Thursday, February 24, 2011

2 - Cards in 1 - Post

Hi Everyone and I hope you are staying warm.  The sun is shining today, but it is bitterly cold with the wind chill.  Is it ever going to be Spring?  

I have two cards for you today, one is for our blogging group, Tangled Up in Creativity and is hosted this month by Becky.  The theme was Vintage Summer Time, so I combined with the Pals Paper Players 82  where scallops are to be featured.

Stamps: Pedaling Past (2010 – Summer Mini), Elements of Style (w-118611 - $33.95, c – 120045 - $24.95 (IB&C – p 133)
Paper:  Whisper White Textured and Smooth, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Wild Wasabi DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Owl Punch, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim (carried forward from Holiday Mini), Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die, Circles #2 Original Dies, Modern Label punch, Pearls, Victoria Crochet Trim, Distressing Tool Kit

I came across another use for the 2-step Owl punch and yes, you can make roses using this punch.  Valita's blog has a video tutorial on how to accomplish this and you can check it out HERE.

The second card I have is a for a co-worker whose daughter just had a Baby girl.  Barb is already Grandma to 2 little boys who live in another Province and this little Grand Daughter lives in the same town.

This card is based on a sketch at Paper Players for their challenge of the week. I know they would be happy if you played along.  You can check it out HERE


Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (w- 115370, $45.95, IB&C p 157), Forest Friends (w-113748 - $17.95 p 93 IB&C)
Paper:  Whisper White Textured and Smooth, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink DSP, Marina Mist DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Grey, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Original Dies, Modern Label punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Rosettes, Pretty in Pink marker

Bambi and Thumper are so cute for Babies and I think they are promoting the movie Bambi right now.  My grandson, though, is not too high on this movie because Bambi is left all alone in the woods.  As he gets older, he will realize that life sometimes is cruel, but there are always friends and other loved ones that can be there for you.  Enough with philosophy for the day.

PS, if you are wondering if I found what I was looking for, no I didn't.  It is likely gone to the recycling depot.  Oh well, that's what I get for cleaning up my office.

So, until next time....



  1. Good morning Karen,
    Your cards are delightful! How correct is the sentiment - life is measured in moments.
    Enjoy your weekend in Vancouver.

  2. Oh. I have always thought that the Forest Friends was just a darling set! Love the flowers you used on both of these cards as well. I often lose things...and go 1/2 out of mind trying to find them!

  3. Both of these cards are just beautiful Karen. I love visiting Valita's blog for fancy flower inspiration. I love your Forest Friends take on the great sketch....

  4. I love both cards. I especially like the image you used in the second card although the first card is my favorite.

  5. Both are lovely...I'm still trying to think of a Summer Vintage card!

  6. Karen both cards are just perfect. The Forest Friends are one of my favorites for babies or little ones birthdays.
    The Vintage Summer Time is beautiful and love the color combo. thanks for the to the rose tut... so cool. One more thing to love the owl punch for! Hugs.

  7. Both cards are lovely! Love the baby animals and baby soft colors on the Bambi card. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

  8. Love the vinage feel of the first, and the Bambi feel of the second! :)

  9. I love both cards! The color combination on the first gives such a vintage feel. However, the "Bambi" card is just adorable!

  10. Karen, both cards are fabulous! However, the baby card is adorable. It brought a smile to my face just looking at it. I love the way you created the woodsy feel with the horizontal stamping. Fabulous card. So pleased you joined the Paper Players this week

  11. Hi Karen!
    I love the card you created with the sketch at the paper Players! Those little animals are so sweet! Your baby card is delightful!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players!!!

  12. Both cards are beautiful! I love that big rose on the first and the layout of the second is wonderful. It's too hard to pick a favorite.

  13. Karen both of your cards are beautiful! The color combo on both is fabulous and I just love your details. I am in awe of your perfect cutting on the Forest Friends card...WOW!

  14. What wonderful cards!! I love that first one with the gorgeous layered blossom and muted colors!!

  15. Both of your cards are adorable! Love the pretty flower.


  16. Great card - I love the flower!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  17. Cute cards and great blog!! I'm your newest follower via the SC discussion. I'm #344 on the list. Thanks for sharing.
    Carrie Sampsel

  18. I adore BOTH of these cards, Karen!! What a great job you did on them and they are so fun and springy!

  19. Karen - I just love the vintage cards! You did a great job with the challenge, they both are very fun!


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