Tuesday, July 7, 2015

GLORIOUS DSP!!


The SUO challenge this week is for designer paper…..and SU has some awesome new ones!! I used my favorite new one, which is English Garden…..so many pretty choices! I used my two favorites in that package, and I just covered them with a piece of vellum the same size to give them a more muted look.  Owl punch for some leaves, chalk talk framelets for the words and the butterfly die - voila!!  Quick, clean, and classy!  And since we are deep in the midst of packing up our house to move on July 25th, quick and clean and classy is about all I can eek out right now!! Stampers withdrawal!!! I have spent so much time packing up my beloved stamp studio, and have to start all over in the new house as my husband will be building me a new one in the basement - going to be a huge challenge!!!  So much of life is letting go of things we love to embrace new ones, isn't it?  A lesson to never hold on too tightly to "things"  - things are things and a house is a house but the people in it make it a home, and I am sure I will love my new home soon enough.  I have walked in circles in my present home, boxes everywhere, realizing a chapter in our lives is coming to an end.  No more Christmas's here with the laughter of grandchildren, no more picnics, no more hot tub, no more, no more, no more.  But the new house will bring it's own memories over the next few years.  Before long, it will be home sweet home.  Time marches on, and as followers of God He sometimes asks us to do the unexpected.  And if we do it, blessings follow.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  Like new houses, and new places to rest our weary heads.  God is good all the time.  All the time, God is good.  Until next time,  Karen  PS - 28 comments surely made me feel like someone reads this thing!!  I didn't mean to sound like a whiner, but 1 comment, 2 comments, 1 comment week after week really did have me wondering.  If you enjoy this - please continue to just leave me some love.  Means the WORLD to me…..and keeps me blogging.  :) 

22 comments:

Alicia Graham said...

Hi Karen,
These are such gorgeous cards! Can you tell me how you attached the vellum?
Thanks so much, Alicia

Marlene Salvato said...

Keep blogging - love to hear how your life is going - and of course the beautiful cards xoxoxo

Doris D. said...

I am with you in the moving department if we could sell our house. I have downsized and downsized. I will be thinking of you in the coming weeks and know all things are good for those who love the Lord.
Your card is beautiful. How did you attach the vellum?

Jeanne said...

I have been reading you for a couple of years, now. Not much of a comment-er (sp?) Sorry. Want to say hi and "happy move". Moving is stressful, I know. Keep up your blogging when you have time! :-)

P.S. Love your flowery cards!

Lynette S. said...

LOVE this DSP! Where are you moving to? One step at a time and keep LOOKING UP!
Thanks for sharing!

Gina Ables said...

Best wishes on the start of a new exciting journey. God blessings are so vast when we are faithful. "The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." Deuteronomy 28:8(ESV)

Thanks for all your card ideas you send out. I love them.

Julie K said...

Another beautiful creation! I look forward to seeing your artwork

Anonymous said...

I always admire the cards you make. Thank you so much for being so generous in sharing your card ideas with us. This is a beautiful one too. Blessings to you and your family in your upcoming move.

Debra Anderson said...

Hey Karen. I am new to your blog. I imagine it would be very frustrating to share and not get feedback. You have the best attitude about your move. I don't know the reason you are moving but God will go before you and be there with you through it. I moved frequently my entire childhood and married a military man. Think of it as a new exciting chapter. Can't wait to read about your new adventures.

Bonnie W said...

Hi Karen, Can't imagine having to pack up everything and move! We've been in this house for 22 years and my stamp accumulation didn't begin until about 20 years ago! Thanks for the suggestion of using velum to mute the DSP.

Patt H. said...

Karen, your latest creations are awesome! I just received that DSP & you showcased it beautifully. Thanks for sharing. I don't envy you the moving chaos but you are right, your new place will feel like home in no time. We moved from WA to NE after 25 years in the same house & I was in tears when we moved. I had been to NE only twice & was sad to leave all my family & friends there. Needless to say, I have lots of friends & family here now & I love it. I wouldn't move back if I had the chance! Your new craft room will be AWESOME!!

Anonymous said...

These cards are just beautiful. Hang in there with the move. You'll be settled in no time. Kay V.

Barbara Joyce said...

Love this beautiful card, Karen, especially the vellum over the DSP and the leaves from the owl punch. All the best to you as you leave the home you've loved for so long. More joys and memories await in your new house, which will be a home the minute you move in! Hugs!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Best wishes with your move. You get so comfortable in a home, that moving can really become paralyzing. Best wishes for many new memories in the new home, a wonderful stamp area, and good health and happiness!

mbchoj said...

Your wish is granted. these cards are beautiful! thanks for the inspiration. good luck in your move!

Patt H. said...

Hi Karen, just checking out your beautiful card again & I see it says you have no comments. I left one for you yesterday about this wonderful card & don't know where it went. I do read all your postings & hope you don't stop blogging.

Anonymous said...

Moving is never fun. All the packing and unpacking can become overwhelming! But once you get to your new home and everything is in its place, it will be worth it. Then you can relax with a beverage and a stamp catalog. We will be moving too, but Im guessing a lot closer then you are. We've been building a home on some acreage so we are in a garage apartment about 20' from the home we are building. We should be moving in, probably a piece at a time for the next several months, if you know what I mean. Most things won't get packed up, just carried over. I'm not sure which is easier. Although there will be lots of unpacking for the 20 years of stuff we packed when we moved from out of state. We rented for awhile, and now the apartment, so most of our original stuff is still packed and we've acquired more in the last 20 years! Good luck. Suzi carter

Vivian said...

Good luck in your new home. Just saw your card for the first time. Hope to see many more after you get settled in. Just signed on your site
Have a beautiful day.
Vivian

Cindy said...

Gorgeous as usual! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Debbie said...

Keep blogging! Love your cards! Good luck in your new home and thanks for sharing your life with us.

Anonymous said...

You make those beautiful cards sound so easy to make. Can't wait to get that DP!!
Hugs to you as you get ready to move.
Gloria

Anonymous said...

You make those beautiful cards sound so easy to make. Can't wait to get that DP!!
Hugs to you as you get ready to move.
Gloria