Friday, June 1, 2012

New Goodies

The boys have a game they like to play to duke it out with their minds to see who which one gets the mail on a certain day. It is quite comical, and dare I say creative, on the ways they come up with who wins. It is icing on the cake when crafty supplies arrive in big packages. Whomever got the mail gets to bring in the package, and whomever didn't gets to open the  package.



June's Artful Delight Card Kit arrived and it was so much fun to play with the bright, saturated goodies! Most everything on this first card is from the kit. The layout is based on this month's June Artful Delight Sketch Challenge!


Thought I'd show you another take on the same sketch challenge using items from the kit. Isn't that big felt bloom gorgeous?! Young Crafter's Unite is having a Flowers Challenge, and I'll be linking this card up.

I'll also be entering both of these into the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

There's so many possibilities with this month's kit, I do have lots to share with you in the coming month!

39 comments:

  1. That first card is just so beautiful, I love the colors!

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  2. awesome cards...I love the color combo on the first card and wow that flower is gorgeous on the second...great cards..

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  3. Beautiful cards, Karen! Love that sweet bird on the first one, and that flower really is so pretty - I want to touch it! Hope you have a good weekend! :)

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  4. awesome cards. love your use of navy color.

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  5. Love that your boys take pleasure in receiving your crafty goods too :0)
    I bet this kit was like Christmas in the summer...look at all those yummy goodies you used!
    Love the larger felt flower against the red..so punchy :0)
    Jenny x

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  6. I love the flower on the second card...so pretty! Have a nice day :)

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  7. Love them!!
    The first one has a fabulous colour scheme. The second is a great layout.

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  8. your boys sound so cute!!! :)

    love the new sketch and your cards :)

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  9. Wowza, loving both of these! That bloom on the second one is to die for!

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  10. Sounds like everyone is a winner you get craft goodies! I love the color scheme on the 1st card but the 2nd one makes me swoon. Fabulous flower.

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  11. Love the felt you used!!
    that flower is just gorgeous :)

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  12. I so love the way you interpreted that sketch!!! Amazing colors. Gorgeous felt and center on that second card. So fun to have little feet around to run the errands!

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  13. Stoked!!! I love them both... They are STUNNING!!!...I can't wait to play along tooo... thanks for the inspiration!!! hugs...xoxo

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  14. Wonderful cards! Love them!
    Hugs,

    Maria B.

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  15. I can't wait to get my AD kit for June, it's awesome! Love your cards (that bird and the little patterned strips are gorgeous) and the new sketch. I'll be playing along again :)

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  16. Oh so summery cards! You're kids have an awesome way of working to get the mail. As for me I sit in the car as my oldest goes into the mailbox service center. My two middle children take turns going in with him. It's always a plus because the owner brings his dogs to the center.

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  17. well, in this case, i'd rather be the one that opens the package. =) beautiful lush colors and wonderful takes on the sketch! such pretty cards, Karen!

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  18. Y'know I'm pretty scared of bold colours but you make me want to play with 'em! Fabulous!
    Hugs!
    x

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  19. Oh my goodness..I loved this story! What a great way to share the joy of getting the mail. Collin loves, loves, loves to open the packages! The rule at my house is if you are splitting a treat like a piece of cake, one person gets to cut it and the other gets to choose the piece first :) Very similar!

    Your cards are beautiful as always. I love how that bird is birched on the sweet little banners!

    PS Thank you for my goodies!!

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  20. Fabulous goodies, and love the nod to the postal theme with the bottom card. Can't wait to see what else you're inspired to do with the Artful Delight kit, I'm sure you'll amaze us.

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  21. Wow! Both cards are stunning! But that first one blows me away! Just gorgeous!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  22. Both your cards are gorgeous Karen! Such a sweet combo of colours on the first card and lurve that blue flower (it totally pops on the red bg)!

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  23. That's a cute story! I love waiting/calculating when mail will arrive. Remember WAY before we had the internet and couldn't track our packages? A true surprise when they landed on our door! Gorgeous cards! I love your style. Always creating in ways I don't think about. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. this is fabulous pretty and creative. love that big blue flower.

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  25. I love them both so much!
    and to me, you are THE best "card with a bird designer" in the whole world!!

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  26. That's funny about the boys and the mail. hee hee The color combinations you used are fantastic! I love how boldness of both cards! You do so many styles well! :)

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  27. Yum! Loving all the rich colours! That flower really is gorgeous and I love that fabulous brad!

    The simple pleasures of being a kid huh? Love it. :)

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  28. :>) Such fun kids!
    Great color combo - so striking.
    Love the bloom too :>)

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  29. love the color combo of your thank you card - my favorite detail is that tiny strip of flower patterned paper.

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  30. I love both of the color combo you have chosen for both of the cards. So so so striking!!!!

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  31. Wow--two fabulous cards from one sketch, and both so different! I love how the focal image is offset in the first one, and the felt flower on the second is just incredible!

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the bright and bold colors, Karen! And your boys are so creative and I love their little game:)

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  33. Bright, bold and beautiful. These are beautiful Karen.

    P/s: Boys can be sooooo entertaining with their "fun" ideas. My nephews like to create "accidents" with their toys and then laugh hysterically.

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  34. So fun when they are as excited as we are!! These are both lovely! Love the rich color!!

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  35. Both cards are fabulous but I love the first one with the bird-so cute!

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  36. These are gorgeous, Karen! That lovely little bird die is on my wish list and I love the airmail look of the second design.

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  37. Great cards, love the interesting design/sketch you used for them =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

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