Tuesday, August 30, 2016


FOR GRANDCHILD #12, coming in OCTOBER!!  The SUO challenge this week was PRIMARY COLORS, and I went with a monochromatic theme since I don't think PRIMARY COLORS are SU's long hand.  I don't really think we have a primary blue, or yellow, or orange, but we do have an awesome primary RED. :) I'm very excited to welcome Grand child #12, but only GRANDSON number THREE.  We are pretty used to GIRLS in this family.  ;) Speaking of grandchildren, we got to see almost everyone of ours during the month of August!! (missed you Mady and Chloe) but we got to see Ethan, and Kara, and Olivia, and Layla and Brooklyn, and Tovah and Lami, and Luca and Eva!!  We went on a camping trip with most of them, and we just had a wonderful month of kids and grandkids.  So lots of tears when it was all over.  The house gets all meticulous again, but it also gets empty and lonely.  The stray hair ties, and headbands and toys and socks, etc. each offer a stab through the old heart.  And I always go back to my favorite saying, "Don't cry cuz it's over, SMILE cua it happened.....but truthfully, it ain't easy.  Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


The SUO challenge this week is to use your favorite new die cuts - and I have to say, though I LOVE all the fancy ones, my heart is happy because we FINALLY go layering shapes - ovals, squares, circles, hearts.  We just NEEEEEEEDED them.  Now if we can just get some edglets back. :) To make this card I filled my aqua painter with alcohol and used reinkers of peek a boo peach, watermelon wonder and pear pizazz to watercolor these sweet posies from one of my favorite new stamp sets, Touches of Texture.  This is such an awesome technique to use for coloring because the paper doesn't pill and you can use regular weight cardstock! I also used this same card for the color challenge over on SCS this week, and I used the same sentiment stamp I did last week.  Haha.  I sound like I so when I wear the same outfit on Monday that I wore on Sunday to church.  Like anyone except me really cares.   Haha.  So egotistical to think they would even REMEMBER what I wore the day before if I happened to run tinot a church friend at work, which I never do.  HAHA.  I am tired.  Can you tell?? Getting a little punchy here.  Nite all, Happy Stamping and Happy Tuesday!! Until next time, when I promise to change up the sentiment, Karen