Tuesday, January 17, 2017

EMBOSSING - THE DRY AND THE WET OF IT.......

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

38 comments:

veronica rohm said...

Hi Karen!! Please don't stop blogging. I love reading your blog!! And I really love your card creations. Not everyone leaves comments and that is me for sure. But I do a lot of looking and reading. I'm really inspired by this card you just posted!! It's so me. I just love the lay out. I'm going to copy it as soon as my order comes in. Unfortunately I have to wait for Mt Falling for You suite until next month !! Bummer because I wanted to recreate your card like today!! I hope I remember where to find you!! Can I subscribe to your blog Karen??? So I can get all your posts?? My email is vrohm@shaw.ca my name is Veronica Rohm I live in Canada. This month I bought the whole Sweet Succulent Suite. The whole shebang. I'm like that . Go big or go home lol!! Please keep up the wonderful blogging ??!! Hugs Veronica in Canada :)

veronica rohm said...

Hi Karen! I posted a comment in favor of you please continuing your blog but I don't see it?? I hope you get this message?? I love your card creations Karen. Please keep creating and blogging and posting!! Hugs Veronica in Canada. vrohm@ssshaw.ca

Robin Thompson said...

I so enjoy reading your blog--so inspirational! And your projects are so awesome--you have incredible talent. Sorry I don't comment more-I will try and do better!
Robin

RitaR said...

Karen, from reading your earlier posts, I know you are trying to balance your Stampin Up business with your office job .... and I'm sure blogging is somewhat like a third job! We all understand that there are only so many hours in a day, but just wanted to let you know that you'd be greatly missed if you decided to discontinue blogging. I can pick your cards out from a distance because they are so unique and beautiful! Hope you find the time to continue blogging! Thanks for all the beautiful eye candy through the years!

Marlene Salvato said...

I can pick your cards out of a crowd - ha! They are so beautiful and love your blog - and you! xoxo

Dianne Hoffman said...

Hi, Karen!!! I love your blog, you are the most talented stamper!

Beverly A said...

Karen, I love your card! I love the colors, the layout and how you created the background paper. This card is a winner!

Cherie said...

I love your card! The dragonfly is stunning! I apologize! I do read your blog but very seldom take the time to leave a comment! I will try to do better in the future! Thanks for sharing your creatiavity!

Kathy Macko said...

I love your cards and am looking forward to seeing you at Gloria's in March. (I'm even bringing a friend it was so much fun) I've tried to respond to your posts in the past but didn't realize I had to go on to your blog and not just respond to the emails I get. Watching for the samples you'll do. I need to get me the chickens stamp set!

Patt H. said...

Hi Karen, yes, I always read your postings. I love your awesome cards, am just always in a hurry so forget to leave a comment.😆 Your card today is truly lovely! I have the dragonfly stamps & dies but have not had time to use them yet. Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration!

Claudia said...

I do like your coloring...always quite stunning!

cj boyce said...

Very lovely. Did you use a DSP from SU? What color is your CS? I would really like to make this card. Love it.

Nancy R Grimes said...

I'm excited every time I see "a karen barber kreation". Yes, yes, yes, I hope you continue blogging. Your style and color choices are outstanding. I appreciate the effort you make to share with all of us. Thank you!

Buffy said...

Karen, your creations always wow me - and I love getting to "know" you through your blog. You were a presenter at my first convention many years ago, and you've always been a standard for me as a mom, a demo, and now a grandma. You're the best!!

Jane Buchanan said...

I love your posts! And you and I would undoubtedly be great friends if we lived near each other. Thanks for all your tips. What I love the most about your posts is you are so down to earth and real. Thanks again!
Jane

RaeDeen Bittner said...

I love your creativity and the beauty of your creations, Karen. The pool party on the dragonfly really makes a statement here! Have a blessed day, Friend!

Karen Barber said...

I am commenting on my own blog to see if it's as impossible as people are telling me - I got several emails today of people saying they try to comment and can't figure out how. Let's see if this posts. :)

LezBev said...

Hi Mrs. Barber! It's Leslie Beveridge. I love reading your blog and am as impressed as ever at your beautiful creations. You have such talent!

Patt H. said...

I can make a comment but it doesn't come through to your blog. I'm trying again.

Kristen said...

Lovely card - I do read your blog regularly but just am not a commenter normally! :)

Patt H. said...

I'm trying once more to see if this will post. Hope so, Karen!

Dianne Hoffman said...

Hi, Karen! I am trying to comment for the second time on this post. I love your cards!
You are a very talented stamper!

JRGH said...

Love the card, I read your post all the time, I just don't always have time to comment, more bloggers to read. I love reading and seeing all the post.

Unknown said...

Hi Karen, I commented once under your post and my comment did not go through, lets see if this one does! My name is Karen also and I love your cards and hearing about your life and family! Keep up the good work!




Edie said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda McIntyre said...

Hi Karen, I'm just a blog stalker...I check all the to see if you posted...you are a super talented stamper...don't quite posting:0)

Patt H. said...

I hope you have found out why the comments are not getting through. I thought I would see if I can reply to your comment & have it go through. Maybe they are in a cloud somewhere waiting for your approval before they can be posted. It always says you have to approve them before posting but as I don't have a blog, I don't know how that works.

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card. It's a shame we get too busy in our lives to take time to say we love your cards....always!!!
Hugs,
Gloria

Vicki Milyard said...

Oh please keep posting!!! Your creations are always worth looking at and trying to make. I love them

Susan M said...

Edit Blogger Susan M said...
Hi Karen ,
As others have said please don't stop posting , I love seeing your cards they are always so pretty and inspiring and love reading your stories of what's going on in the Barber world , but I'm bad and I don't always leave comments . So when you have time please continue ! Hope you and your family are all doing well !
God Bless !

January 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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Anonymous said...

I love your blog,Karen! I wish you posted even more often! Beautiful work, and unique design ideas. Thanks!

Diane

Valerie Malkus said...

Hi Karen, It's Valerie - formerly of Pearl River. I have tried commenting several times before, but could not figure it out. Please don't stop blogging- I love reading yours. I miss seeing you and always hope I will get to see you again at a convention/OnStage.

Janie Wade said...

Karen.....I read your blogs! and love everything you put on it

Janie Wade said...

I read your blog all the time and love everything you put on there. Don't quit blogging dahling

mtk107 said...

I enjoy your blog posts and have you on my blog reader so I always know when you've posted. (Feedly)

I also enjoy Downton Abbey... they had a marathon of the entire 6 seasons on our PBS station over new years weekend and I DVRd it and watched the whole thing. I think I've seen it 3 times and like you, I feel it never gets old. Which is kind of funny, because it is 'old'!
Thanks for blogging and sharing ideas...please don't stop!

Sabrina said...

I too would miss your blog...And I do try to leave comments occasionally, I just get two bounced email messages each time I do. I have less time on SCS these days so here is where I see your gorgeous creations.

Andi Z said...

So, I just found your blog from the SUO challenge site which I also just found. Don't stop!

Jenny Mutter said...

I love your cards and everything about this blog - Please keep doing what you do, it is much appreciated.