Sunday, April 20, 2014

Encouragement Card Using DS4J New Release - Ohana-cho and Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

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Hi to everyone in blogland.  Happy Easter!  I hope everyone had a fabulous day today.  My husband was off work on Friday; so we went to the beach for part of the day.  It has been gorgeous spring/summer weather here and it was nice to get away for a while.

I am very excited to announce the new DS4J digistamp releases.  I am a little late; but better late than never.  I just received this Digi and had to use it right away.  I love this beautiful young lady, the flowers in her hair and the gorgeous butterfly!  I also used DS4J Blessings sentiment on the inside of my card.  I took this picture near sundown; so it would probably be better in the daylight; but I wanted to get it finished today.  LOL!  

I am entering this card in the Path of Positivity Challenge - Peace; which I almost forgot.  Be sure to check out Lisa's wonderful blog.  Her fabulous DT created some awesome cards for this challenge. This young lady has such a peaceful look on her face.  She is looking at the beautiful butterfly; which made me think of the feeling of peace; when I saw her.  I love butterflies; which also remind me of the many blessings we have in our lives.  This sentiment and the inside sentiment; remind the giver and the receiver how much it means to count our blessings.  "Blessings Brighten When We Count Them".  I have always been told that if I am discouraged, feeling sorry for myself or feeling depressed; to write down what I am grateful for; and as you write; you will feel a sense of peace.  It works for me; so give it a try.  There is always something to be grateful for; even if it is just that the sun is shining or that it is raining.  I hope to encourage the person who receives this card; to feel a sense of peace when they read the sentiments and see all the gorgeous butterflies.

                                            Encouragement Card - DS4J Ohana-cho Digi

DS4J Ohana-cho Digi - One of several new releases. Sunday - April 20, 2014

Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Frames - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Butterfly border - Joy Crafts Butterfly border
Butterflies - Joys Crafts Butterfly
Sentiment square inside frame - Nellie's Straight Square

Paper - K & Company Susan Winget
Card base - Recollections
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Lilac Mist
Inks - CTMH Heavenly Blue, Lilac Mist and Spring Iris
Sentiment outside - CTMH Count Your Blessings (C1556)
Sentiment inside - DS4J Blessings Sentiments digistamps (1 of 4)
Bling - Recollections
Glitter - CTMH Glitz Stardust (retired)

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y21, YR21, E53
Flowers - BV01, RV000
Leaves - CTMH Olive and Olive light markers
Lips - RV10
Eyes - B01
Butterfly - B01, BV01

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge - Spring Is In The Air (No Limit)
Catch The Bug - April Bingo Challenge (Die/Punch, Players Choice - Markers, Flowers) (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Girly (3 of 3)
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Crafty Hand Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Open-Minded Challenges - Easter or Pastel Colors (No limit)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (2 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Frame It (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with twist/candy treats (1 of 3)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Dies or Punches (2 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes or Easter (2 of 3)
Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels (2 of 3)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing (3 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Sparkle (No limit)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Spring (1 of 2) Friday 18th
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Spring/Easter (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - B is for ....(Butterflies) (1 of 3)
Creative Corner - What's In A Name (G for Girl) (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Fairy Tale - Butterflies (No limit)
Get Inky - Die Cuts (1 of 2)
Polkadoodles - Springtime (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Spring Celebrations (1 of 3)
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Use a Stamp/Digi Image (1 of 3)
Stuck On U Sketches/Diecut Challenge - Die Cut/Anything Spring (No limit noted)
Wags N' Whiskers - Lots of Layers (1 of 2)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sat 19th)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Flowers (1 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Something Blue (No limit)
Pumpkin Spice - Coloring (No limit)
So Artful Challenge - Signs of Spring (No limit noted)
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers (1 of 2)
Totally Gorjuss - Die cuts/punches (No limit)
Lacy Sunshine - Make It Feminine (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Path of Positivity Challenge - Peace 

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  1. Your card is so pretty and I love how you have combined the die cuts with the image. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  2. Lovely Design Just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, thank you so much for joining us this week, it is much appreciated, I do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  3. A lovely image! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  4. Gorgeous!!! Love the colors.. the blue is just perfect!!! Fantastic creation!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. Gloria, this card is so sweet to gaze upon. The image is colored very beautifully. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your beautiful project in our Word Art Wednesday challenge.

  6. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  7. Gorgeous color combination and all of the butterflies are just awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this week.

    TTCRD Design Team

  8. Beautiful card, great image.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT xx

  9. Gorgeous card, Gloria, this is just fabulous! I love the soft colors and the butterflies! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!! :)

  10. Beautiful card love the soft colours and your image is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT xx

  11. Beautiful card and gorgeous design !! Thank you so much for joining us at SOUS ! Hope you join us again !!
    Mayra DTM

  12. Gorgeous, love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  13. Fab card, I love how you have picked up the butterfly theme from the image and continued it throughout your card.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  14. Beautiful image and colouring Gloria...gorgeous papers and butterflies..a stunning card.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Such a pretty card, so many lovely details! Super job! Thanx for joining us at CC&CC. Hugs, Joanne

  16. Another lovely creation Gloria, thanks so much for sharing a second piece with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x (Not sure if you entered my Grand Calibur candy here if not there is still time to do so)

  17. a really pretty card, Gloria! beautiful image and colours! Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog... I'm following you too!
    Mirella DK

  18. Fabulous make, I do love the follow through of the design into the inside, thanks for joining us at Ditzie Digi Designs. Joey x

  19. Wow, beautiful, love the colors. The image is lovely and I like the quote!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  20. Hello Gloria, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog and for becoming a follower, that was so sweet of you. I have reciprocated and have enjoyed reading your blog. Love your pretty card so beautifully coloured. The butterflies are gorgeous and the verse inside is wonderful. Michelle x

  21. Such a pretty card Gloria thank you for joining in our spring/Easter challenge over at polkadoodles.

  22. thank you for stopping by my blog Gloria, and leaving me a lovely comment, and becoming a follower too! you have so many interesting things going on here .. .. I will have to browse a little more!
    hugs, annie x

  23. Gorgeous creation Gloria...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  24. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 25: frame it - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper April challenge. x

  25. Lovely creation and such gorgeous butterfly borders! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Hilde aka. Tindaloo PS: There's candy on my blog if you wish to join! ;)

  26. This card is lovely! The image is beautiful and love the delicate butterflies. I agree with the sentiment 100%. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  27. Beautiful card Gloria, I love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Spring Celebrations Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  28. awesome card! love the die cut butterflies on the edges. So great! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week and hope to see you again. Tammy DT

  29. So lovely, inside and out! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  30. So pretty! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara

  31. such a pretty card!!! love the image and all those butterflies!!! Thank you so much for joining us in our Always Anything Goes challenge over at Scribble and Scrap !
    Mirella DK
    DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  32. Wow such a fabulous card. Love the image you have used. The butterflies are a great addition!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  33. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. Hugz Jules xx

  34. Very pretty. I like the bling accents. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  35. Fabulous card with all the detail. Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room.
    Nancy, DT

  36. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for BUGABOO BINGO! this week. wee wish you Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  37. A stunning creation Gloria. Just adore the beautiful wording. This is so perfect for our PEACE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  38. Gorgeous card, love all those butterflies! thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

  39. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playin’ along with The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts TODAY! It’s a color challenge so we hope you’ll join in!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  40. Love that image brilliant colour & lo.
    Thanks for joining us at sunflowerfield designs

    Tracey dt

  41. A lovely image and pretty card great framing too. Jacqui from Craftitude

  42. SO beautiful and one of my favorite cartridges! Thanks for joining us over at Blue Moon Crafting Station Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~ Sue B, DT Member ~

  43. Both your cards are so beautiful. Love the colors and your lovely butterflies. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cards with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

  44. Lovely image and I adore the butterflies. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.

  45. Adorable project thank you for joining us over at the Get Inky Challenge
    Royal Hugs
    The Scrapbooking Queen

  46. Love the coloring! Thank you for sharing it with us at SOUS Die Cut Challenge!

  47. Got to love a Dickens quote any day! Love your card with its pretty image, diecut frame and butterflies! Thanks for playing in the Path of Positivity challenge this month.


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