Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Loveliest of Sounds



It was amazing...the little guy's mouth opened every time in surprise. It only took the mama hiding behind her hands then revealing her face and saying "Here I Am" to make the most loveliest of sounds fill the room. Giggles, chuckles, laughs...they kept coming over and over.

Here I am!... Whew, it feels as though it has been ages since my last post. I stole some time away from here to spend with my parents while they were visiting from out of state. Thanks for your patience.

Today's card features Kraft-for this week's CAS-Tastic Challenge! I wanted to showcase the versatility of kraft paper-it can be so classy and sophisticated, manly, yet feminine, too. I combined all of these to create an Anniversary card (or it could be a birthday card for a man or woman as well!). Softpencil is offering up a generous $10 gift certificate to one random participant.

Please check out the other krafty creations from the CAS-Tastic Design Team:
Angie
Deb
Maylee
Agata
Barbara
Bonnie Rose
Regina

Supplies Used: Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink (White) Georgia Pacific Clear Acrylic Stamps: (Medallions and Sentiments from Mehndi Medallions) Wplus9 Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger Other: Thread

33 comments:

  1. This is super Karen! I just love kraft and this is a really nice way of using it!

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  2. Just love those kraft squares and how you stitched around them! And do I spy the new W+9 stamp set? I have to get it :)
    Hope you enjoyed your family time - glad you're back!

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  3. Gorgeous card! So simple and still beautiful. Thank you for the story. It brought back happy memories of when my daughter was young.

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  4. It is very simple and elegant! Really love the kraft against the white! :)

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  5. beautiful card... love those medallions fr wplus9!

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  6. So cute. Love those stamps! I have those as well!

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  7. Hi Karen, I missed you, but I'm glad you were spending time with family! Priorities.

    I love this card - the stitching is amazing! You're right about it's versatility - it is elegant, yet a little rustic, too. The medallions are beautiful! I'm inspired (as I usually am by your work) - and hope I can imitate it!

    Hugs!

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  8. Great card! Raw around the edges, yet sophisticated! Great use of the Mehndi Medallions!

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  9. Karen,
    This is gorgeous! I love using kraft paper. It is so fun! Glad you had a fun holiday with your folks. You should put Twilight at the top of your list! They are great reads! I have the first three books of the series if you want them!
    Brandi

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  10. Simply Stunning Karen! I love this CAS style...perfection!!!

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  11. Simple but stunning! I love the look of the kraft on white, and the black stitching is fantastic! So glad you stopped by my blog!

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  12. Simple and elegant, Karen. Love the stamping on kraft!

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  13. I love the richness of your squares and it's a beautiful card!

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  14. who knew kraft could be so elegant and lovely?! of course, you knew! its beautful, karen!

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  15. So gorgeous and elegant Karen!

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  16. I love how you opted to use the stark black vs. the usual brown against the Kraft and aging. I adds a modern twist and sophistication to what would have been classically rustic. Great eye girlie!

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

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  17. What a lovely way to use kraft!

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  18. You have certainly showcased how versatile it is to use kraft cs!! LOVE this awesome design with intricate details!!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous, Karen! Love your design and these fun stamps! Sending hugs!

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  20. So pretty and elegant.
    Nicely done, Karen! :)

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  21. this is gorgeous, Karen! so beautiful!

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  22. absolutely perfect!!!! I JUST received my Mehndi Medallions...can't wait to play with it...thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Thanks Karen for dropping by with lovely words. Your card has the beautiful distress color just like an antique card.

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  24. I love how graphic this card is! Very detailed and oh so elegant! Gorgeous!
    I'll be in withdrawals since I'm going on vacay- what will I do without my Karen fix? :)

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  25. Wow it's amazing how simple but gorgeous this is!

    You actually made Kraft look elegant:-) great work..

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  26. I love all things quilting; this one caught my eye instantly because I saw a quilt in it. Stitching the pieces together with that little tiny bit of black connection between the squares really nails it for me. Simply beautiful, as always. :)

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  27. So pretty , love this!!! :) :) :) :) :)

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  28. I never ever tire of grid cards. Love this one.

    Teri

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  29. What a great use of these circles images and I love your addition of the stitching!

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  30. Beautiful job with neutrals. I love this!

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  31. I just love the way you used Mehndi Medallions here. Always amazed! Your card is how I found this challenge.

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