Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

We were so busy with all the activities of Christmas that all we ended up with this year was a family selfie!  That's my husband, Gene and me in the back, and Kate (13) and Elle (15) in front.

I snapped these photos at about 6:00 in the morning yesterday, Christmas Eve.  We had to leave early to visit with family for the day, but for Gene and Kate, the fresh snow was too perfect to pass up:

Thanks for coming over to visit!  May you be blessed this Christmas and throughout the New Year!
Kara Lynne

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Many Thanks

Blogland is lit up with beautiful cards of the season, and here I am, a month behind, bringing up the theme of Thanksgiving.  Ah well, thankfulness is always in season, right?  It's rare that I post more than one card at a time.  Frankly, it's rare that I get to post at all these days, but today I have several thank you cards to share, thanking specific fellow paper crafting blogging friends for their generosity:

This sweet pup is from a wonderful stamp set sent to me by my dear friend, Therese.  I was so blown away to find this gift in my mail box!  I love the expressions on each of their faces!

Supplies Used:
Dies: SSS You
Paper:  MME Stella and Rose, PTI Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate
Copics:  W00,1,3, C5,7, R20,32,35, E000,21,23,25,27,29,31,47,49, G00, BG10,11,45
Other:  Doodle Bug Sprinkles - Tangerine, Swimming Pool, SSS Fine Detail White Embossing Powder, fun foam

This floral card is full of SSS products, some of which I purchased with a gift card from Barb after winning it during her blogaversary celebration.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  SSS Spring Flowers, Paper Smooches Many Thanks
Dies:  SSS Bubble Breeze, SSS Sending, SSS Basic Banners (extended), SSS Stitched Frames
Ink: Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:  YG 17,21,23,25, R12,32,35,37, YR000,00,20,61,65

Simon Says Stamp is celebrating DieCember (very clever), so the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #60 theme is "Cut It Out For DieCember".  Therefore, this card will be joining in on the fun over there. 

This card is made from products by Gina K.  They gave me a generous gift certificate to their store during the Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop.  The Winter Coffee Lover's Bloghop is in full swing right now, so check that out.  Since this is a fall themed card, I'm going to leave it out, but I'm hoping to join with another card before it ends.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gina K Coffee
Paper:  Gina K Grateful Heart
Ink:  Memento Bamboo, Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Copics:  E 07,23,51, R89, G20,21, YG91,93,95
Other:  Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Stampendous Pearlustre Jade embossing powder

Thank you to these generous ladies once again!  Thank YOU, too, for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Kara Lynne