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Friday, April 19, 2013

Scoops of Love

Hello, my crafty friends! It's been a little while. Thank you for the sweet emails checking on me to see if I was okay. I'm happy to be back to Blogger and crafting after a long few weeks!

Given how deep it is into April, the moment I was able to craft I got to work for this month's I Feel the Love Project recipients. Each month, the amazing Madison of Funky Cards highlights a particular person, family, or organization in need of extra love and sunshine. In turn, we have the honor of creating for them to show them how much we care. It's a blessing for which I am forever thankful. 

This month we are crafting for a family who has recently suffered a loss. The father and husband passed away from cancer in February, leaving behind four young children and a wonderful wife (who is also a crafter). The pain is deep, but I hope our contributions bring a glimmer of sunshine to their days.

My first card is for 5-year-old Ally. She is wearing pink in each picture I saw of her, so I included lots of pink in her little gift. :o)

Scoops of Love: 
I decided to treat her to a triple scoop ice cream cone! :o) Since I can't to it in person, I made her one. :o) The waffle cone and scoops are cut files from the Silhouette Online Store, in a fun collection titled You're So Sweet Ice Cream Treats Set. The drippy toppings are from a Bowl of Ice Cream set. I cut out sparkly sprinkles to make it extra happy. I won the beautiful crinkle ribbon atop the ice cream from the marvelous Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. It's gorgeous and perfect for Ally! I centered it with a sweet flower button from Bella Blvd, which is threaded with Strawberry Cupcake twine from My Craft Spot

The chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream scoops are embossed with the D'vine Swirls folder. The polka dot background paper is from Doodlebug Designs. The sparkly green paper is Core Couture from Core'dinations, which is embossed with the Baby's Breath folder.

A wee bit closer:
The plaid ruffle ribbon is from May Arts, which I've been saving for just the right occasion! I hope Ally loves it as much as I think she will. :o) My love is ruffling through every sparkly inch of this card.

The computer-generated sentiment is cut out with the tiny tag metals dies from My Craft Spot, which is threaded with more Strawberry Cupcake twine and secured with a generously Star Dusted Wild Orchid Crafts rose. Two glittery butterflies were a final addition, along with sporadically placed rhinestones to center some of the embossed flowers. I just wanted to squeeze in as much love and happiness as I could, despite the small crafting window available this month.

The interior, bursting with pink and green, and a surprise Cheery Lynn Designs heart (from the Two of Hearts set). This is called scoops of love, after all. :o) I had to tuck my heart inside.
And here is sweet little Ally, who inspired this creation... I pray she is engulfed in sparkling, healing, sunshiny love when she opens the envelope. :o)
Thank you for fluttering on by! I am thrilled to be back. Thank you for always sticking with me, my dear friends!

Challenges entered:
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Pink and Green
 *Creative Creations~ Photo Inspiration
 *Delightful Challenges~ Color My World (Colorful)
 *DL.Art~ Thankful Thursday Linky Party
 *Little Miss Muffet~ Food, Glorious Food
 *Little Scrap Pieces~ Fun Friday: May Flowers  (On tag and embossed background)
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *My Craft Spot~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ One Patterned Paper



27 comments:

  1. Hello Karen
    It's so lovely to see you back. I have really missed seeing your creations.
    Your card is full of delight! I love the amazingly detailed triple scoop ice-cream, gorgeous colour scheme and such pretty embellishments.
    I am sure that little Ally will be so happy to receive such a special card made with so much love.
    Take care, I hope you have a great weekend
    hugs Sue

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  2. Beautiful, love the colors and really love the ruffles.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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  3. What a fabulous delicious card this is. Almost good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Pink and Green challenge.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  4. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely beautiful!! What a yummy-looking ice cream cone!! It does look good enough to eat!! The colors are so beautiful and I love the ruffles along the side!! Just gorgeous, Karen!! She will adore it!! I'm so glad you are back...I've missed you and your inspirational creations!! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP!! Happy Friday my dear friend!! HUGS :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Little Scrap Pieces DT

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  5. Adorable as always Karen.. love those yummy flavors of ice cream and this will surely bring a big happy smile for Ally...
    TFS- happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend...

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  6. Beautiful post - adorable card. There you sparkling into peoples lives once again. It always brings a big smile to my face coming to your blog. Good to see you back. Hugs, Karon.

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  7. Hi Karen, Oh its so lovely to see you popping up and your creations is stunning so lovely is the layout and the colours just so adorable xx

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  8. Hi Karen; great Ally and beautiful scoops of pink ice-cream!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight,

    DT La Vikinga / Charlotta at Crafty Ribbons

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  9. So glad your back...we have all missed you and your amazing creations! Your card is so delish looking. I want to bite right into it, lol!
    The flavors are perfect for the ice cream and love the yummy embossing! The ruffle ribbon is such a fun touch:) Such a wonderful card and is sure to bring a big smile on little Ally!
    Have a great weekend my friend!
    Sherrie K

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  10. Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at LSP!!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow Karen. How beautiful. That ice cream cone is something else and I love the little attention to detail with the sprinkles. Great job as always. Take care.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  12. So glad to see you back, Karen! This card is adorable!The embossing on the scoops of ice cream looks great and I love all the bright colors you used! I really like the sentiment too! This will definitely brighten Ally's day! I hope you have a great weekend! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi my Angelic friend,
    I am so HAPPY to see that you are back and so Happy to have read your comment on my blog!!I sincerely missed you so much. Not just because of your Beautiful creations but because I was worried even though I know that the lord and his angels will always cover you. I just missed reading your words. Your words allow me to think differently, never give up AND to ALWAYS pray! My heart is deeply fulfilled with such JOY!!I was thinking about you today and look.....you posted.I can go on forever expressing my joy to you but I will stop for now..LOL! As for your Sweet and Yummy card, It's BEAUTIFUL!!!Love the embossed scoops, and the pink is so SWEET! The ruffled ribbon is so PRETTY! Love the color combo! One of my Favorite color is Green!
    Ally will LOVE it and will definitely FEEL your LOVE! It will bring her A BIG smile!!!Oh! Yummy sprinkles!!
    As you can see I am HAPPY,HAPPY to know that you are back! I can seriously go on forever, like I said...LOL!
    sorry.:)Cannot stop smiling!
    Sending you a huge amount of my love, hugs and smiles...
    your angelic friend,
    Migdalia

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  14. Such an adorable card Karen and love the sneak peek of the pretty inside. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!

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  15. Oh Karen, how sweet is this! I love the concept and the design. The sentiment is perfect. You always outdo yourself! Another keepsake for sure. I love that ribbon. What a great prize. Thank you so much for the card for Ally. Hope everything is going well for you.
    Love, ~Madison

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  16. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  17. Gorgeous creation & such a thoughtful thing to do. I am sure it will bring a smile to Ally's face!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  18. Oh, this is just the sweetest card. Perfect for a young girl, as it is full of color and ruffles. Wonderful job with a wonderful thought behind it. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

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  19. This is so sweet-- scoops. I love it and so will Ally. I am so glad you are back I have missed you, my friend.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  20. Glad to have you back Karen, I have missed your sparkly self.
    Delicious card and Ally will adore it.
    Jayne x

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  21. I've missed your incredible creations - and sparkly posts.

    This card is fabulous! What a wonderful cone - especially with those fun sprinkles! The ruffled ribbon borders are just perfect on this frilly card! Your work always oozes with love.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  22. Beautiful card! Love your fabulous scoops of icecream! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  23. Wonderful card! thanks for playing with "Digital Delightful" this week.

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  24. Karen
    This is such a truly wonderful thing you do...and I'm certain she will adore this card you have created.

    The triple scoops are a perfect touch! Smiles.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Creations for our Photo Inspiriation Challenge & good luck!

    Hugs,
    Karen. DT.xx

    www.kraftykarensblogspot.co.uk/wordpress

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  25. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Creative Creations Challenge! Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon!

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  26. A card good enough to eat ;) Perfect for our Food, Glorious Food challenge at Little Miss Muffet! xx

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