Friday, May 4, 2012

It's a Delightful Kind of Day


Hello, Hello! Today is going to be a delightful kind of day.
My mother and sister are in town and we are headed off to a really special greenhouse to pick out some delightful baskets full of the most beautiful flowers you ever did see!


Today also marks my first official post as an Artful Delight Card Kit Designer! These kits are amazing...I just wish you could see my excitement when I opened May's kit! Jammed packed full of goodies. (Currently all the May kits are sold out, but you can read more about them and past kits here).


Another reason to make it a delightful day...there's a new sketch in town for card makers! Artful Delight is now offering a monthly CARD sketch challenge in addition to their monthly layout challenge. So this is good news! There are tow sketches to play along with, you can have you can have chances to enter. One random winner will have their choice between a scrapbook kit or a card kit! You can read more about the details on this post over at Artful Delight. I really encourage you to play along-you have most of the month to work with the sketch- I designed it to work for many kinds of card styles, so please be creative!


I made two cards from the sketch. This first one has a clean and modern look that features card stock, patterned paper, stamps and the cute clothespin embellishment-all from the kit!


This second card has a more shabby, vintage look to it. It also features card stock, patterned paper, stamps, twine and buttons from the kit.

Please do stop and check out Artful Delight's blog, there is so much eye candy and information on there! LeeAnne has a giveaway going on now for two Paper Smooches stamp sets in celebration of carrying them at the store, plus, she'll soon be offering Mr. Huey's Mists...and I adore mists. You can find out all about a monthly kit subscription here.

33 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first post for Artful Delights - and both your cards are quite delightful! (sorry, couldn't help myself:)) Love both of these Karen.

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  2. Now I understand your excitement on the May Kit, talk about some fabulous goodies!!! Yeah for a card challenge too... will have to play along (my to do list isn't very long, ha ha!).

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  3. Congrats again on your DT with them and such beautiful cards. I love that first one, love those colors!

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  4. Told you I'd be back in a week. ;) I love both of your cards...have a wonderful time with your family-what a blessing!

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  5. Wonderful cards! What a treat to get two takes of a sketch from one designer. Have fun with your mom and sister!

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  6. these cards are so pretty...love that fun sketch.

    Have a wonderful weekend Karen..

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  8. Big congrats Karen! These are both fabulous (as always *wink*) but I am completely in love with the second and will be CASEing it for sure!!

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  9. I love the bright bold colors of this card! Cute!

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  10. Love the first card for it's bright and beautiful beauty! :> And so love the second card for how you used the paper! :> Hope you do have a delightful day!

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  11. congrats on the DT gig :)

    both cards are beautiful and i LOVE the shabbyness of the second :)

    sketch?? love them so off to check it out now :)

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  12. I like your cards especially grandma card!

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  13. Karen, I see why you were excited! What a fun bunch of goodies!!!! Lucky girl and fabulous sketch too!!! Awesome job both designing and displaying!

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  14. Yahooooooo! Congrats!!! Such fun cards Karen!!!!

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  15. Both cards are so different but perfectly gorgeous, Karen. I love the way you colored the flowers on the first one. Hopping over to check out Artful Delight!

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  16. awww.... that looks like a yummy kit! love your two different takes on the sketch, too. beautiful cards, Karen! have to go and check out the kit! =) hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  17. oh, i can't stand it. love both of these!

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  18. gorgeous cards! i love these kits too. in fact i signed up for a 6mth sub after seeing what you made while a designer. you enabled me! lol i love the pops of bold color on the first and the subtle details of the second (the pulled up corner, floral strip). i hope to be able to play along, it's a great sketch :)

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  19. Such stunning bold colors! I love them...and the sketch is fabulous. Thinking I need to have a go with that!!

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  20. Beautiful Karen! That kit looks just to die for! Gorgeous!

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  21. Love both cards Karen.. they are beautiful!!... Love the sketch too...I might play along... hugs..xoxo

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  22. Karen, you are one busy lady these days!! Love your fun sketch and gorgeous cards. I especially like how you outlined the flowers on the first one.

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  23. Thank you for these two beautiful and inspiring cards karen!!

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  24. Congrats to you! And you do both styles so well!

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  25. so bright and absolutely gorgeous! I love how you coloured those flowers. :)

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  26. Love the way you've coloured those flowers, Karen!
    Congrats on the kit designer gig!
    Hugs!
    x

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  27. Wow - i love the first one!!! They really pop with just that lining color!!! How cute is that clothespin!!!!!!!

    I love how you folded up the corner on the 2nd one too!!!

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  28. These cards are so beautiful Karen! Love all the little details. Great job with the sketch.

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  29. What a pop of color on the first and just a bit of shab on the second. Both are fab.

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  30. Congratulations on your new DT gig! So I had just convinced myself that I don't *need* that Paper Smooches set, but you have single handedly changed my thinking! Just amazing- love the bight pops of color!

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  31. oooh! that kit looks divine & your cards are so fun!!!
    (so we get to see pictures of the prettiest flowers you ever did see?!)

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  32. Oh my goodness!! I LOVE how you colored the flowers in that first card!!! SOOOO AWESOME!!! Hope you had fun with your mom and sister!!!! YAY!!!

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