Sunday, December 13, 2015

Home For The Holidays

If I really could go "home for the holidays" (and by that, I mean back to Mom and Dad's house where I grew up), one thing I know for sure that I could count one is.......COFFEE!  This is how I became a coffee lover.  My Mom and Dad did it to me.......LOL  My Mom has a fresh pot of coffee brewing every morning before I've even thought about getting out of bed, and a second pot brewing by the time I actually do.  And what's more, Mom shares my love for Starbucks.  So, we always find our way there during the early part of the day.  However, I'm not heading home for the holidays.  SO.....I will make do with the coffee I have right here, and I am fine with that.
This card was made using more of the same Simple Stories patterned papers and stickers.  I've been using them a lot this weekend.  I machine stitched someof them together, inked the edges, and then added a seam binding bow with some more of the Gold Metallic String, a gold frame from Heidi Swapp, and my favorite touch (a small antique button in the center of the bow).  I really like the touches of gold.
I will be sharing my card in some challenges.  I hope that you all will check out these fun challenges, as well as the one this week at Word Art Wednesday.  We would LOVE to have you play along with us there, and I know these great challenge blogs would enjoy your participation as well.

Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog - Challenge Week #391 - This sketch is simple and fun.  I hope you will come play along!

DRS Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge #204 - Silver and Gold - I used lots of gold on this card including a gold glittered frame with gold metallic string tied around it, a bow with gold metallic string, and a gold vintage button in the center of my bow.  Gold (and silver) accents are SO pretty.

Inspiration Journal - Tis The Season

Please accept my sincere thanks for visiting my blog, and most especially if you leave a comment (and/or become a new follower); and please know that I will do the very same for you.  I enjoy making new blog friends, and love seeing everyone's creations.

Have a wonderfully blessed week!
Karen

29 comments:

  1. So very festive! What a wonderful card.

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  2. Beautiful card, Karen! Love all the pretty layers! Happy Holidays!

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  3. Oh love love☕💗so so beautiful card. Great details💗

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  4. Love your card...it is stunning to look at.!

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  5. Such a beautiful card... I love all of the layers and patterns and you are the expert bow maker, aren't you?

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  6. Karen, this is beautiful! Love all your fantastic details!

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  7. I love the colors on your card, Karen. I'm a traditional colors kinda girl. :) Your bow is, as always, gorgeous! I definitely need lessons from you on making them. I also really enjoyed hearing the memories of visiting your parents. My mom loved her coffee too. However, Starbucks wasn't in our part of the country during her lifetime so what she made at home was greatly enjoyed. Thanks for the memory jog - I've enjoyed that brief trip down Memory Lane thinking of her this morning. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  8. This is A-DOR-ABLE! Love the color combo, typed sentiment banner & all the fabulous touches of gold! BRAVO ;-)

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  9. Thank you for your kind words on my blog! I think it's my first time visiting yours and I love everything I see! I love your card, all those papers that go so well together, the stitched details and of course the fabulous bow! TFS

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  10. Karen, this card is gorgeous! It's just layer after layer of holiday cheer!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  11. Very pretty. Love the details and layers. TFS

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  12. chaleureux, gourmand et charmant Karen, biz

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  13. Beautiful dimension Karen~lovely card! Your parents sound awesome ;)

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  14. Beautiful card...love everything about it, the frame, the bows the layering, the coloring, everything.

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  15. Your card design is beautiful and so is your card! LOVE the sparkle and the pretty ribbons!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  16. Oh Karen this is gorgeous - love the plaid, and the frames and how you have used them.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Karen, your card is full of traditional goodness. Love the red and gold combo! Great job!!

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  18. Wow!! What an amazing design!! I just love the festive colors and papers!! :)

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  19. Beautiful! love the vintage colors you've used!

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  20. Beautiful card. The gold glittery frame pulls you right into your focal point. Love all those papers and your design is wonderful. Bev

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  21. Your card is filled with so many beautiful details, I really LOVE it!!!

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  22. What a beautiful card! I love all the layers and the sparkle! I enjoyed reading how your love of coffee began! Thank you for your sweet and thoughtful comments on my coffee cards! It is my pleasure to participate in this blog hop - it's my sixth one and each time they get bigger and better!

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  23. What a great mix of patterns! I love it!

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  24. This is such a WOW card - love it - one of my favorites!

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  25. Super festive and beautiful!!

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  26. This is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it - esp that yummy plaid!

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  27. Karen, this is a beautiful card! Wow! The plaid, the glitter and the ribbon are just gorgeous!

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