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Trending – Fun Owls for Scrapbooking

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Karen N here today sharing with you some cards with an “on-trend” animal that I just adore – the owl!  Cut at Home has all sorts of fantastic owls available, and I’ve included a link to them at the end of this post.  Be sure to check them out.  Today happens to be my 50th Birthday.  I’m super stoked about turning 50 as this is the decade that I’ll retire from work and have MORE time to CRAFT!  The only “bit” of a downer today is that my son is so far away (in the U.S. Army).   BUT it makes me happy that he is chasing his dreams, and I am so proud of him!  Still, I miss him…..I didn’t realize it until I put the post together, but you may see that theme in today’s cards!

Now, onto the fun!  My first two cards today use the Magnolia Tilda Owl stamp.  This owl is SO adorable.


Other ingredients for this card includes the BEAUTIFUL Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters paper, Spellbinders Labels Four, Spellbinder Nested Lacy Pennants, a button, some twine, Candi dots, and some markers.  Here’s a fun video that shows how I put together this card.

Here’s card number two!



For this card, I also used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Motif paper, Spellbinders Big Scallop Circles, Circle Dies, Shadowpress Debossing FoldersTim Holtz Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn, Timeless Twine, markers and a piece of scrap paper from my hoard.  Note the repeating images that was featured as a trend last month!  Love that!

My final card today uses the Cottage Cutz Sylized Owl.  This owl is so stinkin’ adorable!


Recipe for this card includes Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower paper, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Circle Dies, Unity Stamp Company sentiment, and a doily.

Hope you enjoyed these fun owls.  If you love owls as much as I do, check out the other Ca-Ute owls at Cut at Home by following this LINK!  Eek, so many FUN choices!

Craftily yours,





Thanksgiving Gratitude Journal!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

I am a firm believer in celebrating each holiday by itself (even though I started Christmas shopping months ago) and this year I wanted to start a Thanksgiving gratitude journal for our family to write down what they are thankful for. We are celebrating with my side of the family of which I am the oldest of 10 children. If everyone comes, which there will be a few going elsewhere, there is almost 60 of us so far and counting. I thought it would be fun to pass the journal around and see what kind of response there is. Some of my brothers are pretty corny so it could be interesting, but fun.










I started out with a simple $1.00 notebook that you can find just about anywhere. I used 2 sheets of double sided pattern paper and some card stock scraps. My colors don’t match perfectly, but if you look outside this time of year, neither do the colors in nature, right? Besides, by the time I get it back after being passed around, there might be additional gravy and pie stains adorning it as well. No biggie!
I inked around the leaves, covered them with Glimmer Glaze to give them some sheen and stiffen them up a bit. Once dry, I crinkled them to give them a more realistic look and some dimension as well. I also ran my fingernail along the edges to curl and tear them up a bit. Real dead leaves are not pristine, so mine shouldn’t be either.
I placed a few foam adhesive squares in places to raise parts of the leaves off the cover and cut up a paper doily and placed a few sections under a couple of the leaves.

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On the background of leaves and sentiment I inked the embossing folder used to give it a letterpress effect, but its hard to see in the picture. If you want a bookmark like I did, cut your ribbon a little longer than double the length of the front. That way it is decorative and useful. Everything else is pretty self explanatory.

Product List:
Bo Bunny Back to Basics The Avenues Collection
656927 Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Tattered Leaves
CCE-065 Cottage Cutz Elegant Harvest Leaf
1218-33 Darice Full Leaf Background
S6-006 Spellbinders 5×7 Branching Out
AG-04565 JustRite Stampers Mix and Match Sentiments
7501 Want2Scrap Swirls Rhinestones Black
2054 Want2Scrap Rhinestones 72 Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tea Dye and Black Soot
4500546 Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
4500545 Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
1/4″ Score-Tape
Card stock
Tattered Angel Glimmer Glaze
Martha Stewart Border Punch (can’t remember the name)

Maybe all of you have something you jot down your gratitude thoughts in like my journal. If not, there is no better time to start than the present. For starters-I am thankful at this time for my wonderful family, a great job and sweaters!(I am freezing now that its turned off cold!)

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Our Daily Bread Quatrefoil Pattern Die!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

If you want a beautiful background die to dress up a card or layout, then you might just want to check out Our Daily Bread Quatrefoil Pattern Die. It is a Spellbinders die co-branded with ODB that can cut beautifully embossed designs that look great on any paper crafting project. It also can be used as a stencil. It will work in most leading die cutting and embossing machines. The Quatrefoil Pattern die is 5 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches and consists of 1 die.  It is PERFECT to use as a background for other dies or as the feature die on your project.

On my fairy card, I used the Quatrefoil Pattern as a lattice screen and placed a silhouette fairy behind it, making it appear that the fairy is hiding behind the screen.  I used a pre-printed card from DCWV Citrus Box of Cards, to have a background print for my fairy, then placed Prima flowers on top of the Quatrefoil Pattern.  The fairy is 4X4330-Cottage Cutz Filigree Fairy Made Easy.












To finish off the card I used Robin’s Nest Dew Drops on the 4 corners, brads in the flower centers and Baby Bling Silver Rhinestones-6044 from Want2Scrap throughout the Quatrefoil Pattern. After all, where there’s fairies, there’s sparkles!

I fell in love with this die and knew I had to have it! It is gorgeous!  The fairy die is adorable too, and my granddaughter is going to love it! She loves fairies and princesses. Tinkerbell is her favorite fairy. Isn’t she everyone’s?

Be sure to check out all of Our Daily Bread’s dies and stamps! FYI-Even though ODB dies are made by Spellbinders, they are exclusive to ODB and do not qualify for the 40% coupon. Sorry!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!


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