Monday, July 30, 2012

Summertime Pretties

I've been having a wonderful summer, and I've seen some very cool and beautiful things as I've travelled.  But one of the most beautiful things I've seen, and something that really makes me think of Summer are the flowers.   I just love seeing gardens of flowers, and seeing all the beautiful Summer blooms.  When I saw all the Summer themed challenges on different challenge blogs this week, I knew that I wanted to use flowers as my focal point.

This Summer card was made using Crate Paper's Pretty Party line, a Kaiser Craft wooden dress form, some buttons, hand-made scrunched seam binding, a sentiment stamp from Mark's Finest Papers, a Recollections flower, a PTI die cut, and a Freckled Fawn doily, among other goodies.  I've entered this card in the Simple Salutations Challenge on Speedy TV.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/2012/07/week-125-sweet-summertime.html - The Shabby Tea Room - Week #125 - Sweet Summertime

http://www.vostamps.blogspot.com/2012/07/victorine-originals-challenge-39.html - Victorine Originals Stamps - Challenge #39 - Sweet Summertime

http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-what-do-you-say.html - Simon Says Stamp and Show - What Do You Say?  I said.....Sew, What's New?

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/07/simon-saysanything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

http://theribbonreelchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/07/challenge-33-button-it.html - The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog - Challenge #33 - Button It - Have you noticed that I just LOVE using buttons on my projects?


I sure hope that all of you are enjoying your Summer.  Don't forget to take time to stop and smell the roses. . . literally.  I praise God for the beauty of Summer, and for the pretty flowers He has given us to enjoy.  I'm also grateful for each of you, and I'm so glad you've stopped by to say hello.

Have a blessed day,

Karen

23 comments:

  1. Karen, this is lovely. All the details are so pretty:)
    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  2. Beautiful summer card Karen! I love your papers and button with your bow! I was watering my garden and it's just taking off now. How thankful I am to the Lord for all the marvellous colour he brings into my life!

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  3. oh wow this is just gorgeous love those papers,and the detail is just brilliant love it hugs Cherylxxx

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  4. Karen this is a gorgeous card - love the summer theme that you have captured so beautifully.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. I love how you use lots and lots of layers on your card with so many wonderful details! What a lovely summer card!

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  6. Such an amazing card, Karen!! Love the sewing themed title and embellies! Such wonderful attention to detail! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  7. So pretty, Karen ... love the sewing theme! Your blog is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. It is the wonderful Viola Mahr who styled my blog.
      Blessings,
      karen

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  8. This is gorgeous, Karen! I adore sewing theme creations, which is ironic, because I seldom make them myself. A great idea for a unique summer card. Blessings and hugs!!!

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  9. Oh, I really like this assortment of elements, Karen! The dressmaker's touches all look so feminine and shabby chic together. :)

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

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  10. Really pretty!!! love what you did~Thnaks for playing over at PDCC this week:):)!!!

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  11. LOVE the sewing theme...awesome take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!

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  12. Karen, thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for your encouraging comments and thank you so much for praying for me!!! What a blessing that was to me!!! God is so faithful and He brings along encouragement when we need it! Thank you for being a blessing to me!!
    And your card is absolutely beautiful!!

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  13. Gorgeous, love all the different elements on this creation, stunning! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  14. This is just awesome! I LOVE that dressform! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  15. Such a pretty and summery card! Wonderful layering and design. Thank you for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  16. Like the embellishing. Thanks for stopping by my blog, commenting & becoming a follower. I'm enjoying hostessing the MFP Simple Salutations challenges. I'm a new follower of your wonderful blog.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  17. What a lovely card, I just adore how you used the ribbonbon this and the leaves too! Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog, your comments were just so sweet and I really appreciate them! Happy crafting!

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  18. Had commented earlier before the entry showed up on the MFP Simple Salutation Challenge site. Thanks for entering the MFP Simple Salutation Ch#5 Bldg.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutation

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  19. So pretty, love the softness of the colors. Thank you so much for your encouragement and beautiful sweet comments on my blog. Your are truly a blessing. Hugs

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  20. Beautiful card Karen, in fact all your work is stunning! I love your blog and its a pleasure to become a follower of you. Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog too. Have a lovely day.
    Pinky

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  21. I love the cheerful and summery colors that you've combined in your card. You have a very distinctly feminine touch that is very warm. Have a blessed weekend.

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  22. Stunning card Karen, love the sewing theme and layering. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

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