Friday, April 27, 2012

Rain, Rain - Go Away

It's a beautiful time of year when the weather is warm, but those April showers sometimes dampen our spirits a bit.  We know that the rain is necessary to bring forth the flowers in May.  But today, I'm asking the rain to "go away".  I made this card using Melissa Frances and Simple Stories patterned papers, a Melissa Frances die-cut sticker image on a doily, a Melissa Frances rub-on sentiment saying, "Rain Rain Go Away", some hand-made scrunched seam binding, machine stitching, a metal heart, and a beautiful stick pin made by the talented Viola Mahr in the hopes that the rain will go away soon.


I am entering this little "Rain Themed Card" in the following challenges:
http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2012/04/27/simon-says-stamp-presents-a-rainy-day-challenge/ - Lily Pad Cards - Simon Says Stamp Presents a Rainy Day Challenge - I thought this sentiment said it all, and I can't wait to see the birds making their annual nests during May.    The warm sunny days will soon be here.

I'm also entering this wonderful challenge:
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/04/simon-saysanything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge

http://www.sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.com/ - Sweet Sketch Wednesdays - I really liked this simple sketch, and thought I'd give it a try.

http://scrapbooksisters.blogspot.com/2012/04/card-challenge-no-81.html - One Circle/Two Buttons

I hope that all of you are dodging the raindrops wherever you are, and hoping for brighter days.  May God make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you - as He is to me.  And remember, "Rain Rain - Go Away, and COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS every day". 

Have a blessed day.

Karen

23 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Karen. I love the birds.
    I am a follower Karen :). I just checked, I am there
    hugs.

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  2. Lovely card, Karen -- fabulous stitching!!

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  3. This is such a beautiful card. I really like what you have done.

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  4. Wow! Just beautiful Karen! Absolutely stunning work!

    Hope you are feeling better! I have to have foot surgery myself! Not looking forward to it! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  5. Karen, this is so, so pretty. I love the colors. I pray you are on the mend. Thank you so much for your encouraging words about my cards. I truly appreciate them. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs, Bernadette

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  6. Hello my friend! I hope you are feeling much better and "back on your feet" HAHA!!!! Your card is absolutly stunning. I love those birds, so soft and gentle looking. You put everything together sooo well. Thank God for you and your talent, inspiration and your words. Hugs, Dawn

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  7. Hello Karen. Oh how beautiful is this wonderful creation. Gorgeous design, such delicate colours. Love the little birds, and that bow is just amazing.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend with some happy crafting too.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  8. Absolutey gorgeous!!! I love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  9. What a beautiful card! It's funny, we don't get that much rain, and we love when it comes. Take care.

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  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

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  11. Fabulous shabby chic-ness all around! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  12. Beautiful card. Love the vintage feel. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Truly, a work of art!!

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  14. Wow, how stunning! Nothing but beauty here! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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  15. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the birds :) love the ribbon, the stitching....all of it :)

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  16. Beautiful card! Love your pearls and charm. Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

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  17. WOW!! Absolutely beautiful card - I love the gorgeous, vintage feel about it! Thought I would stop by and say hello after seeing your comment on the Simon Says Challenge Blogspot - and pray that you will recover from your foot surgery very soon. God bless you Karen :-))

    Jocelyn in Australia
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

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  18. Hi Karen lovely vintage card, love your image and colours great added embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Hugs
    Kathie SSW-DT

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  19. Wow!!! This is a stunning creation, everything about it is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)

    Genevieve SSW-DT

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  20. Absolutely stunning Karen! Love that image! Your card is so elegant and romantic looking!! Fab design too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  21. This is a gorgeous card Karen! I love the vintage look and feel and your stitching just sets it all off perfectly. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us at SSW this week.
    Sharon, SSW-DT

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  22. This is SUCH a lovely card, Karen! The bow with the little charm is absolutely gorgeous, and the stitching is a really nice detail. The image is beautiful too! Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. I am now one of your followers!

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