Monday, May 10, 2010

It's Raining Pure Innocence

Actually it's bright and sunny here today, but I couldn't resist this sweet Pure Innocence girl any longer. I'd like to introduce you to My Umbrella from My Favorite Things (but she appears to be so popular that she's out of stock at the moment so I couldn't find the direct link for you). Doesn't she just light up any day...rain or shine?!? Well she certainly cheered me up when I created this card on a rainy, windy Saturday this past weekend. The layout is Jen's Sketch For You To Try, which is sponsored by MFT.

I have a big secret that I've been keeping and I FINALLY get to tell you!!! Today I'm a Fabulous Friend over on the MFT blog!!! I {heart} my MFT stamps and I was tickled when Kim emailed to ask if I'd like to be a Fabulous Friend. Sign me UP!!! Thanks so much Kim for honouring me this way!!! Your stamps are all so adorable and super fun to work with...you make it easy to be creative with them! I created a special project for the occasion and Kim is sharing it on the MFT Blog so I hope you'll pop over and take a peek!

So would you like to know about this card or have you already left to head over to the MFT blog? LOL! I stamped My Umbrella with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and cut it out with circle Nestabilities. The umbrella and boots are paper pieced and all the patterned papers are from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop 8x8 pad (except the clouds...that paper is from Fly a Kite). The rest of this little sweetie is coloured with copics. I gave the umbrella, boots and rain drops a couple of coats with my clear Glaze pen to make them shine. Notice the new Die-namics??? I used both the Jumbo Scallop and the Clouds dies...swoon!!! I did plenty of sewing and distressing on this card including crumpling the clouds for texture.

Don't forget to pop over to the MFT blog to see my Fabulous Friend Project!!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

27 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEET!

Karen McAlpine said...

So cute . Love how the umbrella is so shiny. I saw your Fab Friend project over at the MFT blog too. It is totally fabulous.

Megan said...

Your card is darling. That framed art?!? On the MFT website?!?! Is totally perfect. I just love love love it!! Great work, girl!

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable, Karen! Great take on this week's SFYTT. Love your stitching, crumpling, glaze - everything! Congrats on Fab Friend, too. That project totally rocked my world!!

Kathy Martin said...

Awwwww....very cute card! Love how you paper pieced some of the image and colored the rest! :)

Vicki said...

So cute Karen!!

Leslie said...

OMG you and your BFF both have girls with umbrellas today and you both popped the umbrella outside the image! You two are one :)

LOVE your card, love the colours, the glaze, everything! Am off to check you out on the MFT blog....

Leslie said...

THUMP!!!!!! That's my jaw dropping to the floor after seeing your frame on the MFT blog! Outstanding my friend - the details, the perfect patchwork, the mitered corners, the tree, everything! I believe you have outdone yourself this time!! :)

raduse said...

WOW! Congrats on being today's fab friend on the MFT blog. Your frame is to die for!! You have my addy right? ;) Everything I've seen on your blog so far is so over the top.

Michelle said...

Adorable card, I love all the shiny details that make it really look wet.

The framed art? thud JAW DROPPING! That is absolutely amazing. Wow!

Alex said...

Super cute Karen, love how the shine makes it look wet!! Congrats on the MFT gig, that is awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

paulatracy said...

This is one rockin' card Karen! I love all the extras all over and the colors...so FUN! Congrats!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AWESOME Karen! I LOOOOOOVE your project on the MFT blog too!! WOWSA Girlie!! I ordered the scallop dies and FORGOT to put the clouds in my cart...DUH!

texasjodylynn said...

GORGEOUS! You ROCK girlie. :)

Sassy said...

What an eye for creativity you have! Too dang cute and I love what you did on the MFT blog, too!

Joan said...

This is so sweet - I love all the different papers you've used.

Amy Rohl said...

Congrats on your MFT FF status, and on this adorable MFT card using the SFYTT! Wow, girl, you know how to hit the nail on the head!

Bravo!

jan said...

Congrats Karen! Cute card!

Jana Weaver said...

She's adorable...but that frame you did for Kim's blog is AMAZING!!! How did you do the 3D texture on the tree, is that just embossed?? WOW!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So totally cute!!!

Wendy said...

She is adorable, look at her boots...I think I saw those at Winners!! And the frame on MFT, hot hot hot girl!! YOU rock!

Alex Maldonado said...

SHUT Up!!! girl, you totally made me pass out with that delicious creation on the MFT blog!! OMG!!! How did you ever???? OH MY!! Karen that is just GORGEousssssss!! You go girl, and congrats on being featured, you SO deserve it!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Karen, this little PI girl is adorable but your creation on the MFT Blog is making me speechless!!! It is just incredible!! Way to go!!

Jackie Pedro said...

How did I miss this post? Congratulations my friend!!! You always make such fabulous MFT cards!!! This one is no exception!! DARLING!!

Joanne B. said...

This is totally adorable! I SO love it!

Joanne B. said...

Oh my word, this is ADORABLE!!!


Congratulations, your card is being featured today on the MFT Blog as part of Our Favorite Finds!

Michele Boyer said...

SOOOO super cute!! :)