Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Okay, I S-T-R-E-S-S over simple cards... and I mean STRESS!!!!! I think it is way harder to come up with a WOW simple card then one that takes an hour and a half to make.....so am I thrilled with this card? Nope....but it's okay. The hardest part was getting a decent picture of it, for some unknown reason. I think it's the huge honkin' bow's position which is like so big it's like an umbrella big enough for a family of four to picnic under in a hurricane and nothing gets wet......but anyway, it was very hard to get a good picture of. I took at least 42. I'm done with this one. So done. But it's true, if you pick a card like this, you won't hate stamping after you make 100 of them! But some of my usual cards, you will hate stamping, and you will hate life after making 100 of them!! So choose something simple, but make sure if you choose THIS one, you make a wee bit smaller bow so you can get it into an envelope....and kids won't like play with your Christmas card and hurt a sibling with it or something......me and my ridiculous bows......Have fun making your 100's!!! Until next time.......

13 comments:

Cynthia <> said...

Beautiful. Simple yet Elegant. And that goes for your card too!! :)
Thanks for the gorgeous card. And making me smile.
God Bless,
Cynthia <><

jdmommy said...

Karen, this card is so lovely! You are such an inspiration! Your bows leave me breathless. Keep up the great work! Hugs, my friend!!

Betty Wright said...

I know what you mean about CAS styled cards, Karen! They are the bikini of cards! Yours is gorgeous, though! Beautifully elegant!

Butternutsage said...

I want to say this is a beautiful card and I am sure going to try to duplicate it. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration!
~Donna

Carol Dee said...

After making 100 of any crd, I am tired of it for a bit! Your silver deer is so pretty . Love the bow! WOW.... Hugs.

Melina said...

Well I love your "big honkin'" bow!!!! Those hills of snow are SOOOOOO Pretty! Great job Karen ;)

Peggy said...

Yes CAS is very hard for me too! But this one turned out gorgeous even with the big beautiful bow!

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm with you...I struggle with making CAS cards...they never seem to have enough 'stuff'! Yours is so elegant and really is very pretty...especially love that embossed reindeer!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well my friend your stress paid off! Beautiful CAS card (for you anyway!!) - getting the ripping and glitter for me is a major challenge!! You did good!!

LindaH said...

your post made me more than chuckle, I really laughed! But what caught my eye before reading anything, was your beautiful card. Seriously, I didn't even notice the bow because the composition struck my eye! It is BEAUTIFUL! (giant bow aside!)

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely stunning! WOW!

sassykaryn said...

Hi Karen,

You are such a hoot, and you never fail to make me smile, chuckle, and sometimes tear up, and that is OK too. I think you are a wonderful person, and definitely very CREATIVE! I love your work, and the stories you tell make me feel as if I'm right there with you laughing and crying.

Merry CHRISTmas to you and your entire family.

Always a fan,
Karyn
Port of Los Angeles where the sun seldom hides. :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the torn hillside and pretty embossed deer on this - great job with a CAS design Karen - despite the big bow!!LOL!!