Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Thankful is the theme for the month of November. Serendipity invites you to play along in their challenge. Show us one of your creations using Serendipity stamps and or dies, it's that easy! There is a $20 Gift certificate to the Serendipity Store for one lucky winner that will be chosen randomly.  New to challenges? You can find all the details on the SSCB HERE

A big welcome to our November guest designer, Lisa Minckler! Take a minute to check out her fun blog, "You Made Me Ink"!

Here's the links to see what the DT has made
Karen Amidon are here!

I love this time of the year! The Autumn Wreath reminds me of the harvest and the beginning of a new season. Our family gathers together all year long but the holidays are always a special time to be with each other. 
This stamp is beautifully detailed. The grapevine and leaves give this wreath a natural feel, yet it is very elegant. The rich colors of the wreath come from being colored with Copics. To get the crisp white border, I airbrushed around the image leaving the die in place.

Designing the inside of a card is as much fun to me as the front! Isn't this script gorgeous?  I masked off the word, "Be" on the, "Be Thankful" stamp. The cornicoupia has been fussy cut from the, "Novemberstamp. Serendipity has a wonderful stamp set of all the months which can be seen here!

Anything in the Autumn or Thanksgiving Category is 20% this week!
Perfect time to get those things from your November wish list!

Thanks for looking and remember there will be a blog hop here Friday November 14th!

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 928QCL Small Autumn Wreath Cling Set, 397E Be Thankful, 595F November
  • Ink: Memento, memento Luxe
  • Papers: Neenah 110, G45 Raining Cats and Dogs-Pitter Patter, Carta Bella- 6x6 a perfect Autumn, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics, Darice ef- Fall Leaf BG, Perfect Mini Layers, MFT- Pierced Oval Stax, Vertical Stitched Stax, Spellbinders- Labels 22, Decorative Labels 22, Labels 34, Scalloped Circles, May Arts ribbon


  1. Karen your card is gorgeous! And I'm amazed at what you did on the inside - so clever to use the cornucopia from the November stamp!

  2. That wreath never looked better Karen! All the black accents really pull everything together and make the color just pop! Stunning!

  3. So beautiful! Excited for your class this weekend!

  4. You never disappoint Karen! This is stunning and the inside card is as gorgeous as the front! I thought it was a second card. Love the black with fall colors gorgeous and elegant. I love this time of year too!

  5. I gasped when I saw your card....what outstanding eye candy!! The colors are pure perfection and that design just captivates the feel and love of Autumn. Your card is gorgeous. :) It's been such a pleasure DT with you talented ladies.
    Lisa x

  6. So pretty, Karen! Love the colors and checked ribbon you used. Such pretty papers, too!

  7. Oh my Goodness! I just had to stop and stare at this one! Wow! (also had to pin it on my pinterest board. Amazing design and colors, and choice of papers...So nicely done!