Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fun With Secret Garden Crafts

Welcome by my blog today, friends!  It's always such a blessing to have you stop by.  Today I'm sharing a sweet card I created for Secret Garden Crafts.  I used some Echo Park patterned papers and LOTS of fabulous flowers and goodies from Secret Garden Crafts.  I laid my papers in place, machine stitched the journalling card to them, inked the edges, and added some some soft seam binding and a Prima accent/embellishment.  I stamped my sentiment onto the journalling card, and then got busy decorating my card.
I added some Aqua/Blue Cosmo Daisies, some Sweetheart Blossoms, Hip Rosebuds, and some Two-Tone Mulberry Leaves.  There are also some sequins here and there.  Sometimes I tend to get a little bit carried away....adding more and more.  When is enough really enough?   I just LOVE all things soft, sweet and pretty....and that's what you will find at Secret Garden Crafts.
The lovely Sweetheart Blossoms I used are the Blue & White Sweetheart Blossom Assortment as well as some of the smaller Miniature Ivory Sweetheart Blossoms which are perfect for tucking into smaller spaces to fill in the gaps.  There's a fabulous sale taking place at Secret Garden Crafts where you can get FREE SHIPPING on orders $20 or more.  This is a great deal, so why not stock up while you can?  There's also lots of great inspiration on the Secret Garden Crafts Blog, and you won't want to miss out.
Before I run off....I want to share this second card with you all as a reminder of the new challenge today at Word Art Wednesday.  I want to invite you all to come and play along for the chance to win some amazing prizes.  This card uses some gorgeous Pink Cottage Roses, Green Tea Roses and some Ivory Open Roses.  SO pretty!

Thanks for visiting!

I'm playing along here:

CropStop - Challenge #33 - Anything Goes - I used Prima, Tombow and May Arts Burlap String

Double D Challenges - "Leave" It To Me - On my first cad, I used some WOC Two-Toned Leaves

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #76 - Anything Goes - My second card uses a Spellbinders Nestabilities die.

Just Keep On Creating - October Anything Goes Link-Up


  1. Oh Karen I am drooling over all the goodies you have used - and your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love the two scriptures too.

  2. This is one gorgeous card. The flowers, ribbon and colors are very complimentary to the music sheet which makes this card lovely to view.

  3. Karen, oh my word, this card is absolutely stunning! I love those flowers and how you have arranged them around this ever so encouraging scripture! I am in love with this card! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. 2 really lovely cards, Karen! I'm partial to the first because of the music on it! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Karen, both of your cards are just gorgeous. Love the sentiments.

  6. What gorgeous cards! You always put such thought and detail into your creations, and they turn out beautiful!
    So happy you linked up to the Cropstop bog -- I hope you'll join us again and help us reach our goal of 100 links this month!

  7. Stunning work Karen! Love both cards, especially the first one, it is breathtaking.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. Oh wow, Karen--these are just gorgeous! Love the beautiful feminine elements of the first card--not too much at all!

  9. What a beautiful creation Karen! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  10. It's never too much when it's this pretty! Either card could be a piece of home decor, especially the first. I love to prop them up in a little grouping of treasures. Thanks so much for joining our Leave it to Me challenge at Double D!

  11. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge Blog and Good Luck !
    MARYVONNE , DT Member

  12. Beautiful card Karen, thank you for the honor of having me as your Guest DT on word art Wednesday, I will not be posting or playing along, until we know our Daughter is well and beats her cancer. again thank you . God Bless and Have a very happy Thanksgiving
    Hugs Dottie

  13. Another amazing card, the flowers are so pretty and I love the photographs you take as well.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Just Keep On Creating. I am so sorry I have taken so long to leave a comment, I couldn't run my blog for the last year but everything is up and running again at Just Keep On Creating, I would love to see you back xxx


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