Monday, January 9, 2012

Thinking of You

I truly believe that God lays certain people on our hearts at certain times for very specific reasons.  Lately, I've been thinking about my dear Mom a lot.  I also believe that when God does lay a certain person on your heart, it means that you need to pray for that person.  Maybe they're hurting physically or emotionally, or maybe you simply need to thank God for their presence in your life.  At any rate, I have been thinking about my Mom, and therefore, praying for her a lot lately. As I grow older, I understand her better, and am more able to relate to her as a woman and as a mother and wife.  I love that woman more than words can say.  I am going to send this card to her.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges.  I hope you will stop by and check them out.  There are so many wonderful challenge blogs out there, and I wish I could enter them all.  I get such inspiration from these blogs.

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/simon-says-new-something.html - Simon Says Stamp Something New.  I used my new Baker's Twine.

http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/2012/01/cyda-challenge-36-new-beginnings.html - Craft Your Days Away - New Beginnings - I'm making a new beginning in my relationship with my Mom, and putting her feelings before my own.

http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-121-phil-23-4.html - Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Thinking of You

http://www.ribboncarouselchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/rcc34-anything-goes-with-unity-stamps.html - Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes

http://www.heartsonginspirations.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-30-border-punchestorn-paper.html - Heart Song Inspirations - Border Punches (I used two different border punches)

http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-new-year-anything-goes.html - Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

http://www.sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/2012/01/sss140-january-7.html - Sweet Stop Sketches SSS#140  - This sketch is so cute.  I hope you will play along.

I haven't had much luck in challenges, but. . . . . .I keep trying.  It sure would be nice to win something, but nonetheless, I have fun playing along.  I hope that someone out there enjoys my work and is inspired by it.  I truly appreciate having you stop by to say hello and leave a comment.

I also want to mention that Lily of the Valley (LOTV) has a generous give-away that you can enter by clicking here:  http://ideastoinspire.blogspot.com/2012/01/super-duper-mega-candy.html

Have a blessed week.

Karen

28 comments:

  1. Fun card - pretty colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

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  2. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Will definitely check Word Art.

    Thanks!
    Luanne

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  3. Awwwwww :) Your card is just beautiful and I loved reading your post!!! And I also wanted to thank you for your lovely comments you left on my blog the other day.......you totally made my entire day and I appreciate that so much!! Your mother will adore and treasure this card!!!

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  4. Sweet card, Karen! What a fun mix of papers and that doily design looks fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Ribbon Carousel!

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  5. This is a wonderful card for your mother! I just love your flag and the papers you used!

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  6. This is a beautiful card and I think your mom will love it! Thanks for visiting my blog and saying such kind things. :o) I did visit the Word Art Wednesday and have bookmarked the site. It's new site to me. :o) Thanks for sharing the info...

    Good luck on all the challenges!

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  7. Gorgeous card karen :-) All the details are so very pretty, I am sure your Mum will love this :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  8. OHHH pretty pretty! Even sweeter that it's for your Mom. Those ladies are the most special people in the whole world :)

    thank you for sharing your blog with me Karen!! I will drop by often!

    hugs,
    Vio

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  9. Such lovely colours used and such a pretty card. Hugs, Marion

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  10. You Mum will love her card Karen ! It's made with a lot of love and it's so beautiful ! Love the DP's you have chosen ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  11. Hi Karen, I also think that God puts people in our hearts for a reason. I hope your mum is ok and I'm sure she will love this card. I will say a prayer for her too.

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  12. This is gorgeous sweetie. I only wish that I had got on better with my Mum when she was alive. Cherish her sweetie. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time and good luck.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  13. Hi Karen,

    I got your comment, thank you soooo much for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog.

    Sure, I've tracked down the WAW blog and perhaps I just might take you up on this challenge. I'll certainly be tempted. Thanks so very much for the invite!

    ~ Blessings on your day.
    Barb

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  14. Beautiful card Karen, I love it. Lee x

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  15. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving such kind words. I love all the little details you added to this card: the stitching, doily, and twine. I am sure that your mother will enjoy this beautiful card. I agree with you, God does have a way of putting those on our hearts that are in need of little something(prayer, smiles, phone calls, or maybe just a hug!).
    Blessings, Tameko

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  16. I love your card, it is so beautiful, I love the use of twine on your card. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I am looking forward to more of your creations!

    www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

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  17. oh karen,your mum will just love this to bits,I know she will really appreciate this really is one,gorgeous card,and design hun hugs cherylxxx

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  18. Very pretty card! I love your stitching of the sections here and your doily is beautiful *Ü* Great job and thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges this week *Ü*

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  19. Oh, so pretty! Love the lovely papers, that die... the scallop borders look great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

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  20. SO many things to appreciate on this card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel this week!

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  21. Wow, another beautiful card. I just love those banners. I've got to get me some for my stash!

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  22. Diana, thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog! You are so sweet!!! I've been browsing through your site, you are one talented lady and I am now a follower - I can't wait to see your future creations!

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  23. Pretty card! I like the soft colors. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

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  24. You are so funny! I joined you as a follower the first day I found you...I'm the bouquet of sunflowers in your follower square! I enjoy seeing your beautiful cards. I love the pretty papers you used on this card, the twine and especially how you did the sentiment. Your mom will love it!

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  25. This is so lovely!!! Gorgeous card! Love your use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along on the Sweet Stop Sketch! We hope you will join us again this week!

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  26. Thank you for praying for ME today, Karen, and for your sweet comment on my blog! I, too, am glad we connected via WAW :)

    I love this card! The collage -- the colours -- the stitching -- it's beautiful! I'm sure your mom will love it:)

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  27. Hello Karen - this is such a pretty card - I love the summery feel, it it sure to brighten the day of the recipient! Great to see you at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

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  28. Very sweet, love this, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

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