September 10, 2011

Say It With Sparkles!

Good morning!  I'm thrilled to share some exciting news with you -

That's right!  I was a winner for a Card Patterns Sketch Challenge a little while ago and this week I am so lucky to be a guest designer!  It is so fun to be designing with these amazing women - yay!!

Here is the sketch, CPS132 -

Isn't it fun!  Clean and simple and just my style.  Here is my card -

Yesterday was my sweet Katie's 4th birthday and she is all about pink and sparkly and pink, and more pink.  I started by stamping the It's Your Birthday a la Carte stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored it with Copics.  The paper is from the 6x6 Happy Days pack from Echo Park.

I used a Quickie Glue Pen to add the glitter on the letters, and oh my, how it sparkles!!  I also used some border bling to add the fun rhinestone border.  More sparkle for the birthday girl.

Be sure to stop by the Card Patterns Sketch blog to see the design team ideas and join in on the fun this week!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: it's your birthday a la carte (taylored expressions)
paper: pretty in pink (su!), rose red (su!), choice snow white (taylored expressions), happy days (echo park)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, border bling (paper studio), diamond glitter, foam tape, quickie glue pen


  1. I love all the pink and glitter, Karen! Congrats on being a guest designer!! :)

  2. I absolutely adore your take on the sketch!

  3. I saw your card on Card Patterns as the guest designer. I love your card. Very effective.

  4. OOOhh!! How did I not know this EXCITING, FABULOUS news!!!!??? GOrgoeus Pink, Sparkliness for a BEAUTIFUL Birthday Girl!!


  5. Congrats on being a guest designer Karen!!! That's awesome! :) Love your cards, they are so simple and beautiful!

  6. This card is superb! Love the sparkle and GIRL FACTOR. ;)

  7. Lovely lovely card, Karen! So sweet, simple and sparkly!