Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I just wanted to share a couple of things with you all.  I have decided to take on two new Design Teams starting at the first of the New Year, an'd I wanted to just share the Challenge Blogs with all of you so that you can check them out and get involved.

First, I was approached by Cassandra at Word Art Wednesday to join her Design Team.   I was so humbled and honored that she was able to see my love for the Lord through my blog enough to desire to have me join her Design Team.  Her Challenge Blog uses "The Word - God's Word" to create art each week.  I would like to invite each of you to check out this wonderful Challenge Blog and join in the fun.  It's a growing Challenge Blog, and YOUR participation would be a blessing to us, and. . . . hopefully to you as well.  I know that using scriptures in my work helps remind me of what is truly imortant in life.  Please take time to check it out.   You can read all about it here:  www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

The other Design Team I am joining is Shelly's Images.  It all started when I won a challenge there - what an honor.  Then, Shelly asked me to be a Guest Designer, and from there - she invited me to become a Design Team Member.  Shelly's images are AMAZING, and if you've never seen them, you will want to stop by and check them out.  You can see all her amazing art work here at:  www.shellysimages.com

I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.  I don't ever want to be so busy, or so overwhelmed with deadlines, that I stop loving what I do.  So far, that hasn't happened.  I think I can handle it all if I'm careful with my time.  Of course, my first priority will always be my family.  I'm still home-schooling my son, Andrew.  My duties here, in the home, will always be my first priority.

I am also sharing this little card with you.  I wanted to enter the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room again.   This card uses an adorable digital image from www.digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com and it is called Dilly the Duck.  I used Simple Stories patterned paper and stickers (again).  The Shabby Tea Room is a beautiful blog.  Their challenges always offer lovely prizes, and inspire you to be creative.  You can read all about this super fun challenge here:
http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/2011/12/week-94-colorful-shabby-new-year.html - #94 A Colorful and Shabby New Year

Thanks for stopping by.  Please do check out Word Art Wednesday.  There is a new challenge every week, and we need YOU.  I hope it will be a blessing to you.

Have a great week.



  1. Congrats on your new DT spots!! I think you will do fabulously. I just LOVE your cards. Your coloring is just wonderful, and your designs are fantastic. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet words. (The name of my blog actually came from me mangling the title of a Frank Sinatra song. The actual title is "Swinging on a Star", but when I was creating my blog I got the words mixed up, and now it's too late to change...but I like how it ended up.) Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

    xx Your new follower, Star =D

  2. Hi Karen,

    I had to come over and look at your amazing blog, your cards are just gorgeous, and many Congratulations on your new DT spots.

    I'm one of your new followers now, looking forward to seeing all the pretty things you make.

    Hugs, Lori m

  3. I'm so excited to be on DT with you @ Word Art Wednesday. Cassandra's work & usage of God's word has really inspired me. I look forward to getting to know you!

  4. Hello Karen,
    you have great things going on at your site! Thanks for the wonderful comments on my post and I hope you had an opportunity to make some little trees, they are so much fun and I'm sure you can take it to another level. Just joined your site and I'm looking forward to following you. Blessings and I pray you'll have a very Blessed New Year!!!

  5. ty for your lovely comment on my Blog..i am going to be a new follower.
    i'm not surprised you are picked to be a DT..member..your art is so lovely..coloring sketches all..can't wait to do some more oohing and ahing..tyfs..loves ya

  6. Hello Karen. Oh how lovely to see such a cutie card. Great image so beautifully coloured. I love the floral background paper and that cute Hello banner.
    May I also say CONGRATULATIONS on your two new DT positions. So thoroughly deserved and you will be a brilliant asset to them both, well done.
    Love Sandra xxx

  7. aww this little duck is adorable...Love it..

    Thank you for your sweet comment..Sorry I did not get back to you earlier..I am just getting back to blogging...I hope your Christmas was filled with many blessings...

  8. Congratulations on your selection! I just love Cassandra's new website. . .and her art! (She's a friend from Christian Paper Crafts!) Looking forward to participating a bit more after the first of the year! Blessings!

  9. Congratulations on your new design team. Your card is just too too too adorable for words!!