Monday, January 31, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

Hi All, I was having an o.k. day, you know with my voice problems (and I am taking applications for someone to do voice over work for me), and then I got a message from Patti at that she had given me the my stylish blogger award!! I then at that point I deceided that I no longer care what my voice sounds like on my videos, because I don't have to listen to me, you do!! haha!!
Now on to the rules....

Upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave it to me and link it back to their blog. Share 8 things about myself. Also, pass the award on to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and leave them a comment so they can accept this award and pass along the recognition.
1. Lena@
2.  Libby @
3.  Cricutalltime
4.  Sher@
5.  Elaine@       
 6. Tami @
7. Ellen @
8. Amber @
These women have been great when it comes to making comments, laughing with me,(or at me), and just being there to encourage me and others to do what we all love to do!!

O.K.  8 things about me:  I have been with my husband since I was 17 years old, and we have been married almost 24 years!!
My daughter is my best friend, and I miss her so much since she left for college.
I cannot think of starting the day without a Diet Coke! I start shakibg if I think I am going to run out, and have threatened my childrens lives if they dare touch my Diet coke.
I am addicted to reality T.V.
My favorite ice cream is Friendly's Fudge Swirl
I am a major insomniac, and I can go days without sleeping.
I haven't worn a bathing suit since before I had children 20 years ago
I hate computers!
Copy and save this award, and posy it on your blog!!
Congrats to all the bloggers who I gave this award to, and I wish I had 200 more to give.
Thanks again to Patti @ go and check her out!!

Cross Stitch Technique

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend!! I did! I am working on my video for the February 12th Blog Hop that I am doing, it is my first one! woo hoo!! Although in making the video I have deceided  that I hate my voice! I think that  I am going to have to hire someone to do a voice over!! I am not kidding, I have an annoying voice! Well, while I  look into voice transplants, here are some of the cards using the technique that I will be demonstrating on the bloghop on the 12th, so I hope you stop by to learn the technique, or  to see the work of the other blogs that are participating, or at least to mock my annoying voice!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cricut Craftroom!!!

This also being shown at CHA The Cricut Craftroom! It will be free at first, but Ilm sure you can only use the cartridges that you own.

New Expression 2

Can you believe it, this beautiful site will not be coming into my house after just buying the Imagine, but you never know....(my husband just said Oh he knows)( I will need to work on him lol) This new creation uses the old cartridges, and the Imagine cartridges, and has WI-FI NO CORDS!!! I hope that one of you can get it, and we can all be jealous of you!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Congratulations Card!!

Hello Bloggers, and Bloggerettes,  This is another card that I made for the card swap.
The paper is from DCWV, the stamps are from Stampin Up, the markers are Copic, and the brads are from my stock.  I hope you like!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

MY Valentine Love Bug!!

Hi All, I wasn't going to put this up until everyone that I was in a swap with got their cards from the swap, but I saw over at one of my FAVORITE blogs Carri at had made a card that is very similar to one that I had mailed to another one of my FAVORITE blog with Kel, and Laurie at  for the swap I would never want anyone to think that I would take an idea from someone, so I wanted to post it asap. Here it is, and I will get the recipe and add it later, I hope you like it.

Now you all know by now that there is a wobble in there!! lol
The recipe is as follows:
Card is an A-2 made from K&Co Berry Sweet
Paper Trey Ink Simply Chartreuse
Paper Trey Ink Sweet Blush
Paper Trey Ink Berry Sorbet
Paper Trey Ink Ribbon Summer Sunrise
Peachy Keen PK490 Everyday Character
Diamond Stickles
Of Course my Action Wobbles!!!

Penguin Card

Hi All,  I wanted to share a card I made from the Simply Charmed Cartridge.  This is the little girl penguin. She was cut at 3-1/2 with the shadow feature in black, then the layer of white, and the cheeks and bow cut in Paper Trey Ink Sweet Blush,  feet are Paper Trey ink Berry Sorbet. She was put on the A2 size 
5-1/2 x4x1/4  Paper Trey Ink Poppy colored card with an Action Wobble, that I seem to put on every card recently.  The white is cut at 5-1/4 x 4-1/8 and was run through the Cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder. The sentiment is on a scallop circle in black cut out of Forever Young at 2" in black, with a white circle to fit with the sentiment I believe from a Stampin Up stamp that I have for a while, and a red ribbon from my stock. I hope you like it!!
I am entering this card into Cricut Cards Challenge, Valentine for a child #59

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hey Bloggers, I have a Blinkie!!! I want to thank Patti, at  for making this for me.  I am so seriously challenged when it comes to anything that has to do with the computer, and Patti offered to make one for me, and isn't it Amazing?? Thank You so much again Patti, I love it!! So I would love it, if you all would grab it and post it on your blog, and then go and visit Patti on her blog, and if you want when you get there, you could grab hers too!!!  Thanks again Patti, you are awesome!!!

Oh I almost forgot, It's snowing..... again!!!  ugh

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another Altered Item

Hi All, I wanted to share with you something that I made a while ago, but everyone loves it so I thought I would put it up.  It is supposed to be a Ballet Costume. The center is a 8-1/2 x 11 canvas that I painted pink, I used acrylic paint because it dries so fast, and I found the color I liked, and it was acrylic. Whan the canvas was dry, I printed out pictures of my daughter in her ballet costumes, and I printed them in black and white, only because the pictures had her in differernt colored costumes, so to make it more cohesive, I printed that way. I matted all the pictures, and used pop dots to apply them to the canvas.  I then used rub-ons to write the sentiment.  I then took some tulle, and stapled it on with a staple gun.  I then took some ribbon to use as straps, and for decoration. Then I took a baby hanger and basically ""hung it up". I hope that was clear, and you like it!!  Karen

New England Weather............Again!!!

Hi all, I thought, while sitting hear waiting for our next NorEaster that is due to arrive late Wednesday, early Thursday morning, and bring with it between 12 to 18 inches of snow, that I would share with you the one and only reason that I haven't packed my bags and got on an airplane to Florida. I hope you enjoy:

Now, I know that this is beautiful, but do you all know what 12-18 inches of snow means people!?!?!? That's right,.... NO SCHOOL!!!!!! Now there was a time when I was happy, even perhaps giddy that the kids would be home, we are talking jammies all day, fire in the fireplace,a Disney Movie, popcorn, hot chocolate, and snuggling on the couch.  Now however, it is teenage boys, eating all day, making a mess of my kitchen over,and over,and over! Now don't get me wrong, I love my boys, but I have a routine, a plan for my days if you would, I craft, hang out with my dogs, I take a nap, and craft again, I have MY day, and I don't need fighting over the remote to the t.v., the wet clothes. the dirty floors, the tracked in snow all over my rugs, with the two of them telling me that is "good for the rugs" I tried that before people, my mother never bought it, and niether do I!!! So while you look at the beautiful pictures of my backyard, keep in mind the torture that is behind all that snow!!  Karen

Monday, January 24, 2011

General Update, Winners,Swaps,and Wobbles!!!

Hello Blogger Buddies!!!!
I just wanted to let everyone know that I have finished all 30 cards for the swap that I was doing over at ! You guys should really hop on over and check out their blog, they have challenges, and this past swap, and they have had some swaps previous to this one. I was kind of paniky about the swap, I was feeling good when I signed up for it, but per usual when I have a commitment, or something planned, that old Lupus rears its ugly head!! No worries, got everything done and mailed out including my 3 100 followers winners!!! Watch your mail ladies it should be there soon!  I also have to say, I got my Action Wobbles in the mail on friday, and I have to say that I LOVE them!!! I am putting them on everything!! If you have not tried them, you have no idea what you are missing!  There is nothing like a home made card of say a mushroom, except a homemade card of a mushroom with a Wobble on it!!! I have a bunch of new cards to show you all, and I am thinking that a challenge will be fun, and Serenity Scrappers has really got me wanting to do a swap. I don't know what we will do, but It will be fun!! I also want to thank the bloggers that have left me such encouraging, and thoughtful comments, you have no idea how much they mean to me. Have a great night, Karen<3

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Altered Item

Hey Guys, I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to wrap gifts, it is not that expensive, and it is so appriciated by the person that you give it to.

Thi was for a neighbor who had a babyboy, and she loved it, in fact she thought that this was the gift, she never knew that there was a gift inside!! Every once in a while one little thing, like someone thinking that your wrapping is the gift, can really make your day!!
This is paper from the DCWV Nana's Kid's Stack, and then some ribbon that I had on my Amazing Ribbon Rack!! ( I only call it that because I made it my self) LOL

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

8 Blogs That I Chose For the Stylish Blogger Award

Hi All, I am sorry that it took me so long to put the names of the bloggers for the Stylish Blogger Award. I have been so busy, and I hurt my back, and I was also getting my poor sick daughter ready to go back to college.  Now that all that is done (except for the back, that still hurts) I am ready to put the names up, so here they are:  Christina at
                        Evie at
                         Josie at
                     Chrystal at
                        Chloe at
                        Jenny at
        Laurie and Kel at
I hope I got all of these right if I misspelled any please let me know.  These are blogs that I love to go to, and they have all left such wonderful comments for me on my blog.  I know that you all will love their blogs, so hop on over and visit, and take a look, leave a comment, or just congratulations on their award!!

Thanks alot,
Now the 8 Bloggers that have been chosen, they need to scroll down and follow the directions that I had to follow, the 8 things that no one knows about you, and name 8 blogs that you want give the award to, and then copy the award, and then link it back to me. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Craft Room After

Here it is, after many,many,many tries, I got it done!! It is a litte long, sorry, I tried to make it shorter  (it was 15 mins) I didn't even watch it yet, because I don't want to have to do it again!  So hopefully it came out o.k. I know someone will let me know!! lol

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday night.  I am however in a state of shock. I just watched my beloved New England Patriots, throw away the Superbowl Championship. I am devastated.  However, like a glimmer of sunlight after a month of rain, Debbi at has given me the Stylish Blogger Award.  ( that might have been a bit dramatic) , but the Patriots were not supposed to lose!  Anyway, I would like to thank Debbi, I am very happy, and thankful, that you thought of me.  I am suppose to tell you 8 things that you don;t know about me., so here goes......
1. I have been married for 24 years to my High School boyfriend.
2. I  hate Horror movies
3. I have always wanted to make a living doing what I love.
4. I am incredibly computer illiterate.
5. I hate to drive at night.
6. I love Chocolate covered pretzels.
7. My favorite flower is the yellow rose.
8. I talk WAY to much.
I am also supposed to award this to 8 other deserving bloggers, I will do that tomorrow.


Hi Everyone, I know that you have all been waiting for the winners of my 100 followers challange, and I now have them thanks to ! Well the wait is over, and the winners are ........

Candy #1- CaliCreationz

Candy #2- Patricia Hulburt

Candy #3- Josie0602  I don't know what this candy will be, but it will be GREAT!!!!

So Ladies, please email me at with your names and address, and phone #'s and I will get your candy sent out to you!!! Thanks again to everyone, because without you guys, who would read my Random Rantings in the middle of my insomnia filled nights??? Seriously, I do want to thank you all, you guys have been so great, and I can't wait to see what we will be accomplishing together in the future!!
Karen-- <3

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Today Is The Day!!!!!

Hey Blogger Buddies!!! Today is the day we pick the winners!! I will be picking the winners later today, I am on my way to the Dr.'s with my Amanda who is in agony with a sore throat, and since she goes back to College Sunday, I want her to see her Dr bedor she leaves. While I am there, I will also be taking my son, who has been coughing for a week now, and is not getting any better. So when I get back, hopefully I will be able to put my craft room video, and post the winners!!!  See you soon, Karen

Friday, January 14, 2011

Mural on my son's wall

Hi All,
Since I haven't figured out my video dilema, I thought I would put up some other pictures that I have been meaning to put up. This I painted in my sport finatic sons room, I hope you like them!!
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