Saturday, February 17, 2018

Published Cards Saturday: Sketches from Scrapbook and Cards Today

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card . This card was published in the  winter  issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today
You can find more info about their awesome magazine here:   Scrapbook and Cards Magazine



Products from Paper Smooches and Taylored Expressions.





Have a great Day!
Karin

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Paper Smooches February #2

Hi Everyone!



I'm here with a new project for Paper Smooche's  and because it is Valentine's Day it had to be a LOVE card of course. The adorable Giddy Bugs are perfect stamps for some cute Valentine's cards!

 

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Paper Smooches supplies :

Stamps:


Giddy Bugs

Blossoming Buds

Best Buds

Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/
I will share this card here:
 




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!





Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Copic Marker Sweden
As You like it
All sorts
Deep Ocean

Have a great day! 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Published Card Saturday: Avery Elle Singing

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card . This card was published in the  Christmas  issue of Ett Trykk.
You can find more info about their Beautiful magazine here: Ett Trykk






Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Paper Smooches February #1

Hi Everyone!

I'm here with a new project for Paper Smooche's 








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Paper Smooches supplies :

Stamps:
Swanky snowdudes


Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Sunday Watercolor Pet Portrait: Izzy


Hi!

Today I have a new pet portrait. This one is of Maureen Merritt's Beautiful cat Izzy.




I use  Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb 300 grams Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

ps. yes, I do paint pet portraits on comission - e-mail me for more info.

LawnFawnatics Challenge: Inky Fingers

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to share a card for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is "Inky Fingers" and this is my take:




I diecut the Puffy Cloud Border and then used them as stencils to ink my background sky. I then diecut my Village Border and inked it to get some diemension. The stamps I used are from
Upon a Star
Plane and simple


Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!


Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps:
Upon a Star
Plane and simple

Dies:

Village Border
Puffy Cloud Border

Other:
Memento Ink
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive tape
Lawn Fawn Cardstock
MISTI
Mini Scoring Board
Ink Blending Tools


You can shop your Lawn Fawn products HERE
I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

The Art of Creating Perfect Open Office Spaces Ad

Dear blogreaders, I was offered to try some artificial flowers for my blogphoto shoots, but when they couldn't be delivered internationally I promised Craig at  The Art of Creating Perfect Open Office Spaces ; Artificial PalmTreesbthat I'd post this and then get a giftcard to try some flowers that could be bought here - So this is an ad from APT:


The confined cubicles, with cramped up employees, the ideal 9-5 office job view, is not very intriguing. Your office should be a space your employees look forward to coming to, but that does not mean it should look any less professional. Office space should be such which look welcoming, comfortable but professional enough to maintain the usual decorum. Confined spaces offer an extremely snubbing look to your employees and customers. Here’s what you can do to refurbish your commercial space to look more hospitable.
Find what works best for you- Cool and colorful or Professional and neutrals
While going in for a revamped style at your office, don’t go headfirst with the idea of unique, creative and playful. You need to know whether your customers and employees can be treated with the same professional approach with bean bags lying around a custom-made modern coffee table or not. What works for another commercial space like an artistic studio or advertising agency might not be the right choice for your law firm or pharmaceutical. To find out what works best for your office, take a look at what your company’s main clientele base is or your motto for that matter. 


 Lights & Action- Getting more productive in your office
Fluorescents are from the bygone era; let them be the history at your office. Natural light is the best way to make an office space look more open. Big clear glass windows with the natural light flooding in are probably the best lighting set-up you could get for your office. If concrete walls block this gift of nature from pouring in your office opt for full-spectrum bulbs. They can acutely imitate the natural light while providing a soft and calm look to space. 
Getting the nature to work for you
Don’t take that literally, but the color green is known to promote the feeling of balance and growth. Think of the view outside your office, unless it is located beside a waterbody or nature at its utmost beauty of some other form, it is in your best interest to bring in some of that green view. Most offices install real ferns or spider plants to keep in touch with nature in the workspace. However, if that seems too much for you especially with all the trimming, fertilizing and all other upkeep processes you need to keep those alive; there’s a whole world of faux plants waiting for you to invite them in. Let’s take a look.
Revamping interior décor- Artificial ferns
Artificial or faux plants have increasingly gained popularity from being featured on the red carpet events to office décor. Ferns among all artificial plants are the best-chosen option for interior décor in a commercial space; these plants with their characteristic feature including tolerance in low light makes them an appropriate choice for interior décor that looks authentic and all natural.
 For a wide open, relaxing lounge- Faux palm trees
Office space is not just confined to the four concrete walls. If your office space has a terrace or some other relaxing area for your clients and employees to rest in or take a break from the daily schedule you can have the artificial palm trees installed for creating a more welcoming space. These trees come with customized size and leaves and tons of variations to choose from. If you have a huge relaxation area like a
backyard, you can have these with park benches build around them to have your staff enjoy their coffee break under the shade without you having to spend a penny behind the maintenance of the natural look. 



Setting the barrier- Boxwood hedges
Among many other choices, boxwood hedges work well as a partition for commercial spaces. When they are faux, they work even better. They will not grow, so you can tick off trimming from the checklist, don’t need watering, fertilizing or any other upkeep while providing a very natural yet chic look to your commercial space.
All of these faux plants can be customized with UV resistance to avoid climatic wear and tear alongside fire retardant feature.  
Cubicle or no cubicle?
While cubicle works well for introvert employees, extrovert people tend to hate them a lot, so how do you make your office space work well for both? You can go for smaller team spaces, where people are provided with their desk and chairs but not overcrowded. While it might take time for the introverts to catch-up with a few people and ask for help, this makes sure extroverts are not distracted from their work. This ensures you have an entire team of people collaborating with each other and sharing their thoughts while making sure it is not cramped up with mindless gossip. 
Furnishing your office- creating an adaptable office space. 
When it comes to creating open spaces in an office, you can have adjustable and movable furniture for your employees to adapt to the space, comfort and the constantly changing demands of work. If you decide to create small pods for private conversation instead of separate cabins according to the designation, this will open up more space allowing the ones in charge to engage with their subordinates in work-related private conversations in the pods while sharing their own work space with them.
Is the boss in or out?
Okay, so the boss needs a separate cabin right? It depends hugely on what kind of an environment you have in your office. While some employees might feel a little intimated to have their boss sharing the same workspace with them some may feel differently about it. However, since it is about making office space more open, it would be a good idea for the boss to have his private pod while sharing a common open workspace. Now, you can choose to have glass walls installed for the pod which will undoubtedly create the idea of an open workspace. 
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From installing new lights, furniture, décor to the exterior landscaping, everything your office needs to have an open workspace needs planning and execution. Your new workspace would not only create more productive employees but a welcoming view to admire for your clients or customers.

Visit Commercial PalmTrees for more info!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Published Card Saturday: Jump for Joy

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card . This card was published in the  Fall 2017  issue of  CardMaker.
You can find more info about them here:  CardMaker Magazine



Products from Lawn Fawn
 
  
Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Friday Inspiration post: Mood Board

Hi Everyone!
I'm here to share more inspiration for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is  a wonderful MoodBoard That Jenn has put together for us. This is my take:






I was inspired by the bottom right Picture for the background and the Winter love feeling from the rest of the Pictures. I sprinkled on SPOTS (snowflakes) Stampendos chunkt embossing powder and then inked my bg (resist)

Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!


Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps:
Winter Penguin
Beary Happy Holidays

Dies:
Scripty love
Stitched rectangles

Other:
Memento Ink
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive tape
Lawn Fawn Cardstock
MISTI
Mini Scoring Board
Ink Blending Tools

I will also share my card here:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Copic Marker Norway: 
Bastel Traum Challenge
Cute Card Thursday
All sorts (spots)
30 day coloring challenge

You can shop your Lawn Fawn products HERE
I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Thank You Peonies

Another take on the SSS Monday Challenge called Resist it:




I will also share it with the Anything Goes challenge at SSSWednesday Challenge!!


Cute Card Thursday
30 day coloring challenge


For this card I used  a Beautiful peony stamp and Watercolors from Daniel Smith. I stamped and gold heatembossed my flowers Before I colored bg and flowers with watercolors.


Hugs, Karin

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Resist it!

Playing along with the SSSMonday Challenge called: Resist It and the Anything Goes challenge at SSSWednesday Challenge!!




For this card I used  a Beautiful peony stamp and Watercolors from Daniel Smith. I stamped and goldembossed my flowers Before I colored bg and flowers with watercolors.

Hugs, Karin

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Published Card Saturday: Winter Fairy

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card . This card was published in the  Christmas  issue of  Ett Trykk.
You can find more info about them and their wonderful Magazine here: Ett Trykk

 
Products from Lawn Fawn



 
Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Tag It - Tag for SSS

Hi everyone!

Today I have a Tag for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Tag it and for SSSWednesday challenge called "Layer it Up":


I will also share it with the 30-day coloring challenge! and As You like it like it challenge: Show my style.
Have a great day!
/Karin

Thursday, January 25, 2018

You're old!

Hi everyone!

Today I have a Tag for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Tag it and for SSSWednesday challenge called "Layer it Up":



I just love this "old" guy. I combined two sets, one from Simon Says Stamp and one from MFT.
 
I will also shar it with the 30-day coloring challenge!
 
Have a great day!
/Karin

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Favorite Watercolors from 2017

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share my favorite watercolors from this past year.
I use Arches paper, Winsor Newton Watercolors and Daniel Smith's Extra Fine Watercolors.



 You can check out more of my watercolors HERE
 
Have a great Day!
Karin
 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

My Favorite Things: Celebrate in London!


Hi!

Today I'm playing along with the MFT challenge: use the word Celebrate! And I'm celebrating my dear friend Anna whi is celebrating her birthday with a trip to London next week! I absolutely love the skyline dies by MFT and am also sharing this card at As You like it.










You can find me on Instagram here! 


Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Published Card Saturday: Forest Animals

Hi Everyone!

It is Saturday so I'm here to share a published card . This card was published in the CardMaker Summer 2017 issue.
You can find more info about them here: CardMaker Magazine



 Products from MFT stamps.

Have a great Day!
Karin
 


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Paper Smooches January Release #4

Hi Everyone!

Did You see Paper Smooche's latest release. It is full of AWESOME goodies for all of us who love Embroidery and crosstitching. For this post I have played with the super fun and useful Stitched Square Die :   






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Paper Smooches supplies :

In Stitches
Embroidery Hoop Die
Stitched Circle Die
Stitched Square Die
 

Here is where you'll find the Paper Smooches online store!



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my  Paper Smooches PINTEREST FOLDER



https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/paper-smooches/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/




Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Winter Owl

Today I'm back to play along with Kathy Racosin's fun 30 day coloring challenge ! It is also for the Birds of a feather challenge at SSSMonday Challenge and the PP Challenge at SSSWednesday!







I will also share it here:


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Bird of a feather
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Patterned Paper
Sir stamp-a-lot winter
Creatalicious Challenge


Have a great Day!
Hugs, Karin

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Mood Board

Hi Everyone!

I'm here to share a card for the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time our theme is  a wonderful MoodBoard that Jenn has put together for us. This is my take:






I was inspired by


Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and of course to play along for your chance to win 25 $ to the Lawn Fawn Store!


Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps:
Hello Baby
Snow Day
Bicycle built for You
Life is Good
Critters in the burbs
Mermaid for You
So Jelly
Fairy Friends
Jump for Joy
Frosty Fairy Friends 
Beary Happy Holidays
Duh-Nuh
For You Deer
Here we go a-waddling
Meow you doi'n
Wild for You
A Birdie Told me
Tiny Tags sayings





Dies:
Hearts
Scripty love
Thinking About You border
Grassy border
Flower border
Little Town border
Village Border
Stitched Hillside borders
Ocean wave border
Stitched rectangles
Stitched circles
Journaling card
Large Stitched Journaling card
Scalloped treat box Winter add on
Scalloped treat box
Critter Huggers
Gift Card Pocket
Lacey Borders
Lacey Hearts
A Birdie Told me
Tiny Tags



Other:
Memento Ink
Scotch foam tape
Tombow adhesive tape
Lawn Fawn Cardstock
MISTI
Mini Scoring Board
Ink Blending Tools


You can shop your Lawn Fawn products HERE
I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram and  in my PINTEREST FOLDER
https://www.pinterest.se/peppermint42/lawn-fawn/https://www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/

Have a great day, hugs, Karin