Saturday, April 16, 2016

.....happy anniversary

One thing I really dislike is when friends or relatives are celebrating a wedding anniversary and I'm not prepared for it.  So, with that thought in mind, I decided to whip up a few anniversary cards so that I would have some on hand and (hopefully) not find myself in this predicament again any time soon.  I'm really trying to keep track of these things better so that I'm sure to send congratulations and good wishes when they are due. 
I made this card using Simple Stories Summer Fresh patterned papers that I machine stitched, half of a doily, some sweet Moss Green Gingham Ribbon, and both red and ivory Burlap String.  The sentiment is hand-stamped using a Hobby Lobby stamp and Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.  I inked the edges of the sentiment strip with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink, and there's a little My Mind's Eye Lost and Found button in the cente of my bow.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges which I LOVE, and I will always hold out hope of someday winning.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Let's Do The Polka - I used green polka dot patterned paper from Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection for this polka!

DRS Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge #222 - 2+2+2 - I used two patterned papers, two colors of burlap string, and two colors of Tim Holtz Ink (see details above).  What a fun and creative concept for DRS Challenge #222

Docerela Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes - I love playing along in Docerela's challenges, and I really hope to win a stamp set from them some day.  I've even applied to their DT before.  LOVE their awesome stamps.

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party - I love playing along in this fun challenge, and would love to win some of Karen's GORGEOUS hand-made seam binding.  Com and play along!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers - I just LOVE those May flowers, and love putting them on my projects.

I'm so grateful that you've stopped by today, and I want you to know that I appreciate every single comment left here.  I do my very best to try to visit everyone's blog to say hello, and I always want to invite you all to play along in our challenges Word Art Wednesday.  We would LOVE having you join us.

God bless you,


  1. Love the green with a touch of red on this card Karen - another beauty.

  2. I'm glad you had fun with this challenge. Your card is lovely. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  3. hello Karen! sooo pretty, I am luvin the mix of patterns together! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  4. It's a lovely card. Love it :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Challenge.
    Big kiss
    Sofia (Docerela DT member)

    P.S: please leave dt members coment in our blogs for your entrance be valid. Thank you.

  5. Karen I love the colours that you choose!Your card is so beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations
    Tânia (Docerela DT member)

  6. This is beautiful Karen - such a crafty gal!

  7. So beautiful, Karen! Thank you for joining the Docerela challenge.
    Maria (DT member)

  8. Karen, this is so precious! The colors, patterns, and extras, really make it special and a super card to give for an anniversary. Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz