Monday, May 14, 2012

Something Sweet

I feel like I haven't made anything "cute" lately, so I sat down and decided that I had to make something frilly, sweet, soft and "cute".  How can you go wrong with Crafty Secrets die-cuts?  They are just the most adorable images.  This darling little Crafty Secrets image looks a bit like my sweet niece, Alexa.  She lives in Minnesota, so I don't get to see her nearly as much as I would like to, but I really enjoy making things for her.  This is the cover of a mini album so that her Papa (my brother, Andy) can save her Birthday memories in this six-page album.
Here is the link to the Crafty Secrets Blog and their awesome challenge.  Check it out: - Crafty Secrets 2nd Linky Party Challenge - I made this little mini album for my niece.  It has six pages to add her Birthday photos.  This is the cover of the book.

This project is also based on a wonderful sketch that you can see on the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog by clicking on this link: - Sketch Saturday Week #207 May 12 Challenge - This sketch was truly a "challenge" for me trying to figure out just how to cut the angles to make it work.  Well worth the extra effort. - Creative Card Crew - Make Your Sentiment the Focal Point

One of my favorites - Simon Says Stamp and Show Vintage Challenge Blog I just can't resist entering this super fun challenge.  Here is the link and information: - Anything Goes

I'm also entering this project in the May Challenge at My Minds Eye Blog because I really enjoy My Mind's Eye products.  Here is the link to their blog and challenge: - May Challenge
I used several My Mind's Eye patterned papers as well as a MME sticker (Date).

What is a "Challenge Blog" if it doesn't challenge you, right?  So, let's just say that I was challenged, but very happy with the end result.  I hope the Design Teams agree with me.  I still need to get busy today on my own Design Team responsibilities.  I hope my "creative juices" are flowing.  Perhaps I better go get another iced coffee to get me through the day.

It's almost 90 degrees right now, and I just want to say that I am grateful to God for air conditioning.  I don't know what I'd do without it, and I honestly feel so bad for anyone that either doesn't have air conditioning or whose air conditioning isn't working.  I haven't hit the point in life when hot flashes set in, but I'm sure not looking forward to it.  For now, I will enjoy the air conditioning.   Ahhhhhh.

Thanks for visiting today!



  1. wowwwww Karen, this looks awesome, in such sweet colours ! Hugs, Marion

  2. Fantastic Card. Thank you for playing along at Sketch Saturday, Good luck with the draw xx

  3. Gorgeous! Definitely pretty, cute and girlie :o)

    Margaret xx

  4. You hit the nail on the head with, frilly, sweet, soft and cute!!!! Adorable. Beautiful colors, you have a beautiful gift! Oh and you are sooo right about HOT flashed, girl! Hugs, Dawn

  5. cute that vintage image..

  6. Such a cute, pretty card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  7. This is so pretty!! What a great keepsake for your niece!!!

  8. Beautiful album and I love the way you have incorporated the sketch into it.

  9. This is lovely sweetie. Gorgeous papers/image and layout. I would say the image is the focal point really though. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew this time and good luck.


  10. Hi Karen, what a beautiful card. Such a lovely image and fabulous papers and layout. Thanks so much for the lovely comments you have left for me. I would be so chuffed if you were to become a follower - I have been following you for a while now and love all your beautiful creations. Can't believe it's so hot with you, it's still like winter here. May is usually a lovely month in Scotland but not this year. It's so lovely to be able to connect with so many other Christians through blogging and I look forward to following your blog in the future. Luv & God bless, Trish x

  11. What a beautiful, sweet album cover your brother and niece will treasure for years to come!! ~ Blessings

  12. So beautiful! Love the colors and elements you used!

  13. This is so gorgeous Karen. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

    Donna x


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