Monday, April 13, 2015

Under My Umbrella

As I've said so many times before (and you may have noticed from my excessive use of their products), I absolutely LOVE October Afternoon.  This card was created with lots of great October Afternoon products including two different patterned papers and two of their adorable journaling cards.  One is an Umbrella School Card, and the other is a "Remember" journaling card that I turned upside down.  Don't ask me why, I just did!
This card was created based on a sweet sketch that I saw over at Sketch Saturday.  I don't play along in sketch challenges very often because I just don't feel like I'm good at it.  But I gave it a try because we're supposed to challenge ourselves, right?  I like how it turned out.  I inked my papers, and added a length (and bow) made from Red Chevron Striped Twill.  I also added a button to one of the journaling cards and ran a bit of Oyster Baker's Twine through the button holes.  Pretty simple card, really.  This is the sketch I followed:
These are the challenges where I will be sharing this card:
Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog - Challenge #356 - Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says "April Showers and/or Spring Flowers" - I just LOVE this sweet challenge.  This card focuses more on the April Showers, and has a cute Umbrella Journaling Card.

Craft-Dee Bowz April Challenge - Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow  I've always wanted a bow maker, but for now I muddle through on my own.

Perfectly Rustics Challenge - Challenge #45 - Remember - You will see my REMEMBER journaling card (it's upside down) at the bottom of my card.  We lost my sister in October, and I send all four of her kids cards every month with simple little reminders to help them (remember Mom).

Lia Stampz - Challenge #87 - Use Ribbon
Thanks for visiting me today.  I always enjoy the sweet things you have to say about my cards.  I feel SO blessed, and hope you know that I'm truly grateful for each of you who visits and leaves a comment.
My Cup Runneth Over,


  1. What a fun card Karen - love that you put the word Remember upside down.

  2. Karen, I just love your sweet card! That image is just too adorable and you've showcased it perfectly on this card! I can't imagine you not being good at anything when it comes to paper play. I always enjoy seeing your lovely creations!

  3. I love this. It's so cute. I even like the upside down word. I'm glad you placed it that way.

  4. OMGosh this is so cute. I love the image and that chevron red bow is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ this month! Hugs, Gail

  5. Gorgeous card Karen! The design is wonderful and I love the sweet image you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. I've always been a big fan of October Afternoon, too, however I don't seen to have much in my stash anymore. You nailed the sketch and created one beautiful card... love that Umbrella card... so cute!!! ... and a great match on the ribbon... perfect!!!

  7. This is so cute! Your image is adorable, and I love your bow and button embellishments! Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

  8. Adorable vintage card and what a perfect bow!

    I'd love to see your project on LiaStampz too. This time the theme is RIBBON. Here is the link if you want to come play with us:

  9. Great card love all the vintage embellishments . Your choice of ribbon and Bow was perfect for your card .

    God Bless

  10. Love your card, Karen! The colors, ribbons, paper - everything is just adorable. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sketch Saturday. I'm so glad I visited your blog! Cathy xx

  11. I love your gingham paper and lush bow with this vintage image. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. You must do it more often - you ARE good at it!!! Hugs, Lesley

  12. Dearest Karen,
    WOW you've totally made me teary..... what a gorgeous thing to do to send your nieces and nephews cards at the anni of your sister... their mum! AMAZING!!!! What a great card, wonderful colours and fun elements! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics,
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  13. Well given that you don't like sketches, you did super well - great take on the sketch! Gorgeous card, I love the gingham and the whole fun look of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  14. Adorable Karen, j'aime cette jolie image vintage, biz

  15. Fab project, love the vintage feel and the bow is lovely.Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  16. Awesome card, love the colours you have used and your bow! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  17. love the ribbon design and the card! thanks for sharing Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  18. Dear lovely Karen,
    we all LOVED your card and had to pick it as our Runner's Up this last challenge!!! Such a wonderful creation you made!! Thanks again for playing with us at Perfectly Rustics, oh don't forget to grab your badge!!
    Smiles Sharnee and the Perfectly Rustics Team! :)

  19. I just love that gingham ribbon!! So glad you could join us at LiaStampz!


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