Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Swirls and Pearls

Happy 4th of July, everyone.  I feel SO blessed to live in the United States of America, and I truly believe we live in the best, most blessed, country in the entire world.  I am very grateful for the many men and women who have served in the military, and many who have even given the ultimate sacrifice to give us the freedoms we enjoy today.  A big word of thanks to those who serve, and those who have served in the past.  I will be eternally grateful to them for their service, and I am blessed to be an American.  God bless our great country today and every day.

I made this card for my Design Team assignemnt this week at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog and I invite you ALL to play along.  Our challenges are always "Anything Goes" as long as you use either scripture, or an uplifting/encouraging sentiment.  We have TWO prizes this week.  One from Isabella's Sketchbook and another, which is a $15 gift certificate from Our Daily Bread Stamps.  I hope you will stop by and link up.  We will have TWO lucky winners.
The challenge this week over at Creative Card Crew calls for Swirls & Pearls, and my bloggy friend, Margaret, invited me to link up this card in their challenge.  I am SO in love with sponsor this week, Simon Says Stamp, so I'm definitely taking her up on that offer, and linking up my card.


I'm also entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  Here is the link:
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-spritz-spray-or-stencil.html - Simon Says Stamp and Show - Spritz, Spray or Stencil - My seam binding is spritzed/sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, and my little cream roses are also sprayed with Glimmer Mist

http://vostamps.blogspot.com/2012/06/victorine-challenge-37birthdayhappy.html - Vicotrine Originals Stamps Blog - Happy Birthday/Happy Everything - Making art using God's Word is something that always makes me really happy.

Thanks for stopping by to say hello today.  I hope you're all having (or had) a safe and happy 4th of July.  We're headed over to some friends' to swim and have a BBQ.

Blessing to you all,

Karen



22 comments:

  1. Happy 4th of July, Karen! Your card is beautiful!

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  2. Happy 4th July! This card is simply stunning! So delicate and feminine.

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  3. Hi Karen! Just found your lovely comment on my blog. I'm honored to have you as one of my followers. I'm definitely following you as well. I so enjoy when I run across other Christian women online. You have an absolutely beautiful blog design. I love the card you have created for today. It's absolutely gorgeous and so delicate. Great scripture too. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday's Testimonial. Looking forward to getting to know you and your designs.

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  4. So stylish Karen. I adore shabby chic and pearls especially when done so delicately.
    Hugs Linda x

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  5. This is beautiful, Karen!! I love the swirl of pearls!

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  6. What a pretty card. Great details.

    Nana

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  7. Wow - this is fabulous Karen - love the colours you have used and the bow is gorgeous.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Karen, this card is running over with elegance, design,soft and delicate colors. I wiah, I could use those swirls like yourseleve. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments. Have a blessed week, Hugs

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  9. A beautiful card, as usual, Karen :)

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  10. Your card is so pretty! One of my favorite verses!

    Annette
    mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

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  11. What a lovely card and just perfect for the challenge at the Creative Card Crew! Love all of the details. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!
    Denise
    CCC-DT

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  12. Such a gorgeous card to showcase this wonderful verse!! Love the way you used the pearls and swirls!! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  13. GORGEOUS, Karen! LOVE the shabby chic feel--and your sprayed seam binding is amazing! :)

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  14. This is a keeper Beautiful..Lis

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  15. Elegant and lovely! Love your touch of color on your seam binding and those roses are beautiful! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

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  16. Thanks so much for the feature spot this week. As always-you absolutely know the heart of our followers. We are growing & growing!
    Your art & love for others is so inspiring!
    XOX

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  17. This is beautiful Karen, I can almost see you have a style that comes through in almost all your cards it is so feminine and elegant I just love this one. (I like all your cards) Thank you for the fun challenge and the inspiration.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew challenge. This is such a fabulous card :o) Good luck with the prize draw!

    Hugs, Margaret xx

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  19. Fantastic card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Creative Card Crew's Swirls & Pearls challenge. Hopeyou ca join us again next time.

    Caroline x

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