Sunday, January 22, 2012

CAS-ual Friday Challenge - Penguin Suit ( third and final )

Gosh - This challenge has really got my creative juices flowing!! I am back again for the third time today to share my third and final ( I promise ) submission for this challenge. I will make this short and sweet, so what I did was you call the "split negative" technique. VERY FUN!! Looks super cool too!! Take a look!!
My sentiment comes from Hero Arts set called "Friends". I love this set. It has some very nice sentiments!! OK - That's it from me today!! Third times a charm right!! :) See you all next time!! Kari

CAS-ual Friday Challenge - Penguin Suit # 2

Yes - I am back. I decided to go ahead and make another card since I was in crafty mode!! So this time I took out one of my HA stamp sets that I hadn't really used yet, and have had for a while.
This type writer is so cute, and this set comes with three different sentiments! This one is my favorite out of all of them. I used some black enamel accent by Ranger to bring out the type writer keys. Here is a closer look. Gives them a bit more dimension.
I enjoy entering into these challenges - because it is just that a challenge to see where your creativity takes you. I am hoping one day that I will have the winning project!! I will be over the moon happy. One day my day will come!! Thanks for visiting!! See you soon!! - Kari

CAS-ual Friday : Penguin Suit

Good Afternoon! So I'm sharing with you all this afternoon my submission for the latest CAS-ual Friday challenge. Pretty simple really on the concept. Make a black and white card. You know I haven't made too many black and white cards. Don't know why - know real reason really, but nonetheless I wanted to enter this challenge. I do have a confession. I started out making a completely different card than the one shown, which was an actual penguin card, but after the advice of my husband ( I asked ), I decided not to do that. So - here is what I did come up with. I am also thinking of doing another one as well - we will see. For now - here is my first entry :o)
I love doilies!! They can really make an impact on a card. This one is from Stampin' Up! This is all one layer card. My sentiment comes from Paper Smooches, and the tag image comes from Inkadinkado. Hope you all like! I might be back to share another submission...we will see! Have a nice rest of the weekend!! - Kari

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New items, and changes in my craft room

Hi all! I am back this evening to share with all of you my newest addition to my craft space. Right after the New Year, my hubby and I took a trip to Springfield, MO which is about 1 1/2 hr. from me to do a little shopping and cash in on some coupons. At Michael's they were having a sale on all of their storage, including all of the JetMax storage. I bought this magazine organizer, because I didn't have anymore room in my other storage for magazines, and I knew I would be growing with my magazine collection as time went on.

Last weekend, I felt in the mood to change around my craft room some, and clean out some things. I have been purging some supplies, and things I don't use anymore, too. So now all my Jetmax cubes are all on one wall when you first come into my room.

Like many of us - we all probably have more paper than we will ever use, but I know for me - even though I have lots of paper, it is hard to say no to a 6 x 6 paper pad. They are the perfect size for card makers. It seems you don't waste as much as you would obviously with a 12 x 12 or an 8 x 8 piece of pattered paper or cardstock. Well - I just wanted to share my love of 6 x 6 paper pads, and believe me this collection is growing too.

And, I also love the way Stampin' Up has their cling stamps now. I rarely buy a wood mount stamp anymore. It is funny - when I started out doing this over 2 years ago, I only wanted wood mount stamps - and now that has totally flipped!!

I love my space. It is my safe haven for sure!! A place where I can come, and relax, and whether or not I am making something or not....if I am in my room just surfing the web, tending to my blog, or what ever it is...just being in my space makes my heart happy!!! Maybe sometime soon I will do an updated video as well.

OK- That is all from me tonight!!! See you all on the flip side!! :)

- Kari

CAS-ual Friday Challenge #35 - Highs and Lows

Hi crafters-

I am back to share with you my submission to the current CAS-ual Friday Challenge. This time it is creating a clean and simple card using scallops!! Easy - Peazy!! For my card, I envisioned nothing but color!!! I also wanted to use my newest Paper Smooches stamp set!! I thought what a better and simple way to create my card is use a big scalloped circle and add lots of color!!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!! Mine so far as been pretty "Cas-ual". HAHA. Thanks for stopping in!!! See ya next time!!

- Kari

Thursday, January 5, 2012

How 'bout one more - Lawn Fawn CHA challenge

Hi all!! I am back real quick to share another submission I am entering into the LF CHA Challenge. Once I was done with my first card, I had a brain storm...and thought it was a cute idea. This is not sucking up what so ever.....LOL. I just thought it was a cute idea!! What do you all think??

Well- I am closing for the night, but I will be back soon to share more creations with you!! See you then!!

- Kari

Lawn Fawn Catalog Challenge

Hi all!! Here is my first post for 2012, and what a better way to start it off is share with you my entry for the Lawn Fawn Catalog Challenge. If you are a regular reader of mine, you know I heart Lawn very little time to spare I found the time to come up with this card to submit to their fun challenge. A challenge it was...there were restrictions, like NO patterned paper, and a few certain sets to be the MAIN part of the card. I didn't have only but two of the sets they required, but I made do I think. I made it an even bigger challenge on myself by making it a "clear" card!! First time I've done one!! It was a bit tough, and time consuming, but I think the card turned out cute!! I used Critters in the Burbs - I even used the tree top as the clouds too!!! The sentiment comes from Clear to See. I wanted to show how excited that lil squirrel was to find THE acorn!! HAHA.

So - what do you think??? Wish me luck!!! See ya soon!!

- Kari