Monday, March 30, 2020

You're the Sweetest

Bug and Bee seem to agree, You're the Sweetest!
The sentiment is white heat embossed with Distress inks blended over the top for an emboss resist.  The bushes were stamped twice and fussy cut to overlap at different heights.  The ladybug and bee were also fussy cut, with their antennae stamped on the bushes behind them.  I kept all of the layering in green so that the ladybug and bee would stand out.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs Garden Bugs, Garden Bushes, Kindness Sentiment Set
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, Papertrey Ink Cover Plate: Twist
Copics:  YG11,13,17,61,63,67, G20,21,24, BG0000,00, Y04,11,13,15, R24,27,39
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters
Other:  SSS fine detail white embossing powder, green scraps of vellum and paper

Thanks for coming over to visit!  
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Thursday, March 26, 2020

He Is Risen!

Here's a way to use landscape and portrait dies together:
Easter is still a couple of weeks away, so plenty of time if you want to make an Easter card.  I have a video over at Scrapbook Pal's YouTube channel and blog showing how I created this card.  All of the supplies are listed there.

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sparkle and Shine and a Little Update

Funny crafting story to share:
A few years ago, when our two girls transitioned from young girls to teenagers, I redecorated their bathroom.  It's actually the hall bathroom which is the main one in the house.  I gave it a glitzy look with an aqua and silver color scheme, with jewels as an accent.  I needed some artwork and found some jewel framed mirrors that fit well.  Being all crafty, I designed and cut the words "Sparkle and Shine" out of silver glitter vinyl and adhered them to the mirrors.


Every Friday is game night at our house with my brother's family including my two college-aged nephews (now out of college).  The first Friday after the bathroom remake, one nephew came out of the bathroom a bit bewildered.  "Auntie Kara, you obviously didn't design that bathroom with guys in mind."  Hmm, I never really thought about anyone standing to do their business there in front of mirrors, let alone ones saying, "Sparkle and Shine"!  Ah well, the mirrors remain and it's become a good joke.  Maybe you had to be there, but I thought it was worth sharing with my crafty friends.


Now that the entire family is quarantined together, I find myself having to step up my duties as wife, mother, and daughter (my mother lives with us too).  I want to take advantage of this bad situation by making the most of my time with them.  It's leaving very little time for my own cyber social interaction and definitely putting a damper on my crafting time.  I know I am incredibly blessed to have them with me, but I feel it's important to let you know in case you haven't heard from me in a while.  I have many posts scheduled well into May, so the blog will continue to be up and running.
Stay safe, my dear friends!  You mean the world to me!
Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Saturday, March 21, 2020

No Line Coloring with Lawn Fawn | Video!

I've been interested in no line coloring for quite some time now and Lawn Fawn's Jellyfish ink makes it a lot easier to stamp out images.  It's light enough to be concealed, yet dark enough to see the lines while coloring.  No need for generation stamping, or finding the right color ink to use.  I have a video below where I talk about some of the ins and outs I've learned along the way.


You can watch the video here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel or on my YouTube channel:
Thanks for watching!  I really appreciate all the support in "Likes" and subscriptions to my channel!

Supplies:
Stamps:  LF Dandy Day
Dies:  LF Outside/in Stitched Rectangles
Stencils:   LF Grassy Hillside,  Cloudy
Ink:  LF Jellyfish, DI Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Paper: LF Dandy Day 6x6 paper pad
Tools:  LF Acrylic block, Tombow Mono dot adhesive runner, PFS Life Changing Blending Brushes, Signo white gel pen, 3M full stick sticky notes
Copics: BV20,23,25, RV11,93, YG11,13, C0,1

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Opposites Attract

I'm over on the SugarPea blog today with a two for one card idea using the Envelope Liner SugarCut.  This die set comes with so many extras besides the envelope liner that are perfect for creating elegant wedding and anniversary cards.


To create these two cards, I cut a 4.25x5.5" panel, a stitched scalloped panel from the Card Front Element Builder SugarCut, and the "Love" and floral elements from the Envelope Liner SugarCut in both gold and white shimmer cardstock.  On both panels, I arranged the opposite colored flowers around the word, glued them down, and cut the panel where I thought it would look best.  I decided to add a strip of silver mirror cardstock as a transition between the two colors, so I waited to adhere the "L" until the silver piece was added.

SugarPea Designs Supplies:

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Monday, March 16, 2020

It's a Dandy Day!

Continuing with Lawn Fawn's inspiration week, I dressed up a Dandy Day Notebook:
Supplies:
Stamps: Dandy Day
Dies:  Dandy Day coordinating dies, A Little Note line border, Outside/In stitched scalloped squares, Magic Picture Changer (stitched square frame)
Paper: Dandy Day 6x6, Narwhal
Ink:  River Rock
Copics:  BV20,23,25, C00,0, RV10

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara
Other:

It's Still Winter Here

This is about the time of year that I wonder why my family chose to live in Wisconsin.  Of course, come summer, there's no place I'd rather be.  The best way I know to enjoy these cold months is to keep on coloring!  Julian Charlton's Happy Winter Forest Friends from Purple Onion Designs know how to brighten up the long winter:

These  happy little guys don't seem to mind the cold one bit!  Good thing they all know how to knit their own sweaters and hats!

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara