Sunday, March 27, 2011


Are Chosen Family…

Hi there,

I made this little 6 x 6 card last night.  I love working with 6 x 6 cards- a little more room to work with than the traditional A2 size card. I made the pins to accent the card- absolutely Love them too..:)

Friends II

Friends Card by Karen Jiles. Supplies- Patterned Paper: Anna Griffin; Cardstock: Stampin; Up!; Stick Pins: Fire Mountain Gems; Beads: Bead Gallery; Satin Ribbon: Michael’s Essentials.


Thanks for stopping by today…:)


Monday, March 21, 2011

And the Winner of this lovely stamp set…..

Be Yourself Stamp Set


Cricutgirlg said... This card is beautiful. I love the stamp and the black offsets the metal nicely. I've never thought to combine the metal with another frame before. What a great idea!

Thanks Cricutgirlg! Adding the additional frame also gave a matted look to the framed image. Really liked that!!! I hope that you enjoy your new set and look forward to some extras in your package too…Hugs, Karen

Be Yourself II

Congratulations CRICUTGIRLG!!!

I want to Thank all that participated in the SOC Blog Hop!! It was truly fun and exciting. :)

Birthday Card & Oh so Lovely Pins!!

Hi there,

I had an opportunity to complete this little birthday card using one of the beaded pins that I made recently. Don’t you just love finding ways to enhance your cards. I absolutely love that!


Happy Birthday Card by Karen Jiles. Supplies - Patterned Paper and Transparency: Making Memories; Cardstock: Close To My Heart & Stampin’ Up!; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Ribbon: Making Memories; Die Cut: Spellbinders; Beads: Bead Gallery; Stick Pins: Fire Mountain Gems.


Pics of more pins that I made are below… Love them!! When I started with these, I didn’t want to stop. They are so much fun and so easy to make…Now, I will say- if you have problems choosing beads (like ME) you may take a long time on selections, but it’s all worthwhile in end… Love Love Love Beads!!!:)

Head Pins

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Hugs, Karen

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scraps of Color Creative Team Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Scraps of Color Creative Team Blog Hop! Join us for a weekend of fun, creativity and prizes! All weekend long you’ll have the chance to create fun projects, be inspired and win! Get your crafty mojo flowing...just follow the 1st SOC Creative Team Blog Hop!


If you are here and following the blog hop then you are in the right place. However if you have just happened upon my blog and would like to join in the hop please start at the beginning of the hop here and work your way through each blog. Please leave blog love (comments) along the way and become a follower of the blogs you like so that you can be notified of their new creations and updates!

My project for the hop is a card that I made using a beautiful set called, “Be Yourself” from Close To My Heart. I also used this set on page 54 on my “One of a Kind” card in our 1st Premiere SOC Issue. I love this versatile set.

Be Yourself II

Be Yourself card by Karen Jiles. Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Close to My Heart; Stamps, Ink and Pearls: Close To My Heart; Ink: Dies: Spellbinders; Embossing Folder: Provocrafts.

Tip: Don't be afraid to dress up your metal embellies. I decided to add a black nestie diecut layer to the inside of my metal frame to add a little depth to the framed stamped image and to add more detail to the frame element.

As a prize for stopping by this weekend, I am offering a “Be Yourself” stamp set to 1 lucky person as a prize for following me if you have a blog or subscribing to my blog, and leaving a comment between the dates of March 18th - March 20th. Be Yourself Stamp Set

This drawing is open to old and new subscribers/followers. The lucky winner will be chosen from the comments left here on my blog using random org on the 21st and announced shortly thereafter.

To Follow me, click on the "Follow" button at the very top of the page to the left. You may have to be logged into Blogger to successfully Follow.

To Subcscribe, add your e-mail to the "Follow by Email" button to the right side bar of my blog.

Remember that some of the SOC Creative Team Members are offering blog candy and you never know where you'll find it. So be sure to visit each participating blog. I’ve made it easy for you to follow, just click the links below.

Thank you for joining us for the 1st SOC Creative Team Blog Hop!

Scraps of Color -

Karen Jiles (Me) You are Here :) -

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Lorie Moses -

Samara Joseph -

Camille -

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

“So Joyful” Album

Hi there,

I have been a busy little bee lately, but I wanted to take some time to share this little mini book with you.  It includes some of my fav photos of my hubby and sweet peas.  The album is constructed with coasters and bound using “the cinch.”As always, I used a little of this and a little of that…:)



So Joyful Mini Album by Karen Jiles. Supplies - Patterned Paper: Daisy D’s; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Stamps: Close To My Heart; Ink and Metal Embellies: Tim Holtz; Crystals: Prima; Punch: Marvy Uchida. Crocheted Frames: K and Co.

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget-Our 1st ever…SOC Blog Hop is this weekend-

March 18th -20th!!!

Hugs, Karen

SOC 1st Creative Blog Hop!!!

Scraps of Color is hosting it’s 1st ever Creative Blog Hop!  Join us this weekend for tons of fun, creativity and prizes!  All weekend long you’ll have the chance to create fun projects, be inspired and win!   To get your crafty mojo flowing...just follow the 1st EVER SOC Creative Team Blog Hop at Friday, March 18 - Sunday March 20, 2011!

Save the dates!!!This blog hop will be loads of fun!!!


There is CURRENTLY some blog candy to be won on the Scraps of Color Blog!!!  Visit today for your chance to win!


Friday, March 4, 2011

National Craft Month…

Hi there,

I created this card as my jump start to National Craft Month.  I posted it here, at SOC on yesterday. If you haven’t had an opportunity to drop by, please do. Let me know what you think…:)

Summertime II

Hugs, Karen