Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy as a Lark


Yesterday, acceptance notifications went out for Paper Craft's Magazine July/August 2013 edition. Although I didn't submit anything, I still enjoyed reading the postings of my crafty friends newsfeeds and sharing in their joy! The talented Virginia mentioned that she was happy as a lark because she received some awesome crafty news! Congratulations~

The Craft's Meow


Welcome to the third day of The Craft's Meow's January Release. (You can read more about the releases at The Craft's Meow!) Happy as a Lark just so happens to be the name of one of the sets debuting today, as well as Lark Additions (which is free gift with a $50 purchase). And the set just so happens to have been designed by me! I have always wanted to create a large background stamp resembling tree bark, and this set has it! It also contains a smaller stamp of some knotty bark, which I showcased on my card today, and a bird. Oh how I love birds. Both sets offer a multitude of versatile sentiments in a pretty mix of fonts, I do hope you enjoy!

Today's Tip: Inspiration can strike at any time-keep your mind open. The color scheme and direction for this card was inspired by Arby's (the fast food restaurant) packaging: red woodgrain!

You can be eligible to win Happy as a Lark from The Craft's Meow by visiting the blogs and leaving a comment!


30 comments:

  1. As always a great card Karent. I love those banners and the fact that you were inspired by Arby's.

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  2. Karen...yet again you have knocked a set out of the park...your design is incredible and so you! Love it! and your card..wow!!

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  3. Fabulous! I always love the red/black/white combo and now that background is just AWESOME!!

    Great design!!

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  4. You are just incredible! I love your new sets! The tree bark background is fabulous and so versatile.

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  5. Very pretty card, Karen!!
    Love it!
    Happy weekend!!

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  6. really really lovin' your card!

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  7. Love where your inspiration came from, Karen! Wonderful card!

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  8. I am SMILING BIG and feeling as happy as a lark...admiring your beautiful work today! The lark's image is absolutely DARLING and SWEET! Suddenly I have a urgent NEED for this stamp! You so rock in my world, Karen!

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  9. WOW!!! Red wood grain, I'm in love! Also happy with this tiny bird and your fun stitching!!

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  10. what a bold red woodgrain. Congrats on the new stamp.

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  11. Arbys? Really? You are a creative genius. I love that woodgrain in red, and like what you did the the flags. That bird is the perfect touch.

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  12. Just a perfect card in every way!

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  13. AWESOME tip, Karen!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that woodgrain background! This looks like an AMAZING set---you've done an outstanding job of designing this! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  14. Congratulations on another fabulously designed set Karen - that woodgrain stamp looks amazing. Love your gorgeous card too :)

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  15. Fab design Karen! LOVE the little wooden bird!

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  16. LOVING these new sets Karen, and I LOVE the red woodgrain in your card, so bold, rustic, and modern all at the same time!

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  17. Arbys YUMMY!!! ok food sidetracked me, lol
    love the red woodgrain and those banners :)

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  18. Wow....this card is sooooooooooooo RAD!!! Yes....I am yelling this because this card ROCKS!!! That is all.

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  19. Arby's for inspiration! So funny. The red woodgrain is striking.

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  20. I have a serious infatuation/love/crush/obsession/sickness for woodgrain, so I heart this set so much!! I think it will definitely be coming to live with me when released!! I love your card with the red woodgrain - swoon!!

    Wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love. I'm so touched by your sweet words!!

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  21. This is just totally awesome! Love the red!!!

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  22. Very pretty Karen. Love the stitched banners and the little bird. Great color combo!

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  23. What a genius background this card has!! Awesome.

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  24. LOVE the tree bark background and love that you stamped it in red. awesome card, Karen! I too, love reading crafty friends' happy news at times like this. even though they didn't pick my cards, I am ever so looking forward to seeing my friends' works being published! =)

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  25. Another Karen Baker collection to add to my wish list! :D That woodgrain is fantastic and looks fabulous in red!

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  26. Woodgrain makes a perfect backdrop for any card!
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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