Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Friendship and Flowers

God has blessed me with so many wonderful friends.  I can never pass up an opportunity to make a Friendship Card; especially one with flowers.  I already know exactly to whom I am sending this card.  My dear friend, Mary, who had a successful kidney transplant yesterday, and is recovering nicely will appreciate this.  I will pop it in the mail so that it will be there to greet her when she gets home from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
 
I was COMPLETELY inspired on this card by the sweet, and. . . .OH, SO TALENTED, Debbie Marcinkiewicz who shared her inspiration card on the challenge blog (and her personal blog), and it totally inspired me to make this card.


I'm entering these challenges:

http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/2012/10/week-137-vintage-charm.html - The Shabby Tea Room - Week #137 - Vintage Charm.  As I stated above, I was very inspired by Debbie's card here, and added a charm to my stick pin for this challenge.
 
http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/2012/10/justrite-friday-challenge-084-flower-power.html - JustRite Stampers' Challenge Blog - Friday Challenge #84 - Flower Power.  I used a Friendship sentiment from the JustRite Nested Freiendship Sentiments stamp set (one of my favorites).

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/2012/10/cards-galore-october-challenge-anything.html - Cards Galore Challenges - Anything Goes

http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-162-john-1633.html - Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog - Challenge #162 - Peace.  This represents peace to me because of the peace Mary is feeling now.  Thanks to those of you who prayed for her.  I know she will enjoy this card during her recovery.

http://theribbonreelchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-39-shabby-naturals.html - The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #39 - Shabby Naturals
 
Thanks for stopping by to say hello.  I appreciate your visit, and look forward to seeing what you've been creating this week.  Spread peace, practice acts of random kindness, be kind to others, and pray for someone special today.

So Blessed,
Karen
 
 

25 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning!! LOVE the rose and fab banner. The color scheme is gorgeous. That's wonderful news that your friend's transplant went well and I am sure this will brighten her day during her recovery.xx

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  2. Oh my goodness Karen, your card is absolutely beautiful!! It's so Shabby Chic! I love all the texture! I know your friend will just love it!
    Pam

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  3. Karen this is beautiful I love the banner and doily.

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  4. Karen, an absolutely stunning card. How fortunate your friend is to have someone as caring as you to think of her is this beautiful way. So glad her transplant went well. Blessings to you both.

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  5. What a sweet card Karen, it is beautiful.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. This is so pretty love the design your friend will love it. Caroline xxx

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  7. Karen, I'm totally loving everything about this shabby chic beauty!! What yummy colors, and every detail perfectly embellishes your card. I love that little touch of white burlap??? Gorgeous fabric!!! Love it all!

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  8. Wow Karen, this is stunning !! Keep up the good work, hugs, Marion

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  9. Quite a lovely card. Love the shabby chic style. Mary will totally love it.

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  10. This is beautiful, Karen!! I love the banner with the pearls and the flower!!

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  11. si jolie et si shabby, j'adore, biz

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  12. Real nice shabby chic card. I like the softness of it. The flower is great! TFS

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  13. Hello Karen, thank you so very much for the lovely comment you have left on my blog today. I was deeply touched by the comments about my artwork and my blog. I came by to have a look at your blog and find that I am already a follower:)

    Your friendship card is stunning and I am so happy to hear that your friend Mary had a successful Kidney transplant and recovering well. I gave my eldest son a Kidney in 2007 and he is doing very well 5 years on.

    Sending you lots of blessings.
    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

    http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com

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  14. HI Karen - what a lovely card - you do terrific work Karen - so creative - thanks for coming by my blog and leaving such lovely comments - I wish you a blessed weekend! SONday is coming! Enjoy Gail

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  15. Karen - your friend will be delighted to receive this beautiful card - I wish her the best in recovery - fast and safe - be with her Jesus. Enjoy your day!

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  16. A gorgeous card and lovely embellishments. thank you for joining us in our challenge this month over at Cards Galore.

    Hugs
    Linda DT xxx

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  17. Karen, what an inspiration your cards are not only to me, but also to the many people who have posted above me. I can pick your work out anywhere. I have printed a few cards off onto photo paper, and use them as covers for article I've printed and want to read more than once. Thank you for releasing the creative power you have been blessed with. Carole
    Psalm 103 Blessings

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  18. So so pretty with its soft colouring....love all the layering and the gorgeous details. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR!

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  19. Love ... love ... LOVE it! So soft, pretty and shabby!! So happy you could find inspiration in my card this week :) Thanks bunches for sharing your work with us in the Tea Room this week :)

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  20. Very pretty Karen, lovely shabby card!
    Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

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  21. What a beautiful card for your beautiful friend. How nice!

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  22. Congratulations Karen on your Shabby Tea Room win! Amazing creation! Every little bit shows not only your love but your heart! Blessings...

    Lori

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  23. Very PRETTY, Karen!!! Love the vintage feel and your 3 sweet flowers tucked therein!!! ;-) Sure your friend will MORE than appreciate this handmade card as well as your kindness and thoughtfulness!!!

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