Monday, February 4, 2013

Polka Dot Fun

I guess I'm the busy little crafter today!  I absolutley LOVE the new chalkboard images in the Daydream Designs shop.  This sweet image is from the Chalkboard Love and Sunshine Set, and is just one of four darling images in this new chalkboard set.  I just LOVE it, and used the image along with some October Afternoon patterned papers to create this.  I also used some seam binding, a brad, some buttons, baker's twine, and machine stitching.  Super easy and fun!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Catered Crop - Polka Dot Recipe Swap - This challenge is inspired by polka dots (which I love), and is sponsored by Paper Sweeties (which I also LOVE)!  I used some Paper Sweeties Pink Bubble Gum seam binding in my bow, and polka dot patterned paper.  And, since this is a "Recipe Swap", I wanted to share this recipe idea with you all.  Next time you make chocolate cupcakes, sneak a miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in the dough and push it down into the batter.  It will bake up perfectly and give you a little bite of peanut butter deliciousness when you eat it!  Also, I wanted to mention that I shared their darling little blog badge on my sidebar under "Places/Things I Love".
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

The Craft's Meow Challenge Blog - February Sketch Challenge

The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #45 - Spring Roses - I've used pink and yellow October Afternoon patterned papers, pink and yellow seam binding (from Paper Sweeties), baker's twine, flowers in the digital chalkboard image, and a flower on the brad.

Diana Larson's DL Art Blog - Thankful Thursdays - February Linky Party
 
Thanks for visiting me today (again).  I appreciate having you stop by and share your thoughts with me.  I hope you're having a wonderful day.
 
Karen

14 comments:

  1. Love the pastels along with this realistic black-board effect, Karen! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  2. Oh, my goodness! You ARE on a roll! Love all your little treasures in this post. First the card is fantastic...what perfect staging for the image. And your links to great sites...oh, you enabler you! (Thanks!) And last but not least...what a cool idea on the cupcakes. I will definitely give that one a go. I LOVE RPBC....and inside a choc. cupcake? Too tasty!!! Thanks for it ALL!

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  3. Karen, you're amazing! I love this card and it is astounding how you're able to create so much with all that you do! Love your creativity!

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  4. Love the chalkboard image you have used, and you have displayed it beautifully.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Karen, I love, love it! I'm seriously going to have to try this chalkboard technique that everyone's doing. So cute! Love yours!

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  6. Great take on the chalkboard look! Love those sweet flowers in the lower corner!

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  7. This is so pretty, Karen!! That saying is so cool! We sang a song with that at our family reunion a few years ago and I love it!

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  8. c'est si original et tellement joli! biz

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  9. I haven't had a chance to use my chalkboard set yet. This looks awesome. I'm inspired!!! Hope you have a blessed day!

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  10. This is so cool. You did a great job on the Faux chalk board art
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  11. And here I am back again to tell you that I'm so glad this sketch inspired you, Karen! :)) Thanks so much for playing along with our February sketch at The Craft's Meow!

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  12. Hi Karen! That chalkboard look is so cool! Beautiful card!

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  13. Loving the chalkboard effect!! So cool! Thanks for playing along with the February Sketch Challenge at The Craft's Meow!

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  14. Love your take on the challenge and that technique! Thanks for joining us at The Craft's Meow this month!

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