Thursday, August 9, 2012

Birthday # 3 for Screen 2 Scrap

This month with Shazza and the girls over at Screen 2 Scrap, the challenge is to create a birthday themed page using one of their DT sketches.

I created a page using a sketch from Jennifer Manis. I had fun with a masculine theme.

Here is my page

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Last month I was asked by a coworker to make a card to a grade 7 grad. I struggled with this for a bit because I didn't want to make a card that was too mature. I came up with this. At first I didn't have the background stamped behind the owl but it looked too plain. I thought I would jazz it up a bit. I like how it turned out and hopefully the grad did too.

It's been awhile

Well I have to admit, it's been awhile. Awhile since I have created a scrap page at all. I needed to take a brake and have some "Karen" time. I just wasn't feeling creative so I was concerned when I finally sat down to create a page for Mary's challenge WC12 over at Soul Scrappers. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with myself. I really like how my page turned out. The colours and banner added so much to the page. Thanks Mary for motivating me to give it a go.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Gift

This was a gift my sister made for me. I thought it was so great. It's to hold and organize your birthday cards that you send out. I love the dsp she used and the time & effort she put into it. 

Thanks Amy!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Recently I was in Las Vegas and driving around trying to find the North Outlet Mall, we took a wrong turn and found some amazing grafitti. Now I don't support the aspect of defacing someone elses property, I just love the styles, the colours, the different fonts etc. I suggested we get out of the car and take some photos. My husband wasn't too keen on the idea but I think I got some cool shots.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Paper Players Simple challenge

Here is my card that I made using the new Stampin Up Sweet Shop stickers. They are cute and easy to make a card in just a few minutes.

Supplies used: whisper white, wisteria wonder, Sweet Shop dsp and Sweet Shop designer stickers, labels framelits, circle punch, incolor brad, & framed tulips embossing folder.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Back with some Mojo

Here is my card created for the Mojo Monday challenge. I needed a thank you card for my father in law who will be taking care of our dogs for a wk . I also had some fun and created my card with a fun 
Soul Scrappers challenge with Shazza. Both card and scrapbook page have used all Stampin Up products. 

Mojo card

                                                     Soul Scrappers challenge page

Stampin Up products used 

paper: not quite navy, cajun craze, early espresso, dsp Autumn Spice

Spamps:D is for Dogs

Ink: Staz on black, wild wasabi & note quite navy

Misc punches, big shot, buttons, chip board, demin ribbon

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A few creations from 2011

Watercolour card

Wow it has been a long time. A new year has started and I thought I would post a card to my neglected blog. This card was made using my reinkers and water color paper from Stampin up. I used the paint brush below that holds water. I then picked up my ink with the paint brush and applied directly to the watercolour paper. Because the paint brush itself holds water, it makes it easy to more the ink around the paper. I then let the ink dry and later stamped my Happy Birthday image overtop. Lastly I added a button to add some dimension. This card is fairly easy to make if you have the supplies. You can certainly use any colour combinations you like.

The colours I choose to use were real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, old olive & tempting turquoise.

Stamp set used is Perfectly Penned.