Monday, February 28, 2011

More Swap info

Hey Guys, I have some more info on the SWAP!!!  What I am thinking, is that we will have an even number of people in the swap.  I will choose names, and pair 2 people together.  Once we have the teams I will set up a  chart, and you guys will all have input.  Lets say that I am partnered with Jen, Jen would send to me, and I will send to Jen.  We will then go by the schedule. So if we set up a swap for March we will decide if it will be a project or a card or even a swap of some product that you have to much of, or that you no longer  need.  I will make up a form, that will ask questions that will tell me how often you want to swap, or how much is your limit to spend, ect.  This will help me figure out who to partner you with.  I will figure everything out, and fill you in.  If you think that you would be interested in joining send me an email and let me know.  My email is  Lets try and leave the sign ups to March 15th, if we need longer we will extend it, but right now lets see who is interested right now!   Sound like fun???? 

I think it will be great!!  


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hello Bloggers, Hello Friends :)


Hi Everyone, I am so lucky to have the friends that I have on these blogs.  I was given The Stylish Blogger Award from My Friend Jenny, at Studio J. You really need to go and check her out!!  Because I was given this award, I have to return the favor, and choose 8 other bloggers to give it to, and tell 8 things about myself. so here goes:     1. I hate the snow!!!! (and today in MA it is snowing)
                    2. I am going to CKU in Manchester, N,H, ( and I can't wait)
                    3. I wish I had a crafting buddy that lived closer to me!
                    4. I wish my Hubby didn't work so much!
                    5. I am going to start using some of my supplies that I have had, but have made me nervous.
                    6. I can't wait till my daughter comes home for school break!!
                    7. I really love the relationships that I have made on my blog!!:)
                    8. I AM GOING TO SEE BON JOVI FRIDAY NIGHT!!!!!!
The People that I would like to pass this award on to are:
                    1. Tami at
                    2.  Jessica at
                    3. Jen at
                    4. Bunny at
                    5. Carri at
                    6. Trish at
                    7. Sherl at
                    8. Denise at
 These people have been so encouraging to me with all of my problems of late, and they have wonderful blogs, and I hope you all check them out!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Great giveaway!!!

You guys have to go see Melissa at Creating from the Heart, she is giving away this great sewing machine, and some other stuff, she has a great blog so go check it out!!!


Good Morning

Hey Fellow bloggers,  I am writing this Saturday morning, thinking about how much I have missed my blog. It is amazing how a few days of not being on here chatting, and commenting around, how much I missed it.  The thing is, is when I first started, I was wondering how I was going to find the time to do it.  I remember thinking, "A blog, that would mean writing every day, or at least 2 times a week."  and who would really want to read it, let alone care about what I think, or say, but after losing so much of mycrafting supplies in the water in my basement this week that I realized, it was you guys that were the ones offering to send me some of your own supplies, not like my "friends" who are not in this crafting world, (who I do love very much) that were saying, "at least it was only crafting supplies" and when I was in my funk about losing my crafting supplies, it was you guys who were checking to see if I was doing o.k., and it was you guys who could tell just by my typing, that I was not, and I thought,  None of my "friends" offered to help replace things that got wrecked, they were the ones saying, well you have so much stuff anyway.  and then it hit me, "my own friends" did I hear what I was saying, "my own friends" how crazy was that to say, it was even crazier to hear.  What was the definition of a friend? I decided to look it up, but there was a quote, and it did not say who wrote it, but when I read it I immediately thought of you guys, my "scrappy friends" it was,  A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. ...  If that doesn't describe each and every one of you, then I don't know what does.  After all, I don't know about you, but my blog is the exact place where I write without being judged, I can be honest about what I think, and feel, and I know that if I ask for your opinion, I know that you are going to give it to my truthfully.  My "blogger"  friends, have nothing to gain by lying to me, you guys (I hope) tell me the truth, because you guys all love what I love, and by telling me that maybe I should put yellow behind the pink, or maybe those polka dots, don't exactly go with that sympathy card, and that maybe I should not use that Peachy Keen winking face stamp on top of it. What I am really trying to say is that I am so grateful to have started my blog, and to have met such caring wonderful people who love to do, what I love to do, people who tell me what they honestly think, people who have nothing to gain by not being perfectly honest with me, people that I consider friends.  Thanks to you all for helping get me out of my funk.   Karen<3

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Secret Swap

Hi Guys, I wanted to let you all know that I have come out of my funk.  I was scrapping last night, making some things for the next craft fair that I might be in.  I do not have one lined up, but I knew that I could make some stuff using my scrapsand I could get in the zone, and not have to think to much, because most of the items I have been making for years.  Anyway, I was thinking, would anyone be interested in doing a monthly Secret Swap?  It would be something like we could set a price range, or not, and swap names which we would not know who has who, and have a theme every month, and you would have to make something for your secret swapee, pertaining to that theme.  I think it would be fun, nothing huge , high priced , or to time consuming.  You would also have the option of sending your secret swapee little care packages, ect. extra if you want.  You would also only be able to contact your swapee by putting a note in your shipment, or by snail mail to keep it a secret.  Or there is the other option we could have it not be a secret, whatever we decide, I think it would be fun.  If you think you would be interested, leave a comment, and let me know, or if you have any ideas.
Thanks, Oh and Thanks again, for all the kind thoughts from you all.  It really helped :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lala at scrappin with Lala has given me an award!!

Earlier this week, Lala at Scrappin with Lala let me know that she had given me the Liebster award!! I had such a bad weekend, that I didn't have the energy to get it and choose who I would give it too.  I am trying to get out of my funk so here I am!! I am very thrilled that Lala thought to give it to me!! I would like to pass this on to the following people,
1.   The super girls over at Serenity Scrappers
2.   Tracy at Scrappin in the woods with a bug
3.    Ashley at Crafty Amore
4.   Debra at Twisted Monkey scraps
5. Denise at Lalas world
I hope you guys go and check out all of there blogs !!

Winners of My First Challenge!!!

Hey everyone!! Sorry, I have been in quite a funk this week, but I did just pick the winners of my first Challenge!!  Winner of prize #1 is  Carol of !!! Congratulations Carol!!!

Winner of prize #2 is Tammy of !! Congrats to you also Carol.  If you guys could email me at when you get a chance with your shipping address, I will get these shipped a.s.a.p.  Thanks for all of you who participated!! I also want to thank you all again for your kind words this has been a tough week, (and it is only Tuesday) ugh!! seriously I do appreciate all of you. and I hope to get out of this funk, and maybe make a video of another think that you can use those brass stencils that I hope everyone pulled out after my last weeks video!!  Karen<3

Monday, February 21, 2011


Hi all, Thanks so much for your kind thoughts, it really means so much to me.  I will be back in a couple of days, and I will get the 2 winners of the Valentines Blog hop winners, and the challenge winners (which I haven't picked yet,) but I will get all of your stuff out this week.  I will post the winners later tonight. Thanks again to all   Karen <3

Friday, February 18, 2011

Horrible Day!!

I was having a horrible day to begin with, just not feeling well, and then to my horror, my son yelled up from the basement, that there was water on the floor down there!! True to his word, I ran down there to find, well let me back up by saying that you all know that in my video I have alot of supplies, but what you don't know is that I also store some things in my basement, which brings me to the horror of the water.  The boxes that were sitting in the water, were, yup, you guessed it, my craft supplies!  I am a touch on the devestated side,  I am on my way back down to try and rescue more, just thought I would update you all!  Karen<3

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Have Been Given an Award!!

Gina, at Gina's Crafting Spot, has given me The Liebster Award!! I am so excited. Thank you so much Gina you, made my day!!  I agree with Gina that it is so wonderful that someone would think of me for this award!!
I am also supposed to give this to 3-5 newer blogs. Here they are:

1.Wendy at

2 Jillian at

3 Libby at

4. Patty at

5 Jenny at  aka Simply chic Design by Jen

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And The Winners Are.....................................

Hi Bloggers,  I want to thank everyone who Hopped along with us on the Valentine Blog Hop, I would also like to thank Sarah at who was kind enough to sponsor me in this blog hop with 2 sets of stamps from her amazing stamp line, They are the "Be Mine" sets.  The first winner of the first set is #31
Anne (Anniebee)    
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com  Congratulations Anne
The second winner of the stamp set is #49
The Archiving Angel 
If you girls could email me at  with your address, I will get these shipped out to you asap! Thanks again to everyone for hopping along. and Congrats to Anne, and Sonia!!   Karen<3

Monday, February 14, 2011

Karens 1st Challenge is still going on!!

Hi Guys, I just wanted to let you guys know that the CELEBRATION Challenge is still going on!  I dont know how to keep someyjong up on the top of the blog, so you have to scroll down to olderposts to leave the link to your project, Sorry if it is a pain, but with 2 awesome prizes, it will be worth it!!( well I guess it will be worth it id you win, if you don't it will still probably still be a pain!) sorry, but Let's look on the bright side you have 2 chances to win! So scrolling down a little is not that much work, is it?  Well if it is worth it to you, and it is not that much work, I would love to have you join us!! So go read the rules, and get those entries in by the 20th at midnight!!! Have a good night, Karen<3

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Blog Hop

Hey Bloggers: Valentines Blog Hop!!! If you came here from Ashley@ then you are on the right track, if you just happened upon the Hop, and want to start at the beginning, you want to go see Jillian at
I have 2 demonstrations for you today!! #1 is an awesome Valentines Box, #2 is a demonstration on how to make a card that I posted last week that I promised you guys, so I hope you enjoy! Scroll down, watch them both, and see what the CANDY is and who sponsored this Blog Hop for me!!!!!
Karen -you are here!

Don't forget there are 2 videos and you need to comment on both of them for the drawing for the CANDY, and there are 2 prizes 1 for each video,  2 chances to win!!
Thanks for coming by: Karen<3

First Video for The Blog Hop!!

Hi All, Thanks for coming to the Hop, This is the first video, make sure to comment after, and then scroll down to the second video and leave a comment after that one too, because there will be 2 drawings for some awesome BLOG CANDY!!!!
Thanks for watching, make sure to watch the second video, and leave a comment.!!

Here is my second Video

I hope you liked the first Video, here is the next. Don't forget to comment kn both for 2 chances to win so Awesome Blog CANDY!!
Thanks for coming, the blog list is at the top so you know where to go,
I hope you all enjoyed yourselves, for all the frustration that it took to make these videos, I hope they were worth it   Thanks again!!
I would also like to thank Sarah from the Pink Cricut, for her sponsoring me in this Blog Hop, she was incredibly generous, and I thank her!! Winners of this Blog Hop will also get the badge at the top right hand corner of my blog, to post on their blog!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Hi Blogger friends, I am ready to do my first challenge! Here goes:

1. Make a card, or a LO for a Celebration. It can be a Birthday, Anniversary, ect., but it must be a Celebration. I chose Celebration, because Ashley at has been absent for a while, because she was moving. Well she is back!! She is still setting up the odds and ends, but she is back, and I think we need to Celebrate!! Welcome Back Ash!!!
2 You must be a follower to enter, my followers have been so awesome to me, and this is my way to thank you!
3. For an extra entry, please copy,and put my Blinkie on your blog.
4. For another entry, post the information and photo's about this challenge on your blog.
5.There will be 2 winners for this Challenge, and the Challenge will run from today 2/1/2011 until 2/20/2011
6. Have fun, I love to have fun on my blog, and I know you guys do too, so feel free to make comments along the way, or do a wacky crazy card, or LO, or keep it simple, just have FUN!!! Please link your entry directly to this challenge, and not just to your blog!!!
                                          Blog Candy Prize #1
                                          Blog Candy Prize #2
Good Luck Everyone!!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Product Review Un-du Sticker, Tape, and Label remover

Hey all you Bloggers in Bloggerville, I am starting a new series over here at karens-kakes and krafts, Reviewing Products.  I have always loved reading product reviews, so I thought, I love to try new products, and I test products at my Creative Home Arts Club, where I am a life member. I recommend joining, it is a great place to learn new crafts, talk about your crafts ect. anyway, let me stick to the point.  So, I recently found out that there are some of you papercrafters, that have no idea what Un-du is. To me, someone who will not craft without it, that was shocking!! Un-du, is a liquid, that when you put it on top of paper, or photos that you accidentally stuck together, and you think that you have wrecked, or the card that you have been working on for 20 mins, or the scrapbooking page that was almost finished,  and you think that you have to start all over, or try to figure a way to fix it, well now you don't.  In this video you will see how it works, and why I can't live without it! The price for this ranges between $7-$10 and totally worth every penny!!  Please let me know what you think, and if you would be interested in seeing more product reviews.  Thanks, Karen<3

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Drawing of My Baby Girl (Not Really a Baby She Is In College)

 These are some drawings that I did of my daughter Amanda, I don't like the mouth on it, so I thought if I looked at it everyday, I will go back and fix it, cause it will bother me so much that I will have to.  It was right bu I couldn't leave well enough alone, and I had to touch it, and I changed it and changed it, and now it REALLY bothers me. So this will stay somewhere on here till I fix it, and when I fix it i will show you a picture of her, but until then it will be here!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hi To All My Blogger Buddies!!

Hi All, I have been so busy scrapping away, doing an album for a friend of mine who wants to pay me to do her childrens baby albums, and you guys all know how hard it is to charge for the work that we do.  So of course I have no idea what I am going to charge, but I am having fun doing it. I took pictures to put up on my blog today, but then realized that I can't put the pictures up without permission from my friend considering it is her child,  Even though he is 20 now, I wouldn't feel right. (Besides the fact that there are pictures of her in the hospital right after giving birth) even though I think she looks beautiful, I know that if it were me, and someone put pictures of me after giving birth, well use your imagination!! Anyway I will cover the pictures, and then show you guys the pages.  I am also working on my projects for my FIRST blog hop on Feb 12th!! I am sorry, but I think that making videos to put up on my blog is the wierdest thing ever!  It is not normal to talk to people that are not there!! (and you all know the issue with my voice)  Let's see what else is going on...  Oh yes, you will all be shocked to hear, that MA is expecting SNOW!! I know it is shocking, I can't open doors, because the snow is covering half of it. The only good thing, is that we are supposed to get it Tomorrow, so school can't be cancelled.  Although they are also talking snow for the beginning of next week too!! Anyway, I will post my pages later, and I hope everyone has a great day!! Karen<3  Oh I am still trying to figure out the whole Mr. Linky thing (you know with my computer handicap and all)  so if I figure it out, anyone who has linked the entry in the challenge back to their blog, might have to do the Mr. Linky thing. Sorry, (don't worry, cause I probably wont figure it out anyway)  Oh, aren't you glad I ended this 5 sentences ago?!? LOL I forgot to mention that I have some SPECTACULAR Sponsor for the blog hop, and great candy donated!! ( it is a secret for now) o.k., I think that is it, I think, yup, thats it!! Karen<3

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hello Bloggers, and Snowed in Bloggers!!

In an effort to thin my scrapbooking supplies, I have listed my Cricut Imagine, and My Slice die cutting machine on Craigs list. I just wanted to mention it here if anyone was looking for either one of these. They both are basically brand new, and I have original boxes.  I am also selling the Crafters Companion Envelope,Card,and Box Maker with Instructions, and DVD . I am sure there will be more things, so keep watching. If you or you know someone who would be interested any of these items, please email me at  Thanks

The Weather Gods Hate Me!!

O.K. First I thought that the weather gods were angry, not letting me go out to Joannes, and Michaels last week with the additional foot and a half of snow, deciding that when I WAS able to get out, that the snow banks would be so high that you are taking your life into your  hands just trying to back out of the driveway! Then there was the ever populat "Let's really drive her crazy, and keep the kids home from school today", but this is just the icing on the cake, the ever popular 2 day storm, and let's not stop at that, let's dump a foot or so today, and then let's let the kids out early today, and then when she thinks that she just can;t take it any more, then we will give her another foot and a half, on top of that, by tonight, and then keep the kids home tomorrow! Well weather gods I give up, you win! Is that what you wanted to hear?? I will say it, I have no pride, YOU WIN!!! Is that what you wanted to hear? You are te king of the castle, (or the snow Banks) , I give up!! I'm Tapping out!! Olly,Olly Oxenfri ( I don't know how to spell that) but I say it!! What do you want? Tell me, I will do it!! Just stop!!!! Please!! Is anyone looking for a roomate? I have cradting supplies, and will travel!! Somebody, Anybody,,,,? Please........ Hello, is anyone even out there...... Hello...Are you there God? It's me Karen???..............................hel....p  Karen<3
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