Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Feeling "Sketchy"

This week, I had the pleasure of discovering Tami Mayberry's Stamps and I absolutely fell in love with them.  I hope you will click on the link and check out all of her adorable stamps.  Tami also founded Card Positioning Systems where you can find all kinds of intriguing and challenging sketches to work with.  I decided to play along in the current challenge there, and really had fun with her sketch.  I'm sure she would love to have you stop by and play along.

http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/05/reader-ideas-week-5202012.html - Card Positioning Systems - Challenge #266

Here is the sketch that got me "Feeling Sketchy":
And here is my card:

http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/05/challenge-140-ephesians-429.html - Challenge #140 - Layering Patterned Papers.  This challenge just happens to also be sponsored by Tami Mayberry Stamps, so I would be so thrilled to win.

I'm also entering this card in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp.
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/simon-saysclean-simple.html - Clean & Simple

And, Simon Says Stamp & Show Vintage Challenge Blog:
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/05/simon-says-stamp-and-show-summer.html - Summer Holiday - Our family LOVES to bicycle in the summer.

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-67-participants.html - Papertrey Ink Make it Monday - Combining Patterned Papers

http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/2012/05/coffee-in-jar-sure.html  - Gift Giving - This card was made for my girlfriend who I love to bicycle with.  Since my foot surgery, I've been unable to bike with her, but I know we will be back out on the road together soon.  I didn't use a Stampendous product on this project, but not because I don't LOVE them.  They truly have amazing products, and I'm sure you could find something lovely if you contact her through her link above.

Yesterday was my first day back in the pool since my surgery, and it felt SO GOOD to swim. I haven't attempted bicycling yet, but I know I'm getting stronger every single day. I guess that being 40 something doesn't lend itself to as quick a recovery as one would like; and especially in the foot. I was encouraged yesterday to know that it's not just me - it's just a slow recovery process.

I thank you for stopping by today, and hope you're all doing well, and that you're counting your blessings.

My Cup Runneth Over,


  1. Gorgeous Karen!! I love that stamp!! Fabulous work as always!

    Glad to hear you are getting better! I dread my foot surgery! I don't like the thought of not moving around!! :(

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  2. I love your take on the sketch, Karen. Blessings!

  3. I am your newest follower. :) I am glad that you were able to get moving around a little. I love your card & the colors that you used. We have SO many blessings to count, don't we?

  4. This is so nice Karen!!! I am a big fan of the colors you chose! Wasn't this a fun sketch?!

  5. Hi Karen - thanks for your lovely comments you left on my blog (paper, card & stamps) I have just become a follower of your blog.
    Your take on the CPS sketch is wonderful. I love the image on your card - I too love to ride my bike!
    take care - Janet

  6. Oh how I love the bike and the great colors you used, nice use of that CPS sketch.

  7. oh super take on the sketch Hun,and one,brilliant card you have created,the image of that bike is super love the,papers,you have used too hugs Cherylxxx

  8. A fabulous card, a great design and stunning colours and papers..............I love you image!!

    Thanks so much for joining us the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  9. Hello Karen. Such a lovely card. Great papers and love the Sketch, fab image too. Hope you are ok.
    Love Sandra xxx

  10. Hi Karen! Thanks you for the wonderful comment you left on my blog. I'd love to follow both your challenge blog & this blog. I can't wait to enter your future card challenges. Cheers =)

  11. Great layering of your papers, and I love that bike stamp! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  12. Hi Karen! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I am following your blog now.
    You made a truly beautiful card. I just love the colors. I hope you have a speedy recovery so you can go cycling soon!


  13. This is fantastic Karen! I love how the card has personal meaning to you! I am so glad to know that you are doing better! Do be patient, you want to heal well! Glad to know you're out and about more though, I'm sure it feels good!

  14. trop chou ton style vintage, biz

  15. this is SO lovely!!!! thanks for joining us at CPS! i love tami's stamps too! :)

  16. Fantastic - great job with the sketch too! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  17. This is lovely. Beautiful color combination. Thanks for playing with us over at Stampendous.


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