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Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Touch of Spring!

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! I hope you're smiling brightly on this first day of Spring. :o) (I'm pretending the piles of snow are really piles of pristine white flower petals.)

I'm posting a project today on My Craft Spot's blog using some of Kimberly's newest goodies! I thought it would be fun to use the Jar Full of Flowers and Simply Sentiments stamp sets to decorate a paper vase. :o)
The 3d vase and Double Impatiens flower are Jamie Cripps cut files from the Silhouette Online Store. For each vase panel, I fussy cut one of the gorgeous flowers from Kimberly's stamp set and centered it with a scalloped pearl. The flowers were stamped upon coordinating paper from the same Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed collection for cohesion. These papers are stunning! The colors and designs are so beautiful. Tiny trails of pearls in graduating sizes "connect" them to form a pretty little design around the vase.
Nestled beneath Buttercup crinkle ribbon is one of the lovely sentiments from the Simply Sentiments set, which is cut out with the coordinating Tiny Doilies 2 metal dies. It's a beautiful message to remind someone daily that they are being thought of (and loved). :o)
I used tonal patterned paper for the sunshiny flower for added interest, with sweet tiny flowers and scrolling leaves on each petal. The edges are inked in Scattered Straw for a touch of warmth. The leaves are embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder for texture.
Butterflies flutter along the side panels, courtesy of the Jar Full of Flowers stamp set. They have been layered, Star Dusted, and given a pearly trail of happiness to match the bottom design.
Thank you for visiting! Have a sparkly and blessed day. :o)

Challenges entered: 
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: 2d/3d Flowers)
 *Crafting from the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Decorate to Celebrate~ Spring Decorations or Birthday
 *Divas by Design~ Flower Power
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Uplifting Sentiment of at Least 5 Words
 *Make My Monday~ Butterflies
 *My Sheri Crafts~ Celebrate Spring!
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Welcome Spring with Ribbon/Trim
 *The Pink Elephant~ Lots of Layers, Ribbon, and a Pinch of Green
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Uplifting/Encouraging Sentiment


  1. This is stunning Karen. I love the design, and the way you followed the stamped design around the vase looks fantastic. Such a glorious yellow flower too, it makes me think of the sunshine, full of warmth and joy.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. WOW - I love the papers you have used for that gorgeous vase and you flower is stunning! TFS

  3. This is just Stunning!! The vase is Gorgeous and WOW!! the flower is BEAUTIFUL!! But you know I ADORE the little butterflies....LOVE!
    When my sister visits she brings me flowers because I love them.
    Any type of flower but it is important that in that bunch, I have to have a yellow one. Even when I buy flowers I always look for a yellow one.
    It is because I offer it to the lord just for being who he is.....
    Sending my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  4. Hi Karen, Oh this is stunning and what a lovely idea gorgeous flower too my favourite colour and lovely embellishments x

  5. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! What a gorgeous vase!! I love the papers!! The yellow flower looks so amazing!! I love how you embossed and inked it!! The fussy cut flowers and butterflies are perfect touches with their trails of pearls!! As always, you have created a masterpiece!! What a beautiful piece of home decor this is - a breath of spring!! Thank you so much for linking up at DTC!! I hope those piles of pristine white flower petals disappear quickly in the spring sunshine ;) Have a wonderful day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Hi Karen! I bought ALL of the 3D vases in the Silhouette store cuz I thought they were neat to create and here you are sharing an AMAZING project using those files.... LOVE, LOVE your flower and Vase.... Looks wonderful.... I guess I better get to making one now! :O)

  7. Absolutely amazing flower vase! I love how you decorated this all up with fancy papers, pretty flowers, pearls, butterflies...I could go on and on! LOVE, LOVE this! Such a wonderful table centerpiece!
    Have an awesome day!
    Sherrie K

  8. GORGEOUS! All of the beautiful touches you've added to your vase have created an amazing work of art. The papers are so pretty-LOVE! Lovely job!!!


  9. Gorgeous project, Karen! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  10. Stunning ad fabulous project Karen!! I have to visit the Silouette store again :-D
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  11. This is FABULOUS!!! LOVE your flower and the paper vase is brilliant! Amazing project! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

    Mollie's Motif

  12. Wow I just love that vase.... What a pretty design and those papers are the right choice for it.... The flower is fantastic, will have to hop by and check this out also..... Very pretty Karen, I hope you have this on your crafting desk!

  13. this is so beautiful thank you for joining the challenge at decorate to celebrate. hugs

  14. Love that vase, and the paper is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  15. Hahahahaha, thank you for such a hardy laugh this morning Karen my sweet made my day!!! I will have to envision my snow banks the same way, you are brill!! lol Your vase is amazing!!! I near bought a Silhouette yesterday only they didn't accept Paypal.. I love your fussy cut center on your big fluffy flower bursting with sunshine.I would like to take this flower , print it out a million times and paste in on every square inch of every wall in my house until there is a sign of color outside, envision that !!! lol
    Have a fantastic day my friend and please pray for Michael and I as we are both sick with a bad chest cold and I have infection elsewhere which I am fighting with antibiotics, thanks!!! Big hugs

  16. What a beautiful vase. Your flower is so pretty. Those two colors together vibrate and say sunshine. pretty cheerful vase and I am blessed to have it on my blog post.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #128 use at least a 5 word sentiment challenge, Have a blessed day, my friend
    DIANA L.

  17. I just wanted to pop over and say I hope you get to feeling better really soon! You are so sweet to stop and leave me a comment even though you are not feeling well! Hang in there my friend and get plenty of rest!
    Sherrie K

  18. What a beautiful vase and flower, this is just a perfect entry for us at Divas this week. Thanks for joining us and good luck, Jx

  19. Hi Karen, A fabulous project, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart Challenge 10. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  20. Hi Karen, Love this! Thanks for stopping by my Blog with such a lovely comment and good luck with my candy. Judy x

  21. Karen this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the teal, the paper is so beautiful, all of the wonderful details! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  22. Oh my goodness! Simply gorgeous and amazing!!!!!

  23. Karen, your vase truly is gorgeous! The rich blue of the vase itself contrasts so beautifully well with the yellow of the flower and doily. And what a gorgeous flower you've created!! Such a pretty little ribbon and bow too!

    Good for you thinking of the snow as white petals! Hope you're continuing to feel better each day. xox

  24. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Divas

  25. Karen love your 3 D project. The yellow flower is so big and beautiful !! Love the shape of the vase too.
    Dr Sonia

  26. Wonderful project! Fantastic Detail! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

  27. This is so gorgeous and so detailed. Love the base a lot and your use of DP's are wonderful. Perfect colors. We are so blessed with your wonderful project and hope you join us again in this week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share this verse with you in Luke 1:37 which says, "For no word from God will ever fail." God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  28. I absolutely love this color combination! So beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the Decorate To Celebrate Gals!

  29. Love how your flower turned out!! Lovely vase!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

  30. WOW! gorgeous:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.


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