Thursday, July 28, 2016

Workshop: August 7 --- Pop of Pink

I am working on cards for the workshop on August 7.  I will be deciding which will make the cut this week.

Products Used
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, and Pop of Pink Specialty Paper
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Embellishments:  Rhinestones, Metallic Doilies

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Workshop: July 24, 2016

I am planning my project for Helen Broussard's Workshop on Sunday, July 24.  Here are a few of the cards I am working on.  I love the new stamp sets and dies, so many choices.

Some of the sets and items I used to create these cards.

You can purchase these products from me on my Stampin' Up Website.

Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Water color

Stamp Sets:
Weather Together, Country Livin', Fabulous Flora (hostess set), Thoughtful Branches (available in August)

Embossing Folder-Woodlands, Dies, Thoughtful Branches, Sunshine Wishes, Umbrella Weather, Ribbon - Ruched Dapper Denim and Twine, Punch - Decorative Label

Real Red, Rose Red, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Basic Gray,

Techniques: Water coloring, Embossing Reverse Coloring,

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Friday, July 8, 2016

Workshop Projects, June 26

I created a card/scrapbook page for my last workshop using the Love You Lots stamp set.  I first created the card and placed it on my scrapbook page.  The stand alone card came second and was a little bit of a morph of the original card on the page.  It was fun deciding what to do.

I hope you enjoy both.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

June 26, Workshop Projects

The following are cards made at Rhonda Kratzer's workshop in June.  The cards were a lot of fun to make and I love both stamp sets.

If you would like to join in the fun next time, Helen Broussard will be hosting a workshop at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Orange on Sunday, July 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  

Contact me for more information.

The card below was stamped with Crumb Cake ink and then water colored on Shimmery White card stock.  The white and Dapper Denim layer was popped up.  I used pearls in the centers of the flowers.  The flowers, of course, were punched with the coordinating punch, Blossom Bunch Punch.

Products Used:
140691  Grateful Bunch Stamp Set
131043  Sahara Sand card stock
141414  Dapper Denim card stock
101910  Shimmery White card stock
141394  Dapper Denim Ink
126975  Crumb Cake Ink
126944  Daffodil Delight Ink
138326  Mint Macaron Ink
141398  Peekaboo Peach Ink
140612  Blossom Punch
119247  Pearl Basic Jewels

This card was created with one of my new favorite papers, Playful Palette Paper Stack.  Stamping and cutting and rhinestones were the order of the day.

Products Used:
141727  Marquee Messages Stamp Set
141657  Playful Palette Paper Stack
141418  Sweet Sugarplum card stock
141415  Emerald Envy card stock
121045  Black card stock
101910  Shimmery White card stock
140931  Black Archival Ink
119246  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Hope you enjoy.

Happy Stampin',
Karen Colburn

Thursday, July 7, 2016

"Love You Lots"

I love the hostess set Love You Lots.  I experimented with some different mediums and techniques.  I used watercolor on the frog card You're the Best. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pin for the eyes.

 I used color pencils on the elephant card, stamping it first with Archival Black Ink.

The hedge hog card was created by stamping the hedge hogs first then masking the sun. I used watercolor to create the sky and and ground.  The hedge hogs were color with colored pencils.  I then sponged the sun and painted blue across the sun. 

 I used one of my favorite new background stamps, Playful Backgrounds.  The frog was colored using colored pencils.

I used the Playful Background stamp set again.  It is hard to see, but the lady bugs have been painted with the Fine Tip Glue Pin.

This is such a fun set.  I loved creating these cards

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Paper Pumpkin --- May Kit

My Paper Pumpkin workshop is coming up next Saturday.  Here are some of the cards I made using the elements in the kit.  I love the orange corrugated paper.  I wish I had it in more colors.


 Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Paper Pumpkin

Receiving my Paper Pumpkin kit is something I look forward to each month .  Every month I meet with friends and we put together projects using the material in the Paper Pumpkin kits.  Click on the link above to see what it is all about.  If you would be interested in trying it out and becoming a subscriber, email me.  It is so much fun.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Watercoloring: Shimmery White

I really like to water color and I am always looking for the best paper to get the effect that I want.

The regular white Stampin' Up! card stock does not take water well.  It is great if you are using markers, but too much water makes it pill.  Stampin' Up! has a great 140 lb. cold press paper that works well, but like all cold press, it is rough.

So, what do you do if you want smooth paper.  The heavy white card stock works well.  However, it does not let the color flow quite like I want.  My choice is the Shimmery White card stock.  It takes water well, it does not pill, and it is easy to work with our inks.

These are a few of the cards I have made in the past few days.  Two of them are water colored using the Shimmery White paper.  Hope you enjoy.

Items used:
Card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Shimmery White

Archival Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon
Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo (New In Colors 2016-18)

Love & Affection (New Catalog 2016-17),  140764
Helping Me Grow, 141545

Designer Paper:  
Affectionately Yours (New Catalog 2016-17)

Twine, Enamel Dots (retiring), Pearls

Next workshop:
June 12, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Orange, Texas, at 1:30 p.m.

Contact me for more information.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Stampin' Up Catalog 2016-17 -- Preview

The new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up!® catalog is wonderful.  I received mine in the mail last week.  There are lots of new products, paper, stamps, and accessories.  I have been playing and here are few cards using some of the new stamps and paper.

I love the new colors and papers.  I used the new paper pack, Playful Palette, that includes forty-eight sheets of 6" by 6" double-sided paper in the new In Colors for 2016-2018.  I love the new colors, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.

My workshop in June will feature some of the new products in the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog and will be on Sunday, June 12, 2016, hosted by Alyece Garrett.  If you are interested in coming, email me. I will also be sending out an email invitation with the details.

Don't forget there are only a few more days to order out of the Stampin' Up 2015-16 catalog and the Occasion 2016 catalog.  You can order online or email me and I can place an order for you.

Items from the new catalog can be ordered June 1.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Paper Pumpkin -- April 2016 Projects

We had a great time at our Paper Pumpkin Workshop in April.  Here are a few of the other cards we made.

This was a great kit.  Some of the other items used in these cards are listed below.
    • Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper  140557  $11.00
    • It's My Party Enamel Dots            140554  $4.00
    • Pearls Basic Jewels                       119247  $5.00
    • Rose Garden Thinlet Dies               140619  $31.00
Both the Birthday Bouquet paper and the It's My Party Enamel Dots are not carried over into the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.

There are still a few day left to order from the 2016 Occasions catalog.  If you would like to place can order you can email me or order from me at my online website.

Our next Paper Pumpkin Workshop is at my home on June 11.  If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and would like to join.  Contact me today or sign up at My Paper Pumpkin.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Paper Pumpkin -- April 2016

The April Kit is here and I am scheduling my Paper Pumpkin Workshop for Saturday, April 30.  We will be making the really cute wreath that is in the kit as well as some cards.  My Paper Pumpkin friends, email me if you plan to come.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Paper Pumpkin -- February 2016

Some of the projects we made in March with the February Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit was again one of my favorites.  Enjoy.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn