Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Cup Runneth Over

When I first started my blog, I knew that I wanted to call it "My Cup Runneth Over" because of how gracious the Lord has been to me.  I want to let the world know how incredibly grateful I am to Him for all the blessings in my life.  Little did I know back then just how much He would continue to bless me through this little blog of mine.  I have had the opportunity to meet some of the nicest people through crafting, and God has just continued to show me His goodness and provision.  My cup continues to overflow with blessings.  I SO appreciate the kindness of others who share their God-given talents through various outlets, and I give Him ALL the glory for the good things in my life.  I just can't even begin to tell you how many lovely people I've met.  Praise God for continuing to allow my cup to run over with His goodness.
The challenge at JustRite Challenge Blog calls for the use of a shape other than your typical square, and you also have to use JustRite stamps. I  used their Nature's Nested Sentiments Stamp Set and chose to make this house-shaped project.  It holds a photo on the other side, along with hidden journaling.  In their last challenge, I think I was the only one who entered that didn't win ANYTHING.  Talk about disappointment.  So, I'm trying it again.  Here is the link to their challenge.  http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/2012/05/justrite-friday-challenge-073-anything-but-square.html - JustRite Friday Challenge #073

I also decided to make a second entry at Papertrey Ink's Blog by Nichole Heady where the challenge is to make your own flowers by cutting a border die from felt and rolling them into rosettes.  I used their heart border and their wool felt.  I just love this soft look.  Here is the link to their challenge.  http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-66-participants.html%20  - PTI Make it Monday Challenge #66

A favorite challenge every week for me is Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog which is another one I've never won, but trying diligently to achieve.  When at first you don't succeed, try - try again.  Here is their link:  http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/simon-saysclean-simple.html - Clean and Simple Challenge

I also love the Vintage Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog.  Here is their link so that you can play along in their challenge.  http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/05/hello-everybody-thank-you-for-playing.html - Anything Goes

I love the challenges at Pile it On.  Not only do they have awesome sponsors and great inspiration from their Design Team, but you don't have to worry about how many different challenges you enter with your project.  Here is a link to their fun challenge blog:  http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/pile-it-on-20-clean-and-simple.html - Clean & Simple Challenge

I think that covers it for challenges.  I just really want to express my gratitute to all of you who stop by my little blog each week and leave comments.  It lifts my spirits and encourages me, and I am always happy to do the same for each of you.  I hope you're all enjoying your week, and please let me know if I can pray for you or be of  help to you in any way.  God is SO GOOD for allowing us all to meet and share our art.

My Cup Runneth Over,

Karen




20 comments:

  1. AMEN.... and I am soo thankful that God had us "meet", you are such an inspiration to me through your card making and through the fellowship you share about our LORD! I am blessed to be able to call you my friend. Hugs always, Dawn

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  2. Dear Karen! I have been so very blessed with knowing you and the incredible encouragement you give through your posts! Praise be to God for the great talent and care that you hold! God Bless you my friend!
    By the way, your project is incredible! I love those rolled flowers and your wonderful ribbon and bow!

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  3. Another beautiful creation Karen.

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  4. oh mais quel charme! adorable, biz

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  5. Fabulous card, Karen. We are equally blessed by you and your love of the Lord. Many, many thanks for inviting me to join you at Word Art Wednesday

    Hugs, Margaret xx

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  6. Both you and your creations are such a blessing, Karen. It's a joy to visit your blog. Your project is beautiful. I love those hand rolled roses.

    Blessings,
    Shelly xx

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  7. You have a lovely blog Karen, and you have inspired me to start thinking about setting up a blog where I can also share my faith.

    I am thinking about a name for it at the moment.

    Thank you for sharing your creations with us, and your encouraging words.

    Love and blessings

    Annie xx

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful - love the shape - thanks so much for joining us this week at Pile it On!

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  9. I love all the detailing in your card and the warm feeling of the home shape. I also wanted to let you know what a blessing you are to all of us that follow your work. Blessings!

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  10. Hello Karen. This is beautiful and so full of lovely details. Love the colours too.
    Have a lovely day.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  11. Looks awesome Karen, love the vintage touch you gave it. hugs, Marion

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful!!

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  13. Beautiful card. I love the shabby house with all that trim.

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  14. Very cute! Love the handmade flowers! I wish I could've seen the back too?? Thanks for entering our challenge again at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

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  15. This is SO pretty, I love all the gorgeous details! Just beautiful!

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  16. Beautiful card with lots of sweet details!!!

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  17. wow, what a stunning C&S card you have created - just beautiful! Thankyou so much for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
    -x-

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  18. A beautiful house and beautiful words Karen! You are a blessing to me!

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  19. What a wonderful card! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at DDCC!!

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