Until then, if I need to get around the house, I'll hop and hold onto whatever I can. If there's nothing to hold, I do the "Army Crawl." I must say, I crack up laughing doing the crawl. Gives my son a good chuckle too. I'll be ready for basic training in a few weeks. LOL.

I feel so fortunate to have a great, caring, and helpful hubby (retired Paramedic) and sons.

So here's a picture of my stylish and fashionable "boot" next to my ugly, bony, dry skin leg. Hmmm, my right foot looks crooked yah and I should've put skin lotion first. Hee-hee. Oh what the heck, give everyone a good laugh. ROL.

And here's lovable, precious, playful, energetic, and innocent Buddy. I still think he's soooooo cute.
If you have a pooch, be careful if he/she is behind you. Don't want anyone to get "attacked from the rear" like me. :-)
Well, I better go elevate my feet again. Hope you all have a "scrap happy" day.
Karen :-)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"...lifes simple blessings' card

This is a card I reeeeeaally wanted to make from about a year ago. After I got my cute monkey stamp, I thought it would be perfect for this card. I thought it turned out pretty good. Hope you like it too. :-)

Cutting the printed paper was a bit of a challenge. I was all smiles when it got the margins squared away. :-) :-) :-)
Tree printed paper by DCWV - Green Stack
Monkey stamp by CC Designs
"Take time...." stamp by Imaginations
Copic markers
Lace punch by Martha Stewart
Ribbon by Offray
Grass stamp by Hero Arts
Blue chalk
Leaf punch by EK Success
Flowers by Mulberry Bear

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hello Kitty Gift Card

Happy Friday!!!

Last weekend we had our monthly FCE (Family and Community Education) meeting. It was my turn to bring a prize for those who made a $1.00 contribution toward the Trimble Scholarship Foundation. It something we do at every meeting. I actually made a card pouch and enclosed a few of my cards that I've posted previously along with this envelope with a gift card.

If you zoom in, you'll be able to see the rhinestones.

Gift card die by Sizzix
Hello Kitty die by Sizzix
Green background paper is embossed with Texturz Background by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Corner photo punch by Martha StewartPink rhinestones by Mark Richards
Flower rhinestone by The Paper Co. Studio

Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kyoko's Tag Swap

Hi All.......Kyoko of Cards and Tags Mania is having a Tag Swap. Sign up soon as the deadline is 8/14. It sounds like a lot of fun so I'm entering my very first swap.

Thank you from Terri

Look at this cute thank you card I received from Terri. She won my Happy Summer Blog Candy Giveaway #3. She said the image reminded her of Hawaii. THANKS TERRI! Hope you're enjoying your "candy."

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Monkey" Treat Box

Woo hoo!!! This is my first post of a treat box I made using my Scor-Pal. I'm so happy my friend Jenny happened to have an extra one that she could sell to me. I'm really enjoying my new "toy." THANKS JENNY!!!

Oh, and I love this cute monkey stamp. I saw the set at Island Scrapbooking about a month or so ago. I knew I should've bought it then but didn't. A week later I decided to get it but it was gone. I was so happy when Michele called to let me know they came in. It was well worth the wait. As the saying goes, "You snooze, you lose." Silly me. LOL. :-)

Sorry, the picture looks a bit lopsided, probably because I wanted to show the sides of this box as well. Or maybe I'm just too tired. It's late and I think it's time to hit the sack.
Here's the view with the top lifted. You may not be able to see the clear plastic in the "window" but it's there. :-)
Box pattern by Scor-Pal
Monkey stamp by CC Designs
Paper for box by DCWV Ultimate Stack
Copic Markers
Spellbinder Dies
Word Punch by Stampin' Up
Brown dotted paper by DCWV - Green Stack
Clear Plastic by Paper Accents
Pearls by Kaiser Crafts
OK, nighty night. Snore........

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Butterfly Card

Making a card can't get simpler than this. I just cut out a bunch of these pretty butterflies and
taped them to the card along with the sticker. To give it a 3-D effect, I lifted the wings of the butterflies though you can't really see it. Great for a quick card.
Paper by DCWV - Garden Party Stack
"Live in the Moment" sticker by K. Marcella
Grosgrain ribbon by Comex
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

Monday, August 2, 2010

Friendship Card

Since I have company visiting from Oahu, I'll just post this real quick.

I think this is one of my favorite Copic colors....maybe because I managed to blend it quite "decently." LOL.
Floral stamp by Inkadinkado
Friendship stamp but Stampin' Up
Corner Accent die by Sizzix - "Architectural Accent Set"
Copic markers
Butterfly stamp embossed with Neon Pink Embossing Powder by Zing
Pearls by Hero Arts