Monday, September 30, 2013

Getting Sketchy at The Kraft Journal

It's Monday again, and time for another great challenge at The Kraft Journal.  This week, we're having another Sketch Challenge.  I hope that you will play along with us.  To be eligible for the prize, you need to use either kraft products (kraft paper, paper bags, kraft envelopes, etc.) OR any products purchased at The Kraft Outlet.  You can find adorable little embellishments (cute envelopes and more) for as low as $0.20 (twenty cents), or packages of wonderful notecards to make cards for every occasion.  Be sure to check out this wonderful shop, and come play along with us this week!
Karen Letchworth for the Kraft Journal
I had a lot of fun with this week's Sketch Challenge.  I wanted to use LOTS of the fun Jenni Bowlin products found at the Kraft Outlet.  I started with a Small Buff Ivory Blank Notecard and added some of my Jenni Bowlin patterned papers.  I chose to use these papers because they match all the wonderful Jenni Bowlin products in the store.  I added a Town Square Journalling Card, and a Red Apothacary Sticker (row of stars), a Jenni Bowlin Black Label Sticker, and the Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Flag Piece with the matching Number Flag Banner Sticker on top of that.  At that top of my card, I made a bow using several lengths of Natural Hemp Cord and over that is a black Jenni Bowlin button with Red Baker's Twine tied in the center. You can also see my "signature move" which is some machine stitching, and there's double-sided foam tape on the Chipboard Piece/Flag Banner Sticker to make it stand out a bit.  The "Feel Better Soon" sentiment is an acrylic Verve stamp, and it's stamped onto a Jenni Bowlin journaling spot.

I'm sharing this card in the following:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Vintage Challenge Blog - Monday Challenge - Say It With Stamps.  I used a stamp from Verve for my sentiment (Feel Better Soon)
I really hope you're having a great week.  I'm so grateful that you've stopped by today.  Thanks for visiting, and please know that I will stop by to visit your blog if you leave me a comment letting me know that you were here!


  1. What a beautiful card, Karen!! Love the combination of kraft and red!! ~ Blessings

  2. This is such a fun card, Karen! I love how you packed all those wonderful papers in there, and that amazing twine-and-button flower! I finally have time to play, so I'm off to check out this week's sketch challenge. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. I am IN LOVE with this can never go wrong with some Jenni!!!

  4. Hi Karen! This is such a fabulous card! I love all of the products you have used! I love reading all of your comments on my blog! You're such an encouraging friend! :) I hope I can find more time to do the same! We have only been schooling for 2 weeks now. My husband finally took vacation for 2 weeks, so we waited until he went back to work to start school. :) I hope your year is blessed! Thank you so much for blessing my life!
    Have a wonderful day!!

  5. You chose the perfect color, red, for a get well card ! I too love the Jenni look, and you did a gorgeous job putting it all together !! AND, your sewing added a whole new dimension too ! Hugs !! -J-

  6. I love all the JB goodness! So many awesome elements to look at!

  7. What a fun collage of JB creations. Great card design.

  8. Gorgeous card!! I love the colors you used and all of your fun layers!

    My Craft Spot

  9. I would like to invite you to be a guest designer at My Craft Spot, but couldn't find your email. If you are interested click on the 'contact' button at My Craft Spot. :)

  10. What a great card, I love how you've combined a clean asthetic with a vintage ephemera feel. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. Super adorable card Karen!! Love the vintage look it has!! Too cute!

    Hope all is well with you, my friend!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  12. This is a great Feel Better Soon card! I can definitely tell you enjoyed making it! Awesome little fun elements and details!