Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Karen Foster Design Sneak Peek: Day 3

Welcome to day three of Sneak Peek Week! You'll notice I have a bit more time to talk today, LOL! It's been a busy week so far.

Thanks to all my new readers stopping by! I hope you'll be inspired and make yourself cozy. I'd love to see you all stopping by on a regular basis after Peek Week is over. :)

Today the Design Team are showcasing projects made with Karen Foster Design’s new Running, Girl’s Night Out, Bachelorette, and Hunting Dogs themed collections.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the incredible prizes we will be giving away to four lucky blog readers. To enter your name in the drawing all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post.

You don’t need to comment on every blog post to win, but you can increase your chances of winning by leaving comments on each of the Design Team member’s blogs every day this week. Enter up to once per day per blog! As always, Karen Foster Design welcomes international entries.

okay, then..........on with the peeking!

i got to work with the Bachelorette and Girl's Night Out Collections. these first ones are from the Bachelorette collection.

but, as you can see with the card above, the collection is very versatile and parts and pieces can go together and make a generic girly project without screaming "these products are from a bachelorette collection."

my new favorite embellishment that they've released is right there on that card. they are called the Swirl Heart Brads. here's a closer look.

here's the sticker sheet from the Bachelorette collection so you can see what i was working with. all the new products can be found here at the karen foster design website: New Products.

(that's my sister second from the right)

i love the boldness of the text on the black with hints of plum mixed with the softness of the buttery yellow and hints of limey green. this collection is SOOOO easy to scrap practically scraps itself.

i gotta thank my sister for all the photos....ahhhhhh, to be young again! (hi kristy!)
(that's my sister on the left)
out of all the products that have come and gone from the karen foster catalog over the years i've designed for them, i'm so stoked that they've never let the scrapper's floss disappear! i *adore* that stuff! it comes in these little 'dental floss-like' containers but now it also comes in a larger quantity on a rolled spool. i can't resist adding it to nearly every project!

here's a look at the Girl's Night Out collection. you'll notice that the color combo is very similar, but it holds a bit more pink than plum colors.

the sticker sheet:
fun, right!?
so, on this card, it's hard to see, but i used the brad bars and strung on some crystal beads and left them loose. so they move back and forth. it just adds a little playfulness to the card. my other favorite embellishment are those coil brads.

they come in every color you could imagine and are packaged in these cute little cork-topped test you'd use in chemistry class. i *adore* them.

(sister on the left right in every photo up there)
(sister on the left right again)

Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway contest. Then visit the rest of the Design Team blogs for lots more inspiration and for additional chances to win.

maryfrances fabbri
jing-jing nickel
carolyn lontin
carole janson
sherry cartwright
jolene johnston
alice golden

(EDIT: corrected two lefts to two rights! eeeks! apparently i don't know left from right today. oy!)


  1. Love those swirl heart brads too. Perfect paper line for your sister's photos.

  2. This line looks really fun! I dont think there is anything like it on the market. Great projects too!

  3. those fancy brads are amazing

  4. I love everything you creative, brilliant folks do here. I wish I could be like you.

  5. yep, diggin' those brads. Cute layouts!

  6. those swirl heart brads are so awesome!
    what fun LOs, too...

  7. AWESOME!! BEAUTIFUL projects!! Those Swirl Heart Brads have MY NAME on them!! LOL! TFS and a chance at the GOODIES! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  8. I am loving those swirl heart brads, too. They look like they might make cute earrings, too.

  9. You had me at Fancy Brads. Love these layouts. So fun and girly!!!

  10. Fabulous card, love the brads! TFS

  11. Love those Swirl Heart Brads too. Very fun girly line.

    Kathy R

  12. Oh you are not kidding - to be young again. TFS all your great projects. I have been thinking of your little girl and family and adding you to my prayers.


  13. You created such fun layouts!!

  14. Great layouts. I have a day this weekend with my oldest for a Girls Day Out birthday party to the mall. Would be perfect.

  15. love the colors and the coil brads are so much fun!

  16. love the heart brads and the brad bars!

  17. those are fun and happy layouts.

  18. I love those swirl heart brads & really like what you did with the brad bar.

  19. I'm loving all the brads!

  20. Lovely work. U have done a great job and those ranges are gorgeous

  21. These line would be perfect for my younger sister. I am loving those swirly brads.

  22. Gorgeous projects... very fun & festive!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  23. I love the fancy brads...still gotta do some lo for my daughter and these will be perfect!

  24. cute Layouts! Great inspiration!!!

  25. Love the swirl heart brads!

  26. Looks like they had an awesome time!
    I hear ' be young again! Fun stuff - those swirl heart brads are super-cool.

  27. Cool idea with the crystals. I love all the embelishments as well. Good job! Love the black and plum/pink colors with the black and white photos.

  28. wow woow just love the things you made whit this line.. i love the colors , just make me in god mode...


  29. party girls and bachelorettes? just what I need! =) lovely work!


  30. awesome the brads

  31. Great Layouts! The collection works so great with your photos! It looks like the Bachelorette party was a lot of fun! thanks for sharing!

  32. these projects are so fun and adorable!

  33. Those new swirly brads look like such fun to play with. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy :) and thank you for sharing your creations with us, they're beautiful and you must be very proud of them !!


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