Friday, April 12, 2013

Wagon Full of Spring Flowers

I hope this post finds you all having a blessed day, and having fun surfing blog land for inspiration.  I fell in love with a sweet little card by Jinny Newlin in the May edition of CARDS magazine.  It completely inspired me to make this lifted version of her masterpiece.  It's not as amazing as hers, but it was a lot of fun to make, and I just LOVE being inspired by all the talented people out there.  The entire May edition of the magazine was just stuffed FULL of darling ideas.  I will be busy for quite some time trying to recreate all the sweet things I saw.  I also have some new goodies I just bought, and I refuse to let them sit.  So....I will be creating some new things and using all these great finds in my design team projects, and other creations for challenges, gifts, and just for fun!  I am so blessed that I have the time to create.   I am so grateful to God for the life I have.
 
This card was made with a piece of buff ivory Bazzil that I ran through my Big Shot  inside a Cuttlebug folder that I purchased on clearance a while back at JoAnn Crafts for just one dollar.  I used some older narrow May Arts gingham ribbon, some baker's twine, natural jute, some wool felt from Wool Felt Central at Prairie Junction, some flower die-cuts from Papertrey Ink, a floral sticker from October Afternoon, and a Spring sentiment printed on vellum that I've had in my stash for about 100 years or so.  It feels good to use up some older things as well.
 
I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says April Shows and/or Spring Flowers -I focused on the Spring Flowers in this wheelbarrow of flowers with Spring sentiment
 
Twist of Faith Cards Challenge - Challenge #32 - Getting in Shape
 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenges - Challenge #69 - Buttons and Bows

Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations - Challenge #40 - Add An Embellishment (and my simple sentiment is "Spring")

The Shabby Tea Room - Week #161 - Shabby Spring.  My color scheme is somewhat different from the inspiration photo, and may not "bear merit", but it is, nonetheless a Shabby Spring creation and I thought I'd share it anyway.

The Paper Shelter Challenge - #107 - Spring Delights - I hope this will "delight" someone.  It sure gave me joy to make and share it!

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge - #149 - Other Than Square or Rectangle
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your day is filled with happiness, joy and praise.  I sure am grateful to have you visit, and I really hope that you will all stop by and play along in the challenges this week at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes and at V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - Anything Goes this month.  We would be SO happy to see you stop by and share with us in both challenges.
 
Have a blessed day!
Karen



25 comments:

  1. What a darling little wagon of flowers -- it's going straight into my shape cards folder on Pinterest!

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  2. Ever so sweet, Karen! LOVE all the yummy textures you've tied into this beauty! Thanks so much for the link, too ;)! What an honor to have inspired such! Big hugs!

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  3. that is sooooooooooooooooo CUTE!! :)

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  4. Just how old you Karen - you had something in your stash for 100 years old so??? Good Grief woman - you don't look a day over 39 - did I tell you have an optometrist appointment next week? LOL - Seriously, I know what you mean about items stored in the stash for years! I think you did a wonderful job on this creation - you know how to put all of the items together and make a great card - I am one of those CAS people - so I sit happy in my corner doing my crafting thing - you on the other hand have a God-given talent of creating marvelous items - yes, and you do not look a day over [ ] fill in the blank - you do have a wonderful life in the Lord - we are so blessed to call Him Lord - have a fun day girlfriend and keep on crafting as I know it brings honor to Jesus. I think he smiles each time you post one of your beautiful crafts ~ Enjoy your day!

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  5. Adorable. Love the fun fresh look it has.

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  6. lovely colors....thanks for joining at RRR! cherry

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  7. Fabulous card! I love the beautiful bouquet of flowers! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  8. Oh Karen,
    This is absolutely adorable! I love to look at CARDS magazine and I wish I could see the May issue. I assume you read it digitally? They have the prettiest projects and I get so much inspiration from it. I can't wait to see what you make with your new goodies! Have an awesome weekend!

    Hugs,
    Kristi♥

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  9. WOW - What a beautiful project! I love the flowers - all the different colors and textures in your whole project....lovely! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith Card Challenge. Blessings!!

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  10. What a lovely project Karen.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. wonderful card and all the embellishments! thanks for joining us at simple salutations #40...good luck in drawing.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  12. super joli, tes arrangements de fleurs sont toujours magnifiques, biz

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  13. A gorgeous card, I love your design and fabulous embossing - your flowers are stunning!!

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

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  14. This is precious! Love that you textured the wagon and your felt flowers are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith!

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  15. Wow a Cuttlebug folder for $1 now that's a bargain. What a beautiful bouquet and I know what you mean about creating with your stash. Your cards are always beautiful, but I love this design! May have to scraplift this one!

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  16. Those flowers are wonderful. TFS! kk

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  17. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us in the Shabby Tea Room. Beautiful spring card, love the felt flowers!

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  18. This is just stunning! Love your layered flowers and they are all so beautiful!

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  19. Oh my, oh my, this card is just gorgeous. All of the lovely flowers, the embossing, the shape are just stunning. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. Blessings.

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  20. Oh my goodness, Karen ... this little wagon filled with such a lovely spring bouquet is simply darling!! I love the embossing, blooms and inking around the edges to create a time-worn look! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

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  21. Wowzer Karen!! I love the little wagon, all the texture and all the felt flowers!! The recipient will be so blessed to receive this card!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
    blessings,
    Chris

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  22. This is so pretty i love the felt flowers - thanks for playing at the paper shelter this week hugs Judith x

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  23. This is stunning, Karen! What a joy to receive this would be! And to display... Thanks for sharing with us at Twist of Faith!
    hugs and blessings,
    Pauline

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  24. Love this one. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

    Liv

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