Monday, August 14, 2017


Today I was able to enter some challenges...and one fit our situation perfectly
Always Fun Challenge #19 - Going in Circles. Since last Tuesday the oncologist's office has been trying to get my husband's port replacement scheduled for today or tomorrow. I won't get into it, but trust me, they've been going in circles and dragging us along for the ride. It still is not scheduled and chemo is supposed to be the day after tomorrow.

As You See It - Summer Salad - #156 is a color challenge so I used Elegant Eggplant, Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.

Atlantic Hearts Challenge #225 is a sketch challenge.

The stamps I used came from the June 2016 Surprise Banner Paper Pumpkin kit. My card base was my second one. I accidentally used the first base to die cut the mat for the sentiment...ugh! I got brave with the "birthday" stamp because I only wanted the "birth" part so I cut it in half! The set already contained just the word "day". My upline promised that it would go back together perfectly and I trust her! I used a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist to follow the diagonal in the sketch and drew dots with an Elegant Eggplant SU marker to set if off. 

I needed a masculine birthday card, but the more I look at this, it reminds me of the Red Hat Club. What do you think?

Thanks for looking.


  1. I love the clever way you presented the sentiment and the happy look of this card! Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    DT Member

  2. Very cute! Love the little circles around your sentiment and the colors are so fun. :)

  3. LOL! I'm glad you took the plunge and cut that sentiment - made it a heck of a lot easier to stamp just the one word, didn't it? Your card is a lot of fun - but I'm sorry that you guys are going in circles. How frustrating and discouraging! :( Y'all take good care!

  4. This is fun! Love this design! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

  5. Your card is very cute! Thanks for joining us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

  6. You took a bit of a risk and it paid off, Karen! I'm glad that you were able to come up with such a delightful card in the midst of such frustration with your doctors. I hope you've had that resolved and I'm sorry that you've had to go through that. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

  7. Very brave to cut stamps up - I still can't quite bring myself to do it! I like the circle stamps. They have such a fun feel to them, just right for a birthday. Thanks for joining us at As You See It again, Karen.

  8. I love your take on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week! Great color combo too! Patty A - DT Member

  9. Great masculine card, love the colors and great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC this week.

  10. What a fun card! I love the images and really like how you put these challenges together! Fun and bright! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!!

  11. This is so fun....and I don't think I barely used this Paper Pumpkin set, you've inspired me! Thanks for playing with AYSI this week! Hope hubby has gotten everything sorted out!

  12. I love how many circles you've incorporated! Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  13. super sweet card! I am so glad you played along with the
    As you see it!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*


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