Tuesday, October 11, 2016

50th Birthday Challenge Giveaway

I turn 50 on October 14!  Yeah I am a half a century old.  What a milestone huh?  I wanted to do a challenge giveaway that would help me know a little bit more about you guys.  See my video below for all the rules and directions.  I would really appreciate it if you would participate.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Big hugs!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Queen & Co. Butterfly Shaker Card

I went to my crop with Crop Connection at the end of July and was able to work on a wedding album for my aunt.  However, during the crop, they have contests.  One of which is to judge a project you do in different categories...cards, one page layouts, two page layouts, and 3D projects like mini albums, or canvases, etc.  So I did a card.  I decided that I wanted to make the card that I ordered from Queen & Co. that is a shaker card kit.  They have a different kit every few months and it includes the die to cut out the top layer that goes with the foam front.  They also include the little shaker parts and in the case of my card, it included their new "diamond" shaker elements.  Wow!!  They are so pretty.  I am so glad I got that one.  They only have them for a little while, then they are gone.  And I could not see where you could order past kits.  Bummer!  Oh well, the last one they did was a snowcone/cupcake shaker.  It was cute but not enough for me to get.  So I am waiting to see what the next one is. 

Here is the card I made.  I think it came out so stinkin cute.  And apparently the crop judges did too because I won FIRST PLACE!!!  Whoo hoo!!!  The prize I got for winning was a scrapbook kit that included the papers, and all the ephemera that go with it. So it was well worth the FUN I had putting the card together. LOL  I can't remember the name of the kit for this post but I believe I tell you in the video below because I show the whole kit.

The flowers that I added were Recollection flowers from Michaels. I also added a metal butterfly with a little bling on it.  The sentiment came from a Hot Off the Press stamp set (and I can't remember the name of it) with the feathers on it.
Watch the video so you can see it a little better up close.  I also show the prize I got as well.  Let me know what you think about the card.  Thanks tons!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hunkydory Christmas Cards

I got some Hunkydory topper sets to put together as Christmas cards.  They are beautiful. They just pop out and you make a card out of them.  They showed only two samples on the packaging but I got four cards out of one package.  I could probably have gotten more if I wanted to. 

The kit comes with two pattern papers and a sheet of toppers which include images and sentiments.  The paper itself is of chipboard quality.  Very thick, but easy to work with.  Here is a video of the cards up close.  

Let me know what you think.  These are great when you are in a hurry to make a card.

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