Friday, February 4, 2011

Deer Friend


After supper and the chil'rens were asleep last evening, I was supposed to make cookies for my work party. But then, I saw this card, and this challenge, and the above card formed in my head. I wondered aloud what I should do... cookies....or a card? From the words of one very talented lady after seeking advice: "cookies shmookies....make the card :) crafty mojo is a terrible thing to waste!"

I had a scrap piece of stamped background paper from Practicing Creativity Design's brand spankin' new release on my desk that provided the background for the sweet little deer (from Retro Christmas, also by Practicing Creativity Designs. He's now been a Halloween, Christmas and Valentine deer!). Ted challenged his participants to use their own handwriting on the front and inside of the card for his Happily Ever Challenged Challenge. Ted always has great challenges that are just that...a challenge. I wrote in pencil and erased about a billion times until I got something that was presentable. Here's the inside:


My dear sweet friends, I am happy to say that I did finish a batch of chocolate chip cookies as well, let it be known that you can get a lot accomplished in eight minute intervals.
 
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI, (White) Georgia Pacific, (Real Red) SU

Stamps: (Deer from Retro Christmas, Grid from For the Love of Grids) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger, (Pretty in Pink Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Epoxy Hearts) Cloud Nine, (Brown Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Brown Journaling Peng) Creative Memories

32 comments:

  1. adorable! what a great card and I love your own personal font!

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  2. Wow, this is the official holiday deer! I love how you adapted this cutie to the task at hand, particularly that little heart on the posterior :) And I've said this before, your handwriting is beautiful Karen. Would love to see a set of stamped sentiments in your font!
    Maximizing the 8 minute bake time - your a crafty mulititasking genius! Glad you embraced the mojo :)

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  3. ...and may I also say - congrats on being featured over at the Moxie Fab color challenge - your card is definitely a winner!

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  4. Gorgeous Card.. Love the way you play with the background to give teh distressed corners..
    Lovely heart on dear.. so cute. :)

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  5. What a sweet card! Love the background! :)

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  6. Karen, my first thought was: Did she not fully understand the challenge? She used a stamped sentiment! Seriously... you have a GORGEOUS cursive... I love it. You need to get one of those stamp making machines and have yourself a bundle of sentiments of your own writing... it's so classy. :) Thanks for playing along with this month's HEC! :)

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  7. Karen, I thought your sentiment was a stamp too! Wow, this rocks!

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  8. I love your deer card - so simple but stunning. I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment yesterday. It really made my day. Btw, congrats on your win over at Moxie Fab! ;)

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  9. I made chocolate chip cookies too!!! I love your card, super cute and I totally thought that was a stamp(you sentiments). You have great handwriting!!! :-)

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  10. This is adorable, Karen. Your handwriting is beautiful! Love how you added the heart to that sweet little deer, and the stamping around the edges frames him perfectly.

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  11. just adorable. Glad to see you listened to your inner mojo and made the card. Cookies can be baked any day but your Mojo isn't always talking to you.

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  12. So SWEET! Love all the sutble shading in this design!! Congrats on having your card featured in CREATE blog (Spray mist)!! Way to go!

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  13. Look at all these great comments! Congrats on the moxie fab shout out... Cookies too... I think the deer needs an agent if he is that popular. Love kraft and red together, but you already knew that

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  14. Oh my goodness!! How adorable!! I love it! Hey... Congrats on your Moxie win! Woo Hoo! :)

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  15. What a sweet card, Karen. Congratulations on your win with Moxie Fab as well. Another, lovely card. Your cards always have a nice arty touch and feel to them.

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  16. This is beautiful, Karen! You always use that sweet deer so well and it translates so well from Christmas to Valentine's Day.

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  17. This is so sweet and cute! I am so glad I have that deer stamp and to know that there are more seasonal possibilities in which to use it!
    Your handwriting is awesome...

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  18. I thought the sentiment was a stamp! :) Great job & your handwriting is wonderful- and it matches the feel of this card to a 'T'!
    Maybe I should make some cookies to bring me some mojo...!
    :D
    Congrats again on your moxie fabbiness!

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  19. Way to multi-task, Karen!!! LOVE this sweet little number! And your handwriting is AWESOME!!!!

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  20. Oh Karen, what a PRECIOUS card this is!

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  21. Too funny...you can get a lot done in eight minute intervals! Adorable card...and way to go winning on Moxie Fab!

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  22. this reminds me of the sassafras fawn... so so so precious! love love love it!!!

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  23. a card AND cookies??? you are good, girl. =) that deer is so versatile... think i need it... and i think you can make your handwriting into stamps!! i thought they were stamps at first. =) lovely card, Karen!

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  24. My gosh your handwritting is awesome! I hope you make your own line with it! NO JOKE! And, hello way to multi-task! Love that deer so much! SO cute!

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  25. So adorable! and so happy for you!!
    MEGA CONGRATS Karen ;-))

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  26. I'll be playing in Ted's challenge (if you read his whole post, I'm the "Curt" he referred to. Now after seeing your entry, I'm intimidated! LOL Your handwriting is beautiful, and I agree with Ted's comment that you need to have stamps made with your writing. Best, Curt

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  27. Very cute card Karen, and I must say your handwriting is very pretty:-) mine would never make it to the front of any cards that I make! LOL!

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  28. that little valentine deer is just too cute.

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  29. your story made me smile!- darling card with perfect penmanship:)

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  30. So good, I would never have known that was your handwriting!

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  31. Yay! Love your Valentine deer! SO sweet!

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