Sunday, August 10, 2014

Everything Is Going To Be Okay

Much like most of you, I have more crafting supplies than I will probably ever use.  But it sure is fun trying!  I have so many fabulous Verve Stamps, and I've never once had any trouble getting a crisp, clean perfectly stamped image on my first attempt when using them.  That says a lot, because there are some stamps out there that aren't as easy to use and that don't give you that perfectly clear image every time.  With all honesty, I can say that "I've never met a Verve Stamp I didn't absolutely LOVE".
For this card, I used more of my Crate Paper Oh Darling patterned papers.  I'm SO in love with them.  The pink polka dot patterned paper is Carta Bella's Baby Mine.  I machine stitched the papers, added some seam binding, a Prima leave and flower, a couple of lovely stick pins, half a doily, and then I stamped the Verve image onto a Martha Stewart smaller doily.  I added several sequins in Marshmallow, Mambo Melon, and Leafy Green (all from V's Sweet Ideas).  I really liked how soft and sweet this card turned out.
I'm sharing it in the following challenges, and I invite you to play along as well:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says...."Make It Sparkle" - I used soft sweet sequins to make my card sparkle!
Verve Challenge Blog - Sequined Stunner Challenge - I used lots of soft sweet sequins on my card and I really like the effect they give - SO pretty!

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party

A Blog Named Hero - Challenge #49:  Die A Little (Or a Lot) - I LOVE using die-cuts, so this challenge really excited me.   I used a doily die-cut as well as a border punch, and I want to say THANKS for a super fun challenge.  I hope everyone will play along!
I'd  like to thank you for stopping by to say hello, and I want you to know that I'm truly grateful for your visit.  I hope you're having a fun and creative week, and I'd LOVE to stop by and see what you've made this week.  So be sure to leave me a comment so that I can visit your blog to check out your art.
May God bless your week!


  1. I love how you mix papers! You choose patterns that I would never think to use together and make such beautiful cards! So very beautiful :)

  2. This is gorgeous Karen - love your papers and those beautiful ribbons and bows.

  3. This is so pretty! I always love how you embellish your creations.

  4. Positively scrumptious. Such a beautiful shabby feel to it.

  5. Gorgeous card Karen!! Such a lovely design! Love those papers too!! ;)

    Hope all is well!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!