Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Response to Kimbo Kreations' Baby Card (New Parent) Challenge

Kim at Kimbo Kreations is going to be a brand new grandmother.  Whoo Hoo!!!!  I am so excited for her.  Why?  Because I know what it feels like to be one.  I was a brand new grandma two years ago.  But now I am going to be a grandma again at the end of September.  I am so excited.....again.  So Kim wanted to do a challenge to celebrate the news of her being a new grandmother.  She wants us to do a new baby card for her son and daughter-in-law and also wants us to provide new parent advice if we could. Of course, I had to put in my two cents worth of advice.  LOL  Here is a picture of the card and my advice to the new parents.  I hope it helps.

She also said we could suggest baby names if we wanted to.  I chose not to because there are so many names I like.  My son and his wife have decided on a name for their second son and I really like the name.  However, she kinda wants it to be a double first name type thing which I am not really too fond of.  It's okay but just not something I would want to do.  And I am not sure if I could ever remember to call him both names.  Fortunately those names have initials that go well together so that may eventually become his name.  I don't think she likes that idea but he may decide when he is older that he does like it.  But I will do what they want me to as far as the name goes.  

Here is the video I did to show the card better.  Let me know what you think about it.  Did I give good advice?  I hope so.  Big hugs guys!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Flower Pot Card

I have always wanted to do a card like this but with most projects, it gets put on the back burner.  I have several projects I wanted to do first but I figured I would do it because I needed a birthday card for my dad's wife.  She likes planting flowers, etc., so it was a perfect card to make.  I had a few issues in the process but it I think it turned out okay.  I forgot to take pictures of it before I sent it off but below is the video that will show it better.  Let me know what you think.  Hugs!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

LSH Pocket Letter Swap

Another swap with alilscrapofheaven.  A pocket letter you say?  Yep!  I'm not sure why I signed up for it because those things intimidate me so much.  Every time I do one, I am just a nervous wreck.  Why!?  I look for background paper and put out a few things to put on them like flowers or lace or washi.  Then I have to figure out what to put in the back of the pockets.  Of course, I have to get some inspiration from Pinterest but sometimes I feel like I should be all original.  Oh well, it is what it is I guess.

I think it turned out okay.  The themes were either shabby chic, vintage or clean and simple (I think).  She wanted a combination of all if I could.  However, I just made it sorta shabby I guess.  I hope she likes it though.

Here is a video so you can see it closer.  If you are viewing this in an email, the video may not show up so please click on the title of the post to see the video.

Let me know what you guys think. I am still trying to perfect the Pocket Letter. Not sure I will ever do it though.  Hugs!

~Karen Sue

Friday, June 24, 2016

LSH Father's Day Tag Swap

Another swap I did through alilscrapofheaven is one for a Father's Day Tag.  I knew that I wanted to put burlap on it somewhere but really was not sure what to do about the rest.  So I went to Pinterest for help. I found a project someone had done that used burlap and they placed an image on top.  But as I was going through my stash to figure out if I had anything to use, I found some wooden deer heads which was perfect.  

I had a stamp set that had meadow and field-type backgrounds so I used it at the bottom.  I also made a little pocket on the back with a piece of cardstock so a note can be written on it.  The background paper came from a Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) stack called Etc. which has a bunch of textures in wood, metal, peeling paint and that sort.

I also did a video which is below so you can see it better and maybe get more details regarding the tag.  If you are viewing this in an email, the video may not show up.  You can click here to go to the video.

Let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 20, 2016

LSH Flower Swap

I signed up for a few swaps with alilscrapofheaven and the first one was the flower swap.  We had to make 12 handmade flowers to send to your partner.  I had the most fun making these.  I think they turned out really nice.  And my partner really liked them.  So glad!

Here is a video so you can see them up close.  I explain a little bit about them.  I tried to make them all different.  On a few were similar.

Let me know what you think.  Hugs!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Paper Clip Art

Ok so this is a new thing for me.  I kept seeing other peeps making embellishments for their projects and putting paper clips on them. So I thought I would see what I could come up with.  I also started following a Paper Clip Art facebook group and there are all kinds of inspiration on there. 

Here are some of the embellies I made.  Let me know what you think about them.

Here is a closer look at them.

I also made some plain embellies without the paper clips.

Here is a video explaining how I did some of them.  Enjoy.