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Friday, May 1, 2015

Sweet Inspiration at Live & Love Crafts!

Happy Friday, dear friends! Thank you for the lovely words about my new crafty adventure. I appreciate your kindness and encouragement, which only added to my excitement. :o)

Speaking of which, today begins a new monthly challenge at Live & Love Crafts and it's a sweet one! The photo inspiration is at the bottom of my post. We would love to have you join us! :o)

The sweet collage is filled with ice cream, which I paired with Maja Design's newest paper collection: Vintage Baby. This line is as versatile as it is lovely!
My card was made for an inspiring mother who is enduring the unfathomable heartache of watching her baby girl fight a terminal disease. I have been following her journey (and praying mightily for the miracle needed)... and you all know how this always ends up: my heart needed to create for her.
Treats lift a downcast heart, right? This challenge inspired me to send her sweetness. She's receiving a triple-scoop of kindness, sprinkled with healing love. All of the card front DP is from Vintage Baby, which worked perfectly for my confection. My cherry on top is one of Sandy's newest goodies: beaded pomegranate apples! This time I used the beautiful Wine Pudding shade.
Wild Orchid Crafts roses and sweetheart blossoms in white, baby blue, and lilac form my bouquet, to which pearl stamens are nestled within. They sit atop Cheery Lynn Design's Mini Fanciful Flourishes. Also tucked within the Madeleine lace-trimmed pocket is extra love, courtesy of Cheery Lynn's Two of Hearts. A flatback pearl flower centers my triple bow.

A La La Land Crafts Heart Banner flutters about, which I've layered in blue and pink plaids. My card base was created with Cheery Lynn's Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frames, one of my favorites. The interior is a gorgeous design from Maja's Vintage Spring Basics line.
I hope this fills her heart with sweet love, knowing God and I are always here for her. :o) Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful weekend!

Photo inspiration for our challenge:
Playing along with the following fun challenges:
 *Cheery Lynn Designs~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ May Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Inspiration Destination~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


  1. Gorgeous Karen!! I just love the elements that you pulled from the mood board and your colours are so soft and wonderful!! Love the little banner with the hearts and that fancy base with the intricate edging is such an eye-catcher!! Another dreamy card that makes me say ooh and aah! hugs :)

  2. Karen, your card is beautiful. That banner- Gorgeous! The colors- Fabulous! Your loving heart shines through in all the amazing projects you create. Thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. And thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD.
    Cindy TTCRD

  3. Super sweet very lovely!! I love everything about it!! Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! Good luck!

  4. Oh, your card is so beautiful and sweet, Karen! I love the banner and ice cream with cherry on top! Lovely paper, flowers, and gorgeous bow! I'm sure the recipient of this card will be thrilled with such a beauty! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!:-)

  5. This is such a beautiful and special card Karen. The soft coloured papers are so pretty and delicate, I love your triple-scoop ice-cream and all your detailing is gorgeous.
    Thank you again for your kind and supportive comments, you are such a caring and talented friend.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. What a GORGEOUS card Karen! I love the soft colors, pretty pattern paper and yummy ice cream! The banner is so sweet with the hearts and flowers:) It is incredibly beautiful! As always, love the details!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
    Sherrie k

  7. Look at you! New Challenge and you never disappoint me on how AMAZING it is!!! Its so pretty with the soft subtle colors along with the abundance of flowers.... Of course with the adage of lace & ribbon... Simply mesmerizing to look at.... You can just feel all the love you put into it... :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  8. Oh my such beauty with all the beautiful roses and other embellishments. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.


  9. This is so sweet. I love the scoops I just downloaded those last night and would have never thought to do what you did with them as a baby card - how beautiful and what a blessing this card is going to be for them. I am so glad to see you back posting and getting in the challenges and on design teams.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  10. Very pretty card with such very pretty details

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  11. My sweetest friend, this is so yummy and absolutely gorgeous!! I love those pretty papers!! As always, the details you add are just perfect!! I love the "cherry" on top of the ice cream!! The flowers, ribbon, lace...everything is amazing!! This will definitely bring comfort to the recipient!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy weekend my dear friend!! Huge Saturday hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Such a sweet card with all of those gorgeous papers! The ice cream is just delightful along with the beautiful flowers! The banner in the corner is another fun element! This will certainly bring a smile to the recipients face! Loving all of your creations and so happy to see you back in the crafty world!

  13. Karen, what a sweet card, love that combination of dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  14. Such a cute card, cute sentiment and I love the cherry on top! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  15. H Karen,
    I absolutely love what you said "She's receiving a triple-scoop of kindness, sprinkled with healing love".
    That is the most sweetest thing that I have ever heard. The sentiment is just Precious and I absolutely adore the ice cream cone! I am amazed with the beaded pomegranate apples! AWESOME!
    The roses and blossoms on the bouquet are BEAUTIFUL!
    I will fill the recipients heart with joy and love my friend!!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  16. First of all, congratulations on the Design Team appointment to LLC, Karen!! They are SO lucky to have you on board! Your ice cream collage here has me whistling for the Mister to take me downtown! I don't think I will find anything this delicious in the store, however! I love the patterns and the pretties and how you have showcased your cone so wonderfully and topped it with a sparkly cherry!! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Hi, Karen! So good to see your incredible design! I always forget to use patterned papers - your paper piecing is gorgeous - the card is beautiful - the design is so fun! I love it! hugs, de

  18. Stunning as always! Beautiful layers,papers and embellishments! TFS and have a wonderful week.

  19. What a cute card.Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and hope to se you again in our next challenge// Zora DT

  20. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful Karen, I love all the details :o)

  21. This is so beautiful, I love the scoops of ice-cream in those gorgeous, soft shades! So moved to read the story behind the creation and I'm sure it will be very much appreciated.

  22. That is a gorgeous collage Karen and lovely story.

    Hugs Diane

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  24. Karen I love every little detail of this! The papers, the card base, the gorgeous flowers, the ice cream.... It is just lovely and sweet. I'm sure it will help to lift the mother's spirits. Beautifully done my friend!!

  25. Your card is so Beautiful Karen! The papers are so pretty, love the gorgeous cluster of flowers. You have such a fabulous eye for detail. I always enjoy my visit......thank you for sharing!

  26. Such a sweet card and a great take on this month's challenge theme. The ice cream scoops are so cute, and how clever to use the pomegranate as a cherry. :-) I can see you have a new favourite lace; I also love this one for it's shabbiness! Always been very fond of the lalaland heart banner die, and after having seen your card I coudln't resist anymore, and has placed an order for it. :-) Have a great weekend and many thanks for your inspiring work.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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