Monday, December 10, 2012

Anything Goes at The Kraft Journal

What an amazing weekend I had.  I am SO grateful to God for all the blessings in my life, and I realize that everything I have, and every blessing I receive, is a direct gift from Him.  Saturday marked 27 years since the birth of our identical twin boys, Benjamin and Nicholas, who went to be with Jesus that day.  It's a bitter-sweet day for us, but we're SO grateful that we have the memories of holding them and having them in our lives if even for a very short time.  So.....in an effort to "cheer me up", my husband had a little surprise planned.  We attended the Policemen's Ball at the Las Vegas Hilton Saturday night, and he booked us a suite to spend the night.  And, it gets even better!  Every year at the Ball, the LVPPA (Las Vegas Police Protective Association) which is the organization that throws the Ball, has a raffle with some really awesome prizes.  And, guess what!  YUP - we won a 43" flatscreen color plasma TV.  What a blessing from God!  So what could have been a really sad day turned out to be a whole lot of fun, and was turned into a happy memory.  God is just SO GOOD!   And my hubby's not too shabby either.  LOL
 
OK....I got off track there for a moment. I'm really here to post my Design Team card for this week's fun new challenge at The Kraft Journal which is an Anything Goes Challenge. We welcome everyone to come by this week to play along with us.
I have to give a big shout-out to my BFF, PattiLyn, for the design of this card.  I used some fun Kraft Outlet products on this card, including Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and some sweet Pink Baker's Twine that I tied around the top of the jar.  Please be sure to check out all the wonderful products at The Kraft Outlet and then come by The Kraft Journal and enter the Anything Goes Challenge.  We hope to see you there.

I'm going to enter some challenges with this card as follows:
 
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-28-recipe.html - Chocolate Coffee Cards Challenge Blog - Challenge #28 - Recipe Challenge - Use 3 Flowers, 2 Design Papers, and one Ribbon.

http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-41-use-flowers.html - Crafting For All Seasons - Challenge #41 - Use Flowers

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-140-stitching.html - Craft Your Passion Challenges - Challenge #140 - Stitching - I used machine stitching, as I do on almost all of my cards

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/pile-it-on-49-pile-on-embellishments.html - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Pile On The Embellishments
 
Thanks for visiting me today, and please don't forget to stop by The Kraft Journal and Word Art Wednesday this week to play along in their Anything Goes Challenges.  Lots of fun!
 
Blessings to you,
Karen

17 comments:

  1. Karen this is just beautiful. Love how everything works so well together. You have a great eye for detail. Hop on over to my blog to partake in my 400 Follower Give Away - thank you so much if you have already participated.
    Hugs
    Desíre
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  2. Karen this is so gorgeous I love the design and the beautiful layout and colours. Your so inspirational and I love your blog. Thank you for your beautiful comment. Big hugs Caroline xxx

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  3. What a beautiful card, Karen! Yes, God is good!...Nancy :o)

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  4. Absolutely beautiful card --- I love that the flowers are being help in a mason jar!
    BTW - so sorry for your loss 27 years ago -- I can't imagine going through something like that! Glad your day of remembering turned out so nicely!

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  5. Karen,
    What an inspiration your work is not just to me but anyone who see's it. The colors, the flowers the sewing ( today I'll ckeck Robins work clothes and mend any, but then in goes the white thread)((I cleaned and oiled the machine, prefer to mend work clothes first)). The plaid and floral are so happy together. It is lovely to hear about your very happy weekend. I'm delighted that God continues to pour His Blessing into and onto your life. He is good and His mercy endures forever. Stay Blessed, Carole

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  6. So glad you had a special weekend with wonderful blessings!!
    Your card is so beautiful!!! You have such a talent for embellishing perfectly!!

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  7. Karen, this is simply stunning you should enter it into love to create challenge this week is anything goes Will speak soon Sand xxx

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  8. You didn't get off track....Testifying of His Goodness is right on time!!!! Love your pretty car and the mason jar is too cute!

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  9. Oh Karen what a blessed weekend you had, despite the memories.
    And what a beautiful card - love the colours you have used and the design is fabulous.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. This is a beautiful card! Love all the layers and embellishments and those vintage-y papers.

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  11. Beautiful card, Karen! I'm so glad you were able to have an enjoyable day despite the sadness associated with it.

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  12. Oh, Karen! You are just such an inspiration and blessing. How so like the you I know to turn mourning into rejoicing! I'm so happy your day was spent with your hubby making new memories. What rejoicing you will experience when you see your sons again. Your card is so beautiful, as has been all your creations of late. I just love how you do shabby chic! And I just love your heart. You just keep blessing me!

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  13. pretty card thanks for sharing with us at chocolate coffee and cards good luck with the challenge Tracy x

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  14. This is really beautiful! I love all the stitching you have added!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Stciching challenge! HUgsxx

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  15. beautiful card, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

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  16. wow... so much details on this card - beautiful... one of my favorites thanks for joining us at Pile it on - hope to see you this week for our new challenge black/White +one :) Kimberly

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