Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Brand New Creative Adventure For All

I hope you will ALL get involved in my exciting news.  As I've been hinting about, I've taken on a brand new endeavor.  I was approached by Debbie Moran from Mark's Finest Papers -a Heinrich Co. Stamps, to become a challenge hostess for a new challenge they've started at Speedy TV.  For those of you who are familiar with Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, I'm sure you're already in love with their beautiful stamps and awesome selection of scrapbooking and card-making supplies.  For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to experience their delightful store, you can check out their products and their MANY wonderful challenges by going to either this website:  Mark's Finest Papers OR by going here to: Speedy TV.  You will need to join Speedy TV (which is VERY simple to do) to play along in my new challenge, Sketch With a Twist, but registering is SUPER SIMPLE and is well worth your time as there are a wide variety of challenges to participate in.  Check it out.

I really do hope that you will take the time to get involved at Mark's Finest Papers/Speedy TV.  There is a BEAUTIFUL stamp set to be won this week which I've shown below.  You will just love the sweet designers and the inspiration they share, their beautiful stamps and products, and the wide variety of challenges available.  Please head over today and check it all out by using the above links.

Here's the prize you can win this week - Adirondack Summer Stamp Set.  Isn't that weeping willow tree just beautiful?  It makes me wish I was sitting in that chair under the weeping willow, sipping an ice cold lemonade.   And let me assure you that you will love the detailed quality of these stamps.

I stamped my sentiment on patterned paper to blend in with the challenge on Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog.   Here is that link:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-73-stamping-on-patterned-paper-participants.html - Make it Monday #73 - Stamping on Patterned Paper - My PTI product used is the adorable butterfly die-cut.  Sentiment stamped on patterned paper.

http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-146-john-1334-35.html - Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #146 - Use Something New on Your Project.  I used my new stamps from Mark's Finest Papers -a Heinrich Co.

http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-spritz-spray-or-stencil.html - Simon Says Stamp and Show - Spritz, Spray or Stencil.  I spritzed and sprayed with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to make my hand-made scrunched seam binding.  It's easy and fun to make, and if anyone wants the instructions, I'd be happy to let you know how to make your own seam binding.

I am VERY excited about this new endeavor, and it will be even more special if YOU stop by and play along with us.  Please help me to make this new challenge, Sketch With a Twist at Speedy TV, a huge success.  You will really be glad you did, and I will be SO grateful for your support and participation.  I'd also LOVE to have you play along this week at Word Art Wednesday as this coming week is another double prize week.

Looking forward to brand new creative adventures - both for me, and for you.  Stop by and join in on all the fun.
Blessings,
Karen


21 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Karen! Thanks for hosting the sketch with a twist challenge for us at SpeedyTV!! Will be giving it a try myself.

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  2. Fantastic card Karen, love that ribbon.

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  3. Such a sweet card!! The stamped roses are amazing and the doily gives such a feminine touch. Congrats on hosting the challenges!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm so excited for you Karen! I will head over and check them out for sure! Your card is again so very beautiful! I love the pure femininity that your card shows and the sentiment stamp is perfect!

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  5. Great card Karen I am so excited to have you hosting this challenge. Keep up the great work.

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  6. This is another lovely card Karen. All the best for hosting and I hope the challenges go well for you. I don't think I can take part at the moment (I am a novice challenger, only done two) but I am still really busy with my son just come home from University. I will however go and take a look and see what its all about and hopefull I can take part again.
    Regards Linda x

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  7. what a beautiful card...hey glad you got to my blog, and yeah I will follow you...I love your goodies...oh I wish I could win this stamp set...how cool that we are on the same dt for a month...great news...happy craft'n Katie ~ KtsAngels.blogpost.com

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  8. quel charme, toute estivale, biz

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  9. Wonderful card Karen. I haven't done a challenge here for a few months, better blow the dust off of my stamps :).

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  10. Congratulations Karen!!! They couldn't have chosen a more gracious and talented hostess. I'll stop over and visit you later tonight.

    Your card is beautiful! I like the polka dot paper with the roses. Great combo. Hugs and blessings!

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  11. Congrats on your new endeavor! Your work is beautiful and you'll do a super job!
    BTW- Beautiful card above!

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  12. Congratulations on your new endeavor! The card you made is beautiful!

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  13. Congratulations to you!! And what a beautiful card!!!

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  14. this is a stunning card - I especially love how you've colored those roses and all of your attention to detail. I'm so glad you've joined us for this challenge - your misting is a great touch too.

    May
    Simon Says Stamp & Show

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  15. Karen - What a great card. I love the colors and your stitching! The bow is great, love the twine you added to the button. Thanks for paling along at SSiC. Many blessings on for new challenge blog as well :)
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  16. Congrats Karen! I loved your card from Word Art Wednesday. It wasfabulous with all the flowers and swirls, so pretty.

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  17. Absolutely stunning! GORGEOUS coloring and LOVE the stamping on the patterned paper!!! :)

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  18. Great card Karen & congrats on joining the MFP Team! Great sketch, looking forward to more!

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  19. lovely card, beautifully done :)

    xo, Kristina
    Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
    Come by and see me sometime!
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  20. Love your bright and oh so feminine card! Just makes me smile. :)
    Best wishes with your new endeavor!

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