Monday, March 3, 2014

For The Birds - The Kraft Journal

Happy Monday, my crafty friends.  I hope that you all had a safe and relaxing weekend.  I know that I sure enjoyed my weekend, and spent lots of time in my craft room.  But then again, that's where you will almost always find me when I'm not cleaning house, running errands, or stressing out over my son's Algebra.  Homeschooling is getting tougher now that his math is over my head.  Believe me, I pray for wisdom and direction.  He's becoming such a wonderful young man.  I was looking at him the other day through my rear view mirror (in the truck) noticing that he is getting to the point where he soon needs to shave.  I see the beginnings of a "mustache", and I can't believe my eyes.  Where have the years gone?  And he is our "baby".  Oh, how I wish I could freeze time.
Karen Letchworth for The Kraft Journal
Just as soon as I learned of this week's "Birds" Challenge taking place at the The Kraft Outlet, I immediately knew the path I wanted to pursue.  I've been sitting on this adorable little October Afternoon birds in nest journaling card for the longest time; just waiting for the right opportunity to use it. My card all started with a  Small Buff/Ivory Notecard  (which, by the way is one of my all-time favorite must-have Kraft Outlet supplies).  From there, I gathered up some of my October Afternoon patterned paper pieces (the notebook print and the black with white polka dots print), and along with that sweet journaling card, just machine stitched them all together.

Next, I grabbed several other Kraft Outlet goodies to embellish my card; starting with one of their newest and most delicious products, the Hand-Stained Vintage Winter White Bias Tape which I tied into a sweet double bow, and I placed a General Store Flatback (15 cents) in the center of that.  I also used more October Afternoon stickers, a mini black safety pin, a few lengths of Blue Baker's Twine and some bright yellow Pastel Hemp Cord.  I used two Black Apothecary Stickers (ruler trim and directions tag (under date circle), and a Jenni Bowlin Office Chipboard Button.  I turned again to another Kraft Outlet favorite, my Bone Folder Tool, to apply the rub-on sentiment and securely flatten the fold in my card.  There are so many awesome supplies at the Kraft Outlet to help you create something special, and I'm really hoping that you'll treat yourself to something new, and then stop  by to share your sweet creations in this week's "Birds" challenge.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew Challenges - Get Well - I plan to use this sweet card to cheer up a friend who has been feeling under the weather, so this challenge was just perfect for my card.

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party - I'm so grateful for Karen's sweet challenges and she offers her gorgeous hand-made seam binding as a prize.  I'm "showing off" this card in her sweet challenge this week.

DL Art - March Challenge - Anything Goes

I love seeing your creations and having you play along in our challenges, and we'd also love to have you become a "follower" of the blog if you're not already.  Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello, and please know that I look forward to visiting yours as well.  You can be in the running to win a $15 monthly gift certificate to the amazing Kraft Outlet by playing along in this week's challenge simply by using any kraft product, or anything sold in the shop.  We love having you join us!



  1. Gorgeous card! Makes me think of Spring and that's a good thing. I have just the stamp to play along, now to find some time.

  2. Absolutely beautiful card --- makes me think of spring!

  3. Adorable card karen! Just wonderful

    Blessings and hugs from The Netherlands
    Karin xx

  4. Definitely an instant smile to cheer anyone up!

  5. Aww Karen this is just so sweet, such a beautiful card.

  6. Karen, I love your sweet bird images. They made me smile. As always, your attention to detail is amazing. Another beautifully composed card.

  7. quel chou, elle est adorable, biz


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