Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Krafty Group Portrait Card


In some posts earlier this year I talked about my crafty group.  The four of us crafters meet every month or so to make cards, have desserts and enjoy an afternoon together.  It is always a fun time and I am so lucky to have such wonderful and crafty friends.  Well, as soon as I saw this stamp I said "This is our crafty group!".  From left to right you see Valerie, me, Rebecca and Janice.  Yep. It is totally us.  For example, the one for Janice suits her: she is wee in size but has a huge heart. 

I decided to use this stamp of us on the current Stampotique challenge (Anything Goes).  The layout is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch #185.  Kraft paper was used as the card base and the ribbon edging so the card also fits into this week's Kraft Journal challenge.  Foam tape was used to elevate the image (Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge).  Ribbon and twine was used as shown (Craftin' Desert Divas Challenge).

The paper is from a new pad I picked up: My Mind's Eye "Happy Day".  They named this pad correctly- it is so happy!  That is why I picked the paper for this card because it describes our little crafty get togethers perfectly.  Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles was used to cut our portrait.  Both papers were dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder (the pattern matched the paper on the left side of the card) and the Martha Stewart bubbles edge punch was used to make the Kraft paper edging.  The hearts were punched out of scrap Happy Day paper and a gem matching each of us was placed a heart.

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to see my crafty friends.  Also, if you like to see more happy cards made from MME paper, you should really check out Kristi's blog ( ).  She has been making awesome cards from the MME pad "Up and Away".  Well worth the trip!

Have a good one!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Kraft Journal, Use a Sketch:
Sweet Sunday Sketch #185:
Stampotique, AG:
Pause Dream Enjoy, Foam Tape:
Craftin' Desert Divas, Ribbon or Twine:
Paper Playtime, AG with 2 or more ribbons, twine, etc: 
Through The Craftroom Door, AG:
Sister Act Card Challenge #8:


  1. How adorable! I love all of your colors! It looks great!

  2. This so cute ,love the bright colors and I got a chuckle out of how you have given them all names ---too funny

  3. CONGRATS Kathy Jo !!!! ( On Your JustRite win )
    That stamp is so cute, that first cat reminds me of my Mom's dog, Danny.
    The papers you used are perfect with the lighthearted stamp, and the embossing looks great. I smile when I look at this card. It's great having scrappy friends, I wish I could meet with mine more often. Since we are all diehard dog people, I wouldn't be brave enough to compare us to that stamp. They would probably chase me up a tree !!

  4. very cute!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope that you will join us again for future linky parties!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  5. Absolutely darling, love the design and the colors of your little creatures. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

  6. Oh, how adorable is this??!! That image is so sweet!! And how fun to have a group of friends to craft with...I wish I had one!! Love the papers and design!! This is just fabulous my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Super cute card , love those birds .
    Thank you for joining us at our :
    "Through The Craft Room Door" Challenge this time and good luck.
    Hugs Elaine DT.

  8. Your card is so adorable.
    I love that you associated each character to one of your crafty friends too cute :)

  9. Very cute card!! Thanks for joining us at the SDC. XOXO

  10. this is a cuty one with lots of harmony in the colors you combined!
    thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer challenge :)

  11. Your cards are always so bright and cheerful! I just love this and appreciate that you share it in our challenges. Hope you're having a blessed week, and of course I look forward to seeing more of your art as you create it.
    The Kraft Journal
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. God bless you!

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The image is just awesome on its own - realizing that it matches up to your group? PRICELESS! Love it :)

  13. Such a bright and cheerful card - very very pretty! Thank you for joining in with us over at Stampotique Polly x

  14. Love the mix of papers, the embossing and don't even get me started on how cute those images are! Love this and will be showcasing your card today for the Feature Me Friday segment of The Kraft Journal blog! Thanks so much for playing along with us and don't forget to stop by the blog to pick up your Featured Artist button!

  15. This is so adorable!! The stamp made me LOL it's so cute! Congrats on your Feature over at The Kraft Journal!

    ps.thanks for the shout out! You're so sweet!

  16. So excited to see your shout-out - this card is SO CUTE I just love it to bits :)


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