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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

In Everything... Give Thanks

Hello, my dear friends! I hope you're having a blessed week! :o)

Today I'm excited to share my second contribution for this month's I Feel the Love Project collection. We are creating Thanksgiving cards for Chancellors Village, a fantastic senior care center. I am truly honored to be making little blessings for these lovely seniors! :o)
After one card away from using my Copics, I couldn't resist hopping right back to them! This sweetheart is Chloe, a harvest cutie pie from Elisabeth Bell. I fear these pictures aren't a completely accurate representation, as it does look nicer in person.

The middle panel is actually a pocket, to which I tucked in a sweet little tag:
I sponged Chloe a Broken China sky with a template and nestled her a top a Spellbinders Floral Ovals base. The pretty papers are from DCWV's Pumpkin Patch stack. For extra texture I doubled-up on ribbon types, using brown crinkle ribbon from my friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces and lace from Jo-Anns. I colored the white lace with Tattered Angels Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist to coordinate with the papers. The two-tone roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, selected because they are reminiscent of leaves that are changing to their exquisite Autumn hues.

The basket of apples is a Miss Kate Cuttables cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. I love the beauty of sugared fruit, so I used Core Couture cardstock for the apples. The basket is accented with silver metal brads instead of the plain circles that came with the file. The flourish of sparkling holiday love is from Zva Creative.

Lastly, the tag was created by layering a few of my favorite Spellbinders dies. The two base layers are Gold Labels Four, while the top is from the Timeless Rectangles set. Stamped in Rich Cocoa is the Thanksgiving sentiment, which is from the K Andrews Designs Scripture Sayings set. I wanted to add sparkles or texture, but the fit in the pocket was already a bit snug so I didn't want to press my luck. Thankfully the papers and fancy dies are lovely on their own. :o)

A peek inside where a couple more sugared apples await, along with a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square for my sappy message.
I hope the senior citizen who receives this card is filled with my and God's love... I did my best to pack in a bunch of it. :o) Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a sparkly day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Craft Your Passion~ Heavy Metal (Metal brads for the basket)
 *Created With Love~ Any Holiday (Thanksgiving)
 *Die Cuttin Divas~ Use Brown
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ Two By Two (Two ribbon types: crinkle and lace)
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Fall or Halloween Plus Ribbon
 *Sweet Stampin~ Autumn is Here
 *Sweet Stamps~ Fall
 *The Ribbon Girl~ Make It Sparkly
 *Twist of Faith~ Autumn Colors


  1. Such a gorgeous card Karen. You have coloured that cute image so beautifully, I adore the warm coloured papers and the pocket for the pull out tag is such a lovely design. The ribbon and flowers coordinate perfectly and the basket of sweet apples look wonderful.
    I hope you are having a good week
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous card Karen :-) the image is adorable and I love the colours and all the details, so pretty :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Beautiful card. Love the way you colored the image and the papers work so well with it. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Any Holiday Challenge!

  4. Love your color choices here, the card is beautiful and so perfect. Love all the dies, the blooms, the blings and your special touches that you did to create it.

  5. Adorable this little girl with her basket. I love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  6. OMGoodness what a cute image. I love the bright autumn colors of this card. And look at that basket of apples..just perfect! This is adorable and done so well! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge this week! --Gail, SS DT

  7. she is realy cuuuteeee and love the autumn colors on your card too..your coloring is great...and great touch of the apple basket...cute card that I have ever seen today...good luck with the challenges..

    I see your card on Make it Monday, if you like to see my blog my card is # 112, I would be so glad if you leave me some love...big hugs, Monika

  8. Oh my goodness Karen your creation is so beautiful the colouring of this adorable image is done to perfection and the layout too, as always simply gorgeous xx

  9. Oh this card is beautiful, love the colors and your coloring is fantastic. Love the way you put it all together.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Created Wit Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  10. Stunning card - fabulous papers - love the wonderful Autumnal colours and what a precious image, so beautifully coloured! TFS

  11. What a sweet card, very nice use of brown. TFS at DCD's challenge this week.

  12. Hi Karen,
    From the moment I saw this adorable card I knew it was filled with lots of love. The recipient will too! The image is soooooo SWEET! She looks a little like me,so yeah! She is adorable..LOL!
    Love the paper that you chose and the beautiful embellishments as well. The apple image is Adorable! Love the tag in a pocket. That is very Creative and SWEET! You are a TRUE blessing my friend.
    Sending you a HUGE amount of Hugs, Smiles & Love,
    your angelic friend

  13. Oh my goodness, is this ever precious my friend! Your little image reminds me of little Arya! The sweetness is written all over her face! I love the gorgeous little tag you created to pull out of the pocket you nestled behind her. The yummy basket of sparkly apples is just adorable and the beautiful flourishes just add the perfect touch to complete this masterpiece! I absolutely love your card and it is for sure going to put a big smile on someones face. It will be treasured my friend!!!!
    So BEAUTIFUL! Have a wonderful evening!
    Sherrie K

  14. Gorgeous card,love the colors and little sweetie image just stunning. Saw over at mim
    Caroline x

  15. What a beautiful creation and I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at DCD for our "use Brown" challenge.
    DCD Host & Sponsor Coordinator

  16. This is gorgeous! Love your coloring and all your details! Carri~Abusybee

  17. Heartwarming card!! Such a sweet sentiment on the tag and beautiful details. The senior hearts will be filled with joy! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith Card Challenges. We hope you join again each week -- Princess DT

  18. Gorgeous card Karen, love the image,so sweet, and fabulous colouring..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow, Chloe just jumps off the page!! You are amazing with Copics!! The coloring is out-of-this-world fabulous!! As always, all of the details are gorgeous...the basket of apples, the papers, the tag!! Everything works together perfectly to make one spectacular card!! Just absolutely sensational my dear friend!! I have been meaning to email you but I can't seem to get caught up. It's stressing me out :/ Hopefully by this weekend. I hope you are doing well and having a fabulous week!! Hugest hugs!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  20. Beautiful coloring on the image, love the basket of apples. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

  21. Wow this is a fantastic project! Love your color combinations. Thank you for share with us at
    Sweetie Hugs

  22. This is very special, both in it's execution and intent..
    I'm sure whoever gets this will be overjoyed.
    Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at Sweet Stampin'

  23. Beautiful! Love that image. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  24. This is adorable, Karen! Love how you added the bling and the image is so cute! Your coloring looks amazing and I really like the pull out tag! Hope you have a great day! :)


  25. Oh Karen this is lovely!!! Love the tag and those sparkly apples - so sweet! Everything about your card is...well, just WOW! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Twist of Faith this week. We hope to see you again week after week!

  26. Wonderfully done! Love the image and how you colored it, and especially love the little tag. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.


  27. Lovely card!! Fabby coloring...sweet digi!!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  28. Karen, how can this look even better in person? The colors are so pretty! Wow, you make fall colors look amazing!! We love this image. So sweet!! You bring her to life. We know there is going to be a big smile on someone's face when they see this!! Thank you so much Karen. You continue to crate works of art that bless others.
    We love that you are a part of this group!
    Many blessings to you.
    Cindy and Madison

  29. this is just beautiful!!! :)

    Thanks for participating in CYP challenge!

    Craft Your Passion DT

  30. an autumn explossion of splendor!

  31. This is just too pretty! love the image and the design! great coloring!


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