And I will bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moths.
~Leonard Cohen

Thursday, March 31, 2011

1 Year Anniversary Giveaway WINNER!!!

Alright, I'm off work and home...pleased to announce the winner of my 1 yr anniversary giveaway=)
First off I want to thank all my new followers.

I hope you found some sort of inspiration from your stay=)
Now without further ado... The winner is...


Please email me your address so I can get these goodies out to you soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Prima cards

Just dropping in to share 2 cards that I created-can you tell I have been on a card making kick. Lovin't it, now just need to start sending these babies out lol instead of hoarding them.

Both cards feature Prima papers from their latest release. This first card features the paper from Celebrate Jack & Jill, "Up, Up & Away".
I accented the edges of the folk heart with Tattered Rose crackle paint to add some texture.
Products Used: Paper(Celebrate Jack & Jill) #842895; Flower(Paloma Sparkling Spring) #548414.

As for my 2nd card, the papers are from the gorgeous Moulin Rough line. I really love the tan & blue color combo. =) Products used: Paper(Moulin Rouge) #842662; Flowers: Guava Peony.

Okie Dokie that is it for now! =)
Reminder****One more day to enter into my 1 year Anniversary giveaway! It closes tomorrow at midnight!
You all have a great night! ♥ Karen

Scrap That! Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Scrap That! Blog Hop this past weekend. We hope you enjoyed it and found lots of inspiration along the way. The best part for us was making some new friends.

We have picked one comment winner from each blog to win a package of Prima goods. The randomly drawn winner from my blog is:


Please email with your mailing address so we can get your Prima package out to you soon!
Don't forget to stop by the Scrap That! Chat blog to see if you won the Grand Prize of a signed PageMaps book. Hope the lucky winner enjoys this wonderful hard cover book full of inspirational sketches.

Join us next month when we release our May kit--which is one you will not want to miss. trust me!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Delight----**NEW Prima**

So I am slowly but surely getting to play with all my new Prima goodies.
Everything on this layout is from the new Winter 2011 releases.

This layout features the "Madeline" papers and blooms.
The picture is of my sweet kiddies.

Absolutely love the new iron on titles--very easy to apply. Also gives the page a great texture too.

The vintage flare from these trinkets is divine.
Products Used: Papers(Madeline) #842451, #842468; Flowers: Marri #548537, Dechire "Nanette" #548698, Paloma "Sparkling Spring" #548414; Blossom Branches "Pistachio" #543174; Trinkets "Keys" #930004; Iron-On "You1" #921194.

Well that is all for now!
Thanks for stopping by!

♥ Karen

Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrap That! April Reveal & Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrap That! Reveal & March blog hop!!
If you have arrived here from Janis's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, then head back to the Scrap That! Blog and join in on the fun!

Here is the much anticipated reveal of the April Scrap That! kit! Packed with the latest newly released papers from Bo Bunny "Gabrielle". So today I am going to share with you the projects I created using the April "Madame Butterfly" Kit.

This month, PageMaps has joined hands with Scrap That!, they have created a sketch exclusively for this kit. It's gorgeous! And I loved creating this layout with it!
PageMaps sketch:

My take:
The picture is a recent one of my kids, love these little rascals!

We received one of the new Prima masks in the kit. I glimmer misted the screen then used it as a stamp...below is the result, it wasn't a clean & crisp stamped image but I liked how it turned out, the distressed look was perfect for these papers.

Here is the 2nd layout I made with this kit.
As soon as I took this picture of my daughter-I instantly fell in love with it. She looks so beautiful! I knew these papers would be perfect for this picture, soft and shabby.

So as you can see---there is a DUSTY ATTIC piece in the kit! Divine!! LOVE IT!!!
I crackle painted it, inked the edges with Coral Chalk ink and top it off by adding Stickles to the bottom portion of the skirt.

Onto the 3rd layout.
We received a package of Kaisercraft doilies, which seem to be huge right now! I went with a more circular-based design on this layout, inspired by the doilies. =)

We also got a bottle of Aqua Perfect Pearls....I was a happy camper when I saw these and I love using it. They make the most perfect round pearls on your projects.

Alright, here is my last full layout.
The die cut paper from this collection has got to be my fave die cut pp to date. Its gorgeous!
Here is a closeup of the Prima flowers--newly released this Winter. They're beautiful and matched so perfectly to these papers.

Check out the Kaisercraft butterfly chippie we also got in the kit! I lightly inked it with TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink, added a few perfect pearls, and stickled it up. =)

I had a few scraps, and it's quite hard for me to part with scraps when I know very well that I can make SOMETHING with them, therefore I made a card! Tada! =)

**Remember that in order to be eligible for the prizes up for grabs you need to do the following:
1. Visit all 9 blogs, leave a comment & become a follower.
2. Go to Scrap That! Facebook Page and become a friend.
3. Go to the Scrap That! Ning and become a member.
4. Email the secret sentence to

Be sure to visit all 9 blogs as there will be 9 chances to win some Prima goodness.
The grand prize is an autographed PageMaps book, signed by Beck Fleck!

Before you hop along, you will need my secret word, which is...{*IN*}. Now you can head on over to Lisa Blastick's blog for more beautiful creations using the "Madame Butterfly" kit. =)

Thank you for joining us!!
Happy Hopping!
♥ Karen

Thursday, March 24, 2011

You're the Best--*Bo Bunny Card Challenge*

So I have been on this HUGE card making kick, you'll see slowly but surely=)
I saw the card challenge over @ Bo Bunny's blog and thought hmmm "Bling it up", how could I not participate, right?!

So here is my card.
Using the Bo Bunny "Gabrielle" collection.
Products Used: Papers(Gabrielle Collection) #12GF523; Buttons #BUG670; Other: Flowers: Prima.

Thanks for the great challenge!
I hope everyone has a great night!
Off to bed for me--way passed my bedtime!

♥ Karen

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Scrap That! Reveal Day Blog Hop Info

Join us on the 25th for the Scrap That! Monthly reveal day blog hop! It starts @ 10 am MST and ends on the 27th @ midnight MST!

There will be 9 chances to win some Prima goodness along with one GRAND Prize winner!
This month we are working hand in hand with PageMaps, so we'll have a sketch exclusively made for Scrap That to show everyone.
The grand prize winner wins an autographed copy of the PageMaps book signed by Beck Fleck.

All you have to do, is visit all the blogs, become a follower of them, find the secret words on the blogs, become an FB friend and a Scrap That! NING member. Once you've collected all the words, email it to - Easy as that!

So see you here bright and early on Friday!! =)
♥ Karen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scrap That! April Kit Sneak Peek

Alright, it's that time!! Scrap That!'s April kit is divine, the papers...the flowers...all of it!!! To die's a sneak to hold you over til the 25th...which is the FULL REVEAL! So don't forget to come back! Also join us that day for the kick off of our monthly Reveal Blog Hop!!! It starts the 25th @ 10am MST and ends the 27th @ midnight MST.

See ya then!
♥ Karen

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stuck?! Sketck Reveal--March 15th

So now that the Stuck?! CT has grown tremendously in size, we split up the reveals. This time around, I was in the 2nd part of the reveal, meaning I share my Mar. 15th sketch a few days later than usual, so here I am!! READY to share this wonderful sketch. Which I must admit, I very much so stuck to the sketch, proud of myself. =)

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take:
Paper are from Pink Paislee "QueenBee" collection.

A few closeups and details.

To achieve this "pleated" look with a border punch, click here for my tutorial.

Take a moment to stop by Stuck?! to check out the 2nd part of this reveal. The gals were awesome with this one!

One last thing, be sure to check out my Anniversary Giveaway!!
Have a great night everyone!
♥ Karen


It's a dark and nippy Sunday in my neck of the woods...So I stayed in and scrapped alittle...have a few deadlines coming up...

Here's a layout I made for the IOD design team.
It features the Lullaby Boy collection.

These papers are originally for baby photos, but as you can see, you can also use them on a boy that's older as well. Very flexible papers.
The picture was edited using my new Florabella actions...I am having sooo much fun with these! Possibilities are endless.

A few closeups.

I also used a Dusty Attic piece. Which I first painted with Ivory acrylic paint, then using a chalk ink, inked the bottom portion of the word, lastly I topped it off with a coat of Diamon Stickles. Tada!
Products Used: Papers(Lullaby Boy) #26939, #26938, #26940, #26937, Cotton Quilt #26933; Cardstock stickers #26944, 26943; Other: Prima flowers, Dusty Attic: "cherish" word.

As a scrapper, you know there are always scraps you end up with, don't know about you but as for, I cant part with scraps that are 3x3 or's a DISEASE!
Well I used up some of my scraps to put this card together, also using the same collection.
There's always a good use for scraps!=)
Products Used: Paper(Lullaby Boy) #26942, #26937; 12x12 cardstock stickers #26943; Other: Prima flowers, Zva pearls.

Alright time to start the next load of laundry, I'll be back with another layout to share soon.
♥ Karen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

!!!!Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!!!

So today is a big day for my little is it's 1 year anniversary! Yep! Exactly a year ago today, a super sweet person...Vicky Alberto...gave me a nudge or two to start a blog...I gave in and did it and have loved every minute of it.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who loyally follows me, a blog is nothing without followers...and for that I thank you!

Well with that being said...I'd like to offer one lucky winner this GIVEAWAY!!

All you have to do is:
1. Become a follower of this blog(if you aren't already)
2. Leave a comment on THIS post saying whatever it is you want to say. =)

The giveaway closes Wednesday, March 30th at Midnight MST.
I will announce the winner on Thursday, March 31st!!

Thanks for following!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Love You----*NEW* Prima

So I finally made some time to play with my **NEW** Prima goodies. I was so quick to order qlot of the new stuff as soon as it released, but as usually sits for a while before I get around to playing with it...Well truthfully I made a handful of layouts with my new goods..just can't quite share them all with you.

But I can share THIS one=)
The papers are from "Celebrate Jack & Jill"...super cute papers might I add.

Absolutely loving the Matriarch collection of flowers. So delicate and feminine.

For the butterflies, I used one of Primas mini stamp sets, used a cream chalk ink and stamped the fluttering butteflies scattered throughout the layout.

Well that's it for tonight, short and sweet!

Oh oh oh! **NEWS**..So on the 16th is the 1 year anniversary of my blog! Yup ONE year!! And for that reason I am feeling a lil' generous...meaning...I will have a GIVEAWAY!!
So be sure to come back on the 16th!

K off to watch me a few more episodes of Weeds...totally hooked on that show right now!
♥ Karen

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scrap That! March Challenge

So every month, one of the Scrap That! Design Team gals is to host a challnge over at the NING...Janis is the host for March. Her challenge is to create an altered project, something off-the-page.

You have until Sunday, March 20th to submit your entry in the challenge forum. The winner will receive a RAK!!!

Here's her example:

Now get your creativity flowing and show us what you got!
Can't wait to see!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

G45 Top 25!!! & Stuck?! Skecth Reveal--March 1st

Ok first off let me tell you something HUGE!!!
As those of you who follow my blog, know that I tried for the Graphic 45 DT call...
Well I waited..nervously...lacked sleep the night prior to the up...stalked the G45 blog...refreshed it every 15 mins @ work...then I saw it! The list of the Top 25 who made it to the 2nd Round...then I saw my name...then I flipped!!! and now am still in shock...ah! I made it to the Top 25!! Alongside some very talented artists in this industry!! Good luck to all the ladies that made it as well.
This is HUGE!!! A dream for me!!! Amazing!!

Ok now onto the 2nd part of my you know, a brand new month brings with it, a new sketch....
So just a quick post to share the March 1st Stuck?! Sketch.

Here is the sketch:

I basically rotated it to this:

Here is my take on it.
100% Tim Holtz, which I found very fitting as the pictures are of my son at my husbands little man was actually trying to unscrew bolts and work on a was the cutest!!!

A few closeups:

Stop by Stuck?! to check out the rest of the CT's design on this sketch.

Well that is out for now.
Time for me to change out of my pj's and start my crafty day....=)
♥ Karen

Scrap That! Blog Hop Winners!!!...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Scrap That! Blog Hop this past weekend. We hope you enjoyed it and found lots of inspiration along the way. The best part for us was making new friends!

So as you all know, each blog had a random comment winner for a total of 8 winners and 8 packages of Prima!

The winners are:

Scrap That! - Scrap That! Chat -Colleen
Tara Orr - Each Moment Only Once -Kris
Karen Wilson - A Girl's Scrap Obsession -Bonnie from Quebec
Ivana Camdicz - Paper Girl Crafts -Dara Lyn
Janis Medina-Maghinay - The Reluctant Scrapper -
Lisa Blastick - Beyond Beauty - Romy
Vicky Alberto - Simply Paper -Misty
LG Belarmino - LG's Scrap World -Shona Keehn

Stop by the SCrap That! Blog to see if you won the Grand Prize of a March "Secret Garden" kit! We hope the lucky winner enjoys creating with it.

Congratulations to the winners! Please contact =)

See you at the next blog hop in a few weeks when we reveal our April kit, another kit you will definitely NOT WANT TO MISS! =)


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