Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Carousel

Every time I finish a card I think, "Okay, that's it for a while, I have other things to do."  But then a new exciting challenge (or three) sparks my synapses and I'm right back into my craft cabinet.  This time it was a combination of The Play Date Cafe and the Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaway by the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol's top 20 winners.  Have you seen their shaped cards yet?  I've been able to see most of them, but still working through.  That leads me to another "every time" situation.  Every time I look around blog land I find so many talented card makers to follow.  I only started blogging in March, but sometimes I feel like I've been hiding under a rock because I'm still just getting to know the community.  Here's a card I made to play along with my blogging pals:





I cut a sheet of overhead projector film and scored it in half.  The carousel shape is from the Silhouette online store.  I've had it for a long time, but just used it now.  I freehand cut the manes and saddles because these horses were only silhouettes.  I also cut the flowers on the Silhouette.  Have you noticed I've been into making those flowers lately?  I used a white gel pen for the middles.   I adhered everything with glue dots or the Xyron.  The back of the card was cut twice and the acetate was sandwiched in between to give it a finished look and so I can write on it.  I thought the front was busy enough, so I did not include a sentiment.  I'm sure I'd write "happy birthday" inside.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #142

Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaway
Thanks so much for coming over, and for all of your encouraging comments!  I hope you're having a great day!
Kara Lynne

64 comments:

  1. I fell off my chair when the card loaded! Love, love the color scheme! The flowers are adorable! I cannot resist any cute tiny thing LOL Thank you so much for joining the Shaping Up blog hop, so I can find your awesome blog! Good luck!

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  2. Wow stunning...very creative.xxx

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  3. Oh! wow Kara, what a wonderful make hun. Love the colours & stunning design.

    Donna x

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  4. Wow! Kara, I am speechless...other than to say that YOU are my cardmaking idol!!! Seriously!!! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!!!! :)

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  5. Kara Lynne.................. what can I say ?????????????????????????????
    This is just terrible............................... oops typo... terriblyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEESOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEE.
    My friend you leave me speachless...........................
    Eileen x
    p.s. Gorgeously great too xxxxxxxx

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  6. OHHHHHHHHHHH! This is amazing! I cannot believe your colors match perfectly! I LOVE the design and the shape and everything about this card! LOVE LOVE LOVE x1000000! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it:)

    THANKS for playing along with us over at the PDCC:) YOU ROCK!

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  7. Oh my my!!!!!!!! How gorgeous and creative!! I love love this, Kara Lynne! I can't believe that you just started blogging in March (SERIOUSLY!!?)! You are quite the pro if you ask me! I can't over your big talent! It sure was hidden under the rock--until March!

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  8. Wowsers!! This is one fantastic card! Amazing creativity - love the colors and CAN'T BELIEVE you cut the manes and saddles by hand! Awesome work, Kara Lynne!

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  9. oh wow wow wow Kara Lynne that is one amazing creation...the colours are fantastic together and the design is beautiful...I love it to bits
    Mina xxx

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  10. Wow Kara this is one of my fav from all your cards.... This is totally cute cute.....
    Love that carousel how talented.......

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  11. I'm just going to be Frank. I have looked at this from every position imaginable and it is beyond me how this is a card. I'm truly gobsmattered by the genius of this! People would pay you to make these, no kidding!

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  12. This is BRILLIANT!!! Wow wow wow, this is gorgeous!!!

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  13. Oh My Gosh! This is so very PRETTY, Kara! It's absolutely OUTSTANDING!
    I hope that you have a great weekend! I'm going to go and stare at your card some more!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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  14. This is totally amazingly fantastic! Wow! I love this. Amazing. Love the colors and all the details. Just wonderful! Thanks so much for linking it up to our blog hop!

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  15. WOW!!! Absolutely fantastic! Very sweet carousel with bright colors...love it!!!

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  16. As said above this is a truly amazing, beautiful, clever and gorgeous card! You are very talented and it certainly shows not only in this card but all the others you create. =)

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  17. OhMyGosh girl that is awesome!!! I love the colors and the acetate is such a great idea. The hand cut pieces add just the right details. What a beautiful card!!

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  18. this is simply,..............AMAZING....HUGS

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  19. INCREDIBLE!! This is just amazing Kara Lynne.

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  20. Oh this is fabulous and love the colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  21. STUNNNG card Kara Lynne - just gorgeous! Love the way you have used the acetate :)

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  22. OMG I have no words for this project. It is just amazing. Gorgeous work.
    Annette
    xx

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  23. Oh gosh Kara Lynne AMAZING card!!!

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  24. OMG! This is Stunning! My jaws dropped to the floor. Thud! Amazing work, Kara Lynne! Pinned it:)

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  25. for reals? this is amazing. NINA is probably going nuts over it, she likes carousels! The workmanship is to die for. I am noticing you like details.

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  26. Um. WOW. WOW! This is just fantastic Kara Lynne! That is one amazing work of art! I am so glad you were inspired by the colors for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge and joined us!

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  27. Wow, Kara Lynne--this is A-MAZING!! The colors and design makes this a masterpiece! Thank you for letting me know about CFridays, too! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  28. Great use of the colors...I would love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-30.html

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  29. Hi Kara
    This is stunning... It certainly has the wow factor.....
    Hugs sylvie
    Enjoy your day !

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  30. Wow Ok, I need to say that again. Wow. This card is well, just wow. Great use of colors and the cuteness in the shapes!

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  31. Absolutely stunning, Kara Lynne! You leave me speechless. I bet this took you hours and hours, but girl, it's so well worth the wow factor! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  32. I love the intricacy of your design. The hand cut manes and saddles are amazing. Blessings!

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  33. So brilliant and detailed! Can't take my eyes off of this, Kara Lynne! I am not going to go electronic - so I say, but this is amazing. Great use of the clear acetate for all your floating elements. Unbelievable!

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  34. Whaaa?? You made that? I'm so over the top impressed-it's gorgeous!! And secondly, whaaa? You've only been blogging since March? Like this past March?? You are so talented, I'm so impressed! I think you're shooting like a rock star!

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  35. wow! this is amazing, Kara!! love love the colors and the tiny flower details. fabulous work as always! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

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  36. Wow, you've really outdone yourself Kara! The card itself is so impressive, but what gets me is that you hand cut the manes. Really?!? I would have never guessed, they have so much movement to them. Fantastic job!!

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  37. Wow...this is amazing! So fun...

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  38. Oh my Kara, this has to be a winner - it is STUNNING!

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  39. Nobody could possibly top this card! Gorgeous!

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  40. Kara this is absolutely amazing! You're my Silhouette hero! I love all the detail you put into it!!! Thanks so much for linking up to our blog hop!

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  41. This is really stunning love it makes me want to buy a silhouette beautiful.

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  42. Kara Lynne this is INCREDIBLE!!! Goodness you've outdone your self with this sweet work of art!

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  43. This is absolutely fabulous! What a great design! Thanks for linking up to our hop!

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  44. Holy moly, Kara! This project of yours has been mentioned by some of the other players at The Play Date Cafe, and for good reason. This is just one heck of a creation!

    So glad you shared it with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

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  45. Big hugs and congrats on your deserving Shape Up win! This is so amazing--I can't stop admiring it!

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  46. Wow! This is amazing Kara! Congrats on you win… I only know that because I see others congratulating you.:) Sound like the talk of the town.

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  47. WOW, this is amazing! The level of detail is incredible! It looks like a congratulations is in order. :) Yeah!

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  48. Wow this card is amazing. What a great idea with the clear sheets.
    cheers
    Sandra
    www.stamperontheshore.blogspot.com

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  49. WOW this looks rideable! AMAZING!

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  50. Stunning card Kara!! It's done so perfectly and the colors are right on!! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

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  51. Awesome detail~thanks for playing along this week at the PDCC blog:):)

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  52. Kara what a super idea and a fabulous card I love this well done Hugs Elaine

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  53. O M G this is a work of art! WOWEE! Seriously this card is amazing and I hope you win the PDCC challenge, you should!

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  54. Congrats on your win!! I already knew it's winner! A well-deserved honor, my friend!

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  55. HUGE Congrats on your win too Kara Lynne :) :) :)

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  56. Sooooo glad to see you won at PDCC, Kara! I just *knew* it!! hugs!

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  57. There was never any doubt that this was going to be the winner! Well done. Jenny

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  58. Yeah, Kara!!!! Congrats on your well deserved win!

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  59. This is completely AWESOME! There are no words to describe how fantastic this is! As soon as I saw it entered into the play date cafe I thought "How could they not pick this to win?!" Congratulations you totally deserve it!!!

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