Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Celebrate Big

Well, our girls made it home just fine.  They had a great time, and had such great adventures to share with us when the got home.  I had texted them letting them know I needed to hear from them when they had cellular service.  My oldest daughter said, "Mom, don't worry. . .we're fine".  While I was super relieved to know that all was well, I simply explained to her that some day she will understand why a Mother just worries.  It's natural.  But, I must say that I was definitely praising God for hearing and answering prayers.  I couldn't get through life without Him.
This is a glassine bag that I decorated using the new Celebrate Big stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps for my Hostess Spot in the Sketch With a Twist Challenge at Speedy TV.  You can click the link for Speedy TV to play along in this, and several other fun challenges for the chance to win one of several darling stamp sets.  There's a challenge that's perfect for everyone there.

I used some BoBunny glitter paper, and tag,  and stamped the sentiments, cupcake and cherry from the Celebrate Big stamp set which is one of the new August release sets.  There are so many other stamps to this set, but I just used a few here.  I like making these little treat bags to tuck a gift card inside for gift-giving.

I'm entering this little project in the following challenges:

http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/happy-birthday-celebration-challenge.html - Paper-Crafting Journey Blog Challenges - Happy Birthday/Celebration

http://papelitosstamps.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/challenge-7-celebrations.html - Papelitos Stamps - Challenge #7 - Celebrations

http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.fr/2012/07/challenge-23_30.html - Hooked on Craft Challenges - Challenge #23/Let's Celebrate

http://dancinginpajamas.blogspot.com/2012/08/tcp-223-and-weekly-winner.html - Dancing in Pajamas #223 - Color Challenge

Thanks for visiting today.  I always appreciate your comments and words of encouragement.  I look forward to visiting your blogs to say hello.  Have a great week, a remember to Celebrate Big.

Blessings to you all,


  1. What an adorable gift bag Karen! I love the pink and brown color combo and all your embellishments! Thank you for always leaving me such sweet comments on my blog, you are a blessing to me! Blessings! Kathy

  2. This is such a cute gift idea!! Anyone would love to receive this!!

  3. Such a yummy fun gift bag! It's delightful!
    Yes, so glad they're home safe, it's funny how so many things that are important to us as mothers aren't important to our children or understood by them until they become parents themselves. I know that's what I've found.

  4. Beautiful - and oh so practical :-)

  5. Darling project and I did get your email - thank you!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  6. This is adorable, Karen. I love the idea of decorating a glassine bag to give a gift card in. Blessings and hugs!!!

  7. super mignonne, adorable ce choix de couleurs, elle est top, biz

  8. This is so cute! I love it! Have a blessed day! ~H

  9. So cute Karen!!! Love how you used the glassine bag and I'm so glad your girls made it home safely. My girl is is 14 hours away and I miss her sooooo much. I'm doing a special little blog post about her and some of her art on Saturday. She graduates in december and we will be moving her to TX to live with us til she finds a job. She is hoping to get a job with Teach for America for the next school year and be placed in an inner-city school who knows where!! Talk about having to trust God. The only way I will be able to restrain myself, not move with her, and drive her back and forth to school everyday, is my faith! I have to trust that it is His plan and He will keep her safe. I hope you are having a great week Karen!


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