Thursday, March 4, 2010

You raise kindness to an art.

Hello friends! Hope you are all doing fantastic!!! I made this little friends card for several challenges including the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge! When I first saw this card layout, I was thinking 'Oh, this is fun' and it really it was, this card layout is fantastic!
I also fell in love with the Colour Q Color Challenge! This combination is AWESOME! Totally some of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors! Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand and Whisper White! Gorgeous! Honestly, Baja Breeze is probably my #2 favorite SU color and looks AMAZING with everything!

Another one of my favorite blog challenges is Stampin' Royalty and they had an amazing Inspiration challenge based on a SU photo (it's also on the Side Bar of my blog under the 'Hostess Benefits' link. What sticks out to me the most in the picture is the Alphabet large "S" stamp! So I incorporated a monogrammed feel with my card using the Vintage Vogue Stamp set on page 26 of the Occasions Mini Catalog! The 'F' in my card was first stamped in Certainly Celery ink, then again in Baja Breeze ink and trimmed out then layered on top of the first image with Stampin' Dimensionals!

Round and Round we go! The Cupcake Craft Blog had a Round challenge which is incorporated in many places my card! Using my Circle Scissor Plus tool, I created a layer of {3} sized circles including 2-1/4", 2-1/2", and the bottom one is 2-3/4". My DSP from the Retired Urban Garden collection has a circle pattern in Baja Breeze! My card base of Sahara Sand is also a polka dot pattern with the Perfect Polka dot Textured Impressions folder! My circle Clear Rhinestone brads in the center of my flowers also add a fun flair of round with bling!! ;)
To shop for any of the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this creation, please CLICK HERE to be directed to my SU demo site! I've been asked a lot how long I've been a demonstrator and the answer is.........{6} years! I signed up in February 2004 during Sale-A-Bration because of all the free goodies and stamps you get for joining! It's been such a fun blessing in my life and I truly enjoy stamping, creating, meeting and making new friends, plus Stampin' Up! is a steller company to be a part of! If you are at all interested, now is the time to join! The starter kit is discounted 15% PLUS you can choose a stamp set for FREE from the Idea Book & Catalog valued at $47.95 or less! Yipee! Love it! My suggestion to get the most bang for your buck is the Define Your Life Stamp set of 28 on page 150 of the Idea Book & Catalog!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (118598 - Clear Mount) or (117690 - Wood Mount)
Ink: Sahara Sand (105208), Certainly Celery (105217), Night of Navy (102977), Baja Breeze (Retired), Old Olive (102277)
Card Stock: Sahara Sand (105328), Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (100867), Certainly Celery (105125)
Paper: Urban Garden (Retired)
Embellishments: Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144)
Punches: Scallop Trim Border (118402 - SAB), 1-1/4" Square Punch (104400)
Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder (117335)
Stampin' Essentials: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (A2)

Hope you have a terrific Thursday!!


  1. Such a pretty card! Love all the detailing! :)

  2. Your card is fabulous! The dimension with the flowers and the sentiment is amazing! You've made a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at 2S4Y! ♥♥ Kay

  3. Perfectly gorgeous in every way!! Love the color combination!

  4. Oh my goodness, Kari! This is a masterpiece:)

  5. WOW - Great work - love it. You are one talented lady Kari, Thanks for playing with us at SR.

  6. Your card is beautiful. I love the colours, all the circles and the detail. It really makes the card look stunning.

  7. Hey Kari! This card just darling! I love the details with the flowers and brads. Great job on both challenges.

    Hey, I found you cause you "hearted" my Etsy shop and turns out we are just about neighbors!! I live in Beaverton/Aloha!! AND I will be needing a SU demo shortly, so small world! Hugs to you, michelle

    P.S. that Polka Dot impression folder looks just like the Swiss Dots EF -way cool!

  8. So gorgeous Kari! That was one of my favourite ever DSP's!!!!!!! Your card is perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

  9. This is so pretty! I love the sentiment and the color combo! Great job with Kazan's sketch!


  10. Awesome card. I love the little banner. TFS

  11. Hi Kari, what a stunning card. I love the sentiment and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Great layout and beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Yowza! Absolutely stunning, Kari!

  13. so very pretty - love all the dimension :)

  14. Fab card for this weeks challenge, lovely choice of colours...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake :) Donna x


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