Friday, July 1, 2016

A Quiet Happy Day

My house is so quiet today that I can actually hear myself thinking, and that's a scary thing.  When I'm left alone, my mind quickly goes to ice cream, coffee and card-making.  I've already had one vanilla latte today, and I'm sure to make a Starbucks run this afternoon.  I haven't hit the ice cream yet, but I have been in my craft room making cards today.  This quiet I'm experiencing is becoming common place around here as the kids continue to grow and spread their wings.  I'd better keep making cards, or I'm likely to become as big as the wide side of a barn eating ice cream and drinking lattes all day....LOL
I created this card with one of my nieces in mind.  She could use a little extra encouragement, so I will be sending her this card.  I tried to keep it flat enough to mail while still keeping it interesting.  I used some new Pebbles Spring Fling patterned papers, journalling card and 3-D cardboard embellishment.  I love the gold foil accents on these papers. I stamped a PTI background sentiment at the bottom of my card, and added some sequins, washi tape and baker's twine.  I also machine stitched around the edges in cream.

I'm sharing this card in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Simon Says "Tic-Tac-Toe" - I made to tic-tac-toe straight across the top by using SEQUINS, GOLD and STAMP.  I also had a tic-tac-toe going down the right side with STAMP, CARDBOARD, WASHI.  See details/products used listed above in detail.

Thank you for visiting, and have a blessed day!



  1. I love your mix of elements, Karen, and I know this card will be treasured! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. How beautiful, Karen--love how you put everything together! I'm sure it will bring your niece a smile! Woof from Fritz to Belle!

  3. Love the gorgeous rosette and the foil lettering. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Your niece will love it.
    When I am alone I always think cream with cake, coffee and
    Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!
    Crafting with Creative M

  5. This is beautiful, Karen.
    Em x

  6. This is lovely, Karen. Beautifully designed. I love the die cut sentiment and the soft, pretty colors. Thanks for your visit to my blog and the encouraging words. I hope you have a Joy-filled day. :)

  7. This is beautiful Karen! I so love the sentiment and I'm sure your niece will love it too. My kids are grown too but I have nieces with me at home so it's still loud. I don't keep ice cream at home for this very reason. Thanks for always leaving me such lovely comments. I so appreciate them. Hugs, Robin

  8. really wise advice! It's just right to your card which has so many cute detail to explore.