Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthday card for my Sister-In-Law

While I'm on a roll I will add another card I created a week or so ago. This if for my Sister-In-Law's birthday. (I'd rather just say sister because we are just that close, and she is very special to me)
The Jar is an image by Stamps By Judith, I just love her stamps. You have to go online and see all of her images they are just adorable. Anyway I used other miscellaneous flower stamps and just stamped above the jar and then added my own stems. There are very small gems in the middle of some of the flowers for added bling. Difficult to see in the picture but I think they were a nice added touch.
Thanks for stopping by...hope to update again soon.

Onesie Invitations

I'm finally getting around to posting pictures of the Onesie Invitations we made for my niece's baby shower. We used numerous patterns and various trims so that we had a large variety. we needed approximately 60 invitations so we had a little assembly line going, as each one was completed we would all say we loved this one better than the last. Of course we each had our favorite and kept one as a little memento of the fun we had creating them. if you'd like the pattern just type in Onesie in the Gallery and they will pop up...very easy and fun to make.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Sorry I've been a bit remiss on postings and checking out everyone's blogs. God answered my prayers; I now have a new full time job after being unemployed for 6 months. I absolutely love it; praise God for answering my prayers.

Unfortunately I haven't had as much time for my creative antics as I would like.

I have been working on a baby shower for my niece and making all of the invites with some other family members. I'll try to post the pictures soon.

Anyway just wanted to let everyone know I'm fine just working hard; thanks for all of the concern.

God Bless all of you.

In Christ <><
Karen (Saved by Grace)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Father's Day Chipboard Accordian Albums

More little Father's Day creations...these are accordion style chipboard albums. Sometimes it is difficult to think of special meaningful gifts for Dads, thought these might serve as nice little mementos all that is needed are the precious pictures of Dad with his kids (old or young, boy or girl) made them suitable for all....

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Father's Day Cards (few different versions)

Thought it was time to get busy making some Father's Day cards. God has blessed all of us with so many wonderful Fathers we need to celebrate them. Just simple little sentiments to pay a huge tribute...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Note Pad Holders (Hedgie and Tulip)

These are a little different version on the coaster and binder clip note pad holders I posted earlier this week. The area with the ribbon is crimped, and the ribbon is tied around this area to help hold the note pad in place. Just a simple little added gift for a special someone.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wedding cards newly married

I was asked to make a couple of wedding cards for a newly married couple. These are the cards that I created. The stamps are from SU and Clear Stamps, I used my cricut to cut the border hearts and scalloped heart background. The vase on the second card has small gems adhered for added embellishment...

Monday, May 4, 2009

Dog Lover Post It Note Pads

Challenge was to come up with a small gift item for dog lovers...I thought of using the Post It Note Holders and used puppy paw patterned paper, adhered stickers to each page of the Post It inexpensive yet a cute little unexpected gift.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Personalized Mother's Day Cards

I was requested in my Etsy store to make a few personalized Mother's Day cards and this is what I came up with. Used the Studio G $1.00 stamps from M..
embossed, colored, added Crystal glaze, fabric flowers, brads, also used a Fiskars border punch on the patterned paper for the base of the card.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Congratulation's on your New Baby

I thought these little baby embellishments were so cute I just couldn't pass them up. Just cute little CAS cards for fun. I think these would be cute as announcements, invitations to a baby shower or just as congratulations on your new little bundle of joy. I used pattern papers from CM and the border stamps from Fiskars, sentiments are from SU, fun and easy to complete.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge (CCC09 April)

Here are my Christmas Cards and tags for the April CCC09. The cards are on pre-printed paper with glitter accents I added the poinsettias which were stamped embossed and then individually cut out and adhered with 3-D pop dots. Inside sentiment is stamped Merry Christmas.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Easter...Happy Spring

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Christ has risen He has risen indeed...Hallelujah!!

Spring weather is finally upon us, volunteering at our neighborhood Spring Expo, (fundraiser for our church and school) God is wonderful He has blessed us with sunshine and great Spring weather for the event... Have a great weekend.

I'll be back to creating soon.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ocean's 11 group challenge #4

This serves as my challenge for my Ocean's 11 blogger group. It was to create a small, square, CAS card. I stamped the background card stock with various sentiments, put them all on one acrylic block and just stamped away. I thought it created a nice base for the card. The main images are from Studio G, these were water colored backed with black card stock and then adhered with 3-D pop dots.

My thoughts this card would be suitable for Father's Day, Spring or Summer birthday, or note card...even a BBQ invite???

Friday, March 27, 2009

Easter Decorated Tic Tacs

I had seen so many of these decorated Tic Tacs for Christmas, I decided to give it a try for Easter...not sure if the little ones will appreciate these in their Easter goodies but the adults need treats too...right? Anyway most of these are done with the Michael's stamps that I found in the $1 bin, they are embossed, water colored, and some have stickles too...the tiny cotton tails are the liquid applique (I just love liquid applique I need to experiment using it in different ways...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ocean 11 Group's 3rd Challenge (dry embossing background)

Ocean's 11 group's third challenge was to use a dry embossing texture background for a card. This is a dotted Swiss texture in a light moss green color, this was chalked a bit to be more visible. The stamped image was colored with Copic markers and water color pencils. Crystal glaze was added to just the flower for a 3-D affect. I left the inside blank so it may be used for most any occasion.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge (CC09 Mar.)

These are the Christmas Cards and Tags I made for the Christmas Card Challenge CCC09 (March) I was happy with how the cards turned out. The Stamps are from Studio G for the card and SU for the gift tags...Stamped, embossed, water colored, and embellished for added affects.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Proud Of You Grad (Graduation card)

My niece is graduating from Grand Valley College next month (which I just cannot believe) it seems like yesterday that I was holding her in my arms and kissing her little face, it just isn't possible...
At any rate she is a sweetie and I wanted to create a special card for her in her school colors. The images are stamped, embossed, colored with SU water Color pencils and then crystal glaze is added for a 3-D effect. The card front was cut using my Cricut so the little windows would show off the inchies.

Stamp is Studio G, paper is SU, Celebrate stamp is also SU.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ocean 11 Group's 2nd Challenge

The Ocean 11 group's 2nd challenge was to use clouds in the background of a card.

The paper I used was actually a cloud printed paper but I also decided to enhance the clouds by making them 3-D. The Stamp is Hero Arts Garden Bunny. The image was stamped, embossed, and colored with SU water color pencils. Fabric flowers were added on the bottom with moss green brads at the centers. Crystal Glaze was also added to the eyes for added dimension.
I just love bunnies and this is one of my favorite stamps.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Mother Holds her Children's hands

This is a Mother's Day card for a new mom of a young infant or toddler. The phrase reads "A Mother holds her children's hands for a little while...and their hearts forever" The background of the card was embossed with Fiskars embossing templates little hands and feet, then shaded with chalk. Little pink hand brads were used to adhere the phrase to the bottom of the card, pink and blue were used so that the card would be suitabe for the mother of either a boy or girl.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I will Sing to the Lord (Psalms 13:6)

Just a simple card to cheer up a friend. Birds always remind me of singing to the Lord. This is a Studio G stamp, embossed and then crystal glaze was added to the bird for a 3-D affect. Scroll was cut using my Cricut machine, patterned paper is DCWV, I chalked around the edges of each piece, and added the verse from Psalms 13:6 I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me. Bible verses are so uplifting, God has provided the right words all we have to do is share them....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SCS Ocean's 11 1st Challenge

Spring card with 3-D embellishment. Not sure if this qualifies for the challenge, but I like how it turned out. I cut the front of the card with my Cricut leaving three openings for my little inchies which were stamped, embossed, water colored and then, added crystal glaze to each image for a 3-D affect.
The watering can was also cut using my Cricut machine and the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.

The Bible Verse at the bottom is Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time to every matter under heaven.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spring / Easter greeting cards

I was playing with my new stamps from Michael's $1.00 bin. I had fun adding the liquid applique to the lambs body and the bunnies tail it is so neat to watch it transform from a liquid to a puffy surface in a matter of seconds from the heat of the embossing tool.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Layouts for this week

Sometimes it is difficult to come up with titles and journaling. Here are examples of both to perhaps make it easier. You can cut out the title from excess photos of the event as in MORE MAMMOTH, or you can incorporate the image into the title as in ADORABLE, or ... Also taking pictures of grave stones or historical markers and adding them to your layouts are sometimes all that is needed to describe the pictures taken.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge (CC09 Feb.)

Christmas Card Challenge (CC09 Feb)

These are the Christmas Cards and gift tags I created to complete the challenge for the month of February.
I'm so glad this challenge was created, by doing just six cards and six gift tags a month I'll be all set for Christmas.
This is just a simple card with added bling by using glitter paper, stamped images and embossing. The inside sentiment reads "For unto us was born a child"

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Easter Little Easter Cards / Notes

I know it is early but I just couldn't wait to try out these new stamps I just purchased at Michaels in the $1 bin. I love this little stamp I added little cotton balls to each bunny for added whimsy.

The stamp I used on the card below is also from the $1 bin at Michaels,

Covered Spiral Note Pads

Covered Spiral note pads from dollar store. I made these to give out for Valentine's Day obviously you can decorate for any holiday or everyday...

Celebrate "Your Day"

Birthday card for a dear friend turning 50. I love this stamp because it allows you to use with water color pencils and shade, I also added stickles to the center of each smaller flower for added dimension

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentines Day Card Showing Homemade Glue Hearts

This card is one I completed so I could use the homemade glue drop hearts from an earlier post this past week.

I was happy with it.