Friday, January 18, 2013

Inspire

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If I were ever asked why do I blog, and spend so much time blogging?, I guess my answer would be to inspire people, and be inspired by people. To share and learn. To make friends, build friendships, strengthen them. I do enjoy blogging, and you, my friends, inspire me.

The Craft's Meow

**Thank you for coming back if you've already seen this! I accidently scheduled it too early, had to take it down and reschedule it for the proper time. My sincere apologies.***

Welcome to the second day of The Craft's Meow's January Release. (You can read more about the releases at The Craft's Meow!) The design team members are showcasing a follow up to Beautiful Shelf, a fun set called Crafty Shelf, designed by Nina B.

For the layout, I chose to work with Retro Sketches sketch, and stamped each of the crafty elements in green and then shifted slightly to stamp in black. I trimmed out the banners and finished the sentiment with two words from another stamp in the same set.

Today's Tip: Save your solid scraps and sort by color. For a clean look, pull out one color bag and find different shades of the color and use them on your card in a color block fashion.

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

23 comments:

  1. Great card and great use of scraps. I wish I could tell you I keep them, but nope I toss all my scraps.

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  2. Karen, you have perfect timing! Last night I sorted through all my solid colored bits and pieces of scrap paper and boy, do I have a lot. I love the idea of using them in a color block fashion. Your card is stunning with the three shades of green. I also love how the greens make the black pop.

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  3. Super cool use of scraps! And great comment RE: why you blog:) I'm there with you! Have a great weekend Karen!

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  4. This is such a cool design! I love it!

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  5. I really like your color block approach to this design, Karen! This looks like a fabulous new stamp set!

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  6. Wonderful take on the sketch, Karen!

    I hope you know that you really DO inspire so many of us! Happy weekend! :)

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  7. Love how you used the greens Karen, great new stamps!

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  8. Love your blocks of color with the fun images Karen! This is a cute stamp set ;)

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  9. Such a fun card for a crafty friend!!! Can't wait to see this full stamp set!!!

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  10. Loving the colorblock effect...you do green better than anyone I know!

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  11. What a cool card. I love those little banners.

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  12. Great new stampset & love your card!

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  13. Karen your amazing.. I love this..great style my friend..

    Happy Friday..

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  14. Your cards always inspire me!
    i just love your eye for design and colors ;-)
    this card is amazing!!

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  15. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-23.html?m=1

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  16. LOVE your card Karen, and I hope you know already that I turn to you for inspiration quite often and am never disappointed!
    Hugs!!

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  17. and you always inspire me, Karen! =) love love how you showcased the images on this one. fabulous card!

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  18. As if the crafty stamps and colour blocking weren't cool enough you had to add that little banner and make it amazing!!! :)

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