Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES

Sooooo.....SUO challenge got away from me a little this week.....I made this card a while ago but it fits the challenge.....gotta love that new tulip set once you get the hang of it.....I used the butterfly from a different set.....I just adore this stamp set though and that gingham paper is one of my all time favs......anyway - hope these bright and cheery tulips, (ANYTHING but tranquil.....) will cheer you up today!! Have an awesome day and keep on stampin' whilst you keep on smiling!!~ Karen

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

HYDRANGEA RETURNS

This card was made for both the SCS color challenge of which I am hostess this week, and the SUO Challenge Blog for birthday cards.  Isn't this a lovely color combo?  The new Powder Pink is just so gorgeous and I paired it with Sweet Sugar Plum and Mint Macaron for this soft pallette.  And YES, these new dies make a great hydrangea,,,,,so that sings to me!!!  This yummy new ribbon, and that yummy new embossing folder, so much fun to play with new toys!!!  I am edging closer to my Alaska dream.....if you are inspired go click on that SHOP 24/7 link and help me sail!!
Happy Tuesday everyone.....Until next time, Karen

Monday, July 17, 2017

AT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

The theme this week was "new stuff" and Lord knows, I got plenty of THAT.  I went a little ape hog wild with this new catalog because I love love love love love the new stuff!!  This adorable bundle called "At Home with You" is no exception!  The color challenge over on SCS featured these colors and had a Christmas in July theme - fun!! I am always happy to stamp Christmas and with these rich colors- LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!  Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Until next time, Karen

Monday, July 3, 2017

SUMMERTIME DREAMS

The SUO challenge this week is to stamp a card with a summertime theme....so this new bike is perfect!!  I love the many little pieces that come with this new stamp set and die....and I love the OH SO LOVELY DSP that is also new in SU's catalog this year.  Can i tell you all a secret?  For the first time in like 9 years, I have a chance at earning the cruise to Alaska this year.....it's an outside chance but it's a chance - Back in my reign of extremely high sales and Founder's Circle events and Advisory Board reign, etc, I earned a cruise to Alaska but my youngest daughter was graduating from college SMACK in the middle of the cruise.  So we missed it OF COURSE.  So this year I tried harder, and I'm still shy of the mark if I don't step up sales for this last quarter.  SO.........if I have EVER been a wee bit of inspiration to you and you would like to help send me to Alaska......please press on my 24/7 shopping link and place an order for me?  There's no telling what could happen!! AND, if you have EVER thought of signing on as a demonstrator, even just to get the 20-25% discount, ask me about that too and I can hook you up - this month of July they are running a special and you get $52 worth of more FREE GOODIES with your kit, and a Christmas in July stamp set too!!!  JUST ASK ME ABOUT it if you are AT ALL interested.....a few new recruits would reallllly help me reach my goal. My email address for anyone wanting to contact me is kbarberstamps@gmail.com - I would love to hear from like 5 people who wanted to sign on as demonstrators, and I would be ON MY WAY!!! It can't hurt to throw it out there, right??  In the mean time enjoy your good old summer time.......Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

THE RED, WHITE, AND THE BLUE

And the gray.  This card is way out of my lane, but I had fun stretching this week!  The gray threw me at first but then I got this idea and bam!  The SCS color challenge and the SUO blog were both patriotic themes.....nice since I had a weekend marathon from Friday to Sunday of places to go and people to see!!  This card was fun.  BUT.  Actually it took me a LLLLOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG time to make my little teeny tiny mosaic of cs pieces on the back of that star border punch, long enough that I instantly decided this would not be a class card, someone might flip out, and liability and all.....I decided to only torture myself.  After that the rest of the card was a piece of cake, but I did question myself on the border punch idea.  Okay- next week I chose the colors and I have been having night terrors every time I think of using them, so stay tuned!! If I thought THIS was a challenge watch out for next week on the SCS color challenge!........Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

IN THE GARDEN

WOW I AM STRUGGLING GETTING THIS POSTED TONITE.  I WISH A BLOG FAIRY WOULD COME ALONG AND HELP ME START A NEW BLOG BECAUSE I THINK THIS BLOG IS JUST OVER THE HILL.  I CAN HARDLY GET STUFF POSTED WITHOUT A FIGHT.  I NEED A COMPUTER SAVVY FRIEND.  ARE YOU COMPUTER SAVVY? WANNA COME SPEND SOME TIME IN SUNNY OHIO AND HELP ME START A NEW BLOG?  WANNA BE MY FRIEND?  OKAY- WELL ANYHOW....THE SUO CHALLENGE TODAY IS IN THE GARDEN SO I CHOSE THIS GREAT NEW SET CALLED FEATHERY FRIENDS IN THE NEW CATALOG AND MAKING THE CARDS IS THE EASY PART, POSTING ON MY BLOG IS ROCKET SCIENCE.  HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE, OFF TO DREAMLAND FOR ME AND I'M GONNA BE COMPUTER SAVVY AND BLOG HAPPY IN MY DREAMS!  UNTIL NEXT TIME, KAREN

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MY UNISEX MAN-CARD

I LOVE the new Eastern Palace Suite that SU has made available THIS MONTH before the catalog goes live NEXT MONTH.  The SUO challenge this week is a masculine card....and I think this would be a great card as a man-card....what do you think?  On the other hand I would like to get it as a GIRL too, but it looks more manly than most of my cards.....I mean, there are NO FLOWERS, right?  This new set with the dies and stamps is the BOMB, and this new lemon lime color knocks my socks off!   We haven't had a color like this in literally YEARS - in fact the last time we had one I was afraid of it....but this one I love, I guess I have gained color maturity over the years.  At any rate I have started playing with this suite and have gotten almost NOTHING ELSE DONE FOR DAYS.....but for now I must lay my head upon my pillow and get some sleep as tomorrow I am going into work early.  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Until next time, Karen