Monday, January 30, 2012

Love Notes Valentine

Hi Smithies,
I have two Valentine's Day cards to share today.  They were both made with the full sheet called "Love Notes Valentine".    Here is the first card.

I also stamped the small hearts at the top.  The Sentiments used are from the Paris Full Sheet.  Here is the second card.

Click over to my blog for more details and photos.   Have a great day!!
Karen McAlpine

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love is in the Air!!!

Hi There,
well I have made the transition from Christmas to Valentine's Day with little issue.  I LOVE Valentine's Day.  I love the colors associated with Valentine's day as well as the traditional gifts associated with the holiday, chocolate, roses, and
Here are two cards that I created for a few friends to give to their significant others. 
I hope that everyone is staying warm and cosy and having a great weekend.
If you are looking for further details on how I created these cards, please drop by my blog,

Thanks for peeking in!

Welcome Little Man!

Hi All, sorry that it has been so long since I posted a project, January has been rather stressful, but I have had time to do some creating!
This is a project that I created for a work acquaintance of my husband's that just had her first baby, a beautiful little boy!
I hope that everyone is happy and safe out there and that winter is not too long or too severe for you. 
If you are looking for details on how this card was created, please feel free to drop by my blog,
Thanks for peeking in!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Her Quiet Ways

The January Challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge is rapidly drawing to a close.
Today I am sharing my second and final sample for the Tag Art challenge. This beautiful stamp is from the Won't You Be My Honey plate.
If you would you like the opportunity to win one of the stamps from this particular plate? Estelle has generously donated the stamp of a romantic couple as part of a Giveaway at my Blog, Adorn.
I hope you will find some time over the weekend to create a tag to enter into the Tag Art challenge. All details are available at the challenge site along with details of the prize you could win, yes, there is a monthly prize. Please remember that you must include at least one Stampsmith stamp on your artwork.
It has been fun hosting the Tag Art challenge. On the 1st of February Val will reveal the challenge theme for February so stay tuned for that.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ooh la la Pin Up

I thought I'd create a fun card for my hubby, Jim, for his birthday this week, so I came up with this fun pin-up card for him. I used a photostamp from the Pin Ups sheet by The Stampsmith. I figured he'd get a kick out of this birthday card and may actually keep this one as apposed to throwing it to the wayside! lol :)

Thanks for stoppin by! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage Valentine's Day Card

Hi Smithies,
I would like to share this romantic Valentine's day card.  I made it using the stamp sets Belinda and Friends, and Love Notes Valentines.  I was inspired by the colors in the ribbon.  I picked colors out of the ribbon for the CS.

Click over  to my blog, Dreaming and Creating,  for more pics and info on making the card.
Have a great day!
Karen McAlpine

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TSC26: Tag Art - Marilyn

It's challenge time again over at The Stampsmith Challenge. We all took a little break after the holidays, but we're now being challenged by Lynne with some tag art. I've used a fun 'Marilyn Flying Dress' image and embellished it with some ribbon, lace and bling to finish it off. My project measures 3.5" x 5" and I actually decided that my tag is going to become a magnet. One of my colleagues loves Marilyn, so I thought she might like this for her fridge or maybe on the corner of a metal picture frame.

I hope you decide to play along with us this time around for a chance to win some new rubber from The Stampsmith! You have until the the end of January to submit your creations. Pop on over to The Stampsmith Challenge blog to see some eye candy from the rest of the Design Team.

Happy creating!

A Wistful Look She Gives You (TSC Make A Tag)

We are now into the second week of the Make A Tag challenge at The Stampsmith Challenge. Click the link for details on this challenge and also to view the amazing artwork from my DT sisters.
For my first DT sample I created the tag and then added it to a card.
This is the first time I've used the Won't You Be My Honey plate which is filled with gorgeous images, in fact some of the images would be perfect for Valentine artwork.
Below is the tag added to the card. If you would like more details then you can visit my Blog, Adorn.

Why not have some fun with this challenge and remember, there is a random prize up for grabs so good and luck and we look forward to seeing your Make A Tag artwork.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bling In Brown

I love Bling and I use her every chance I get! I used Ancient Page Chocolate to give her more of a vintage look. Chalks were used to tint her face, arms and hair. Stickles in Platinum, Silver and Gold used on her bracelets, necklace and earrings. Small bling for her rings. This gal is oozing with self confidence and has a bit of an attitude!

Hope to see your Tag Art on display at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. I'm hooked on tags. Great fun! For what's on the other side of Bling, pop on over to Scraps From A Broad for a look see!

Have a great week and stay warm!

Get Inky!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Puppies & Smiles

I have an early Valentine's Day card to share with you today. My oldest daughter loves puppies so I thought I'd make her card using this sweet little pup from the Puppies stamp sheet by The Stampsmith. The sentiment, 'Your smile lights up my heart!' is from the Say It Like It Is stamp sheet, also by The Stampsmith.

We have a new challenge going on over on The Stampsmith Challenge blog. We're doing a Tag theme for the current challenge - I hope you decide to play along in the fun! You have until the end of January to submit your tag creation using at least one stamp by The Stampsmith in order to be eligible for a chance to win a new sheet of rubber of your choice from Estelle! I look forward to seeing all your creations!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tag Art Challenge Card with Dance Theme

Hello Smithies!
The new Stampsmith Challenge is posted.  The theme for January is Tag Art.  I used an image from the "Shall We Dance " full sheet.

More pics and info on my Blog HERE.  Pop over to The Stampsmith Challenge blog and post your entry!!  Have a great day!!
Karen McAlpine

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Fun Belated Birthday Card

Hi Smithies!
Now that the Holidays are over, I am ready to create with lots of bright colors!  I have  a fun and bright Belated Birthday card to share with you today.  I used a stamp from the "Those Were The Days" full sheet.

I stamped the image on Glossy White CS with black dye ink.  I added some brads, funky ribbon, and some die cut paper flowers.  Pop over to my blog for info and photos.  Have a super weekend!
Karen McAlpine

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I used the Coffee Gal stamp from The Stampsmith for my card. I really like this vintage image and I thought it was fitting since she looks like she might be saying, "Cheers" or "Happy New Year!"

I wish you all health and happiness in 2012!

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Monday, January 02, 2012

My Last Christmas Card of the Season....Maybe...LOL

Hi All,
Ok, OK....I love Christmas stamps.  I LOVE them.  I would make Christmas cards all year if I could and a group of crafty friends were discussing this recently and have made a vow to make one Christmas card a month and that way, in December, we aren't panicked!  I thought that I would finish this session of Christmas card making with one of Estelle's stamps.
If you are interested in how this card was made, please drop by my blog, Sunflower Mel's Crafty Corner for all the details.

Thanks for peeking in!