Thursday, February 7, 2013

I promise, I've not deserted you...

Just as that picture illustrates the pain, horror, and sadness I feel when forced to do my own laundry; I hope it also serves to prove the  pain, horror, and sadness of being away from YOU!   Yes, YOU! 

I swear-  I haven't been laying on the couch, watching old movies on Netflix.  I promise, I haven't been wallowing in piles of patterned paper while performing obscene acts with my Cricut Expression 2.  I'm nothing but honest when I say that I haven't been squirting Glossy Accents on my body while fondling my Sizzix BigKick. 

I've been busy.  At first, I just intended to take a short break for Christmas.  Next thing I knew, I was deep in working non-stop.  I'm stage managing another play, CRIMES OF THE HEART.  It's been long hours of hard work, but the show (finally?!) opens TONIGHT.  Well, it previews tonight and officially opens tomorrow.  But you know what I mean.  After this weekend, my life will slow back down to its normal post-opening speed and I'll have more time to both craft AND blog (and work and work and work). 

In the meantime- I'll leave you with a preview of KORY K's SCRAPIVERSE VALENTINE'S DAY CARD COLLECTION.  Yes!  I've been making Valentine's at any spare minute that I can squeeze thirty seconds out of...


A bit of background:  While home, sick, on a cold gray day not too long ago-  I was looking for something to make.  I stumbled across an incredible blog about Scherenschnitte.  Have you heard of that before?  I hadn't.   But I had seen images of these incredible paper-cuts, before.  I was hooked and before long, had read through to the blog's beginnings.  And before much longer, I was printing out the sample templates to try papercutting, on my own!  I printed my first template, put a fresh blade in the Exacto and sat down at my prized giant-sized Martha Stewart self-healing cutting mat. 

About fifteen minutes later (I obviously picked the easiest looking template I could find, for my first attempt) I had a really impressive (for what was such a simple template) paper-cut.  Scherenschnitte away!  I found a much more crazily difficult template.  About two hours later, I had an amazing looking piece and I was hooked.  All I wanted to do was to sit around, slicing through paper.  But more about all that, in a dedicated post.  Dangit, I can ramble.

Anyways- The ZOMBIES template was from this wonderful blog.  I cut out a zombie.  Printed the sentiment on some white paper.  Inked the edges of everything and stuck it all together.  A pretty simple, but fun card!   Go to SCHERENSCHNITTE, and get addicted.

Soon, I'll be back with MORE VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS, more fun from the set of CRIMES OF THE HEART, my belated 2012 ROUND-UP O'FUN, and an exciting feature that will be sure to leave you breathless... as you question my sanity.

-kory k


  1. You're back, hooray!

    Your Valentines card is BRILLIANT! Love it. (I am a Walking Dead fan).

    Thank you for the links.

    As for the opening of your play, break a leg!

  2. WooHoo Glad to see you back! And with crafty words I've never heard before. When I spend hours tonight reading through more wonderful blogs, I shall curse and blame you but with a smile on my face. And tell your bosses to lighten your work load, your blog fans are much more needy of your valuable time. Great zombie valentines card. Now that's the kind of thing I need to see more of!!!! :) Px

  3. Glad to see you're back into updating your blog :) Have to say nice looking photo of you. You still look handsome even if you don't look too happy with the landury, lol. Love the zombie valentines card very creative. Hope everything goes well for you at work.

  4. Great picture. At least you are doing laundry in style. I LOVE the zombie card, by the way. I am going to try to cut out some of those little guys with my eClips.


  5. Thanks for the shoutout! Your zombie looks decrepit (and I mean that in the best way!)


  6. So glad you updated your blog. Can't wait to see what you made for your opening night gifts (hint, hint).

  7. Welcome back! Glad you finally had a chance to update your blog so I no longer have to wonder if it's Christmas again...already. Enjoy your clean clothes while you keep busy with life's adventures~

  8. So happy your back. I've missed you.

  9. What ever happen to scrap porn? lol miss ya buddy!!!