Tuesday, February 14, 2017


OKAY, so maybe it's a rooster and not a chicken?  Do you know how absolutely exhausting it is to name your blog entries and be clever about it?  And then there is the issue of naming your cards over on SCS, an equally daunting necessary evil.  So cut me some slack and let me call him a chicken.  It's all in the family, right?  So this week the challenge over on the SUO challenge blog is SALEABRATION FUN, and I don't think Saleabration gets anymore fun than this chicken set.  Before I sign OFF for the night and hit the hay, (keeping with the farm theme here...) I will just say that I feel alot more like blogging because you guys have been leaving me some proof that someone besides me reads these little posts and peruses my blog.  Thanks for that.  Spread the love and all that.  I do appreciate it.  Have a happy day like the chicken/rooster says.  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day too!!!  Until next time.......Karen

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I must have clearly been a little tired last night - as I totally forgot to post my card for the SUO challenge here on my blog.  So here I am, a day late.  Better late than never.  The SUO challenge this time is VALENTINES.  I used a set from the freebies for Saleabration to make the lace border.  And the other one is the new set in the Occasions MIni catalog.  I finally did discover the black hole where all the comments were going and I posted them from last week.  Makes me feel more like posting when you all take the time to leave me some reactions. :):) I have been on an absolute stamping spree lately - I hope you enjoy this simple creation for Valentines Day - Happy Tuesday everyone - it's still Tuesday for 50 more minutes. :):)  Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


The SUO challenge this week is for embossing - heat and dry or heat or dry - I chose to do both.  I embossed the dragon fly in gold and smeared it with soft sky ink.  I dry embossed my background with the lacy embossing folder - I used the Falling for You stamp set as well as the new dragonfly set to create this shabby chic card.  This past weekend I sort of holed myself up in my stamp room and only came out for food.  I am trying to get lots of samples made for Saleabration - and my husband just put a DVD player in the stamp room for me and he also bought me the most awesome Christmas gift this year of the entire set of Downton Abby DVD's and MAN! Was that inspiration to stay in the stamp room!!! For some reason I do not get tired of watching that series over and over and over......One more thing before I hop on over to post my color challenge card this week on SCS......If you are reading this post, can you please leave me a comment?  I'm starting to think I'm the only one who reads my blog....haha....only I'm not really laughing.  Just if no one really reads it I may just stop blogging as what is the point?  Just checking the "pulse" of my blog so to speak. :) Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


The SUO challenge this week is "New Year, new stuff!" - so using something new!  This paper is awesome and brand new from SU!!  Also those sequins are brand new - lots of brand new stuff for Saleabration AND in the new Occasions Mini catalog...and I have barely had time to use any of it yet as I was traveling over Christmas to visit our twin grand children in Minneapolis.  It amazes me that no matter how many grand children you have they are each so unique and so special and so loved.  I cried all the way home....Eva and Luca are FOUR years old....such a fun age.  Of all of our grand children I feel like we haven't had as much time with them.  All of the others have lived with us at one time or another, except for brand new baby Tate that is.  It was fun to have almost a week to wake up in the same house as Eva and Luca. Every time I see any of my grand children I have to use my adage from Mary Engelbreit to stop feeling so blue when it's over -and that is, "Don't cry cuz it's over, Smile cuz it happened".  That's kind of my life motto with kids and grand kids all over the globe.  So many blessings.  Happy New Year everyone!  Until next time......Karen

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


So the theme this week for the SUO challenge is "Cute Christmas" and I thought, oops, I sorta did that last time when it was Celebrations - I chose Christmas and made a mouse card - so I decided to use the same color theme and use a different mouse stamp since this set is the epitomy of cuteness!!- Right??  This was a fun little guy to stamp and color, too cute, right?  Stamp yourself some cute today and hop on over and join the fun on the SUO challenge blog!! Happy Tuesday everyone! Happy Stamping until next time! Karen

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


The SUO challenge this week is for Celebrations - any kind - could be birthday or Christmas or Mother's Day or St Patrick's Day or whatever your little heart desires!  I chose Christmas so I could color these THREE SIGHTED MICE....See how they run?  This week I am feeling kinda blue because I have let my stamping business take a back seat to my full time job....and on facebook I am seeing everyone who is where I used to be....but alas we have seasons in our life, don't we?  I also know that someday when my brain can't wrap around the rigors of a busy dental office I can stamp again more - and build my business back.  I will die with a stamp in my hand.  But I love my full time job too.  I need two of me to give each my undivided attention.  On that note I will sign off and go to bed since I have to get up EARLY in the morning.  Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


The SUO challenge this week is Fall Fun.  I thought that pumpkins are always part of Fall Fun.  So I threw a little vintage in there, and here you have it.  I love Fall.  It has always been my favorite time of year.  Boots, sweaters, hoodies, colorful leaves and pumpkins and mums and all that good stuff.  Someone asked in a comment if there is a website for the blog and yes - there is - It's at http://suochallenges.com/ - and it is a new challenge every other week - so mosey on over there and have some Fall Fun!!  Until next time, Karen  PS Two days ago it was Tate's due date and he has more than doubled his weight and is now up to 7 pounds 5 ounces!!  God is so good!!! ~~~