Monday, April 17, 2017

Blessed

If I had one word to describe my life, it would be blessed.  Sure, life has its ups and downs.  I struggle just like everyone else.  But overall, I'd have to say that we, as Americans, are very blessed people.  I try to stop each day and count all the blessings in my life.  When life gets you down, just take a few minutes to think about how blessed you are; and soon, your troubles will float away and you'll find yourself a much happier person.  That's what Mom always taught me.
I made this card with some scraps of Pebbles patterned paper, a piece of red tulle, Solid Green Baker's Twine, a Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson Olive Branch die, a Martha Stewart heart border punch, Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink, a Go West Studios wooden sentiment, and some little accent pearl stickers.
CropStop Challenge Blog - April Linky Party #27 - Anything Goes - I used Tombow Adhesive and Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink on my card.

As You Like It Challenge Blog - Favourite Shape & Why - I love to use the standard rectangle shaped card because I can use my clear envelopes to mail them.  Using a standard "Forever" stamp, I can mail my cards with the pretty design showing for everyone to see, and that's why I prefer using this shape (almost all the time).

Mary's Cardz TV Challenge #6 - Mother's Day- Mom is the one who always taught me to "count my blessings", so this card is going to her.  I want to thank her for teaching me to be grateful in every situation.  I used Sketch #5 because I love the strips of paper that allowed me to use up paper scraps.

I encourage you to think about how BLESSED you are.  It really makes you a happier person when you let go of the negativity, and just thank God for ALL the wonderful things in your life.

Be blessed,
Karen

8 comments:

  1. So beautiful with a hint of "peacefulness".

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  2. Karen, your card is so true, and so gorgeous!

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  3. A beautiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

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  4. Lovely colors, elements and layout! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop Challenge this month!

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  5. Hi, Karen! What a pretty card. Love the floral paper and tulle!

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  6. What a beautiful card, Karen! Thank you for joining us for Cardz TV Sketch Challenge #6!
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  7. Yes we are blessed and need to remember our blessings. We do live in a great country. I love your blessed card. Great use of the mesh and greenery and again the twine.. Oh my what a beautiful card. Great layout.

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