Thursday, October 27, 2011

Finally Feeling Autumn

What a beautiful Autumn day here in Las Vegas.  The temperature has finally dipped down, and I'm wrapped in a blanket sipping my morning coffee as I make this post.  The temps are supposed to go back up into the 80s this weekend, but for now - I will take this.  It feels like Autumn. . . . .finally.

I'm having a little issue with my crummy camera.  It's wanting to take all these blurry pictures.  It may be time to invest in a better camera - if any of you have suggestions as what to purchase, I could use the input.  But for now, here are some of the various shots of a project I worked on late last night.  I wanted some close-ups as well as the picture of the entire project.

I used a sweet little glassine bag and prettied it up a bit.  I fell in love with this Unity Stamp Company bicycle stamp when I saw it on Melissa Bove's blog here: and had to order it from

I added some flower soft (sweet pea) that I also ordered from the awesome Simon Says Stamp Store.

I also wanted to get a quick photo of the cards tucked inside the glassine bag.

And finally, this shot:

I'm entering this project in the following fun and awesome challenges: - Anything Goes - #43 Be Happy - #58 Anything Goes - #17 Pink & Green - #89 Layer Upon Layer - For the Girls - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for putting up with my blurry photos, and please don't hesitate to share your camera thoughts and suggestions with me.  I always appreciate your comments, and I always head right over and check out others' blogs when you comment (as well as following others when I am followed).  I appreciate all of you out there sharing your creativeness with me.  You all inspire me SO much.

Have a blessed Autumn day, and may God bless you all.



  1. Karen- what a lovely project for a girl! Love the images and all the special details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and please come back soon!

  2. so that lace you put on the card..

    thanks for the heads up... :)

  3. Karen this card is really stunning, I love the stamp. Its all beautiful. Lee x

  4. Another beautiful project, Karen. Thanks for your comment on my card, glad you liked your Joanna Sheen goodies. I've written, via the forum, to tell her that you were impressed. Take care. Hazel x

  5. Karen, your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Awesome job! I am so glad that I inspired you to get this lovely stamp!! It's one of my faves too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! Good luck, my friend!!


  6. Gorgeous card Karen. Love the details and that stamp. Dawn♥

  7. Gorgeous project, Karen! Thanks for your generous comments on my blog. I'd love to be a follower but I find that following by e-mail just works better for me. Unfortunately, I don't see that as an option on your blog. Also, Blogger seems to be hiding the "Follower" link on your blog. I just says, "Followers", but shows no photos and no place to join. :-( If you ever add the E-mail follow option, please let me know and I'll pop right over and sign up.

  8. Gorgeous card - I really love that bicycle and the flower soft that you used to accent it! :)

  9. WOW, gorgeous! Love that it's a bag. The stitching just puts it right over the top! Love the bicycle stamp on the linen.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Pile It On! -cg

  10. Well done! The flower Soft is a great touch! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

    Tammy xx

    If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

  11. Wow, Karen, I love your project!! It's so pretty. The different textures and materials that you used together are wonderful. Love the flower soft on the stamped image too. It so completes it!! So glad that you love Simon Says Stamp so much. We do too!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  12. Another breath taker dear Karen, wonderful detailed work ... as usual!


  13. Hi Karen, this is the first time I have visited you and wow girl! Love your style! This card is just amazing! Love the use of the flowersoft! Thanks so much for joinging us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and i hope you will come back and play again with us!
    Hugs, Sarah
    Also love the title of your blog and that picture is gorgeous!

  14. Really beautiful card, all of your added details with your image are just lovely! Thanks for joining us this week @ SAS 4 Kids, hope to see you again :)