Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Niches


She struggles with trying to find her niche, her true style. She dabbles in this, and in a bit of that. Happy with some results, and somewhat displeased with others. She's figuring out where she's going and appreciates all the kind gestures, comments and encouragement along the way...


I hope you have a chance to play along with the Limelight Sketch Challenge, with a twist: focus on using string/twine. Its so beautifully clean and simple, and utilizes one of my favorite tricks, a ribbon tab. Ok, ok, so I'm a bit guilty that my focus is the beautiful background paper, but I love burlap string as an embellishment to tie everything together. Upload your creations to Mandy's blog by Monday, (and check out the other design team's fabulous creations) for your chance to win one of design team member Lynn Miller's favorite items from the store... the Webster's Pages Vellum and Die Cut Kit.

Limelight has some amazing details on remaining inventory!

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And, TiffanyDoodles has another sneak! Check this beauty out!

22 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Karen! Love that bold background and how you've kept everything else simple and chic! :)

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  2. That background is gorgeous!!!! Love your take on the sketch!!!

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  3. what a great way to showcase a gorgeous patterned paper! I love the little tag with the burlap string. Beautiful card. :)

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  4. very pretty focal point and love your ribbon tab!

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  5. Lovely! Love the double circle too!

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  6. gorgeous card, karen! i'm with laurel and kelly---the eyelet is perfect:)

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  7. Beautiful.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

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  8. I just know you're talking about yourself in this post. :) Keep on keeping on---I'm sure enjoying your journey.

    {After hearing you talk about Young Riders a time or two I looked them up on the ol' Netflix. You're right: Lou's a great character.}

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  9. What gorgeous paper - you have made it so warm and organic with the twine.

    Are you talking about me? :>) I think we are all a work in progress. If I didn't change up my style I would be bored. I am still scared of some things though, like grunge and ink sprays. I picked up a Tim Holtz embossing folder yesterday and carried it thru the whole store, then decided no after asking myself what was I going to do with it - hmmmmm...

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  10. Beautiful card!! I love your little stories that go along with each card. :-)

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  11. I like Lora's comment, I thought the same thing. And you do rock ribbon tabs... well done on the bold patterned paper!

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  12. Gee I wonder who you could be referring to...? *smile*

    A lovely card as usual. I like the two small touches of ribbon.

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  13. Love how you can change gears to this big graphic pattern without a hitch. This is beautiful - a departure from your usual pattern selection but still very much a Karen creation - gorgeous!!

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  14. Wow, Karen, you certainly don't seem to be struggling! Love that bold paper, the striped ribbon tab, and the silver washer. Really great card!

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  15. I saw you on Moxie Fab!!! congrats!!!!!

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  16. Hey you...this is so very lovely...check out that wonderful patterned paper:)

    Style...don't you think it's an evolving process?

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  17. and now i am SERIOUSLY considering ripping the cardstock tab off my card and replacing it with ribbon. (seriously!) (WOW!)

    i love everything about this...the tag...the burlap twine...that perfectly placed & utterly unexpected chunky gromit/eyelet thingie...the pops of black that tie everything together. a sketch card TOUR-de-FORCE, missus! ♥!!!

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  18. Ahh love this! I love the way you used the Basic Grey journalling spot. Awesome!

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  19. Lovin' how clean this card is! More good inspiration.....

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  20. Very striking! I love the papers you used.

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