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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Shine Like the Stars

Hello, dear friends! This will be short and sweet today, as my weekend began in the hospital and I am quite sleepy! I am grateful to share that I am on the proper path to finally heal. Thank you for sticking with me.♥︎

I am posting on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog today, where I combined a simpler card design with my first use of 'cookie cutter' metal dies. The gorgeous Crafter's Companion Flutterby frame cuts from within, which caused me to pause a few times to situate myself. ;)
My encouragement card features stunning Autumn Blossoms, fluttering atop the prettiest leaves and ruffles of seam binding.♥︎ The papers are from Maja Design's Vintage Romance.
The amazing Anna Griffin sentiment granted me another opportunity to use the pearl stars I love so much! Aren't they beautiful?♥︎
White embellishments are pure magic in their sweet elegance.♥︎
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a sparkly day!♥︎

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  1. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the dies you used!! I need to check them out!! They are so intricate and beautiful!! The butterflies are fabulous!! The papers are so pretty!! This is elegant and stunning, Karen!! I absolutely adore it!!

    I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers, always. I pray that you are feeling much better. Sending lots and lots of big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Such a pretty card! I love the die cut frame and those gorgeous butterflies! The papers are absolutely stunning! So sorry to hear that you were in the hospital! Sending you big hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery!

  3. Wow Karen what a stunning and elegant card. Beautiful papers and die-cuts. i love it.
    Greetings Miranda

  4. Hello there, sweet Karen. I am so sorry to hear you haven't been well. I pray that you are feeling much better soon. What a breathtaking card you have created once again! I absolutely love the layered butterflies and that diecut frame. Take care of yourself. Sending hugs.

  5. Sorry to hear your in the hospital but hope you are going to be on the right path for a FULL recovery! Your card is so Elegant.. So many beautiful layers and embellishments sparkle up this card beautifully.... the sentiment is empowering and gives it a special meaning for the recipient. Big HUGE Hugs to YOU!!!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. Oh no Karen! Hospital doesn't sound good!! But if they have you on the right path to healing, then THAT is surely a good thing. I hope you have plenty of support and can just focus on healing. Stunning card hun, love the return to your signature shabby chic style. You do it so perfectly!! Love those sweet stars and the blooms are beautiful. I always love the way you showcase the beauty of Maja papers and this is utterly delish with that beautiful sentiment stamped right on the paper. Beautiful creation hunny. Sending gently hugs and healing wishes your way, Wends xoxo

  7. This is simply breathtaking Karen! I love EVERYTHING about this stunning card! I hope your recovery is going to be faster than you can imagine and that you'll be back up and crafting like you used to. I do miss your posts dearly!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  8. Oh, what a gorgeous card, Karen! Lovely frame and sweet butterflies! I, too, love those pretty pearl stars! Beautiful flowers and a perfect sentiment! I do hope you are feeling better and continue to do so! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Take care, my friend, and God Bless! Hugs!

  9. Hi my angelic friend,
    I love the darling pearl stars and gorgeous butterflies.Butterflies are always my favorite to see! The ribbon and flowers are really elegant & beautiful!Lovely sentiment too! Stunning job!

    Sorry to hear that you were in the hospital and happy to hear that you are recovering. I wish I lived near by you I would probably spoil you with my cooking and wit all of my love & hugs too!
    Sending tons of my love, hugs & prayers
    Also please get tons of rest..
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. My dear friend Karen, it makes me very hard to hear that you have been in the hospital. I hope you are back on the path of improvement.
    Your card is wonderful as always with all the magical butterflies, the beautiful frame and the amazing flowers.
    Everything thoughtful of me, and quite confident.
    From heart many hugs and be blessed Petra ♥

  11. Such delicate inspiration, Karen! To think you can create like this when you're not well amazes me no end! Thank you SO much for taking the time to share this beautiful creation with us! I pray you are back on the road to good health and that you are fully recovered from your hospital stay. Sending you hugs today!

  12. Dearest Karen, I hope by now you are all better and completely healed. As always, your card is beautiful, delicate, feminine ... well I could go on and on. Instead I just want to let you know that I always look forward to your posts - they are a true inspiration! Sending you loads of hugs and prayers for complete healing ~ Lena

  13. Hi Karen sorry not been around you know how it is life just gets in the way So sorry you have been in hospital and I'm so hoping you are on the mend This is a stunning creation I love the very lovely colours Take care my friend love and hugs Carole x


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