Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Layers of Love


Love? To me? Well, that just might constitute getting up early when you had the opportunity to sleep in but instead drove your wife to work so she wouldn't have to brave the depths of the new fallen snow. It might be the super large wet Spaghetti-o filled smooch planted on an unsuspecting mama's cheek. It perhaps is could be calling your daughter to just make sure she's ok, or your sisters to discuss the latest tv show gossip. Layers of love, and I'm so very lucky to have got it. 


I'm also pretty lucky that the talented Tenia Nelson from Jazzy Paper Designs has joined me in a Carbon Copied post, where we are both showcasing our take on the current Just Us Girls Color Challenge and using the SRM Stickers #53008 Forever sheet.


I had an inkling to go soft and pretty so I chose a shimmery pink cardstock (can't really tell in this photo but you've got to trust me), a doily, lace and pretty little decorative stick pins. I purely do not think I've layered this much ribbon before, but it was a ton of fun choosing what I thought would work together for a fun, texture full design.

I can't wait to see what Tenia has in store today! I adore her layering skills and sense of color and composition. If you haven't the pleasure of visiting her blog, please check it out!


One last thing, May Arts has teamed up with Hero Arts this week, stop on over there too and leave a comment for your chance to win goodies!

44 comments:

  1. I just soooooo love this awesome card dearie!!!! Thanks so much for inviting me to play in the Carbon Copied challenge....yay!!!!

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  2. Karen, this is fabulous. I love reading about how you are loved. Makes my heart smile for you. You did use lots of ribbon, but it is still true Karen style!

    Thanks for playing along at Just Us Girls!

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  3. Love your sweet intro paragraph, Karen - a good reminder of all the love in our lives. :)
    And I love the way you layered all those gorgeous ribbons and fibres and managed to keep it from not looking overloaded. Gorgeous!

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  4. wow this is absolutely beautiful...I love all these amazing embellishment...great design Karen..

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  5. Sweet, delicate, and pretty! I love it!

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  6. love your card, the doily and the ribbons. Just a perfect Karen card.

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  7. Another beauty from you , I love this card so pretty and definitely layers of love !

    Marie

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  8. OH MY GOSHNESS THIS IS AWESOME! I JUST LOVE THE PURTY RIBBON!!!

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  9. Fabulous, there's a market for these cards. I love the idea that love comes in many forms too.

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  10. Absolutely stunning card! Yeah 2 Tenia 2!

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  11. FAB-u-lous! LOVE this card Karen! So so pretty!

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  12. Your card is beautiful. I also love all your thoughts on what love means to you. I have plenty of those moments going on in my house too. :-)

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  13. Karen! This is FAB! I love the ribbon choices and the doily! Carbon Copied is such a great idea!

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  14. Karen,
    What a cute story. This card reminds me of the original valentines that you would get at school with the doily. The addition of the embellished stick pins is fabulous. Great job!

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  15. What a beautifully different look for you! The layered ribbons definitely caught my eye, and I'm sure the shimmer cardstock makes it even sweeter.

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  16. I love the way you make me stop and think with your wise and thoughtful words at the start of each blog post Karen...it's like a rain-check on a busy day :)
    Another pretty CAS card with lots to look at...how do you do that???
    Jenny x

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  17. such lovely layers! I love how you have combined the ribbons so beautifully!

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  18. Super romantic and sweet, Karen!! Love your carbon copied rendition and take on the gorgeous colors! Absolutely adore your framed house over May Arts!! You rock!

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  19. very sweet valentine, karen!

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  20. Beautiful love card! I enjoy reading your post .. Awesome .. Hugs xoxo

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  21. This is very pretty, Karen! I love your use of the heart doily on this card!

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  22. What a beauty, Karen! All of your details are just so sweet. :)

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  23. Oh, so pretty! I just love the colors and the elegant overall look. Beautiful!

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  24. such a pretty card with all its lovely layers.

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  25. I don't think you have anything to fear in your ribbon layering- it is divine... as is this card! (and I love those various ways that love comes to us! Each so special!)

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  26. Beautiful and delicate! Love the pins-gorgeous. ;)

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  27. I am cracking up because I literally just finished a card for this challenge and I used a heart doily, but I inked mine up to give it some color! I love your ribbon treatment and stick pin! Simply delightful!

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  28. Have I mentioned that I come here mostly for the tiny blurb you write in the beginning of your posts? *grin* Well, that not entirely true, but I surely do enjoy them Karen.

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  29. So pretty, Karen! This card oozes love.

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  30. I love Pink, I love doily...I love your card, its so soft and romantic:)

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  31. Gorgeous card -- that ribbon is beautiful! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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  32. Beautiful post! And I LOVE this card! The doily and layered lace/ribbons are just as sweet as can be!!!

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  33. Oh wow! This is just soooooooo pretty Karen! :)

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  34. Awwww :>) Such a sweet pink card - so not the norm from you, but of course you make eveything look good and all those layers are good!

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  35. So pretty & sweet - perfect for a Valentine!

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  36. This is so soft and feminine, very very pretty!

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