Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tinkering

He could officially count himself as one of the retired folks. He worked hard all his life. He punched the time clock day after day, gave it his all. He was ready to relax... he had a whole garage full of wonders awaiting his attention.

Another quick post for me-this was a card I made with the Gallery Idol Challenge in mind (use items from garage). I loved the results that the dry embossing achieved but passed it over because the overall design was just a bit too busy for my liking. This was the day that I trusted myself and submitted what I liked.


A quick thank you too, for all your kind words. Still working things out but I'll be back to visit all of you soon.


Supplies Used: Cardstock: Cream (Georgia Pacific) Really Rust and More Mustard (Stampin Up), Stamps: Communique and Mega Mixed Messages (PTI), Distress Ink: Walnut Stain (Ranger) Pigment Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine) Really Rust (Stampin Up),  Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Machine, Nails, Washers Other: Masking Tape, Sandpaper, Thread

40 comments:

  1. do i spy sandpaper too? very cool card

    still miss you :)

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  2. A wonderful card, Karen, the washer is very cool!

    I'm trying to be patient - but I do miss you. Sending up prayers for you.

    Hugs!

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  3. LOVE this, Karen! There are just so many, fantastic textures coordinating together so effortlessly! Perfect!

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  4. Karen,
    Hope you are doing alright. I certainly do miss you! Your card is gorgeous...all of the texture is awesome!

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  5. Karen, this is absolutely beautiful as usual and we do miss you.

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  6. I love the textures on this card! :)

    Missed you in blogland....hope everything's working out well!

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  7. wow! such a fab and fresh design, Karen!! LOVE IT!!

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  8. Your bloggy pals are great, look at all those lovely comments. Fun card, staples? sandpaper bolts? Can I CASE this for the birthday card for my hubby- it's today and I haven't made a card... perhaps the time is now.

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  9. Hope you're well, I love this card!

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  10. Love that little bit of sandpaper peeking out. And the washer -- so clever!

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  11. Really cool embossing, loving the washer embellishment:-) Karen this is perfect!

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  12. You are one cool chic! Been thinking about you! This card rocks!

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  13. Another fab card Karen! Love the dry embossing and the stitching!

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  14. Awesome, super creative card Karen!!

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  15. this is a style i'd love to be able to do, your card is just awesome-love the colors, embossing, and the washer!

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  16. I love this card Karen! Great use of texture and the design is wonderful!

    I hope life starts looking up for you soon :) *hugs*

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  17. This is a *FABULOUS* card!! Great colors, layout, textures - love it all. I struggle with guy cards, and this is a great solution (no animals or sports equipment in sight! ;)

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  18. I'm sorry I'm late getting here, I've been dealing with stuff too and its made me feel so disorganized. I hope all is well and its nothing to serious :) I love this card! I'm a sucker for textures so I think this is just wonderful!

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  19. This is fabulous! Love the textures you've created! You'll always be my gallery idol!
    I really do hope things work out quickly... I want your world to be filled with bluebirds & rainbows! :)

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  20. I LOVE this Karen! So graphic and bold ... and fun!!

    I hope you're doing well ... I've been sick and haven't blogged in for-evuh ... I'm just now back making the rounds of my favorite chickitas.

    I hope you know ... cuz you should ... that I'm here for you, Kiddo. Call, write, text, sky-write anytime. Anytime!

    Sending hugs!!

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  21. I'm with everyone else - missing your lovely creations and blog posts!

    This card is great for the man - love it!

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  22. this is just gorgeous. Love the embossing, the trinkets, and the distressing... colour combo is just wonderful. Such a candy to the eyes.

    Wishing you wisdom, love, patience and strength my dear :) take care.

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  23. This is a perfect card for a bloke Karen. Love the grungy look you've achieved and what a great idea to use a washer like that.

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  24. Wow!Karen, this is gorgeous! The colors, the texture...and what great use of garage items! love it!

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  25. Still a touch of originality I like your cards.

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  26. Oh Karen, you are so creative. The staples are a great touch too.

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  27. pure lovliness! Just a wonderful colour and texture combintation :-)

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  28. Hey girl I hope everything is alright with you! Email me if you need anything!

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  29. What a fun mix! Happy to see you creating!

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  30. this is so fun - love the sandpaper addition.

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  31. Love the card, the colors are fabulous. I hope all is well with you. :-)

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  32. Hey Karen I hope things are OK at your end?!?! I love your masculine card, the embossing looks fabby! I agree that you should always submit what YOU like, it's what what defines you and your super style!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  33. Hey Karen - love what you did here!
    I hope all is well with you - looking forward to your next post :)

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  34. This is beautiful! I love the colours and all the textures. I'm glad you had some time to craft!

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  35. This is way cool! Did you use actual nails and nuts to do the embossing? Love all of the textures and the rich color scheme! Thinking about you and sending you (((((HUGS))))))!

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  36. Amazing card, girl. Sorry your rough patch continues. Praying you will come out of it soon.

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  37. I love this! The embossing is really cool.

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  38. I love the washer on here! Perfect for a masculine card!!

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