Thursday, September 6, 2012

"Take Time to Enjoy Life's Simple Blessings"

Hi there Peeps!   Time for another post.   Time is just passing me by much too quickly, can't seem to keep up.
Today, I'd like to share this card I made for Cindy for the September Secret Sister Swap.  I was so happy when I received an email from Kris telling me that I was her Secret Sister.  For this card I used my Sarah Kay image called "Isabelle with Puppy Coco".  Sarah Kay is one of my favorite brand of stamps because they are all so sweet.  I inked it up with Copic.   Also, used Spellbinder dies, edge punch by Stampin' Up, embossing folder by Cuttlebug, leaf punch by EK, white flower and ribbon by Offray, pink flowers by All Natural Accents, DP from my collection, pearls by Kaiser Crafts, bead charm which I made, AND the sentiment is one of my all-time faves which I believe I got at a garage sale.  I think it's very inspiring and is a keeper for sure.
 Here's a close-up of the flowers.  I find it hard to make cards without flowers.   LOL.
Wouldn't you like to join in on this fun swap?  Click here to check out the deets on Kris' (Klusive Kreations) blog.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges.
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - "Challenge 52 Embossing (any style)".  I used heat embossing  on the image and sentiment.
Inky Impressions - "Anything Goes"
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges - "Anything Goes"
Crafts and Me Challenge - "Challenge 100 - Add a Flower"
Loves Rubberstamp Challenge -" Challenge 16 - Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Alchemy - "Challenge 30 - Anything Goes"
Stamp and Create - "September Challenge - Anything Goes"
Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - "September - Anything Goes"
Shelly's Image Blog - "Show Us What You Got - Anything Goes"


Lynn said...

So pretty! Love the plaid background and how you coordinated the embellishments. Your trademark flowers are the special Karen touch that I love.

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a beautiful card-love this image and your coloring is wonderful as well as the all the embellies you used

Creations by Shirl said...

Sweet card for the recipient! I'm sure she was pleased to receive this.
I haven't seen any of your flower die flowers yet?
TFS - enjoy your Friday and weekend ahead.... (Shopping & crafting)!

coops said...

so stunning karen.beautiful pretty image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #55!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Leanne said...

Awww, she's gonna love it!! This is so pretty Karen. Cyndi is sooo lucky!
Have a terrific weekend!!

Darlene said...

Such a sweet creation! Love all the pastels! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Karen said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions challenge. Good luck with the draw.


Scrappy said...

Fabulous card! So glad you shared it with us at Catch the Bug! We hope you'll join us for our latest challenge! :)

Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

Unknown said...

Adorable card!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Tahi
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Colleen said...

You made a wonderful card for Cindy for the SS swap. I am sure that it will bring a smile to her face. It's always fun seeing the many supplies that you incorporate into your cards. My favorite is this card is the sentiment. What company is the stamp from?

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Big hugs!

Cheryl said...

What a pretty card!!! Love all your little embellishment touches. Funny how I rarely ever use flowers on my cards. I am total opposite of you. Lol!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, I love the sentiment :)

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Olivia said...

Such lovely pastel colors. Love your embellishments too. Thank you for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

marion82 said...

beautiful card sweetie!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Babette said...

This is really stunning. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Hope to see you next week.

Unknown said...

I just love the soft colors and the wonderful embellishments. Thank you so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

Pattie G said...

This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Cely said...

so stinkin cute! these past couple of months have flown by so quickly huh?! cyndi will love this card! i "met" cyndi through a hop!!! :D

Cely said...

Lol. Not hop. I mean swap. oye, getting too late already. gotta go nai nai!

Gem said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop!! Gemma :)

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful. Gorgeous design. Like the Clear Cards your card have also clean and soft design. Love all your soft colors and the wonderful embellishments. Thanks for sharing.