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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

May Your Days be Filled with Happiness!

Hello, my sweet friends! I pray your week has been filled with all things lovely. :o) (And thank you for the immensely sweet comments on my last post! I felt the love.)

Today I have another encouragement card to share with you! One thing I love to do when possible is create a card for the mother and/or father when the I Feel the Love Project recipient is a child. As previously mentioned with my seashell easel card, this month we are using our crafty passion to shower delightful 6-year-old Baylee with love. She is battling a rare disorder called Isolated NK Cell Deficiency... and doing it with an admirable strength.

Her mother certainly experiences heartache as she watches her child suffer through the darker days. I wanted to give her a little piece of my heart... a reminder that she, too, is in my thoughts and prayers.
After making an abundance of cool-toned cards of late, I wanted this card to be filled with warm hues. Although I never have time to experiment with different styles, I found that changing up color palettes can make it feel new! I had never made a card in deep oranges and greens and I must say I love it. The earthy tones feel so warm and inviting to me... like a warm summer hug. I wish I could give Baylee's mom such a hug!

I chose adorable Mountain Lily by Sylvia Zet to be my messenger of joy. Isn't she sweet? She is colored with Copics (listed below) and abounds with Star Dust for extra sparkle. I used Polar White Flower Soft to make her vest trim and poms fluffy. Although washed out in the pictures (*sigh*), I sponged a pretty sky for her backdrop.

The lovely papers are from Heartfelt Creation's Sun Kissed Collection. Given their beauty, I didn't want to cover them up with ten billion embellishments. I thought it would be cute to have Mountain Lily watching a trail of butterflies, so I used my new Memory Box Butterfly Vine Border. I cut it twice, making one an offset shadow. I cut a third vine to sporadically place butterflies around the card, surrounding Baylee's family with fluttery love. 

Marianne Design's Anja's Vintage Ornaments 2 (cut down in size) accent the side and are sponged with Tim Holtz Forest Moss distress ink. The velvety Prima hydrangeas had a bright pink center, which I covered up with Forest Moss ink. Lastly, the sweet sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Stampin' Around Spring set, cut out with the coordinating Tiny Doilies metal dies. I added a metal dragonfly charm to the center, along with a sparkling trail of happiness. It is so vital to stay joyous and hopeful, keeping faithful and showing sweet Baylee that everything is in God's loving care... especially in the harder times.

The interior, layered with a leafy paper from the same Sun Kissed collection:

I hope she likes it! :o) Thank you for fluttering on by today. I wish you a sparkling day of love and sunshine. :o)

Supplies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Broken China and Forest Moss
Zip Dry Paper Glue

Copics used:
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Skin: E0000, E000, E00
Greens: YG93, YG95, YG97
Oranges: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Blues)
 *Card Mania~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Catz~ Use a Fairy
 *Created With Love~ Winged Things
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ January Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ Bows and/or Dies
 *Sparkles Monthly Challenge~ Show Us Your New Stash (paper, dies)
 *Sweet Stampin'~ Favorite Style (Whimsical with Copic work and fun metal dies)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


  1. Aw this is such breath taking! love the color combo on this adorable card.. Everything and all your special details on it says it all. The scene is awesome, love the clouds and the grass you made.... Precious Karen!

  2. This is so sweet. I love everything about it, The coloring of your little fairy, your tag and the butterfly vine and your flower embellishments What an awesome card that will truly be cherished, by Baylee's parents- You are so kind and thoughtful.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  3. As always I love love love your cards. They are so elegant and the way you use them to cheer people up is just wonderful. Do you think you may drag out that ol' Cricut and use it again? I miss those Cricut creations :)

  4. Your card is truly stunning Karen. The Wee image is so sweet and you have coloured her beautifully using such a wonderful colour scheme too. The papers, butterflies and flowers look like they were made specially to be on your card.
    I am sure that Baylee's Mother will feel the warmth and love that you have put into making her such a special card.
    I hope you are having a good week
    hugs Sue xx

  5. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! The warmer hues are soothing and gorgeous!! I love how you colored Mountain Lily!! Her sparkly wings are just fabulous!! She just pops of the paper with the cloudy sky behind her and the green grass at her feet!! You brought her to life in color!! Baylee's Mom will absolutely adore this!! And how sweet of you to think of the parents and what they are going through. You are an angel of compassion with and enormous heart!! Love, love this my dear friend!! I hope you are having a wonderful week, are feeling better, staying warm and aren't buried under too much snow. Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Great card. Love the image and die cuts. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  7. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Winged Things Challenge!

  8. Wow, another stunning card! I feel the love, doubt! Your card is filled with so many beautiful elements and Mountain Lily is absolutely gorgeous!! You colored her beautifully!
    I am sure Baylee's Mom will adore this. So thoughtful, caring such a special card!

    Have a wonderful evening my friend!
    Sherrie K

  9. Karen - this card is truly a warm hug to Baylee's Mom. I love this fabulous colour combination and wonderful image, so beautifully coloured. Love all the added details of the tiny butterflies. Gorgeous creation and once again created from your wonderful heart! Hugs, Karon.

  10. LOVE!! The colors of this card are fabulous! What a special gift for Baylee's mom. Karen, we wish you could give Baylee's mom a hug too. We think she will feel the love and the hug when she gets her card. Thank you so much!! You know how much we love you and your support!
    ~Madison and Cindy

  11. Love the card design and the whimsical image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  12. Karen, this is beautiful. This image is one that I've had and used once and need to take it out since it is timeless. Your coloring is outstanding and your choices of papers is wonderful. I adore how you've used the diecuts. An outstanding card and I wish you the best in every challenge! Thanks for linking your name to your blog on the 7Kids posting since it was so easy to come to your blog and leave you a little love. Hugs, Gail

  13. Gorgeous card Karen! I love everything about this card. TFS!!!

  14. Owww Karen love the image, it is gorgeous and such a sweet card, the colours are absolutely stunning so beautifully presented as always xx

  15. Love, love, love the colors you used on this gorgeous card!

  16. Cute card, love your papers and your colours.

    Thank you for sharing your style with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  17. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at 'Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  18. Wow, this is an amazing card, the colours and design are beautiful. Thanks for joining in with us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

  19. Wow, this is a very pretty card. Love all the DP's you used and the color combo is superb. The coloring of the image is top notch and love your lay-out and design. So Perfect! So delighted you joined at our our neighborhood Challenge---613 Avenue Create. Please check the new challenge coming up tomorrow. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  20. Beautiful card Karen very for a very wonderful cause too. Love the colouring, the colours and all the sweet little embellishments, it's all just perfect. I'm sure Baylee's Mum will appreciate it. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles this month.

    Sparkles DT

  21. Love your stunning looking card. It's fantastic with it's wonderful colours. Thanks for playing with us over at PTW last week, a new sketchy challenge is up by now.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, G-dt

  22. Hi Karen !!
    Your comments on my blog last week made me tear up ..!! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back over here...!
    Your card for Baylee's mom is so completely stunning & gorgeous!!
    Every detail planned out to perfection!!
    You are really rocking these super cute wee images !! :))
    The tone of this card & the colors & message are so warm & heartfelt !! She will love it !! Hugs ! :))

  23. Hi Karen,
    I just wanted to visit your blog and say thank you for the lovely comment you left about the froggie and found so many absolutely charming Wee Stamps cards! This one is one of them with it's beautiful warm colours. Very pretty work and a wonderful gift for your friend.


Thank you for leaving some love! Have a beautifully blessed day. :o)

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