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Friday, July 20, 2012

Wishing You a Beautiful Day

Happy Friday, my sweet friends! I hope everyone had a lovely week! :o)

A quick post today to share my new card that was such a joy to create. :o) I had never used so much blue in one non-winter project, but these papers and ribbon were calling to me!
The interior, finished off to coordinate with the front:
I was inspired by colors for this project, wishing to make a 'just because' card that was summery, peaceful, girly, and filled with nature's beauty. :o) I normally gravitate to pinks wish that type of wish list, so it was fun to embrace a less-used color palette. The sweetheart is Little Rapunzel from Elisabeth Bell's digital collection, colored with Copics. Every time I tried to add pearls and corner decor, it felt a bit out of place. I guess this card is meant to be a touch on the simpler side.

I won the gorgeous satin ribbon from my dear friend Sherrie of Sherrie Scraps with Passion and it looks like it was made for this paper. Color me happy! :o) The Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are covered in Sparkle Shimmer Spritz. Although not a trace translated into the photograph, it is such an elegant shimmer in person. It is one of my favorite Copic cards and I hope the recipient feels the sunshiny love and happiness that went into it. :o)
Challenges entered:
 * Crafts and Me~ Ribbon and a Bow
 * Divas by Design~ Anything Goes
 * Jackson's Digital Expressions~ Anything Goes with a color media
 * Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 * Papertake Weekly~ All Things Girlie
 * The Ribbon Girl~ Color Challenge: Aqua, Blue, and Terracota. My sky is aqua, although sadly it appears a bit washed out in the pictures.
 * Simon Says Stamp and Show~ No Rules!
 * Whimsy Stamps~ Punches and Edgers

Thank you for fluttering on by! If all goes as planned, I'll be back tomorrow with a sweet little treat. Have a sparkly day, my crafty friends! :o)

Key Recipe Components:
 * Spellbinders Nestabilities: Fleur de Lis Squares
 * Paper: Core'dinations, K and Company Watercolor Bouquet, Papertrey Ink
 * Sentiment stamp: Whimsical Designs~ Whimsical Fun, Volume 1
 * Image stamp: Elisabeth Bell~ Little Rapunzel
 * Copics: E000, E00 (skin); E23, E25, E31, E50 (hair); YR000, YR01 (shirt and shawl); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jeans); YG17, YG23, G28 (grass)
 * Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
 * Border punch: Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge
 * Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass (for the sky), Walnut Stain


  1. This is really lovely with its rich colors and beautiful coloring. Came over from MIM. NancyD

  2. This is really stunning Karen. The image so pretty and you have coloured her beautifully. I love the shades of blue, the gorgeous frame and the ribbon is perfect

    I hope you have a good weekend

  3. Stunning Karen~ all the blues are just gorgeous on your card, love those papers, those heart dies are must to have the image is colored up so beautiful, oooh lucky you in winning those ribbon, very pretty! The entire layout is amazing....
    Enjoy your Friday!

  4. Sweet her blue jeans! Caught you on MIM. Pat K.x

  5. This.IS.GORGEOUS! You will definitely need to pop by my blog Sunday night for a surprise! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  6. The blues are so pretty, they complement each other beautifully. i love how the darker blue is peeking through the little hearts..whoever receives this is definitely going to feel all the love you have put into making this and feel blessed by receiving it.. Have a wonderful week end my friend... Hugs

  7. This is a stunning creation, x

  8. Oh Karen, you did it again! So stunning and beautiful!!! I love the sweet image and the awesome cluster of flowers:) So pretty and love your pretty satin ribbon! Your card is fabulous!
    Sherrie K

  9. Your shades of blue are gorgeous. Thanks for joining our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  10. Karen my love, this is another beautiful card. Your copic skills are amazing. I love the paper choices you made too, I always love your choices. Thank you Love for your recent visit too, I love hearing from you. You always pick me up.

    Hugs, Pam

  11. I knew this would lift my tired spirits and it so did!! This is AMAZING, my sweet friend!! Your coloring is out of this world fabulous!! She just pops right off the page!! All of the elements you used, from the gorgeous paper to the beautiful border to one of my favorite Spellbinders dies...everything is simply stunning!! Whoever is lucky enough to get this card will treasure it!! Another masterpiece in a long, long line of them :) Have a wonderful, happy weekend my dear friend!! HUGS!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. This is adorable! I love the flowers and that ribbon! The inside of the card looks just as beautiful as the outside! I love how you put the dark blue paper underneath the heart punch! So pretty! :)


  13. Hi Karen, I saw you on MIM. This is a lovely card...I use blue in my cards lots so I do have a real love of this colour. The satin ribbon finished it off beautifully,
    Jane x

  14. Karen, this is just Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  15. Beautiful card! Love it, great entry to the ribbon girl challenge :)

  16. Stunning card! Love all the blue, the colouring and the clouds, and those gorgeous flowers. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


    *hides it forever and refuses to let you give it away cause I love it wayyyyyyyy too much* TEE HEE!

    OMJ!!! This card just has it all, Sunshine. Perfect colouring, perfect paper, perfect flowers, perfect ribbon, perfect sparkles and perfect heart who made it all come to be. *squishers you silly* I love this blue combination something fierce, sis. I simply can't stop staring at it. It is just outrageously gorgeous!!!

    Know what? I can see my precious Sunshine's heart glowing in every single inch of this card. It is just dazzling with your sparkling love, sis. I am so proud of you I can't stop bouncing! SQUEEEEEEE!!!

    *is beyond jealous of whoever is going to get this card* OMJ!!! I LOVE IT!!! *hides it in a safe so you simply can't send it away ever* TEE HEE HEE!


    *forever hugglers for my sweetest sis who makes each and every single one of our days the most BEAUTIFUL ever with all the love she gives*
    ~~~ Christina :) (aka the girl who sneaky hid your card and refuses to ever give it back) WHEEEEEEEE!!! *hides it behind an orange gatorade cause I can* *wink, wink* ;)

  18. Wow!! What an awesome card Karen!! Your coloring is fantastic!! I love this image and all the wonderful embellishments!! I am in awe!! Saw this on MIM. So glad I stopped by. Would love for you to check out my entries at 205 and 264. Have a super day!! Hugs, Gloria

    Visit my blog. I would love more followers.

  19. This is a beautiful card karen! I love the richness of your coloring and the layout works wonderfully with this image.


  20. This is truly gorgeous. Love your colour palette and design with the punch, dies, flowers and bow. Awsome colouring. Saw you on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

  21. Saw your card on MIM and just wanting to say its gorgeous and best of luck in the challenge. Jox

  22. I think the blues are just fabulous. This is among my favorite images and you have showcased it perfectly! Thanks so much for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  23. Wow how gorgeous is this card! Just love all about it!!!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  24. WOW so beautiful it the image and how you have framed it
    Thank You for your kind words on my blog and the info about MS punches.In India they are so much more expensive as we have to buy it from a seller who imports it and I was super disappointed! Your words were so soothing
    Thank You dear friend!

  25. Gorgeous card, love the colours and stunning image
    Thanks for joining us at Divas
    Kat x

  26. Beautiful card, such an adorable image.

    Thank for joining us for our Punches and Edges challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Whimsy Digi DT

  27. What a beautiful card - the colours are gorgeous - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

  28. What a lovely card. The paper coordination and colour selection are just wonderful. Thank you for sharing your card with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

  29. Beautiful card! Great image and he colors are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

  30. *sneakers in and leaves behind a trail of super sparklie squishies everywhere in your gorgeous bloggy cause I can* WHEEEEE!!!

    Know what? I LOVE YOU!!! Know what else? Me need to huggler this card again because I love it something fierce. TEE HEE!

    "And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation' ". Mark 16:15

    Truly Sunshine, you are a chosen one. Your selfless love and giving spirit are unlike any other. God bless you delivering God's message of hope and love to so many every single day through your gorgeous heart. Always know just how special you are always in His eyes.

    *forever sparkling sunshiny squishies*
    ~~~ Christina :)


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