Sunday, September 30, 2012


 Hope you all had a very nice weekend.
Yesterday, hubby and I hung out with his cousins.  It's ALWAYS a lot of fun catching up with everyone. 
Today I'm sharing this card I made using the "BFF" image by Sister Stamps from their most recent release.  HOW CUTE IT THAT????  
I used washi paper which I won from Lynn a few months ago for the background and kiminos (paper-pieced).  THANKS LYNN!!!  The matching trim on the kimonos were also paper-pieced which I cut very slowly.  :-)    Other supplies:  Spellbinder dies, flowers by Prima and Wild Orchid, BFF die cuts from Island Scrapbooking (so perfect for this image), Copics, Distress ink, dog image by Dandelion Designs, leaf punch by EK, grass stamp by Viva Las Vegasstamps, butterfly punch (no name), and pearls by Kaiser Crafts.
 Here's a close-up.....

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad Designs - "Challenge 190 - Floral"
Love to Create - "Challenge 34 - Anything Goes"
Fab 'n Funky Challenges - "Challenge 140 - Starts with F"  (I chose flowers)
Yumi & Fumi - "Challenge 4 - Wet or Dry Embossing" - My images are dry embossed including the paper pieces.
The Paper Shelter - "Challenge 83 - Anything Goes"
Simon Says - "Anything Goes"

As always, thanks for poppin' in.  Enjoy your week.


Dawn said...

Just adorable!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Shirin Lim said...

Too cute! Great work! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge! DT-Shirin Lim

coops said...

so gorgeous karen.your colours are stunning and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is a fab card, I love your paper pieced kimonos.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Shannon83k said...

Great card.
Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

Colleen said...

You made another beautiful card with the Sister Stamps. :) You are a pro now at making cards using their stamps. I especially like how you paper pierced their kimonos and used a special kind of rope for one of their obis. Were your eyes super tired after doing the paper piercing?:) BTW, the washi paper that you won is beautiful.

Linda said...

loving the layout and the use of washi paper!!! Great job as always!!!

Cheryl said...

So cute Karen!!! Everything just matches. Love that you even put the DD dog on the card.

Lynn said...

Zowie! That's a really, really beautiful card. Glad to see that you are making use of the washi paper. It looks super with the new SS image. Gotta get that one. Thanks for linking to my blog. BFF!

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image and great colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck in the draw.

Pat xx

Mandy said...

Karen your card is absolutely gorgeous, the image is adorable and the washi tape looks fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

eva said...

so cute! i love this image! thanks for playing in the Yumi & Fumi challenge! good luck!

Unknown said...

This is so cute Karen, love the image and fun colours. Big hug xx :D

Leanne said...

Hey Karen! OMG this is KAWAII!!! All the details are gorgeous. The paper piecing is fabulous and that is the perfect sentiment.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade.

SuiLan said...

Oh how cute! I love the paper piecing. I need to get that sentiment. Love it!

Unknown said...

How cute! Great job on the piecing! Thanks for playing along with us at Yumi and Fumi Handmade!