Thursday, June 10, 2010


Hi Kids!

I received some news yesterday that has me bursting at the seams with excitement!  My Have a Beautiful Day card – the one I made for the Fun With Fabric Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World blog – was chosen as one of the winning submissions!!!  Shut the front door!!  Right?!  You have no idea how thrilled I was to get that amazing news . . . I feel as though I’ve cracked the code to the secret of life.  LOL  Yeah, I know . . . that’s a bit of a stretch.  But to me, at that moment, that’s how I felt!  So, hopefully very soon, I’ll be receiving a fancy schmancy blinkie for my blog that I will very proudly display for all the world (or just my blogging buddies – hehehe) to see!

Hello Floral Challenge

I created another card today that I made for the CARDS Magazine Blog Challenge – to showcase floral designer paper.  You all don’t really know me that well (well, some of you do . . . hehehe), but designer paper, more specifically foral designer paper, is my absolute obsession!!   I have mountains and mountains of designer paper – and I love every stitch of it.  Today’s card features some new DP from Pebbles, Inc. called May Flowers.  Isn’t it so sweet?  I adore the color palette and the scale of the images.  I love how it’s so graphic, yet soft and sweet.  It totally appeals to my straight line tendancies.  The other two papers are also from the same line.  I love it when everything coordinates.  Pretty simple design, but I really, really like it.  Is that bad?  LOL  The sentiment is from a new set of clear stamps that I got from The Stamps of Life called Hello to You.  Cute, huh?  The two-tone twine is some that I picked up at Impress the other day – I really like that, too! The layout was inspired by a card that I saw on Kimberly Crawford's blog the other day.

STAMPS:  Hello to You (The Stamps of Life)
INK:  Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
PAPER:  May Flowers (Pebbles, Inc.), Soft Stone CS (Papertrey Ink)
ACCESSORIES:  Baker’s Twine (Impress), Ocean Tides Button (Papertrey Ink), Double Embossed Dotted Lace Edger Punch (EK Success), Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)

That’s it for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to have a few more cards to share with you before the weekend is up.


Patti J said...

Wahoo!!! Congratulations Karolyn! What a fun way to start your day!!! Your card IS wonderful, dear girl! Way to go!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Congratulations Karolyn soooo well deserved hun!!! Beautiful card tooo sweetie!!!!


Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Woohoo! Way to go, Karolyn! Your butterfly card totally rocked, you deserved the win! Today's card is darling, too!

Maria Matter said...

so excited for you Karolyn!!!!! Congrats, your fabic butterfly is GORGEOUS!!!!

beautiful card today too sweetie, you never disappoint! :)
hope you're enjoying your day!
Hugs & blessings!

Kathy Martin said...

Such a sweet and pretty card! Love those papers! :)

Nic Hazelett said...

EEEEK!!!! Git-r-done girl!!!!! LOVE the card. Congrats!! woot woot!!!

Erin Smetak said...

Woot!!!!!! I am SO SO SO excited for you Ms. Karolyn!!!!! That is awesome beyond words!!!!!!! Hugs to you!!! And CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terri said...

I have been MIA, so I am going to leave all my oooohs and ahhhhhs in one comment, lol.

First, congrats on your latest winning submission...that card was nothing short of A-mazing! Look at you, using all that go girl! BTW, will that card fit in an envelope, lol!

The doilie card was spectacular, you definitely know how to rock those punches, unlike me who is punch "challenged"!

So happy you are getting those well deserved shout outs...I really do think you have broken the code! Keep up the beatiful work, love lookin' at your stuff!

Rachel D said...

Belated congrats on your win. I love this card, too. The paper has the look of vintage fabric and the card is so cheery.

naturecoastcrafter said...

Karo, this one is a favorite for me. I just love the colors and the design! Well done. You're really becoming a paperworld name!

Justine said...

OH Girlie you are so making in the big time!! Congratulations
This card is adorable. Love the contrast of the flowers and stripes and the fresh colors are beautiful