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Friday, March 11, 2016

Spring Fairies

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. Thank you SO much for the encouragement on my scrapbook layout... I am grateful! If I hadn't been sick all week I would have a page today, as I'm anxious to make another. :o)

I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, showcasing Pion's gorgeous Easter Greetings. I am enamored with this collection. ♥︎
I made an Easter card for a sweet family, bursting in soft springtime beauty. This will be included in Anna's box of love, as I like to include a tiny blessing for the family of the battling individuals for whom I create. Since it'll be near Easter when this arrives, I thought her sisters and mother would enjoy a whimsical card as we celebrate our Lord's Resurrection.
The darling image is from the Spring Fairies sheet, which I've surrounded with Wild Orchid Crafts blossoms and a stunning Prima mulberry butterfly. The beautiful dies are from Joy! Crafts Frame and Contents set, a gift from a treasured friend. Milled Lavender distress ink highlights the embossing. Magnolia Heart Swirls provide leafy love. Lace Coco runs down the side for softness, while a resin Melissa Frances Garnish AppliquĂ© accents the top.
The interior is lined with one of the pretty striped patterns and the sentiment was cut from the Borders sheet with a Spellbinders die. Easter Greetings has quickly become an all-time favorite. ♥︎ Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a beautiful day. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *C.R.A.F.T.~ Easter/Spring
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ All About the Girls
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (I used Magnolia and Spellbinders dies)


  1. I'm so sorry to hear you've been under the weather sweet friend - I hope it's almost gone and you start dancing around soon! HUGS! Your card is stunning as always! What a beautiful image you chose.. Your paper choices are always a perfect match and that bouquet of beautiful Springtime flowers are simply lovely! I adore your signature butterflies and this just makes my heart happy! Blessings to you and this wonderful family! Have a great weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. I hope you are feeling much better as you read this and on the mend now. You always produce such stunning cards that I'm afraid I sound rather repetitive in my comments but 'stunning' is the only word I can think of to describe your beautiful creations. They are full of gorgeous details and design elements and the love with which they were created shines through in each one.
    Take care,

  3. I am just always so mesmerized when I visit your blog. Scrolling up and down, taking it all in and trying to remember all the beautiful products you used so I can fill up a shopping cart with all things Karen!! What a beauty this is! Of course, I just love the Pion papers you used, and that fancy frame works so perfectly! I think I need to stock up on some flowers because your arrangements are always so dreamy!! You are such an inspiration my friend! hugs :)

  4. Back and forth, I have to keep looking at each photo, and each tiny element, Karen. Many religions utilize prayer beads, with their fingers moving across the beads so that their hands match their hearts in praying. I see your fingers doing the same, but in creating these artful and prayerful reminders that people can see, smell and feel time-after-time, and be reminded that someone special is remembering THEM as someone special, too.

    Those prima butterflies are incredibly cute with the wire and beads! The resin embellishments are gorgeous, too! The papers - what can I say? Every tiny element together breathes Life and Beauty!

    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}

  5. Oh dear Karen, your card is simply breathtaking!!! You have such a wonderful way of putting those embellishments and dies together! What a joy it is to stop by your blog and marvel at your work! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. My sweetest friend, what an absolutely stunning card this is!! I absolutely adore the papers you used!! That is the most beautiful image you've showcased!! The flowers look amazing and I just love, love the pretty butterflies!! The dies are gorgeous, too!! This is spectacular, Karen!! I just want to stare at it to brighten this rainy day!! It's a breath of springtime air!! The family will treasure this always!! I hope you are feeling much better, my dear friend. Thinking of you and praying always. Have a wonderful, restful weekend!! Hugest hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Oops...I forgot to thank you for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Awesome card! I love the image of the two fairies! The papers and flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  9. This is so beautiful, thanks for playing at MAWTT, xxx

  10. Fabulous colors, texture and dimension. The frame is perfect for your focal image and the ribbon,floral sprays and butterflies are amazing. Thanks so much fro joining us at Scrapy Land.

  11. I am so sorry to hear that you have been under the weather, hope you are on the mend! Your card is stunning! The image is so pretty amongst the beautiful embellishments! The way you framed the image is amazing! I especially love the pretty papers and flowers you used! Have a wonderful and restful weekend my friend!

  12. Beautiful what a stunning design that image is so pretty and the dies are a perfect match. Its all so wonderful. Hope you are feeling a little better take care love and hugs Carole x

  13. Oh, what a fabulous Easter creation! The sweet image is framed perfectly! Gorgeous butterflies, die cuts, and flowers! The family will treasure it! I hope you are feeling much better, my friend! Blessings and prayers going out to you! Have a great weekend!

  14. Beautiful card! Love all the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  15. A stunning card Karen! Lovely papers, design and embellies. I like the spellbinder die you used too. everything all comes together and forms the perfect Easter card, beautiful made! Marlies

  16. WOW my dear friend Karen, that's a gorgeous easter card with a lovely design. All the decoration is perfect placed and I love it.
    Have a nice and relaxing weekend.
    Many hugs Petra x

  17. Hi Karen,
    For a second I thought that this was a cover for a mini album..WOW!!
    This is Amazing!! The gorgeous bouquet of flowers, pretty lace, and the Mulberry butterfly are just Stunning details.The Easter Greetings collection is simply beautiful!A Stunning creations one that the recipient will truly love. I do!
    I hope that you are feeling better.
    Sending tons of my love, hugs and prayers to you.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  18. Karen this is utterly stunning hun. The papers are delish, the image is so sweet, the frame shape so beautiful. What a beautifully crafted card. All the little details are utterly enchanting. Totally made my day to have such a lovely comment from you on my blog the other day too Karen. I was really touched, thank you. Big hugs, Wends x

  19. This is just beautiful Karen! The papers are so pretty and the image you chose is so sweet! You always pack in so many layers of beauty! I love all the fine details and amazing dimension and textures. Just breathtaking! I hope you are feeling better~sending big hugs are prayers you are feeling better soon!
    Sherrie K

  20. Gorgeous card. So many beautiful elements to look at. I love the center image and the die you used to frame it. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenges. Katie DT Member

  21. Hi friend, this is beautiful and I love the lace die cut you added! Pion Design papers are so pretty but you certainly made them stand out even more. Have a blessed week dear friend!

  22. I hope that by now you are feeling all better. It's no fun being under the weather! You card, as always, is stunning, Karen. I'm sure this will bring joy to the family you are sending this to. The love you poured into making this card comes across beautifully in each layer, flower and butterfly you used. Gorgeous! I also wanted to thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Hugs ~ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

  23. Beautiful creation!! Love all the little details, and how they all go together :) Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. this week :)
    Susan DT

  24. So adorable! Love the image and all your details, fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny’s, hope to see you again!
    Simply Papercraft DT
    Creative Knockouts DT
    Aud Sentiments DT
    Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge DT
    Kitty Bee Designs DT DT

  25. Stunning card Karen. There are so many beautifu details to look at and I love the softness of the colours.
    I hope you are feeling better now
    Mandy xx

  26. Karen, you are truly blessed with a gift of taking something beautiful and making it even more beautiful! I can see why the Easter Greetings has become a favorite. It is indeed beautiful and you have show cased it to perfection here! I can sit and stare for hours! Hugs!

  27. WOW, this is gorgeous! Love the fabulous butterflies and embellishments. TFS


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