Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This is The Day

I know that sometimes I fail miserably.  I try to make the most of each day, but sometimes. . . . I'm just plain lazy.  That's not a good use of my time.  We're supposed to make the most of each day that God has given us - and we're supposed to do things that matter - things with eternal value.  I keep this verse in my mind when I start to feel lazy, and God gives me the "push" I need to accomplish things for Him.  Psalm 188:24  "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoive and be glad in it."

I made this card last night based on a couple different challenges I wanted to enter.  I needed it to fit the criteria for the various challenge requirements.  I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Papertrey Ink:  Chartreuse wool felt, flower die cut, sentiment stamp
My Mind's Eye:  Patterned Papers
Heidi Grace:  Button Brads (gingham)
Making Memories:  Trim
Martha Stewart:  Border Punch
The Twinery:  Baker's Twine
Scrappy Cat:  Butterfly Stamp and Background/Texture Stamp (for technique)
Other:  Vintage buttons, wool felt, machine stitching, pearl accent stickers, Tim Holtz Ink

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/03/make-it-monday-57-colored-kissing.html - Make It Monday #57 Colored Kissing - I stamped my butterfly image in bright pink and used a background stamp using this fun "kissing" technique stamped in purple (Tim Holtz ink)

http://www.sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2012/03/week-198-10th-march-sponsored-by-simon.html - Challenge #198 - Based on a Sketch
You can see this awesome sketch by clicking the link above, and YOU can play along

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/03/simon-says-mothers-dayspecial-girl.html - Mother's Day or A Special Girl

My goal for today is to make the most of this beautiful day God has given me.  By the way, our precious Lily is home from college for Spring Break (for a whole week - yeah).  I hope you are having a great day as well.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Blessings to you,


  1. Oh what a beautiful card! Love the colors you used!

  2. very pretty, Karen. You used lots of lovely embellishments.

  3. Gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog and asking about following - there is a follow button and also a follow by email. Have a great day!

  4. Fun , fun pretty card. This is beautiful and happy !Beautiful ribbons and felt flowers.

  5. Karen, this is just beautiful! I LOVE your color choices and that kissed butterfly is just darling!

  6. Your card is fabulous! Love the colors you chose. I am following you and I in vite you to follow me back. Have a great day....

  7. Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am now one of your followers. Love your honesty-I struggle with being lazy these days because I'm on the opposite end of things now-all my kids are grown and out of the house so I have endless hours to myself (which can be good and bad)On top of that we've moved away from our hometown and have yet to establish a good church home here. We have started a Bible study in our home and so far we have two couples who have joined-studying the book of Daniel (always a great book to study!!)
    Your card is beautiful! Your colors are gorgeous-looks like you have a huge following already!
    Happy Tuesday,

  8. hi Karen, love your card, especially the felt flowers and that it is green and pink. Those are my two favorite colors to make my cards.I would love to have you as a follower and I am now following your blog too. Thanks for the kind comments.

  9. Gorgeous card, Karen. I love the colours that you have chosen, remind me of raspberries and pears :o)

    Margaret xx

  10. oh Karen this is just gorgeous love the layout and just love those buttons,so effective hugs Cherylxxx

  11. Karen your card is beautiful, I love those buttons and flowers, great pick on pattern paper and the kissing technique look great!! I would love to have you as a follower, I will be following you too!! Good luck with the challenge!

  12. When I saw your post title in my dashboard, I started humming the tune to the hymn 'this is the day'! Lovely card. I especially love the lace and stitching. Great touches. Thanks for your words about making the most of a day - think I needed to hear that!

  13. Hi Karen! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog...I was surprised when I found out I was a random winner for the Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesday. This is a beautiful card-I really love the colors and details. Please feel free to follow me...I hope to see you on my list of followers =)


  14. Hi Karen, what a lovely card. The colours are so warm feeling, and I love the big green brads :)
    Thank you for your kind words.

  15. Karen, Your card is adorable - love the colors that you used. Thanks for your kind words. I would love to be a follower. Have a wonderful week with your daughter - my daughter and I have plans for next week. Time is so precious!

  16. hello Karen, merci pour ta visite et ton très gentils commentaire sur mon p'tit monde, j'ai visité ton univers avec grand plaisir, ton style est vraiment magnifique, clean et féminin, c'est un grand bonheur de voir tes magnifiques créations, je suis devenu membre de ton blog et je me réjouis de te visiter bientôt, biz

  17. Hi Karen - Love your card - all the detail is perfect. I especially love the green gingham brads!! (Green being my fav color!!) I am excited to follow your blog. I also LOVE your Blog Header - beautiful!!
    Love in Christ - Sally

  18. Hi Karen, this is lovely, your colours are beautiful, thanks for visiting my blog, of course I would love to become a follower :)

  19. Your card is beautiful, Karen! Sometimes, we need to rest in Him, too. Enjoy your daughter being home!

  20. So many cute trims and embellies! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it over at WAW.

  21. A very beautiful card Karen, love the pretty colours and embellies. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

    Donna x

  22. Oh wow what a stunning card *claps*
    Thank you for joining us this week at Sketch saturday
    Jo xx

  23. I love how you've put together these beautiful papers, ribbon and buttons! I to need reminding to make the most of each day the Lord has given. The sun is shining and the kids are smiling! Such a cheerful day!

  24. Wow, Karen. I am blown away by all of the beautiful details on your card-especially the way you used the challenge technique on your butterfly. Beautifully done!