Monday, April 17, 2017


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,


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.