Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Never Regret (& a Winner)

 ***For my post, For Cath (sans CHA) with Love Blog Hop, please scroll down!***


"You've got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret."  ~Unknown



Today marks the debut of another fabulous sketch challenge over at Skipping Stones Design! A fun, whimsical little sketch that I think you'll love. I played around with the lovely Sentiment Frames set and some pattered paper for my version of the sketch. You've really got to check out the blog for prize details and challenge rules, and to see the great inspiration from the design team and guest designers!

(Yep, my card picture is pretty huge, but can you see the linen impression? I think, as well as maybe a few other crafty gals think, when you feel as though a card is missing something, it never fails to add a bit of linen impression and you end up with a smile on your face...)


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Thanks for all the lovely comments on my card for the Stamp It! 3 Ways Paper Craft's Blog Hop. The winner of a free copy is #12, according to Random.org
Judith said...
Woohoo, look at the gorgeous embossed background!

Judith, please email me with your address and we'll get that great magazine out to you right away!

42 comments:

  1. really pretty take on the sketch! gorgeous color combo!

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  2. Love your version of the sketch Karen. Gorgeous colors and patterns. TFS

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  3. Look at you breaking out the patterned paper :) I love this layout..and you make it look easy.

    And...how can a girl go wrong with the linen impression plate!!

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  4. Great use of patterned paper, I meant to order that impression plate, dang you just reminded me.

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  5. Superior take on this sketch Karen, love the fun DPs and the pretty sentiment design!

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  6. Karen,
    Wat a cute card. I just adore the bubble pattern layout. I actually think I have that decorative paper that you used. Is it from Basic Grey?
    Brandi

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  7. LOVE this, Karen! Wonderful take on the sketch - and yup! I can see the impression and it looks beautiful!

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  8. your card is so awesome...I love your take on the sketch...

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  9. Gorgeous card! I love your take on the sketch.


    I hope you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather today. We are supposed to get up to 50-degrees today!

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  10. Oh, so pretty Karen. Love those circles and the pretty papers. :o)

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  11. I love circles, dots, scallops :) What a great take on the sketch!

    Congrats to Judith!

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  12. Oh so fabulous Karen! I adore those circles against the beautiful white space!

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  13. so clean and pretty. Yep, I can see the linen impression. It does add a nice detail (:

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  14. Your mix of papers and colour combo are gorgeous Karen :)

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  15. You are so right about that impression plate. It instantly takes a card over the top, in my opinion. Love those patterned circles and the way you framed the sentiment.

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  16. I'm with you on the linen impression plate! I love,love your take on the sketch, and the colors are sooo gorgeous!

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  17. Love the use of sentiment frames and the colors are wonderful!

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  18. Gorgeous take on the sketch! I recognized that Kioshi paper right away!

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  19. Great sketch.. and your card... simply beautiful!!! Awesome... hugs..xoxo

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  20. Love how the frame lines up with PP rectangle! I have trying to resist that impression plate and now I see there is no reason to!

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  21. This is totally awesome!! Fabulous job on the all the circles-the image is amazing.

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  22. Gorgeous! Love the colors and your card matched the layout perfectly!

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  23. This is gorgeous, Karen! I love those papers.

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  24. Your use of the sketch & pp is perfection- and you lining up the detail element on that center circle with the pp- even more fab.

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  25. love your take of the sketch and how you stamped frame to match the width of the patteredn paper stripe.

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  26. GORGEOUS card!! And that linen impression does add a special little something, doesn't it?!?! So...why don't I own that plate yet????? I'm totally slacking---better get on that immediately! HA!

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  27. Fabulous circles of colour Karen...love this card :)
    Jenny x

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  28. regret, i've had a few, but i did it my way.... lol :) cute card!!! :)

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  29. Love how nice that linen impression looks, love your card. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you are so sweet. As for the question about the rice kernels. I am happy to report that none came off.

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  30. Karen, you really rocked this challenge. Love your choice of patterned paper and colors. Amazing that your sentiment circle flourish lines up perfectly with your strip of PP. Great card to CASE! (Sure hope Judith realizes she's your winner of Stamp It! 3 Ways.)

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  31. So beautifully done Karen!
    and once again I just adore your color palette ;-)

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  32. Gorgeous colours on this card. I love how you make everything look interesting.. :D

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  33. So pretty! I love the soft colors and your take on the sketch this week!

    hugs,
    Jo:)

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  34. Karen your CAS card is fab! I love the bubbles as if being toasted with champagne for a wonderful birthday!

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  35. Beautiful card, Karen! I love the bubbles. ;)

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  36. Lovely card! And yes, that background is wonderful!!

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  37. Karen, this is simply beautiful! Love the colors you chose!

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