Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Blessings

I had a lot of fun creating this card because I was able to combine several fun challenge requirements into one card.  My crafting time this week has been super therapeutic for me, and has helped me to focus on what's really important.  SO many fun products and techniques were combined, and I absolutely LOVE it!  There's machine stitching, die-cuts, stamping, mini pearl stickers, lace, and flowers just to name a few things.  It helps keep my mind off the things going on with my precious sister-in-law, Audra.  Your prayers for her are greatly appreciated!
Cheery Lynn Designs - Challenge #149 - All About Texture - I used a dry embossing background that I touched with color to create this fun texturized background, and then added the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die-Cut as the backdrop, and also the word Blessings from the Blessings Set of 2 Set.  Lots of flowers, pearls and layers of texture.
 
Our Daily Bread Stitch It Challenge - I always enjoy machine stitching on my cards.  For this card, I added a dry embossed background, and then added the Our Daily Bread Three Butterflies stamp in the corner of the doily, as well as the Happy Birthday sentiment from the ODBD Happy Birthday Set.
 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background - I created my background using a dry embossing technique dusted with color, and then added my embellishments to that.
 
Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog - Challenge #20 - Lace and Pearls - I used tiny pearl stickers and lace across the bottom of my card as well as a lace tab at the top left.

Scrapbook Blessings Club - Challenge #29 - Anything Goes/Optional Wiper Card Option - I am happy to say that now I know what a wiper card is, and I am going to give it a try.  Thanks for a great challenge.
 
What a blessing to have you stop by my blog to visit and say hello.  I'm really grateful and I hope that you are having a wonderful week.  Here's a tidbid of advice....never pass up an opportunity to tell someone you love them.  You never know when that opportunity will no longer be an option.
 
Blessings,
Karen

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Karen. You make it look so good with this style of card

    Margaret xx

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  2. Wonderful, cheerful card Karen. You and you family are in my prayers.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Love your dry embossing background and the colors combination on it! Gorgeous card Karen. Thank you for playing in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! Lots of luck to you!

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  4. Another gorgeous creation, Karen. Love all the elements you used...you pulled them together in a simply lovely way. Bright, cheery, dainty...totally good. Love it. Still praying for sweet Audra and her family...for all of you.

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  5. Love that embossed background, adding the ink is very striking. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  6. Wow Karen! There are so many beautiful elements to take in on this striking card! The lace, stitching, embossing and that gorgeous die all work together beautifully! It's about time you joined in on one of our challenges at ODBD! PS. Good luck w/HC! You would be a great addition to their team!

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  7. amazing Karen. I adore the background you have achieved! sweet sentiment, thanks for always being an inspiration! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  8. Karen, I just want to say how much I admire your art. This is so pretty. I especially like the doily cut out of DP. It is such a cheery bright birthday card. Love Carole
    PS praying for Audra

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  9. Oh Karen, this is beautiful!! I just love your colors, the butterflies, the added stitching, and the doily!! I am so excited to see you join the challenge this week!! You are always an inspiration with your creation and faith!!

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  10. Oh, Karen, another beautiful card for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! I LOVE the vibrant colors and the beautiful elements, and of course your wonderful stitching! So glad you've been able to enjoy stamping during this hard time!! Praying for you all! Hugs!

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  11. Beautiful Card ~ thank you for joining our current Card Challenge over here at Scrapbook Blessings Club and best of luck with your entry.
    Cheers
    Annette

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  12. Great card with the dry embossing for texture. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge

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  13. classique et adorable, très féminin, biz

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  14. I hope your spirits are up, Another beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club.
    Sandy
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

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  15. Lovely Card.
    Thank you for joining in at Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge # 29 and best of of luck with your entry.
    Annette

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