Monday, May 16, 2016

So Very Blessed

Like most of you, I love making cards and playing along in challenges.  I rarely win anything, but I enjoy the creative process and linking my cards anyway.  However, this week I realy got lucky.  My name was randomly drawn at Papertrey Ink for a $75 gift certificate, and I was over the moon excited.  It didn't take me but a minute to spend the money because their stuff is AMAZING!  So, while I don't win often, I sure am grateful when I do.  I can hardly wait to get my new goodies.
I had some time today to create a couple of cards.  Both of these were, in one way or another, "lifted" from Melissa Phillips; whose work I love.  I always try to put my own spin on it when I recreate other artists' work, and I'm happy with how they turned out.
This first one was created using Crate Paper Oh Darling, and the second card was created using Crate Paper Market Place items among other bits and bobbits I had on hand; but both are primarly Crate Paper creations.  I want to play along in a few challenges, so these cards will allow me to do just that.  The first card uses Bubble Gum Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the second card uses their Teal Baker's Twine.  I love how baker's twine can add such a lovely touch to any card or project.

Here's where I'm linking up:

Sketch Saturday - Week #412 - The oval on my card is a little bit burried with all the other goodies layered on top, but the second card is the one I created following this week's sketch.

I can't thank you enough for stopping by to say hello and take a peek at my cards.  I love reading your comments, and look forward to visiting your blog to see what you've created this week.



  1. Very impressive design and colors...beautiful!

  2. Both cards are just magnificent! How fun to win such an awesome prize. I've been wanting to get my hands on some Papertrey ink product! Way to go, Karen!!!

  3. What pretty cards Karen - you really do do shabby chic and feminine perfectly

  4. Congrats on your win!! How fun to have that much to spend at PTI. I agree, their products are amazing!! Love your cards. They are gorgeous. Have a wonderful week!!

  5. your card is so pretty in those soft colors - and congrats on your win at PTI - if i ever won i'd probably faint!! and thanks for the kind comment on my blog - i'll try to enter those challenges - but not this week as i am visiting my daughter - no stamps!

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. So pretty
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  8. Your cards are always a highlight to my day when I visit your sweet blog, Karen! Your card is adorable and I wish I could take lessons from you on layering. You do it so well!! Congrats on your PTI win too!!!

  9. Gorgeous cards Karen, and congrats on your win at Papertrey Ink! Thanks for following my blog, and I am now your newest follower too! :)

  10. Congrats on your win and shopping spree! What a blessing! Love your recent cards!

  11. quelle chance Karen, je t'envie, leur matériel est superbe, félicitation. ta carte est très belle comme a chaque fois, biz