Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello MFTWSC240!

The basement is empty!  Yes, that's right, you heard me.  After several months of sorting and packing, my mom's basement is finally empty.  In fact, most of the upstairs is moved over to the apartment too, but now comes the dreaded garage!  I was excited to see the light at the end of the tunnel, when Gene's parents called to say that they are downsizing too.  Their house closes on September 21st.  Here we go again!

I'm really trying to squeak in some crafting time here and there.  This card features the fun stamp set, BB You Gnome Me:
The gnomes were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copics.  I ink blended the background with DI Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn.  I cut the openings on the Silhouette and popped it up with fun foam.  The papers are PTI and the card base is Paper Studios.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, heat embossed in white.  The yellow twine is from Hobby Lobby.
 
Here's a couple of profiles to show the dimension:

I'd like to share this in the current MFT sketch challenge 240.  This is my first time joining in a MFT challenge, and I'm so excited to play along!
Thanks so much for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week!
 
Kara Lynne
 

40 comments:

  1. Fun card and very neat background inking. We are also clearing our garage and so happy with the result but it seems like a new load is coming in again from upstairs!

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  2. Hi Kara. Congrats on seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. You'll be an expert now!
    Could I please have some of whatever it is your little gnome friend has..? He seems very happy :)

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  3. Oh Kara, yay for light at the end of the tunnel! Oh no for “ here we go again” :)
    Love , love , love this darling gnome card! Its just as cute as can be! Your coloring is perfect!

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  4. What a fun card Kara and it is sending me away with a smile on my face. Glad to hear you are nearly at the end of one big job but sorry you are going to have start again!!! Oh well, at least it is getting everything over at once?
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  5. Kara this is so adorable! The gnomes make me smile! You are a trooper my dear! I remember when we downsized my parents a few years back - it is so much work! Glad you are fitting in some crafty time in! Be blessed!!!!! Hugs - Jill

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  6. My oh my Kara you sure know how to nail a sketch, And your gnomes are fun. I am in awe of oyur coloring. Wow!

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  7. This card make me smile!! Love those little fellas!!

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  8. That is such a cute card :)
    I'm in love right now!

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  9. LOL! This is hysterical, Kara! I love the coloring and the dimension!! Enjoy your day! I hope you at least get a bit of a break in between!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. This is toooo cute!! Love the way you let parts hang over the windows to create great dimension!! Glad you are seeing light at the end of the long tunnel!

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  11. Just fabulous and I love your sweet festive gnomes, they make me smile!

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  12. Good to see you found just a little crafty time, and such a cutie patootie result too! I just adore these bright cheery little gnomes!

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  13. Too, too cute Kara! These little guys really do bring a smile to your face! And you've colored them beautifully. I also really like how the tips of their hats all look like they're reaching out of the squares...great way to show depth in the card! Good luck with all the moving...been there, done that, and it is exhausting!!! I'll be sending some extra prayers your way! :0)

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  14. My you are having a busy time! Glad to see that you managed to get some creative time in for yourself ... This is one fun and fabulous card Kara!

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  15. As dear friend Geri would say, "winner, winner, chicken dinner!" This is absolutely adorable!! Love the bright colors and all those gnomes peeking out from your windows. How sweet! Your coloring is amazing and I love the background you've created. This is one happy and fabulous card. Well done you!! Bev

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  16. Such a fun card! Those faces makes me smiles! It's just too CUTE! Good luck with the move!

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  17. so glad you found some time to get crafty, kara... your card is absolutely adorable!!!

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  18. Oh, this is just soooooo adorable, Kara! And one you have tackled you garage, you can come over and tackle my basement ;)

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  19. This is such a fun card! Those gnomes always make me smile and you did a fabulous job coloring them! Thank you for playing along with the MFT Sketch Challenge!

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  20. I don't think this card could be any more adorable if you tried! So cute and perfectly colored too! Sending you lots of strength for the garage-cleaning process

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  21. Kara, this is just darling! You're going to need a long vacation by the time you're done moving your loved ones. They're so blessed to have you!

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  22. This is a WINNER for sure!
    I love your take on the sketch Kara!
    Beautifully done ;)

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  23. Love all the cute stuff, super super fun too!

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  24. This is so fun and creative, Kara Lynne! The coloring and execution are awesome! Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the summer! Hugs!

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  25. How cute! Really adorable card!

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  26. This is so adorable. Love the whimsical gnomes and how perfectly everything is colored.

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  27. I was trying so hard to not buy those gnomes but I think you've convinced me that I need them! I love how you've got them peeking through the windows!

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  28. Oh, how CUTE are those little gnomes peeking out of the windows!!!

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  29. LOVE this card! So cute and fun!
    Glad to hear your cleanout project is done, must feel good! Hang in there for the next one, at least you have the momentum going already ;)

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  30. Eeek! Those gnomes are too cute! Love all the little windows, too, and your palette is ever so happy! Yay for empty basements, too! Wanna come do mine ;)? LOL! No... Really?

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  31. These little guys are adorable. Your coloring is perfect and gosh they just make me smile! Super cute and so clever to put that little guy upside down at the top!

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  32. Tee hee ... these little gnomes are just so cute, Kara ... fabulous vibrant colours and great fun ... they have me smiling! Anita :)

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  33. Such an adorable take on the sketch! I just love those gnomes peeking out!

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  34. Fabulous card and I love how you excelled in your interpretation of this fun Sketch!! I marveled at your awesome Coloring and just the completely cool images you used and how your card is styled!! What a treat it always is to see your creations!! Happy day to you!!

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  35. Oh my Gosh Karaaaaaa
    This is toooo tooo cuteeee
    Lovely bright colors and great use that Dies..
    I am sorry so late commenting...I always love your card sweety..big hugs
    Monika

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  36. Such a fun design Kara! Sorry I have been remiss with my visits lately, but I have had an awful time with the internet . . . and it seems to be ongoing . . . only managing sporadic comments and posts! I have missed your great designs! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx

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  37. You are going to be a downsizing pro, Kara Lynne! Hope each space is getting a little easier… As for your card - SO CUTE! Love those little guys peeking out from the openings and your coloring is fantastic!

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