Monday, September 14, 2009

Thinking of You

Hello! My posts have been a little erratic lately...that's what happens when your BFF comes to visit! We have managed to fit in some stamping between walks, shopping, and a getaway to Vermont, but not as much as usual cause we're having so much fun doing other things! And, my posts will remain a little erratic for the next few weeks because my family arrives later this week and my parents will be here for a good long visit. But I have been thinking of you and I just wanted to let you know I'll be back to more regular posting in October. :)

In the meantime, I needed a card for my friend after her uncle passed away so I reached for an SU set (the name escapes me right now and I'm not in my stamp room). I inked it up with markers, olive and chocolate, then stamped it onto Choice Buttercream. The patterned paper is retired SU and I really liked the subdued colours and pattern for this card. I saw this layout on a card on this card on Laura Fredrickson's blog a while ago and loved the simple layout so I filed it away in my memory. I think it's just perfect for my card! If the edges look a little wrinkled, it's cause they are. I tried to distress them a little after the layers were stitched together but it didn't work as well as I wanted. I finished the card with some chocolate grosgrain ribbon and tied that cute bow with my Bow Easy...love it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

Danni said...

Very nice!

Rene' Sharp said...

This is the perfect sympathy card. Love the green & brown together & the stamp is lovely!

Joanne B. said...

Thanks so much for your beautiful card. You are so sweet.... it was a bright spot in a really tough time. Thanks for being YOU!

Ann Kranitz said...

Beautiful!!

chercroppin said...

So pretty Karen, love it!

Janet said...

glad you and Dana are having fun!! Love your card!! :)
hugs

Leslie said...

That is beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally gorgeous, Karen!

Karen Giron said...

ACKK! This is gorgeous!! I am loving that bow easy - i need to get it!!

Emily said...

Awesome sympathy card. I don't have that set, but I do love it. The colors you used are terrific together and that bow is great. I don't have the bow easy, but I'm thinking about getting it because it does a great job. Have fun with all your visitors. It's great when life happens to distract you for a while, isn't it? Enjoy!!

Margaret de Witt said...

Very very nice. Classy colours and I love that tree image. I may have to get that set yet. LOL

Shabby Horse said...

So pretty!