Monday, December 31, 2012

The Kraft Journal - Something New

I don't suppose that I will be able to make many more "holiday" cards this year.  So, for my project this week at The Kraft Journal, I decided to make one last holiday card.  I started with a  Lunch Bag Kraft Blank Note Card from The Kraft Outlet along with some Simple Stories patterned papers and stickers, vintage lace,  buttons with glitter, Red Baker's Twine, and I made a tiny little tag that I cut from Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock.  Our challenge this week is "Something New", and so for my "Something New", I used a small piece of Music Washi Tape and let me tell you - the new washi tapes available now at The Kraft Outlet are super adorable.  I couldn't resist getting myself "Something New".  I hope that you will take time this week to stop by The Kraft Journal to play along in the "Something New" challenge.  It's lots of fun.
I'm entering this card in a few challenges as follows: - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says Anything Goes - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Pile On The Embellishments

I hope that you're all having a great week, and that you're keeping warm wherever you are.  Have a blessed day, and I look forward to visiting your blog today.


  1. What a beautiful card Karen love your choice of papers and you always have such pretty embellishments.
    I will be back to share with you on Word Art Wed. as soon as I get the holidays wrapped up and get back in my craftroom.

  2. Beautiful card! Great colors and so many wonderful details! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  3. Karen, I love all the bits and pieces you've blended together in this delightful card! The washi tape is so cool!
    I pray you have a wonderful day full of blessings!
    Love and Prayers,

  4. Very pretty card Karen - I love the colours you have worked with.
    Blessings to you and yours for 2013

  5. Hi, Karen! This is such a pretty Holiday card. Congrats on your win at Paper Sweeties and Happy New Year!

  6. What a gorgeous card!! Love the Kraft elements! I don't know, it's never too early to start on next year's holiday cards!! lol Happy New Year! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  7. Beautiful card, Karen!! With a new year, you can start now with Christmas cards for this year! :)

  8. A beautiful card! Christmas always seems to come earlier each year! Happy and blessed New Year!

  9. Great project Karen. Too bad I can't participate in the Kraft Journal Challenges. I've never even heard of their products and try to avoid purchasing things online unless absolutely necessary.

    Thanks for popping over on behalf of Word Art Wednesday. I appreciate you taking the time to come over and leave a comment.

    Lisa D.

  10. Karen,
    How can anyone take all those elements and have a mini masterpeice emerge? I so like this card, every bit of it but the music washi tape may be my favorite.

  11. Beautiful card, Karen!!

    Welcome to the Eureka Stamps DT and Happy New Year!!

  12. What a cute card, Karen! I agree with Carole, I love the way you put a bunch of elements together and have them go so well! I can't do that at all!

    Thank you for your sweet comments! It's always encouraging to see them on my blog. BTW, I use the Bow-Easy for almost all my can get it at Really Reasonable Ribbon and a bunch of other places. Blessings! Kathy

  13. I love all the layering in your artsy card designs. We still have 4 days left of Christmas, so you may have time for a couple more. Blessings!

  14. My Dearest Karen - Your gifting is not only crafting but an encourager! You leave such wonderful comments on my blog - you see what I do not see and that blesses me (we are our own worst critic you know)~ thank you for stopping by so often and visiting my blog - I do want to say, I love your style in crafting - I need to LEARN from you on layering - I guess I am just going to have to lift a few of your creations and study the layering to see if I can model you! This creation today is so lovely - just lovely I say! Thanks for be a great cyberfriend -Enjoy your day - It is the Day the Lord has made! I am rejoicing!

  15. hi Karen, I just love browsing through your blog. I am so blessed to have known you and be inspired by your wonderful creations.
    Keep creating and blessing others! Have a Blessed week! *hugs*
    Oh btw, do you have an email or FB account where I can email to you? Thanks a lot! *hugs* Mines:

  16. wow, gorgeous card, I've been like you and I've done a few Christmas cards that I have put into my stock for this Christmas x

  17. Hi Karen,

    seee SEEEE???? I actually MADE it here haha, and because of your oh so thoughtful emailing me every now and again YOUR challenge here was the FIRST one I thought to do in this brand new year.

    Your card is sooo lovely. I sometimes take the "Merry Monday" challenge with my sister, so will do festive cards thru the year (SO nice to be stocked up for the season when it comes instead of being held hostage to it - specially with craft fair sales etc) If you feel festive why not join us one time? I just take part in the challenge, not admin or anything like that.

    Karen, you've been a blessing to me and I truly have appreciated the time you take out to visit my blog and email. I pray the Lord showers you with especial love this year!

    ♥ Barb

  18. Oh this is gorgeous! I love the homey feel.

    Happy New Year!

  19. Karen this is gorgeous. Love the vintage feel to it.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. As always Karen, this is stunning! So many beautiful layers and fabulous touches!

  21. lovely card! i love all the layers and elements.

  22. Pretty card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!