Wednesday, June 6, 2012

When Paris Was a Woman

When I saw the current challenge at Creative Card Crew with the Theme of "Song Inspired", I knew I wanted to play along.  I am SUCH a big lover of all music.  I grew up in the 70s, and I found that generation to be very influenced by music.  I grew up playing piano, and later learned the flute, piccolo, oboe, and clarinet.  I was also in the choirs and small vocal ensembles in Jr. High School and High School.   Music was a BIG part of my life, and influenced me greatly.

I decided to choose the song, When Paris Was a Woman, and to use the mini vintage scraps from Crafty Secrets on my card.   I still needed a couple more cards for my friend, Johannah's, order.  She loves all things Paris, Eiffel Tower, shabby, vintage, etc., so I know she will enjoy this.  She really didn't want sentiments on her cards either.  Her specifications, and SHE IS the customer, after all.  I want to make HER happy.  Right?

So, here is my card:

And here are the links to the two challenges I mentioned above that inspired this card: - Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Blog - 3rd Linky Party - Creative Card Crew - Song Inspired - "When Paris Was a Woman" by: Melissa Manchester

Before I go, I wanted to mention what an AWESOME company Crafty Secrets is.  The staff I've encountered are courteous, warm and generous.  It's rare to find such sweet and giving people, so I just wanted to give them a big SHOUT-OUT.

Have a blessed day!


  1. pretty card...Love how you tied the ribbon and such a fun design...

  2. Beautiful card Karen :-)

  3. oh just love this hun,that is one, brilliant card just love the design,super hugs Cherylxxxxx

  4. How cute! Thanks so much for joining our Song Inspired Challenge at Creative Card Crew! Hugs, Ani

  5. Another gorgeous card for your friend :o)

    Margaret xx

  6. Your card is a little work of art. It is so soft with a great sense of balance making it a classic.

  7. Gorgeous creation! I'm just like your friend - I don't like sentiments on my cards, either. I tend to leave them wordless because I've always been a writer, so I'd rather write my greeting inside :) Also, if you have an unexpected event, you can just pick any card & wa-lah . . . it's perfect!

    Lots of joy!

  8. I just love your warm vintage cards! Wonderful to be able to have such a great card even without a sentiment on it.
    Thanks for letting me know about the stamp company, I'm off to see them.

  9. Hi Karen, your Paris card turned out wonderful and I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for playing and posting in our Linky Party and good luck!

    PS - thanks for the nice things you said about us in your post. You are very sweet!


  10. Hey there,

    thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

    Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

    Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)