Wednesday, May 21, 2014

You Are Special

Hello dear friends!

It's been a while since I've posted anything. I have been thoroughly enjoying the warm temperatures, spring flowers and not being on the computer quite so much. It's been lovely!

I have been making some cards though. I sneak away to my craft room every little chance I can and play. Actually I've been piddling a lot lately. I posted about piddling a while back, if you didn't read it, then what piddling means to me is, to just play with my stamps and card stuff with no particular goal in mind. No challenge to go by, no person I'm making it for, no reason, and no aim, just to get my stuff out, start coloring, cutting and gluing and see where it takes me. Sometimes I forget all about this, and get kind of serious about things I'm doing, and I lose my joy. When things start getting bogged down and I'm thinking , "this isn't as much fun as it used to be" that's when it hits me.... I forgot about piddling!!! Oh heaven's don't ever forget to piddle!!!

So I've been piddling again and it's soooooooo wonderful!

Here's where my piddling led me yesterday! 


I LOVE patterned paper!! I also love clean cards with white space. It's sometimes hard to combine the two you know? So I'm always looking and thinking of different layout ideas that will allow me to use a bit of patterned paper, and still have a clean looking card. I came up with this design which I loved so much I made two more just like it in different colors!

All of the flowers and leaves are from Papertrey Ink, the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, and the arched dies are from Sizzix. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a good week so far! I'll be back on Friday for a new Festive Friday post! Meanwhile, I am going to keep piddling away here! 

Hugs,

Kay :)


20 comments:

  1. Kay this card is beautiful I think you combined the clean look with patterned paper very well. There are so many beautiful papers out there it is hard to pass them by sometimes :)

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  2. Happy to see you piddling my friend. This is a very pretty card and I love the colours and clean space.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Kay. I love the spring colors.

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  4. This is beautiful. Your stamping looks perfect and I'm glad you were able to piddle.

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  5. how I know that feeling...loosing the joy...and the need to piddle...I gave up all my DT post just to get back to enjoying crafting for fun and it's worked!
    love yor card so fresh...heaven xxx

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  6. Kay this is gorgeous, ur love for the spring shines out !!

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  7. Oh yay for piddling! I'm so glad you got to do that again. Look at where it took you, indeed...what a glorious card. Love it my sweet friend. You used your patterns to perfection and produced a truly wonderful card. I could look at it all day and smile!!

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  8. Well, this is just gorgeous!

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  9. Piddling perfection, Kay - and so glad you shared this beauty with us! I 'hear' what you're saying about things we love sometimes becoming a chore - and yes, stepping back for a bit, doing something else, usually results in a refreshed, rejuvenated outlook. Indeed, sometimes my best (well, 'best' being a widely defined term *grin*) ideas are sparked while 'piddling' around doing, or with, other things. Your flowers are soooo gorgeous in their pretty patterned paper arch (what kind of inks do you use? ) and the sentiment is precisely as it reads: special! clean, simple and elegant! Love this, Kay! And THANK YOU x a zillion for the warm comments you leave on my blog! You are a gem!! Hugs~c

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  10. So gorgeous, Kay! Love your "piddling" around work.

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  11. Gorgeous card, love the bright and happy colors too. ~Diane

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  12. Karol Kay... your biggest fan :)May 22, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Piddling often brings out the best in creativity.... especially yours! Darling!!!

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  13. Oh Kay piddling is so important and something I need to do really soon, I am so bogged down right now and energy is at an all time low. Loveo your card, the flowers are just beautiful!

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  14. Well, I think your idea of 'Piddling' is fabulous, Kay! This is such a gorgeous card...the beautiful colors and your amazing design...not to mention how you always play with patterned papers...WOW! I love it so much!
    So happy for you that you've taken time to 'smell the flowers' and enjoy the warm weather! I think we all need to do that now and then...thank you for the reminder, and for sharing this gorgeous card with us! Hugs to you!!!

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  15. Love your piddling! I agree, too many things on the to do list take away the fun of stamping and card making. This card is so you and it is stunning! I see your ornaments in this card as well. I must have missed this PTI set but sure do notice it now that you have used it!

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  16. LOVE this, Kay, your piddling resulted in a gorgeous card here!! I love the arched dies, I must get some of those! And your flowers are so pretty, love the bright, happy colors!

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  17. I am so tickled to learn a new meaning for the word piddling, Kay! When I piddle, or when the dogs used to piddle, it involves swearing and paper towels. (And sometimes making cards involves swearing and paper towels!) But your piddling definition belongs as a number line beside the other definitions for the word JOY!! How totally fun! I do that kind of piddling around, too, from time to time and, in fact, in the ten years I made cards before computers and challenges, piddling was the ONLY way I made cards!

    You, my dear, are an expert piddler, there is no question about it! (Can you tell I just love using the word piddle in any form possible as often as possible, tee hee!) I love the CLEAN design, gorgeous papers and colors, and your impeccable execution! Even though you didn't make this for a challenge, it's a winner in my eyes! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. So, SO sweet and pretty Kay!! I MUST remember to piddle!!

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  19. What a gorgeous summer happy card! Love this Kay :)

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