I just had to share with you this lovely gift box I received in the mail this week from my dear friend & sister in Christ Karen. Look at all of these lovely elements to use on cards, tags, and projects - old music sheets, lace, buttons,doilies, laces, so many items - and that antique cigar box in the back is stuffed full of items as well [but no cigars! LOL]- in addition Karen blessed me with a "frog" to hold my card for a photo shot. Something I have been wanting for a very long time.
Look at this antique frog - it is just lovely!
A mere thank you seems inadequate for this lovely gift box of items,Karen. I am so appreciative and thankful for your generous gift to me and very blessed to call you Friend. Karen, you had some wonderful finds on your vacation and I am in awe of the selection you have mailed to me. Thank you so much!!
Karen and I have grown close in our relationship over the Internet and the thread that binds is our Savior Jesus Christ who would rather have died on the cross then to ever live without us. Thank you Jesus for loving us that much that you laid down your life not only for Karen and I, but for all mankind who will believe and accept you as Savior and save us from the wrath to come.
My card creation today is in honor of my Dear Friend Karen. I will be entering this card at The Kraft Journal in which the Theme is "Copy your Favorite Designer." Not only is Karen my dear friend, but one of my favorite designers - I am totally amazed at her lovely work and I have selected a card posted on her webpage that I will lift and copy. Here is her card creation:
Doesn't she do lovely work! This is a beautiful card. To see more of her work please visit her blog by clicking HERE
Here is my creation:
|2nd Photo shot - the green designer paper shows up better here.|
Kraft Cardstock for base of card
Scraps of various Designer papers
Lace - compliments of Karen
Ribbon and Rose - I won at My Little Scrap Pieces - thank you
2 Green Skittles
Sentiment - Clear Dollar Stamps
Memento Black Ink
Karen also has a blog challenge Word Art Wednesday. You may upload 5 family friend creations with a sentiment and enter as many other challenges as you wish. I try never to miss uploading to her challenge each week. She has fantastic sponsors and there is usually more than one week each week. If you have not visited her challenge blog I encourage you to hop on over!
Karen - here is my scripture for you today my dear friend,
Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, her friend can help her up...
I would like to enter the following challenges:
August 29 Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes UE
August 30 A Gem of a Challenge Anything with a B - Brown Kraft Cardstock - Bow - Banners UE C/P
August 31 DL Art Thankful Thursday c/p Anything Goes UE C/P
August 31 Just B Creative Linky Party UE C/P
August 31 Pile it On Designer Paper UE
August 31 Robyn's Fetish Rectangle cards 3E #2
Sept 1 The Kraft Journal Copy Favorite Designer 2E #1
Sept 1 Simon Says Monday Challenge Dotty - Dots on the Green banner 5E #3
Sept 2 Love Rubber Stamp Chat - Favorite Colors Combinations - Green and Pink UE
Sept 2 Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes 3E #2
Sept 2 Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #2
Sept 3 Penny's Paper Craft Challenge - Choose 3 items Embellishments from the list on blog: Ribbon, Lace, Gems 3E #1
Sept 3 Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes 5E #2
Sept 3 Divas by Design Lovely Lace 2E #1
Sept 3 Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Sentiment 5E #2 c/p
Sept 7 Creative Inspiration Paint Anything Goes UE C/P
Sept 12 Whimsical Designs Something Old/Something New - Lace is Old and the Ribbon bow is new 1E