Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sweet Images

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's finally been warming up a bit here in the desert, and although it's still winter and the chill is in the air, I have been able to go for walks each day and enjoy the outdoors a bit more.  I'm hoping that this warmer weather will continue, but I'm certainly not holding my breath on that one.   I praise God for all the seasons, and I am grateful for each day He gives me.
As I wander through the internet, I am continually amazed by all the sweet digital images out there.  One of the many talented artists I've met in blogging is Beatriz Jennings and I've fallen in love with her blog, as well as the darling digital images in her Etsy store called Iralamija Shop.  I know that you will want to click the link and check out these darling images.  I have used one of her digital images on this card that I created for my Design Team project this week at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog.
This sweet sewing image goes so well with all the little embellishments I love so much. For this card, I used the Thread Die-Cut and stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I wrapped in DMC floss, a Basic Grey wooden spool button from Simon Says Stamp, some little flowers, a Prima leave, a hand-cut felt leave, a stick pin, and a chipboard flower cut from a PTI flower die.
This week at Word Art Wednesday, you can have the opportunity to win TWO collage sheets from the darling Etsy Iralamja Shop by Beatriz Jennings.  All you have to do is enter your cards in our challenge for the chance to win.  Our challenges are always Anything Goes, and you can enter up to 5 times per week.  You will absolutely LOVE these sweet images, and I hope you will take advantage of your chance to win.
Since I'm not able to participate in the challenges at Word Art Wednesday, I am going to enter this card in a few other challenges.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Let's Get To Paper Piecing" - I love putting different patterned papers and paper mats together.  I also used chipboard.  Lots of paper pieces!
Creative Corners Challenges - Challenge #4 - Use Pink and Brown.  I love this color combination.  It gives such a soft, country, vintage feel.  I hope you like my card.

Forever Friends Challenges - Challenge #54 - Use Ribbon or Lace - I used BOTH!

Crafting For All Seasons - Challenge #44 - Buttons and Bows

I look forward to visiting your blogs this week, and I thank you for stopping by mine.  I enjoy reading your sweet comments, and I'm always blessed when I visit  your blogs and see the sweet creations you make.  Thanks for stopping by, and please know that I will be by to say hello. 

I hope you will take this opportunity to play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, and enter to win these darling digital collage sheets.

Have a blessed week!


  1. Karen this is so sweet - love that image and you hav used it beautifully.

  2. Gorgeous card Karen :-) I love the vintage look of this ,, so pretty ! I would hang this on a wall !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Karen, this is just so stinkin' cute!! :D Love that image, and the lace, and and and :D
    Love the colors on it too. It's just stunning.

    Thanks so much for all your work! You are such a blessing, sweet Karen.

    Have a great day!


  4. ce que c'est jolie, tellement shabby, biz

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Karen!! Love that beautiful image!! She does have wonderful things in her shop!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  6. absolutely gorgeous...stunning piece of vintage

    thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

    Love Mel

  7. Oh I love this vintage card you created Karen!! Sooooo pretty!!

  8. This is so pretty, Karen

    Margaret xx

  9. Oh Karen, what a lovely card you've created... full of sweet memories. And you've picked the perfect embellishments. (I actually remember those Singer machines. My Nana and my Mum had them. Sadly mine's an electric Singer.) Your creative talent is truly a blessing to you and to all of us who enjoy it so.
    May the Lord smile on you always.
    xxx Asha

  10. What a beautiful card -- I dearly love all the elements you used! So very pretty!!

  11. This is a beautiful card, such a lovely vintage image and pretty embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  12. oh wow this is just so beautiful the vintage feel to this is just amazing,love it hugs Cherylxxx

  13. What a beautiful card, Karen! I love the vintage images you've used!

    I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time! :)

  14. Karen - I love the images in Beatriz's shop, too. I have purchased quite a few, but not this lovely little one.....I think it's going on my list! Beautiful card! Love the spool button and the vintage lace at the top.

  15. Karen, such a sweet card. Beautifully made and wonderful way to use the scripture.

  16. Karen, this is just beautiful! Love the image and the wonderful ribbon and spool and sweet flowers! I've missed popping by, you're so inspiring! Have a wonderful day!

  17. That's a really sweet image you used for your card this week, and you enhanced it beautifully with all your notions. Blessings!

  18. Adorable card, I love the sewing elements you added to it for that special touch. God bless and hugs.

  19. Karen, How can I rell you how much your work affects me? It makes me want to branch ouT, be more daring, learn something new each week. Alas, there are occassional time constraints. I suppose that happens to you as well on occassion. Your card is a beauty inside and out!
    Stay Blessed my Friend

  20. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends! Hugs Rachel


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