Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Good morning friends! Here is another card I made a couple of weeks ago. I used the Wondrous Wreath Stamp set and cased Sandi McGiver's card. I used the babywipe technique for this card.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I have another card I want to share with you. This is from a set that I made for my students from last year to let them know I was thinking of them and incorporating some Aussie flair too.

It's been a loooonnnnngggg time!!!

Hi friends,
I know I've been away for awhile, a long while!!! So much has happened in my life since last year. First off, I moved to Melbourne, Australia for a year...maybe a little longer. I moved here in late June of 2014 and have been settling in quite nicely. Now instead of living out in the rural countryside I live right in the heart of the city. I've made some new friends, friends who share the love (passion) of creating cards with rubber stamps, lovely papers, inks, and fabulous embellishments. In fact, I am ready to start hosting some classes in my new home. Yay!! 

I'm off to a little birthday party this evening and here is the card I made for the occasion.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hi friends,
I had my fall stamp camp today and had a wonderful turnout. I had a houseful of good friends all having a stamping good time. Now I can't wait to plan the next stamp camp. We're also planning another shoe box swap. The swap we did last year was so much fun. It's always so good to get to see what everyone else comes up with for their card.

Well as promised, here are the rest of the cards we made at today's stamp camp:

This card features the Regarding Dahlias stamp set #130324 for $19.95 and the Mosiac Madness stamp set #130246 for $26.95. I embossed the dahlia with white embossing powder and sponged first with crushed curry ink and then with pumpkin pie ink. There was some "fussy" cutting but the effect is beautiful. The dahlia is popped up with dimensionals.  Hope you like it!!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Here are 2 more cards from my upcoming stamp camp this Saturday:


This card features the beautiful Gently Falling stamp set, the Mosaic Madness embossing folder, and the labels framelits. This technique involves the 2 step stamping and a little bit of "fussy" cutting.

Here's another card sample:

This card features the sponging and masking techniques. This has the striped embossing folder and the label framelits again. I used the wide oval punch for the pumpkin. Elegant eggplant and old lucky limeade inks were used for the background.

That's it for today. Hope you enjoy these samples.

Have a great day!
Smiles,
Karen

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wow what an offer!!!

Offer: New recruits can join Stampin' Up! for just $25 !
Dates: 7-21 October 2013
The Fine Print:
  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $169 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogues
      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick


Contact me today for more info and to get started right away!!
Karen Harper
425 238 9130

Hope to hear from you soon!
Smiles,
Karen

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hello again, It's been awhile!


Hi Friends!
I've been away for awhile. Back in August my dad and his wife Carol came from Florida for a visit. It was good to see them. We took them to a Mariner's ball game and were treated to a fun fireworks show.
Right after their visit we helped our son, Justin, get settled into apartment living over in Pullman. He's an official WSU student now. I miss him bunches, but he calls, texts, or video chats with me everyday. It may seem a bit unusual, but both of my guys are away from home for awhile now.
Mike is off to Melbourne, Australia for awhile. We video chat every evening. We actually get to eat "together"! It's his lunch time and my dinner time (only a day apart!). He's been taking some great pictures and I can't wait to see these places in real life.
On top of all that, I started back to school, so I've been very busy with my classroom and getting to know my new second graders. They are a fun bunch of kids. We've had a great first month of school.

So now, I'm ready for some stamping! I went to the annual shoe box swap up in Bellingham. There were 24 of us. I had a great day and came home with 23 cool cards. I will take pictures of them and post them soon. But first I wanted to share some of the projects we'll be doing at my fall stamp camp next Saturday. It's going to be a stampin funfilled day! I look forward to having the house filled with happy stampers :)

Here are 2 of the 5 cards we'll be making:
This card features the Bootiful Occasions stamp set (131967 wood, or 126597 clearmount) and some fun punches. I cased this card from SCS but now can't remember the gal's name. It includes lots of bling on the hat and boots! Gotta love the bling!

Here is card number 2:
This card features the curly and cute stamp set and the hounds tooth embossing folder and some fun flowers. It also features the new Candy Dots. They add just a pop of color without the bulk of some other embellishment, but could also be put on a brad base and be used just like a brad.

I'll be back soon with cards 3 through 5 from my stamp camp and the card I did for the shoe box swap too.

Have a great day. Smiles,
Karen