Tuesday, August 29, 2017


The SUO challenge this week is a blast from the past - and I am so happy to look at this card which is one of my all time favorites - because over on SCS for the color challenge today I made one of the UGLIEST cards I have ever actually uploaded.  haha, and I need to be reminded at this very moment that I really CAN stamp.  haha.  You win some you lose some, that's what I named the card - because LIFE has gotten in the way of my concentration this week - a fiery trial came our way this week and my heart and mind have been in other places, thus I made a pretty ugly card.  Sometimes life can be pretty ugly, you know? Thankfully HE makes all things beautiful in HIS time, and I am anxiously awaiting to see beauty come out of ashes...now we see through a mirror dimly - but then we shall see face to face.  So, I made this beautiful card a long time ago, and things will be beautiful again, because sorrow lasts for a night, but JOY comes in the morning.  That's it for this time my friends, Keep on fighting the good fight!! Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Sooooo.....SUO challenge got away from me a little this week.....I made this card a while ago but it fits the challenge.....gotta love that new tulip set once you get the hang of it.....I used the butterfly from a different set.....I just adore this stamp set though and that gingham paper is one of my all time favs......anyway - hope these bright and cheery tulips, (ANYTHING but tranquil.....) will cheer you up today!! Have an awesome day and keep on stampin' whilst you keep on smiling!!~ Karen

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


This card was made for both the SCS color challenge of which I am hostess this week, and the SUO Challenge Blog for birthday cards.  Isn't this a lovely color combo?  The new Powder Pink is just so gorgeous and I paired it with Sweet Sugar Plum and Mint Macaron for this soft pallette.  And YES, these new dies make a great hydrangea,,,,,so that sings to me!!!  This yummy new ribbon, and that yummy new embossing folder, so much fun to play with new toys!!!  I am edging closer to my Alaska dream.....if you are inspired go click on that SHOP 24/7 link and help me sail!!
Happy Tuesday everyone.....Until next time, Karen