Tuesday, June 23, 2015


SO the color challenge this week over on SCS is Real Red, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy.  Dessert is candy dots.  The Challenge on SUO Challenge Blog is a card that has something other than a straight edge.  So I made these little bears hold signs and I cut out around them to create the unique edge.  These kind of colors really get me outside the "flower box" - Given these three colors I really had to think of something besides flowers!  I had fun creating this one.  Left to myself, I would never stamp anything BUT flowers….so I am always happy when I make a card with none.  Last time I was challenged with the patriotic card too….stars and stripes - so two times in a row that I didn't use flowers, and last week's color challenge I didn't either.  WOW!  Lots of chances to be different.  This card where I generated the words "Bears Repeating" came from an idea I had years ago when I made my very first convention swap card.  I used Button Bear, and I stamped him twice and put him in a frame and colored him all cute and then I had wrote around the images of the bears, "Bears Repeating, Bears Repeating, Bears Repeating and then on the inside the card said, "I love you."  It was so cute.  All those years ago…..must have been around 1997 or 1998 I think…..I have been stamping for a long long time!!  I have to say that if the comments that get left on my blog are any indication of how many enjoy it, I should just stop blogging.  Sometimes I wonder if anyone reads it at all, - if you are still with me and reading this could you let me know?  Should I keep on blogging??  Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


The SUO challenge this week made my LIPS FREEZE….Stars and Stripes….I had this embossing folder because I have to have every new embossing folder, but I just knew I didn't even own a star stamp or a star punch.  Can anyone relate to being a stamper so long you don't even know what you have sometimes? Because I found the punch in like 60 seconds, and then I started looking thru my stamps to see if I had a Way to Go! stamp or something like that…..and I found this great YOU'RE A STAR stamp and knew at that point I was home free. :) And I'm not gonna lie to ya, I kinda like this card!! It's so not my usual….but I really like it!! I think it would make a great card for a soldier. Because they ARE STARS in my book, ya know?  Go play in the challenge! I bet you can find some stars and stripes somewhere in your stash, ya think?  Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Thank GOD for our soldiers!!  Until next time….Karen