Monday, December 1, 2014

Celebrate Christmas at V's Sweet Ideas

As you may already know, I have had the honor of serving on the Design Team at V's Sweet Ideas for almost two years.  It's hard for me to believe that February will mark two years since I started designing for Vanessa and promoting ALL the wonderful products carried at V's Sweet Ideas.  If you haven't been there lately (or ever), I encourage you to check it out.  There are several brand new clear stamp sets that Vanessa designed, and they are AMAZING!  I'm so grateful to be part of this fun Design Team, and to work with such lovely and talented ladies.
OK case you haven't guessed it yet, our theme for the December Challenge at V's Sweet Ideas is CHRISTMAS.  You can create ANY type of art pertaining to Christmas.  We would absolutely LOVE to have you play along, and who knows??!!!  YOU could be the lucky winner of the $10 Gift Certificate to V's Sweet Shoppe!  What a Christmas treat that would be.
I created my card using a piece of Simple Stories Handmade Holidays patterned paper (for the base), an a scrap (across) of red patterned October Afternoon paper  I machine stitched I usually do.  I added a little bag for tucking in a gift card.  I picked up that little envelope at a scrapbook store in Mesa, Arizona (so I don't remember the brand), but I placed a Pebbles rub-on at the bottom (Merry Christmas). I added a journaling card (December) and two stickers (No Peeking and Cheer & Joy) from the Simple Stories Handmade Holidays line.  I used several sweet little sequins from V's Sweet Ideas, and also added wool felt PTI die-cut holly leaves, jute and three painted and glittered jingle bells.
As I say all the time (because it's SO TRUE), we would really love to have you stop by and play along in our challenge this month.  And of course, I always encourage you to share your art in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday as well.  God has given each of us wonderful gifts, and it's so nice to share those talents by playing along in challenges so that everyone can enjoy the art you create.  We hope to see you there!

Craftin' Desert Divas - Challenge #45 - Craft It Up and Link It Up!

Inspired By Stamping - Color Inspiration Challenge #88 - Come play along!

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - December Challenge:  Use Patterned Papers (which I always LOVE to do)!
God bless you,


  1. another Beautiful card love all the embellishments..

  2. This is gorgeous,lovely design and

  3. super joli Karen, très haute couture, biz

  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the idea on the little bag for a gift card! Very Creative!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. What a wonderful card Karen - love your use of traditional colours.

  6. Beautiful card!! So many wonderful details!! :)

    Thank you so much for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" Linky Party.
    ~ DT Lori

  7. What a cute card. I was very excited to be chosen as a Guest Designer for V's Sweet Ideas. FUN!

  8. Another fun mix of elements! Great layering! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! Mynn xx

  9. This is so beautiful Karen!!! Love your Holly Bells!

  10. Beautiful, love all the details! Thank you for joining us at Inspired By Stamping!