Sunday, April 4, 2010

MMSC #47

I have been asked by a co-worker to make a stack of cards. I used this week's Midnight Madness sketch for my layout. Both the duck image and the "Thank You" came from Hambo Stamps (I love their pigs). I found this paper in my stash and I think I bought it recently. Where did I buy it? I sure can't remember now. I think it might have been Wisconsin Craft Market??? I used stickles and glossy accents to help the image pop a bit. I was not fond of the stitching part. I don't sew. I HATE sewing. I don't own a sewing machine. I poked holes in the paper and then used embroidery floss to sew it. I learned the hard way that I added way too many holes!! It took too long to sew. No matter, I like the card. It brings a smile to my face.

Okay, now you are wondering why there is a bird on my head. Zena, our cockatiel was flying around the room and needed a place to land. Obviously she thought my head was a good spot. This is strange on many levels. The bird has bonded with my hubby and doesn't go to me unless she is desperate. Secondly, she usually flies to something other than my head. The kids thought it was funny so I took a picture.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Duck and Thank you by Hambo Stamps
Paper: unknown
Markers: SU! barely banana, mellow moss, bashful blue, only orange
accessories: stickles, glossy accent, embroidery floss.


  1. I zena lot of pictures in my life, but I never zena picture like this til I zena picture of you with Zena. THAT was dorky.

    LOVE the card. And sewing. LOL! Cute one!

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  3. HI Karen Lynn - love the card - that image is very cute!! Great DP too! I have a tame cockatiel, Paris, and he sits with me when I craft but I never leave him on his own...or he poops on my cards or trys to pull out the brads - they are such characters! She is lovely!! Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we appreciate your support and love to visit with you! We look forward to seeing you next week! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. Karen what a cute card this week with lots of personality with that sweet image. Your sewing looks great even though you don't like You could have fooled me!!! I got a kick out of your pet on your head. Thanks for sharing that with us. Thank you so much for gracing us with this lovely creation. We appreciated you playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  5. Oh how cute Karen!! Love your little duckie and how you did the sentiment!! Such a sweet take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us this week!

  6. Hi Karen, how are you doing? What a wonderful Thank You card. I am loving the image and your colors are perfect. Well done with the sketch too. Oh before I forget..I wanted to ask you if in the future you can do a direct post link and not a blog link? Do you know the difference? If not I would be happy to share with you how to do that. You can just email me at
    quick example.. when you linked up this card.. a direct link would be ...
    direct links normally end in html not .com :) I have been fixing them for you and it is no big deal..I finally had the time to mention it :) Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your talent with us each week. I so enjoy coming to visit you.
    MMSC Hostess

  7. Hi Karen, Not sure if my last comment post when through.. I will be back to double check later... if not, email me

  8. What a great little duck for that layout, looks wonderful with that paper. And I never can find a vertical sentiment, great idea using it. Very cute!