Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lisa's Poppy Seed Challenge & Fabric Fun for EBTKS

Wow! As busy as this week is, I'm so happy to have crafted a bit of time for some paper, ink, stamps, bling, and fabric!

I had fabric in mind to play along with the Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge. Actually, I thought I was going to use some of the fabric that I bought recently, but instead found myself digging through my old stash and even using a wee piece of the pink gingham that was in my daughter's nursery!

And I was so excited to see Lisa Johnson diving in and starting her own challenge, that I knew I wanted to include her three Poppy Seeds in my card!

I made my fabric circles essentially the same way I created them HERE (for a scalloped paper flower) and HERE (with an Easter egg dye paper towel)......only with fabric. Once they were layered, I pinched the fabric in the middle, threw in a couple of stitches, and then sewed a button on top with embroidery floss. I really love how it came out and will have to make one again!

This little sweet sentiment is from my stash from about fifteen years ago and its one of my favorites. Isn't that exactly what a card is meant to do, no matter what the occasion is??!

A couple of last details to share......I stamped that little flower stamp all over the lemon tart card base in Versamark for a subtle pattern (you can click on the photo to enlarge it) and then stamped it again, in teal, on either side of the sentiment. A couple pink crystals and my happy little card is complete.

I'm off to enjoy some of today's happy daughter is going to her second dance class with her Grammie and I'll be heading back to my son's school to watch him perform Tiki Tiki Tembo, which they have been working on this trimester in Drama class. He tells me he's the Old Man in it and has to walk very slowly. :> Should be fun!

What's making you smile today?

(I'll be back with a supply list this evening!)

I'm back and here's my supply list:

Cardstock: Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Flower - Stampin' Up!; Sentiment - Love You To Bits
Ink: Versamark; Taken with Teal - Stampin' Up!
Fabric: Stash
Button: Stash (I think its Autumn Leaves)
Thread: Coats & Clark
Embroidery Floss: Bazzill
Bling: Lisa Bearnson


  1. Hi, Karen! Pretty card! I like the fabric flower you made. Very creative! :-)

  2. Hello Sweet Friend! What a gorgeous card you created and I just adore the flower! You did a fantastic job and I love all of the elements that you incorporated!

    Enjoy your happy makes me happy that you cherish the happy moments!!

    Love and Hugs,

  3. what is making me happy today is reading your sweet and happy comments. always makes me smile.
    love the little flower. glad you had a second to fit in a challenge. my stuff is still in boxes right now. i bet your little man was adorable!

  4. Way to go, crafty girl! This card is HEAVENLY! Oh, that FABRIC flower! You've outdone yourself, sweet sista! And THANK GOODNESS for the OLD stash! I *heart* that sentiment! It's perfect!

    Happy to hear you are taking this week with the HAPPY on top! YOU deserve it, sweet one!

  5. So cute Karen! Love that fabric flower and the sentiment is perfect!!

  6. Love that sentiment Karen! :)

    That subtle stamped background is divine...and woot for that fabric flower...:)

  7. Very cute! I love that fabric flower. My Mother in Law gave me a bunch of little squares of fabric to practice quilting, and I pulled a bunch out the other day that I though would make great flowers. :D

  8. Cute Karen! Love the flower embellishment & don't you just love those oldies but goldies stamps? :)

  9. That is an awesome sentiment ... and that flower rocks.

  10. love the fabric flower and I like how you left the little threads showing on the button...very creative!

  11. WoW Karen, these flowers are making me smile today! It is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!
    Now how about some red & gold ones, please!!! I'm gonna send you some Niners fabric so you can make me some! Can you do that without getting sick all over it! lol
    Seriously, these are something I would pay for! They roCk! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Hey Sweets! How are ya? Love your precious card and adorable fabric flower! Made me smile!

    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! My day is always brighter after hearing from are a ray of sunshine! Bet you get told that a lot!!!

    Enjoy your time with your children and Happy Friday! xoxo L

  13. Totally love your fabric circle! How fun is that! Thanks for playing along with EBTKS!

  14. Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I love your fabric flower. This was such a fun challenge! I'm so jealous of your Big Shot :)!

  15. what an adorable card....LOVE the fabric flower to pieces!!!

  16. Such a fun card, Karen! I {heart} that lollipop flower, you already put your Big Shot to good use :) I just knew you would come up with something cute for the fabric challenge!
    What makes me smile? Imagining your little one playing an old man - it somehow reminds me of some long time ago when my (then 86-year-old) granny put on some giant Paris-Hilton-like sunglasses to prove she's ready to go out with her grandkids :)

  17. Beautiful flower and love reading your post. Thankyou for nice comments in my blog.

  18. What a fun and fresh color combo!! And, I love that flower---so cute!

  19. So cute! I love your flower! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  20. THis is so pretty! I love the fabrics you chose and the little pinch and twist you gave to the center gives this flower something extra!

  21. Super take on the challenge, Karen! Love your card!


  22. Love seeing you use some fabric :)


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