Saturday, November 1, 2014

October Secret Sister Swap and a Sweet Thank You Card

I was super excited when I found out I was Colleen's secret sister for the October Secret Sister Swap. Here's the card I made for her.  I inked up this image by Elisabeth Bell with Copics, framed her in an oval die cut by Spellbinder, and textured the white background with Fran-tage.  For the background, I used this cute DP from the Bluebell paper pack by Wild Rose Studio. Other fun products are listed below.

Here's a close-up of the flowers....

Other ingredients for this card:
Large scallop die
Lace by Simplicity
Leaf die by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
Butterfly - handmade by a sweet and amazingly talented bloggie friend
Black and white ribbon by Offray
Sentiment by Amy R. Stamps
Charm - Handmade by me

So happy she loved the card and RAK I sent to her.

My secret sister for October was Leanne.  I totally love this kawai'i (cute) card she made using a Kitty Bee image which I'm keeping in my collection.

And OMGosh, she sent me a boxful of these awesome goodies.  My eyes almost fell out.  See that purse-frame with the 2 Sister Stamps image?   I have it displayed on my computer desk shelf.   Now I can enjoy looking at it everyday and be inspired.   THANK YOU SO MUCH LEANNE.  I was ALL SMILES and you MADE MY DAY.

And here's a thank you card I received from Colleen for a gift I had sent to her.   CUTE image and she colored it so well.   

And here is an awesome assortment of fun pens and HK note set she sent me.   I'm keeping the HK note set on my nightstand as I love to read before going to bed, am always writing notes for myself, and love to mark pages from my card magazines and some books.   Those sticky page markers will come in handy for sure.   LOVE 'EM ALL. THANK YOU COLLEEN.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll visit again very soon as my next post will be the start of sharing my holiday cards.   Can't wait to share them with you.



Lynn said...

That image is super adorable and you colored it extremely well. As usual, your embellishments were spot on. Your really are the master of sweet, dainty, scenery cards. Have a happy, crafty week!

Deloris said...

Love the designer paper, the adorable image and all the fun embellishments!

Mary J said...

What lovely goodies and cards, Karen - lucky you!

I bet Colleen loved her gorgeous card from you!

cuilliesocks said...

An adorable card katen, love the sweet image and the wonderful detail/
Fabulous goodies and cards from your friends, enjoy using them, hugs Kate x

Leanne said...

Awww, that is an adorably sweet card you sent to Colleen. I bet she loved it!!
I'm so happy you liked everything. These swaps really are a bit stressful. lol!! Glad my first one was you. Enjoy all the goodies and let me know how you liked the tea.
Colleen's card to you is so sweet, love that image.

Happy Crafting Karen!!

Colleen said...

It was such a wonderful surprise to find out that you were my secret sis for last month. Thanks again for the super cute card and all the goodies.

The card that Leanne made for you is cute and all the goodies that she sent to you are awesome.