Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On a Hiatus (still).

Hello crafty blogging world,

I've been MIA for so long that I received a warning that I better check in or else.... Needless to say, the threat worked. Here I am. You won't see any stamping goodness though. My stamp room is in its usual state of chaos. Admittedly, I ended up purchasing another black Momento pad, since mine has found a new (temporary) home somewhere in the pile of items to sort, give away, sell or find a permanent home for.

So you ask, if I haven't been stamping, what in the world have I been doing with all my time? School. That sums it up. How people juggle all that do is beyond me, I simply am not organized enough to work full time, go to school part time, enjoy my family, take care of necessary household chores and stamp.

Hope to be back sometime in the near future with some cards to share.

Happy day,
Karan

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I'm liking my new blogger look!

I've lost track of the number of blogs I've been reading recently with some excellent (although somewhat old at times) blog tips, tricks and advice. Yes! Soon I will not be typing, I'll be stamping and sharing. 

Although my initial thoughts were to remove all of my old blog (including old dark pictures) I decided to leave everything as is. I have evolved over the last 8 years and I do not need to erase my past. Go ahead, check out some of those posts. Hopefully moving forward my picture taking skills will have improved, along with my stamping style.

Be back soon!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Work in progress

It's been such a work in progress. Clearly I went the right direction when I chose a nursing career over computer programming, ya think? Slowly I will get there. The little engine that could .... I think I can, I think I can...

Perhaps I can persuade my brother to help out. Ya? Alright, it was worth a try. Truly, I'd be better off just posting in black and white- you'd see more posts :-).

Here's to you for checking in. I'll get the swing of this designer background yet. Then- cards, projects and the liking will be at your (and my) fingertips.

Until then. .... ... . happy crafting.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Does this blog still exist?

Here it is, May 31, 2010. Has been an entire year that I've been away from my blog? Holy flying fish. I'm going to have to change that. First and foremost .... the new Stampin' Up 2010-2011 catalog should be in my hot little hands on Wednesday June 2nd. I can't post any electronic pics, but as soon as my pre-order arrives I'll be inking myself silly creating and posting. That's the only tease for now. Check back later in the week for pix and class schedule.

Be well, and happy crafting!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Stampin Up In Colors 2009/2010

My favorite quick rubber stamp technique is Spotlight or Spotlighting. I used a few of the new "In Colors" from the 2009/2010 Stampin' Up catalog (soon to be released) for this sample.

The second technique used on this card is dyed ribbon. I *love* Stampin' Up's white Grosgrain Ribbon. With this ribbon and a little reinker/water combo you can have any color ribbon you want. Gotta love that! You can make your ribbon lighter, darker or anywhere in between. For this batch of ribbon I used 5 drops of melon mambo reinker to 20 drops of water. Nice! It's a nice way for me to know my ribbon matches without worry.



Recipe:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede

Technique: Spotlight, dyed ribbon

Happy stamping!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Hey crafters!

Wednesday I was lucky enough to take the Copic certification class with Marianne, Cami, Tina and Wanda. How cool to spend the day with a bunch of crafty girls! We laughed, played and had oodles of fun. And I walked away with a Copic Certificate :-).

I soooooo hear the stamp room calling, but card making will have to wait another few days. We're off to camp for the weekend.

Happy stampin'!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stampin' Up Spring Summer 2009 IB&C casing continues...





since I woke with an urge to stamp. It's early, the house is quiet, and I've yet to ingest my usual quantity (2 cups) of java. So- why not case from the new catalog? At least it's a great jump start.

On page 100 of the new catty it shows a beautiful rust card. Without pun, I'm trying to branch out of my usual color scheme (anything pastel) so it seems rather appropriate to use this card as my inspiration.

Recipe:
Stamps- Kind Thanks, Branch Out
Paper- Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Confetti White, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip
Ink- Basic Brown, Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Misc- Aqua painter, stamp-a-ma-jig, linen thread, *new* big brads, distressing tool


Some changes I made to the card included the tire swing complete with big eyelet and linen thread for the rope, some aqua painted ground cover, big brads instead of ribbon, different verse, distressing and a slightly different color scheme.

Hope you get some stampin' time today, I'm glad I did :-).
-Karan