Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cards, cards, cards!

Hello to all who visit~  Thank you for taking time to stop in!
We are truly in the midst of Spring weather in Colorado.  Rain, (whew! : )  Hail : (
and cloudy and cool; with some warmer temps dotting the state as well.

I just wanted to share some cards I made this week-end; and may I say - 'just in the nick of time!'
 I found I needed 2 birthday cards and a graduation card . . . NOW!     (that's what I get for procrastinating : /
 So I got to work and was able to create some quick cards, and  thought I would post them today.

This is a tag card I made for my mothers birthday package~
The birds, flowers and cage were "fussy cut" from Bo Bunny papers (which are so pretty!)  and the film strip is also a BB product~
The vintage look white papers on the tag and base are from 49 & Market.  I just recently found these papers and I love love them!
 There's also some seam binding and silk ribbon.
 I used 'pop dots' sticky adhesive squares to make the bird cut-out stand out.

And here is a graduation card I kind of  quickly put together! but I like how it turned out.  I have a harder time with "guy" cards ; J  and I'm so glad I had  the Top Hat embellishment from my dear friend Marylou; as it was a big help in giving me a jump off point! She created that using black embossing powder on kraft cardstock~

 And below is a birthday card that needs to be mailed!  The white papers (tags) are from the above named 49 & Market (thru Scrapbook Diaries.)  The vintage looking paper on the main body is some very old K & Company papers. Long ago discontinued; but still remain my favorites~  I stamped all over this card! Getting a bit carried away but was still happy with the end results.  A bit of cheese cloth and soft silky ribbon for a double bow~
I am NOT a fast crafter,  but managed to get 3 cards done in (almost:) one day!       So waaahooo : ) 

The white trim edging is punched, the teeny flowers hand made, and the birds are a rub-on.  [Yes! rub ons are still around! LOL  But if they get old, are often unusable - - so get going with those rub-ons friend: ]

Thank you for stopping in!
I hope you know it means so much to me~
Wishing you God's blessings throughout the week : )


  1. I absolutely adore your cards Karen, especially the masculine one .. brilliant!! Bet your dear mother adored the tag card, it is so gorgeous as is the other feminine card. Love the vintage look and the bird themes on both. Your graduation card is stunning .. for someone who has 'a hard time' with masculine cards, you certainly rocked this one. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog and over at Megs Garden blog. I know the girls there really appreciate your comments too. As you know, I haven't done much lately what with being on holiday and then getting sick but I'm feeling a whole lot better now and am getting back into my craft room again. Yayy!! Enjoy your weekend. hugs xx

    1. Hello there Marge! Am so glad to hear you are 'on the mend!' I appreciate you taking time to visit here friend : ) and so glad you liked my cards~
      I love to visit your blog! and I also love stopping in @ Megs; as often as I can. The work there is so beautiful and always inspiring! I hope to see some creations from you soon ; ) and have a great week-end ahead! Hugs, Karen O

  2. Hello Karen. What beautiful cards you have created. Anyone would be thrilled to receive them. I love the muted colors and the papers and embellishments that you have chosen. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sue

    1. Hi there Sue, So thankful you stopped in! and appreciate your comments always my friend~
      Have a wonderful week-end ahead; and remember your sun-screen! : ) LOL as I'm guessing you will be out doors?
      Enjoy the labors of your beautiful garden, Karen

  3. Good afternoon from Denmark, to you, dear Karen.
    It sounds like you still have a very weird weather ,there. Here we have sun and also warm temp. but not hot. We miss a little rain, as it is all so dry!
    I`m so in love with your cards, dear, tha tag for your mother is filled with sweetness and romance, -adoraBLE papers !! The graduation card is wonderful and surely maskulin, with the clocks and the top hat, and oh your card to be send is so very lovely. It holds all I love , the soft beautifully stamped background with your handmade flowers,the cheese cloth, and birds.
    You had your muse visiting , creating 3 so beautiful cards.
    I hope your week has been good, and wish you a most wonderful weekend.
    Hugs to you my dear friend.
    Dorthe, xx

    1. Hello Hello to you Dorthe!
      Thank you for stopping in dear friend~ I am always so happy to see you : )
      Thanks for the sweet comments on my cards; they are something I love to do~ I have had a pretty good week Dorthe; and keeping busy helps me a lot. I hope to be in a cleaning muse this week-end! LOL as I have much to do. Bless you friend, Karen

  4. Hi Karen,
    These are just so lovely! I especially LOVE the tag style cards with the sweet little edgings and embellishments. They will be cherished I am sure! I hope to find some time to explore card making. It just looks like something I would enjoy doing.
    :) Linda

    1. Hi Linda! and thank you so much! for taking time to stop in and see my cards~
      They are something I love to do when I can find inspiration : ) I just know you
      would do it well~ I'm still in awe over that 'custom' shirt you created! Amazing. Enjoy the week-end ahead friend~ Karen

  5. Hi Karen, Love all three of your pretty card designs. Love the tag style too. You have great talent and everything you pull together is spectacular. Such a creative mind you are blessed with my friend. Happy June! xo

    1. Thank you so much Celeste!!! I appreciate your encouragement~ And happy June to you too! We've had such hail that I've yet to put out any Annuals! (it's true:) But perhaps this week after work I'll go shopping ; )
      Hope you are not flooding dear friend : / Karen

  6. Hello Karen, your new cards are all very very nice, i love this stil (you know it ;-)
    I cant say wich of the tree cards is my favourite- all are my favourites.
    I think here in austria is the same weather as in colorado: its raining, its hailing and some little moments is shining the sun. Have a nice day - best wishes Sylvia

    1. Yes Sylvia, I heard of your bad weather! : / I hope you are well. Thank you for the visit! You make me smile when you stop in to say hello : ) Keep looking for the sun : ) Karen

  7. You had a busy weekend and these are all fantastic, love the collage vintage feel of the first, just beautiful. The masculine card came out terrific, that is a stamp from Hot off the press, they have some good masculine stamps. Your last card is so lovely and a great reminder to use our rubons, I may have to do that for my next card :) Thanks for such Beautiful inspiration in all you do, hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

    1. Hi Connie! Thanks so much friend for stopping by to see my cards~ I appreciate your kind comments Connie.
      Yes, I recently bought some rub ons (they were gorgeous!) and they would NOT rub off the plastic. When I checked the date on the pkg; they were from 2011! *sigh* My greatest disappointment was that they were sooo pretty, and I couldn't use them : ( I checked some sights about how to try and get them to loosen (heat, etc) but nothing works. They seem to be almost melted onto the plastic they came on! *sheeesh:) Well, I will survive: J Take care and hope you know how much I enjoy your blog and all it's inspiration~ Karen

    2. Waw so great work, love all the vintage colours, Wish you a nice day

  8. gorgeous as always. Love your style :)

  9. Karen~ Your talents never cease to amaze me! What gorgeous cards you have made! Each one so uniquely different and cleverly created! Had a terrible heat spell and now it is dipping down into the 60's tonight. I hate to say it - but anything over 75 is too hot for me! Have a great week!