Saturday, August 18, 2012

Spoonful of Sugar


"A robin feathering his nest has very little time to rest while gathering his bits of twine and twig. Though quite intent in his pursuit, he has a merry tune to toot. He knows a song will move the job along - for a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down, the medicine go down. Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in a most delightful way." ~Mary Poppins



I'm delighted to join in on Annette Witherspoons' Two Year Blogiversary Hop! You should have arrived from Annette's blog. Did you like her new blog look? {We collaborated together!} I heard there are some prizes offered up today, more details on Annette's blog! Annette is one amazing crafter, her attention to detail and her fun designs are spot on. Congratulations on two years of blogging!


I drew inspiration from Market Street Stamp's combination Block Party and Paint the Town Color Challenge. I started by stamping the Sweet Lace Background onto vanilla paper in beige chalk ink, and added a few sponged areas of soft yellow. This panel was mounted onto kraft card stock and then I added a luscious May Arts Silk bow and stamped sentiment from Celebrate Cake. The final addition was a chip board bird from October Afternoon.

So the next stop on Annette's blog hop is Bunny!

68 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I love the gorgeous bird and sneak of kraft.

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  2. The colors are just beautiful!!!

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  3. Beautiful, Karen! Love that ribbon! ;-)

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  4. Another amazing card. I love your quote and tie in with Annettes's blog...very clever. Great job with the new look on Annette's blog as well!

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  5. How beautiful, Karen! Gorgeous use of space and love that ribbon!

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  6. Beautiful subtle colors. Your bird is perfect! Thanks for sharing! queenbeedesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this pretty little bird birched on your fabby bow Karen!

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  8. when it comes to birds, you can do no wrong. I love this card. I think I have that chipboard, never knew what to do with it, but I love chipboard. This is inspiring

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  10. Love that ribbon! Blog hopping away, sounds like fun.

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  11. wow Karen this is totally gorgeous...I love that bird and the added ribbon is perfect...

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  12. Beautiful Karen...love the gorgeous bird and that beautiful ribbon is absolutely stunning!

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  13. So pretty! Love that bird and the texture of the ribbon!

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  14. What a lovely card! Such beautiful colors on this!

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  15. This card is very pretty. The color are great together.

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  16. oh my, that ribbon is luscious!!! gorgeous anniversary card.

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  17. Such a pretty card! Your bird is delightful, Karen! :)

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  18. Great card! I like how it's pretty without being cutesy. I always make too many cutesy cards that don't always work for certain people in my life. The kraft cardstock really brings it all together! Plus, I love the jute twine.

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the ribbon and the bow. :-)

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  20. What a lovely card! The ribbon is perfect!

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  21. beautiful card and i love the blue ribbon :)

    *i used to sing that song to my kids when they had to take medicine lol

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  22. What a gorgeous card! Love the bird, paper, and pretty blue bow!

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  23. This is so beautiful and I luv Mary Poppins! These colors would also work this week for the loves rubberstamps challenge if you want to check it out. Thanks for making a happy song pop in my head.

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  24. Beautiful card, love the bird and beautiful ribbon.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  25. Beautiful bird and lovely card! :)

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  26. Lovely, subtle color combo, and I love that bird!

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  27. So pretty! Love that background stamp and that bow is GORGEOUS!

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  28. The colors are awesome on this card...love that little bird :)

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  29. Your card is darling and the colors are perfect for this cool summer day.

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  30. Oh, Karen. What can I say!?! You designed a fun, whimsical blog header that I absolutely adore and now you created a gorgeous card. I am humbled, blown away, happy, honored ... I could go on and on. The card is so elegant and the Mary Poppins quote is just the perfect tie in!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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  31. Very pretty card...love the lace stamp and the gorgeous ribbon.

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  32. I love the calming neutrals, gorgeous card Karen...the chipboard bird is spot on for the palette :0)
    Jenny x

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  33. Love your sweet birdie card...that blue ribbon is thee perfect touch to finish off your card.....Annette's blog looks fabulous:)

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  34. Gorgeous! Love your fab bow with the twine!

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  35. I love your beautiful card! It has such a warm shabby chic look that brings a smile to my face! TFS!

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  36. Very cute! Love the anniversary bird!

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  37. Love your beautiful card. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

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  38. That lace background is gorgeous!

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  39. That is such a sweet card with that cute little bird!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  40. WOW, Karen! This is so gorgeous!

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  41. So beautiful!! LOVE that lace background and the bird!

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  42. Karen, I have admired and stalked you for years. It was an honor being in the same hop with you. I love your attention to detail and how you do a lot of things to create a clean, well-balanced design. Your 'patterned paper' background for example. Yes, I know this isn't paper but it should be. How you created it is incredible. Your bow with twine, your tie-in to Mary Poppins...it's all the detail and thought that make every single one of your creations a work of art. (and Annette's new banner is fantastic! If you're bored...)

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  43. Beautiful Card! I like the ribbon and bird. New follower. TFS AJ-

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  44. Such a beautiful card! I'm a new follower of your blog and absolutely love your style. Can't wait to see what you create next!

    Julie
    http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

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  45. Very creative how you tied the song to the pretty card!

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  46. What a very pretty card for this very special occasion. Congratulations to Annette on her 2nd blogaversary. I am a new follower of yours, and many of the blogs on this hop. Your cards are just my style!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  47. Love that card its beautiful and I love the bird

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  48. What a beautiful card Karen. The background is so pretty.

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  49. Beautiful card. Love the bird!

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  50. This is just stunningly elegant. The colors of the bird and the ribbon with this gorgeous design paper is perfect.

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  51. Wow! Love the background stamping and sponging. Looks amazing Karen!

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  52. Gorgeous card! And I LOVE what you did with Annette's blog! It's amazing!

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  53. That bird is gorgeous! Amazing use of colors!

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  54. Beautiful card! TFS

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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  55. such a beautiful design and really like the pop of blue from the ribbon!

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  56. Beautiful bow...gorgeous card Karen... hugs...xoxo

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  57. Such a tweet card (sorry I couldn't resist!) and your bow and twine treatment is fabulous!
    Hugs!
    x

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  58. Oooo! That bird just couldn't be a more perfect match for this color palette, Karen! And I adore your lace background! Yum! Thanks so much for playing along with the MSS Paint the Town Color Challenge this month!

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  59. The bow is gorgeous! Love how you showcased the MSS colors too.

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  60. GORGEOUS (as always), Karen! Can't get enough of this color combo and you totally rocked it! That bird is PERFECT! Thanks for joining the Paint the Town Color Challenge this month! :)

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  61. I love these bird cards! Thank you so much for your kind comment about my rainbow button heart card. Katy xx

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  62. I do adore mary poppins! And that gorgeous bow is perfect with your sweet creation!

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