Sunday, February 10, 2013

Beanstalks

Jack and the Beanstalk is a fairy tale full of wonder and mystery, and the ever fun phrase "Fee-fi-fo-fum" that my boys used to giggle at every time during the story. It is nice to know that fairy tales usually have good endings, and that Jack and his mother lived happily ever after with their new wealth obtained from the giant.



I'm excited to showcase a new stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps being released this month called Beenstalks. Michele did a wonderful job designing this set as usual! There are many background building vine elements in this set, some stand alone images as well as beautiful sentiment choices. I stamped the large, solid leaf sample repeatedly on watercolor paper and then misted with water in a few choice places. After then panel dried, I stamped the sentiment and the whimsical leaf images, fussy cut white leaves and then added black enamel accents. I stitched the panel to a green card base. Please stop by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for more excited examples!

I'm going to take a blogging break to get some things in order, not sure how long it will be. I'll miss commenting on your gorgeous creations and creating some projects of my own, but it is what is needed right now.

43 comments:

  1. Love the green, enjoy the R&R, you know where you to find us if you need us.

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  2. This is so striking Karen! Love how you did your background... fabulous.

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  3. Cute- lovin' those leaves! Hope everything's good- "see" ya when you get back.

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  4. Wow! Your background is so beautiful, Karen! Amazing results - love this card!

    I'll miss you while you're away - sending hugs!

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  5. Wonderful card Karen - I love your watercolour background! Hope you get all things sorted, we'll miss you and eagerly await your return!

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  6. wow...amazing background!! Very pretty!!! I hope you're doing fine and that you get all things sorted out!!
    Gonna miss your posts... :/
    big hug ;)

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  7. So pretty... The background job is amazingly beautiful..... = Beautiful card!!
    p/S: I'm gonna miss you!...

    take care... hugs...xoxo

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  8. Karen, sending you hugs my friends. Take as long as you need my dear friend! Your card is beautiful. Love the amazing inking techniques you used.

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  9. love the background that you created. Your cards are always amazing.I am so impressed what you can do with stamps, ink and cardstock.

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  10. Karen, this is so gorgeous. I love the misted background.I hope that everything is alright and you get things in order quickly and smoothly. Enjoy your break from blogland. We'll miss you!

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  11. What a GORGEOUS background you created, I love it!

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  12. Love your background! Beautiful card!

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  13. I love this card Karen and that sweet little sprig! You take all the time you need and we'll be here when you return with more of your gorgeous works of art! BIG HUGS ;)

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  14. Gorgeous Karen! How cool is the stitching!!

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  15. Gorgeous!!!!!! Love the white petals!!!

    Enjoy your blog break!!!! You'll be amazed how much time a break frees up!!!

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  16. love the background! Enjoy your time!

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  17. Love, love, love that BG!

    Hugs for you, take your time :) We will miss you but love you too :)

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  18. simply stunning!!!!

    We'll miss you...take care!

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  19. This is gorgeous Karen! I pray things smooth into place for you hon~take care~

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  20. Love your card! The green is AWESOME! :)

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  21. How cool is that background and sweet little sentiment and branch!!

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  22. Your card is beyond delightful! It's in my favorite shade of green and the background and the little sprig and sentiment add just the right finishing touches. Enjoy your break. More of us need to learn to just put aside things now and then for a while. I'm planning a break of my own from some things, but it's hard to do it when so much is habit and built-in routine. We'll be here when you get back!

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  23. This is beautiful, Karen! I love the little white leaves you paper-pieced.

    Hope you have a great break; we'll miss you but will be here when you are ready to come back.

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  24. stunning card :)

    enjoy your break and i hope you get to relax some also :)

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  25. That background you created is stunning and I love how the white leaves pop off of it! :)

    Hope all is well with you and your family. We'll miss you but we'll be here when you get back. :) Big hugs!

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  26. ooooh that background is AMAZING!

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  27. a gorgeous card- love the focus on the tiny image. Have a good break- so needed sometimes. Hope you get everything sorted that you need & come back with a bang!

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  28. Oh, how pretty Karen. Love the gorgeous green shades.

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  29. I had not "seen" you in a while and decided to scroll through old posts. Just saw that you are on break. take care, girl! (:

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  30. Karen your card is so much fun, love that new set. I completely understand about taking a break. Do what is needed for you, but i will still be watching you. :)

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  31. Hope things are getting more cheery in WI and in your creative soul, dear Karen. Wondered where you'd been...

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  32. Just want to let you know that you are missed!!!

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  33. Hi, Karen!!! Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and missing your creative inspiration!!! (((HUGS)))

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  34. Thanking of you, Karen. Take care.

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  35. This is so lovely! I love all the green and the distressed look Karen! So beautiful! :) Have a great day!

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  36. This is lovely card Karen. We missed your lovely creations. Hope things are better at your end!!

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