Tuesday, December 30, 2014


The SUO challenge blog this week is challenging us to use a Project Life stamp set, or embellishment - or layout, etc.  Man, was that a close call for ME!! I have not embraced the whole Project Life thing, yet.  Maybe I will in the future, but as of yet, I have not.  However, I did buy a winter stamp set just because it had the cutest little pair of mittens, so I was saved by that!  It also had this teeny tiny snowflake, and this cute little word stamp that says, "Baby it's cold outside!"  so there you have it - I didn't have to waste any time deciding what stamp to use, Christmas is over so I had to just come up with a winter card - and the snowflake said, Use me! :) I am so overwhelmed with all the new sets in the Occasions mini catalog, I hardly know what to play with first!!  Have you seeeeeeeeen it yet?? Happy Stamping everyone! Until next time…..Karen  PS I'm starting to feel like no one reads my blog……and I needed to get someone to update it for me!!!  Catalogs are OLD!!!! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


The SUO challenge blog this week is a challenge to make a winter themed holiday card or project.  I opted for the card.  I'm not the most proficient at the anything but a card thing…..and since I procrastinated till Sunday night…..well you know…..projects take time. :) Actually so did this card! ;)  I just love the little letters die set, and I am the hostess for the color challenge this week and chose these pretty soft colors, soft sky, old olive and cherry cobbler.  I think I am realizing that though I generally just love COLOR, cherry cobbler may be my all time fav.  :) Soft sky might be second.  Anyway - maybe you should hop on over to SCS today and play in the color challenge!!  Isn't this just a yummy color combination?  I hate when people call colors yummy, but I'm sorry, these ARE yummy.  And it's Christmas,,,,so spread a little JOY!, right?  Have yourself a merry little Christmas…..and remember to thank God for HIS unspeakable gift!! ;) Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


The SUO challenge this week is TAGS…..I had one of those weeks this week…..just one where I didn't get up to my stamp room at all.  The color challenge came out, and it was exactly the colors of a card I made a while ago and had not used for anything yet…..and I even love it!! Then Saturday, I happened to get up and for some unknown reason, I felt moved to put my coworkers little Christmas gifts together, and make tags and personalize their bags, and I won't be even giving them to them until Christmas week….but I just felt like getting it done so I did.  Then I remembered it was the SUO challenge week, and I was like OH, NO, what is the theme? Cuz I was so busy…just didn't know when I would have a chance to take my time and CREATE…..so low and behold, it was TAGS, and I had just finished making 5 little bags like this one and decorating with a TAG!!!!  I love when God knows you are stretched to the limit and then shows you in a way like that that HE understands and HE has your back. :) Don't you?  My friend Lillian who I told you all about last time has gone straight into the arms of Jesus.  I cried for a few days, but not for her, for me.  I know Lillian is walking with Jesus, and I know she is happy and I know the angels are rejoicing over this saint who came home…..but us here, we are crying at the loss of a precious friend and mother, grandmother, etc. etc.  Oh the blessed hope that we will one day meet again, and I hope my mansion is on the same street with Lillians!! Until next time…..Karen