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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

 Hi! It's been quite hectic here this past week.  My mom has been in the hospital with pneumonia.  The hospital that her doctors use is an hour from my house so it's quite a haul.  My dad has also been sick with bronchitis so it has been rather stressful.  I had a few quiet moments yesterday and felt like coloring.  These Paper Smooches flowers are perfect and a lot of fun to color.
I die cut the white panel with the largest SSS Stitched Rectangle die.  Then I die cut the dotted line several times about an inch apart.  I masked off each panel and then stamped my flowers.  I colored the flowers with Copics and added just a few white details with a gel pen.
Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate!

Cardstock: Recollections White, PTI Harvest Gold
Stamps: SSS All Occasions Banners, PS Blossoming Buds
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: SSS Tilted Banner, PS Dots and Dashes
Other: Copics, Twine


  1. Coloring is great therapy! So sorry to hear about your parent's health, and the hospital being an hour away just doesn't help. Not exactly what you expected for Christmas I imagine. Great card, Kara, I love the masked panels, wonderful idea.

  2. Wow! That is a really pretty card! It looks like it was fun to color. So sorry about your parents. I hope they are both better soon. Merry Christmas!

  3. First, sorry to hear about your parents. I hope they are both recovering by now. Your card is beautiful. I love those flowers and your coloring looks fabulous. Merry Christmas!

  4. This is beautiful!
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  5. Hope your parents get well soon, such a worry. your colouring is so beautiful. Hope the new year brings wonderful treasures for you and your family

  6. I am so sorry to hear about both of your parents. Definitely not a great Christmas for you this year. I send wishes for a speedy recovery for both of them. Your card is just beautiful--love how you used those dies and stamps.

  7. Hope your parents are both on the mend SOON Kara, I'll remember them in my prayers. Your card is simply delightful, love the colorful blooms!

  8. Beautiful card! Love that pretty background!!

    Praying that your mom and dad have a speedy recovery!! Sending well wishes!!

    Have a Happy New Year!

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  9. Beautiful card, love the masking/coloring. Hope everyone there is on the mend!

  10. As Always I'm super impressed with your feeling for GREAT designs ! LOVE this too!!!!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Karin

  11. Kara, this card is brilliant! The way you added the dotted lines and masked your beautifully colored flowers is amazing. I am glad you found a quiet moment during such a stressful and worrisome time. Sending big hugs and wishes that everyone returns to full health soon!

  12. Beautiful design, Kara, love the dotted lines and awesome coloring! Glad you were able to spend a little quiet time to create this beauty. Sorry to hear your parents were both sick during the holidays and hope they are feeling better now.


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