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Friday, April 8, 2016

Sprinkled with Love

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week. I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, where I am sharing this encouragement card featuring Pion Design's Easter Greetings. I will always love these papers to sparkly bits.
To help a teen cancer warrior through stormy tribulation, I am showering her with sprinkles of love. ♥︎ (And pearls!) I paired several of the purple Easter Greetings papers with a green from Maja's Enjoying Outdoors and a combination of pink and white flowers. So many colors pair beautifully with this collection.
I colored white Shabby Chiffon Ruffle Trim with Milled Lavender distress ink, lined it with Sunflower Pearl Trim, and layered it atop whimsical Marguerite lace. For this particular card, I like to think of it as hope blossoming from within ruffly clouds. Rainbows can emerge from even the darkest of days. ♥︎ Sweet butterflies flutter along the cascading seam binding for extra sweetness. A clay heart is nestled within the floral arrangement, which is embossed with Shabby Pink Frantage.
My sentiment scrolls across one of my very favorite LLC goodies: lace heart appliqué. It always fills my heart with warm fuzzies. Due to a time crunch, I'll simply list the dies used below:

 *Card Base: Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly 7
 *Umbrella: Magnolia Lovely Umbrella
 *Umbrella Base: Spellbinders Floral Ovals
 *Sentiment: Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants
 *Foliage: Magnolia Heart Swirl
 *Top Border: La-La Land Crafts Open Heart Doily

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

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes 
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ April Linky Party
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Pion Design~ Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the color palette and delicate floral pattern)
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (La-La Land, Magnolia, and Spellbinders dies)


  1. Dear friend Karen, what a wonderful sight in the morning. Because my heart goes right on with this fantastic card. A great combination of colors, lace and all the other beautiful decorations. The papers are also selected class, I am, as always, enthusiastically.
    I wish you a magical weekend and send you many hugs and blessings.
    Petra ♥

  2. Hi Karen, So beautiful is your creation and gorgeous as always your so talented l love the shape and all the embellishments used the papers are stunning not only do you used the best embellishments but that Shabby Chiffon Ruffle Trim is gorgeous!! great colour combination and another fantastic card take care x

  3. So pretty and a beautiful design, this card is sure to brighten the recipients day.
    Delightful details abound in this gorgeous creation.

  4. Wow Karen, I can never get enough shabby goodness from you!! This is incredible, what a breathtaking layout with those amazing fancy die cut!! Brilliantly soft and delicate, laces and pearls and Pion...oh my!! You never disappoint with your incredible creations my friend. Thank you for the inspiration, I'm off to my craft room to pull out my pink Pion papers!! hugs :)

  5. Melting... that's my heart, Karen! Such pure beauty and sweetness. I hope your teen warrior makes a complete recovery soon. Karen, such a gorgeous creation - I always admire how you can pearl-up your designs and make them so vintage-ly feminine in the process. May I ask how you adhered all those tinier pearl beads above and below the parasol? It looks like the larger pearls are self adhesive? But what about those smaller ones? I think pearls are so pure, and they are strong, yet precious. So it is fitting that your conveyance speaks encouragement via pearls! Hope you enjoy a lovely week-end! hugs, de

  6. Oh, my sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! What an amazing work of art this is!! I love the shower of pearls in different sizes!! Those papers are breathtaking and you've showcased them to perfection!! I love how you colored the the trim with Milled Lavender!! Every single detail is fabulous, Karen!! It will bring such joy to the recipient...keeping her in my prayers. I just adore this!! Visiting you always makes me happy!! I hope you have a wonderful, restful, relaxing weekend my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I was so blown away by your amazing card, Karen, I forgot to thank you for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! Bigger hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. I can't close my mouth... my jaw has dropped from seeing your BEAUTIFUL Card! It's Breathtaking and OMWORD! it's got so much amazing details, I don't know where to begin... other than to tell you it's simply stunning and the sweet young lady who will be receiving this card is going to love every inch of it. Not just because it's beautiful but because you put your heart & soul into making it.... and it shows.... Have a Beautiful Weekend Sweet Friend! :) HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. Wow, is all I can say about your amazing card! The colors are so soft and pretty! So many lovely details. I absolutely love all of the pearls you used on your card and the dies are so beautiful. Even the way you added the sentiment looks stunning! I know the recipient will be in awe of your lovely creation! Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. STUNNING! Absolutely stunning work of art Karen! Love the beautiful color, the lace, pearls ... such vintage gorgeousness! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the ‘Fun-Day Friday Challenge’ at ~Jo’s Scrap Shack! We hope you’ll come back often.

    ~Jo’s Scrap Shack

  11. Dear Karen, your card is heavenly breathtaking!!! You have such wonderful style and your creations are always so inspiring! Thank you for linking this gorgeous masterpiece to our Scrapy Land challenge!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Oh, truly a lovely creation, Karen! I'm sure it will be so treasured by the teen going through a difficult time. I hope and pray things improve for her! Your card is so beautiful with the trims, pearls, flowers and sweet umbrella with hearts! I'm always in awe of your delicate details...amazing! Take care and blessings to you, friend!

  13. Wow...such an elegantly beautiful card! I am sure she will love it...and it is so thoughtful of you. Thanks for joining Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

  14. Karen this is beyond beautiful hunny. I have been drinking in the gorgeousness of this creation in between writing up bits of my blog tonight. There is so much beauty in this. The lovely off the page heart arch, the stunning card shape (I've been after this one for a while and they're still out of stock! Must be so popular). The papers are beautiful, the lace and ruffled ribbon so lovely and all those gorgeous pearls and butterflies! They all set up your sweet umbrella to perfection. Utterly enchanting hun. Hugs, Wends x

  15. Hi Karen,
    WOW!! Such a stunning creation! I have to begin by saying how much I adore all of the elegant pearls!The Pion Design's Easter Greetings is such a darling collection.
    Love the lovely pink color and the elegant shabby chiffon ruffle trim. I just noticed the clay heart and it is just stunning!Love that detail.
    Simply beautiful my friend.
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and smiles my beautiful angel
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  16. Hi, Miss Karen! I'm back with my other hat: Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,

  17. WOW Karen.... this is STUNNING!!! I am literally blown away by your talent! This card is so gorgeous and your attention to detail is beyond anything I have seen before from anyone! I truly hope that the teen who receives this is moved because I know I am! And purple is my favorite color so it makes me even happier. Pion has some of the most beautiful papers that I have ever seen! This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this week in our Anything goes Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  18. Wow - what a beautiful card!!! A total delight Karen! Especially loving your work with that gorgeous brollie die. The recipient will adore it - sending her best healing wishes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Nicola x

  19. You such a sweetheart! And so very talented. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

  20. You are the queen of shabby and I love it! Gorgeous and beautifully dimensional card. Love the umbrella. <3

  21. What a beautiful shabby chic card! But then all of your cards are beautiful! I wish I could make cards as beautiful as you do! I love all the layers and pretty embellishments you used to make this masterpiece! That umbrella die is so sweet, I think I need it! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  22. Incredible design Karen! I LOVE the beautiful papers and gorgeous details! The umbrella is gorgeous and I think it needs to be added to my wish list! The textures and dimension is fabulous!
    I am sure who ever receives this will feel the comfort~so sweet and thoughtful of you Karen! You are amazing my friend!
    Sherrie K

  23. Wow! Karen, Your magnificent creations fill my heart will so much joy.
    The papers are are gorgeous and the lovely umbrella centrepiece looks stunning surrounded by the raindrops of sprinkling pearls.
    The gorgeous array of embellishments are perfectly mastered into your meaningful creation.
    Thanks for making me smile and thanks for your overwhelming and beautiful comments you so kindly leave for me to read.
    Thinking of you my sweet and talented friend.
    Lots of cuddles and love. Donna xx

  24. OMGosh!!! Karen I think you have topped yourself with this one it is just gorgeous and the umbrella is the perfect touch.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  25. Gorgeous !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges and good luck !
    Maryvonne , DT Member

  26. Wow! This is stunning, Karen! The details are lovely! Thank you for participating in this month's Pion Design Challenge.

  27. Stunning creation. Beautiful die cuts, flowers and embellishments. Love the arrangement of the pearl dots - gorgeous! TFS

  28. Beautiful! this is the 3rd time I've tried to leave a comment! I'll try back later.

  29. Well of course that comment would publish! Karen this is lovely, both your warm heart and lovely cards always make my day! Love those pearls, lace and lovely die cuts layered up here. Sorry to be so brief, but my computer is giving me a fit, trying to leave comments! Hugs!


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