Thursday, August 18, 2011

Craft Organization

Do you have lots of stuff and don't know how to organize it?  Check out Better Homes and Gardens website for ideas.  They also have some great ideas for setting up a craft room.  I have a small craft room, but dream of having a big place that would accommodate me and all my stamping friends.  Well, I can dream, and we can make dreams happen!!!!


Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christmas is Coming Early at My House

I love winter and it is so hot this card makes me feel cooler.  This is Winter Post one of my favorite current Stampin' Up® winter sets.  I love ribbon and bling too.

Here's the details:
Stamps:  Winter Post
Colors:  Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
Etc:  Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Hodgepodge Hardware (retired), Buttons, Seam Binding, and Pearls  (Gotta love those pearls)

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rhonda's Workshop

These are the cards we made at Rhonda's today.  We had a great time and Rhonda served her famous Rum Cake.  It was delicious.  Enjoy.

Workshop: Rhonda Kratzer's Home

Rhonda Kratzer has graciously agreed to host a Stampin' Up Workshop at her home on Sunday, August 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m.   I will be posting some of the projects that I will be demonstrating in the next few days.

Email me if you are interested in coming or need more information by clicking on this link:  EMAIL

Hope to see you there.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Friday, August 12, 2011

Crosses of Hope

I love these crosses and these cards.  I used Crosses of Hope that is in the new Stampin' Up catalog.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New: Holly Berry Bouquet

This is some of the new paper Holly Berry Bouquet from the new Holiday Mini. All the papers in the series are so pretty.  The flourish in the stamp set is from Pines and Poinsettias which has some very lovely paper that includes roses and poinsettias.  The little silhouettes are from Forever Young.  I love the new Holiday Mini.  If you would like a free copy contact me by email

Stamp Set: Pines and Poinsettias, Forever Young, Tiny Tags
Colors: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Etc: Pearls, Tag Punch, Button, Rosette, In Color and Satin ribbon

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happiest Birthday Wishes

Happiest Birthday Wishes is the stamp set used here.  It is one of the new hostess sets that you can purchase with hostess dollars when you have a workshop.  I would love to help you earn free merchandise from Stampin' Up.  Contact me and we will schedule your Stampin' Up workshop.
Stamp Set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper: New In Colors --- Pool Party, Lucky Limeade. Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait
Etc:  Fancy Fan Letterpress plate, pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Scallop Punch, Retired Birds and Blooms embosslit 

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn
Colors:  Early Espresso, Naturals White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set:  Vintage Vogue, Circle Circus

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Forever Young

I love this stamp set and this is my first attempt.  I hope you like it.

Stamp Set:  Forever Young
Colors:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight

Lots of sponging, the main image is embossed.