Wednesday, January 29, 2014

God Hears Us

I hope you're all having a blessed week, and for those of you in the colder regions - I hope you're keeping warm and toasty indoors.  It's been absolutely beautiful in the deserts of Southern Nevada, so I can't complain.  Each day this week has been between 60-70 degrees, and a bit overcast. It's just perfect "winter" weather for me.  The only time I really miss the snow is at Christmas, and when I think about making a snowman or sledding.  For the most part, I enjoy the warmer weather.  Wherever you are, I really hope that you're keeping warm and enjoying the winter months with family and friends, and of course, finding plenty of time to spend in your craft room creating beautiful things.
This week at Word Art Wednesday, we have a VERY exciting challenge.  As always, it's Anything Goes (following our Challenge Guidelines), and you can enter up to 5 projects.  But what makes this week's challenge SO special is that we have an AMAZING sponsor.  The Scrappy Gourmet is sponsoring our challenge, and they are offering one very lucky person a $50 Gift Certificate to their AMAZING store.  For those of you who aren't familiar with The Scrappy Gourmet, you will want to stop by and check out their store.  They carry all the big name brands, and they have all the newest trends to satisfy everyone's taste. You'll find everything you need in their lovely shop, and just by stopping by to share your art with us this week, you will be entered to win this AMAZING $50 prize from them.  We look forward to having you play along.
For my card, I used the Tea For Two set by Crate Paper.  It's an older line that I found on a great bargain at Tuesday Morning.  All the patterned papers and stickers are from this line.  The free word art, available on the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog, was printed onto simple white cardstock and then inked and machine stitched together with my patterned papers.  I added seam binding bows, paper flowers, leaves and stems, a vintage button with jute and baker's twine, and a resin flower in the center of the button.  This week's scripture reminds us that when we wait patiently for the Lord and call on His name, he hears our cry and draws near to us.   God's Word is always a blessing and comfort, and we are SO blessed to be loved by the Lord Jesus Christ.

I'm sharing my card here:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes With Twine or String - I used string (burgundy on my mini tag), jute, and baker's twine (on my button accent).

Just B Creative Crazy - January Linky Party - Just Because/Anything Goes

3 Girl Jam Challenge - January Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon

I really hope to see your lovely projects shared in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday.  You will definitely want to throw your name in the hat for this amazing prize.  Stop by and join us!

Blessing to you all,


  1. Hi, Karen! This card is gorgeous, love the verse and the way you embellish it!
    Fantastic work...
    Ardilla :)

  2. I'm enjoying the rare (but beautiful) snowfall this morning, and yes, I'm keeping toasty warm!!!
    Love your card! As always it's beautifully done in "Karen style!"

  3. How Gorgeous is this Thanks for your fb message Hugs Sandra xx

  4. This is just gorgeous, Karen!!! Beautiful colors and papers to showcase the wonderful verse!!

  5. Just darling Karen. Love the stitch work and pretty flowers!

  6. Lovely card. Pretty DP and everything is better with scripture on it.

  7. oh la la c'est superbe Karen. très élégant et si shabby, biz

  8. Gorgeous card Karen!!!!
    Love the papers and all your stitching and embellishing!
    Super job!!!

  9. Beautiful card Karen - love the soft colours and the texture and dimension. We are enjoying our mod-summer weather here and it is plenty warm enough :-).

  10. It has been unusually cold here in NC this week, but milder temps are on the way. We have to take a few bad days when we get such warm temps most of the year here. Your card is just lovely, Karen…beautiful design papers and layering, the florals and ribbons are gorgeous. Very pretty, touching scripture as well. Thanks for joining us at 3GirlJAM for the Anything Goes with ribbon challenge! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Gorgeous card, Karen! Love the combination of ribbon, stitching and twine. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Twine or String!

  12. So sweet, Karen. I just can't get enough of your style. Always beautiful enough to just sit and study every element. Beautiful artwork!

  13. Beautiful card and papers, gorgeous flowers and bow , love the Psalm-thank you for your lovely comments on my card and the info about V's sweet challenge
    Carol x


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