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Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Splash of Love: I Feel the Love

Happy Thursday, my crafty friends! I hope you're having a marvelous week! :o)

After a couple of Copic projects, I switched gears to make a card for a sweet 2-year-old named Ashley. As you know, I have already posted two cards this month for Madison's inspirational I Feel the Love Project... one for the severely injured Brandon (found HERE) and one for his mother (found HERE). After reading about their life-changing tragic car accident, I committed myself to a card for each of the immediate family members. That includes Brandon's precious little sister, who I am told misses him dearly. Let us continue to pray for this entire family who is enduring so much heart-wrenching struggle, both emotionally and physically.

I wanted to send little Ashley a splash of love: 
The interior, consisting of a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle. (The card is actually level, but the backdrop curve was messing with me as I rushed around. Hehe.)
I thought it would be cute for both kiddos to have wobbly cards, so I put the Create a Critter whale on an Action Wobble. She is wiggling about, splashing love upon all of Ashley's family. I used a cute Peachy Keen face for some added character and fun Bo Bunny tonal-pink polka dotted paper for her accents, including the splashing hearts. (I used Glossy Accents to make water droplets amidst the hearts.) Every girl whale needs a bow, so she has one made with blossom trendy twine from My Craft Spot. To appear as a set, I used the same blue polka dot background that I used for Brandon's train card. The sparkly Core Couture water is embossed for some wave-like texture.

The sentiment is a combination of Classic Font (a and of) and Create a Critter. I used the blue and pink dot papers to coordinate with the card design. The blue did not stand out well enough, so I inked over it with Tim Holtz Faded Jeans. The card base and sparkly frame are from Elegant Edges, which I chose since it reminds me a bit of bubbles. I hope she likes her wiggly whale card. :o)

Seeing as Ashley is merely two, this card is very much for their mother. A mother who will be so appreciative of the box of blessings she will soon receive from Madison. The waves are topped with sparkling hearts because with each storm that churns in our lives, God's love triumphs. The hearts are not embossed to symbolize peace.. stormy swirls will not unsettle us when we place our trust in God's hands. Not always easy, but always essential. :o)

Thank you for visiting me today, my friends! I wish you a beautiful day of love and blessings. :o)

Key Recipe Components:
 * Cricut cartridges: Classic Font, Create a Critter, Elegant Edges
 * Cuttlebug embossing folder: D'vine Swirls
 * Spellbinders Nestabilities: Picot Edge Circles
 * Peachy Keen Critter Faces (Medium)
 * Paper: Bo Bunny, Core'dinations, DCWV, Papertrey Ink
 * Twine: My Craft Spot (Blossom)
 * Miscellaneous: Glossy Accents


  1. Such a lovely card! I am sure it will bring a smile to that little girl's face. I really need to get that Crittwr Cart has been sitting sealed in my case since Christmas :-(

  2. What an adorable card!By adding the wobble it just made it a perfect card!!!

  3. Oh Karen, this is just way too cute.. i so love it.. You are such an inspiration.. love love this. hugs from ukiah

  4. Your card certainly is a splash of love! It is so super sweet and I just love your precious little whale! The cute little trendy twine bow and adorable face is just perfect to put a smile on her face!! I love the embossing also as it adds great dimension:) This is just darling my friend and I am sure it will put a smile on her face!!!
    Sherrie K

  5. This is adorable, Karen! That sentiment and the face on the whale is so cute! Love how you put him on an action wobble too. Really good idea to use hearts and Glossy Accents for the water! I'm sure this card will brighten Ashley's Day! :)


  6. What a whale of a card for Ashley... And I'm sure this will lighten her up a bit......You are so generous in heart Karen....
    Enjoy your day~

  7. Hi Karen, Oh this is just so cute and what a lovely thought so beautifully created:)x

  8. Hi Karen, How are you? I hope all is well. So sorry I haven't been by, so busy trying to catch up! Your card is just adorable! I love the layered look! I'm sure she will love the card and put a great big smile on her face.
    Have a SUPER day!

  9. Karen!!! This is super cute. I need to get more Action Wobbles. I love this. You are so creative!! The entire family will love their cards. I wish you could come to my house and craft with me!! That would be amazing. Thank you again for all that you do. God Bless you!!

  10. SQUEEE!!! Is that a super adorable beyond huggable mega precious little whaley poo I see?! TEE HEE HEE! *squisher huggles her all up*

    OMJ!!! She is sooooooooooo adorable, sis! Just look at her bursting out happy splashy bursts of joy and love for Ashley! Gosh sis...I just totally and completely adore this card. It is the most squishable whale I have ever seen! Just look at her irresistable little face! *needs to huggler her more* Ashley won't ever put this card down when she sees it, Sunshine. It will be the most amazing present she could ever hope for. I would give anything to be able to watch her as she makes it wobble for the first time! WHEEEEEEEE!!!

    God bless you my sweetest sis for making one extra special little girl sooooooo incredibly happy with this most sparkling gift. Your love is more healing to this family than you will ever know, Sunshine. We are all sooooooooo crazy proud of you!!!


    *forever sparkling whale-sized squishies* WHEEE!!!
    ~~~Christina :)

  11. My sweet friend, this is just amazing!! The whale is adorable...I love her bow!! How fun that she is on a wobble!! And how creative to use glossy accents for the water!! Everything you do is creative and beautiful and full of so much heart!! This will definitely bring a smile to Ashley's face :)

    I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! It's rainy and chilly here today...I'm hoping it warms up tomorrow :)

    Big hugs!! Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Ohhh, this is darling! What an adorable whale and I love the little heart-topped waves. And those splashes (I couldn't resist!!) of pink are just perfect on your card! What a sweet little twine bow to finish things off as well!
    Karen, your heart is one I admire. You are so good to create these cards for strangers each month - and then go above and beyond the initial call for action. You are an incredible blessing to others. I know, as my life is blessed for having you in it.


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