Pink Saturday

My creation

Pink-Saturday-dancing-size-5Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting. If you stop by Bev's Place you will find all the Pink Posts for this Saturday.

high heel shoeAt seventeen I dreamed of being a fashion illustrator and I used to design Karen logos on all of my notebooks. I would hover over the leisure section of the New York Times and draw fashion figures for my latest Fashion Design assignments.


The illustration above is my digital painting but the sweet charms are from Two Peas In a Bucket Scrapbooking and digital embellishments. The design is from a book I have been studying on handbags. Christian Dior, Lady Dior 1989.

toile bootI always loved illustrating shoes, but I thought I would have a try at designing a few handbags, pink of course.

Dancing Shoe

Pink ValentineDreaming of those pink romantic days ahead with Valentine's Day approaching, I started thinking about a fancy handbag design to go with this frock. I think this dress would swing perfectly as your beau would twirl you around the dance floor.


dress-collageI love fancy stationary. When I found these beautiful enclosures and card easel I had to design something special. They are called table tents. They are designed for weddings, showers, parties, to display table numbers, menus or photos. The original one was creamy white, I covered the front with a peach colored paper for a background. The paper tent measures 5 1/4 inches by 7 1/2 inches.


pink-handbag-card-easel-set-8The card easel is covered in pale peach textured paper. At the bottom of the easel I put a piece of double sided tape so that you can set it up as an easel to display.


pink-handbag-card-easel-set-8The image is a Handbag I designed using fabric, paper, a pearl brad and gold leaf paint.

My creation

dress-collageThe enclosure is a lovely tall white envelope with a heart seal. It measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.

dress-collageThis slides nicely into the gold envelope for mailing. These enclosures are designed for wedding invitations, but why not create any occasion to be defined as special.

pink-handbag-card-easel-set-8I have enclosed an additional pink heart seal to put on the outside of the envelope. The outside envelope measures 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.

pink-handbag-card-easel-set-7Handle and fringe painted with gold leaf paint

dress-collageI put this card set on the shelf in my little shop, and I am working on some more designs which I will add over the weekend.

Pink card easel set

pink-saturday--dancingThe song for this post is sung by Mr. Fred Astaire. Steppin Out With My Baby. Oh yes, I designed that dancing frock in plus sizes too...tee hee for me of course.

My creation
Belinda said...

What pretty pink things! I love the card with the pink cute! :-) I'm going to peek in on your Etsy shop now!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Karen! You have a great sense of design. PINK IS IN! I am going shopping at Etsy to see more. Take care, Anita

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, you always have the cutest things on your blog! Love this!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Karen,

Yes, I have seen the Inspired Room and I am going to add her to my favorites. Thank you so much for visiting. Are you at all related to Harvey Cox, professor at Harvard? My husband studied under him. Have a marvelous day dear lady! Anita

g said...

Such pretty and chic designs. I love the handbag-themed cards!

Mimi said...

Pretty things are everywhere on Pink Saturday! You are so talented and creative!

LiLi M. said...

Your drawings and your card are beautiful! Happy pink Saturday!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oh, to be so talented... It always amazes me the women like you who have both the creativity and energy to continue to make beauty all around you. And thus I thank you for sharing with us.

Riet said...

Your pinks are all so pretty. Happy pink Saturday

Susan said...

Pretty pinks!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

Wow. wow. wow! Love these designs. YOU are so talented! I am so impressed!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my blog. I'm so glad you visited! I enjoying blogging so much. What a great way to share our news and activities with family and friends...and what a wonderful way to meet new friends! I'm loving every minute of it.

Again, I love your blog and all your work! Oh, how I wish I was a fraction of the artist you are!

Have a wonderful weekend, Karen!


Virginia said...

Love to look at your creations, lovely.
Happy Pink Saturday!

LvPoohBr2 said...

Oh I love the pink purse card! So cute!!! Have a great Pink Saturday!!

windy angels said...

gorgeous, as always. I love the pink frock especially.
Happy pink Saturday. hoping that all is well with you.
I'll be announcing my blurb book in next few days - thank you SO much for the suggestion of that. I gave 5 of your books as Christmas gifts. I know they were greatly appreciated.

angels and blessings,
Wendy ♥♥♥

Lynne Laura said...

Happy Pink Saturday,

Lovely cards!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

CC said...

Loved all your pink pretties, specially the card with sweet pink handbag. Happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely weekend..

dana said...

I'm so glad you have plus sizes in that dancing frock--that makes me feel better! :)

What lovelyness you have created--again! I marvel at your posts each week!

Happy Pink Sat! Dana

PS Love listening to that great music!

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Karen; Happy Pink Saturday;

I love the Pink dress card so very chic. as well as all the other ones, you are very talented.

Alaura said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Karen!

I love the pink dress! Fantastic!

~ Gabriela ~

Joy said...

The stationery and dress are so beautiful, as is the awesome shoe! You have a great eye.

Envoy-ette said...

What talent you have! I would so wear that pink dress!

RobinfromCA said...

How fun it would be to step out and dance with Fred Astair (or Gene Kelly - sigh) in your fabulous pink frock. And at the table waiting would be that most delicious handbag holding all of those most important things for the evening - lipstick, glitzy compact, extra nylons in case of run, a dime for the pay phone - we are stepping back in time, right?.

Excuse me, I think the DVD player is calling my name...

Sarah Bella's said...

Great pink post, happy pink day.
God bless you, Sarah

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Karen.

I would feel quite beautiful in that outfit, and I would love dancing with my sweet husband. Your creations are beautiful.

She'sSewPretty said...

OH my goodness Karen. If I ever found a pink dress like that in my size, I'd buy it in a minute. And the shoes...Cute!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Claudie said...

Oh Karen how lovely everything is.
You are a true artist with a keen eye for beauty.
I love your cards and that dress is to die for.

KatCollects said...

Your cards are so sweet and I am loving that pink dress design. Happy Pink Saturday.

Sheri said...

You truly are gifted. Very lovely pinks! Happy PS!
Sheri~~Prim Rose Hill

Kathleen said...

Karen I love those High Heel shoes. THey look fabulous with the pink dress. Your art amazes me, thank you for sharing so much. Happy Pink Saturday Hugs

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Karen...How creative you are! I enjoyed looking at your artwork which fit in so well with PS!

I would love to come back & visit!

Have a great Sunday evening! :-)


lisa said...


I just love the note cards they are the cutest ever.