Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Okay, so the SUO challenge this week was supposed to be our favorite sentiment.  Truth be told, MY favorite sentiment is NO SENTIMENT.....it's amazing how many times I make a card and I just can't figure out where to put a sentiment on the front of the card, so I end up without one.  So this is one of my favorite stamps right now, and I designed the card around the sentiment, instead of designing the card and trying to place a sentiment somewhere on it.....but THIS VERSE.  Right?  How many people can you think of right this moment who need to grab a hold of this verse and hang on?  Life can kick you when you're down.  But Fear not!! He is with us!!  NOW that's a sentiment to hang your hat on!!! Until next time........Karen

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


The SUO challenge this week was to case a catalog sample.  Casing is not my thing.  If I try to copy someone's card to the T, mine never looks as good as theirs.  So my style of casing is to use the other person's card as a sort of "springboard" and to just add my own twist.  So i chose one of the samples for this picnic set in the Occasions MIni catalog.  I used sort of the same layout, and the same stamps, and the same sentiment - but changed it up some.  The worst part about making this card was cutting all those weeny posies with the dies....cuz they were jumping around like Mexican jumping beans on the magnetic platform....I was exhausted by the time I finished.  HAHA.  Is there a secret to using the magnetic platform and NOT having stuff do the Irish jig on top??? If so, someone, please share.  Put me out of my misery.  Okay - I'm waiting.......happy Tuesday everyone!! Until next time,  Karen