Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thinking of You

My very favorite challenge to play along in is Simon Says Stamp (well, since I'm not allowed to play along at Word Art Wednesday - my own challenge blog).  I would absolutely LOVE to win some day at Simon Says Stamp; especially when I see their talented Design Team Members showcasing all the beautiful products they carry.  I fell in LOVE with this card, and now I want ALL of the goodies she used on this adorable card.  You can never have enough scrapbook supplies, right?  And they just keep getting cuter and cuter, so it's too hard to resist.  Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly grateful for all that I have.  But I just love getting the newest and greatest, and I see so many great ideas that I want to try.
I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where this week's theme is "Thinking of You".  I just primarily Simple Stories products, as well as a doily, some white seam binding, a stick pin, and machine stitching.
I'm sharing my card here:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Thinking of You"
Stamp and Create Challenge Blog - November Challenge "Ribbons and Bows"
Craft Dee Bowz Challenges - November Challenge - "Anything With Ribbons an Bows"

Words 2 Scrap By Challenge Blog - Challenge #11 - "Gratefulness & Kindness" - This card was created for a friend who has been SUCH a blessing and encouragement to me during this difficult time since I lost my dear Sister, Audra, one month ago.  Thanks, Sybrina, for inviting me to play along!
Wish me luck!  I'd really love to have a win - I guess just to boost my feelings since I've been pretty down in the dumps since my precious Audra passed away.  But, either way, I always enjoy playing along in these amazing challenges and I'm so grateful that I'm able to share my creations.  And even more, I'm SO grateful for all the sweet comments you leave me.  Always know that when you do, I will soon be by to visit your blog and leave some love for you as well.
Bless and be blessed,
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  1. Your card is gorgeous! Love the wonderful rich colour and the doily and ribbons and flowers are so beautiful together! Maybe one day it'll be your day at Simon Says. :)

  2. Hi, Karen.

    Wow! I am amazed by the all the texture and dimension in this card.

    Thank you so very much for the kind words you left at There's Always the Other Side. Because of your encouragement, I linked up my Thinking of You card at Word Art Wednesday. (Hope I didn't break any rules). I must say, however, it was LOL time when I read your suggestion that I try my hand at Really Reasonable Ribbon. While I love Bonnie and receive the monthly ribbon sampler, I am truly ribbon-challenged -- having no idea how to make use of the lovely ribbons I have collected.

    Thanks again for visiting my blog. We'd love to have you join us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

  3. Man Oh Man I Love Your Layers.....That's My Favorite! :) So many great layers and accents to take in. Oooh La La! TFS!! I [heart] Simon Says Too!

  4. you did a fantastic Job I love all the colors and the style you chose love how you layer your papers and sew them as well, I have learned a lot from you . Blessings

  5. Oh Karen - I hear your heart, and be assured I am praying for you. Love your project, it is so sweet and pretty.

  6. This is beautiful,gorgeous papers and design xxx

  7. This is just beautiful Karen! Love all of the sweet papers you used! Such a fun design!

    And thank you so much for your kind comments about my card! :) You are too sweet!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. This is very pretty! So cheerful! Thanks so much for playing along with the Thinking of You Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  9. Karen,

    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your beloved Audra. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your friend is sure to love this special thank you. We're so glad you shared it with us at Words 2 Scrap By.

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Words 2 Scrap By. Your project is a perfect example of showing gratitude and kindness with a lot of love in every wonderful detail. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

  11. Love all the details and happy colors in this card. Thanks for sharing with the Craft-Dee BowZ November challenge and good luck!

  12. Thanks for playing along with us at I am so sorry about your sister. All creations are winners in my book!