Thursday, September 6, 2012

When Blessings Abound

I've been sharing a lot lately about how blessed I have been by the kindness of others since I started blogging.  God has brought so many lovely people into my life, and I thank Him for the goodness He shows me through each of these new friends.  So, when blessings abound, I just want to share it with you all as I praise Him for His goodness.

One of the many sweet crafty friends I've made is Kimberly from My Craft Spot by Kimberly.  If you've never visited her lovely blog, you will definitely want to take a moment to stop over and say hello.  Kimberly offers so many cute products in her lovely shop including hand-made scrunched seam binding, beautiful clear rubber stamps, baker's twine, and so much more.  She also has TONS of inspiration from her amazing Design Team, tutorials, and a weekly challenge.  Kimberly will be sponsoring some of upcoming challenges at Word Art Wednesday so that you can have the chance to win some of her delightful items.  If you do stop by her lovely blog, please let Kimberly know that I sent you her way.  She would be SO delighted to meet you.

 
I made this little card with Kimberly's Challenge Blog in mind.  I used several different patterned papers, some ribbon, lace, scrunched seam bind, a button, jute, and the lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set #2 from My Craft Spot.
 
http://www.craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-craft-spot-challenge-67-hope-is.html - My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #67 - Sympathy or Encouragement.  Mine is an encouragement card using Kimberly's darling Inside & Out Stamp Set #2.
 
http://www.twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com/2012/09/challenge-1-this-is-day.html - Twist of Faith Challenge Blog - Challenge #1 - This is The Day/Joy

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/09/simon-says-put-stamp-on-it-challenge.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge and Blog Hop - Put a Stamp on It

http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/09/challenge-51-friendship.html - Divas by Design Challenge Blog - Challenge #51 - Friendship (This is for my friend, Mary, who is suffering from kidney failure).

http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com/2012/09/2tc22-labor-of-love.html - Twisted Tuesday Challenges - Labor of Love and use Lots of Color.  We were asked to make a card with the one we love in mind.  The One I love the most is the Lord, Jesus Christ.  And this card is for my dear friend, Mary.  I want to let her know that I am praying for her.
 
Today, I'm headed to the gym to work out, and then I have a long list of errands to run.  I know that everyone has busy schedules, and with that in mind, I just want to thank each of you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to stop by my blog to take a peek, and say hello.  I appreciate your sweet comments, and I look forward to doing the same this evening when things "settle down" a bit.  I hope you all have a great day.
 
Blessings to you all,
 
Karen
 
 

27 comments:

  1. Karen, please email me and sub the symbols for the words in parens():
    sunshine_honeybee2004(at sign)yahoo(dot)com
    I want to tell you something about the Speedy TV MFP challenges.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. What a briljant and gorgeous card, love it, hugs, Marion

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  3. Oh, Karen! This is beautiful! Love that banner and lace.

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  4. Such a wonderful card Karen! Love all the papers and the sentiment! Have a wonderful day and I pray you'll be able to accomplish your "list"! Hugs

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  5. Good evening Karen,
    It also has been a delight to make your acquaintance through blogland and I always look forward to visiting your blog.
    I love your card with all its pennants. The pretty papers you have used for them reminds me of the bedding mum had neatly folded in the airing cupboard when I was a girl. So fresh and clean and the beautiful sentiment fits well with that memory also as my dad was a lay-preacher and my mum a devoted Christian (she still is).
    I am going to pop over to Kimberleys blog now.
    Take care Linda x

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  6. That is lovely and a wonderl way to empty the scrap box. I am going over to see Kimberly right now........Lis

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  7. This is beautiful, Karen!! I love all the DP's and the lace!

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  8. Sweet card, Karen! I will check out Kimberly's blog. God bless you for sharing.

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  9. I love this card. I like how all the colors work so well together. Thanks so much for playing along on Twist of Faith with this beautiful card.
    Hugs~

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  10. Beautiful card! I love all of the different pattern papers you used - so pretty together! Thanks for all of the sweet things you said about my little blog store and thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot this week!

    Kimberly

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  11. You totally got me with this card, great colours and stunning lay-out!

    hugs Amanda

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  12. I just love this. So much eye candy here. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  13. Beautiful, Karen and a lovely sentiment. Sue x

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  14. Gorgeous card, Karen. Love the lace and backdrop of flags!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  15. super joli, j'aime cette superposition de tout ces jolis papiers, biz

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  16. So very cute! I love the different pp. Love it!

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  17. Great sentiment and love the combo of patterned papers. Thanks for playing along with the Put A Stamp On It Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  18. such a pretty, pretty card..i am going to save this to Pinterest and then with my scrap group...so nice! So very happy to see you and your beautiful card at our first challenge at Twist of Faith..hope to see you next week as well!!

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  19. Love this card. The papers are so gorgeous and I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon.x

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  20. This is a lovely card. The papers you've combined work so well together and are such a visual delight. Thanks for entering this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. We hope to see you again.

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  21. Oh wow! This is beautiful! I love how you've arranged all your banners. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

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  22. Stunning! What a great way to use a variety of DP!

    Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

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  23. That's a really neat layout, I love what you did with your dsp! Thank you for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  24. This too is so beautiful! Your colours are so enveloping! Thank you for sharing with us (again) in our first challenge at Twist of Faith!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  25. This is a beautiful card. I love the look and style of it. I am so glad I learned about the twist of faith challenge on your blog I just entered my "this is the day card before the time ran out. Looking forward to the next challenge.

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  26. Karen, your card is so pretty. I love all of the patterned paper banners, the ribbon bow, and the sentiment you chose is perfect. Also, I agree, Kimberly's blog and everything she does is amazing. :)Thanks for entering your card in the weekly challenge at My Craft Spot. :)

    Ally

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  27. What a lovely card you've made.
    I love the message you've used for it.
    Rianne
    riootje.blogspot.nl

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