Monday, July 3, 2017

God Is SO Good

Hello, friends!  I'm feeling SO blessed today, and I just wanted to share my joy with you all.  As some of you may know, July is my birthday month.  The older I get, the less I want to think about the actual number; but nonetheless, it's happening.  God has blessed me with some of the most AMAZING blog friends.  In fact, some of these dear friends whom I have never met in person are among my dearest friends.  In yesterday's mail, I received this sweet birthday card and gift from Esther Asbury.  What a blessing!
During my BFF's recent visit, I had just been saying that I wished I had a doily die-cut slightly bigger than my PTI set; but slightly smaller than my paper doilies.  Well...there you go!  Esther sent me this adorable doily die-cut, and I can hardly wait to use it!
I made this sweet card using Pretty Party by Crate Paper.  I started with the patterned papers which I inked, then I added the journalling card which I stamped on (again) with Happy Birthday which is a Verve Stamp.  I added some Raspberry Baker's Twine and the coordinating chipboard pieces.  I'm sharing my card in these challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog - Challenge #1727 Anything Goes

I want you all to know how very grateful I am to have you in my life.  This card-making blog world is filled with such talent, love, encouragement, and joy.  I praise God for bringing YOU into my life, and I hope that I can be a blessing to each of you have all been to me.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oooh, lucky you and happy birthday. Love your pretty card, I like the stamped Happy Birthday over the printed one and the twine gives that little extra pop of colour too.
    Hugs, Sandy

  2. Happy Birthday Karen- hope I am not too late with my wishes :-). What wonderful 'happy mail' from your friend. I know what you mean about internet friends. Love the card you made - the chipboard cherries echo the flower shapes on the design paper wonderfully

  3. How lucky you are to have a great friend. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  4. So happy you liked your little surprise!! You're cards are always so pretty and I can't wait to see how you put your new doily die to work! Hope your birthday is a HAPPY one!!

  5. Gorgeous Summer card Karen! I love how you have Happy Birthday twice, a wonderful idea.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. A perfect card for our summers in WI! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!


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