Friday, July 17, 2015

Colorful Inspiration

I am sorry for the sparse postings this summer.  As I've said before, I am helping my mom go through the process of down sizing, but then she ended up in the hospital with pneumonia.  She's out now and thankfully her house sold, but now I need to move her to the apartment.  We just finished the kitchen yesterday and we're on to some closets.  My mom has been a quilter and crafter forever, so you know those closets are all very full!

I decided to take a morning off, and what better therapy than stamping!  Virginia Lu has a challenge going on Virginia's View called 100% Stamping.  I spent my morning doing just that.  I got my inspiration from a scarf and a stamp given to me by a very dear friend:
Here's the beautiful scarf, and the stamp is that cute little Scottie dog.
 

Stamps: Scottie Dog from Crafty Stamps, PTI Background Basics: Super Stripes, PTI Scripted,
Die: PTI Scripted
Ink: PTI Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, Royal Velvet
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Royal Velvet
Rhinestones: Recollections
Marker:  Zig Writer in Teal
White embossing powder: Zing
I used both the MISTI and a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me stamp straight.

Not much time left, but still time to play at Virginia's View:
Thanks so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a great day!

Kara Lynne



27 comments:

  1. I was just thinking about you, that I hadn't seen a post from you in a little while and voilà, I see you in my feed! Sorry to hear that your mother was ill, hope she is all recovered now! Love those little Scottie dogs and that wonderful plaid stamping Kara! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Hazel xx

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  2. What a gorgeous card Kara and I loved seeing your inspiration scarf. The plaid stamping is beautiful! I hope your Mum is fully recovered now and the move goes well.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  3. AMAZING stamping and such a wonderful card, I just had to pin it!!

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  4. Gorgeous!!! What a great color combo and wonderful design Kara Lynne!!! Love it!

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  5. LOVE these little scotties! Really fun and colorful card!

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  6. Wow, that's a lot of stamping and your plaid looks fantastic! Love the little row of Scotties too!

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  7. Now talk about fabulous...love your card Kara!!! From the beautiful bright colors to those sweet little scotties! And that scarf is just as fun!

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  8. This is just the cutest card Kara - great background and super little scottie dogs

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  9. Sorry to hear that your Mother had pneumonia - no fun!!!! Glad she is doing better! And bless you both as you finish sorting her house....a big job and emotional one too! Glad you took some time for a card! It is lovely my dear!!!!! Hugs!!!!

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  10. What a sweet, sweet card! I love the colors and especially that it was 100% stamped. My mom was a quilter and loved crafts too so I can only imagine how much clearing out there is to do. I'm so glad your mom is feeling better. She's blessed to have you so close. Hug her up tight and love her!! ;o)

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  11. beautifully stamped card, kara... the little Scotties are too cute!

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  12. Family always comes first,you are a good daughter to be there for your mom.
    What a darling card! Wow that background stampiping looks amazing!

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  13. Good your mom in feeling better! I really like the plaid background on the sweet card, very pretty~

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  14. Hi Kara! This is a wonderful card! Love the colorful scotties!

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  15. This is FABULOUS! I love that dog stamp and the bright and colorful look. Wow!

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  16. Super cute card! Love those pups! I'm so glad your mom is feeling better. I can only imagine how busy you are moving her - I'm not much of a quilter and I know how much stuff I have tucked away, lol!

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  17. Such a cool design! Love your card!

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  18. The color is adorable bright n happy ...did you stamp all??woooow your plaid looks perfecto..lovely cute doggie image too Kara..hope your mom.will be settle and you will post more often..I miss your card in blog sweety...hugs
    Monika

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  19. THIS. IS. GORGEOUS. and I love where the inspiration to create it came from!! You are a marvel and this was beautiful to see!!

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  20. I love it! Well done once again Kara!!

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  21. How fun is this?! Love these colors and that darling row of pups! And your sentiment is perfect!

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  22. Wow that plaid came out beautifully and those little Scotties are just too cute for words. :)

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  23. Fabulous stamping! love the design :)

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  24. Your plaid looks amazing, I can never get mine to come out right!

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  25. What a colourful and cheerful card.

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