Friday, May 27, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away!

Hi Everyone:  The rain has been coming down for the past couple of days and it has been chilly.  However, I refuse to turn the furnace back on....I'm just putting on more clothes.  April and May have been the wettest and coldest in this area for 50 years.  What is with all the other weather phenomenon happening all over the world, what will be next? 

Our snow pack in this area is about 110% of normal for this time of year and we have 2 rivers that converge in the center of the city, so we may have flooding if it suddenly gets hot.  The best thing right now is that the fire hazard is low and that can change around in a couple of days too.

On to more pleasant things.  My card today is a congratulations card for my hair stylist who opened his own salon last week.  He is so excited and I wish Shawn all the best.

I used the sketch from The Paper Players for my inspiration, and again I used the On the Grow stamp set.  I really am liking water colouring and this stamp set is perfect for that.

PP 48

The "flowers" were made using the Triple Doily Punch, a new style of punch that is available in the Summer Mini.  You can punch 3 different types of designs using this one about versatility.

Stamps: On the Grow (c-123077, $14.95, w – 123075 - $19.95 Summer Mini p 14), Perfect Punches (c – 120516 $21.95, w – 117022 $30.95 IB&C p 131)
Paper:  Naturals White, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Watercolor, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2, Circles #2, Markers: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso,  Aqua Painter, Modern Label Punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, 2-step Bird Punch

All the products in this card are available from Stampin' Up! and you can contact me HERE to place an order or you can shop directly from my Online Store  and have your order delivered directly to your door.  Doesn't get much easier than that.

Have a great day and until next time....



  1. Oh, Karen! This is wonderful! I LOVE what you did with the Doily Punch! Great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Wonderful card Karen, love the colors.

  3. What a great card for your stylist! Love that new punch!!

  4. So cute, Karen. I love that little scooter stamp. And your card is just super. I know he's going to love this!
    SEND SOME OF THAT RAIN TO TEXAS!!!! We are SO dry here.

  5. I'll bet Shawn will love this Karen! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!!!

  6. What a fun card today Karen. I hope all that snow melts slowly. And the weather - it reminds us daily that we are mere passengers on the gorgeous Spaceship Earth!

  7. Very fun card; I'm sure Shawn will love it! I agree with Lynn, send the rain to Texas. We haven't had a good rain in AGES! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  8. Shawn will love this!! Dont send it up here, we have been having rain for weeks. :)

  9. Karen what a great card. That is such a cute stamp set and your watercoloring is perfect.
    I know your friend will love it.

    I'm with you on this weather... went from RAIN, RAIN and more rain to 90! Crazy!

    Hope your weekend was a good one and thanks so much for leaving a comment on my card too.


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