Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Just Because

Sometimes I like to create things for no particular reason. . . .just because.  That's kind of what I did with this card.  I just started creating, and decided to use the sentiment "Just Because".  This way, I can send it to a friend or relative for no particular reason, other than - just because I was thinking of them.

I entered this card in the challenge at http://www.craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ which is a new blog to me.  I just came across it today, and since they were calling for a challenge using lace, well. . . .let me just say, I knew this was for me.  I put lace (or at least ribbon or seam binding) on almost everything.  This particular card has a wide strip of vintage lace that I got from a dear old friend.  I love the soft feel it gives the middle of the card.

I also used patterned paper from Girls' Paperie and Emma's Shoppe, half a doily, hand made scrunched seam binding, two Maya Road chipboard elements, vintage sheet music, glitter, Ranger ink, a mini tag, a mini safety pin, some jute, machine sewing, and of course, the gorgeous wide lace.  This card was made JUST BECAUSE I love to create.

I hope the gals at http://www.craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ like my card, and I thank you all for stopping by, and hope you know that I greatly appreciate your comments.

I also wanted to let you know, there's an awesome blog-hop/give-away at http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-paper-smooches-dt-blog-hop.html to show off their three darling new stamp sets.  Check out what their Design Team has done with these new cuties.

Blessings,

Karen

6 comments:

  1. Your card is lovely... beautiful papers and stitching (I don't do enough of that... it adds so much to a project). I love this lace, too.
    Thank you for the tip about the crafts and me challenges... I'll check that out! ...and thank you for becoming a follower on my blog.
    Have a great day!

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  2. Hi Karen , thank you so much for your comment on my blog ! I' m so new to blogging , I'll see if I can find how to put on followers .
    I also love lace and ribbons and all things shabby chic and nostalgic ! I wish you succes with your challenge , beautiful card , love the stitching ,( because I'm not able to sit I have to keep myself to the faux stitching , but its a nice alternative ). I'll take time to search your blog thorougly ,

    Love , Rosa

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  3. awesome Karen. Love all the detail on this card... Great Job..

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  4. Thanks for telling me about my misspelling..lol Opps... :)

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  5. Welcome Caren !!!
    Thank you for your visit in my blog.
    Wonderful pages.
    Greetings from Poland.

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  6. gorgeous Karen, I love your amazing design...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

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