Friday, April 29, 2016

Her Children Arise....

One of my sweet blog friends, Gail, told me about some fun challenges taking place this week.  I knew that I wanted to play along, but I didn't have anything new that I hadn't already posted.  So I sat down at my craft table this afternoon, and this is the card I came up with during my creative time.
I once again used lost of great Crate Paper products including patterned papers, stickers and ephemera.  I also used two different stamps on my project.  One is from Verve (the scripture) and the other is from V's Sweet Ideas (happy mother's day).  I stamped the scripture verse on vellum using black ink, and I used a Verve die-cut banner to cut the vellum.
You will also see that I inclued lots of fun ribbons and trims on this card.  I added a scalloped border die, a piece of Deborah Crochet Lace, a piece of pink seam binding, and an old piece of green Making Memories trim from one of their older lines.  I also added some washi tapes here and there for a little bit of extra personality.
The little heart is also from Crate Paper, and I placed a tiny pearl sticker on it.  I just love this sweet color combination, and it was fun to combine two completely different stamp sets together on my card.  That leaves room inside for me to leave a hand-written sentiment for mother.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #291 - Anything Goes - I used two different stamp sets on this card.  What an AWESOME challenge, and such a fun sponsor.  I'm delighted to play along.

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Work It Wednesday - Flowers - I have flowers on my patterned paper and on that sweet, tiny little heart I added to the bottom right of my card.  Just a sweet little "floral touch".

Mary's Cardz TV Mother's Day Sketch Challenge - My card was created using Sketch #9 (although it does have some elements of Sketch #3).  I followed the sketch loosely and put my own spin on it, but it did inspire me.  I also used two different stamped sentiments on my card (see details above).  The only Cardz TV stamps I own are Easter stamps, unfotunately.  It's still fun to play along.

Verve Stamps:  April Diva Inspirations Challenge - This beautiful inspiration photo and inspiration colors of pink, yellow and turquoise are amazing!  I also used a Verve stamped sentiment (scripture stamped on vellum) using a Verve banner die-cut.  This was just the inspiration I needed for this card.  Thanks, Verve.  Your DT Members really inspired me.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a blessed week.



  1. Karen - this is a lovely card! I love all of the elements you added - so beautiful! Like always your work is A+ - enjoy your weekend my friend - blessings - Gail

  2. A lovely mix of colours and papers! Thanks for joining us for the Hop!

  3. This is so super cute. Great color combination too.

  4. Beautiful card Karen -love that scripture, and all the texture you have going on there is fabulous

  5. Gorgeous card, Karen. This verse is so amazing and lovely! One of my favorite :)

  6. This is such a lovely card! and a wonderful scripture!


  7. Oh, this is so pretty! Love that mix of papers and trims and the verse on vellum. So glad you could join us for our Diva Inspirations challenge.

  8. This is so pretty and I love all the special details you added to it - the trims are gorgeous and this just turned out so lovely!!