Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Hope


"And I hope life, will treat you kind
 And I hope that you have all
 That you ever dreamed of
 Oh, I do wish you joy And I wish you happiness 
But above all this I wish you love.
~ Dolly Parton, and Whitney Houston


So excited to introduce another fabulous designer that's joining me today on a Carbon Copied post. The one and only Els from Be Stamped! Wow, what a great and inspiring designer she is. Today we are partaking in the February Paper Craft's Connection Gallery Challenge- All about Love. We didn't know of any stamps that we had in common, but we did have a few sheets from Basic Grey's Curio Collection so that is what is being featured on our creations today. My version also features a cluster of love elements all on a slightly embossed kraft background. I die cut a lovely shape from Pinking Shears and then topped it with a misted die cut canvas heart. Then I wrapped some lovely burlap string and added a pin for an extra splash of color. I'm also going to be adding my card to the Less is More Challenge, to use punches or dies!
Els is such a great designer! Her work is bright, clean and always so chic. I invite you to stop on over to her blog and see her take on the challenge today! 

43 comments:

  1. WOW! Karen, this is beautiful!! So warm and romantic! I love the stamping and the heart! Thanks for inviting me for this challenge! :)

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  2. Love this, kraft and red, clean and simple, and the sentiment of choice in my world this week, fabulous.

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  3. This looks terrific... I love the use of the twine with the kraft card base.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. What a lovely card! Off to check out Els creation now!

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  5. What a warm feeling to your card Karin, PRETTY!

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  6. Oh my!!! The colors here - combines with Kraft - Love it to peices!!!!! I also REALLY love that yellow pin! Did you color it, or did it come like that - it's a beautiful color!! Popping over to Els' blog to see what she came up with!

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  7. This is beautiful- it's got a wonderful hand-painted/calligraphed look to it.

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  8. so amazing...your cards are always so beautiful. I love your amazing creativity...

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  9. lovely work Karen...such a FAB bloggie feature of yours...I always enjoy it.

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  10. beautiful card, Karen. Love the heart pin and loose twine bow on heart die cut.

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  11. Sooo pretty! What fabulous pin placement.

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  12. Stunning... it is so sweet and simple, yet, so full of detail.

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  13. Such a beautiful card Karen :) Viv xx

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  14. This is such an eye catcher, great colour, love the twine.

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  15. love your card Karen. The colors are so warm.

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  16. Oh so pleased to see you over at Less is More Karen with one of your fabulous cards and this is a beauty :0)
    Love the little pin in the twine bow.
    Jenny x

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  17. Gorgeous Karen! I love all the layers yet it is still CAS :)

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  18. Beautiful card! I love the colors and design.

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  19. Gorgeous Karen! That Pinking Shears look fabulous on Kraft... and the canvas heart is so pretty! Lovely elements all in all! :o)

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  20. I love the sweet little heart pin and the scrolls at the top...wow stunning Karen!

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  21. So so pretty Karen. Love the stick pin.

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  22. Wow! Beautifully executed Karen! :)

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  23. This is so pretty! I love the design and the stamping above and below! :>

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  24. CAS perfection!!! :)
    is that a new blog header? love it!!!

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  25. Simply Beautiful!! Looooove the warm colors!!

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  26. What a lovely combination! So many sweet elements....

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  27. Gorgeous! I love the little cluster of love. :)
    That paper looks beautiful behind the heart, and that pin is awesome.

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  28. Only you can create something so simple... but yet SO SO SO pretty!!!... always do love your cards!!! hugs...xoxo

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  29. I looooove this card Karen! Great design and the colors are fabulous!

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  30. Love this, Karen! CAS and lovely! Seems awhile since the last Carbon Copied post!
    Lovin' the new blog design as well!

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  31. What a lovely card. Perfect colors, combo of big print and bold colors but dainty flourish and sentiment. The pearl. Kraft.

    Lovely.

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  32. Karen, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! I LOVE the textures, the warm colors, and the CAS design!!! Simply FABULOUS!!!!!

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  33. so sweet! love the layered details. beautiful card, Karen!

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  34. What an amazing design, Karen! I love this and think you should've saved it for publication. ;)

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  35. A beautiful card that celebrates love without one huge slush-fest on a piece of cardstock :)
    Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  36. This is stunning, Karen! I love the long ends on your twine bow and the sweet pop of yellow. Going to check out Els now...

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  37. Love this card ,very arty,just love it!Wilma.x

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  38. Simply wonderful Karen! I adore the pops of orange on kraft, it is awesome!

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