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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thankful for You

Hello, sweet friends! I am currently away but will be catching up with you very soon. ♥️

Today I am sharing my first project for Wycinanka! What a joy it was to create. This is for a teen ballet dancer who is battling brain cancer. She continues to dance in her heart every moment and also physically when she is able. The cancer may have taken her eyesight, but not her determination. ♥️
To thank her for inspiring us so richly (and teaching us more than she will ever realize), I gathered some of my favorite Wycinanka and Live & Love Crafts goodies. The gorgeous chipboard frame is from Wycinanka's Elegance collection, within which I nestled pearls and sweet background hearts. The delicate hearts on the frame make my heart dance. ♥️
My ballerina is a Marianne Design die. She is dressed up in lace and papers from Pion's Alma's Sewing Room, which also decorate my entire card. The foliage within my Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are also beautiful chippies. The My Craft Spot (no longer in business) sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinders pennant.
Isn't this Boheme border exquisite? It is glorious and also comes in a slightly smaller mini size. It is softly accented with pearls for extra elegance. I truly adore the texture and beauty that chipboard accents innately create.
The lovely lace along the bottom is one of Sandy's newest trims at Live & Love Crafts and is perfectly dreamy. I wanted various texture for the recipient to explore and see through her hands... I hope she loves it. ♥️

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly day. :o)


  1. This is stunning card, beautiful details and love the ballerina. She will love this gorgeous card x

  2. Oh, my sweetest friend, this is exquisite!! I have been staring at the pictures, unable to tear my self away to comment!! Wow!! The chipboard pieces are amazing and you've showcased them perfectly!! That Boheme border is stunning!! I love how you've framed the beautiful ballerina and how she's dancing on a floor of pearls!! The flowers, the lace, the ribbons, everything is so gorgeous and dreamy!! The hearts are a perfect touch!! She will treasure this, Karen!! I'm sorry she can't see it, but she will be able to feel the love you put into it. I will keep her in my prayers. Thinking of you my dear friend and sending lots of love and hugs!! Have a beautiful day!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. I saw this on blogger, I have a tear in my eye.I so wish she could see this. You have made her a very special memory. xxx

  4. You are so amazing! Your kind heart certainly shows through in what you make. This card is exquisitely beautiful! I know the young lady will be able to feel that when she receives your card. Hugs to both of you.

  5. WOW Karen you churn up such magical creations...amazing creativity!!
    Dr Sonia

  6. Gorgeous shabby make Karen! Love those pearls at the bottom of the frame! What a great touch!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  7. You are so generous Karen with this most beautiful card. You've made stunning use of all the gorgeous chipboard - Wycinanka are lucky to have you. Love her tutu and pretty layout dancing on pearls. I hope that you enjoy your break. Nicola x

  8. Karen, this is so beautiful and heartwarming! I LOVE the delicate feel it shows. The pretty chipboard pieces are amazing and you showcased them lovely! I love the lace that you add to your cards along with the gorgeous cluster of flowers...always so beautiful! The ballerina is just spectacular! The papers and the lace skirt and pearls surrounding her are fantastic! So, so pretty my friend!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  9. Such a lovely creation for the young lady who loves to dance! Your first creation for Wycinanka is fabulous! I love the sweet ballerina and all the pretty lace! She looks like she dancing on a sea of precious and beautiful!! Love the flowers and gorgeous chipboard frame, too! I'm sure this beauty will be treasured by the young lady! Thoughts and prayers are going out for her! You take good care...blessings and hugs to you!!

  10. I have no doubt that this card will bring joy to this brave young lady and that she will treasure it. It's absolutely stunning and so full of textures for her to explore. Love your chippies and the way you dressed your ballerina. Sending prayers and warm thoughts out to her. Take care, dear friend.
    Big hugs,

  11. Hi Karen,
    I hope that you are doing well my friend. I am sure that the recipient will absolutely love this beauty! The ballerina adds a darling touch to this beauty. I absolutely love the Wycinanka products!! They are just beautiful. The flowers, trims and ribbon aer absolutely gorgeous!!
    Such a stunning creation my friend!!
    Sending tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Crafting With Creative M

  12. Simply Stunning my friend! I LOVE all the accented chippies you used... that texture will make the card even more special to the young lady who will be receiving it... She'll be able to feel all the wonderful layers and images.... That ballerina is beautiful as the center piece of this exquisite card! I hope you are doing well my friend.... Praying for you everyday, that you heal well and that your family is in good spirits! Big hugs! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  13. Such a lovely creation my sweet friend! You are so wonderful to create such a masterpiece for the recipient. I know she will cherish this card, I can see all of the love that went into adding so many amazing details! I especially love the ballerina with her lace and pearl accents! The flowers are so beautiful as well! I hope you are doing well my friend! Have a wonderful evening!

  14. It's always sad to see children and young adults battling diseases and treatments that are so hard to endure. Your ballet dancer is sure to speak to her heart of hearts, Karen. It's beautifully done, and quite dainty. All the beautiful embellishments say something about Hope, Faith, and Love of Dance. Pearls of Hope. Border of Faith as it cascades downward, and the hearts of Love surrounding the dancer. Beautifully orchestrated, Karen! hugs, de

  15. Wow, wow, WOW!!! Karen this is beyond stunning! The paper piecing on her bodice and that lace tutu, inspired! This card is truly, madly, deeply gorgeous! So many lush details and oh that chippie trim along the top, like a hundred little chandeliers! Swoon! I need to stop my comment catch up here, but I hope to not leave so long before I can pop in again. Hugest love and hugs to you until next time, Wends xoxo


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