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Thursday, October 3, 2013


Happy October, my dear friends! I hope you're doing well. :o)

A new month means a new recipient of the treasured I Feel the Love Project, hosted by the sweet and talented Madison of Funky Cards. The new collection is for Chancellors Village, which is a community within the Senior Lifestyle organization. We have the privilege of creating Thanksgiving cards for their senior residents. I am truly honored to be playing a small part in celebrating this special day with them. :o) It is vital never to forget our beloved seniors and this senior care facility offers them the love and care they deserve.

My first contribution encourages and celebrates the abundance of love and blessings in their lives.
I went straight-up harvest theme for this one to engulf one of the residents in Autumn's warm glow. :o) The patterned papers are from Authentique-Thankful (the plaid), Papertrey Ink (neutral leaves on the bottom section), and from my stash (the fabric-y brown swirls).

A Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish scrolls along the corner and beside the pumpkin. I used several cuts are from the Silhouette Online Store for this card... The pumpkin is embossed with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder for texture and all three layers are popped up with foam tape for dimension. The Ornate Vintage Frame is adorned with amber sparkle and I used the offset feature to create the inner plaid layer. "Abundance" is from PPbN's Fall Words Set. The little leaves are from a Recollections punch and the Swiss Dots-embossed pinecone is from my stash...I  believe it was from the Create a Critter cartridge.

A little closer in on the focal point:
The lace and metal filigree corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The corner was originally silver, so I heat-embossed it gold to coordinate with Autumn's splendor. :o)

I hope it warms the heart of the resident who receives it. :o) Thank you for fluttering on by today!

Challenges entered:
 *'ABC' Challenge~ 3 or More Patterned Papers (The leafy paper on the bottom might look a bit washed out in the photos, unfortunately!)
 *Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party~ Anything with a Sentiment
 *Crafting By Designs~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Dream Valley~ Autumn
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Moving Along With the Times~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Pile It On~ Leaves


  1. This is so beautiful, like all your pieces The ornate flourish in the corner is so pretty and I love the how you did the pumpkin - You have inspired me to go check out the cherry Lynn designs. I love it. Have a great weekend my friend
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  2. Hi Karen, Oh this is truly beautiful the colours are gorgeous! your so talented its always lovely to visit and place my comments l learn a lot from you take care xx

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  5. Such a beautiful card Karen. I love the way you have framed that fantastic pumpkin. The colours and patterns are wonderful. Your attention to detail is such a joy to see and I am sure your card will warm the heart of it's recipient.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you create with your new Marianne Design Dies when they arrive!
    Wishing you a happy weekend my kind and talented friend
    hugs Sue xx

  6. So beautiful! And the colours realy reminds me about fall- so nice. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

  7. Gorgeous Thanksgiving card. Thanks for sharing with us at make It Monday this week.

  8. So pretty! Love those colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything with a sentiment“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  9. Beautiful card, love the color choices and pretty details surrounding your card....

  10. This is GORGEOUS my friend! What a beautiful design. the colors are so fabulous-definitely screams "Autumn"! I love the beautiful lace, filigree corners and the amazing pumpkin:) GREAT detail as always!
    Love it Karen!
    Have a super wknd!
    Sherrie K

  11. This is such a great autumn card - I discovered it on MIM. The pumpkin sits beautifully inside that gorgeous die cut frame, and the sentiment is a great decorative element as well! Beautiful!

  12. Hi this is pretty!! Great LO!!! Hey congrats on winning EBells newest Digi..yeah!!! Excited to see what you create with her:)

  13. Oh my goodness - this is absolutely stunning. So elegant and love love the die cuts you have used. Fabulous colours/papers and love the sentiment! TFS

  14. Your card is gorgeous. Those dies are so intricate and beautiful. Saw your beautiful creation on MIM.

  15. Simply stunning! Really, really beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :)

  16. Wow! So stunning. We love the sentiment and the way you designed around it. Madison and I both had the same reaction when we saw your card! We just love your work so much and are so blessed to have you as part of the I Feel the Love Project. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. Have a fabulous and blessed Sunday.
    Cindy and Madison

  17. Hi Sweet girl....I saw this beauty and had to rush over! How are you? I hope fabulous! Your card is beautiful as are ALL of them :)
    So lovely Karen!
    Have a terrific day!

  18. This is wonderful, thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT.

    Kelly x

  19. Oh wow, this is truly stunning, my sweetest friend!! What an elegant, gorgeous card!! As always, your attention to detail is spectacular!! I love how the flourish flows from the A in abundance - so clever and beautiful!! The dimension to the pumpkin is just fabulous!! I have a hard time with fall/harvest cards - you have done an amazing job, as always!! Another card that will make someone's day!! It's truly beautiful!! Have a wonderful Tuesday my dear friend!! Huge hugs!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  20. Hi Karen,
    Well this is just STUNNING! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    The elegant lace is Beautiful! Love the dimension on the pumpkin...FABULOUS! LOVE the BEAUTIFUL Ornate Vintage Frame. I am going to work on my cards this weekend for this month's recipients. Thank you for such a beautiful inspiration.
    As ALWAYS my friend.
    Sending my Hugs, Smiles & Love to you Always,
    your angelic friend

  21. Such a beautiful card, Karen! The embossing looks great on the pumpkin and I love the lace trim! I really like the papers you used too! :)


  22. Such a pretty and ornate card! love it!


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