Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ms. Edwards


Humor me and let me tell you about a little dream I had last night.
I was somewhere, at a well-known crafty event, and thee Ali Edwards was there. For some reason, I was able to approach her and actually get to talk with her, and she was interested in the conversation. We chatted about her exquisite and fun stamp designs and then all of a sudden I blurted out: Well, Ms. Edwards, let me show you some of my stamp designs. Her eyes lit up and she looked at me with awe. Fast forward a year and here I was, manufacturing my own line of stamps and paper products...and the best part...barely being able to keep up with the demand of my line.
We all are allowed to dream, right? 


CAS-ual Fridays has this most amazing challenge going on: Toot Your Own Horn and it is all about creating a project inspired by your own blog header. It was fun to see the amazing samples from the design team, and extra special because a few of the members chose me to design their blog headers! So I couldn't pass up on the challenge and created a card inspired by my header. My latest design was a mix of my card making style: clean and simple with a few shabby elements thrown in. I have the tan frame, a bird, the lace border stitched to the card and secured with a staple and a pink banner.


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62 comments:

  1. one of my favorites...i love this...

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  2. Stunning card, Karen!! Love it!Thanks for sharing with us @ CASual Fridays this week!

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  3. Your dream makes me smile, Karen:) It seems like such a cute crafty dream! See? It's not a dream after all. Your stamp design are just that top-notch!Love your take on the blog header challenge! Your card is DARLING! So glad that you join the fun with us! xo

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  4. beautiful card and totally looks like your blog header. My blog header is too boring to do this challenge.

    How fun to meet Ali Edwards. I love her stamps and her blog.

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  5. Karen you are proof positive that dreams DO come true! :)

    What a wonderful take on your blog header! LOVE the way you cut and inked the sentiment banner - beautifully done!

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  6. Wow, this is fabulous, you could turn it into your calling card/thank you for your blog header business projects.

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  7. Beautiful card, great blog header, wonderful dream!!

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  8. Dreams do come true! Love your take on your header Karen, the trim is adorable!

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  9. I think your dream is a reality...I adore your stamps Karen. And your blog header is 100% you. Your card is no exception. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  10. Cute design... Matches your banner perfectly!

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  11. When I saw the thumbnail of your card in my blog, I knew with out even looking at the blog name that it was your clever interpretation of your blog header. I absolutely adore your card. I also loved seeing the other blog headers that you designed...you are just so talented.

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  12. When I saw the thumbnail of your card in my blog, I knew with out even looking at the blog name that it was your clever interpretation of your blog header. I absolutely adore your card. I also loved seeing the other blog headers that you designed...you are just so talented.

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  13. Those who dare to dream, dare to achieve! I have you to thank for making mine come true! ♥
    A fantastic take on your blog header - recognised it straight away!
    Hugs!
    x

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  14. Spot on !! Very cool card. Love this.

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  15. Love your dream! It can come true!!

    Love your CAS card! The birdie with the writing is great!!! And that banner - perfect!

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  16. FUN!!!!!!!!

    Love those great banners on the 2nd card!!!!!!

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  17. Love this card Karen and your dream will come true... you are already in demand :)

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  18. I'm so happy for you, Karen~awesome card and header. (I love the headers you designed for others too~)

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  19. Gorgeous Card Karen. Perfect!!! Dreams sure do come true :)

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  20. Dreams do come true :)))

    Fabulous card, Karen!

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  21. Loving this card Karen!!!....my new fave of yours... hugs...xoxo

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  22. Dreams do come true, my fantastic designer friend! You are a rising star in the industry and I can't wait to see what you'll do next! :)
    As for yo ur card, I LOVE it! CAS perfection and Baker brilliance. :)

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  23. Karen, you crack me up, girl!! I must say that you have designed many fabulous blog headers, so I am not surprised at the fabulous card you created inspired by your own. Love all the details with the trim, stitching and staple. Fabulous! So glad you could play along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  24. Love both your card and your header! And they said "dream does come true", my friend :)

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  25. Great card, Karen! As for the dream - me thinks it's not a dream but a reality! My pocketbook is straining with trying to keep up with purchasing all of your lovely stamp creations . . . and the art you create and share here ALWAYS inspires me! No need to pinch yourself!

    Hugs!!

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  26. Nice dream! I think it's coming true for you :) I've always loved your blog header and it looks amazing on a card too! I love the slight angle of the frame. My header needs a MAJOR make over. I think I'll be contacting you for that...

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  27. oh i love your dream!! hope it comes true one day :)
    beautiful card and it is perfect for your awesome header! thanks to you for making my blog look fantastic!!!!!
    i will be playing along with this challenge this week ;)

    oh i have to ask (and hubby wants to know also! lol) where you got the name for your blog? The Bald Dragonfly??? inquiring minds ;)

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  28. Awww....love this post:)

    Awesome card! I'm playing along on Tuesday:)

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  29. Gorgeous!! The card is pretty too, but that dream is gorgeous! I say go for it :) Thank you for creating all my fabulous blog headers. They were the inspiration behind this challenge theme :)

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  30. You are so immensely talented Karen. That dream isn't that far-fetched. :)

    Love this card. With its pops of colour.:)

    P/s: I've been holding off on buying that woodgrain stamp...did I miss it?

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  31. Oooooh! I adore this! And your wonderful dream doesn't sound too far from reality! :D
    xoxo

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  32. It's YOU! Anyone could tell! Your dream seems very doable to me, and soon I bet!

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  33. fabulous card, karen! Love the idea of getting inspired by your blog banner. Must be great for you to see others case your design :)

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  34. I love this card! Really nice interpretation!

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  35. Well your card pretty much is a spot on of your blog header as it should have been an easy one since it was created by none other than the designer herself huh! It's also one of my favorite cards of yours now.

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  36. Your dream is already on its way to being fulfilled! Life would be boring if we didn't have dreams, right? Your card is beautiful & represents your blog header perfectly.

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  37. AWESOME dream, thanks for sharing and what a huge accomplishment!!! Such a nice card!!!

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  38. This entire post was awesome! Including your card!
    I know I don't leave comments often enough (I should, I'm just always in such a rush! Need to remedy that) but I wanted to tell you that your comment the other day on my blog really meant a lot to me. About enjoying my YouTube videos. Sometimes I wonder if anyone out there is watching, and that reaffirmed that I should keep doing them. So thank you! You're such a sweetheart.

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  39. Love your card and your dream Karen!
    You haven't finished astonishing us, that's for sure!!

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  40. Oh wow love this CAS card! Its totally adorable! x

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  41. Stunning! AWEsome take on your header inspiration (I think I really need this bird, alas my shopping list just got longer)!

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  42. awesome! i love your designs with winged creatures...this card is a perfect representation of your blog header...and superb design style. love it!

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  43. Your card is such a beautiful interpretation of your blog header!

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  44. I love your dream, Karen, and it wouldn't surprise me a bit to see it come true. :) Your card design is just as fantastic as your blog header, and I especially love the scripty text on the bird. Thanks so much for joining us again at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  45. You are living proof that dreams do come true :0) I wish you every sucess because you are an amazing designer Karen..... the evidence is here to see in your blog header and card. Just perfect for the challenge :0)
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  46. Karen, you amaze me in every way and with you all the best!!! This is utter perfection!!!

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  47. Sheer perfection, as always, Karen!! Love, love, love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  48. Popping back to congratulate you on the CFCC WIN!!! Talk about a dream, Karen! How cool is that?!!

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  49. you are so talented and so happy for all your success. love your designs and the card is perfect!! congrats on your win, too! =)

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  50. thanks for sharing your AE dream--i loved it! love your card, too. congrats on the CF win!

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  51. Congratulations on your winning card! I love it! Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  52. Congratulations on winning at CAS-ual Friday! Sometimes tooting your own horn pays off, huh? Love the card AND your dream. May it all come true!!!
    : )

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  53. congrats Karen! it's certainly deserving...perfect take on the challenge

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  54. Wohoo Karen! this challenge was meant to be yours being a blog design expert!!! Great card

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  55. Wohoo Karen! this challenge was meant to be yours being a blog design expert!!! Great card

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  56. Congratulations on your CF win! Fabulous card! I think your dream is not so far fetched.

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