Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Say, Karen...


"Say Karen, can you make me..." The gal from work started out a bit frantic, she was in quite a hurry and it was hard to distinguish her words. I heard "Valentine's Day card...not too girly...no frills..need to give it to...send it in the mail...tomorrow" She left for the meeting and I didn't get a chance to see her for the rest of day.

So yesterday I presented this Valentine's Day card and she said it was perfect. Good thing I can still hear a bit. Good thing I have one valentine's day stamp in my stash. Good thing that clean and simple is the way I roll. I used the color inspiration from Off the Wall Craftiness as a base for the card.




Last night someone that I have never met in person but I know through blog land did something so nice and sweet for me, something that I will never forget. Thank you, friend. The friendships I've gained in world of crafting, separate from the daily grind of normal life, will be one I never forget. Ever.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max
Stamps: (Happy Days) Inkadinkadoo
Ink: (Pretty in Pink Pigment) SU, (Lipstick Red Chalk) Colorbox
Embellishments: (Epoxy Hearts) Cloud 9
Tools: (Corner Round Punch) SU

30 comments:

  1. very clean and pretty. Love the chalked/inked edge!

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  2. I love that sentiment! With a sentiment like that, the card really needs nothing else to be fabulous! Your story reminds me a bit of the time my nephew told me he needed 48 cookies for school the next day. My sister and I used to live together and I'm the baker in the family, so he asked me for the cookies. It was dark outside and near his bedtime when he told me and I had to rush to the grocery store and bake a bunch of cookies--he wanted me to make them, not buy them. I didn't become a Mom myself for many years after that so I suppose that was some Mom training. LOL

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  3. Such a beautiful yet CAS card. Absolutely love it and I am sure your co-worker is thrilled with it.
    It is nice to receive a surprise from a friend even the kind we never see but ofter speak to.

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  4. Hey there my friend :) This is fab! I'm sure your co-worker is just thrilled!! Have a wonderfully awesome day!! :D

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  5. absolutely perfect valentine's day card!!!

    Isn't the bloggie community thee best?!!! Everybody is thee sweetest and so supportive...I'm so happy for ya:)

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  6. Perfectly perfect in every way, Karen! I'm sure your coworker was thrilled. Love the soft sponging around the edges.

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  7. Beautiful! So simple and sweet. I have no doubt you deserved that wonderfully sweet gesture. It's so great to know that kind people are still out there. :)

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  8. Just lovely Karen.. sometimes love is just soft, simple and quiet like this. I love it :)

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  9. This card is so hip and fun! LOVE the style of that sentiment---so perfect for your awesome CAS card!

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  10. This is a fab take on those colors & no surprise your coworker loved it! :D And you deserve every nice & sweet thing that comes your way... and then some!

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  11. Fabulous card, love the clean and simple look!

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  12. FABULOUS CARD KAREN AND WHAT A FAB STAMP.

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  13. This looks to be the perfect card to me per the request! I am so delighted you linked up this request for the OTWC challenge this week! Isn't is wonderful the friendships that have been made through this wonderful world of blogging!!! It's truly a blessing! :-)

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  14. What a SWEETIE you are to make such a beautiful card with such a short/brief notice! No wonder this other blog friend will do something so special for you! It doesn't surprise me at all...the crafting blogs are full of good people like you :)

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  15. this is the sweetest card, karen! it amazes me every day, just how many kind souls are bloggers:)

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  16. Karen, so thankful in blog land did something very nice for you...and great card...in the Karen style I adore!

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  17. This is really pretty! Love the only Valentine's Day stamp you have! I think I may have one too! ;)

    I've been a recipient of blogland kindness too...so good for you! :)

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  18. Cute cute cute!! I love the simplicity of it and yet it's complicated.

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  19. simply cute! love the distressed edges. so sweet and love the simplicity of it!

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  20. Not only did you make a fabulous card Karen, but you did it in a moment's notice too. You amaze me. And you can be MY co-worker anytime! Sometimes online friends can make the best support system. So glad you have some in place!

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  21. Just love how you let the sentiment work for itself. Thanks for playing along at OTWC.

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  22. Funny story and such a lovely card that resulted! I love how the sentiment takes centre stage.

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  23. What a card and to think it all started the way it did :>) I am not at all surprised that someone would do something sweet for you :>)

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  24. For your one & only Valentine's Day stamp you picked a pretty great one. Love this CAS card!

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  25. Wow the red is striking against the background!

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