Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Have a Beautiful Day!

Hola Chicas!!

How is your week going so far?  Mine’s been pretty busy, but a good busy.  We are slowly but surely getting everything ready to head back to Washington for the “summer” (hahaha), so that’s good, I guess.  I really should be packing all of my craft supplies that I’m taking back with me, but I just can’t bring myself to do it just yet.  It’s actually 3:00 a.m. and I woke up out of a dead sleep, having dreamt of this card.  So I figured I might as well get up and create it before I forget it in the morning.  Sick, right?!  LOL



 
I created this for the Play Date Café Color Challenge #78, as well as this week’s Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoast PDCC78 ImageStampers (CAS116 – Rule of Threes).  I created the window by using a new die that I got from Papertrey Ink last week.  It’s meant to cut out letter blocks, but I thought it would make a great window die.  And how sweet are those kids playing outside?  I just love silhouettes.  The image is from Great Impressions, and the sentiment is from A Muse Artstamps (before they became A Muse Studio).  I stitched around the outside of the window to ground it, and had to add some pretty satin ribbon, just to add to the sweet playfulness of the card.  I think there’s still a little bit of time to play along with the Play Date Café Color Challenge – and I think there’s a prize involved, so be sure and check it out!

Okay, I guess that’s enough rambling . . . think I’ll head back to bed.  LOL  Hope your day is a beautiful one, and thanks so much for stopping by today!  Oh, and before I forget, I might just have a little secret to share with you all, very, very soon.

13 comments:

Mary Dawn said...

uh. may. zing!

Julie Day said...

Beautiful Karolyn! Love the window effect :)

Fiona said...

great CAS card Karolyn :) love the silhouettes throught the window! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Jacilynn said...

you are oh so clever. love that window and the silhouettes :)
Cheers friend

Emily Leiphart said...

Karolyn, this is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect way to use those colours! I've done the same thing where I wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea. ;)

Jen W. said...

Don't think I've ever dreamt a card! LOL! Beautiful dream and card! Great idea using that die as a window. :)

Basement Stamper said...

Well, early morning stamping really works for you as this card is stunning! Love the window on it.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Karolyn! LOVE that window and the way you've framed it with stitching! Woohoo! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Fabulosity!! I LOVE that window! Such whimsy to see :) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Wow your dream stamping is a BEAUTIFUL reality! :) FABULOUS. Love this idea!

Libby Hickson said...

Love this - how fun to have the image peaking through like that. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Erin Smetak said...

Very nice! I can't believe you woke up in the middle of the night to make a card! Hilarious! Cute card though! It's sad when you dream about stamps! I think it means that you need a vacation! hahaha! Can't wait to hear what your little secret is! I fully expected to hear some fab news about you in this post!
{hugs girlfriend} You know I only want the very best for you! I HAVE to needle you a LITTLE! ;D

Linda Beeson said...

What a fun card with those children running and playing. LOVING your colors and the window design.