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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sweet Encouragement

Happy Sunday, sweet friends! I'm posting today on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog, which fills me with warm fuzzies. Dreams do come true. ♥︎

Just as this adventure begins, sadly my DT term with Wycinanka is reaching its end. I wish all the best to the new team they will recruit! What an incredible experience it has been! It is an honor to design for such an inspiring company, with an owner even more wonderful than the goodies he creates. Every day with them was a blessing and I am grateful for the opportunity bestowed upon me. ♥︎

Today I have an encouragement card to share, blossoming in hope for a college student battling cancer for the second time. Emma's kindness and courage inspire me every day. ♥︎
Wild Orchid Crafts and Wycinanka products deliver beauty beyond measure. ♥︎ The lovely Wycinanka Blueberry Swirls Frame was turned into a trellis of sorts, where stunning WOC blossoms (and hope) abound. This Hot Air Balloon is one of my all-time favorite chippies and it serves as the perfect avenue to carry my prayers to Emma.
Gorgeous pink and white Autumn Blossoms and Babies Breath ruffle atop lovely WOC Seam Binding. A Bead Berry Spray Cluster and sweet two-tone leaves are nestled within.
Smaller clusters of lovely flowers accent my frame, with touches of pink sprinkled throughout. My chippies have been sponged with white acrylic paint.
Self-adhesive Pearls accent my hot air balloon for a touch of elegance, while a Heart Pearl Bead adorns the delicate garden frame background.
Rose Organza Trim (small) lines the bottom of my card and I have trimmed my LDRS Creative sentiment with Net Lace. The beautiful LemonCraft papers are a combination of patterns from Tiny Miracles and Just Love Me. Their papers are so dreamy! The base and elegant background are Sue Wilson's Delicate Garden. I hope this brings a smile to her heart of gold. ♥️

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day! ♥︎

Lovely Challenges Entered:
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Fussy and Fancy
 *LemonCraft~ Gossamer Love (Gorgeous moodboard)
Wild Orchid Crafts products used:


  1. My dear friend Karen, a stunning creation again. You bring sunshine in my heart, so many beautiful flowers, and the Wycinankas are an optical highlight too.
    Have a nice weekend and many hugs and blessing Petra

  2. So beautiful Karen Emma will be so heartened about how much you care and this will certainly brighten her day A wonderful creation such a beauty Love and hugs Carole x

  3. Beautiful card for a special person. Hoping she gets through it again.

  4. My sweetest friend, I am so excited for your first WOC post and you knocked it out of the park!! This is absolutely stunning!! I just love the chippie balloon and the gorgeous frame!! The flowers look amazing!! The pearl accents and the lace are perfect touches!! And the sentiment is so beautiful!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card that will be treasured by the sweet recipient...adding her to my prayers!! This is spectacular!! Thank you so, so much for playing along at Lemoncraft for our Gossamer Blue Moodboard Challenge!! I hope you have a happy and relaxing Sunday, Karen!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Gorgeous and so heartwarming make. Love the hot air balloon and all the beautiful flower clusters.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. She will be thrilled with this, Karen, and your loving kindness shown through art WILL make her feel special, too. It's a beautifully shaped card, bearing the prettiest hope-filled design elements! Fresh spring colors always bring a little extra love to anyone on any day, let alone bringing extra special whispers of love to this wonderful young lady! Sigh... it's fresh, cheerful and gorgeous, of course! xoxo

  7. I am always so in awe of your beautiful creations, Karen! I want to come to your house to play! Do you make tutorials? Anyway, this card is simply breathtaking! Your kindness and love shows through in it. I am sure this will brighten Emma's day and something she will treasure always. Will keep Emma in my prayers, too.

  8. Such a beautiful encouragement card! I love the focal point with that gorgeous hot air balloon! Those flowers are so pretty! The laces and pearls are the perfect finishing touches! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

  9. Karen this is divine hunny! I love that beautiful balloon chippie. Made all the more perfect with your pretty paper and whitewash touches. Every detail is a little treat, from the gorgeous lush blooms to the wee pearl finishes. An enchanting, uplifting, beautiful creation filled with love. I adore it. Your cards are not only little works of art, but a ministry of love too. Sending you huge hugs my big hearted friend, Wends xoxo

  10. What a gorgeous creation for Emma, Karen! I'm sure she will treasure it! Love the hot air balloon chipboard! Always gorgeous lace, flowers, and pearls! And, the sentiment is just perfect! So sweet of you to make such a heartfelt stunning beauty for Emma! I'll keep her in my thought and prayers! Hugs and blessings to you! Take care and have a great week!

  11. Oh My Karen.... This is simply divine... I LOVE all the beautiful papers you pick and gorgeous array of flowers... then you add in all the beautiful layers of die cuts, chippies, lace & ribbon... and I'm back to being in awe of you yet again! Stunning card for Emma... She will squeal with delight upon receiving this... it will be treasured... Big Hugs sweet friend!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  12. Karen this is just gorgeous!!!!! I absolutely love that hot air balloon!! The papers are so pretty and I love the gorgeous flowers! Just a very lovely card and I sure hope that Emma fights this cancer battle and wins!!!! What a strong young lady and you are such a beautiful soul to always lift up the hearts of all who are struggling! I love that about you my friend!

  13. Wow, done with Wycinanka already? That seems so short of a term. Well you do such great work for them, they should definitely keep you on for more time. This is breathtaking my friend. I just love pink and blue together as a palette, so dreamy! The frame and balloon chippies are so wonderful and I love the fancy die cut in the background as well. So many beautiful flowers, just stunning!!

    Hope all is well with weather, health and family. We've finally had some snow yesterday so I spent the day outside taking pictures. Good think I did, because it's mostly all gone this morning. Have a great week my friend :)

    1. Thank you, sweet friend... a six-month term goes so quickly. I'm heartbroken it is ending and appreciate your kind words that they should keep me! :) Huge hugs!

  14. Stunning and uber beautiful!!!! I'm sorry to learn that you are not continuing with Wycinanka? You do such sensational work with their gorgeous chipboards. Have a lovely week Karen, Nicola x

  15. Karen, what a beautiful card for this lovely young lady! This will certainly brighten her day and give her encouragement! I am praying for all these courageous survivors as I read you posts. I'm sorry you will no longer be designing for Wycinanka--you do wonderful work with their delicate chippies! Your flowers are just gorgeous and I love all the Delicate shabby details! Sending hugs!

  16. Ahhh Karen this is just so beautiful what stunning flowers this would cheer her up l'm sure sending lots of love x

  17. What a stunning card Karen, love the beautiful colours and details, gorgeous frame and hot air balloon x

  18. Wow, another stunning card Karen! I love the soft papers and amazing details! The frame is gorgeous and I love the chipboard hot air balloon! Fabulous flowers and lace~your creations are always so breathtaking,. I love this my friend!
    Have a sweet day!
    Sherrie K

  19. Beautiful card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Lemoncraft challenge :)

  20. Hi Karen,
    Well you did an Amazing job showcasing their wonderful products!!The Hot Air Balloon is also my favorite!!It is so pretty!I love the gorgeous Blueberry Swirls Frame. Stunning!!I absolutely love the elegant background and gorgeous bow with flowers.
    Such a beautiful piece of art my friend!!Speechless...
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & love
    Crafting with Creative M

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at Lemoncraft blog xx

  22. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at Lemoncraft blog xx

  23. Looove it my dear friend! It's absolutely stunning!All those beautiful details amaze me! And I love the colors! Stunning piece of art dear Karen!

  24. This is stunning and those embellishments are amazing! TFS

  25. Wow, wow, wow, this is stunning!!! That chipboard balloon is gorgeous and the frame you used is perfect!!! Love all your fabulous embellishments, too. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  26. WOW what magic you have in your fingers Karen!!!

    Dr Sonia

  27. Hi Karen, how I have enjoyed catching up with your blog. Did I read right that you are a newly wed? WOW! Biggest congratulations! I'm so happy to see you on board with WOC too. You are such an inspiration. Hugs, Autumn


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