Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Gloomy Day Made for Snuggling and Crafting

Today is one of those "gloomy" winter days here in Las Vegas.  I know that people tend to visit Las Vegas, and that many of them have the preconceived, and wrong, idea that the weather here is always sunny and beautiful.  That's simply not the case.  Much like everywhere else in the world, we do experience "winter", or at least our version of winter.  What we occasionally get is a day like today; one with scattered showers, gloomy clouds, and a cold breeze.  We're all cozy inside, and think that's where we will stay today - all snuggled up on the couch or near the craft table.
I made this card using a beautiful line of papers and notions from Authentique.  I added some seam binding, machine stitching, the adorable new Toggle Buttons from Prima, some Bo Bunny gems, two 7 Gypsies tags, a Recollections flower, two Maya Road stick pins and a piece of Girl's Paperie patterned paper on the background.  The reason I incorporated the 7 Gypsies vintage tags is because I am entering this card in the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp where they are asking you to use tags.

You can read all about their fun challenge by clicking on the following link: - TAG IT
I'm also entering the Authentique Challenge since most of my supplies were Authentique products. - Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.  It's always a blessing to hear your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful day.



  1. i absolutely love love LOVE everything about this card! LOVE!

  2. Just gorgeous - I've added this to my favourites list!

  3. This is exquisite! I just love your tags and the pouch you've created for them! Love the wooden buttons and those papers are amazing!

  4. Love the tags poking out of the top of the card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  5. This is such a beautiful card!! I love all the detail but the buttons are my favorite!!

  6. Karen this is fabulous - love the rhinestones on the tags - great detail.

  7. What a pretty card!

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    Have a great day!


  8. What a gorgeous card Karen ! I love the embellishments and the little tags are so sweet ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  9. Hi Karen. Very beautiful colors. Love all details on this card especialy tags. Hugs. Lily Anuska

  10. Lovely, Karen. Colours and design are fab
    Margaret xx

  11. gorgeous! love the vintage flair to this card.

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!!! I really love everything about it... Can you come to my house and we can play? lol

  13. What a beautiful card. I love all the extras and how soft it is. Thanks for playing.
    Authentique Paper DT