Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas Bloggers!!

Hi, long time no blogging! I have been busy working and a few changes at home. So, I've had no time to really create. I did make some really cute christmas cards, but I gave them away and forgot to get pictures of them. Instead of creating I have been watching alot of movies that I get at the library for free and reading alot too. Did I tell you I work at the Library, yes I do and love it!

But, the craft bug has been making me really itchy lately. So I'm dying to get back to creating and blogging! My Etsy Shop is still full and I keep updating it. Santa Claus is getting me a new Sewing Machine, Yipeee!! Sewing is something that I've been wanting to start getting into. I have whole sewing project sitting on my craft desk, but couldn't complete it because my sewing machine wasn't working. The project was going to be a beverage cozy, that I was going to give as christmas presents. Oh well, I will give them out as New Years gifts instead!

I want to wish all of you that read my blog or pop in to visit a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! May God Bless You Now And Next Year!!! Hugs, Karrie 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Trick or Treat Mini Scrapbook for Halloween

Hello, it's a Trick or Treat Mini Scrapbook to share your fun Halloween pictures with everyone!! I used My Minds Eye patterned papers, diecuts, cut Cricut shapes and some doodling with a black Sakura Micron marker.

I love the cute little characters in this patterned paper!!

This Mini Scrapbook is Available in my Etsy Shop:
Thank you for visiting today!!
Have a SWEET day!!
Karrie O.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thank You Card for MojoMonday Sketch

Yay its TGIF!!! I have a card for the MojoMonday Sketch Challenge!
Love the Sketches that Julee Tilman creates!! I really need to get some of her Verve Stamps!! They are so gorgeous!! This card just doesn't look right to me, maybe I should redo the picture at a different angle. Hmm, well I like it in person, sorry you can't see it for real. Anyhoo, I used My Minds Eye Lost & Found Blush patterned papers, kraft cardstock, Close To My Heart sentiment, Inkadinkadoo stamp, Cricut Flower Shoppe and Elegant Edges Cartridge cuts, Studio G ink, Stampin Up ink, rhinestones and teeny tiny faux pearls.

 Click on the picture to go to their site:
Have a GREAT weekend!!

Sweet Kitty Birthday Cards

Well Hello! So these are the last ones for birthday cards. Next I will have a Sketch Challenge for MojoMonday and then Halloween stuff!

Such a cute stamp! These are stamped with the You're So Sweet stamp set by Adam Pescott. I used an older patterned paper from K&Co., Tombow Markers, colored pencils, Close To My Heart sentiment stamp, and some satin ribbon. Easy Peasy!! Simple and Sweet!!  

Hope You've been enjoying my BIRTHDAY cards!!
Have a SWEET week!!

Happy Birthday Cards

Hello, I did mention in my last post that I have Birthday cards galore, well see what I mean now! Here is two more and I still have another three to post as well. So, here as you can see is more Basic Grey patterned paper, this one is Shine On a super cute and fun paper!

I know this one was designed from a card sketch but I cant remember which one??? Sorry!!!
Aren't the cupcakes cute with their colorful colors! The sentiment is a Close To My Heart stamp, which seems to be my favorite at the moment. The cupcake is a stamp from Hampton Art, I double stamped it, first on cream colored cardstock and then on white cardstock. I wanted a soft color for the background of the cupcake. Colored the white cardstock stamped image with Tombow Markers, cut it out and glued it on to the cream colored cardstock and inked the edges. All the inked edges are inked up from Inkadinkadoo chalk ink pads. And then I added the little red rhinestone for bling!
 This guy was supposed to be entered in a Freshly Made Sketch Challenge but did not make it on time hhmph. The sentiment is from You're So Sweet stamp set by Adam Pescott. I added some bling from Basic Grey rhinestones. So there you have it! Two more easy and simple cards!
These two cards will be sold together in my Etsy Shop!
My Etsy Shop is here:
So Glad You Could Stop By And Visit!!
Hope You'll Be Back Soon!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Simple and Sweet Birthday Cards

Hi, it's Birthday cards galore here on my craft desk! Two simple and sweet cards made with the lovely and super cute Basic Grey Serendipity patterned papers. This first one is a easy card design, using scraps placed apart makes a neat look, cut a rectangle out corner punched it and put a hole punch for the thread placed it on 3D foam square, stamped it with a Close To My Heart stamps, cut the flower shapes and leaves from Cricuts Flower Shoppe Cartridge.
This next one is made with the same patterned paper and just added a printed out digi stamp from Beccy Muir at Colored the flower with Tombow markers and inked up the edges and all over it with a light pink chalk ink pad from Studio G, you know those ones that Micheals has for 1.00. I love using those for inking edges. I think covering the whole label with a soft pink helps blend in with the patterned papers and not stand out if it was white. Oh and I punched the bottom yellow paper too!
These two cards will be sold together in my Etsy Shop:
Thank You For Stoppin' By!!
Have a SWEET day!!

Stamping, Tagging and Cricuting

Hello, I have four little cards to share today. I made these a few months ago, playing with some new stamps, a tag booklet and Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge. This first one has a tag that I punched a border on the top of it, used some packaging and cut out the nice soft green floral background, the little red labels sentiments and made a flower from the Cricut cartidge. Making these flowers is great way to use up old patterned papers.
This one has a large background stamp from Ditto/Hampton Arts, Cricut Flower Shoppe flowers, a printed tag. Easy peasy!
Here is another one with a tag that has its top cut off, stamped the Unity Stamp sentiment on the middle of the tag, punched border made from more nice packaging and punched flowers. Not sure  you can see that the edges of the card are stamped lightly with a border stamp. Also, easy peasy!!
Hmm, this just might be my favorite, I love little birdies and bees! This tag I left it alone, didn't cut it or punch it, just wrapped the organza ribbon around and tied it right in the middle of the tag hole. Stamped the edges lightly with a border stamp. Used some scrap Close To My Heart textured cardstock to make the border on top using the Spellbinders Fleur De Li's Rectangle. I love the colors too!! ;)
These two will be sold together in my Etsy Shop!
As well as these two!!
My Etsy Shop is here:
Thanks for stoppin by!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Sketch & Color Challenge!!

Hello Peeps!!

I'm so glad you stopped by to see my card today! It's for a Sketch & Color Challenge! I must say both of these challenges are pretty awesome! Just look at the sketch, perfection! The colors and classy pic for inspiration, lovely!

The sketch is from Mojo Monday and the color inspirational pic is from Moxie Fab Worlds Tuesday Trigger called Autumn Awaits. This will be my first time entering both of these challenges. As you can see I turned the sketch. Links to these challenges are on the pics and the recipe for this card is at the end of this post.  

I used Recollections white cardstock for the base of this card, My Minds Eye patterned papers from the Lost & Found Rosy and Vanity Fair collection, Stampin Up Just Believe stamp set, Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim and Black ink, American Crafts Ribbon, Recollections Faux Pearls.

Have a SWEET day!!
Karrie O.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Sweet Life...YUM - Card

Can You Believe It?? I don't, LOL!!
I actually got TWO challenges entered with ONE card and on time to boot! Miracles do happen!! Just kidding, I am not that bad, just a few times okay! ;)

the SWEET life...YUM
just love that!! So, this one is for Minty Fresh Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and for the Freshly Made Sketch. Their links are on the pictures below and recipe at the end of this post.

For this card I used paper from Wausau Bright White Cardstock, Cupcakes and Cherries stack patterned papers by Paperage, Hampton Art Stamps by Janet Dunn called Cupcakes, Basic Grey Medallion Stamp, colored pencils, Close To My Heart ink pads, Tombow Markers.

Thank you for stoppin' by my blog today!!
Karrie O.

Love Cards Using a Echo Park Sketch

I have two cards to share! Both were made for Echo Park, using Kandis Smith's cute and simple sketch! I used EP - This n That Graceful, Hello Summer and Dots&Stripes patterned papers.

EP - This and That Graceful papers, KI Memories stamps, buttons and teal twine!

EP - Dots&Stripes, Hello Summer patterned papers, Stampin Up button, pink twine,
heart chipboard shapes that I embossed with Sizzix's folders and painted with Plaid Acrylic paints!
It was really fun to take my chipboard shapes and emboss them with different patterns. I finally got
to use some here with this card. Oh wait I did use one on baby card, it was tag with swiss dots. Something you should try doing, once you start embossing them you'll be grabbing more shapes to transform into something unique!! Have fun playing!!
Karrie O.

Missing You Card using a Freshly Made Sketch

OOPSIE!! I totally forgot to submit this card for last weeks Freshly Made Sketch. I had it ready to go, just procrastinated on getting its picture taken. Oh well, whatcha gonna do! I guess go ahead and share it anyway ;)

I used Cosmo Crickets patterned papers, Close To My Heart stamps, a few diecut shapes from Cricut and punches, a precut embossed bird.

Celebrate Every Moment Mini Scrapbook

Aaww, celebrate every moment!! Such a great feeling of happiness to cherish our lifes moments, even if its in a little mini scrapbook.

While perusing the aisles of Jo-Anns, what do I see Basic Grey!?! What BG is at Jo's, suuwweet!! I fell in love with this little Serendipity & Shine On printed chipboard album. It came with 5 boards, of course I had get the most out of it so I split it up to make two mini's. Also, got the two matching 6x6 paper pads. I didn't like that the one mini would have three boards and the other one only two boards. So, being super crafty I cut a chipboard peice to match and put paper on it and wha-la an embellished album! The other one is going to be a "birthday" mini scrapbook. This one was made with Basic Grey Serendipity patterned papers, a peice of Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Grace metal accents, brads by American Crafts and K&Co., Pebbles ribbon, twine, Spellbinders diecuts, Martha Stewart border punches, Cricut diecuts, CK rub-ons.  

This Mini Scrapbook is available in my Etsy Shop!

Have a SWEET day!!
Karrie O.