Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hot Summer Days

I know we've all been experiencing the warmth of Summer lately.  It feels so good to be inside my scrap room with the air conditioning blowing peacefully on my brow.  As much as I enjoy the warm summer days, I thank God for the relief of air conditioning.  I feel so badly for those who don't have air.  It makes me grateful!

Today I created a sweet little card for a friend's birthday.   I used Melissa Frances and The Girls' Paperie patterned papers, some vintage sheet music, a Melissa Frances rub-on and vintage ephemera sticker, a Prima leave and flower, some wool felt cut with a Papertrey Ink die that I hand-stitched with pink DMC floss.  Then, I stamped a Happy Birthday image from Verve stamps and did some machine stitching.  I just love the soft, vintage feeling of Melissa Frances products.
I hope you're all keeping cool indoors, and yet.....enjoying the beautiful hot summer days.  I love God's gift of all the different seasons, so I really try not to complain.  There's joy to be had from each season.  I'd love to hear how you're keeping cool and how you're spending your summer.

As a side note, the winner of my Birthday blog candy was Alicia T.  You have until Monday, August 1, Alicia, to contact me to claim your prize, or I will have to go to the alternate winner.  I am SO very grateful for all my followers.  I will be having an amazing give-away coming up with some of the beautiful hand-made scrunched seam binding I've been making.  I just love it, and it's so versatile.  Thanks again for visiting, and please tell your friends to visit and participate in the upcoming giveaways.

I couldn't wait to play with my new dies from Papertrey Ink.  I purchased several different floral dies, and cut some from paper and some from canvas to make these sweet little flowers.  I used one of  Pebbles newer paper lines on this card, and some Melissa Frances rub-ons.  PTI's dies are just so cute, you can't go wrong.  Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your summer, everyone!

My Cup Runneth Over,



  1. Karen, your blog is so refreshing. thank you for checking out my blog. You left a very sincere and lovely comment. hugs to you, joanne

  2. Hey Thanks for visiting my blog...that got me here...lovely work.I love the details and neatness of your cards.
    Thanks for sharing your work with us

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a message. You make beautiful cards! I see that you share a birthday with my hubby - 23 July, belated birthday wishes! Hugs

  4. Karen - your first card is cute. I like so romantic style. Your friend will by glad of your memory :D

    When I'm looking at your second card - I'm smiling - it's so cheerful.

    I like your style, I will visit you :D

  5. Such happy cards. I haven't gotten any PTI product yet... Do you just love it? And yay me! I am a drawing winner! Thanks so much.

    Alicia Thelin
    5226 Emmeline Dr.
    Herriman, Ut 84096

  6. Wow, wat a stunning refreshing card ! Love it ! Hugs, Marion

  7. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! I do like your cards very much as well!

    Hugs Kobie

  8. these are so sweet! lovely cards!

  9. Thanks, Karen, for visiting my blog. I'm so excited to have another follower!

  10. What lovely colors of seambinding! Love! I found your blog tonight via Melissa's sweet that you are doing a giveaway. Enjoyed going through your posts and looking at all of your sweet cards! I had to become a follower so I can look at your art frequently. God Bless! :)

  11. Beautiful cards. SO glad Melissa sent me over to follow you.

  12. Your cards are so pretty - love your style! I found your blog thru Melissa P blog which I love as well.... I will be following your blog too!
    Lillian L