Saturday, January 30, 2010

MMSC #38 and Art Impressions monthly contest

Yoo-Hoo! I am back! Whew! did you miss me?? My 3 credit, 3 week class is almost over (finished on Monday and today is Saturday). I have all my homework handed in. I will check in on the class over the weekend in case something happens that I need to know about. Anyway, I stamped last night. Boy, did that feel soooo good!
You may not know that I won 3rd place last month at Art Impressions monthly contest. I won a $20.00 gift certificate, which I promptly used. I didn't get a chance to play around with my stamps because of the university class. I did one night color in one image (see below) just to give me some sanity.
I love AI stamps, especially their humorous oldies ones. That's the line from which I got Eunice and Hollis. I did buy some more of those wacky characters.
Well the stamp contest this month is international cuisine. YIKES! I don't have anything of theirs that is even cuisine-ly related. I had a bit of time to myself yesterday after work and before picking up kiddos so I went to JoAnn fabrics and Archivers and found some embellishments. Here is my submission, please note the inside of the card. These stamps are front and back stamps and I just love them!
I used this week's Midnight Madness sketch challenge. Due to the rather large window in the middle it was difficult to put the embellishments around the edge of the circle so I hung the utensils on the shutters instead. The "bon appetit" took up the whole bottom half of the card so I was unable to put the final triangle and embellishment on the bottom corner as the sketch challenge indicates.
And here's the inside of the card.


  1. Oh my godness...and back with a bang girl! This is the yummiest card I've seen in a while. Great job!

  2. How stinkin' cute is this! I love the front/back stamp. Oh, my goodness, this is so adorable!

  3. Congrats on your win!!! I love this image!! Too stinkin cute!!I love the front and back!! Great coloring and take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with the Midnight Madness
    sketch challenge!

  4. I love those front and back stamps and what a great job coloring! I need a skirt like that for summer . . . summer in Provence . . . in my dreams. I hope she enjoys her dinner!

  5. Karen, Congratulations on your win!! Your cards are just beautiful and you certainly deserve it!! This is just precious!! You have colored her beautifully!! All of embellishments are just wonderful The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  6. Adorable! I love it..what a darling set and great great artwork by you!

  7. Really cute, Karen, I think those hanging utensils make this scene so realistic...I've been to Provence, too!!

  8. Way to go with your win.. awesome!! Should I send you my wish list..LOL just joking with ya:) Well, I have to say your card this week is really something is so cute.. I love the little hat...the whole card is just top never disappoint :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge and don't forget we have the sneak peek now.. did you peek yet?? LOL
    MMSC Hostess

  9. You certainly came back with a wowzer on this one!

  10. H Karen Lynn - what a great win you had - thanks for sharing it with us - and,yes, we did miss you!! ! Love this image, adorasble....and your colouring is always fabulous - I am loving this, especially with all of the texture! Love it Karen Lynn! Thanks for being part of this weeks challenge, we love seeing you here and would love to see you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  11. The utensils are soo cool! Such a fun image! Great job on the sketch this week! Well done! Thank you for joining us again this week! See you next week!


  12. I really like your adorable card. The lady in the window is so whimsical and fun! What a great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along withus at Midnight Madness!
    Midnight Madness DT

  13. Holy Smokes have delighted us with this amazing creation. Your details are enthralling and delectable. I love this front and back image stamp. How lighthearted and fun...such a joy to behold!!! We have missed you. Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness this week. We love visiting and seeing your creations.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  14. My goodness Karen, this is waaaay Cute! Your colors are rich and brilliant. Super job this week, thanks for showing it to us! xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT