Saturday, December 26, 2009

MMSC #33

This is my submission for this weeks Midnight Madness Challenge. The sketch was hard for me this week. This was my third attempt at making a card.
Well, I have a story. This image is a cute little image. My stampin' friend, BevStamps from SCS sent me a card a year or two ago with this image. I love that card and look at it frequently. I had mentioned to her recently how much I like the little pilgrim girl and what the name of the stamp/stamp set was and if she would stamp some images for me. About a week or so later I got a package from Bev so I assumed it was the stamped images. To my surprise she sent me the stamp set!!! She said she wasn't going to use it again and that this set is no longer available. Boy, this made my day! I told her I like to find ways to use seasonal stamps throughout the year. I have yet to find a way to make this into a birthday card, but I will.
Now for my second story. On the 23rd my parents and my family went on an overnight vacation to Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. A short hop, skip and a jump from where we live. Hubby and I took the kids there for the first time in October right before halloween. It is an indoor waterpark and the kids had a blast. Hubby mentioned after our stay that we should do this again for Christmas. I wanted my parents to come as I need the help watching the three boys (hubby doesn't like rides). I had asked my parents and they readily agreed. Now my boys didn't know of the vacation until my parents showed up at our house. They didn't even know grandma and papa were coming to the house. They screamed when they found out we were going to the waterpark. We had such a blast! It was low key, low stress and my parents just went with the flow. I was so grateful for their help, their eagerness and flexibility. I wanted to make this card to show my appreciation. Hubby said "I think we started a tradition!" I sure hope so!

stamps: Indian Summer by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Thanksgiving stamp set by Storage Units, Ink & more
paper: white, garden green, more mustard, really rust
markers: real rust, more mustard, yellow, red, brown
Ink: Bamboo, green tea, split pea, evergreen, paprika, bark
accessories: brads, window, ribbon, cuttlebug folders


  1. Oh, isn't she sweet? How cool that she sent you the stamp set!! Merry Christmas!! Love the border too! Sounds like a great time at the waterpark! Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year.


  2. This is just so adorable and precious. What a lovely card to give to your parents to show your gratefulness. I bet you all had a great time. How wonderful to make memories to last a lifetime!!! Great job with the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness.

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  3. Hi Karen Lynn - your Christmas sounds like fun - great for your kids to share it with Grandparents as well! Love this card and how generous is your friend - I am sure you will find other ways to use it - maybe a gift in her hands!??! Love the embossing and those colours - gorgeous! Thanks for finding the time to play along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week Karen Lynn- we love to see you! You know we look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Limda MMSC Design Team

  4. Karen, what a great Christmas surprise for the kids. Sound so much fun!
    You did a very cute thankful card and love the way you used the leaves to form the frame for this image. Nice texture background and great take on for the sketch. thanks for joining us at MMSC and looking forward for you for the next creation :o)
    MMSC Guest Designer

  5. third time is a charm :) It is just adorable. Well done with that sketch..It was a tricky one and you worked it prefectly. It is just adorable. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
    MMSC Hostess

  6. Cute card, Karen, and I admire your tenacity. Your parents sound like real keepers, and glad you have a fun tradition to look forward to!!
    I like the little garland of leaves you used to encircle this sweet image!

  7. I love how you are already putting this stamp set to good use. Your thank you card is adorable. Sounds like you had a great holiday. Happy New Year!