Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lunch Date

Well, I'm certainly excited about today.  I get to meet one of my dearest friends for lunch today to celebrate her Birthday.  This is the friend I mentioned the other day whose son, Jake, cut and broke his finger and had to go to the Emergency Department.  Jake ended up going to work that night because his finger was numb from Lidocaine.  We tried telling him that it would hurt when the numbness wore off, but he is a guy. . . need I say, stubborn?  Well, about two hours before his shift ended, he was SORE.  He couldn't take his pain medication until he got home.  Lesson learned (we hope).  Well, anyway. . . .I am meeting Kim for lunch today at a yummy restaurant called BJ's.

This card was made as my weekly project for my Hostess position with Mark's Finest Papers - Sketch With a Twist Challenge on Speedy TV.  I used their "I'm In Stitches" stamp set - one I've been using quite a bit lately.  I just felt like making something really bright and cheery.

Signing up for Speedy TV is absolutely FREE.  It gives you access to many tutorials, their gallery, blog hops (one going on right now), and allows you to enter SEVERAL different challenges.  Mine is called Sketch With a Twist, and I would LOVE to have you all play along.  One lucky winner receives a free stamp set each week, and participation has been low, so please stop by to sign up and play along.  You could be that lucky winner.

Of course, I can't resist entering my card in some challenges, so here they are:
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/simon-says-lets-play-bingo.html - Simon Says Stamp - Let's Play Bingo.  My Bingo is Ribbon, Die-Cuts, and Buttons.

http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/pio-33-bingo.html - Pile It On Challenges - BINGO - My Bingo here is Fabric (felt), Tag, and Sewing.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you will take the time to visit these fun challenges I've mentioned and play along.  The more, the merrier.  I appreciate your comments and look forward to stopping by to say hello to all of you as well.  Have a blessed day.



  1. That's lovely !! I do not know were it went wrong, I missed your lovely comments and your cards and then found out by some reason I wasn't following you ??? So, directly corrected and made myself a follower (again). Hugs and love to see you hop over more often. Marion

  2. What a gorgeous card, Karen!! The tape measure ribbon and buttons are a perfect embellishment for these images. And won't this be such a cheery encouragement to the fortunate recipient!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  3. Well this is definitely bright and cheery and is sure to delight! So glad you were able to go for lunch and spend some time together!

  4. Gorgeous, love all the vintage feel to this card, super pretty... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  5. OMG Karen, you delight my life and are such a sweetheart. Thank you for your kind comments on my Word Art card.
    Bless you and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sewing card. SEW CUTE! Hugs, Bev

  6. Love that vintage sewing machine image Karen! I love how your added the measuring tape, great card!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving encouraging comments! Have a blessed day! Melisa

  7. Beautiful retro card, very nice. Thanks for the sweet visit and luv. Blessings

  8. This is beautiful, Karen!! I love the tape measure ribbon and that sewing machine stamp!!
    It's so nice you got to lunch with your friend!! My bestie is planning to visit me soon... it's been almost 3 yrs since we've been together!!

  9. Thank you for so often stopping by my blog with such inspiring comments..........Lis

  10. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "Bingo Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    PIO DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  11. wow - another great card!!! thanks for joining us at Pile it on this week - Kimberly

  12. Oh this is lovely. I so love felt and stitching and this is beautifully done. I used to sew so much before my car accident but find it harder now, though I do try to sew a little on my cards now and again.
    Best wishes Linda x