Monday, November 1, 2010

I've jumped into the land of blogs.

Thank you for stopping by and seeing my very first blog post!  A very dear friend has been urging me to start blogging and sharing my cards, so here goes!




My first card is a Christmas card using Gina K's "Buds and Vases" stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger . This is such a fun set!  I used my Cricut to make the candy canes and then stamped the jar with Stazon black ink on a piece of scrap acrylic. After cutting the jar out, I made the lid cover using Melanie's  great tutorial from her blog showing how to make the lid cover.  The sentiment is from the Gina K "Labeled with Love" stamp set.

My next card was made for the One Layer Wednesday challenge #26-to use red, white and black. I use a Nestie to trace a border around the tree image from Gina K's "Holiday Cheer" set, which was embossed with white EP. I used the Merry Christmas sentiment from Gina's "Labeled with Love" set, and then I added some faux stitching with my Inkssentials white pen.



Well, that's it for today and my first post.  I hope you will become a follower!
See you soon!






 

36 comments:

Gina K. said...

Beautiful card Karen! Congratulations on your new blog!

Lilacanglia said...

Wahooooo, Congrats,
love the cards, especially the candy cane jar,
so glad you have a blog, and so proud to be your first follower,
Hope your well,
Hugs
Angie xx

Vidette said...

Really great job. Loved how you used the Nesties, but not for cutting! Yet another way to make the investment go further.

Radwa Bayoumi said...

Karen Congrats!!!
Your jar card is fantastic
GO ON....I'm a follower :)

Jennie said...

Yay Karen!!! Welcome to blogging and love your cards! :o)

Gayle said...

Love your cards, especially the candy cane jar. I'm going to sign up to be a follower so I can watch as you post your future creations.I love your style.
I've not gotten brave enough to begin a blog of my own, yet, but I sure love hop around on other's blogs to get inspiration and techniques. .

Thanks,
Gayle
Abilene, TX

Jerry and Bobbie said...

great cards!!! i can't wait to get some stamps!!

Brenda said...

Wahoo!!!! Congrats Karen on your new blog.

I love your cards especially the first one with Mel's set. It looks s real!

msfreida said...
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msfreida said...

Sorry 'bout that ^! Didn't think you needed my name twice! LOL

How exciting! :) Your blog looks incredible and these cards are mega creative!!! :) Thanks for the clever idea with the nestie!

I am in the process of creating a blog as well, and you have given me a great incentive to get that baby done! teehee :) Best of luck to ya and I will be following!

Vicki Dutcher said...

YAY! You go girl!! AND you even got the first comment from GINA K!!! WOW! I am impressed!! Looking forward to visiting~~

Melissa Cash said...

Congratulations on your new blog Karen! I am adding you to my Google reader right now. I wouldn't want to miss seeing any of your beautiful cards.

Attegirl said...

Great blog and beautiful cards!

Cheri said...

Hey there, GF.....blog on!!!! This is great!!!

Donna said...

You've done it now,GF! You'll be hooked for sure. Wonderful cards in your first post. I love both of them. Very festive for the holidays. Your blog title fits perfectly too. LOL! Have a wonderful week and Happy Blogging!

Carolina said...

Congrats on the new blog Karen - looks great! Adorable cards too!

Giovana said...

Congrats Karen!! Awesome cards!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Congratulations on your new blog, Karen! Looking great! Beautiful cards! I've yet to give in to creating a blog, but I commend you for doing it! Have fun! I'll be checking back!

Stampin' Pam said...

Welcome to blogosphere! Very cool! great projects to get started - I'll sign up to follow you.

Amy S. said...

Very good first blog post. And congratulations having so many followers. I haven't been brave enough to give out my blog yet except to my mother and another friend. You seem to have tons of support and enjoy your new blogging adventure. I'll be adding you.

joy said...

This is wonderful -- thanks Karen,it will be so easy to keep up with you now!

Miesje said...

Yeah Karen! You took the plunge! Welcome to blogland!

lovetostamp said...

Wow beautiful cards! I found your blog. Yea!! I am a follower.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Wow beautiful cards! I found your blog. Yea!! I am a follower.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Janeen said...

Hi Karen,
Blogs are fun. I just started mine last month. Hooray for you. You can become a follower on mine too. Thanks.
http://janeenalittlebitofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

Janeen said...

Oh yes, I love your candy cane jar. It is so realistic. Great job.

Theresa Momber said...
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Theresa Momber said...

Woot! Now I can go update my blog roll. Gorgeous cards. (they always are)

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the card....I LOVE looking at your great cards!!!!! Great blog....I have become a follower!! :-))) Looking forward to it!!!! I just started my blog last week!!!!! Here it is http://attcbarb.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

Welcome to blogland. Congrats on the new blog..I have become a follower.

sassyb07 said...

Congratulations Karen! Welcome to blog land, LOL!
Your cards are both wonderful.
I'll be back often to see what you're up to!
hugs, Valerie

lady Anne Howard said...

WOW WEE How nice is this, I love your blog Karen and I became a follower straight the way lol. Just love the cards you have made and I never thought about tracing round a nestability, so thanks for that tip.Can't wait to see what you do next...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Bev T. said...

Congrats on your new blog -- great cards!!!

Diana said...

Awesome job on your first blog attempt......great card and I look forward to following you :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

woooo hoooo! hope you know blogging is addictive (-:
I'm a follower!

Cheri said...

I have a little something for you over on my blog - http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com Enjoy!!!!

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