Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stampin' Up! Open House this Weekend

Hi Everyone:  Do you have the New Catalogue Open House on your calendar for this weekend?  If not, then contact me here for all the information.  It's sure to be a fun products, new samples, make and take and door prizes.  Don't miss out.

Now for great news...  Two of my BBF and I have played scrabble for 25 years, complete with scrabble trophy and we do have fun.  We have a scrabble tournament about 4 times a year and make a day of it, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and fun.  In the past we have played up to 9 games but now it seems like we can only handle about 5 games in one day.  Do you think age has anything to do with it?  Anyways, today was one of our scrabble tournament days.  I finally won the scrabble tournament after all this time...YEAH  ...maybe I'm getting smarter. LOL.

Even though there are times for celebrations, there is also times for sadness.  My card today is a sympathy card for a friend whose father passed away quite recently.

Stamps: . Very Vintage Wheel (117693 $10.50 - IB&C p 147) Thanks for Caring (2011 Occasions Mini)

Paper: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls

This card is also for the Mojo Monday 203

Enjoy the rest of your day and until next time...



  1. No I don't think it is age I think it is an ever expanding vocabulary.
    Your combination of colours is lovely today Karen. How is it not having to get up at the same time each day?

  2. I think its because you've added a new word to your vocabulary - RETIREMENT! Beautiful card, love the color combo.

  3. Oh wow! I love your take on this sketch!

  4. wow is right, this is a beautiful card.

  5. I love this black and yellow together! And the stamp is gorgeous!

  6. Congratulations, Karen, you Scrabble Champ you!!
    Word games are big in our family, too!!

    I love your delicate sympathy design! Such a lovely card!!

  7. I wish I lived closer Karen I would be at your Open House with bells on. Your card today is so lovely. The black/white/yellow combination is such a beautiful combination as is your stamp and embossing selection for this sympathy card. I love it!

  8. OMG Karen! I love this card! It is perfection!!! The colors are beautiful!


  9. Congrats on winning the scrabble tournament! Your sympathy card is beautiful! The Very Vintage wheel created the perfect border.

  10. Congrats on the scrabble tournament! The card is very beautiful! Sympathy cards are the hardest for me - you have done a lovely job.

  11. Karen LOVE your sympathy card. The colors work beautifully together I really like the wheel as a BG at the bottom. The butterflies are gorgeous in yellow! I do have the vintage wheel and haven't used it in ages...thanks for the inspiration to get it out.
    Congrats on the scrabble tournament too! Whoo hoo. I stink at scrabble... not that I don't know how to spell, but we usually play a fews a year with my friend and her husband always comes up with those "scrabble dictionary" words... where I say 'use it in sentence'.... yeah right!
    Thanks too for all your great comments on my blog. I'm sooooooo far behind lately..??? Guess it's just AGE with me! Hugs


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