Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thankful Bloom


Growing up, my parents taught me the respectful attribute of saying thank you. I thank them for that. I probably say it way too much in my adult life, but now that I think of it, that's probably better than not saying it at all.

Thought I'd give the color and style challenge at The Play Date Cafe a whirl (even thought it has two things that I ignore 90% of the time-pink and vintage...) with this shabby chic card featuring a whole lotta thanks.  The technique of featuring the same kind of sentiment is one showcased over at the anniversary challenges at Papertrey Ink, for their Make It Mondays Feature.



Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamps: (Communique Curves Sentiments, Fillable Frames #2, Mega Mixed Messages) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (White Craft) SU, (Vintage Photo, Anique Linen Distress) Ranger
Emellishments: (White Silk Ribbon) May Arts, (Lace), (Handmade Pins)
Other: (Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels, (Coffee Filter)

42 comments:

  1. Karen,
    I don't think thank you can ever be said enough...very pretty card! Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Karen, this is so pretty. I love the repetition of words with the one specially highlighted in the darker color!

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  3. love the kraft and pink...pretty bloom!

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  4. Your sentiments look so great in white and they are lined up so perfect! That bloom with the stick pins is a nice touch!

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  5. I adore the delicate pin use!!! so feminine. :)

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  6. I think you've done a great job! You're doing an awesome job with the pink... and I love that the one sentiment is is brown. You don't need my PTI goodies to get in on the game, woo hoo!

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  7. This is lovely, Karen. Such a pretty flower and perfect arrangement of sentiments. I think you did pink and vintage like a pro!

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  8. Beautifully done, Karen! Love the pops of pink and doily edges...The repeated sentiment are so cool and effective!

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  9. Agree totally regarding manners, there are not enough good manners in the world. Seen as not your usual colours you have done a wonderful job. Very clean and elegant :)

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  10. This is very, very pretty. I love your sentiment panel, and the ribbons peaking out are wonderful. And that coffee filter flower? FAB & fun! I don't think there's a style or technique that you can't do to perfection.... :)

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  11. Well I love your vintage kick with the CAS twist here, Karen! Simply beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  12. There is nothing more lovely than a hand made thank you card. Such a welcome little piece of art. Your's is just beautiful too.

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  13. This is gorgeous Karen. I love the bit of pink peeking out and that flower is stunning.

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  14. Thank you for sharing another beautiful card Karen.
    love the contrast between the rustic kraft cardstock and the feminine pink.

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  15. this is so sweet and beautiful, Karen! love the flower and details. yummy! =) have a lovely weekend!

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  16. Go Karen - stepping out of the comfort zone...coming over the the Vintage side :) Beautiful combo - very graphically vintage - and I adore that doily/ribbon border - so pretty!

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  17. What a lovely way to say thankyou. Love that flower

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  18. such a charming way to say thank you, karen--and you know i love your flower!

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  19. Love the sweet way you interpreted the colour challenge Karen - clean and sophisticated! Thanks for playing at the PDCC this week :)

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  20. Wow. Just wow! I love everything! You got the colors beautifully, perfect touch of soft vintageness (is that a word?). And the flower/pins/ & trims peeking out...just beautious!

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  21. Oh I love this. The kraft with just a hint of pink and some white.

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  22. so pretty! gorgeous CAS card!

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  23. Just lovely.. Kraft with just enough white and gorgeous pink bloom to :)

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  24. Beautiful! You made a perfect CAS-Shab card!

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  25. I love your card! It's so beautiful and just my style! Great job!!!

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  26. Hi Karen,

    What a beautiful thank you card!! I love it!

    Happy Valentines day, hope it is/was perfect for you!

    Hugs!

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  27. Super pretty Karen :) Love that you went CAS with these colors, soooo pretty! Happy to have you with us again at The Play Date Cafe!

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  28. Karen, are you moving to the vintage side? *grin* This is lovely.

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  29. Love how you made this vintage, yet retaining a clean and simple design!

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  30. So perfectly CAS, Karen! LOVE that little bit of lace peeking out, too! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

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  31. This is fabulous...like the hint of "stuff" on the bottom edge.
    Like the Bluebirds above too....very nice looking bird stamps.

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  32. Karen, this is so pretty. I love all of the setiments and how you have one in a separate colour. Just perfect. :)

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  33. LOVE LOVE LOVE the sentiments in the center panel and that flower is gorgeous! LOVE that hint of pink on the bottom too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

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  34. Karen this is simply GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  35. GORGEOUS take on these colors, Karen!! And I LOVE that flower with the handmade pins!!

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  36. Wow I seem to have missed a lot on your blog.. This ones a beauty, love the little bit of lace peeping from below.. and the flower is gorgeous on Kraft!

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