Friday, December 29, 2017

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer

Today has not been a good day in the realm of card making! First, the card I was going to make had the following problems: I had obviously misplaced the Quilt Top TIEF OR I had never checked my order to be sure I had received it OR I had given it to a customer by mistake. I had to start cleaning up my craft area and drawers to find it. My room was all cleaned up, TIEF not to be found. I then looked at my grid paper area, et voila! I had pulled it out of the drawer late last night and then went to bed. Lesson learned...DO NOT get my supplies out when I am not going to be working on a card!!

However, after the lost was found, I opened the package of DSP I was going to use only to find that the sheets were imperfect. I have another package so when I feel like hunting again, I'll find out if the card is truly doomed! I know Stampin' Up! will make good on the flawed paper even though I ordered it in June before I was a demonstrator!! They are good like that.

So, I couldn't waste the rest of the afternoon by not making a card. I made a celebratory one for my husband when we renew our wedding vows in 2019. It will be our 50th and we are hoping the chemo will pull him through til then and after! In 2013 they gave him 3 years with chemo and one without. I love that he has beaten the odds but I am hoping the good Lord will continue to help him beat them even longer. Without further ado...

Because I am imperfect, so is my card. My punched hexagon DSP piece is a little off, but it's consistently off. In my world, two negatives make a positive so for me it's good enough to enter a couple or three of challenges.

I thought of the Year of Cheer DSP because of Elizabeth Price's card on the #TGIFC140 December Designer's Delight
challenge. Please check out her card...she is one of the talented Design Team members.

My layout was inspired by Sketch 365 at MFT Card Challenges

and last but not least...As You See It - #166- Sparkle

I do hope you will take some time and visit these three sites. You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for looking! Remember, if you have questions, I'm only an email away!!


  1. Very pretty card! It turned out great after a frustrating day of not stamping! :)

  2. Very pretty card, Karen - and perfect to celebrate your day today! I sure can relate to the craft area dilemma - mine looks like a tornado came thru, followed by an earthquake and a hurricane. I've got to spend some time cleaning.... :( Anyway - I'm praying for Perry to continue to prove the doctors wrong!! :)

  3. Look at all that sparkle and glimmer!!! I love it all, your card is a perfect one for celebrating New Years Eve 2018. A big thank you for linking up with our challenge this week at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

  4. Karen, you persevered in spite of many discouragements and you have a beautiful card to show for it! I like that you are making a card for your 50th Anniversary in 2019 and living in optimism! That's the way to face adversity! I love your gold and white palette and lots of metallic sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

  5. Karen! What a pretty card even after the hunting and searching and obstacles to get this card together! Love the color combo!

  6. Karen love all the golds in your card! It's beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with TGIF Challenges this week!

  7. Thank you all for stopping by to leave a comment. It means so much to me!

  8. Perseverance pays off! Great choice with the DSP as it looks like exploding fireworks. The addition of the gold edged ribbon is lovely. Thank you for joining us again at As You See It, Karen. Happy New Year to you.

  9. Oh, after a rough start to crafting you've certainly made a gorgeous card! I love that you've incorporated gold into your card in so many different ways. That gold glimmer paper gives your card great texture and the beautiful ribbon gives it elegance. Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us st TGIF Challenges this week!
    -Maria Willis

  10. Love how you divided this into 3 and kept it clean with the gold and white. THanks for playing at TGIF!

  11. Still very pretty despite your mishaps! I don't think you can ever go wrong with lots of glimmer and shine! All your elements together add up to a lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at As You See It this week!

  12. Have I had those days! However, you are a definite make lemonade kind of gal! This is a real beauty with all that gold! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!


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