Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful, Busy and Blessed

Greetings to all of you who are stopping by to say hello.  I've been having so much fun keeping busy with my crafting for the upcoming annual boutique at my church.  There don't seem to be enough hours in the day.  I managed to get my Thanksgiving shopping done, run a few errands, and make these two cards (along with other crafts for the boutique).  Sometimes the word "busy" is a bit under-stated.  It's bordering on hectic, but I won't complain.  It's fun.

I had so much fun with the first card I made for the challenge over at Authentique Papers that I decided to make and enter a second card.  This card follows the cute sketch provided for the challenge.  I used vintage music, Prima and Bo Bunny patterned papers, a Prima flower, DMC floss for the Xs, a Kaiser Craft rub-on and machine stitching.


You can read about, and enter, this challenge by clicking on the following link:

I also stopped by Mojo Mondays to take a peek at their sketch today.  I was so impressed by the beautiful cards the Design Team has posted, and I knew right away that I wanted to enter this challenge as well.  You can learn all about the Mojo Monday Challenge, and see the sketch for this fun challenge by clicking on this link:

As always, I'm Piling it On over at:
I'm using lots of Pretty Patterned Papers - that's my P word.

I hope that each of you is having a wonderful week; whether you live in the United States and might be celebrating Thanksgiving, or if you live in the UK or elsewhere, it's all about being grateful and thanking God for the blessings in our lives, our country, our homes, etc.  I am grateful for each of you, and I want you all to know that I'm so glad that God has allowed our paths to cross.  I gain so much inspiration from your blogs, all the challenges, comments, and in just getting to know you all a bit through your blogs and comments.  You are each a special blessing to me; each in your own way.  Thanks for making me smile.  I am so thankful.

Blessings to you,

Karen

11 comments:

  1. beautiful cards...craft boutique sounds fun...

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  2. What great cards! I really like the first one and the way to added the embroidery floss X's. Great job! You sound like such a cheerful, upbeat, God filled women. I love it that our paths have crossed. Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Dawn
    PS: thanks for the wonderful comment you left me, I love comments...

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  3. What great cards! I really like the first one and the way you added the embroidery floss X's. Great job! You sound like such a cheerful, upbeat, God filled women. I love it that our paths have crossed! Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Dawn
    PS: thanks for the wonderful comment you left me, I love comments...

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  4. Wow, these cards are beautiful Karen. You always use the most beautiful papers and elements. I love them both. Lee x

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  5. Wonderful cards, Karen! I especially love the first card, with the vintage music paper! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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  6. What an amazing cards Karen, it's so wonderfull !!! Hugs, Marion

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  7. Your cards are really pretty, Karen. The papers and embellishments you chose compliment each other beautifully.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving an invitation for me to follow you. The funny thing is that I thought I had become one of your followers when I was here yesterday. I guess I got so busy looking around your blog that I forgot to follow. (I'm a bit of an air head at times. lol) Anyhow, I followed you first thing when I arrived today, so I wouldn't forget. :)

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless you. xxx

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  8. Such a lovely color palette, very fresh and country chic. Hope your Thanksgiving was blessed, mine was positively delightful!

    Visiting from Mojo Monday
    Please stop by and say hello!
    xo Kristina
    www.PearlGateway.com

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  9. Wow, I love how you made the papers work together. Great job. Thanks for joining the challenge.

    -Misty
    Authentique Paper Design Team

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  10. Thanks for playing along in Authentique Paper's Sketch Challenge!
    {Remember that you need to use Authentique Paper products to be eligible to win.}

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
    {Authentique Paper DT Coordinator}

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  11. This card also sold at the boutique today as well. I didn't know you had to use Authentique products in your projects in order to be eligible to win or I wouldn't have entered.

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