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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Signs of Spring at Live & Love Crafts!

**This is my second post of the day. For the Graciellie Design Stamp Release blog hop, please click HERE**

Hello, sparkly friends! I'm back for our new challenge at Live & Love Crafts. This month we're shaking off the snow and looking forward to Signs of Spring! One of my favorite aspects of the season is the sweet activity at birdhouses. I used Pion Design's gorgeous Easter Greetings collection. ♥︎
This birdhouse is blossoming with all things lovely for Anna, a sweet 19-year-old who lost her eyesight while battling brain cancer. As I mentioned with my previous post today, I want to spoil her with textural abundance: layers, trims, and flowers for her hands to explore since she cannot see. I pray for her restoration... but until her miracles abound I hope every touch of this card is a tangible sunbeam of love straight into her heart. 

For the birdie hole I used a resin Prima Victorian Frame and backed it with one of the Easter Greetings images. A resident of this house is off to deliver a sweet blessing to Anna. ♥︎ 
This Cherry Blossom design is probably my favorite paper. It is embellished with everything beautiful, including a pretty Crown Sphere Pin. The tiny birdies nestled within the sisal are fussy-cut from Glistening Season.
Don't you wish real houses could be trimmed with Valentine Lace, while bubbling up and over with pearly love? The top of my birdhouse is adorned with a triple bow of seam binding and centered with a Button Belvoire... ribbons of sunshine and tiny rhinestone sunbeams, of course.
I hope Anna loves it. ♥︎

Be sure to flutter on over to check out the inspiration my teamies have for you and I hope you'll play along with us! Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Pearls and Lace)
 *Crafty Cardmakers~ For a Special Woman
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (Inspired by the colors)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ March Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Frilly and Funkie~ Layer it Up
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Shabby Fun Bingo: Something Old (Frame)- Something New (Papers)- Frills/Lace- Pearls too!
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes 
 *Pion Design Challenge~ Photo Inspiration (The beautiful Springtime scene and the Easter Greetings collection being celebrated is forever inspiring to me!)



45 comments:

  1. Well how in love am I right now!!! TONS!!! This is just gorgeous Karen. I am drooling for these papers and you sure are right that lace, I would love to add some lace to the real birdhouse outside!! Those two little birdies in the bottom corner have stolen my heart, how wonderfully sweet! Beautiful frame and I love the stick pin you added. Everything you make just oozes with shabby goodness, what a treat to come visit you! Hope you are well. hugs :)

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  2. Oooh this is simply divine Karen....each millimeter is filled with gorgeousness!!

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  3. Absolutely Gorgeous!! What a pretty shape and use of all the dimensional elements, I have no words to express it's beauty! So beautiful! :)

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  4. Dear Karen, you're so diligent and show here a wonderful work after another. The aviary is very excellent, once such attention to detail. The border and the many beautiful pearl accents are fantastic, I love the paper too. And I'm sure that Anna will also love this great creation very.
    Hugs and blessing Petra x

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  5. WOW!!! Stunning and so heartwarming! I am sure that the young lady receiving this card with enjoy the abundance of lace and texture of the flowers!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  6. Wow wee that is one gorgeous birdhouse....love the papers and all the pretty embellishments on it.... And who would not love it, I"m sure your recipient will treasure her card...

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  7. Wow! Any friend would feel very special to receive this card!!! It is lovely!!!

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  8. Oh my, this is the most gorgeous birdhouse ever, my sweetest friend!! I love how you framed the image of the bird so it looks like she's building her nest inside!! The lace is so delicate and beautiful!! The pearls are such an awesome touch!! I love how you decorated it!! The papers are amazing!! This will be absolutely treasured, Karen!! Even though Anna won't be able to see it's beauty, she will be able to feel the love you put into this!! It's simply stunning!! Love, love it my dear friend!! I hope you have the most wonderful, happiest March ever!! Thinking of you!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Wow! This card looks amazing! How thoughtful that you put so much tactile embellishments on your beautiful birdhouse card so that Anna can feel the beauty of it! I love the birdhouse shape! And that lace across the top is gorgeous! The pearls are such a nice touch too! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at DL.ART March Linky Challenge!

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  10. Ooooh wow Karen your card is gorgeous! so beautiful too is that adorable image and stunning embelishments used as always your sooo creative with all that you do just adore all of your crafts..........sending lots of love x

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  11. You are so sweet for doing this for Anna... I know she will love it! God bless you!

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  12. So wonderful the textures and design are very special perfect for Anna she will love to feel the love in this perfect little birdhouse we can only pray for miracles for her she has your love. Love and hugs Carole x

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  13. Such a gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!

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  14. Excellent Beautiful work- my heart goes out to poor anna losing her sight fight brain cancer at 19 years of age - may she be blessed with your beautiful card. I love how you added the sisal in the card it gives it such an different added texture.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MARCH Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
    DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  15. Oh, such a delicate beautiful card shaped as a bird house, Karen! Lovely lace, pearls, and resin frame on your gorgeous creation! I'm sure Anna will love it!!! What a treasure of textured beauty for her! It warms my heart to see your talent shared with others in such a special way, my friend! Hugs and blessings to you, take care!

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  16. Such a lovely card and I just know Anna will treasure it! The shaped design is simply stunning! I adore all of the sweet embellishments you have added! I admire you so much on your special mission to bring others so much love and comfort, you are an inspiration to us all!

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  17. Stunning work Karen, such a textural piece which Anna will love I'm sure of it. The beautiful delicate colour and pretty embellishments form a wonderful creation.
    Lorraine

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  18. It's such a shame that your special woman friend cannot see the full beauty of this gorgeous piece, but there is so much fabulous texture there for her fingers to explore.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely creation in our 'Special Woman' challenge, and best of luck.

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers

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  19. This is beautiful Karen. Many thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

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  20. Stunning shaped card and adore all those beautiful embellishments and flowers. TFS

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  21. Gorgeous card that you filled with texture so Anna can feel its beauty. I love the shape and how you framed the image. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmember

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  22. Leave it to Karen to create a lace and pearl studded bird house roof! How fun this must have been to create, knowing that every tiny pearl, every layer of lace, the interesting card shape, the feel of the fabrics including the fun topper, and resin frame - all of these things will help Anna's imagination think of beauty, and that she is dearly loved and cherished for who she is. Gorgeousness, Miss Karen. Hope your week is going well! love, de

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  23. wow....this is really art !! I am speachless......this i just awesome ! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

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  24. Oh WOW Karen! Anna will love it! It's full of textures and layers - she will see the beautiful vision by her touch - It screams SPRING and she will adore the thought & time you put into this beautiful card designed just for her to LOVE! Have a wonderful Evening!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  25. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  26. Great card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Cardmakers this time ;o) Hope to see you again! Happy crafting,
    Maike

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  27. Hi Karen, I absolutely love the Elegant paper collections that you used.
    I have always admire the vinatge look. The birdhouse is simply beautiful.
    The details of the layers, trims, and flowers are all fun textures which she will enjoy exploring.Love the stunning button and ribbon.
    This is absolutely gorgeous!! A wonderful creation my friend.
    Anna will absolutely adore it! I do!
    Sending tons of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M


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  28. Simply stunning! Thank you so much for joining us this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

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  29. Absolutely beautiful in every way and sense Karen. Exquisite creation. Sending warmest wishes to Anna. Nicola x

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  30. Stunning card Karen. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty CardMakers this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  31. Absolutely stunning, so pretty..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday...Hugs Lozzy x

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  32. Absolutely stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  33. A stunning, breath-taken-away birdhouse, rich with lovely details and textures. Your reason for creating it - to bring joy to Anna - makes my heart sing...so sorry to hear of her condition, but your gift will certainly plant a mega-watt smile on her face, as it has mine! You are a sweet, generous gem! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and artistry in the Cupcakes Inspiration Princess Challenge!
    ~carol

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  34. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the lace! So glad you were inspired by our Princess challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

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  35. love all the lace and the pretty flowers - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations

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  36. Beautiful project Karen, the lace edging the roof is just wonderful ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  37. Another BEAUTIFUL creations! I love how this turned out! The papers are incredible beautiful and I love the lace! The texture is so amazing my friend! Everything you create has such an incredible, delicate and whimsical feel. So, so pretty Karen!
    Sherrie K

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  38. All those layers and different materials are awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Cardmakers this time ;o) Hope to see you again! Happy crafting,
    Maike

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  39. Absolutely stunning! Love it!

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  40. This is so beautiful Karen!!! I am sure Anna will love it!
    Thank you for participating in the Pion Design Challenge.

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  41. This is super stunning Karen! What sheer delight I am encountering when looking at the birdhouse. Your talent is never ending. The detail is amazing and so beautifully put together. I love love love the lace adorned with pearls and the sweet frame surrounding the gorgeous image.
    Thank you for making me smile!
    Have a blessed week ahead. Lots of hugs and love, Donna xx

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  42. Oh Karen what an absolutely delightful little birdhouse! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  43. Oh, my! Karen, your birdhouse card is just delightful filled with love and such wonderful spring-y details. Bless Anna, she will certainly love this and "see" it's beauty as she runs her fingers over the texture you so thoughtfully included in the lace, pearls, sisal, flower spray and even the textured resin frame. You are a true miracle yourself, and I pray for miracles to bestowed on this sweet young lady! Hugs!

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  44. Thank you so much for taking part in the Challenge I was hosting at Fussy & Fancy Friday. The winners have now been announced so you might like to take a look. Judy x

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  45. wow...this is awesome !!! SO beautiful ! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :) As Judy sais.....The winners have now been announced so you might like to take a look :)

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