Get My Ducks in a Row

Get My Ducks in a Row | by karen @ carefree creations

So the Snarky Sisters Challenge is having a design team call. I thought I’d throw my hat in – I’ve been enjoying letting my humor out in my cards.

This card started with a post I found on Pinterest.

I used a flat acrylic stamp to make my mirror image duck (the orange one).

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My Ducks in a Row
Stamps: On the Farm (Papertrey Ink-PTI); Sunny Side (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin’Up-SU); Black (PTI);
Paper: Island Indigo (SU); White, Black (PTI);
Other: Weathered embossing (Taylored Expressions);
Technique: fussy cutting;

Snarky Dragon

Snarky Dragon | by karen @ carefree creations

The current challenge at Snarky Stampers is all about magical mystical legends.

I had a hard time coming up with a snarky sentiment, but I browsed “snarky” on pinterest and eventually came across this saying.

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Stamps: Fairytale (Starving Artist Stamps);
Ink: Black (Momento);
Paper: White (PTI); Tropical Teal (MFT);
Other: markers (Copic); Stitched Rectangle dies (Lil Inkers):

No Peeking

No Peeking | by karen @ carefree creations

This card is for two challenges: Snarky Stampers: Naughty Christmas and CAS Colours & Sketches #153.

It took me awhile to come up with a snarky Christmas card, but seeing as I’m pretty infamous in my family for peeking, I thought this would be a funny card.

The “that means you” sentiment is pieced together from several sentiments in a birthday set. I just used a marker to ink the words I wanted.

For the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, you are to pick a past color scheme and make a Christmas card. I went all the way back to the beginning with the first color challenge: #2 – garden green, lucky limeade, and real red.


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No Peeking
Stamps: Christmas Tagables (SU); Big Birthday Wishes (PTI);
Ink: Black (PTI);
Paper: Garden Green, Certainly Celery (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Fillable Frames #9 die (PTI); ribbon (SU); black marker (Momento);

Life Needs Background Music

I’m playing along again at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. This week’s challenge is music.

It took me a long time to find something, but the internet helped!

Life Needs Background Music | karen @ carefree creations

When I couldn’t come up with my own idea, I searched the internet and found a quote similar to this and knew it would be perfect (I have a two teenage kids, and while we’ve never said these words, the sentiment is there!).

I’ve said before I prefer to make cards that I can use – even when I’m playing a snarky challenge (thankfully my family is fully aware, and mostly appreciative, of my sarcastic/snarky personality).

The tape frame was inspired by this awesome card by Jenny.

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Background Music
Stamps: BeBoppin (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black (Momento);
Paper: White (PTI); Brioche pattern paper (Memory Box);
Other: A Little Pot font (; Stitched Rectangle dies (Lil Inkers); Coral markers (Copic); black markers (Zig);

Snark Challenge

So this post won’t be for everyone – you’ve been warned! {My dearest kiddo – you may want to skip this one.}

I have been lurking following the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog for a long time now. Their sense of humor totally works for me – it is very much how my brain works (I just do a lot of filtering – for folks who know me, it is probably worrisome to think of how much I filter considering what still manages to escape).

Anyway, their latest challenge is kitties. I made the following card to post to another challenge, but in all honesty, I wasn’t sure it would be appreciated as I know it will be at the Sisterhood.

Dreaming of You - by karen @ carefree creations

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Dreaming of You
Stamps: Pillow Talk (Simon Says Stamp); Crazy Cool (SU);
Ink: Black (Momento);
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pool party, Bermuda Patterns DSP (SU); White (PTI);
Other: markers (Copic);
Technique: paper piecing;