View My Stats

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Autumn is in the Air...Not!

We are still experiencing summer weather here in the Central Valley!  However, Autumn will soon be upon us.  In Scrapbooking, we are always looking ahead and getting ready for the next season or holiday and event. 

This scrapbook page layout should fit the bill for the Fall Activities.  Here are a few details...

Card Stock:  More Mustard, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Designer Paper:  Various (retired)
Stamp Set:  Hand Penned Holidays
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Wood Grain Embossing Folder (Holiday Catalog), Top Note Die, Scallop Square Bigz Die
Accents:  Brads

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seeing is Believing! Stampin' Up Fabric Sale!

Here are the fabrics that are on sale for 99 cents per box.  These fabrics are only available while supplies last!  If you are in one of my clubs, you can order these fabrics at club and it will count toward the Club Order for Hostess Benefits.  Otherwise, you can order them online on the Clearance Rack!  You get 3 generous fat quarters in each box.  Originally they were $9.95 per box!  What a deal! 

If you would like to order at my 24/7 Online Stampin' Up Store, just click on Karen Angel's Stampin' Up Website at   Click on Products, click on Shop Now, click on Clearance Rack. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Digital Studio Photo Album

Here are a few pages from the digital photobook that I made with My Digital Studio2.  I was able to make a DVD to share with others as a slide show with MDS2. 

Right now, Stampin' Up has a great promotion with 31% off select downloads and printing services.  Please check out this promotion on my Stampin' Up Website at
Click on Promotions.  Note that the promotions has been extended to September 14th.  So enjoy!  You can order online at my 24/7 Stampin' Up Online Store! 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you come back often for more Stampin' Inspiration!

Paper Flowers: Free Stampin' Up Tutorial

Stampin' Up made these available for us to share with you.  Enjoy!

If you would like any of the supplies needed for these project, please click on my 24/7 Online Store at Karen's Stampin' Up Website:
Click on Products and then click on Shop Now

Thanks for stoppy by today. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Save Your Spot!

Registration is now open for one of my 2012-2013 Stamp Clubs.  At the present, we have seven members.  We have room for at least 3 more members.  When we have a full club the commitment is a minimum order each month of $15.00 from the current Stampin' Up Catalogs. 

Here are some of the features and benefits of belonging to the Stamp Club.

  • Free Stampin' Up Catalogs
  • Make 2 fantastic cards each month
  • Hostess benefits  (Ask me how to take advantage of these benefits!)
  • Fun and fellowship
  • Refreshments
  • Minimum time commitment:  Meet once a month for about 2 hours
If you have any questions, please contact me through my Stampin' Up Website... or comment here.

The next meeting starts up again on September 5th!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

August 27th Stamping Class

These are the projects that we will be doing on Monday, August 27th in my Stamping Classes.  It's a card and an ornament to match.  Use it as a gift set or keep it for yourself!  The ornament is 3D with 3 sides to it.  I think you will really enjoy making and displaying this ornament. 

Here are some of the details for these projects.

Christmas Card
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes (Available as a bundle with the Holiday Ornaments Dies), Tiny Tags
Ink:  Real Red
Big Shot:  Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Top Note, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder
Punches:  Jewelry Tag
Accent:  Baker's Twine, Rhinestone, narrow red ribbon

Card Stock:  Whisper White
DSP: Be of Good Cheer
Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Real Red
Big Shot:  Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Designer Rosette XL Bigz Die
Punch:  Jewelry Tag,  1/2" circle, 1/8" circle
Accents:  Baker's Twine, Pearl, Vintage Faceted Designer Button

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you need any of the supplies listed above, you can find them on my 24/7 Online Store at

Happy stamping til next time!

Keep Calm and Carry On Scrapbook Page for 8 23 12

If you are in my Scrapbooking Class this week, we will be making this page layout.  This page commemorates the recent Summer Olympics in London.  It is general enough to work for several sports such as Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, to name a few.  If you don't want to use the Olympics Symbol, just leave it off and substitute something about the sport you are highlighting on this page. Here are a few details about the supplies needed...

Card Stock:  Real Red, (124290) Whisper White (100730), Island Indigo (122923)
DSP:  Summer Smooches (125409)
Ink:  Island Indigo (126986)
Stamps:  Carry On (Hostess Set) 126647 Clear or 126645 Wood Mount
Big Shot:  Top Note (113463), Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), 3" circle Bigz Die (122125)
Punches:  Large and Small Star (retired), 1 1/4" circle (119861), 1 3/4" circle (119850), 2 1/2" circle (120906)

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, please click on Karen's Stampin' Up Website, Products, Order Now...

I'm looking forward to a great time of scrapbooking this Thursday evening!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Celebrating our 37th Wedding Anniversary!

August 16th was our wedding anniversary.  However, since I was teaching and it was a week-day, we decided to celebrate on Friday night.  We had a dinner and a movie with our wonderful friends, Dave and Tami.  We love to celebrate different occasions together.  It couldn't have been more perfect.  We ate at Black Angus and watched Mission Impossible.  These are the flowers that Dave gave me.  We are still enjoying their beauty!

I am so thankful for my husband and how the Lord brought us together in college.  The Lord has blessed us with our children and now our grandchildren.  Our hearts are filled with joy and gratefulness for the privilege of being grandparents.

Thanks for stopping by today.   

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Scrapbooking Page Layout Thursday, August 16th

If you are in my Scrapbooking Class, you'll be making this Vintage Page.  From Framelits to Pearls, the combination is bound to appeal to everyone.  Mixing the new and the old, we'll have a great time putting this layout together.  The theme is "Home" but with a few changes, it could be any special occasion.  I've provided two places for journaling.  Can you find them both?

Now for some of the details...
Stamp Sets:  Forever with You, Papaya Collage, En Francais
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette
Designer Series Paper:  Various
Big Shot:  Window Frames Collection Framelits, Two Tags Die
Punches:  Boho Blossoms, Heart
Accents:  Pearls, rhinestones, Paper Flowers

Looking forward to a great evening together scrapbooking. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cards for Monday, August 20th

I know, I'm posting earlier than I used to.  But when you have busy week-ends, it really pays to get your work done early so that you can play!  Here's a sneak peek at what we will be making on Monday, August 20th in my classes.  If you'd like to join us, just contact me.  My contact information is on my Stampin' Up Website at

Card #1: 
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, VersaMark
Stamps:  Raining Flowers, Betsy's Blooms, Button Buddies, Itty Bitty Banners
Big Shot:  Bitty Banners Framelits, Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder
Tools:  Heat Tool, Powder Pal Tray, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
Accents:  Rhinestone

Card #2:  Triple Time Stamping, inspired by Dawn Ochefske
Card Stock:  Very Vailla, Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamps:  Creative Elements, Petite Pairs
Punches:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches
Accents:  Early Espresso ribbon

Thanks for visiting today.  Come back often for more stamping inspiration!

Ty Turns Four! Happy Birthday Ty!

What a wonderful time we had with Jaime, Bryan, Ty, Carter and Colby!  The occasion was Ty's 4th Birthday.  We celebrated his birthday at John's Incredible Pizza!  Ty has always been so appreciative and attentive to what people give him.  He even looks at his cards!  We gave him some books and his response was "No way!" when he opened the books.  He was even excited to get books!  At the end of the day when we were putting him down for the night, Ty said, "Thank you for everything!"  How sweet is that!

Today I got to join the kids and grandkids at the pool!  They showed me what they have learned in swim lessons.  Boy, was I impressed!  They have come a long way in learning how to swim!  What fun it was to hear them say, "Watch this!"  They always have so much fun with their cousins!  I love that!  Uncle Todd was even able play with the kids in the pool. 

As you can see, we can't get enough of our grandkids.  Bryan and Jaime are doing a fantastic job as parents!  We are so very proud of them!