Monday, May 16, 2022

Sent With Prayers

Welcome by again today, friends.  Thanks SO much for visiting me as I share another fun card featuring the darling Sweeties Dolls and the adorable Sweeties Boutique outfits and accessories from Paper Sweeties.  I just LOVE creating with these sweet stamps and cuts and I think you'll LOVE them as well.
This card features adorable Madison.  She's wearing a sweet little sundress found in the At the Beach Stamp Set.  I also used the sentiment "Sent With Prayers" which is from the Sentiment Stamp Sets and is stamped onto one of the lovely borders from the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts.  Madison is positioned on a patterned paper backdrop that was cut using the super versatile Scalloped Rectangle Frames Sweet Cuts.
All of the products at Paper Sweeties are super FUN and super cute; but there's just something really special about the 
darling Sweeties Dolls and the adorable Sweeties Boutique outfits and accessories that will make you smile.  Here are the links you can use for more inspiration today.  Thanks again for stopping by to say hello today and happy crafting.


Blessings,
Karen

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Best Day Ever

Have you seen the cute Sweeties Dolls and the adorable Sweeties Boutique outfits and accessories?  They're SO sweet and they offer hours of FUN and creativity.  Creating with these stamps takes me back to my childhood when I loved playing with paper dolls.  They're just SO cute and so much fun.
This is Madison and she's wearing a cute outfit, hat, flip flops and popsicle from the At The Beach Stamp Set.  The sentiment is from the Best Day Ever Stamp Set and shows how all of the Paper Sweeties sets work SO well independently or when combined.   I also added some Sugar Sprinkles Sequins, and some lovely Seam Binding.
There's lots more inspiration waiting for you on my teammates' blogs.  Just click on the links below to be taken directly to their posts for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me, as I always appreciate it.
Blessings,
Karen

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Ahoy Matey

Today I'm sharing this sweet card that uses some of the dolls and outfits from Paper Sweeties.  You can see all the different Sweeties Dolls here and all their wonderful outfit options here in the Sweeties Boutique.
This is Jake and he's wearing his pirate costume found in the Ahoy Matey set.  The fish, message in a bottle, and sentiment are also from the Ahoy Matey set. The ship is found in the Ahoy Matey set. The ship is from the Beach Therapy Stamp Set.
You can use the links below for even more inspiration showcasing all the adorable Sweeties Dolls Sweeties Outfits/Accessories, There's always lots of great fun that awaits when you shop at Paper Sweeties.
Blessings,
Karen

Friday, May 13, 2022

It's Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Time

It's time for a FANTASTIC Blog Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon and YOU could be the lucky winner of this month's Ribbon Club Assortment. How pretty is this wonderful patriotic collection?  It's always a great way to have seasonal trims all year long.  Just sign up for the Ribbon Club, and you can have a gorgeous assortment like this one delivered to your front door every month.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has so many ribbons, trims, and SO much more.  You probably came here today by way of Bonnie's Blog; but if not, you can catch up quickly because this is a short and FUN Blog Hop.
This sweet hair bow includes a length of each trim found in this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.  It's secured on the back with a French Clip which comes in various sizes to accommodate various lengths of hair.  There are lots of great Hair Accessories at RRR in addition to all their ribbons, trims, adhesives, flowers and more.  Today is a great day to treat yourself.
There are so many fun things you can do with ribbons.  If you've never seen Bonnie's fabulous Headband and Bow Making Tutorials, you'll definitely want to check out those.  Really Reasonable Ribbon wants to be your number one go-to for all things ribbons, trims, twines, laces, jutes, and trims of all sorts.  AND...they carry so many other fabulous products.
Don't forget to leave a comment on each stop along this (short) blog hop so that you'll be entered to win this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.  The next stop is at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog where you'll answer a quick question.  Thanks so much for visiting me today, and happy crafting.

I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - NOT a Card - So....here's a hairbow.

Blessings,
Karen

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

May Flowers at The Card Concept

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome by today as I share my inspiration for the beautiful new challenge over at The Card Concept where we're celebrating May Flowers with this gorgeous inspiration photo.  I hope you'll come by and share your creations with us.
Don't you just LOVE those beautiful flowers?  I used the theme MAY FLOWERS - you know, as in "April Showers bring May Flowers"?  I veered away from the color scheme a bit (sorry).  The color pink was in the forefront of my mind as I sat down to create my card.
I used black and pink cardstock and a Scalloped Stitched Frame Die set from Poppy Stamps.  I cut the center piece from white watercolor paper and painted my background with Weathered Wood and Spun Sugar Oxide Inks.  The stamped sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.
Thanks for visiting me, and don't forget to pop over to The Card Concept to share your May Flowers with us.  We can't wait to see your wonderful creations.

I'm playing along here:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge: Stamp and/or Dies and Why? - I would say both because you can (almost) always incorporate a die-cut for creating the card base, and you always (almost always) need a good stamped sentiment on your card.  Hey...they're both great (and necessary) so either way - together or separately, they're both awesome.

Reverse Confetti - Stock Your Stash: May Challenge - Birthday - This is a birthday card.  I actually like to make (similar to what you'd buy in the store) where the sentiment is on the outside (front) of the card.  This BIG FUN sentiment is from an adorable Reverse Confetti stamp set.  And I like to stamp the Happy Birthday on the inside.  And I used a Reverse Confetti stamp set (a different one) for that as well.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog - Challenge #161 - My Tic Tac Toe is going up and down the first (left-hand) column which includes Layers, Bow and Floral.



Blessings,
Karen


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Hello There, Uncle

If you're like me, this time of year causes you to think about making cards for Dad and all the other amazing men in our lives.  As all those people run through my mind, I can rest assured that I now have the PERFECT stamp set to create a card for each and every one of those special guys in my life.  This new Masculine Mash-Up Stamp Set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has all the perfect images and sentiments for gift-giving and card making for guys.
This FUN card started with basic black cardstock and a piece of green patterned paper that I chose because it resembles grass.....sorta.  I stamped a background using the Typewriter Text Background Stamp Set from SNSS and then the sentiment (hello there) using the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set.  The word (Uncle) at the bottom uses the new Masculine Mash-Up Stamp Set, as does the golf image
What I really LOVE about Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and their wonderful products is that they each work well on their own (if you own only one of thier stamp sets, you're sure to LOVE it) AND they also work well when used with other SNSS products/stamps.  This card combines the brand new Masculine Mash-Up with some older products, and they all compliment one another so nicely.
Oh!  I almost forgot....but how could I, right?  That GORGEOUS wood slab - it was stamped using the awesome Wood Background Stamp Set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and I love this stamp so much.  I use it quite a bit for a wide variety of projects.  They carry so many awesome stamps, and this new Masculine Mash-Up is just one of them.  You're sure to LOVE Sweet 'n Sassy, and I hope you'll stop by to check out their wonderful products.

I'm sharing this fun card in this awesome challenge I love:
TIME OUT Challenge Blog - Challenge #213 - On Vacation - In our family, if we're on vacation, we're golfing.  If we're not on vacation, we're golfing.  LOL

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog - Challenge #161 - My Tic Tac Toe for this card is across the top row which includes Layers, Game/Sport (golf) and Embossing (on my wood).  I almost had the middle row going down, but I used green instead of blue.  Luckily, most of my cards include layers and embossing.  FUN challenge using lots of great elements.

Have a blessed week,
Karen

Monday, May 9, 2022

Coffee Time w/Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

If you're a crafting coffee lover like me, you'll be happy to hear that Stamp Simply Clear Stamps is a proud sponsor of the Spring/Summer Coffee Blog Hop AND they're having a special SALE so that you can stock up on these FUN new coffee themed sets.  There's lots of great inspiration on the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Blog.
I used A Cup of Java stamps and dies to create this coffee card - for the coffee cup, handle, steam and stamped coffee beans.  I also used patterned papers from a sweet 6x6 patterned paper pad from Carta Bella called Gather.
This second card uses the A Cup of Java stamp set, and the Coffee or Tea stamps and dies.  I also used the Fishtail Sentiment Banners Die-Cuts for the sentiment strip.  There are SO many cute coffee themed stamps and dies available at Stamp Simply Clear Stamps, and they're ON SALE.
I have some exciting news to announce as well.  I've started designing for Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and I'm hoping that you'll enjoy the cards and projects I share using their wonderful products.  Here's one last card I couldn't resist making while working with these products.  This card uses the Fishtail Sentiment Banners Die-Cuts the Carta Bella Gather patterned papers, and the sentiment (Best Wishes) is from the Scriptures for Graduates & Beyond Stamp Set.
Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to visit Stamp Simply Clear Stamps to treat yourself.  Coffee stamps and dies, and for every occasion you can imagine.....Stamp Simply has just what you're looking for when it comes to stamping and beyond.

I'm playing along here:

Blessings,
Karen