Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Charming" at JustRite Stampers - *Edited

One of my favorite challenges to enter each week is the one at JustRite Stampers Challenge Blog - and. . . . this week, their challenge is to "add a charm" to your project.   This was a great challenge for me because I had bought dozens of cute little metal charms years ago from a company called Maude & Millie (now out of business) that I seldom use.  Yet, they really are cute, so I don't know why I don't use them more often.  This challenge got me using something old and somewhat forgotten; so that's always a good challenge.  Not to mention, their prizes are JustRite stamp sets, which I LOVE as well.  So, you can't go wrong.

*Edit:  I have added my friend's name to the card.  There is a close-up of this also.  I knew just who needed to get this special little card.


I also used up some old products on this card.  This line at patterned papers, glitter papers (which you can't see, but the background is big black glitter circles on black cardstock, as well as the black frame, and the letter stickers are all from the Making Memories Sabrina line, which is several years old.  Yet, when I have something old that I know I love, it's always a treat to revisit that line and get creative with it.  I knew I wanted to use this black and pink theme, so these were just the right fit.   Use up your stash, right?

Here are the challenges I'm entering with this card.

First, and most obviously: - JustRite Stampers Challenge #081 - Charm Me - I used two metal charms as well as the JustRite Nested Friendship Sentiments Stamp Set - Pile It On Challenges - #37 - Patterned Paper - Everybody-Art-Challenge Blog - Black & Pink - The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #36 - Vintage Black/White & a Pop of Pink

I had a lot of fun creating this card, and I thank you for stopping by to take a peek at it.  It's always so sweet of you all to leave your comments, and I look forward to visiting your blogs to say hello as well.

Blessings to you all,


  1. I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  2. Karen, you've gave me a chuckle with this because I have that same paper in my stash; in fact, both 12" and 6" sizes! Guess that's why it's a 'stash'?!!!
    This is sooo BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the tri-color seam binding bow with your heart ribbon slide and your lock charm and JR friendship sentiment are sure to warm the heart of a dear GF!

  3. Hi Karen
    They say great minds think alike, so are we great minds I am asking myself?
    I have been doing the same as you if late and I've been getting into my stash and using my old and beautiful papers etc. We just keep buying for the sake of it and its daft when most crafters who have crafted a while usually have stacks of papers and embellies that have rarely if ever seen the light of day since being purchased. So many lovely things to tempt us though!
    I love your card and the papers are very girlie chic. Especially love the dogstooth paper, it is one of my all time favourite patterns.
    I hope you are having a good week. Linda x

  4. I like the little padlock and the pink and black colour combination. Sue x

  5. I love this sentiment and such a gorgeous bow and charms!
    I am so thankful for you my friend! God Bless you today!

  6. It's a lovely card. Love all the pattern papers!

  7. A very pretty card, I like the framed sentiment and the sweet lock charm, heart ribbon slider and fancy bow!

  8. Your card is gorgeous, Karen!! I love that you personalized it, too!!

  9. Beautiful work Karen! Saw your name as $25 winner at Simon Says Stamp~yay! ;)

  10. Pretty card! Love the pink and black.

  11. Wow this is a stunning card - love the colours and the wee charm is fabulous.

  12. Beautiful card Karen! I love the colors you chose and that border around sentiment is just sooo gorgeous! It is nice that you personalized it. Thank you also for your heartwarming comment you left on my post for the "World Art Wednesday". You realy are such a nice and warm person, it is a privilege to know you, even though just through sharing our "blogging lands".

    I wish you a blessed day!

  13. What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the use of pink and black together -- so pretty!

  14. mais quelle beauté! elle est magnifique et si élégante! biz

  15. Aw! That's so sweet! This is a lovely card and so glad you found the perfect use for it! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)