Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Word Art Wednesday & Paper Sweeties

Since it's already Wednesday again, that means it's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday and a new piece of free scripture/word art.  You can save it to your computer by visiting the blog here:  Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.  You are never required to use the free scripture/word art in order to play along, but it's there for you if you want it.  I just love making cards with scripture on them.  I give them to friends, family members and my church family when they need encouragement.  Here is the card I made for this week:
We would really love to have you stop by Word Art Wednesday and play along with us.  It's always more fun when you all can join us.  We hope to see YOU this week.

http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-14-scripture-or-inspirational.html - Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #14 - Scripture or Inspirational - Use any digital or rubber stamp - this scripture is a free digital download at Word Art Wednesday

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-102-anything-goes.html - Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes

http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/monthly-challenge-for-november.html - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - November Monthly Challenge/Anything Goes

http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-43-be-thankful.html - Use It Tuesday - Challenge #43 - Be Thankful.  This first card takes me back to my childhood because I am SO grateful for parents and grandparents that helped me learn the importance of memorizing and using Bible scriptures.  Knowing scripture helps us to not sin against God.  The second card I shared is also a THANK YOU card, so I really enjoyed this challenge.
 
I also made this second card LATE last night for the challenge over at Paper Sweeties.  If you haven't checked out Paper Sweeties yet, you will definitely want to do so.  They're having a big release of new stamps, as well as an event on Facebook.  Stop by, say hello to Debbie and her talented Design Team, and order some darling stamps so you can play along.  Prices are very fair, and shipping rates are quite reasonable.
http://www.papersweeties.com/uncategorized/introducing-paper-sweeties-sketch-inspiration-challenge-1/ - Paper Sweeties - Sketch Challenge #1 - I used the adorable Pennant Party Stamp Set and the Ambrosia Canteloupe Seam Binding from Paper Sweeties Shop.  Adorable!!

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/simon-says-thanksgiving-thank-you.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Thanksgiving/Thank You Cards

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/pile-it-on-46-lets-be-thankful.html - Pile It On Challenges - Challenge #46 - Let's Be Thankful

http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-92-be-thankful.html - Wags-N-Whiskers Challenge Blog - Challenge #92 - Be Thankful

http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/paper-pretties-wednesday-challenge_14.html - Paper Pretties Challenge Blog - Challenge #14 - Buttons - I made my button to match my project by taking a clear button and backing it with matchine patterned paper.  Works great to help match products with the buttons you use.  Fun idea.

http://happycamperscc.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/happy-campers-challenge-no-4-use-bright.html - Happy Camers Challenges - Challenge #4 - Use Bright Colors.  Card Recipe:  My bright colors include layering three patterned papers and one journaling card from Simple Stories that I machine stitched, I used Paper Sweeties stamps and canteloupe seam binding.  My crafty tip is that I also made a matching button for this card using a clear button that I backed with the matching Simple Stories paper (this is a great way to make embellishments that match your project), and I finished the hand-made buttons by adding hot pink and brown baker's twine tied in a bow.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I look forward to stopping by and seeing your art for this week, and hope that you will all share your creations with us at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.

Have a blessed day,
Karen

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Karen!! I love the sewing on the 2nd one. My machines are in storage (and in need of servicing) so I admire those that sew on their cards. I REALLY like the flowers on the WAW card. Fantastic placement. I love using Scripture on cards too and you set this one off perfectly! I'm thankful for you! {{hugs}}

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  2. Such beautiful cards Karen! Love all the shabby detail :-)

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  3. Great work once again Karen -you are a very talented lady! I love your work - enjoy your day and be blessed! Gail

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  4. Your cards are soooo pretty!!! They bring a smile to my face!

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  5. Swoon .. just beautiful my stampy friend! I adore the color palette of blue and melon -- so happy you joined in on the fun for the Sweeties' inaugural Sketch Challenge this month :)

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  6. Your card is so beautiful, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. xxx

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  7. Two more awesome cards Karen!! Again, fantastic details and I love your papers! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Tammy x

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  8. Karen, your scripture card is so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful example.

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  9. Karen, your cards are full of beauty--impressive attention to detail!!! (: I want to also thank you for stopping by my blog earlier today and leaving such a beautiful comment on there! May GOD bless you imaginably more than you ask or imagine!!! (:

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  10. Lovely Card...Thanks for joining at Pennys.
    Hugs,
    Shilpi

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  11. These are beautiful projects Karen - love the die cut you have used to feature the verse on.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Beautiful cards, Karen! Have a wonderful day!...Nancy :o)

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  13. Such gorgeous cards. What a lovely Word Art this week. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  14. What sweet cards! Thanks for using your stash and playing along with Use It Tuesday!

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  15. These are both beautiful, Karen!! I really love the first one with the verse and flowers!!

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  16. I love the special touches each of these cards have. The first with the scripture is gorgeous!

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  17. Both fabulous cards Karen, your combination of colours and papers of your Thank You card are stunning and your details are gorgeous!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

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  18. I like both cards, but my favorite is the second one. The miniature banner garland is so sweet. By the way, I can't wait to be a guest on WAW. If you can get me the scriptures you'll be featuring by mid-December, I will start working on my entries during the Christmas holidays. Have a blessed thanksgiving!

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  19. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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  20. A great card -- and for so many challenges -- I am lucky if I can figure out how to make something for one challenge!

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  21. Lovely cards Karen. Thanks so much for joining us at Eureka Stamps. joann sassy raggedy

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  22. This is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty..And good luck.

    Caz PPC DT

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  23. Gorgeous cards Karen, such pretty papers and fabulous stitching.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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  24. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

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  25. Gorgeous projects, Karen! Lovin' that bit of gingham and your darling banner! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Paper Sweeties!

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  26. Love that fabby ribbon treatement on the second card! The mix of papers and patterns is so fun!

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