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Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter Love

Hello sweet friends! It has been a tough week and I apologize for my delayed visits. I will be leaving you sparkly bloggie love this weekend. ♥︎

I'm up on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, where Sandy has us playing with green. I used my favorite green papers from Pion's Easter Greetings. (I cannot stop using this collection.) This Easter card is for a mother in need of extra love. ♥︎
For my little scene, I made a pretty Easter egg hanging from a vine of colorful blossoms. The egg and its doily base are files from the Silhouette Online Store, while my greenery is Cheery Lynn Design's Mini Fanciful Flourishes. The whimsical leafy design for my background is the reverse of the Daffodil sheet. The base is the beautiful Lily of the Valley, which I covered up more than intended but still makes for a sweet border.
For the Easter egg, I layered darling green and pink polka dot papers and topped it with tiny arrangements. The greeting is from the Borders sheet, which I cut with a Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennant. A bow of Shabby Seam Binding ruffles from the top, pairing with Sunflower Pearls for my hanger. The gorgeous Lace Heart AppliquĂ© provides Easter love, which is adorned with another shabby bow and a sweet two-tone rose.
Yet again a Prima Mulberry Butterfly has landed atop one of my projects. ♥︎ They are so lovely and each pack contains a wonderful variety. For extra floral delight I set it atop a doily blossoming with two-tone Ivory/Pale Pink roses. The soft pink accents don't shop up well in my pictures, but they are my new favorite rose.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful weekend. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Time/Clock)
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Show Me Some Green
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ March Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Scrapy Land~ Think Green (Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders dies)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes


  1. Good morning dear friend Karen,
    that's so gorgeous what I see, fantastic layout with all the beautiful flowers, pearls and other decoration. I love the soft colours.
    Hope you'll have a nice and relaxing weekend.
    Hugs and blessing Petra

  2. Absolutely stunning, lovely Karen, and how sweet you are going to gift this to a mother in need of extra love. I love that about you! Mwha!

    I adore those spring like papers and how you have festooned them with your flower sprays, ribbon, trims and gorgeous Easter egg. Wow! As always, I wish I could just be one of your tiny butterflies. I would alight and stay all day! But I've got some catching up to do on your's and other blogs, so ta ta for now! HUgs!

  3. My sweetest friend, this is the most beautiful Easter card ever!! I love the soft colors and the gorgeous bouquet of flowers!! The butterfly looks amazing fluttering along the doily!! The ribbon is so beautiful and I just love the lace heart!! Gorgeous papers, too!! Every single detail is perfect!! This will definitely be treasured by the recipient!! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend my dear friend!! Thinking of you and as always, keeping you in my prayers!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Sumptuously decadent Karen and gorgeously laden with energy. Nicola x

  5. Hi Karen, Oooh this is just the prettiest creation ever and your so thoughtful to be presenting it to the lady who is in need of something at this time and l am sure this Mother will really appreciate it as anyone would it's made with lots of love as are all of your creations sending lots of of love enjoy your day xx

  6. Oh my, what a beautiful Easter Card! So many gorgeous details. I simply love those flowers and the delicate egg... Your Butterfly is fluttering off to wish the world a blessed Easter.... It's stunning as always sweet friend! I hope all is well with you & your Family. wishing you a relaxing weekend! HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. This has to be the most beautiful Easter card ever! That egg is simply stunning nestled amongst those gorgeous flowers and that pretty ribbon! The pearl accents are such a nice and elegant finishing touch! My most favorite element is that doily you tucked in with the butterfly accent! Love this card so much! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. This is the most amazing Easter card the egg is so special and a very clever idea the embellishments are perfect This will give your lady lots of happiness love and hugs Carole x

  9. Wow! This is such a gorgeous Easter card! It is so delicate and lovely! I love the colors, the embellishments that you used, just everything about this beautiful piece of art!! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!!

  10. Another gorgeous creation, my friend! So many lovely flowers, trim, and pretty papers! Love the doily and sweet butterfly! Very pretty ribbon and pearls, too! The recipient of this beauty will love it! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Wow Karen, as usual my heart is melting and I'm drooling all over myself!! I've searched everywhere for those Prima butterflies and haven't had any luck, they are just so beautiful and I love the way you use them! Gorgeous egg, wishing I had one of those machines right now because the fancy cut egg design is so gorgeous! Perfectly placed flowers, ribbon, lace, pearls...drool drool drool!! Love those Pion papers!! Just an eyeful of dreamy embellishments and luscious elements! You rock Karen! hugs. happy weekend :)

  12. The ruffled lace inlaid withe pearls, the crochet heart, with bows and so many very pretty flowers, made an outstanding Easter card. The butterfly is really cute. I like making cards and giving them and your friend will be so blessed to receive this. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
    Blessings, Carole
    Word Art Wednesday DT Member

  13. Hi, Karen! Your mom in need of Love will certainly feel cherished and loved every time she looks at your beautiful card. It's lovely with the white crocheted heart, and all those incredibly-Karen-trademarked pearls! A gorgeous garden with layers of equally gorgeous papers - truly a gift of Love, Karen.

    And now for my other hat:

    Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  14. Hi Karen,
    Stunning creation!! Love the elegant lace, heart applique and lovely pearls.
    The Mulberry paper butterflies are always a treat for me to see!! Gorgeous!
    The arrangement of flowers gives your creations a stunning look, which I absolutely adore.The Easter Greetings collection is truly beautiful. The recipient will fall in love with this beauty. I did!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  15. Karen, this is so stunning! I love the beautiful papers you've used and the gorgeous Prima butterfly is the perfect finish. The blooms and sparkly berries are so beautiful. This is sure to give that special mama a lift in her spirits. You certainly lifted mine with your gorgeous comments on my blog the other day. I was beaming from ear to ear by the time I'd finished reading! Thank you sweet friend. Love and hugs, Wends x

  16. Stunning card. Love the lace, etc. Gorgeous layers. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land challenge and can't wait to see your next card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member

  17. Stunning card love all the gorgeous layers and fabulous texture and embellishments -this is bound to bring a tear or two---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  18. Gorgeous creation - fabulous details and love all the lacy bits. TFS and Happy Easter :-)

  19. Oh wow Karen this is stunning! It's so elegant, pretty and feminine, I absolutely love it.
    I hope this week is a better one for you lovely
    Mandy xx

  20. Just popping in to wish you a beautiful Easter Karen. Hugs, Wends x

  21. What a stunning card, Karen. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so blessed to have you play along in our challenges. It means so much to me. I'd also LOVE to have you stop by my personal blog to visit me and say hello when you get a spare moment. Have a blessed week, and thanks again for joining us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. Stunning Easter card, Karen. Love all the gorgeous layers. Your floral arrangements are always so beautiful. I can stare at your card for hours just admiring each and every embellishment you've used and how you placed it. It always comes together so beautifully. And as always, I can feel the love you pour into your creations so I'm positive this mom will feel the special love you are sending her and will deeply appreciate it.
    I wish you and yours a very Happy and Blessed Easter!
    Hugs ~ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  23. Missed this in my feed somehow but visiting now.
    How gorgeous this is. Your cards and projects are always filled with beautiful creativity and glorious design elements - such a special Easter card.

  24. Karen, I drew your name in the bonus prizes draw of my candy hun. Can you private message me with your address details and I'll post your bonus candy prize out to you in the next couple of days. Hugs and congratulations! Wends x (PM me at nenny(at)gmail(dot)com) replace the items in the brackets in the email address with @ and . :)

    1. Woops, can't remember my own email! LOL. Take 2: nennyjackson(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. All I can say is WOW! The flowers are so adorable and your embellishments all came together for a beautiful card. Sorry for this delayed comment but just want to thank you for blessing us with this entry on our previous Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hope to see you back in our new Challenge. Want to share a Word from the Lord found in 1 Samuel 2:9 and it says, "He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails." Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN


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