Happy Mother’s Day!

I sure hope this card is at its destination by the time you read this on Mother’s Day!  I am a little behind on my crafting because of orders from my shop!  That is OK though…better late than never.

I love my Julie Nutting Dolls by Prima.  My crafting group, Creative as you Want to be, hosts a Julie Nutting doll card swap.  This is the basis for my next swap but made the Mother’s Day cards early to send to my two special moms.

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If you are a mom…take some time for yourself…and craft like no one’s watching.

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This entry was posted on May 14, 2017. 3 Comments

After the Expo

We had such a great time in Orlando last weekend at the Scrapbook Expo!  We stayed at the beautiful Gaylord Palms and enjoyed classes and shopping all weekend.

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Pam, Jodie, and I at the beautiful Gaylord Palms hotel.

I took three classes from Heartfelt Creations, which may just be my new favorite!  In the first class, we worked with images embossed on vellum.  The delicate paper, once shaped, transformed into beautiful flowers.

The Heartfelt Creations collection Under the Sea is amazing and we made cards from this colorful collection in my second class.  Oh how I love these cards!  The port hole card is a shaker card.

In the third class, we made a flip album.  I especially loved this project because you can buy the album plain and decorate for any occasion.

Look closely at the picture of the cover.  I love how we added glitter to the flowers on the front cover–it pops!  With every class you took with Heartfelt, you got a coupon for a free stamp set.  Woo hooo!  I am looking forward to embellishing everything with paper flowers.

In my next post, I’ll show you some of my treasures I bought at the Expo.  I am going to have to clean out my craft room pretty soon and make room for new purchases!

The thought for the day–Being creative is not hobby, it is a way of life!

karen

 

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Come join us for the “Mighty Men in May” monthly challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!

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You can win three digis from our fabulous sponsor Kenny K!

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It is easy to enter and easy to win!!!  Just post your “Mighty Men in May” themed card on the OMCFC web site by the 9th of the month.  You can enter up to three different card entries each month…more chances to win!

My DT card for this challenge is below with details at My First Design Team Card!

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I love playin’ at OMCFC.  Take time to create!

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This entry was posted on May 11, 2017. 1 Comment

Disney Bound Soon!

Guess who is going to Disney soon?  Me!  We are meeting my aunt, uncle, and cousins in just a few weeks.  Well, you can’t go to Disney without some shirts!!!  This adorable Yoda is for my three little cousins.  I designed him from different pieces because I did not want a “mean looking” Yoda.  The family saying is on the back.  It was a bear to do because it has a lot of layering but I am so pleased how it turned out!!!

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Keep crafting like no one is watching!

karen

This entry was posted on May 4, 2017. 2 Comments

A Piece of Cake!

I made this shirt for my friend who is a home ec teacher at Westside High School.  I used the electric Siser HTV in lime and turquoise and LOVE the way it turned out.  The sheen gives it a “little something” to pop.

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Happy hump day…don’t forget to create something today!

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Do you Love to Color?

I LOVE coloring!  From pencils, to Copics, to crayons…the more color the better.  I especially love Copics because as alcohol based markers, you can  blend your colors, resulting is some beautiful creations.

For [what seems like years] I have been pinning (Pinterest) Jennifer Dove’s Copic Color of the Day.  Jennifer gives Copic color combinations and is my “go-to” when coloring.  I happened to be looking at something on her blog today and found the original link to her Color of the Day tags.  I thought I would share it for all of you who would like to have this site in  your toolbox.

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Other must haves are coloring classes from Kit and Clowder. I was honored to meet and take classes with the owner of Kit and Clowder, Alyce Keegan, when she came to the states 2 years ago.  Alyce is a humble young lady and an amazing artist.  I belong to her monthly coloring classes using Copics and colored pencils and have purchased several of her individual classes.  Alyce records her classes and gives you step-by-step written directions.  The following are some of Alyce’s beautiful pieces.

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I would love to hear about your “go-to” tools when you are creating.

Take some time for yourself–relax and be creative.

Karen