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Friday, August 7, 2015

Where Flowers Bloom

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you're having a blessed week! I'm up on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, posting a soft and sweet creation. Poppies are one of August's birth flowers, so Sandy is having us play with them this week. :o)

Soft pink poppies inspired a delicate encouragement card, upon which I've combined two Pion Design collections: Linnaeus Botanical Journal and Paris Flea Market. This is for the precious mother of a child I dearly love. Although her daughter's diagnosis is terminal, we continue to believe for her miracle. I pray this brings heavenly peace to her broken heart.
The background paper is from the Rose du Jardin sheet from Paris Flea Market. The beautiful Isabelle lace is lined with a light pink design from Linnaeus Botanical.  The "Where flowers bloom so does hope" sentiment is cut from the Caroli Linnaei sheet with a Spellbinders banner. The Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly flutters about, leaving a pearly Prima trial.
The resin Prima Shabby Chic Frame is sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage and filled with pearls of hope. The triple-layered butterfly within is from Linnaeus Botanical. Hope is key to endure tribulations, so I paired the sentiment with the stunning Key to my Heart charm. It is covered in Shabby White Frantage and decorated with tiny pearls. It hangs from pearl string, as does a pearl heart for extra love.
The yellow centers of the Apple Blossoms inspired a trio of sunshiny Pion butterflies fluttering atop a La-La Land Crafts Open Hearts Doily Border. They are guiding her gaze heavenward, where it needs to be. Shabby Seam Binding ruffles alongside the floral arrangement, while Magnolia Heart Swirls scroll beneath. Love is always the foundation.
The interior is lined with the Linnaea Borealis sheet, as I wanted flowers throughout. This way she and Addilyn are always surrounding by blooming flowers... always surrounded by hope. 
I pray she loves it. ♥︎

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful weekend! :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Happy Birthday)
 *Crafting with Dragonflies~ Add a Butterfly
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Embellishments
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ August Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Frilly and Funkie~ Things with Wings
 *Let's Craft and Create~ Pearls or Lace
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (I used La-La Land, Magnolia, and Spellbinders dies)
 *Top Tip Tuesday~ Ribbon and Pearls


  1. This is a stunning card Karen, filled with so much love. I adore the papers, your design is so pretty, the layers of lace, gorgeous flowers and beautiful butterflies are perfectly arranged.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend my kind and talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Oh my goodness Karen, how many hours did it take to make this gorgeous creation? It's beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  3. so many lovely details - thanks for sharing your beautiful card at Cupcake Inspirations

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous Creation Karen !

  5. WOW! This is stunning! Shabby chic gorgeousness! Such wonderful design, color palette from heaven and wonderful details.
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. So I have decided to invent a little happy song and dance for when I visit your blog, the main chorus goes "gorgeous gorgeous gorg-iss, wish I had some more of-this!". Also, it include a funny little step, where I alternate bringing my knees up and out and tapping them with my hands before doing a little hop!! RINSE AND REPEAT!! 'nuff said? Love your work girlfriend, big hugs :)

  7. What a beautiful card! I especially love the lace overlay and the silver frame - I know your friend will treasure this! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  8. Very beautiful card! I love the pretty papers you used! The pearl accents and the layers of lace look so elegant! The flowers are simply gorgeous and beautiful butterflies are the perfect finishing embellishment! A very lovely creation!

  9. Oh my word, stunning!! My sweetest friend, this is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Wow!! What a masterpiece this is!! She will not only love it, she will adore it!! I'd hang it on the wall!! The lace is so beautiful!! I just love the pearl butterfly trail!! The flowers are gorgeous, as is the key!! Heck, every single detail is perfect!! This is a work of art!! I love the border along the top, too!! Spectacular as always my dear friend!! I hope you have fun, relaxing plans for the weekend!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Hi, Karen! Your little girl's mom will feel so loved and hopeful with your incredible card! Peaceful, soft, feminine, and loving, your heartfelt friendship will be felt and cherished. It's gorgeous! xo

  11. Simply GORGEOUS yet again!!! So many beautiful details all touched by your good, kind, sweet heart!!! The design is amazing and I always love your signature butterflies.... they flutter with beauty from within... Have a wonderful Weekend my crafty friend! :) HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  12. Oh, my! Karen. What a delightful card full of unconditional love.
    The detail is truly amazing and full of crafting loveliness. I absolutely adore the butterflies that are leaving a trail of pearls behind them and your beautiful flower arrangement.
    Another breathtakingly stunning masterpiece.
    Have a lovely weekend my sweet crafty friend!
    Lots of love. Donna xx

  13. Wow Karen, your card is stunning ! I love all ther layers and the details you've added. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  14. Karen this is just so lovely I love all the embellishments and the design is perfect The recipient will be thrilled with this card and be given a moment of joy from her dreadful time Love and hugs Carole x

  15. Karen this is absolutely stunning! I love everything about this card. Thanks for joining the fun at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hugs Sheryl D. T. Xx

  16. WOW Karen. I so want to be like you when I grow up! LOL. I a already a huge fan of yours and projects like this just fill me with envy of your talent! Thank you so much for playing in our neighbourhood 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope you stop by to play again next week.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  17. Hi Karen,
    I am completely speechless with this Beauty! My eyes immediately went to the doily border. It is Stunning!
    I absolutely love the pretty pink butterfly..Beautiful!! The key to my heart charm adds a lovely addition to this beauty! I adore the lovely sentiment "where flower bloom so does hope". So True.......
    The flower arrangement is just Gorgeous!! The background paper from the Rose du Jardin sheet is so Elegant!! I absolutely LOVE it!! Such beautiful details my friend.
    She will love is a true BEAUTY!! I do!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and smiles...extra LOVE
    Crafting With Creative M

  18. Beautiful creations! So many details and lovely embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

  19. Hi Karen. Thanks for your lovely comments on my recent blog post. I have come to visit your blog, to see your beautiful works of art, and now I am following you too! Have a great day. Sharon x

  20. Hi, Karen! I'm back with my other hat! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! And for trying out for the GDT! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  21. Hi, Karen! I'm back with my other hat! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! And for trying out for the GDT! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  22. Wow! This is so beautiful! So glad you joined the Embellishment challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Hope you’ll join us this week for our color challenge!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  23. Oh Karen, Simply Stunning! You created the most beautiful cards....every detail just PERFECT! Another gorgeous work of art, WOW!

  24. Absolutely stunning creation! So feminine and elegant. Amazing design, die cuts and embellishments! Beautiful. Have a great week.

  25. Your card is shabby chic perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

  26. Your card is Stunning, I just love all the detail you've put into it. Beautiful!

    Hugs, Lori m

  27. Your vintage looiking card is gorgeous. Love all the lace and little butterflies. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  28. I love how lovely and delicate your card is! Those tiny yellow butterflies are just gorgeous! Love all the details you have on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #23!

  29. Oooh so many gorgeous dainty elements at play here love the delicate lace, the pearly swirls and the cute gorgeous shaker and oooh the butterflies are so beautiful
    And Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words you wrote to me means so much
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  30. Karen, this is just stunning! I love all the dainty details and the designs is just amazing! You are so incredibly sweet to put your heart and soul into creating this special card for this child's mother. I am sure she will appreciate it so much to have the comfort this card will bring her.
    Have a wonderful evening Karen,
    Sherrie K

  31. Thank you also for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 104, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon. x

  32. I actually got some tears in my eyes when I was reading this post. I can tell that you put your heart and soul into this card. All of the elements you added are there for a reason and there's a story behind them. I love this. It's a real piece of art. I believe in miracles and I will pray one will happen to this girl and her mother. Hugs! xx

  33. This is simply breathtaking in design and detail; so beautiful and romantic :-)
    Thanks for joining in our last ever challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Hugs, Kat x

  34. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing along at Lets Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT

  35. I have been staring at this for a while absorbing every detail! This is just beyond words! Every lovely detail leaves me speechless! Another AMAZING creation that you made from your heart! I pray that your prayers are answered XOXOXO

  36. Beautiful! Thanks for joining in our "Pearls or Lace" challenge at Let's Craft and Create :)


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