Monday, December 26, 2011

All Things Bright & Beautiful

I absolutely LOVE Christmas, and all that it entails.  But I must admit that I am ready to start making some other cards and projects.  So, when I found out about these challenges, I decided to enter them, and to make/enter something a bit less "Christmasy".  I'm sure you can all relate to this.  I'm not finished with winter projects, just taking a break for today anyway.

Simple Stories has so many amazing lines.  This card was made primarily from their Summertime line, along with Bo Bunny double dots paper, a Jenni Bowlin journaling card and ruler sticker, a Kaiser Crafts rub-on, some buttons, and my much-loved hand-made scrunched seam binding (which I seem to be outting on everything these days).  I also machine stitched on this card which is another touch that I just love.

I'm entering it at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, Paper Playtime and The Shabby Tea Room.  You can read about these wonderful challenges by clicking on the following links. - Let's Play BINGO (I used ribbon/seam binding, gems/buttons, and sparkle (hard to see, but it's there as I glittered the edges of the green leaves). - #94 A Colorful New Year (I used red, green, blue, and yellow) - #63 Say it With Sentiments - My Sentiment is "Thinking of You"

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're not too busy cleaning up the Christmas wrapping and trim.  I also hope that each of you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.



  1. This is a beautiful card Karen. I love the gorgeous colours. I hope you had a wonderful family Christmas. I absolutely love Christmas with my family, we had 18 this year at my Mammy and Daddy's house. Its a great big nosey occasions with plenty of laughter, food and fun. A typical Irish family really! Lee xx

  2. What a fabulously creative card Karen L. :) I have become a member.

  3. This card is a breath of fresh air! So cheerful and happy. Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

  4. I agree, I'm ready for some things alittle less Christmasy also. Your card had beautiful colors and I love all the added details you added. Very nice it spring yet?

  5. This is so pretty!!! I LOVE the colours! So pretty!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Love this card. It's super happy and the patterns are wonderful! Thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment on my blog (Zoë’s scrapbooking corner) it was so very appreciated - I needed it actually ;)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Karen!! Love all those papers!

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! :) And Happy New Year to you and your family!


  8. What a fun card. The colors make me think of warm weather.

  9. What an really cute and fun card! Love your cute little sentiment beneath and to the right of the flowers!


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