So the SUO blog challenge topic for tonite was use a technique you never tried before. This is my technique. Sit down with a certain technique in your head that you tried, but not in a very long time, because that was also permissable. Make a card, and look at it and say, WHOA, card gone BAD. Ugly, ugly, ugly. Now let’s see what I can do to switch directions and make something from this pretty off white pinafore design, but this “technique” part, it has to GO with a capital GO. Start messing around paper piecing some flowers on blushing bride and pear pizazz cardstock. Do some fussy cutting and put them along the bottom of the pinafore, hmmmm…..not too shabby. That looks really really pretty, I like!! Then, come to think of it, what the heck technique is THIS that you never tried before, and girlfriend, you are fresh out of TIME!!! So my technique is make a card out of a card gone BAD….go ahead, it’s a fun new technique where you learn to not waste paper, but my former main image, it’s just too ugly for words, and it found it’s way to the circular file. But this card? Not too shabby, right? The “Make a card from a card gone bad technique” – my very own brand new technique. Go make yourself one, and save a tree!! Happy Stamping, Until next time, Karen

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  • Sandy
    January 11, 2012

    Karen, I read your blog pretty often but haven't commented before. This time, however, I had to tell you that you made me laugh — so hard. I can just see you with a puzzled look on your face, scratching your head and saying "what the heck technique is THIS that you never tried before?" And trying to figure out what to call it. Love what you came up with, and so cool that you made something so pretty from something you hated. Very nice. And, thank you for the chuckle today. –sandy

  • bensarmom
    January 11, 2012

    Karen what a gorgeous card. You'd never guess that it was once an ugly duckling! 🙂
    Loved your story!

  • Jody
    January 11, 2012

    Too funny! Love your card & your thought process.

  • Anonymous
    January 11, 2012

    I like it alot!!!!!

  • Absolutely gorgeous Karen!! I'm just amazed and in love with your cards!

  • Cindy
    January 11, 2012

    Hahahaha! I like this "technique", and I'm fairly sure I've tried it before, with varying success, lol. This card really did turn out GORGEOUS, Karen!

  • Annette
    January 11, 2012

    Simply gorgeous. Sorry about your card gone bad…but what emerged is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Annette
    January 11, 2012

    Simply gorgeous Karen. Sorry about the card gone bad…but what emerged from that is really beautiful.

  • Emma Fewkes
    January 11, 2012

    Not too shabby indeed, my friend. I love it!

  • Deb Hoekstra
    January 11, 2012

    Karen – Your card is beautiful!!

  • Nancy A. Ritchie
    January 11, 2012

    Only you could come up with something that beautiful! And I'm betting that the rest of us might have been happy with the one you say had "gone bad"! I love this one!

    And I'm not quite sure why this made me type my comment twice!

  • Carol Dee
    January 11, 2012

    End results are very pretty. I still don't think you could ever make a bad card ! Love those flowers. Have a terrific Tuesday, hugs…

  • Nancy A. Ritchie
    January 11, 2012

    Only YOU could come up with something that beautiful! And I'm betting the rest of us would have been happy with the one that you say had "gone bad"! I love it!

  • Marge Waskiewicz
    January 11, 2012

    When you have lemons !!!! Not really, you just thought you did. Your too amazing.
    Love your card. TFS !!

  • justkeepingbusy
    January 13, 2012

    WoW, WoW and WoW. Absolutely stunning!!! This is super terrific. I think I have a new fav!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jen Timko
    January 24, 2012

    Gorgeous! Everything about it! 🙂

  • Ruthie Graen
    February 21, 2012

    Just found you from a card I followed on the SU Connection. Karen, I love your style!! I myself like the bold colors and your style really pops! Thanks for sharing your talent! And I enjoyed listening to your music on your blog site! You're saved in faves!