Monday, March 8, 2010

Hang In There!



Funny how a challenge and the weather can get you to spring clean your house. I decided to empty our drawers and pleaded with my husband to get rid of a red sweatshirt that he's had before we were married (no worries-no sentimental value attached!) so I could hand cut it up into a heart. Then I found some 180 count white sheets in our laundry room that I bought shortly after I was married (we tried them once and believe me, I've never bought anything under 280 count now). So here's my second creation for Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge. The search for these two colors of course came from another challenge, the Color Cue, and I added the turquoise accents. The layout is from 2S4Y. However, I did have the idea of using a hanger before I started cleaning, and the elements all came together.
I've also noticed that I have a couple of trends in my cards now: I guess I keep doing them because I think they work, or I like it and think it's cool {overhanging elements, a peek of scallop edge, sewing...} I'd be curious to know, do you all have "trends" and do you think you need to get out of them or just work with it?

Supplies Used: Fabric (sweatshirt and sheet), SU Kraft and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, SU Stamp Set, Colorbox Chalkd Ink in Chestnut Road, CM Circle Cutting System, Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Mini Hanger, Thread

24 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

Really fantabulous! I'm so lovin' the fabric!

Kathy Martin said...

Darling card...cute sentiment! :)

~amy~ said...

wow...you are sooooooo creative!!! I love it!

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous! I ♥ it! :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Virginia L. said...

What a smart and sweet design! CUTE!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is adorable Karen... I love it!!

Winter said...

Another great card! I love it! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Dawn said...

This is so unique and fabulous! Love the story that goes with it to...I could just see you running around trying to find things to cut up...now that is true devotion and love for the craft! Ruts...hmm...I have noticed that if I use ribbon, it's in almost the same way on every card. And...I use ellipses [...] a lot when I type (and grammatically incorrect use at that). LOL

Tammy said...

Fab idea!! Love that hanger!! My trend is sewing lately too--don't think I'm giving it up any time soon either. I think we have to stick to our trends for as long as they keep us satisfied with what we've created. Also, I think our trends give us a signature style--that thing that makes others say, "Oh, that's so a Karen B card!" ya know?

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome and creative dear.

jen said...

WOW! I love that hanger! What a great take on the challenge!!!

Rachel D said...

Oh my gosh, so fun and clever! Love the color scheme. Do you remember where you got the hanger or any other info on it? I'd love to have a pack. :)

Tyggereye said...

Love your card. Off to check out the rest of your blog. :)

Alice Wertz said...

wow! fabulous take on the sketch!! love this! thanks for joining us at 2S4Y!

Regina Easter said...

love this...great job...

Courtney Baker said...

Karen this is totally fabulous! Love this!

SelahCafe said...

WOWZA! This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

sarahmartina said...

Aack! THE most clever card, ever! Love it! Thanks for playing with 2S4Y!

Rae said...

Co cute, so clever!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Great texture in your card!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Your card is just too cute! COngrats on your win. I have to say I love scallops and sewing!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Hey, thanks for the kind congrats you left on my blog! Congrats on your WPLUS9 Color Cue win! This is such a cute card!

Rosemary said...

Congrats on your Color Cue win! Your card is so adorable and clever! (ie... wish I had thought of that!!) Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my card!

Ayana Posadas said...

What a clever card!
I love how you used the hanger.