Monday, March 14, 2011

Baubles


When we were old enough, my oldest sister took my twin and I to the local thrift store. With a what seemed like a fortune in our pockets (but was really only pocket change) we entered the store with the confidence of rich women and started trying on the fine baubles and long dresses. Ahh, good times for sure.


The beautiful and spring-like inspiration board at Jay Gee's Nook provided the color pallette for my card, and the sketch from Skipping Stones Design the layout.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max

Stamps: (Brothers and Sisters) Wplus9
Ink: (Sage Shadow Pigment) SU, (Antique Linen and Wild Honey Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Wrinkle Ribbon), (Natural Burlap String) May Arts, (Bauble) Making Memories, (Lemonade Mr. Huey Mist) Studio Calico
Tool: (All Occasions Die) Wplus9

43 comments:

  1. The distressed background is lovely Karen and I LOVE the 'bauble'. Wonderful card for your sister. Thank you so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

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  2. Gorgeous.. I love how you give so much dimension to a simple design :D

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  3. Wonderful use of the color inspiration - wonderful embellie!

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  4. This is definitely a color combo that works for you and fun to see your new wplus9 die in use.

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  5. Very pretty card, the colors are fabulous.

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  6. I was convinced you had used spray inks on this one. I just love the way your sponging turned out! That tiny bauble is perfect, and the color scheme is fabulous.

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  7. Love the distressed yellow on the background - it looks perfect with the wrinkle ribbon and the orange gem.
    And I love your stories too - they give such life to the cards. :)

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  8. What a gorgeous card! I love the background and the bauble is perfect. The story is so sweet! TFS!

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  9. Wow! This is gorgeous. I just love that little gem!

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  10. So pretty card! I love how u distress the card ! Thanks for playing along SSd!

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  11. Beautiful card! I love the gorgeous color and the distressing.

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  12. Oh yea Karen, I remember those fun times "dressing up" in the second hand stores! Good memories indeed.

    I need you to show me just how you create these stunning BGs with pray ink. I cannot make mine look like this. Just beautiful.

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  13. I love how rich all the colors & tones look together. Lovely!

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  14. Oh I love what you've done with the colors! :> And I love that bauble!

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  15. This is lovely Karen! I love these colors and that little jewel, perfect!

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  16. Love the elegant simplicity of this card...thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week at Skipping Stones Design.

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  17. WOWZERS!! This is pretty!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's sketch at Skipping Stones Design. If you haven't already, please "like" us on Facebook for more chances to win FREE SSD stamps. I hope you have a super day!!

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  18. I love your take on the colors! The card is gorgeous and rustic all the same time! You always have such original ideas and creativity! Don't ever change :)

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  19. Lovely work Karen! I love how you keep to your signature style of CAS but there's always something unique about your cards...you put thought to your finishing touches...:)

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  20. gorgeous Karen - love your jewel element!

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  21. I always love your stories! Your card is wonderful with it's own treasure.

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  22. I always love your stories! Your card is wonderful with it's own treasure.

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  23. This card is so stunning, and I just love how you set the scene for each card. Your creativity extends well beyond the card creations!

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  24. This is gorgeous, I just love the colors and that gem you added!

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  25. Those were good times, when you have pocket changes but felt like you got a million bucks! :) sweet card!

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  26. This is so pretty- a perfect way to bring that story board to life- and that bauble is a really fun touch!!! (love it with your sweet story, of course!)

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  27. Beautiful colors and I LOVE the dangling bauble!!

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  28. Oh so pretty!! Love the story too :D

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  29. Gorgeous work with colors and design Karen!
    TFS.

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  30. Wow, Karen, this is really gorgeous and your sister is going to love it! Love the bauble detail.

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  31. So very gorgeous Karen...love the story...reminds me when my brother and I use to walk to the store with change and spend it all on candy:)

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  32. So pretty, Karen! I have 2 older sisters that didn't like to take me anywhere--I was rotten. LOL

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  33. i love your background on this one, karen--love the story--reminds me of playing dress up with my sister:)

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  34. Karen this is gorgeous! I love that "bauble". Great take on the inspiration photo, so soft and pretty. :)

    so cool that you are a twin!

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  35. This is wonderful Karen! I love thrift stores!

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  36. Oooo, I think you have caught the misting bug :>) Simple and gorgeous. Love the way you used the journaling stamp as a layer.

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  37. This card is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange

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