Monday, May 5, 2014

Celebrating some awesome news!

 

Hola amigas!

 

I know it’s no longer Cinco de Mayo, but I just had to share my amazing Spanish “skillz” with you all.  LOL  So I have some AMAZEBALLS news to share with you all!!  I received an email from the phenomenally talented Jen Rzasa a few weeks ago, asking if I’d like to join the Runway Inspired Challenge team!  My answer?  “Ummmmm . . . DUH!”  LOL  I’ve always been a huge fan of the Runway Inspired ChallengeJen’s uber cool fashion inspiration photos ALWAYS trigger my mojo.  BONUS!  So, to say that I’m thrilled that Jen invited me to join the team is an understatement.  I hope that I don’t disappoint you or her.  So let’s get started on my first official challenge as a team member, shall we?

 

RIC59 Graphic

(Source)

 

Isn’t it amazing?!!  I kind of think that I could almost wear this . . . maybe . . . if it weren’t green.  Green is NOT my color!  LOL  Here’s my take on the shot:

 

RIC59 - Celebrate

 

I was inspired by the black lace insert in the front of the dress, and the angles of the straps.  I had an old (verrrry old) Hero Arts lace background stamp that I stamped with black ink onto some green card stock.  Then I die cut an angular panel (NOTE TO SELF:  Don’t order dies that require you to watch a YouTube video to figure out how to use them!), stamped that AH-MAZING sentiment in black ink, and then ran that panel through my Big Shot with a linen impression plate.  I adhered it to the card base with some foam tape, and added some blingy sequins to add to the celebration.  I created this little ditty for my cropping buddy and sweet friend, Heather.  Her birthday was last week.  I’m sure you’re not surprised that I’m late.  I suck.  LOL

 

Okay, so now it’s your turn to play along!  You should totally click on through to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog to get all the details of the challenge.  And while you’re there, be sure and peruse and drool over the creations that my new sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!  There’s a super generous prize being awarded to the winner from our sponsor, Simon Says Stamps!  What’cha waiting for?!!

 

That’s it for me today, friends.  I’m off to the doctor for a little checkup (about five years past due – eeek!)  Not looking forward to it, but I guess it’s time to put my big girl pants on – right?!  Hope you have some funner (yes, that’s a word – LOL) plans in store for your day!  LOL  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

17 comments:

Geri said...

CONGRATS on your new DT gig! I knew it would not be long before you were snapped up for another DT position! You are going to rock the RIC DT!

Gorgeous dress that actually does look wearable! The shoes however...likely would blow out an ankle after just one step!

I LOVE...no adore the lace background stamp! Flawless stamping! Amazing debut card! Congrats pal :)



Fabulous interpretaiont

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen congratulations! You totally created a perfect card for your first challenge!

Laura O'Donnell said...

big congrats! love the card!

maria f. said...

Big congrats! You're great for RIC. And I'm with ya on that die ;)

paperella said...

Wooohooo!!! You and the Runway are made for each other, Karolyn! Congrats! And the card is such a gorgeous take of the outfit :D

Tasnim said...

Beautiful card, Karolyn. Love the design! and welcome! So glad to have you on the team!

~amy~ said...

Congrats and I love your card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Congratulations! I really love that lace background, perfect for this challenge!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! The background is gorgeous and the angled panel is perfect!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oh and huge congrats!

joy said...

I simply adore your take on this challenge - this card is beautiful. That lace background is so pretty and the angled panel is perfect for this challenge. Congrats on you DT position.

Gabby said...

CONGRATS! Nice, inspired card! I have that old HA stamp, too and I still use it and love it. :)

Lee-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, Karolyn! Congrats on your new DT gig...that is awesome news!

dotferrero said...

Gorgeous dress and I think you could wear it..love that shade of green.

Erin Smetak said...

Awesome news!!!!! Congratulations my dear friend!!!! You will rock this design team like you've rocked all of the others!

Love your card too! Even all that "white space"!!! ;D

I might have to tune in to a challenge every now and then! You'll have to tell me the rules! Then I can break them! Hahaha!

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Jennifer Rzasa said...

Welcome to the team! We are SOOOO thrilled to have you! You are going to rock all of the challenges, I know it! :)

Amazing card too :)

Wida said...

YEah! I am such a fan of yours! so happy to see you on the team!

 
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