Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Karen Foster Design: Military

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!

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Today we are featuring our new Military collection. I was honored to make this album for my friend Marti and her husband Major Bruce Drake. I suspended the dog tag stickers from our Classy Loopy Bradlines (metallic finish) using Scrapper Spools. (Click on any photo for a closer look.)

You can see the dimension on the dog tags here more closely. They are lifted using pop dots.

I used every single paper and sticker from this collection on the mini album, changing up the focus and placement of the products depending on their importance.

Here I added a few Jumbo Coil Brads for decoration.

I repeated the use of dog tags on this page but used a real ball chain and clasp.


I love including personal notes and ephemera on layouts and in mini albums, and our String Enclosure Treasure Keepers are perfect for that. My ten year old son wrote a personal thank you note to Major Drake, and we tucked it inside the pocket.



Thanks for stopping by to see my Military collection project. For more of these please visit all our designer blogs for 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!

10 comments:

Wendy Crowe said...

Wow...what an amazing gift. You did a wonderful job putting everything together. I'm sure they were very grateful. Nice job!

Maryfrances said...

OK, I am in tears....Marti is going to love this. Bruce is going to love this. What an amazing project Jolene! Just beautiful!

Kim said...

AMAZING Album!! Thanks for sharing. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

JennyKozar said...

What an amazing album. This line is perfect.

Bryngelson said...

What a gift. It is beautiful. That album says so much.

Sue K. said...

Oh this is fabulous, Jolene! Marti and Bruce will love this album. The papers and embellishments are awesome.

Helen said...

What an inspirational project. Very nice of you. The products look amazing in the album. Great Job.

marie o hanlon said...

it is really amazing you did so much with these papers. wonderful Jolene

Aleks said...

This is amazing! :) I don't need anything military (I'm in Canada) but I just wanted to say what a wonderful tribute..it gave me goosebumps!

Penny said...

What a beautiful album! WONDERFUL JOB! Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com