Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December Wrap Up!

Here we are at the end of another year.  I can’t believe how fast this year went.  I have so much I never got to share, however, I am working hard on my 2016 plans and hope to be a better blogger in the New Year.  I know you have a LOT of places to go for ideas, I want to be one of those places.   
For now let me share my year in review!


 In January I went to Orlando for Stampin' Up! Leadership.  Just so happened that my daughter, Britnie, was in Orlando because her (and much of her office) were stuck there due to have snow in New York.  So, we went to Universal Studios for a day.  So Much fun!  (not pictured is my best friend Tina who was there with us).

Below are a few cards made in events for January and February

Above is one of my most popular classes in 2015.  
Everything Above (plus a few cards not shown) for just $25!

April - I got to see the New Catalog!!

 Above, a few Kit Classes from this year!

One of my favorite shares from another demonstrator.  
You bet we copied it in a class too!

September was Very Busy.  We went to see our daughter and son-in-law
in their new house and help paint etc.  With a moment for crafting too!

Then there was a Cousin's Reunion

Craft Shows

More Classes

November brought a Big Event!

I was an OnStage Presenter for Stampin' Up! at 
what turned out to be the Biggest Attended Location
in Milwaulkee, WS.  Here's a few photos:

The table at the leaders dinner & Scott from SU Corporate. 
(FYI - I saved Scott's Career...ask me about that it's pretty LOL)

Below is me with some of my project samples from the 
New Occasions Catalog.  
Plus pictures of me with other demonstrator friends

Lastly, just one of the cards that the 
Stamp Of The Month Club members
created this month.

 So there you have it...a very quick review of my 2015.  I will add more details to some of these things down the road.  For now . . . 

Have a Very Merry Christmas
and a Blessed New Year!

Hugs, Karie B.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Christmas Greetings

Don't you just love making Holiday Cards?  

I mean I love making all cards, but holiday cards are special.  Below are two cards I created for a Swap I participated in with other Stampin’ Up! leaders.

The sample below uses the Embellished Ornaments Bundle (Stamps & Framelits, page 15 in the Holiday Catalog), as well as the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 174 in the Share the Fun full-line Catalog).

This next cards uses the Reason For The Season stamp set (page 31 in the Holiday Catalog).  The strings behind the poinsettia are the ones I pulled when I frayed the pretty Bermuda Bay stripped Ribbon (page 158 in the Share the Fun full-line Catalog).  I hope they help to inspire you with your Holiday Creations.    

Below I am sharing cards that I did not create, I just love them.  They were part of a Demonstrator Swap I participated in with the cards I created above.  These cards were a featured in my Holiday Card Making Class last month.  I wanted to be sure to share them to you. I love them, did I mention that already?

If you ever have any questions about projects you see here, please feel free to contact me!

Until Next time . . .

Hugs, Karie B.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Wedding Album 3

This is the last of the pages from my daughter's wedding album.  They are from their reception which was held in a ski lodge in a state park.  It was a large open room and perfectly fit everyone and every thing you need for a good time.  The homespun decor made by Britnie & Paul gave the room a cozy feel even those it was so spacious.

From the wine corks to hold the place cards and cut slices of a tree trunk under the center pieces, to the table numbers (OK, I made those, but they adhered them to the bottles), to the table runners & chair bows.  They are adventurous and outdoorsy.  It could not have represented them better if a professional had decorated for them.

I love the idea below.  The park was planning to replace a few
of the table benches and let them have one.  They used the bench
as their 'guestbook' which has since been varnished and is now 
in the new home they bought just a few months ago!

There were so busy with working, planning the wedding,
creating the decor, that the first dance practice never happened.
They had so much fun just laughing and loving each other
through the entire song.  It was very enduring.

Between these pages were several of the Stampin' Up!
Project Life divided pages filled with snapshots of friends.

l've been told you should always have some black and white photos taken every year because they are supposed to last the longest.    

I hope you enjoyed looking at the album over the last week.  New Stampin' Projects will be coming in just a few days.  

If you liked these pages please share the link with your friends.   

Hugs, Karie

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wedding Album 2

Hello Again,

Here are more pages from my daughters wedding album. Most of these pictures were taken by the professional photographer.  The first few pages are all taken in the back yard of my son in law's parents.  They have a beautiful location don't you think?

The stripped ribbon above was wrapped around
Britnie's bouquet.  You'll see it on a few more pages.

The remaining pages below were taken in the park
where the reception was held.

 Come back soon for more pages from the reception.

Hugs, Karie

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wedding Album 1

I am so excited to share with all of you the Album I created for my Daughter, Britnie and her new husband Paul.   Today I will share the pages that run through the ceremony.  

This is the fist page.

Followed by....

That's me sewing pieces of the wedding dresses worn
by my mother and by me at our weddings.  Britnie shows
them off under her down the last photo.

Paul wrote on the bottom of her shoes.  She found the
note that morning...he's a keeper!

You will see blank areas like the white strip above.  
They are journaling spaces for them to write memories
of their special day (I couldn't do everything LOL)

Britnie walked half way to the groom with just her father,
then was joined by her step-father, Michael.

The wooden box with the bottle inside also had love letters
to each other nailed inside during the ceremony.  It's called
a First Fight Box and should be opened if they have a fight.
The idea is the read the letters and drink the wine and remember
why they are in love.  Hoping they never open that box!

They were married under the same tree where Paul's 
parents married many years ago.  It is in the back yard
of their home where Paul's father lived before meeting
his mother.  So romantic!

Below is the last page in the album.

 I hope you enjoyed these pages.  I will post more tomorrow.  Stay tuned!  

Hugs, Karie B.