Thursday, February 4, 2016


Hello, my creative peeps!  I hope you're all having a great week.  I'm looking forward to the weekend.  How about you?  We finally get a weekend where we can just stay home and relax, so that will be fun.  Well, except for the whole Super Bowl thing.  That's totally NOT my "thing".  But the rest of the family enjoys it, so I will go hide in my craft room I guess.
I stopped at Hobby Lobby this morning where I picked up My Mind's Eye On Trend 6x6 paper pad.  I immediately fell in love with these super sweet papers, but didn't quite know what to create with it.  So, I found a beautiful card on Pinterest made by a talented card-maker named Stella.  You can see her (original) version of the card (the one that inspired me) here on Stella's Blog.  I put my own twist on it, of course, but the original design is all hers.  I just might have to pick up some of the On Trend embellishments for this sweet line.

In addition to the My Mind's Eye On Trend patterned papers, I also used a white doily, a gold Sweet Dot from V's Sweet Ideas, a Sizzix leaf die-cut that I cut from vellum, and some gold sequins.  The sentiment (thanks) is from Studio Calico and was cut from gold foil paper.  I really tried to keep it simple because these papers are SO pretty.

I'm going to link my card to these challenges:

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes - I used a Sizzix Die (the leafy swag cut from vellum).

Diana M. Larson's DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Challenge #173 - Anything Valentines/Optional Thank You - I chose to share a THANK YOU card since it's optional, and after all, it's called "Thankful Thursday".

Thanks for visiting, and have a blessed week.


  1. What a pretty card Karen - I think I would be hiding in my craft room too!

  2. Beautiful design I love the mint with gold foil dotted paper, so much fun. The textures and patterns all work so well together
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #173-“Valentine” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  3. Thanks Karen for your special visit to my blog today-I love new visitors!!! Enjoyed my browse of your blog and am a new follower! ♥ Sue Kment

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the combination of the pretty papers and the doily! Your card just makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  5. Karen thank you for your wonderful compliment. You made me blush...and smile :) Your card is a jawdropper! I love it!
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  6. There you go again with your inspiring mixy-matchy paper combinations! You are truly talented!