Monday, May 13, 2013

Frankly


“Now, at the end of the road, there was nothing left of that girl. Hunger and hard labor, fear and constant strain, the terrors of war and the terrors of Reconstruction had taken away all warmth and youth and softness. About the core of her being, a shell of hardness had formed and, little by little, layer by layer, the shell had thickened during the endless months.”
~Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

{Funny how reading those few lines many, many times and many, many years ago really had no personal meaning, but now, they mean the world.}

Woo hoo! Today starts the sneaks at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for the May Release, and this month the stamps are outstanding (well, really, they are every month). There are some really fun quotes in this set, aptly called Frankly. The other gals have showcased my favorite large stamp, but I decided to feature the graphic stamp included in the set and created some long stemmed poppies.

Please stop by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog to see more projects featuring this set, and find out how you could win one of your very own!

30 comments:

  1. Frankly this is a bold beautiful CAS card!

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  2. You win the favorite card of the day for the release post. Bold yet simple equals an incredible end result!

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  3. This one is jaw dropping. When I saw it in my reader, I was oohing and ah-hing.

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  4. I agree with all the comment here. This card is absolutely stunning. Big and bold!

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  5. gorgeous card.. love the gold and the bright red.. great stamping..

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  6. Oh, you are so clever, Karen! Gorgeous CAS design and amazing stamping!

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  7. stunning. looks like one on the shelf at Hallmark!

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  8. Love this Karen, what a great image!

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  9. Love these bold and cheerful poppies, Karen! And that quote in your post---wow---resonates with me as well---thanks for sharing that.

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  10. FABULOUS card Karen, I love the bold red!!

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  11. This is so bold and modern, and gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful CAS card!
    wow! Love it!! Love how the red flowers really pop!!

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  13. I love this card to pieces. It's completely awesome!

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  14. Simply beautiful CAS card Karen... you nailed CAS style!... love it... hugs..x

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  15. Really cool design.
    Love the gold strip at the edge!

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  16. beautiful :) always love seeing the different ways you use stamps!!!

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  17. Thank you for the beautiful card and quote! It's been 20+ years since I read that book. After reading the quote, I can tell that the book would have new meaning! I may have found my summer read!

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  18. Thank you for the beautiful card and quote! It's been 20+ years since I read that book. After reading the quote, I can tell that the book would have new meaning! I may have found my summer read!

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  19. Oh yeah, Karen goes bold and beautiful ;)

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  20. gorgeous, so stunning! those flowers are amazing! and perfect in red too!

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  21. So bold & striking - great design!

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  22. The shape is just perfect for such tall stemmed flowers Karen... I love your card :0)
    Jenny x

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  23. And my new most CASlicious card is now this one! So superior, Karen, wow!!

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  24. I just had to come back and let you know how much I adore this card ... it was love at first sight for me!!

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  25. beautiful card, but I hate that you identify with that quote...not knowing which part is true, but hoping it's not hardening of heart...sending hugs to you :)

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