Monday, July 2, 2012

Enjoy This Day

I decided to make this card with a sentiment that could be considered patriotic, for a birthday, or really for any special occasion by simply using the sentiment "ENJOY".  That covers a lot of bases, and allows me to be able to use it for various occasions.  I don't know yet who it's going to be given to, but at least I know I can alter it for any situation.  By the way, I hope that all of you are ENJOYING this beautiful day.  Psalm 118:24 says, "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."  I believe that He wants us to enjoy our days, and be happy.

I know one lucky girl who will ENJOY this day, and "be glad in it".  That's my blog-follower, Shelly from Inky Hugz.  She is the random winner of my give-away of the CD from Crafty Secrets.  Please contact me no later than next Monday, July 9, so that I can get your prize in the mail before I leave on vacation.  Congratulations, Shelly.  Special thanks to all of you who entered my give-away.  I am grateful for each and every one of you who visits my blog.  For those of you looking for another wonderful chance to win, this Wednesday starts a DOUBLE PRIZE week at my challenge blog, Word Art Wednesday.  We would LOVE to have you join us.  Our sponsors for this Wednesday's challenge are Isabella's Sketchbook and Our Daily Bread Stamps.

I am entering this card in the following challenges so that I, too, can have the chance to win some lovely prizes.

http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/06/sketch-69.html - Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog - Sketch #69

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/06/simon-sayssporty-and-or-patriotic.html - Simon Says Stamp/Sporty and/or Patriotic - This card reminds me SO MUCH of the 4th of July when I was a little girl.  My Mom would always buy us helium balloons, so this brings back such sweet memories for me.

http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-146-john-1334-35.html - Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Challenge #146/Use Something New on Your Project.  I used some of my new scrunched seam binding.  I LOVE that stuff so much.  Also, some new thread I used to sew the edges.

http://www.craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/07/monday-challenge-62-4th-of-july-canada.html - My Craft Spot - Challenge #62 - 4th of July/Canada Day.
As I was explaining in the entry above, when I was a little girl, my Mom always got helium balloons for us on the 4th of July.  Then at night, we went to the fireworks display downtown, and let our balloons go up into the night sky.

http://vostamps.blogspot.com/2012/06/victorine-challenge-37birthdayhappy.html - Victorine Originals Stamps Challenge - Happy Birthday/Happy Everything

http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2012/07/rrr-challenge-51-childrens-birthday.html  - Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #51 - Children's Birthday

Thanks again for sharing this day with me, and for stopping by my little piece of blog land.  I hope that you will join us this week at Word Art Wednesday for a great double-prize challenge.

Blessings,
Karen

20 comments:

  1. This is so fun Karen! Love the little girl with the balloons! So cute!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!!!!

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  2. Sweet card! Congratulations to Shelly. Blessings!

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  3. This card is so sweet! Makes me happy!

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  4. What a cheerful card Karen - the wee girl is so sweet. I hope she wins a prize for you :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Fab card and use of the sketch, thanks for joining Papertake Weekly this week and good luck. Aunty Sue GDT

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  6. This is such a wonderfully cheerful card! I love helium balloons to...but for me because I rarely ever had any. I pray you're enjoying some sunshine!

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  7. This is a lovely card and your idea about making it neutral to be used for a variety of occasions is a fabulous idea.
    Congrats to the winner of your candy. Thank you for sharing
    Hugs Linda x

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  8. This is beautiful!! I love that scrunched seam binding!

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  9. Such a gorgeous card!! love your stitching and how you used the crinkle ribbon. Wonderful verse!! ~ Blessings

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  10. This is too cute, Karen! LOVE the fabulous colors--and I am so excited to have entered 2x this week for WAW! :) I made an actual card this time!!!

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  11. Oh what a fabulous, adorable card Karen, love that sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Wow!!! I'm super excited about winning your giveaway, Karen. My family and the dogs knew something good was up when I started whooping and cheering. :) I'll email you with my addy.

    Marvelous card! As I often mention I love the details you excel at on your cards. The littel heart and the sentiment flag add so much to this card. One of these days I need to try sewing on a card again. Unfortunately my sewing machine hates me. lol Have a great 4th. Blessings & hugs!!!

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  13. Karen - Great card! The image is adorable and I think that seam binding is scrumptious! Thanks so much for joining us at SSiC this week.
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  14. Gorgeous card! I love the decorative papers you used! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  15. This is so cute. I love the simple sentiment that you used. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

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  16. Beautiful card! I love your papers and the ribbon in the corner and that little girl is adorable! Thank you for playing in our challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

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  17. Adorable card! LOVE anything October Afternoon - and this is no exception! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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  18. Really cute card! Love the balloons! Thanks for entering the RRR challenge!

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  19. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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