Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some Fun News, A Card, and Vacation!

Hola Chicas!

I'm practicing for our upcoming vacation to Cabo.  When you read this, hubby and I, and eight of our friends will be headed to Cabo San Lucas for a week of rest, relaxation, sunshine, lounging by the pool, and eating until we puke.  Well . . . maybe we won't puke, but I'm going to enjoy every single minute of our vacation!  So, if you don't hear from me for a while, that's why.

STAMPS:  Precious Baby Boy (Hero Arts), Scalloped Borders (Hero Arts), Diamond Stitched Background (Rubbernecker)
INK:  Versamark, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Spring Rain (PTI)
PAPER:  Men of Life DP (PTI), White CS (Neenah), Pure Poppy CS (PTI), Spring Rain CS (PTI)
ACCESSORIES:  Circle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Janome Sew Mini, White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Spring Rain Gingham Ribbon (PTI), Wood Button (PTI), Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Glue Dots, Library Clip (SU), 3-D Dots (EK Success), Copic Markers

I thought I'd leave you with another sweet little card that I  made with the "Precious Baby Boy" clear stamp
set by Hero Arts. (Sorry, it appears that ABC Toys has sold out of this set - if you want it, drop Julie an email [].  She might be able to order it in for you.)  I was inspired by a card that I saw in the most recent Card Creations magazine by Carolyn King (I think it's on page 30).  I loved the layout, and knew that the "Precious Baby Boy" set would work perfectly with it.  I also used another Hero Arts set that is very quickly becoming one of my most favorite, go-to sets - Scalloped Borders.  This will be another card that I can add to my future grandson's stash.

Before I head off to Cabo, I really wanted to share another "happy dance" moment - THIS card was picked as the "Featured Designer" card over at Our Creative Corner.  They always have such fun challenges over there, and I've been stalking them for quite awhile.  Finally got the courage to submit a card for one of them, and was ever so thrilled to find that they liked my card.  You all should check them out, too - fun stuff, I tell ya!

I'll pre-schedule my ABC Toys & Crafts post for next Tuesday - the team has something really special planned for you all next week, so be sure and stop by to see for yourselves, especially if you're looking for ideas to make some fun and unique Valentine's Day gifts.  I think there might be some prizes, but don't quote me on that!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hasta la vista, baby!


Gwen said...

Darling, darling card!! perfect for a vacation send off! hope you have a fab time & oh...hope you don't puke!!!:O

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adorable! Congratulations on the win. Enjoy your vacation!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

What a sweet card, Karolyn! Have a fantastic vacation!

Diana said...

WOW, love this card. The color scheme and the design are just PERFECT! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Erin Smetak said...

This card is fantastic!

Have a WONDERFUL time in Cabo!!!! I can't wait to see pictures! LOL!

Congrats on your card being chosen for Our Craft Corner, or whatever it was called! Now you just need to submit your card for publication!!! You'll get in a mag, you're way too talented not to!

Hugs my friend!

Justine said...

I love this Karolyn and you really do make those borders look like so much fun!! Enjoy your Holiday

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Karolyn! Hope you're having fun in Cabo (so jealous lol). Great work on the card today!!