August 3, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hello!  I'm getting back into the swing of things after being away for a week at CHA in Chicago - seems like it takes me twice as long to get back into the mommy routine than it does to pack up to leave.  Life doesn't slow down to wait for me to get my act together, so I jumped right on the crazy treadmill of life and I only fell down once, haha!  To get back into stamping mode, I used MOJO150 for the layout and grabbed some Fly a Kite paper from October Afternoon.  Since the sketch required a round image, I wanted to use my new Decorative Round Wide Borders from Just Rite and paired it with a sentiment from Birthday Centers.  I embossed the border in clear embossing powder and then cut it out with 2 circle nestabilities.  The twill ribbon is puckered and taped to the card with sticky strip - to pucker the twill, pull on one of the threads that run along the length of the ribbon and you'll see it start to gather.  You can tie the ends when you get the right length, or simple cut the ends after adhering it to your card.  So easy! 

See you back soon!

recipe -
stamps: decorative round wide borders, birthday centers (just rite stamps)
paper: kraft, vanilla cardstock, fly a kite (october afternoon)
ink: memento rich cocoa, versamark
accessories: clear embossing powder, lightweight twill ribbon, nestabilities, kaisercraft pearls, large corner rounder, embossing scallop edge punch


  1. Lost MOJO you say!!!! Fabulous I say!!!.. Karen.. this is GORGEOUS... and the Fabulous wasn't about the lost Mojo!! Oops!! :D

    If this had been me on the treadmill I'd be the one flung off the back and trying frantically with arm wailing to get back on!! oh yes.. you know the one!! bwhahaha

    xx SJ

  2. I love this card. Simple and elegant.

  3. Beautiful Karen! Understated elegance!! I love it. Viv xx

  4. I LOVE this, Karen! That sketch is PERFECT for the JR circle sets. the colors are great too....I want to CASE it! :)