Monday, August 3, 2015

Heartwarming Vintage Sweetness

Hello, crafty friends!  I have been on a bit of a "time out" from crafting lately.  Since our daughter's wedding and trip across the country, we've also been to California; and then this past weekend I went to Arizona with our older daughter.  More travelling!  So needless to say, my crafting time has been very limited.
I did, however, find some time to create this little card.  As you may already know, I'm a lover of all things shabby sweet, vintage, and pretty.  I created this little card using a few of my favorite things, including a Crafty Secrets image.  Isn't she adorable?  I also added a large vintage cream doily (cut in half), an October Afternoon sticker tab (to which I added a Melissa Frances rub-on for the word kindness), some tiny little pearl stickers (look, they're crooked!), some machine stitching, a seam binding bow, some jute, sweet little sequins in pink and white, and a miniature pear-shaped rusty safety pin that holds a Papertrey Ink tiny tag with the word "enjoy".
I'm definitely going to share my card in a few challenges, including these fun places:

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage - August Linky Party - I used a sweet Crafty Secrets little girl cut-out from one of their Heartwarming Vintage Cuts.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes"

Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #80 - Sequins And/Or Beads - I used pink and white sequins - they're SO sweet.

It's so nice to have you visit my blog today, and I really do appreciate you leaving me a comment.  It will help me to find your blog so that I can stop by and see what you've been creating this week.

Bless you,


  1. Sweet card Karen - love that image and the accessories are perfect for her.

  2. As always, your card is gorgeous and your bows! Wow! You are the Queen of Beautiful Bows!! Thanks for your friendship. You are a true blessing.

  3. so very adorable I love the vintage look as well. so glad to see you got into your craft room. have a wonderful week.
    God bless

  4. this is a beautiful vintage card :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  5. such a lovely card..beautiful details..thanks for sharing at Pile It On

  6. Karen - so sweet and just a delight!! Love it! Thanks for stopping by with this lovely card at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. Oh yes, I love the adorable image and what you have done with pretty!!! Sounds like you have had a busy, but wonderful summer!! Thank you for joining us at "Crafty Secrets" for our "August linky challenge"!!
    Diane CS DT

  8. What a pretty card, Karen. The Crafty Secrets image is super cute. I also love the sequins as well.

  9. Hi, Karen! What a darling card! The papers, the focal image, the sequins and gorgeous bow make this a stunner! Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Crafty Secrets August Linky Challenge and Blog Hop!

  10. Hi Karen, it sounds like you are having a fun summer. Your card is adorable with the perfect amount of shabby vintage charm you added! Love how you tied in the colors. Thanks for sharing and joining in our August Linky Party.


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