Wednesday, October 23, 2013


It's a good thing to remain grateful always.  Some days, some weeks, some months are better than other for all of us.  We muddle along doing what we do in life, and we often fall into a rut performing our little routines.  But we need to remember, even in the "down" times, that God is SO GOOD ALL THE TIME, and we are all SO very blessed.  I count my blessings often.  But this week I received some very unexpected blessings.  God answered prayer for me in providing a wonderful new DT Member to my team at Word Art Wednesday.  As the Blog Administrator, I see people come and go (always on good terms).  I never get frazzled over it.  I have to trust that God knows best, and that He will always provide for us when we wait on Him for His perfect timing.  I'm SO excited to share with everyone our new designer and this information is coming soon on the WAW blog.  Additionally, I was a winner in two different challenges this past week.  I won a new stamp at Mark's Finest Papers, and I won a $20 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn (WOO HOO!!) at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog.  I am SO blessed!  (By the way, thank you Beth F. and Gail S. for your sweet comments regarding this.  For people who have never even met me in real life, I sure am blessed to have such great friends who know me so well and look out for me.  I am SO blessed!  Did I already say that?)
Karen Letchworth for Word Art Wednesday
I used some gold patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Tea for Two line, some ribbons and trims, gold seam binding, half a cream vintage doily, a Heidi Swapp button, some little pearls gems, a Zva Creative pearl swirl, machine stitching, and the word art/scripture is printed on a journaling card that I picked up on clearance at Michaels (I got the package of 24 journaling cards for $1.24).  They work really nicely for running through the computer.

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges - Challenge #150 - Buttons and Bows
I hope you will all stop by Word Art Wednesday to play along with us this week.  We would LOVE to have you share with us.  My Design Team did SUCH an outstanding job this week on their samples.  I hope you will all stop by to take a peek at their work and to join us in the challenge this week for the chance to win some amazing prizes from Shabby Cottage Studios and Your Next Stamp.  You can enter the Anything Goes challenge here at Word Art Wednesday.
Be blessed,


  1. superbe, une carte lumineuse et très élégante, biz

  2. Congratulations Karen! Yes, God is so good...always! Your card is beautiful, I love your style! Blessings! Kathy

  3. Another gorgeous card, Karen and thanks for the the shout-out :) I am truly blessed to have you in my life as well! I was just so excited for you when I saw your name...twice in one day! May your day be wonderful :)

  4. Oh, yes!! God is good all the time!
    Your card is gorgeous, Karen! Definitely a favorite for me! :o)

  5. Hi Karen! Congrats on your wins and having a new DT!! I love that He knows us and knows exactly what we need!! Your card is so beautiful! I love the ribbons and sewing!!
    How's school going? We've been pluggin' away! It's getting harder and harder to find my creative mojo when my focus is always on school. :) I guess I need to find my groove. I hope you have an amazing day!
    Big Hugs!

  6. This is gorgeous, Karen!! Congrats all around, wow! Two wins in one week is pretty fun news. Isn't it wonderful to rest and trust the Lord, He is ever faithful! Have a great week :-)

  7. Congrats, Karen! I am so happy for you!

    Beautiful card, as always! So sorry I have not stopped by recently, I have been swamped with work, pre-vacation work/design team stuff and then I went on vacation! I feel like I missed so much of your lovely work...but I am on my way to visit your projects now... :)

  8. Congratulations Karen on your wins - I saw them but was not in a position to do a shout out at the time.
    Love the gold and blue you have used on this card - it's beautiful.:-)

  9. Karen this is gorgeous! I love the wonderful blue and gold and such an amazing scripture!
    congrats on your wins to! So exciting!

  10. This is a beautiful card Karen. I love the colors and that scrunchy bow set off with the brad. Great reminder to be grateful in all things.

  11. This card is full of glory! Love the gold...what a beautiful design!

  12. Congrats on your wins, Karen. Both well deserved!! :)

    This card is a beauty...what a great use of journaling cards. I'll have to look at Michael's the next time I'm there and see if I can pick some up.

    You are a blessing!!

  13. Another beautiful creation with such cheerful sunshine colours. Huge congrats on your well deserved double win.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  14. Congrats on your wins--always makes the day brighter! I appreciate your welcoming me to the blog & hope to play along regularly. Your card is beautiful with such lovely elements--especially the doily & the gold seam binding--love it!


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