Friday, March 1, 2024

Just Bee-cause

 Hi Friends and welcome back,

I have a fun little card to share with you today that uses one of the new dies just released from Karen Burniston.  This one is the Lorna Lable which is a great way to send a fun greeting for no particular reason.  Just Bee-cause you can.

I have linked all the products I used below as well as Karen's instruction video for the Lorna Label.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Things are going "swimmingly" -

 Hello Friends - today I have a fun card to share with you.  I asked Karen Burniston to design some dies that go with the cute little animals that we already have.  I wanted some swim floaties and snorkel equipment and she has come through with flying colors. The new Tiny Accessories 4 has all the things I asked for.  So Happy!!

I created a swimming pool using the double floating floor from the House and Fence die set and then added the pool edges by cutting a rectangle that fit.  I have linked one of my previous videos below to show you how to make a double floating floor.  I just love all the animals in the pool with their new toys.  I created a diving board using the Small Scenes Bam Box.

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, February 19, 2024

New Release Blog Hop

 Hello Friends and welcome,

Today Karen Burniston and the Design Team are ganging up for a fun and exciting Blog Hop to share the release of 12 new die sets.  Visit each blog linked below and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some great prizes.

Here is my card for today, a reverse easel.  See the details below.

Here are the new dies.

  • 1259 - Tiny Accessories 4
  • 1260 - Beach Elements
  • 1261 - Word Set 18 - Connectors
  • 1262 - Good Luck
  • 1263 - Happy Easter
  • 1264 - Easter Borders
  • 1265 - Animal Add-ons 5
  • 1266 - Lorna Label Pop-up
  • 1267 - Baking Borders
  • 1268 - Kitchen Borders
  • 1269 - Tea & Coffee Pop-up
  • 1270 - Tea & Coffee Borders
To celebrate the release Karen Burniston and each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments on our blog posts, so make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post. Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received on our blog posts by Monday,26th February 2024. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter! Don't forget to leave some way for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner!

Karen Burniston

Lois Bak

Sue Small-Kreider

Frances Byrne

Jennifer Webster

Fran Sabad

Suzanne Smit

Nicky Foden

Sandy Diller - You are here

For my card - I have made what I call a reverse easel card.  Most easel cards have a panel that pops up on the front revealing the sentiment but mine has a full front panel that flips to the back.  I made one that has been mailed off so I have made another one with a video to show you how it's done. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment,

Monday, February 12, 2024

Designer Challenge - Oh My Hearts

 Hello friends,

It's time once again for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge and this month our challenge is "Oh My Hearts".  I have made a fun Valentine card featuring the Heart Add-Ons but have made them into a pop-up that is finished on all four sides.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Make a Wish

 Hello Friends,

I'm sharing a birthday card today that I made for my friend, Kathy.  It was a special birthday that we celebrated with a luncheon on Friday. 

I made this card exactly the same way I made the card shown below, just changing the Heart Add-Ons for the Candle Add-Ons.  There is also a short video to show you how I did it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, January 19, 2024

You're How Old??

 Hello Friends,

I love to use my dies for more than one kind of card whenever possible so today I made a stand-alone accordion card using the Birthday Candle Add-on die set from Karen Burniston.  My friend who is celebrating her 80th birthday deserves a special card.  Yes, I added 80 candles to this fun card.

Here are the measurements for the covers.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, January 11, 2024

Be My Valentine

Hello friends and welcome back,
Today I have a fun card for you - I like to get as much use from my paper crafting tools as possible and I'm always thinking of a way to use the same thing in a different way.  For this card I have used the Heart Add-On die set from Karen Burniston for a Pop-up instead of an Add-on.  One of the many great things about all these dies from Karen is that they work together.  I used the pop-up from the Flower Pot die set to make the Heart Add-on pop up.

 Thanks for stopping by,