Friday, December 28, 2012

Thinking of You

I have been a long-time fan of Melissa Phillips and Papertrey Ink and I try as often as possible to play along in their Make it Monday Challenges, but sometimes I miss out.  So, this week they have a challenge where you can make a project for any of the challenges you missed this year.  This is my third project for this week's challenge with them.  I've never actually won, but....who knows?  The same is true of Simon Says Stamp and their challenges.  Nope, I've never won (I mean, really.....random draw out of hundreds or thousands of names??  Good luck!)  But, somebody has to win.  So, why not me?  Or at least I can dream.
These are the challenges I'm entering with this card: - Nichole Heady/Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge #97 - I chose to recreate Challenge #48 - Creating Backgrounds With Border Dies - The Papertrey Ink products I used on this card include:  Border Die-Cut, Jute, Ink and Stamped Sentiment. - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - This Week Simon Says "Anything Goes" - Fab-n-Funky Challenge Blog - Challenge #152 - Add Ribbon/Lace - which I almost always do! - Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Blog - Challenge #62 - Anything Goes, But Use Ribbon - I just LOVE ribbon, and Really Reasonable Ribbon has the best selection ever! - Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Pile On The Embellishments
Thanks for visiting me today.  If you have time this week to create new art and share with us, I invite you to play along at Word Art Wednesday - our challenges are always Anything Goes, and we would love to have you join us.

Have a blessed day,


  1. Karen this is beautiful and I love the shabby chic feel to it.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}J

  2. I love this feminine, elegant yet come sit with me feel you've given this card! The pearls are lovely and the bow is fabulous!

  3. Gorgeous card!! Love that lacy die cut!! Thanks so much for your always sweet, kind, and encouraging comments. You are such a blessing! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Hello!! WOW!! You have such a gorgeous blog!! Really enjoyed looking over your creations and I am now a happy follower of you too!! :) Thanks for following along with me as I love having you around!! Love the Vintage design of this card! Wishing you a fabulous New Year! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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  5. Beautiful card, love the green/pink color combo and the holly leaf with the pink flower. Lovely.

  6. Beautiful Karen - love the balance the pearl swirls give it.

  7. I really love it Karen..

    ... and re challenges have trouble going back and checking as they all end at different times and reckon if have won have missed the prize as when seem to go back it is is not showing as drawn yet..
    So wonder sometimes why I enter.. which is not often I guess..
    Lovely colours and love your faith post below too! so very true - the faith of the size of a grain of mustard seed - now that is where our focus should be, especailly atthis near New year time, love in Him, Shaz in oz.x

  8. Hi Karen - that is a lovely card there! Very nicely created - and you could win at Simon Says - I thought the same until my number came up! What a surprise for me - and I went to the store and spent my money ASAP too! It came quickly as well - so I wish you the best - keep hanging in there! There are two different challenges you know and both give $50 - you should try them both if you haven't already - have a great week! Love you card! Just lovely! Gail

  9. A beautiful card Karen, wonderful colours and so many scrumptious details, especially that stunning bow!!!

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

  10. Beautiful card, lovely colours and great embellies. Thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky, good luck.

    Pat xx

  11. Absolutely beautiful Karen love the colors and that button is gorgeous.

  12. This is exquisite, Karen! Well worth a win so I hope you keep creating and trying! At least we get to enjoy your wonderful creations, but I'm certainly cheering a win for you on this lovely. I especially love that ribbon. Such gorgeous details...the pearl swirls, dainty die cuts, and pretty flowers.

  13. what a beauty of a card! i love the tender noblesse it shows...a very sweet way to think of someone!

    god bless you! happy new year!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  14. Love your card! Your bow is beautiful!
    You certainly deserve to win!!

  15. Absolutely beautiful ! The bow is fabulous but so is everything else!

  16. Beautiful card Karen, so pretty and elegant.
    Happy New Year & thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx