Wednesday, July 11, 2012

For a Dear and Beautiful Friend

Summer is such a fun and busy time.  How can something be busy, and still be relaxing at the same time?  I can't quite explain it, but I really do love the Summer.  My biggest relief is that I have a short period of time off from homeschooling my son.  While "schooling" is a 24/7 - 365 day a year activity in many ways, the actual lesson plans are completed.  The kind of "schooling" we do in the Summer months is less stressful.  I know that Andrew is also grateful for the break.  Yet somehow, things are still busy.  And because I'm going on vacation this Friday, I got my crafting for my Design Team responsibilities done ahead of time.

This card I made for Word Art Wednesday was created for a dear and beautiful friend of mine.  Her name is Noni Dethmers, and she is a wonderful, strong, sweet woman of God.  She has raised (is raising) her six children for the Lord and is an inspiration to me in so many ways.  She and her family moved away from Las Vegas a few years ago, and I miss her terribly.  Her son, James, will be getting married in a week or so.  I made this card for her, and I already sent it to her.  It has the names of her six children, and even the name of her new daughter-in-law, tucked inside the pocket.  It turned out kinda cute.  I hope it will be a blessing to her.


I would like to invite you all to join us this week at Word Art Wednesday for another fun challenge.  We have a new scripture/word art file which is Isaiah 54:13 shown in my photo above.  You are not ever required to use the free word art files, but they are there for you to save to your comuter and enjoy.  You can enter our challenges with any uplifting or encouraging sentiment of your choice.  I hope you will stop by and link up the projects you've made this week.  We are trying to grow interest in our challenges and increase participation.  Stop by and play along - we would LOVE to have you.

I hope you're having a great week.  As I said yesterday, I will be a bit scarce for the next couple of weeks unless I have time to post the projects I make while in Minnesota at my BFFs house.  I still enjoy visiting the blogs of those who stop by here or play along at Word Art Wednesday so I hope to see YOU real soon.

Although my red pearls are a little hidden, I'm still entering this one at Creative Card Crew.  I just love their fun challenges as well.
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-14-swirls-and-pearls.html - Swirls and Pearls

Have a blessed day.
Karen

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. What a sweet thought.

    Nana

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  2. What a lovely pressie to give to your friend... so much thought has gone into this card,

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  3. This is wonderful Karen~I bet she loved it. I didn't realize you're a homeschooler also~it is nice to play a little, isn't it? Have fun traveling~

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  4. That's a very clever And thoughtful idea. It's kind of a prayer pocket that she can tuck in her bible and add names as her family grows. Blessigs!

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  5. I love your pocket card, Karen. I have a Pinterest board just for pocket creations, and your will be added as soon as I finish this comment! :)
    What you did with your friend's children's names goes perfect with that verse! Beautiful!

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  6. I think this is darling, Karen! LOVE the strips with the names--a fabulous touch to go along with the scripture this week! :) PS: I hope you come and play along with me at Technique Tuesday!!!

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  7. Karen this is a real pretty card. I like all the little trims and the tags with the childrens names on it. Your friend will love it. Enjoy your vacation.

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  8. This is such a wonderful, thoughtful gift you've created! It is a beautiful thing to have the opportunity to give credit to another for being faithful with her children.

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  9. Wow, what an amazing card!! She is going to treasure this tribute to God's love and plan for her children!! I did't realize that you are a home educator. I home educated our 4 children for 19 years. This past school year was the first year I didn't home school. Our youngest entered high school as a junior. Our two middle daughters graduated from home school and our son, the oldest of our four children entered public school as a freshman, and is now a pastor. ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is such a thoughtful card to make for your friend, karen. I like that it's personalized in such a unique and special way. Very pretty too!

    Have a great vacation. I'll miss your regular posts. Blessings and hugs!!!

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  11. I love this unique card! The papers are so soothing. Love it!

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  12. This is so so so cute. Love it. Love the little pieces in the pocket. And all the colors!

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  13. What a beautiful card!!! How thoughtful of you to include the names of all her children. I know she is being blessed by this! Looks like we're traveling at the same time. Have fun!!!!! Blessings!

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  14. Karen - What a beautiful card! I love the paper you used. It is so vintage, the colors are great! Thanks for the wonderful comment you left on my blog today. I check out Word Art every week but sort of forget about entering. Not sure why. Your verse really fit my card. I don't know who designs the word art but its great. That truly is one of my favorite verses. Thanks for becoming one of my followers. I'll be clicking on becoming one of yours too :) Have a very blessed day.
    Michelle

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  15. Karen, this is such a beautiful project which I KNOW will bless your friend dearly. I want to make one for myself and include all the little ones in my family. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea. ~ Abby

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