Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Karen Foster Design: Basketball and Swimming

Welcome to our two-week sneak peek at products that Karen Foster Design will debut at the CHA 2012 Winter show. To celebrate this release the Design Team will be hosting a giveaway contest on our blogs where you can enter to win prize packs that match each day’s theme(s).

To enter your name in the drawings, 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 during our sneak peek event. Enter up to once per day per blog (KFD posts only)! As always, Karen Foster Design welcomes international entries. Comments close at 12 Noon on Friday January 27th EST. Winners will be posted here on Monday, January 30, 2012.

The prizes will be hidden on the blog posts - not even the Design Team members know where they are! A winner will be selected at random from the comments on one post per day. So the more you comment, the better chance you have of winning, since you never know where those prize packages are hidden!

But wait, there’s more! To add to the excitement, there are more prizes! On Saturday four additional winners will be chosen at random to receive bonus prize packs of five stamp sets each. How awesome is that? Good luck!


What coach couldn't use a little thank you? Here's a card featuring new Basketball papers and stickers. (Click on all photos for a closer look.) I lined up several colors of Crazy Coil brads to make borders around the Alphabet Sticker sentiment. The 3D whistle with real twine looks almost real enough to use!

Here' a gift that Coach will certainly remember! I took a plain clipboard and Mod Podged two Basketball collections papers to it. I followed the printed design on the court paper when cutting to create the divider between the two papers. I added one sticker in the lower left corner and a Slam Dunk Lil' Stack embellishment to the clip. I think it's just enough to look finished without being too fussy. You can't have crafty stuff getting in the way of the big game!

For kicks I decided to alter a mechanical pencil to add to the clipboard. I chose a pencil that was already orange so that I didn't have to totally cover it with paper. I added Basketball paper and created a twisted string from several colors of Scrappers Spools. It's a fun way to make sure that there's always a pencil handy when Coach is using the clipboard.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Basketball collection projects. For more of these and some from the new Swimming collection, visit all our designer blogs for more inspiration. Be sure to leave a comment on any post where you love the collection - you will be entered to win that prize pack. Good luck!

Sherry Cartwright
Maryfrances Fabbri

Alice Golden

Jolene Johnston <-- YOU ARE HERE
Carolyn Lontin

Tania Willis

See you tomorrow with more new collections from Karen Foster Design!


Helen said...

Jolene - Those projects are great! Love the altered clipboard. I always have coaches gifts to give and the card will be perfect too!! LOVE LOVE this line.

Rachel M said...

love that whistle on the coach card

Shannon said...

Love that clipboard!

JennyKozar said...

Great projects and what a cool new line.

Kim said...

I'm not a big basketball fan or have many pics, but your projects are just AWESOME!! Thanks for the chance. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Maryfrances said...

Nice job Jolene...I am working on a clipboard right now. Love what you did with the pencil.

Bryngelson said...

I really like the swimming collection!

Scrappy Do said...

Great job with the sports line, the B-ball paper would be perfect for me right now.

ms.schwiet said...

the clipboard is a brilliant idea

Wendy Crowe said...

Oh wow! My daughter's coach would love the clipboard idea! So cool and it could be personalized! Great idea!

marie o hanlon said...

love these sporty paoers - so cool.

Penny said...

You do know I'm a sucker for brads don't you! LOL
Love Penny