Thursday, January 19, 2012

Karen Foster Design: Best Friends and Scrapbooking

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!


I received the Best Friends collection and created several projects. Let's start with a card! (Click on any photo for a closer look.) The stickers do all the work on this little beauty. I layered the sentiment sticker on two colors of cardstock matting and embellished with a Swirl Burst brad. *swoon* I could seriously have EVERY color of these gems and not have enough. LOVE!!

I folded the little butterfly stickers in half and adhered them to create a border. I love how their fluttering wings and position create such movement on the card. The colors just make me happy!

One of my personal goals for this year is to upcycle containers whenever I can. A friend handed me this long metal case over a year ago, and I decided to turn it into a Best Friends pencil case. I covered the entire box, inside and out, with different papers from this collection.

I had a small "Eureka!" moment when playing with this collection. It includes darling metal insects with magnets, and I decided to further embellish them to make pencil case toppers that double as toys! Each magnet has a cardstock circle as the base and is decorated with Birthstone Brads, Scrappers Spools, Swirl Burst brads, stickers and more paper from the Best Friends collection. Because they are magnets, you can move them around on the top of the box or even move them to another metal surface. I really had fun making these!

Of course I had to make a layout with this collection. Here's a preschool photo of my oldest son and his buddy at our local zoo. The boys are 10 1/2 now, but I love the way this photo captured their absolute joy of being together. I used four different patterned papers, the Stacked Title, Scrappers Spools, Crazy Coil brads, and two String Enclosure Treasure Keepers. I just love these clear pockets for holding handwritten notes, tickets, or other ephemera that match your photos.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Best Friends collection projects. For more of these and some from the new Scrapbooking 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!


Kim said...

OH MY! Your card is GORGEOUS!! I am LOVING the Best Friends Collection. Thanks BUNCHES for the chance. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

JennyKozar said...

This is adorable! Definitely a must have.

Bryngelson said...

That LO is superb. I like the eye you have for detail.

Helen said...

The projects look fantastic. Love the pencil case.

Sue K. said...

love the colors on this Best Friends line. And those magnets are genius! <3

Wendy Crowe said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!! Wow...
And those little turtles are just too cute!! Great projects!

Cynthia B. said...

So cool that these Best Friends products can be used on boy or girl pages. Absolutely love the Swirl Burst brads!!

Kathy said...

Wowzers, do I love the magnets and metal swirls, what a great new line. Can't wait to get my hands on Best Friends collection.

Rachel M said...

love that metal case

marie o hanlon said...

cool papers. love all the things you did with them. so pretty.

Katherine said...

Love both of these!

Penny said...

I love the colors of this collection!
Love Penny