Sunday, May 8, 2011

Girlie Girl



She doodled frequently in class with just a black pen and notebook paper. Thoughts on paper is what those doodles were...dreams, really...things she wanted to say to people she was too intimidated to approach, representations of what true souls looked like, you know, that kind of thing.

Super excited to be part of the May Denami Blog Hop! Weren't both of Julie Ranae's creations just fabulous?  She always blows me away with her card designs and is a super talented and great design team coordinator!

I went super chic and simple with this card. This Thought Bubble from Denami Design really reminds me of my days in high school. I added some grungy mist, feathered ric rac, sequins and a bit of bling to bring out the girlie girl side of this card. The sentiment is handwritten, I love the fact that I can add anything inside the Thought Bubble!

Your next stop is the talented Karen Larkin's blog, and if you get lost, you can always start at the beginning on the Denami Blog. All the details of the hop can be found there. Be sure while you are visiting to leave a comment on each stop, there are some amazing prizes involved!

Happy Mother's Day to all the fine mothers out there!

58 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I think the pink grungy mist is perfect, and the sequins are so subtle. Does that mean you weren't the girl who put hearts on her i's?

artfuldelight said...

Cute card, love the mist. And the thought bubble is great!!

Happy Mother's Day!!! :-)

Mandi said...

I love the use of sequins, and the perfect color. Well done!

Andrea M said...

CAS brilliance!!! Love the splatters and the pretty pretty pink!!! FABULOUS girlie girl card!!! *swoon* Great take on the blog hop challenge Hope you are enjoying Mother's Day!

Lynn said...

Happy Mother's Day Karen! Hope your boys are spoiling you today! I love this card...the bubble text is adorable! Definitely reminds me of the teenage years :)!

Amber said...

This card is right up my alley! I love the thought bubble - so cute! Great job!

Laurel said...

Very cute!

Christine Zani said...

super cute and simple - love the mist!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great card! Love the splatter, pink on pink, and the bubbled sentiment! Lovely! ;D

Pam Wendt said...

What a cute use of the thought bubble! And love all that pink! :o)

Brandi said...

This is oh so cute and very girlie! I love the pink spray technique.

Trinh said...

Ooh I love that pink-misted background, Karen!
Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Ruby said...

Lovely card Karen! Your misted background looks really pretty.

Pauline said...

Love that thought bubble, and your background is stunning!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the card shape and the misting! Sweet idea- about the doodling.

Kimberly said...

Very cute card! Love the colors and stamps you used! Thanks for sharing!

Julie Ranae said...

Karen~Thank you for such sweet comments! I am always inspired by each designer that is on my team and you are no exception!
This is such a sweet card indeed!

Heidi said...

Love the mist - it really draws the eye to the thought bubble. You also have beautiful handwriting!

jen said...

the mist is so fun & the layered ric-rac is girly indeed!!! I love your thought-bubble sentiment too!
Happy Mother's Day!!!

Amy Smidebush said...

CAS, girlie and lovely!

kasia c. said...

Karen, I always LOVE what you di with the mists! I adore that thought bubble, it all works so well together to be so girlie!! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Cute! thoughts bubbles are so great, they are so versatile and you can put so many different sentiments in them. I hope you are having a Happy Mother's Day!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is super duper cute Miss Karen!!! tfs and I hope you are having a great Mother's Day!!!

Jay Gee said...

Love how you have made grunge pretty and girlie. Great card.

Denise said...

Cute card. Haven't tried misting yet - maybe in the near future - love the Mother card also.

Carol said...

I love the misting! I too need to try that. Great card!

Shirley said...

The misting is perfectly done! Wonderful card.. thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

I love the splattering and the use of the thought bubble!!! CAS super!

darkchami said...

Love the simplicity. I didn't know there was such a thing as feathered ric rac!

lynn said...

feathered ric rac, sequins, and pink mist--it all screams girly, and i love it, karen! happy moms day:)

BabyBokChoy said...

Love the splatter of mist, very effective!

june lanum said...

so cute right to the point

Emily Keaton said...

What a cute girlie card!

TammyGtaz said...

I love the pink spray technique!! Very girly!!

Jen W. said...

This rocks! Love the splatter with that thought bubble and those little sequins peeking out are such a perfect touch!

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic card! Love the mist & the one rounded corner :) Great CAS design!

Karen said...

I love this card! Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty and chic, Karen! love the ribbon details!

annieambriel said...

Lovely sweet card.. love the misting.. the thought bubble is just fab.... yeah like schooldays :)

Dana said...

It's such a treat when you do girly cards like this, Karen! So fun and pretty!

Lindsay said...

Sooo super fun Karen! Love that thought bubble and all of that pink!

Carol Hartery said...

Your card is so simple and sweet. Love the misting.

NatQuebec said...

I like your clean & simple card :-)

Kryssi said...

cute! awesome misting!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Karen, you do CAS so well! Love that the sentiment and thought bubble takes the spotlight- it looks fab!

So happy you were able to join us for the Girlie Girl Blog Hop!

{Chrissie} said...

This is a PERFECT card. I just love it! I love the misting and the simple sentiment just works perfectly!

Nicki S said...

Very cool card! I LOVE that mist AND your hand-written sentiment! Great work :D

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a FUN card, Karen! LOVE your misted background, the row of sequins and your use of the Thought Bubble!!! Your handwriting is STELLAR!!!!! LOVE IT!

Laurie said...

Karen!!! WOW!! I LOVE this card! SO CAS and amazing! Love the bubble sentiment!!

Tambo said...

Cute simple card. I like the bubble. It does remind me of school days. tfs Tami

charli said...

great choice of stamps and inks!

Dana said...

Inky pink mist? Oh yeah! Please, please invite me over so you can show me your technique. PLEASE!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Karen, I just love that messy/spritzy whatever-you-would-call-it style that I've seen in your cards recently. It's totally unique, and totally amazing! Very artistic. I love checking out your blog in my google reader :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so pretty! I love the little bits peeking out from the top and bottom of the strip. Hope you're still thinking about your own handwritten sentiments as stamps. ;)

Kathy Mc said...

Love the mist and the bauble ~ HOW FUN!

Heather Innusa said...

I just love this Karen! The ribbon & the way you glammed it are awesome! I love the thought bubble too - how fun!!

I always look forward to the personal words in your blog as well. Always make me smile :D.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So cute and girly!