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Friday, May 20, 2016

Love is All Around Us

Hello, sweet friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing a lovey-dovey card featuring Maja's Vintage Romance papers and Wycinanka chippies. ♥︎

This is to celebrate the unwavering love between a beautiful couple whose child is enduring a terminal disease. How I love this family. Their daughter's disease has progressed so it is on my heart to make them a box of love. ♥︎
Vintage Romance has so many gorgeous designs that I'm only now playing with the blues. They are timeless and beautiful, just like this couple's love. My focal point is the Lovely Swans chippie, which I've set upon Forget Me Not paper. For this purpose, it's reminiscent of sweet petals floating atop a pond. A few Mini Hearts flutter about. The stunning Wycinanka Sweet Dreams No. 4 Frame surrounds my little scene.
The pearly bubbles nestled around them each represent a sweet memory shared. Shabbylicious Ruffle Lace trims the bottom (waves of love ♥︎), which is lined with Pearl Garland. A Lace Heart AppliquĂ© is topped with a Seam Binding bow, while Background Hearts float up behind. Ever-blossoming love needed to tucked within every inch possible. ♥︎ My chippies are painted with white acrylic paint. The foliage within my flowers is from Tattered Lace.
The sentiment is cut from one of the pretty Vintage Romance papers, upon which a sweet Pion butterfly has landed. ♥︎ It is vital to recognize and embrace the love that surrounds them, which I'm grateful they do. As days become even harder, I pray their love continues to rise up and conquer the darkness.
The interior is filled with even more love... you can never have too much. ♥︎ Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Gals~ May Flowers
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ May Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Scrapy Land~ Lots of Layers (Tattered Lace dies)
 *Sparkles Monthly Challenge~ Animal Magic
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment

27 comments:

  1. Dear friend Karen, your card has been created wirh so much love again. You're thinking of all the people they don't feel well, that's great. I love this card design with all the fantastic flowers, laces, the wonderful papers and stunning Chipboards ***FANTASTIC***. The couple will enjoy these special present made with deep love of your heart.
    Have a relaxing weekend, many hugs and blessing Petra x

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  2. This is so pretty Karen, Thanks for hopping along with the celebration blog hop and also for entering the DL.ART May anything goes challenge. I always feel blessed when you enter your stunning projects.
    Have a wonderful blessed day my friend.

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  3. Wow!!! Karen this is breathtaking gorgeous. Love it all. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  4. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! The chipboard swans are such a beautiful focal point!! I love how they are swimming on a lake of pearls!! The layers are amazing!! Such gorgeous blooms!! As always, the details you added are just perfect!! This is spectacular, Karen, and it will mean so much to the couple who receives it!! What a blessing you are to so many people (including me!!) Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy, relaxing weekend my dearest friend!! Hopefully the weather will cooperate and it will be a sunny, warm one!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. You are amazingly selfless Karen - and that's one of the many things I truly LOVE about you! Your heart is bigger than anyone I know - you are truly a gift! Your card is absolutely stunning! So many fabulous details and the family will cherish your card! I wish only happy blessings to you and your family always sweet friend! Have a wonderful weekend! HUGS!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  6. I am always touched by the reasons for your creations and this one is no exception. Your cause is so admirable! I absolutely love the blue theme with the beautiful shape of your card! The lace along the bottom is so pretty and those swans are a picture of beauty! Every detail is so spectacular, I especially love the flowers and pearls! I hope you have a fabulous weekend my dear friend!

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  7. What a sad time for this couple. I can't even begin to image and can only send prayers for them and their daughter, that a sweet miracle takes place. In the meantime, I know that your card will show them the love that you have poured into making it. It's gorgeous, Karen ~ it's Layer upon layer of thoughfulness and love. I also wanted to thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner. We always enjoy your beautiful projects.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  8. What a lovely creation, Karen! The lovely swans for the focal point is so perfect to express the love the couple have for each other! The paper, pearls, lace and flowers are gorgeous! You are so thoughtful and caring for making such a beautiful creation for the couple during their time of sadness. Sending out prayers for them! They will surely appreciate your stunning creation! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

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  9. Wow Karen, I am completely speechless this time around! This may be one of my absolute favourites of yours!! I am so in love with how you put all these wonderful embellishments together without making the card look too busy! Wonderful paper choices, and I love the doily tucked in between the layers! The ring of pearls around your focal piece is like a dreamy river of shabby love!! Your swans are amazing and I love how you framed them and added the little hearts! This is truly a wonderful card that I could just sink right into! sending hugs :)

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  10. Such an incredible showcase featuring love, Karen. The peaceful Hues, the delicate swans, the golden gilded edges of your card, serve to remind us that love is fragile but it is also very strong. How caring of you to constantly think of all the family members when one is in during a terminal illness. It helps to remind those who are left behind that life is still a gift, and that love will always conquer the hardships we have in life, even if it is not the way we had hoped. Gorgeously done, Karen. xxoo

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  11. Karen, your beautiful comments on my blog so brightened my difficult days. I need to write more, but for tonight, I just send you a kiss and my thanks. Hugs, Wends x

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  12. Karen, I always visit your blog with such hope and love, because that is what I know I will find there! Your card with it's many gorgeous and shabby layers is full of love for this couple to share and hold onto during these extremely difficult days they are enduring! I cannot tell you how gracious and giving you are in your card and box of love you have prepared for them...may it give them comfort! Bless you!!! I can't say anything that everyone else hasn't already said about your amazing swan lake card here, except how I love those pearls and that chipboard frame which represents the lake those beautiful swans are floating on. This is just a lovely, lovely scene! Big hugs to you, and I hope your days are growing brighter!

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  13. Karen your post is beautiful. That couple will be so touched by this outpouring of love for them. You have a very special ministry. I'm in awe of you hunny and swoon each time I see one of your stunning creations, not just because they are unbelievably beautiful, but also because I know how much love you have poured into them and the care and thought that goes into their creation. Your soul sparkles my lovely friend and I feel sure that the couple you made this for will feel the love and find extra strength to help them survive these difficult days. You are a blessing to all you encounter my beautiful friend. Love and hugs, Wends x

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  14. Karen this is gorgeous my sweet fluttering friend! I love all the gorgeous detail and swans do represent peace and love. Just so beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  15. Stunning! Love all the layers and details. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner May Flowers Challenge. Lisa DT

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  16. Oh, this is absolutely stunning! (So sorry to hear about the child of this couple and so lovely of you to be encouraging them through this unbearable thing.)

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  17. Oh wow Karen your card is absolutely stunning! It's so beautifully & lovingly created & all the gorgeous details you have added make it an extra special card.
    I am so sorry to hear of your friends sick child, it's heartbreaking when anyone we care for is so ill & even more so when they are so young. I am sure they will absolutely treasure this card and will know just how much love you are sending along with it.
    Big hugs to you xxx

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  18. Oh wow! Could this be any prettier or more romantic! NO! So beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

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  19. Stunning card !Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

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  20. Stunning creation, so elegant! I love how you design from the heart! Beautiful!

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  21. Talk about laden with love!! This is beautiful Karen, as is all that you do. Happy Weekend and very best wishes to the couple and their child. Nicola x

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  22. Stunning!!! Breathtaking!!! Heartwarming!!
    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land Challenge with this beauty!
    Hugs
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  23. A stunning card as always Karen, so beautiful with gorgeous details and embellishments.
    Lorraine

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  24. A stunning card so beautiful with gorgeous details!! Thanks for playing along with Scrapy Land Challenge.

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  25. Congratulations on winning the Scrapy Land Challenge. Beautiful card and well deserved the winning. Nancy Hill, Design Team member

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  26. A stunning delightful creation. An heirloom for sure. Thanks for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges Caz DT.

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  27. This is another example of your creative work with the chippies. It's gorgeous when you pair them up like this. The swans look if poossible even more goergous inside the frame! Nice to see you working with blue as well, my favourite colour!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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