Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thank You SSC 216

Hi Everyone:  Another post this week.  I am outdoing myself.  Actually I have been playing in my stamping spot this week and yesterday had to take a break and clean up..YUK.

First, though before I get to posting my card for this week's Stamping 411 challenge, I would like to share  that I was a Pals Paper Arts challenge winner.  I am so pleased as this type of recognition really inspires me to create. 

Now, on to my card for the Stamping 411 challenge.  This is also a Thank You card for one of my lake girlfriends.

Stamps: Nature’s Pace (c – 122662 $21.95, w – 122660 $30.95 IB&C p129)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mocha Morning DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Designer Frames, Vintage Trinkets, Pearls, Distressing Essentials, Markers
Technique: Distressing, Embossing

I also used the one of the new Designer Frames which adds that special something to an image or sentiments.  You can either choose the side that is embossed or debossed depending upon the look you are trying to achieve.

So that's it for today, now I better get up from this computer and go do something else.  Oh, the life of retirement.  Until next time....



  1. Beautiful card! AND CONGRATS on being a winner at Pals Paper Arts! How exciting.

  2. I was going to write exactly what Lynn wrote on she got here first but, your card is beautiful. Love the torn paper. Kudos for winning the challenge.

  3. This is very pretty! I love your color choice and the stamp set you used!

  4. Nice job, Karen -- love how you tore around the frame -- great touch! Thanks so much for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  5. Lovely card Karen, nice design. And congratulations.

  6. Karen I really like your rich combination of colours for your thank you card. Very Nice!

  7. Congratulations on the win Karen. Your thank you card today is just gorgeous. I love the distressed and torn edges. Very pretty colours and image too!

  8. I love how you framed the stamped image! Gorgeous distressed look, Karen!

  9. Karen love your card and especially like how you showcased the focal point in the frame. So pretty and those pearls are the icing on the cake.
    Congrats again on your win at PPA! You go girl!

  10. Congrats on your challenge win! Love this card Karen


  11. What a sensational layout on this beautiful card, Karen!! Wonderful work!!


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