Tuesday, February 7, 2012

All That Stuff


I guess I spend too much on this computer because the little one sees me posting this card and says that I should make it, like all the cards I look at. I told him that I did make it. And then he says, oh, it's pretty with all that stuff on it. You should make another one, but not so big, but use black, but after I go to sleep. Then, as he walks out he said that maybe I could use some smiley face stickers too, because he likes them... He cracks me up lately.


Tis February now, and that marks a new set of fabulous guest designers and a new talented sketch artist this month over at Skipping Stones Design! Check out the blog for more challenge rules, prize information and to see the great cards from the guests and the design team! And check out this bit of news: There is a "Tweetheart Special" at Skipping Stones Design this week. If you purchase and three stamp sets, you will receive Heartsong 2 for free, which isn't being officially released until April! 
Kazan
Barb
Cyndi
Joann
Jingle
Wendy
Taylor
Katie
Stephanie
Shannon
Wendy
 
I figured it was about time to ink up this beauty of a butterfly from Healing Wings, I've seen so many great cards made with it. I used a sentiment from Sentiment Frames. Ooh, and I made the cabochon type flower too! The colors are derived from the lovely, soft and serene color palette at The Play Date Cafe.  Dreamy.


Supplies:
Cardstock: (Rustic Cream) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: GCD 
Stamps: (Healing Wings, Sentiment Frames) Skipping Stones Design
Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Fiber: (Burlap String, Lace) May Arts
Other: (Labels 4 Nestabilities) Spellbinders, (Clay Flower), (Copic Markers)

42 comments:

Lynn said...

So funny Karen. Sounds like a conversation at my house. This is beautiful! And of course, you have to have smiley face stickers!

~amy~ said...

super gorgeous karen and your boy is hilarious.

Laurel said...

This is just so gorgeous!

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Karen! I could stare at this lovely creation all day!

Ryann Salamon said...

Gorgeous as usual!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful, serene card, Karen. Perfect touch of brown shading for depth.

Your son is a hoot! ;)

Barb said...

beautiful, soothing...the way you've colored the butterfly it looks like Murano glass. lovely.

Christina said...

Amazingly soft and feminine! And I love your son's critique--my daughter has tons of "advice" for me when I'm crafting.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the feedback... beautiful colors and the ribbon is perfect.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Karen. great choice of colors, that butterfly is so beautiful. I came over to let you know that you WON that little giveaway over at my blog. Congrats!

Lisa said...

Karen this is absolutely stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so beautiful, Karen! Dreamy is the perfect word for it.

Loved your reading about your son's input--thanks for a good giggle!!

Annette said...

my o my this butterfly is stunning...WOW your cards are always so beautiful...Love everything about it...

Suzie McFloozy said...

This is beautiful I love the fabulous butterfly stamp and the resin rose is GORJUS !
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Heather Innusa said...

Oh how funny! You made me smile!! I love this card!!! The ribbon is so wonderful of an addition!

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful soft colored card. love the pink butterfly over the light blus cardbase. looks so dreamy.

Julie E said...

Add this one to the list of great cards made with the butterfly. Soft and beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Your card is soft and lovely. Thank you for sharing the story of your wee one. What a sweetie!

Jay Gee said...

This is stunning Karen! it is soft and dreamy and oh so feminine. Love your flower too, gorgeous :)

Jenny said...

Smiley face stickers are the answer to everything at that age and he has some ideas about design too!
Such a pretty feminine card for such a feminine colour combo Karen... The cabochon is gorgeous too :0)
Jenny x

yyam said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Karen, your little one's comments made me smile. :) i know I spend too much time at the computer, and even though my kids are older (10 and 13), they still think I'm on too much. :(

Your butterfly card is simply lovely, and a perfect use of the Play Date colors. So glad you made time to include us in your challenges this week.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Just gorgeous... and your boy is funny & cute!!!...hugs..xoxo

papertrails leaver said...

what an elegant card! beautiful!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous coloring on the butterfly and I love the lace and twine together!

Lisa Arana said...

Heehee, well it does look all perty with that stuff on it. Super pretty!

Rose said...

beautiful card :)

ok you boy is too funny!! he should make cards with you to show you how it's done LOL
would be fun to see his creations!!

Dana Nelson said...

You're on a roll with these feminine vintage masterpieces, Karen!

~Tammy~ said...

Your son is a doll!

Love the shabby vintage feel you have been showcasing lately! So so pretty!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! LOVE it! Little ones are so honest; aren't they? Your card is beautiful! LOVE that big, bold butterfly and touches of texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

BabyBokChoy said...

You got quite the critic/assistant there! lol. The card is absolutely gorgeous, but have you considered using more black?? LOL.

jen said...

This is really on par with your vintage vibe of late- love! And I'm wondering when we'll see it in black- with smiley face stickers? :D

Eloise said...

Awww... so pretty!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Another beauty from you Karen - you have such a talent with giving images an aged look. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

lynn said...

black goes really well with smiley faces, karen...the boy knows his stuff! your card is so, so pretty!

Alice Wertz said...

such yummy colors and really love your coloring on the butterfly and the rose is to die for! gorgeous card, Karen! did you use any smily face sticker inside? =)

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, that story is hilarious! This is a gorgeous card and maybe the butterfly is smiling on the inside. ;)

Jen said...

Oh you can always use a smiley face sticker!

Just found your blog and wanted to say Hi. And how much I adore this card - the clay flowers are just the thing right now (love!)

Jen.

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card Karen! Your colours are perfect and so is the butterfly!

Wendy said...

This is so soft and beautiful. Great job Karen!! Have a great weekend!!

Stephanie said...

Karen, your card is soft and beautiful! I just loved that PDC color palette. You are right, it is soft and dreamy! Your cabochon flower is gorgeous!