Thursday, April 23, 2009

Papillon Ketto and Friends

Well I'm back home again...I know...I was just here at Easter. But I came back because my dad had surgery so I wanted to be here for him and my mom. His surgery went well on Tuesday and he's recovering nicely. Really, I absolutely had to come back because when else will I get to tease him all I want and he's stuck in a hospital bed, unable to get away...LOL...insert evil grin here! I decided to drive back so I could bring stamping stuff with me. So be gentle on me for the next couple of weeks...I have limited stamping supplies with me, although my Mom thinks I brought enough for a small country.  :)

But, the best part of the drive back was that I got to stop at Bellaland and see my friends. Timing couldn't have been more perfect because Dana was in Toronto, visiting from Calgary, and my other friends had planned to meet at Bellaland for a visit. So I surprised most of them on Monday morning, and of course I did a little shopping while I was there. 
I picked up Papillon Ketto, this fabulous JilliBean Soup Minestrone patterned paper, and some fun Primas (along with lots more goodies). The layout for this card is Mojo83 and I was inspired by the Chicks Inspiration Challenge #5

Papillon is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with copics. I didn't have a green that matched the green in the striped paper so I layered and blended four greens together to get this shade. I'm really enjoying blending and playing with my copics to find new shades. The image and the blue and chocolate layers were cut out with square Nestabilities. 

I used my SU scallop border punch on a strip of chocolate and added some String of Pearls baubles to each scallop. I also added a String of Pearls bauble to the center of the Prima. I sewed a zig zag stitch on the bottom layers (yes, I brought my Janome Sew Mini with me...I told you I can't live without it!) and finished the card with a fluffy kiwi bow. The finished card is 5 inches square. 

Here's a photo of the group of us at Bellaland (that's what I call my happy place, the Stamping Bella store). The front row is Leslie and Nicky (aka: Nickabella). Back row is Janet, Dana, Em (da Bella herself), me, and Miche. Hugs everyone...I miss you already! Hmmm...maybe I'll have to drive through Toronto again on my way back home in a couple of weeks.  :)
Thanks for stopping by!


Linda - said...

and when you do.....lmk!!!!

Emily said...

Adorable card Karen! You did a great job blending all those greens together. I love the DP and pearls and that flower is fabulous!
Sorry to hear that your Dad needed surgery, but so glad to hear that he is recovering well.
Hope you have enough supplies there to do that Xmas card this week:))

Jenn said...

What a fun card! Love those bright, cheery colors that those yummy papers have going on! Love the baubles and that butterfly is too precious! :) Fantastic card, you did a fabulous job with the sketch!

Hope your dad has a full recovery and all is well.


Julia Aston said...

Sorry about your dad Karen - hope all is well! what a fun time you had in Bellaland! and I just love papillon! you colored her beautifully - what fun hair ribbons she has!

Joanne B. said...

aaaaaawwwww. Love the card, love the picture.
I wanna go to bellaland!

Janet said...

:) you rock Karen!! i miss you already!! i am gonna email ya...i have an idea!!!

Donna said...

Thanks for playing the Chicks' Challenge again, Karen! Love your interpretation of the challenge. Your card is absolutely adorable! When you swing by the GTA, make sure you give Cathy and I a call - we'd love to see you!

Leslie said...

You made that beautiful card with "limited" supplies??!!! Sheesh, I bow to your greatness :)

Miche said...

Hi Karen, this is Jessie....I think your card is reallllllly cute! Seriously,(Miche here)limited supplies?????

Cindy Lawrence said...

What a beautiful card, Karen! Glad to hear that your dad is doing well, and how fun that you got to stop off at Bellaland!!! Lucky ducky! :)