01 November, 2008

Stampin' up a Storm!

I've been a busy little bee!
Recently I recived the orders that I'd been waiting for! Yay! The Whiff of Joy stamps I ordered came lightening fast! Faster than anything I've ordered from the US! I bought Melinda blowing kisses and some grassy knoll for her to stand on. So just for the sake of putting rubber to ink, I whipped up a little card with Melinda on it. Now, its not fancy, I'll warn you, I just wanted to break her in....

I also finally got to finishing up my cards for OhioMary's swap on SCS. I JUST finished putting them all in thier little plastic envelopes & they'll be postal next week! The cards are winter themed & must include a warm recipe for a soup or stew. I found a recipe online for a Portabello Mushrom Stew. I'm sure I'm going to try it out this winter, it just sounds so yummy!

I used chocolate chip and tempting turquoise cardstock from SU! and the Snow Burst set. I stamped with Versamark; chocolate chip and yes, even some Baja blue. The ribbon is some chocolate satin ribbon, and tempting turquoise ribbon from SU! on the recipe.

I'm on a bit of a coloring and Christmas Card kick for the last couple of days. And yep, I've been whipping up some holiday cards already! I love this new cocktail elf stamp I got from Whipper Snapper.... and thought I'd make something humorous. So here it is.

Hopefully the recipients of this card will have a good laugh!
I made two, opposite colors, as you can see. Green Galore, and Riding Hood red from SU! and I used a selection of square, circle and scallop punches, all from Stamin' Up.

One last thing! here's what my stamp space looks like.... yes, all i have is this little corner. Which is fine by me since a few months ago, all I had was the coffee table. What a disaster!
This room gets super hot when the sun shines. I have to get blinds up or I'm afraid all my inks and pens and markers will dry up! I share this space with an ungy stinky little lizard (its called a Bearded Dragon), named Frankie. Whom lives in a fish tank by the window. He watches me stamp, I ignore him. Its a great relationship. As long as he stays behind his glass, I'm happy!


Sandra MacLean said...

Karen!! That card for Mary's swap is FABULOUS!! Can't wait to get one MARY! ;) And your Whiff of Joy card is beautiful! I have eyed those stamps for a little while now. :D Your stamping space looks a lot like mine - glass top with things stacked on and under it! hahaha

Lorie said...

Karen, you have been a busy little stamper bee, and your cards all look great!! I love those Whiff of Joy images!! I just ordered my first Whiff of Joy stamp today. I ordered the little girl drying dishes, because she reminds my so much of myself! I think that's all I get most days!! Again...GREAT CARDS, and thanks for sharing!!

Catherine said...

They are all super fab, Karen!
The Whiff reminds me (in a good way) of Holly Hobby - 'memba her? So sweet and innocent - how very un-Bad Santa of you! LOL

I think your stamping surface is about as big as mine, but I take up tons more space (in 2 rooms) in storage. And no lizard.

Funny, I've had similar relationships with people, but of course, they don't always stay in their cages! LOL

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS!!! I especialy love the the cards you created for Mary's swap...makes me wish I were a part of it.

I recently purchased some WOJ stamps. Aren't they adorable? Now, I need to ink 'em up.

I am sooo glad you are blogging!!! I have missed admiring your work:o)


kadie said...

Hey Kare-bear--glad I could enable you to buy some WOJ's!! Aren't they beauties? Love what you've done with the stamp too! Speaking of beauties...love the new profile pic!! Awww, isn't karen just a little cutie, yes she is, yes she is! :)~