Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Harvest - The Kraft Journal

It's hard to believe that November is already upon us, and that Christmas is just around the corner.  This is an exciting post for me because this is my first project as a new Design Team Member for The Kraft Journal and it's such a blessing to be able to design with the beautiful products avalailable in The Kraft Outlet.  This week's challenge is called Happy Harvest.  I've made two projects for this challenge.
The first project is a gift bag I made using a Kraft Coffee Bag With Window that I decorated using several different embellishments.  I made my So Very Thankful sentiments by running the darling little Jenni Bowlin Memo Books pages through the computer and then cutting them into strips.  I also used some various Tim Holtz metal clips including the Memo Clips and miniature paper clips.  The Kraft Outlet has SO many darling products and accents, and what I love the most about their products is the fact that they are SO affordable.  You can get A LOT for your money - and after all, aren't we all looking for a good deal?
This picture shows you a closer view of the Mini Kraft Merchandise Bags and the sweet little Jenni Bowlin Office Chipboard Buttons that I inked and used as a backdrop for a felt flower.  I also tucked another Jenni Bowlin Memo Book page inside the mini bag for journaling.  Too cute, aren't they?  I believe the mini kraft bags are 20 cents each.  Such a bargain, and oh, SO cute.
The second project is one of The Kraft Outlet's awesome Natural Smooth Large Journals that I covered in a page torn from a vintage story book I had, and made it into a Book of Thankfulness/Prayer Journal.  These beautiful journals are lined on each page, are super easy to decorate, and as we all know. . . .Prayer Journals make GREAT gifts.
 
For those of you who are new to my blog (by way of The Kraft Journal Challenge), I warmly invite you to become a new follower, and please know that I will pop on over to your blogs to also visit and follow you.  I look forward to seeing what you will create for this fun Happy Harvest Challenge.
 
Before I go, I can't resist entering a few challenges.
 
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/simon-says-get-in-shape.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Get in Shape (my two projects are most certainly unusual shapes. . .LOL)
 
http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-164-colossians-13-5.html - Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Challenge #64 - Thankfulness

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-120-anns-give-thanks-theme.html - The Paper Players Challenge Blog - Challenge #120 - Ann's Give Thanks Theme

http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/2012/11/12-week-44-thanks-bunch.html - Paper Play Challenge Blog - Challenge for Week #44 - Thanks a Bunch

http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-25-stripes.html - Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge Blog - Challenge #25 - Stripes  (I used some striped patterned paper)

http://fatpageswithattitude.blogspot.com/ - Fat Pages With Attitude Challenge Blog - Add a Sentiment/Anything Goes

http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/tic-tac-toe.html - That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Tic Tac Toe Challenge - My tic tac toe is vertically (Dies, Borders, Buttons) - My Die-Cuts are from Papertrey Ink, My Border is a Martha Stewart border punch, and I used vintage buttons as well as chipboard buttons.

http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-13-thanksgiving.html - Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #13 - Thanksgiving

http://www.twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com/2012/10/9-harvest-timethanks-giving.html - Twist of Faith Cards Challenge Blog - Challenge #9 - Harvest/Time of Thanksgiving

http://thecraftypad.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-195-anything-goes-at-crafty.html - The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog - Challenge #195 - Anything Goes

http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/11/189-thankful-robyns-fetish.html - Dutch Dare Challenges - Challenge #189 - Thankful
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am really excited to be part of the amazingly talented Design Team at The Kraft Outlet/The Kraft Journal and hope you will stop by and play along, as well as checking out all the Designers' blogs.  They'd LOVE to have you visit.
 
Have a blessed week.
 
Karen
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Karen this is gorgeous and very creative. Love everything about it. Wishing you a fab Monday.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. This is gorgeous Karen. Caroline xxx

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  3. Lovely projects, Karen! I really like the addition of the felt! Have a wonderful week!...Nancy :o)

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  4. Good morning Karen! Your projects are beautiful! Love all of the different elements you used. I think the brown craft paper is great for everything!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  5. Karen, First Welcome to The Kraft Journal! Absolutely stunning! Your work is amazing! You are going to love TKJ!

    There is so much beautiful eye candy and I love taking it all in! Thank you for sharing your beautiful works of art with us all and at The Kraft Journal! You will inspire and touch many!

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  6. Beautiful -- the gift bag is my favorite....it looks lovely "all dressed up!"

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  7. Karen, you certainly have a gift for embellishing!! (the good kind!!) I love these both!! I need to go check out those bags, too!

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  8. super joli et très vintage chic, biz

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  9. What lovely projects, Karen - you have really nailed the vintage and fall themes here!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Love the packaging and congratulations on the DT position!

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  11. Hi Karen, well you said your were going to do the Challenge and you did. I love that bag and all the embellishments on the card and bag. Wonderful job...And congrats on your new Design Team Position.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations with us this week week at Eureka. Hope you will join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

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  12. Fabulous creations, superb design and use of embellishments. Thank you for joining our Tic Tac Toe challenge over at That Craft Place. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  13. Two fabulous projects Karen,love the bag and all the details and colours and fabulous journal too..beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in with us at FAT pages and cards with Attitude

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  14. Welcome to the team Karen, we are delighted to have you designing for us with the fabulous products available at Kraft Outlet... your first project is a stunning use of embellishments that provide lots of gorgeous texture! Beautiful work!

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  15. Breathtaking, Karen! Thank you for sharing your journal projects with us at Twist of Faith this week...
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  16. You have been busy Karen, these are lovely such a lot of beautiful detail.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  17. Wow, what a beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC.
    Debbie x

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  18. can not escape me! I am back again and so glad too! This is stunning! Love the vintage feel and you can see all the time you have put into making this! Fabulous! Again .. lovely to see you playing along with us @ The Crafty Pad this week :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

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  19. These are just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  20. This is gorgeous, love the colours! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

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  21. Congratulations, my friend!! You will be a fantastic addition to their team. They are so fortunate to have you. These projects are proof of that. You have included so many details and dimensions. Perfect color choices too. I really like the use of the vintage book page.

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  22. This is really beautiful. Love the design with the vintage harvest design and the coffe bag with window look adorable too. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card Challenge. Unfortunately we have a limit of 8 challenges in total, so you won't be in the run for a prize with this gorgeous project. Still hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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  23. Karen~ I want to first say thank you so very much for your sweet comment on my blog!!!
    Secondly~ congrats on making The Kraft Journal's DT! Your project caught my eye when I saw it on the challenge post and then coming over and seeing it closer....WOW! Simply amazing!!! All the details, papers, embellishments work so well together!! I look forward to seeing more of your projects both over at The Kraft Journal and your other posts...Just scrolling through briefly, you are so incredibly talented!!
    Thanks again and have a GREAT night!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the coffee bag and journal. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ. About the comment you left on my card. I spent about $.10 on my flowers. I make them all.

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  25. What an awesome gift project, Karen! Congratulations on the DT! Way to go GF! Wow, you sure are good at finding those challenges! Blessings! Kathy

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  26. lovely project !! well done!Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!¦
    hugs
    xMx

    you can visit
    http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    and http://colorinkdigistamps.blogspot.gr/
    for my free digis!!

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