Saturday, July 12, 2014

...Feeling SO Very Blessed

Despite the circumstances of the last few weeks, I am constantly reminded of all my blessings. I have so much to be thankful for, and I just want to focus on God's goodness and His love for me rather than being sad.  My Dad wouldn't want it that way either.  He's happier than ever, up there in the presence of the Almighty God; hearing angels sing and hosts praising the precious Savior, Jesus Christ.  He wouldn't want me sad.  He would want me to be FILLED with gratefulness and thanks; and so I am.  I had another fun day doing what I absolutely LOVE to do........card making.  I made this sweet little card based on the most adorable sketch I found over at Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog, and used up more of the Crate Paper Oh Darling line to create it.
I used papers and accent pieces from the Oh Darling line by Crate Paper (which, by the way is OH, SO DARLING!), as well as a wool felt flower, May Arts ribbon, machine stitching, and underneath it all.....a small vellum envelope (something clear) onto which I rubbed the sweet Melissa Frances birthday sentiment.  I also sprinkled a few sweet little sequins into the vellum envelope.
I'm entering this little Birthday card for consideration in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says...."Let's Be Clear" - My "clear" element is the vellum envelope I placed under the frame.  You can see it a little better in the second photo (close-up above).  I applied my rub-on over part of the clear vellum envelope.

Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog - Week #318 - This sketch caught my eye immediately!  Thanks for the AWESOME inspiration on this one, Sketch Saturday!

Thank you all for stopping by to say hello.  I'm humbled that others enjoy some of my art.  Bless you all for being SO much fun!



  1. Your opening blog paragraph was very positive, Karen. I am happy that you are still creating and thinking wonderful thoughts about your dad.
    Lovely card, as always! Hugs.

  2. Great card Karen.. and great treasure to know your dad is with the Lord. . A great hope and comfort in that.
    My dad doesn't know Lord so pray much for him as he is not getting any younger
    Love Shaz in Oz x

  3. Cherish the fond memories Karen. Hope you find strength in putting some of them in a scrapbook. What a lovely card. I'm sure the child will be shaking her card all day. How special!

  4. Hi Karen, sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family..God is so good and He is worthy of our praise even in the sad times...{{{hugs}}}

    your card is sooo sweet, I luv the mix of patterns and embellishments. So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  5. It is so wonderful to be a part of the family of God, and we will one day all be together again!
    Beautiful card! Love the sweet sentiment and the delightful papers you combined! <3

  6. The best to you, Karen. Focusing on the positive is such a testimonial to your dad;s memory. Glad you were inspired by the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Cathy xx

  7. super sympa, coloré, fun, en un mot charmante, biz

  8. I am reminded of that chorus, I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God... My sweet Mom is with our Saviour today as well. What a joyous testimonial you give of your Dad today! We rejoice together, through the talent Jesus has given us...CREATIVITY.

  9. I am very sorry to learn of your loss, Karen. My heart goes out to you. And it is lovely to see you playing along with us at Sketch Saturday with this delightfully pretty card. I love all of your design elements, your sequins and your stitching. Lovely! Hugs, Lesley


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