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Friday, October 23, 2015

Snow Globe Christmas Card

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today. I'm sharing a creation made with Pion Design's newest collection Glistening Season, which celebrates winter's beauty.

The papers are so gorgeous that I envisioned them as a snow globe card. ♥︎
This Christmas card serves a special purpose, as I am hopeful it will bring peace. On Wednesday of this week, the loveliest little girl I have ever encountered lost her battle to a ruthless fatal disease. She celebrated her 4th birthday in August. I remain shattered, but am trying to help her parents the best I can as our dear Father speaks through me. She will forever inspire. ♥︎

The image within the snow globe cut file is my new favorite church from Pion, titled Coming Home. It was cut out with a Spellbinders standard circle and is encircled with Sunflower Pearl Trim, as it also works beautifully as snowflakes. Each one is snipped from the trim and placed individually. The curve is a bit too steep for it to obey my crafty wishes. ;)
The scene at the base is another magical wonderland from the collection, bordered by a Flatback Pearl String and Pearl Lace with Beads. Cheery Lynn snowflakes and a Die-Namics Flourish wintry breeze are centered with garnet and crystalline rhinestones for Christmas sparkle. Shabby Jingle Bells center my bow and secure the golden heat-embossed My Craft Spot sentiment (no longer produced). It is stamped upon polka dotted vellum for snowiness.
An angled photograph to show the pretty snowfall that I carried inside, which is from Peacefulness. The card base was made with Pion's Palette (Blue III).

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful weekend.♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *52 Christmas Card Throwdown~ The Wild Woods
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: CYO Autumn)
 *Bunny Zoe's Crafts~ Shabby Chic Christmas
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Ribbons and/or Flourishes 
 *DL. Art Thankful Thursday~ October Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Merry Monday~ Frame It (image framed in pearly snowflakes
 *Papertake Weekly~ All About the Base
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Embossing (heat-embossed sentiment; Cheery Lynn, Die-Namics, Spellbinders dies)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Wrap it Up (trims wrapped up and snow globe wrapped in pearl snowflakes)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment


  1. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news Karen, sending you prayers and hugs.
    You have created the most beautiful shaped Christmas card here, such a wonderful way to showcase those pretty papers. I love your design and snowy details.
    Take care my friend.

  2. Hi Karen,......So sorry to hear your sad news l too am sending lots of love and my thoughts are with you and the little girls family such a tragic loss to you both..........your card Karen is as always so beautifully presented having used such gorgeous goodies and the style is remarkable too take care lots of love Sandra H xx

  3. Hello Karen and thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such sweet words, I'm very new at blogging and each word left there for me, simply warms my heart.
    It's so sad to hear about the loss of this sweet little girl, I can't imagine the pain her family is enduring. Your card will surely bring them some comfort and peace, the little scene inside the snow globe speaks of the Love and hope Christmas bring to the world.
    Thank you again and I hope you come back soon.
    Sending hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. What a stunning and super gorgeous creation my much to look at and admire...I always drool over the lace and pearls you use!!
    Dr Sonia

  5. Hi, Karen. What a pleasure to begin my birthday morning seeing your beautiful creation. I'm so sorry to hear about the dear little 4 year old girl. But grateful she experienced your loving touch and prayers. Your snow globe card is amazing. I love those papers - you are so right to say they are gorgeous! WOW - and so versatile, too. Thank you for showing all the products used, and describing how you made this incredible card.

    Now for my other hat: Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  6. What an amazing card!! Losing a loved one st such a young age is such a tragedy. My sympathies to you ant the family. Thank you for sharing your card.

  7. Stunning card, just so gorgeous and so many different things to look at. Beautiful, hugs, Lori m

  8. Oh my goodness - this is exquisite!! I love the fabulous image of the church and all your added embellishments! TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

  9. What a pretty snow globe make Karen! Love the pretty details you designed it with. That recipient will love having it, I know I would...LOL!

  10. My sweetest friend, this is the most gorgeous snow globe ever!! I am so, so sorry that sweet little girl lost her fight, but she is now in God's hands. This will bring such comfort to her grieving family. The details are incredible!! The papers are so beautiful and you showcased them perfectly!! The church scene is stunning!! I love the pearls and lace you used!! It frames the globe perfectly!! This is absolutely spectacular my dear friend and it will truly be treasured!! I'm so happy you played along at Scrapy Land!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Thinking of you!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this sweet angel. The love you have put into your beautiful card will assist in bringing this family some comfort! Your snow globe is the prettiest one I have ever seen, every details is just stunning! The papers are beautiful and all of the lace is accented perfectly with the pearls! Such an amazing creation! I hope you are doing well my friend, I appreciate your sweet comments on my blog on FB page! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. C'est une merveilleuse création Karen, une beauté pour les yeux, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

  13. Stunning what a gorgeous snow globe card. This is the most elegant snowglobe ever I love all the attention to detail you have taken. I am so sorry for the loss the parents of the little girl have to endure. Your new favorite image is perfect for this child "coming home" I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  14. A stunning snow globe Karen. Love the gorgeous image and the pearl flowers look fabulous. The red gems add such a beautiful finish. Truly stunning.

    I am so sorry to see such a precious little lady lost her fight. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  15. Hello, Karen.
    I am thinking of you at this very sad time. Losing a child has to be the most painful experiences one can ever imagine.
    Your snow globe is filled with festive cheer and crafting loveliness. The scene that you have bought to life with the new Pion Glistening season papers looks absolutely stunning and so very peaceful.
    Your attention to detail with your choice of embellishments that you have incorporated into this treasured masterpiece is glorious.
    May your beautiful work of art bring love and peace to the grieving family.
    Sending lots of hugs and love your way my sweet and talented friend. Lots of love, Donna xx

  16. Love the shaped card and gorgeous winter scene. So many lovely details on the card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    So sorry for your loss too xx

  17. So sorry for the loss of this little girl~my heart hurts for you and her family Karen. Your snow globe card is so beautiful and has such a peaceful feel. The church is just gorgeous and I love the sunflower pearl trim that surrounds this scene. All the details are just fabulous Karen and I have no doubt this will bring comfort to the recipient.
    Thinking of you,
    Sherrie K

  18. You are such a talented artist- this is stunning and elegant creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  19. It's me again- You are such a thoughtful person- wonderful card for a wonderful purpose. Thanks for sharing at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

  20. Love the pearl lace around the scene and the snowy die cut swirl is fab too. :)

  21. I am so happy to be visiting your blog today! What an amazing and gorgeous creation! Sorry I have been missing it has been hard to keep up with it all. I can't wait to scroll and catch up on your lovely creations that always inspire me and make me happy! What you do to help families that are struggling and battling as their children fight for their lives..... I can't even imagine how hard it is to experience such a loss. By sharing your handmade creations filled with so much love I know has to bring comfort. Take care my friend and hugs!

  22. Karen, what an amazing card. It is breathtaking! Love the work that you put into it.

  23. Wow, your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  24. Absolutely breathtaking card Karen! The way you incorporate embellishments and put together your projects is simply superb! Thank you for the inspiration and for bringing such joy to the world with your creations!
    Also thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapy Land :)

  25. This is the most beautiful snow globe card I have ever seen. I love everything about it and keep going back for one more look. So sorry to hear about the loss of that little girl who meant so much to you. As a mom, I can't begin to imagine the grief that her parents are going through. I believe that your card will be very well received as it clearly portrays your feelings. I just came upon your blog through the Crafty Gals Corner challenge blog. Thank you for joining us this week. I am your newest follower and also subscribed by email. Can't wait to see all your future beautiful creations. Thank you so much for sharing your card. I wish you and her family God's Blessings and comfort.
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  26. So pretty! So many details to admire. Love it Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wrap it Up Wednesday Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  27. Brilliant this is amazing I love this snow globe shape and your perfect image and embellishments its fab love and hugs Carole x

  28. Hi Karen,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this precious angel and please know that she is resting in our lord's arms.My sincere thoughts, prayers, and hugs go to out to the family as well as to you.
    The snow globe shape card is stunning, elegant and simply beautiful. I absolutely love the snow scene and pretty pearls. I absolutely adore the Glistening Season collection.
    Absolutely Beautiful my friend!!!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs, comfort and prayers
    P.S. you are always in my heart..
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  29. Hi Karen! Sorry I haven't been by sooner... its been crazy busy around here... As I tried to get organized before my son left for Boot camp, plus I started a new job... So I've been running around with my head cut off (so to speak)! But I'm finally hear and I read your news... I'm so sorry for the loss of a beautiful little angel.... I'm sending thoughts & Prayers to the family and you... I know how much these wonderful children mean to you... Just so heart breaking... Your Snow globe is amazingly stunning! Such a Beautiful scene along with that lovely ribbon & trim.... those pearls look fabulous along side those wonderful bells that scream Christmas Blessings! The add touch of those gorgeous Red Gems make the card POP with joy & excitement for the upcoming Holiday season! Always an inspiration to come here and see your lovely creations! :) Have a wonderful Day! :)


  30. absolutely stunning snow globe, you made it really great!!! Thank you for taking part in Scrapyland challenge

  31. I love your snow globe card! It is amazing! I love all the pearls and the sweet bow with the frosted jingle bells! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #28!

  32. It's a beautiful card, Karen, and I'm sure it lifted the family's spirits if even just for a short moment. And you must have the patience of an angel, cutting off those flowers and gluing them on one by one. :-)

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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