Sunday, January 30, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #32

The Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge provided us with a fun sketch this week.  For once I completed the inside of the card as well.  I always wait until I'm ready to send or give it to someone before I complete the inside.  I'm proud of myself that its already to go!!

what I used................................
Kraft cardstock
K&Company mat pad "Tim Coffey"
Cricut cartridges "Cindy Loo" & "George"
Wilton doile
seam binding
bakers twine
Studio G stamps & bling
strip of pearls 
strip of dingle balls (thats what I call them anyway)

xoxo Karen Lee

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #31

what I used..................................
Bo Bunny Crush Collection
Bo Bunny die cuts
Marvy Uchida heart punches
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter
Butterfly punch
silk flower

xoxo Karen Lee

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Week #45

This week over at The Shabby Tea Room we were to use the above photo as our inspiration.  The challenge is called "White & Bright".  We were to use only white and one other color.  I used kraft cardstock that I sponge painted with white paint and then added strips of pearl lace, ribbon, wooden butterfly covered with paper, silk flowers w/bling, glittered fronds and I hand wrote HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

what I used.............................
K&Company "Tim Coffey" designer mat pad
white paint
Wrights pearl lace
Offray ribbon
silk flowers
Martha Stewart frond punch
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter (my go to glitter!)
mod podge

xoxo Karen Lee

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Make-It-Monday w/the Kraft Outlet

This week's word over at The Kraft Journal is "FAMILY".  We were challenged to make a project using kraft cardstock or a product from the Kraft Outlet.  I have had this 5 in. x 5 in. wood block tucked away for over a year and thought this would be the time to dust it off and use it for this challenge.  Of course I used photo's of my grandkidlets.  I think I met the rules of the challenge - FAMILY & Kraft cardstock.
Now for a look at all sides of the block............
what I used.............................
Kraft cardstock
Creative Imaginations paper
Creative Imaginations die cuts
bakers twine
Versa Magic chalk ink
Inkssentials Glossy Accents

xoxo Karen Lee

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pot of Soup!

I'm home from work today and thought I would make a pot of soup.  I'm not much of a recipe follower, I mostly just wing it when I cook.  I have no idea how this soup is going to taste, but let me share what I have added to the pot.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be tasty.

First ingredients..........
hot sausage from Johnsonville
purple onion
sliced mushrooms
olive oil
sea salt
garlic powder

  then I added..............
black beans
kidney beans
white beans
cut tomatoes

and then I added.........
chicken broth
I'll let it simmer
and will check back in later
to let you know how 
it turned out! 

I'm back with the results......oh my it's very tasty!!
xoxo Karen Lee

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #30

I loved working with this weeks sketch over at the Waltzing Mouse.  I once again used my new papers from Making Memories Je t'adore collection.  I'm on a card making roll today.  I so love 3 day weekends.

what I used.............................
Making Memories Je t'adore
Making Memories  Je t'adore die cuts
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter (I love that stuff)
Little Yellow Bicycle heart stick pins
Studio G pigment ink
pop dots
silk flower

xoxo Karen Lee

The Shabby Tea Room Week #43

I'm so happy that I was able to use the new paper collection from Making Memories that I bought a few weeks ago.  They worked in perfectly with this weeks challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.

what I used...........................

Making Memories - Je t'adore collection
kraft cardstock
Bazzill chipboard heart
paper doilie
Making Memories Je t'adore die cuts
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter
Studio G pigment ink
silk flower
glossy accents

xoxo Karen Lee

Card Patterns Sketch #98

Good mornin'!  I couldn't sleep last night and guess what I did instead......yep, made a card.  I love the sketches over at Card Patterns.  Thanks girls for the inspiration each week.

what I used..........................
Bazzill cardstock
Bo Bunny "Crush Collection"
Little Yellow Bicycle heat stick pins
Jolee's "All That Bling" dimensional stickers
Fiskars heart punches
red ribbon

xoxo Karen Lee

Friday, January 14, 2011


My daugther just finished another custom order!
  Once again, I love these!

xoxo Karen Lee

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Get Sketchy #69

I made this card using the above sketch from Get Sketchy.
I also entered this card over at The Paper Variety.
what I used................................
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Bo Bunny "Crush Collection"
Bo Bunny "Note Worthy" die cut journal pages
Wrights Creative Classics pear lace
Fiskars flower punches
Dew Drop pigment ink
Little Yellow Bicycle heart stick pins
Hero Arts stamp

xoxo Karen Lee 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tea Bags

I love this cute and very simple Valentine's Day Cup of Tea from

xoxo Karen Lee

Monday, January 10, 2011


Would you like to win a package of these pretty paper straws?  Just go to the Bakerella blog and guess which straw is the shortest for your chance to win.  I think these are great.  Go check them out.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch #97 & Just Us Girls Challenge #66 "Envy of Envies"

I entered this card into 2 different challenges.  I used sketch #97 from Card Patterns and  Just Us Girls Challenge #66 wanted us to join in on a 3 part challenge this week.

1.  make a card
2.  decorate envelope to match your card
3.  line your envelope

I love making these "tall" cards.  This one measures 4 x 9 1/4 inches.  I usually make all my cards 5 x 5 inches, but the postage is killing me.  So I must start making cards that only require 44 cents to mail instead of $1.22.  But I love my 5 x 5's!!

what I used................................
paper - 
American Crafts "Love"
Always, Falling and Many Splendered
Jillibean Soup
New England Chowder - fresh thyme
kraft & red dotted scraps
Fiskars heart punches
Marvy Uchida scallop punches
bakers twine
Hero Arts stamp
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter
Dew Drop pigment ink
Inkssentials glossy accents

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Week #43 - Eleven Elements

I decided to make a fun little project instead of a card for this weeks challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.  This weeks challenge was to use ELEVEN ELEMENTS in honor of 2011.  I didn't know how I was going to get eleven elements on this candle holder......but I did!
~ glass votive cup
~ purple glitter
~ purple trim
~ green seam binding
~ 3 layered flower
~ yellow brad
~ white sprig
~ lace
~ and a candle