Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Word Art Wednesday - So Thankful

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We spent the day with family and friends, and the food was AWESOME!!  But like I tell everyone else, calories don't count on holidays, or at least that's what I'm telling myself for now.  Thanksgiving, and the Month of November, got me thinking.....My plan is to thank God every day for the many blessings in my life, and not just wait until Thanksgiving, or until I have a reason to specifically think about my blessings.  My goal is to simply maintain a constant attitude of gratefulness, and to verbalize that thankfulness to Him every day of my life.
This verse, Psalm 107:1, is the free scripture/word art file this week at Word Art Wednesday.  I warmly welcome you all to stop by and play along in our challenge.  We always have an Anything Goes theme.  You're more than welcome to save and use the scripture/word art, but are never required to do so.  You can enter anything encouraging, uplifting, or family-friendly.  I really do give MUCH thanks to the Lord because He truly is SO good.  I also thank Him for all He has done to bless my life, my little blog, and the ministry of Word Art Wednesday.  This verse simply saying, "for He is good" is the biggest under-statement ever.  He is AWESOME, and the blessings never end.  I really hope you will stop by Word Art Wednesday and share His goodness with us.
 
Here are the challenges I am entering with this card:
 
http://www.craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/11/monday-challenge-77-showing-gratitute.html - My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #77 - Showing Gratitude.  I want to say how very grateful I am for Kimberly.  She is one of our sponsors at Word Art Wednesday, a lovely lady, a talented artist (check out her store), and just a gracious person - I am grateful to know her.

http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/3/post/2012/11/stamp-challenge-anything-goes.html - Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes

http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.ca/2012/11/simon-says-anything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says Anything Goes
 
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.ca/2012/11/thanksgiving-thankful-thank-yous.html - Milk Coffee Challenges - Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank Yous - I want to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  I am also thankful for Esme and the gals at Milk Coffee Digital Stamps - another generous sponsor of our challenges at Word Art Wednesday.
 
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.ca/2012/11/happy-birthday-were-one-contest.html - Simply Create Too Challenge Blog - Challenge #27 - Give Thanks

http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-42-anything-goes.html - Tuesday Alchemy - Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
 
http://cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.ca/2012/11/challenge-50-giving-thanks.html - Card Crafter's Circle - Challenge #50 - Giving Thanks

http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-90.html - Celebrate The Occasion - Challenge #90 - Thanksgiving/Thankfulness - I used a digital image from Word Art Wednesday (free this week) and a die-cut border.
 
http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.ca/2012/11/challenge-121.html - Raise The Bar Challenges - Challenge #121 - Thankful

http://www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com/2012/11/anything-goes-vsc-5-challenge.html - V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - Anything Goes - I am also super grateful for Vanessa and her team.  Check out her AWESOME store.  V's Sweet Ideas is also a 2013 sponsor at Word Art Wednesday.
 
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.ca/2012/11/challenge-31thankful-for-cutting-cafe.html - Craft us Crazy Challenges - Challenge #31 - Thankfulness - Craft us Crazy is thankful for The Cutting Cafe.  I understand and appreciate this.  I am SO grateful for all the companies that have sponsored our challenges at Word Art Wednesday.  I'm also grateful for Craft us Crazy for hosting this awesome challenge!  Thank you all.
 
http://yournextstamp.blogspot.ca/2012/11/ynsc-23-thank-you.html - Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog - Challenge #23 - Thank You - Check out the darling digital images at Your Next Stamp!!!
 
Thanks again for stopping by.  I am grateful for each of you, and sincerely appreciate your visits, your encouraging comments, and your friendship.  I look forward to visiting  your blogs as well, and I hope you will all share your art this week in our Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
 
Blessings to you all,
Karen
 
 
 
 

42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Karen love the design. Caroline xxx

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  2. Love the way you have used the doyley.
    Thanks for sharing
    X

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  3. Hi Karen - that is one beautiful card sister! Great work on it = I love the doily behind it and the selection of papers too - I liked checkered style papers. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments - you are truly an encourager Karen - you are a blessing for me to keep on crafting - I appreciate your sisterly friendship "over the miles" if we did not have the Internet chances are we would not have met until Heaven - have a great week and Praise God for HE IS GOOD!!

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  4. Soooo beautiful!!! It has such an old timey or country feel to it!

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  5. Beautiful, gorgeous, soft and dainty! Karen, this card is an amazing creation. I just love the colors and the sketch. I love doilies so much, and need to find a good source for a ton of them! As always your heart and your art have blessed me. It's always a delight to come here...always encouraging, always uplifting, always an inspiration!

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  6. Karen, I love the comfortable/at home feeling I get when I look at your card. The colors, papers and doily just say, "Relax, all is well" to me. That goes along perfectly with the verse you used because we can relax and know all is well BECAUSE God is good. Another beautiful card. You are a true blessing!!

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  7. si shabby si élégant et féminin, biz

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  8. This is beautiful!! Such pretty papers and doily! I love that verse, too!

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  9. Yes He is GOOD! I just can't imagine my life without him. Love your beautiful card with my favorite colors!!!

    And may I add I thank God for you in my life. Your comments are always so sweet and encouraging. May God continue to bless you.

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  10. Beautiful card. It says cozy country Christmas to me. Great job! Thanks for joining us at CTO!

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  11. I love the sweet way you used the lined paper -- cute idea!

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  12. I just love the way you combined the layers! Yes, may we be in a continual attitude of thankfulness every day!

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  13. Karen this is so sweet - love the colours and the bow just finishes the card to perfection.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. Oh i love this card and would have selected it for the top 3, but our requirements at Card Crafter's Circle is no more than a total of 10 challenges. UGGGh..so frustrating. Thank you so much for entering..and i really hope to see you again.

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  15. So pretty! LOVE your color combo!!! SOOO glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  16. Karen, this is a beautiful card. I really like the color combination, and the verse touches my heart. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle and sharing your lovely creation.

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  17. Beautiful card Karen.Love the colors and yes,
    God is good.
    Gr Elly

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  18. hi Karen :) your card is just gorgeous!! love the Scripture and beautiful combo of papers :) x

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  19. Hi Karen - thanks for stopping by today - thanks for the tip on Dearie Dolls. - I found that site awhile back and I have downloaded everything on her blog (I am a hog) - she has both colored and black and white digital stamps - the cutest, don't ya think!? And now those new eyes on the people - she goes back and redoes some of the digital stamps - like making some of the older ones in color and adding new eyes. Very creative lady! What a generous lady too- I need to get the 12 days of Christmas downloaded. Thanks for telling me about the site - it is always nice to share this kind of information - enjoy your week and thanks for the sweet comments - you are a blessing to me!

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  20. Gorgeous card! Love the doily! Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar!

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  21. Very pretty card Karen. Thanks for your visit to my blog and for the lovely comment you left. Additionally, thanks for becoming a follower. I really appreciate your interest in my blog and hope you continue to enjoy my future posts.

    Lisa D.
    p.s. I couldn't find an email address for you so had to leave my message here.

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  22. A beautiful creation Karen! I love it. And such an awesome scripture.... thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  23. Karen this is gorgeous! Wonderful scripture and so beautifully embellished. Thank you so much for joining in on our Thankful challenge this week over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

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  24. This is beautiful Karen,I am so glad to be back to my blog again after a move, and I will enjoy catching up with all your posts that I have missed!

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  25. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee Stamps Challenge.

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  26. Karen, Your card had me going for a while, I couldn't figure out what was different. It was the Red, so prettily punched out, the very sweet DP the doiley, red button and white ribbon. I really love everything about it. You, as many of your team, design from the heart and it shows. I am so glad I have met you. Psalm 103 Blessings Carole

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  27. Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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  28. wow what beautiful colors and paper! Thanks so much for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas!
    Lisa

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  29. Hi Karen...Thanks for looking after me and informing me of my win at Brown Sugar. I signed up for Feline Playful and that helped me know if I win on the Challenges at times but for some reason, every time I click on their site for the past week, McAfee is giving me a warning that the site may be dangerous so, I stop visiting the site and thus, not getting informed of my possible wins. I hope it's just a temporary thing and that the site would be safe again, at least by my computer. You are such a dear friend and even though we don't talk as often, we both know that God's spirit unites us in Christ. Love this CAS card you made here and always appreciate your friendship. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN

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  30. lovely card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
    hugs, Valerie
    DT

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  31. Lovely card and wonderful sentiment!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!!!

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  32. Hi Karen, I can tell you are a person who is always grateful! You are always encouraging and see good in people. Your card is so pretty and I am reminded of a wonderful picnic with family and friends and with good food too! I don't know why, it must be the doily and checks! Or maybe because my family had a picnic this weekend in a beautiful deserted place. Blessings! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  33. Karen: Your card is so appropriate--and you're correct--we should thank God every day! We're glad that you joined in our birthday celebration & Challenge #27 - "Give Thanks" at Simply Create Too. We're THANKFUL for all your support in 2012. Please come back by to visit us on 4 January to see who our First Birthday Candy winners are and for our first challenge of 2013. Blessings to you & yours!

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  34. Gorgeous card Karen~Amen to thanking God for everything always! Blessings my friend~

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  35. This is gorgeous! I love the layers and stitching. Everything works wonderfully well together - with such a great verse too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  36. Such an absolute beauty, I adore the color combo with your beautiful DP's, just lovely! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Thanksgiving, give thanks, thanks" Challenge :)

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  37. Absolutely beautiful card, love the pretty details.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  38. Karen, this is just beautiful!!! love the colors and the doily. It is just perfect!!

    Have a blessed day,

    Wendy

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  39. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

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  40. Just wonderful! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Too Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Simply Create Too

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