Monday, September 16, 2013

Inspired By A Song - The Kraft Journal

For this week's new challenge at The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog, we were asked to create a project that was inspired  by either a song or a book.  Well, that was a "no-brainer" for me.  I'm such a big fan of music (especially compared to reading).  So, I used the old song "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago and created this card.
Karen Letchworth for The Kraft Outlet
My card base is made from a Buff Ivory Blank Notecard that U covered with a sheet of vintage sheet music (to go with the song theme), and some Basic Grey (Lemonade line) patterned papers that I machine stitched together.  I placed a cute little Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket under my matching Basic Grey bird and swirl chipboard.  I then tied on some cream lace and lengths of Pastel Hemp Cord across the bottom, as well as tying a bow out of the same Pastel Hemp Cord in pink, blue and gold.  The "You're My Inspiration" rub-on is from Melissa Frances, and I inked the edges of everything with Tim Holtz ink.  I encourage you to treat yourself to some new goodies at The Kraft Outlet, and then come by to share in our challenge this week!  My top suggestions in the store for this week are their awesome Notecards which come in cream and kraft in various sizes and are a great value, all the different darling Envelopes that come in bitty sizes to large and start at just $0.35 each.   The small ones make awesome pockets for gift cards or journalling, and the bigger ones make amazing mini albums.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:

Basic Grey Challenge Blog - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes - I used Basic Grey Lemonade patterned papers and matching chipboard (bird and swirl).  This is my all-time favorite Basic Grey line!
Thanks for visiting, and have a blessed week!


  1. que c'est chou, très poétique et si bien mis en valeur, biz

  2. I can see why it is your favortie all time BG is beautiful and fun paper.

    Wonderful card and song choice! The song is stuck in my head now...but I don't mind because it is a true classic. :)

    Have a great day, Karen!

  3. This is gorgeous Karen!! I love the dove in the pastels and that dp, and the background notes. What a fun and beautiful design!! It has a vintage feel. May God Bless you!!

  4. Pretty card Karen! Love those colors!

  5. This is gorgeous Karen! Love the colors and all the GREAT embellishments!!!

  6. Love your co1ours Karen, and the lovely swirl behind the bird.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. Loving the shabby vintage feel.
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  8. So colorful and inspiring! Great use of papers too!

  9. I know I'm late in saying so, but I love your card! Love thi bird!♥


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