Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters

Karen Atkinson
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Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

How to Stamp, Mask and Sponge a Silhouette Scene

"So pretty, Melanie. I will definitely try this."
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

How to Enlarge the Postage Frame

"Hello Melanie, these are so pretty. I think I like the portrait style this time. I also really liked the square one you showed at the end. I'm looking forward to your other ideas."
Apr 19
Karen Atkinson commented on Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT's photo

Mock Orange: Stately Flowers 11

"This is wonderful! I really like the way you used the focal image to make your background and layer. I can't wait to get this set. You have the best ideas."
Apr 6
Karen Atkinson commented on Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT's photo

Daisy Delight

"I love the way you did this Melanie. What a creative way to use the postage stamp, and spotlighting the center of the flower. It is so pretty."
Apr 6
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

Introducing Stately Flowers 11: How to Color Indian Paintbrush

"Beautiful. I can't make up my mind, I like them both. Sorry."
Apr 5
Karen Atkinson replied to Melanie, GKD Illustrator/DT's discussion Friday Funday! Stamped Butterflies Using Leaves! in the group Stamp TV Kit Addicts!
"Great idea Melanie. I wouldn't have thought to use leaves as butterfly wings. You are so creative!"
Apr 2
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

Bold and Blooming- Partial Embossing

"Such cheerful cards. I really like your tip with the marker. That would be a good idea for the layering stamps as well. I tend to have a hard time with those. Thank you."
Apr 2
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

How to: Emerging Corners Technique with Wild at Heart

"I love the landscape card, but they are all beautiful. I have this set and will definitely try it. Thank you for a wonderful idea."
Apr 2
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

Emboss Resist Lighthouse Card

"Gorgeous card, Theresa. It is a perfect masculine card that I will definitely try. Thank you."
Mar 26
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

How to Showcase Any Stamp with Triple Play Frame: Omission Technique

"This is so pretty. I like the landscape card, especially with the side fold so it will stand up better. I will try this technique. Thank you for a wonderful video. Glad your hands are feeling better."
Mar 24
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

Colored Pencils With Gamsol

"I like them all, but purple is my favorite color."
Mar 17
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

Lighthouse Sunset Card

"This is a beautiful card Theresa. I love the way you make your sunsets. It is good to see you use a rubber stamp set. Most of mine are rubber and I prefer them since they stamp so well. Thanks for a wonderful video."
Mar 16
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

How to Stamp Fancy Scalloped Borders with Holiday Frame Fillers

"These are both so pretty I can't decide. I love pink and green together. Hope you feel better soon."
Mar 15
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

Bold and Blooming- Birdie Birthday Card and Envelope

"I love these adorable little cards and their matching envelopes. Wonderful idea Gina. Thank you."
Mar 9
Karen Atkinson commented on Gina Krupsky's video

How to Stamp and Sponge a Beach Scene

"This is so pretty. I will try it. Thank you Melanie."
Mar 8
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At 10:06am on December 3, 2016, Selina Macisco said…

Thank you so much Karen for the nice comments on both my Christmas card in blue and my tags.  You are so kind!  I do appreciate that! :)

At 2:52pm on December 2, 2016, lovinpaper said…

Thank you so much for the kind comments!  I just got home from my second shopping trip of the day and was so thankful to find good news in my e-mail.  Your comments were my good  news.  Have a wonderful day!

At 10:23am on December 2, 2016, Paula Tammaro said…

Thanks for you kind comments.  I have been noticing all the beautiful dies you use on your cards.  How lovely they are!

At 9:27am on November 7, 2016, Sharon Underwood said…

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my recent Christmas card. I appreciate the "like" very much, too!

At 5:16pm on August 28, 2016, Hazel Basnett said…

hello and thank  you Karen  for your comment s and likes  for my  recent cards... its so cold here, nothing nicer than to stay indoors and craft

.hope all is well

At 12:58pm on August 26, 2016, Gerry Morse said…

Karen, thank you so much for your very kind comment on my Anniversary Flourish card.

At 10:04pm on August 24, 2016, Gabi Heinrich said…

Thanks so much for leaving a nice comment on my challenge card, Karen.  I'm glad you liked it.  The cupcake is so much fun, and I have used it quite a bit.  

At 3:37pm on August 24, 2016, Johanna Rundell said…

Thanks so much Karen. Sophie pig is a really cute set.

At 9:27am on August 24, 2016, Selina Macisco said…

Hello Karen A.  Thanks so much for the lovely comments on both my "You" and my "PP" cards!  You say such sweet thing and always brighten my day.  :) Hugs

At 6:41pm on August 20, 2016, Selina Macisco said…

Hi Karen!  Thanks so much for the lovely comments that you made on my "Give Thanks" card!  It was fun to make!  I hope you are having a great week-end!!  :)



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