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Friday, February 15, 2019

Birthday Love

Hello, my precious friends! The last several months have been challenging but I am happy to return to the beautiful blogging community of crafters. I have dearly missed you and will be sprinkling your blogs with love this weekend and Monday.♥️

Being on the Crafter's Companion Design Team has been an immense blessing! I used some of my favorite new goodies to create a birthday card for a special friend.
This was my first time coloring with Spectrum Noir markers! I used the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers in Corals and Dull Greens. The lovely Peony Corner Bloom stamp and papers are from the Peony Collection. This is truly one of the most gorgeous collections I have ever had! The large flower is created from the Layered Peony Stamp and Die set. The petals are stamped with the Blush Midas Ink Pad, while the leaves are stamped with Sandstorm Harmony Ink.

The image is nestled within the exquisite Biarritz Frame Cut & Emboss Folder. It makes my heart flutter and I love that it cuts and embosses in one pass. I have lightly inked it in Straw Bale Harmony Ink for a touch of sunshine. My sentiment, also stamped in Blush Midas Ink, is from a combination of the Happy Birthday and Love, Laugh, Laughter Mix and Match sets. The pretty green floral border is from the Parisian Floral Borders & Corners.

Have a beautiful weekend, sparkly friends! I hope it is filled with everything sweet. ♥️


  1. WOW! look at how stunning your card is! I LOVE the Frame cut/Embossing folder.. that is just so elegant and your coloring is wonderful! I adore my Spectrum Noir Markers... It's nice to see someone else coloring with them as well! I've missed seeing your beautiful creations and I was so happy to see you pop up in my blogger feed! Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Hello there, sweet Karen! I am so happy to see you posting again but am sorry times have been rough. What a wonderful card you've made for your friend! All the details and textures are amazing. Hugs and blessings sent your way!

  3. So happy to see you posting again, Karen! I hope things are going smoothly for you! Your card with the heart is stunning, so pretty! Lovely papers and bits of lace tucked here and there are the perfect touch! Your friend will appreciate the gorgeous card, I'm sure! Take good care! Hugs and blessings to you!!

  4. You're back! Yayyyy! I've missed your lovely projects. You came back with a bang, sweet friend. Your card is just lovely. The papers, the dies and the embellishments all put together beautiful to create one stunning card. Love it as always.
    Sending prayers for an easy road ahead, and loads of hugs.
    Have an awesome day!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  5. Gorgeous card Karen, love the detailed flourishes and beautiful roses image x

  6. Dear friend Karen, I am so happy to see a new stunning craft again. I hope from my heart that you're fine now and God bless you in future. I love your card design with the lovely heart and sweet arrangements.
    Many hugs and all the best Petra

  7. My sweetest friend, this is so stunning!! I love the beautiful embossed heart and the gorgeous flowers!! You colored them so beautifully!! The papers are so pretty, too!! Love this, Karen!! Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers always. Sending huge hugs your way :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Well, I am delighted you are up and running again. I do hope you path is smoother now. Your card is just lovely, as always! Those colors are stunning together, and that rose in the center is breathtaking! I can't believe this is your first time coloring with the markers--it looks like you are a pro! My apologies if I come in clumps; that is the way I tend to do my visiting these days. I've got a lot of catching up to do! Sending hugs!

  9. Oh no! I've missed a few gorgeous makes Karen! Life has been a little crazy of late. This is gorgeous hunny. Love the paper layers and your gorgeous colouring with the Spectrum Noirs. Beautiful creation hunny. Huge hugs, Wends xoxo


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