Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blessed Along the Way

Well, the wedding was wonderful!  And right now, I'm enjoying a very unexpected three days at my best friend's house making cards and enjoying one another.  What a blessing to find myself having this special visit amidst the hectic schedule we've had since we arrived in Minnesota.  I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with gratitude toward my precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for allowing me to enjoy such a wonderful journey during this special time in our lives.  I really needed this break from everything, and needed to take some time to listen; and glean wisdom from my precious friend.  I've been refueled, and I will remember and treasure these days forever.  How blessed I am to have a true Proverbs 17:17 friend for now over 46 years.  God is so very good to me, and my cup truly runs over with gratitude.  I encourage you to take time to praise His name today.  He is SO good, and we are SO blessed.  Amen?  Here is one picture of our precious girl that was taken just after the ceremony, outside the church.  She was smiling from ear to ear ALL day!
I created this first card with some sweet October Afternoon patterned papers, journal and letter stickers (be), and chipboard; as well as a small white doily, some machine stitching, and a Papertrey Ink word die-cut (happy).  I have always been such a big fan of October Afternoon, and I always enjoy playing with their bright, fun colors and embellishments.  Papers from various OA lines seem to often match one another so nicely, and being able to combine them really helped me to create this card.  I am always about ease in crafting.
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Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be making another post in just a few minutes with another card I made during my special retreat to my BFF's house.  I wish you all a wonderful week!

Feeling so blessed,
Karen 

9 comments:

  1. Your card is adorable. The picture of your daughter is GORGEOUS. Take time to relax!!!

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  2. Cute card but it can't compare to the joy written all over your daughter's face, so precious!! What a blessing!

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  3. Fabulous card Karen! Cute design!

    Oh, what a gorgeous photo, beautiful bride and handsome groom! Congratulations!!! :)

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

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  4. Talk about a beautiful bride your daughter is gorgeous!!! Your card is super fun I love the colors.Have a blessed day God is good
    DIANA L.

    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  5. What a lovely young couple Karen!! They look wonderful together.
    Love the fresh green and white colours on your card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Congratulations, Karen! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Cathy xx

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  7. Beautiful picture of your daughter and son in law! I love your testimony and praise to God too! He always knows what we need and when we need it! In all things he makes us able!! Thank you for keeping your Love light brightly shinning!!
    Ginny

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