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Friday, July 1, 2016

Sprinkles of Summer at Live & Love Crafts

Happy July, sweet friends! It's time for a fun new challenge at Live & Love Crafts! This month's theme is Sprinkles of Summer. We want to see projects inspired by sweet bits of summertime. ♥︎

My card features Maja Design's Coffee in the Arbour and a gorgeous Wycinanka chippie, which will soon be fluttering to remind someone they are treasured. ♥︎
I have used nearly every sheet of this entire 6x6 pad. ♥︎ I especially love its florals and plaids. These darling daisies dancing in the breeze are summertime to me. The gorgeous Wycinanka chippie is from the Louvre Borders set. Glamour Dust covers the whimsical butterfly, while Wild Orchid Crafts flower clusters adorn the vine. My sentiment is from Whimsical Designs (no longer in business).
Pink Pearl Garland winds through the daisy/magnolia cluster, as I couldn't resist a pop of sweet pink love. ♥︎ The pretty bow beneath is Pure Love crinkle ribbon from my friend Diana of DL.Art. Shabbylicious Ruffle Lace cascades down the side, centered with Double Row Pearl Trim. A Marianne Design Lattice Edge trims the bottom, which is accented with pearls.
Peeking out from the rolled corner is sunshine and Pearl Heart love. ♥︎ Be sure to hop on over to LLC for inspiration from my sweet teamies! Thank you for visiting me and I wish you a sparkly weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Summertime
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting


  1. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! I love those gorgeous papers!! What a beautiful butterfly, too, fluttering around the flowers!! The lace and pearl trim looks amazing!! That Lattice Trim die is a perfect touch!! I have that die and completely forgot about've inspired me to dig it out!! Love, love this my dearest friend!! It's such a breath of fresh air on this first day of July!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday weekend!! Thinking of you!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Hi Karen...Oh wow again you have produced such a gorgeous creation and the embllishments used are stunning as always xx

  3. What a beautifully, delicate card, Karen! I love the paper you used--it is perfect as a background for the pretty embellishing.

  4. Very pretty card! I am totally loving the gorgeous papers you used! All of flowers are beautiful as is the butterfly! The lattice die is amazing with the pearl accents! You have created another masterpiece my friend! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  5. OH KAREN! Look at those pops of red against the softness of your summer sky! Your daisies definitely announce that summer is here, although with our heat and humidity, I could have told you that LOL - beautiful design with all its frilliness, and gorgeous embellishments! Hope you are enjoying the beginning of a great week-end! hugs, de

  6. Such a beauty, Karen! Lovely paper with sweet daisies! Very pretty flowers, lace, and pearls! Love the pop of red on the center of the flowers! Wonderful chipboard butterfly, too! Well done as always, Karen! Happy 4th to you and family...take care!!

  7. Amazing as always Karen, I love how you distressed your card. You sure have a way with the elements- ribbon, pearls, lace, flowers and the butterfly is absolutely precious
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #183-“SUMMERTIME” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the details and use of elements! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Super work!

  9. Always so BEAUTIFUL Karen! LOVE the Lace and Flowers.... and that Butterfly... looks like it's fluttering around the flowers.... so Pretty sweet friend... Have a restful holiday weekend! Big Hugs!


  10. Sweet sprinkles of joy and happiness would be more accurate! Breathtaking Karen! I am really loving the blue and yellow together, that daisy paper is so dainty and soft, and perfect for your lovely summery background! Beautiful wood chippies, you have a great eye for how to include these embellies in your cards without creating hard edges! The lace with the pearls is always such a lovely addition! What a wonderful light and airy piece my friend. Just what I needed to start my day with!! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. We have a long weekend here, so I am taking full advantage of the extra time with hubby. sending hugs :)

  11. Oh my! This is just exquisite! I'm still drinking in all the gorgeous details. Thanks so much for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY “SUMMERTIME” challenge. xxD (GDT)

  12. Hi Karen,
    I absolutely LOVE the gorgeous design paper. The printed daisies are so pretty.I always have admire the floral arrangement but the Chrysanthemums really caught my eye. It's beautiful!The whimsical butterfly is stunning and so magical..I love that!!Such a wonderful creation to look at my friend!!
    Have a Happy 4th of July weekend!
    Crafting with Creative M

    P.S. Sending Tons of love, hugs and smiles to you & your family.

  13. Aww Karen, that sentiment was 'made for you'! How perfect. Such a shame they are no longer in business. Too many crafty stores going that way this year. It's a tough world out there. Which is why I'm determined to keep supporting the ones I love. LLC being my fav! I adore those papers. That set is sunshine bottled for me! I love that daisy paper and the gorgeous lemon gingham behind is the perfect partner. I love the diecuts in this one and those fabulous woodchips, so pretty with the glittering. Your creations truly are divine in every detail my sweet friend. Have an awesome day hunny. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  14. Another beautiful creation such a pretty design and I love these papers that daisy pattern is one of my favorites Another special card i suspect being sent to a special person Love and hugs Carole x

  15. Karen I have to tell you a secret! After seeing all of your gorgeous creations from this wonderful Maja paper pad that I had to buy one for myself! I absolutely LOVE all of the papers! The daisies are so sweet and I love your flowers, your cards are always so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Summertime Challenge!

  16. The yellow and blue are so pretty. You have so many delightful points of interest especially with pearls. We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 - Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  17. Dear friend Karen, what a stunning card again. I love the design of daisies, pearls and laces. Perfect as ever and my day shines brighter after visiting your blog. It's so fantastic how you craft.
    A lot of hugs and blessing Petra ♥

  18. This is just beautiful Karen! I can see why you've used up the whole paper stack..such pretty papers! The dailies are so beautiful and love the color pallet! The flower cluster and all your amazing details are outstanding! Just stunning my friend!
    I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I am really sorry I have been a bit behind these days and trying to catch up with commenting:) I am missing all my blogging buddies~
    Hugs my friend,
    Have a super day!
    Sherrie K

  19. Such pretty papers you have used combined with the wonderful flowers, pearls and glittery elements - colours of Summer indeed, so beautiful.

  20. Love all of the beautiful elements you have combined on this card! The blue is such a wonderful backdrop!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  21. My dearest friend....
    Another sweet yet absolutely stunning card! I love the sweet daisy paper... and I love your floral cluster with the sweet pop of pink pearls wrapped throughout.... the gorgeous lace down the side with the double pearls is just stunning! This entire card makes me extremely happy! I adore you and your work and I continue to get excited each time I see an email in my inbox from your blog! I hope you are feeling much better these days and I hope you had a great July 4th! Always thinking of you!

  22. So sorry to be late, but it seems I get to visit one bloggy friend per day right now, as the summer activities keep me so busy and away from the home. Your card is so precious, with those pearls and gorgeous lace! I love those daisies, and I agree, these fun little blooms just shout summer to me! Your sparkly butterfly and pearl heart are just those special touches that make your work so incredibly special! I hope you have a wonderful week! See you soon! Hugs!


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