Friday, September 21, 2018

Paper Pumpkin --- September #3

Just a few more cards that I have made from the September kit. 

I used the bags to cover the piece of card stock on the front of the cards.  I cut the plastic and then heated it with my heating tool to straighten it out and get the crinkle effect.  I also used the black tissue.




Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Paper Pumpkin --- September 2018 #2

Another card from the Paper Pumpkin September kit.

I used the Country Lane paper and the chicken wire embellishment.  The black tissue came from the kit and I used the outline paper from the bats that are in the kit to stencil the background.

The cardstock is Old Olive, Country Lane DSP, Black Tissue from the kit, and Whisper White.

I am going to get a lot of projects out of this kit.


Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Clearance Rack Updated

The Clearance Rack has been updated.  The small bows that I use all the time are on sale.  Some of you have asked me about them.  Check out all them items, they will go fast.

Small Bows:  Item # 144217 at my website.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn



Paper Pumpkin --- September 2018

It is all about Halloween.  I love this cute kit.  It is treat bags, but I will do some alternative projects.

Stampin' Up!® 2018
Paper Pumpkin®, September 2018



Here is my first alternative card.  I will post the others as soon as they are ready.  EEEEK.



Happy Stampin',
Karen Colburn

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Country Home

I simply love this stamp set.  These are a few of the cards I have made since my workshop last Sunday.  I used a piece of cotton ball to add to the cotton stamp to make it more realistic.  One suggestion at the workshop was to use the embossing paste.  I tried that and it worked out really well.  I used the Shimmery White and love the bit of shine that it added. They are shown below.  Which do you like best?





 Shimmery Embossing Paste used

 Cotton used.


Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Workshop, Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sandy Rawls is hosting a workshop tomorrow, Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Orange, TX. 

If you are interested in joining us, let me know.  Here are the three cards we will be making.


Paper:  Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Stamps: First Frost, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Dies and Embossing Folders: Frosted Bouquet Framlits, Subtle and Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Stampin' Up!® 2018
Cardstock:  Vellum, Blush Blossom, Blackberry Bliss, Galvanized Metalic


Paper:  Country Lane Specialty Designer Paper, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Stamps:  Country Home, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Dies and Embossing Folders: Layering Ovals, Pinewood Planks, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Water Color, Whisper White, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Embellishments:  Chicken Wire Elements, Stampin' Up!® 2018


Stamps:  Wishing You Well, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Punch: Classic Label, Stampin' Up!® 2018
Cardstock:  Shimmery White,  Stampin' Up!® 2018


Happy Stanpin',
Karen Colburn

Friday, August 24, 2018

Paper Pumpkin --- August 2018

Did I ever say that I love Paper Pumpkin?  Well I do.  I love the challenge of using all the products.  I love creating cards from the kit that are alternatives to the cards in the instructions. (Even though those are great projects.)

And most of all, I love sharing these cards with friends and spending time with my stamping buddies making the cards.

I made 19 cards from the August kit.  I used several colors of card stock, lemon lime twist, blackberry bliss, melon mambo, flirty flamingo, and old olive.  I even used the card board that comes in the kit.

Here are a few of the cards I made.














Enjoy and have a great day.

Happy Stampin',
Karen Colburn

Friday, August 3, 2018

Peaceful Place

Peaceful Place is a great stamp for water coloring.  I love this set and this look.  Here is a card I created using this set this week.


Happy Stampin',
Karen Colburn

Rooted in Nature

One of the first stamp set, I purchased from the new 2018-19 Stampin' Up!® catalog was Rooted in Nature.  It is a lovely set with dies.  The designer paper that goes with this set is so nice.

Here are a few of the cards I have made with this set.

Enjoy.







Happy Stampin',
Karen Colburn

Upcoming Events

I am planning a few events in the next few weeks. You are invited and welcome to come.

Saturday, August 4 --- Paper Pumpkin, at my house 18 Medford, Orange, TX
Wednesday, August 12 --- Paper Pumpkin, at my house 18 Medford, Orange, TX
Sunday, August 19 --- Workshop, Hostess Betty Morgan, First Presbyterian Church, Orange, TX

 If you would like more information, call or text me at 409-313-3152

 Happy Stampin', Karen Colburn

Monday, July 23, 2018

Paper Pumpkin --- July 2018

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit was a surprise with several hints.  I love the colors and was able to make 25 alternative projects with the items in the kit.  Paper Pumpkin just keeps getting better.

I will be hosting a Paper Pumpkin event to make some of the alternative projects from the kit on August 4, 2018.  If you are interested in attending, I have some extra kits.  Just contact me.

Don't forget, there is a 1/2 price special for first time subscribers this month until August 10, 2018.  It is half off the first month.  Sign Up at Paper Pumpkin.  Use the code BLOOM0818.  Select me  as your demonstrator.

Here are a few of the cards I have made.






Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn


July 2018 Workshop

I always have fun stamping with friends.  Debbie Taylor hosted the July Workshop.  We loved using some of the new stamps in the 2018-19 Catalog.

We used the Blended Seasons Stamp and Die set which will be available in August.  This set will be available for August only.  If you are interested in ordering it, contact me by email or call me at 409-313-3152.  You may also order the set online in August at my site.  More information will be coming soon.

Here are the three cards that we made.






Paper Pumpkin --- June 2018

The June Paper Pumpkin kit was so fun.  It coordinates with the Broadway Bound suite.

Here are a few of the samples I made for June.

If you are interested in joining my Paper Pumpkin group, there is a special this month until August 10, 2018.  It is half off the first month.  Sign Up at Paper Pumpkin.  Use the code BLOOM0818.



Happy Stampin',
Karen Colburn