Monday, May 26, 2014

Cheerful Blessings

Hello, there!  Happy Monday and Memorial Day in the US.  Today we remember our loved ones who've left us and especially, we thank all those who have served, or are serving, in defense of our country and the freedoms we enjoy here.  I have a special remembrance today for my father-in-law, Kearney J. Suto, Jr., who we just lost last Thursday.  Rest in peace, Dad.
I am popping in briefly now to share a card I made for a couple of challenges I like to do.

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Pool Party and the patterned papers are from the Echo Park Summer bliss 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Little Garden Sally from Art by Mi Ran.  Mi Ran generously shared her and the background as a freebie to celebrate 300 members in the Facebook Group.  You can find her in the shop now.  I printed her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added a couple of tiny accents with Liquid Pearls.  I colored in the grass and sky with my Copics, too.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A few crocheted flowers finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening and see you soon!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Art by Mi Ran Challenge #6 (anything goes)
Little Garden Sally Facebook Contest (creations with the freebie)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #15 (sketch)

Here is the sketch:


  1. Carla sorry to hear of your sad loss and its so recent as well.
    Love your wonderful cheerful card, and this lovely image of Little Garden Sally from Art by MiRan very cute. Love your colour combo and wonderful flower embellishments. This is a great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  2. Carla so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayer for your and your family at this difficult time.
    Your card is just lovely. Such fun bright colors and love those crocheted flowers. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide

  3. Sending you more condolences, Carla! I know how tough this is for you and your hubby & family. Big hugs...
    You made an absolutely beautiful card for the day. Fantastic coloring of that darling scene! You chose such beautiful colors and DP for this one, too! And I love the little crocheted flowers! :^)
    More hugs, Penny

  4. So cute! Love the crochet flowers and you beautiful coloring.

  5. Gorgeous jobe coloring up this beauty!! I love all the colors and darling crocheted flowers. . Beautiful work Carla and I am so sorry about your loss. thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW2

  6. beautiful card, Carla, great colours!!!!
    I'm so sorry about your loss, my condolences to you and your family!

  7. Carla, I'm so sorry to hear about your Father-In-Law. Hope you are doing all right. This is a real cute card with exceptional coloring on your image and sky. You know how much I appreciate a good sky. LOL Have a good day.

  8. Wow, your coloring is pretty amazing Carla! That image is fabulous! Lovely card too. Sorry to hear about your Dad-in-Law. It's tough losing loved ones.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  9. Carla I love your wonderful card. Your design is so pretty. I love your coloring. Sorry to hear about your father in law. I wish you and your family only the best this life has to give. Hugs, joann

  10. Carla I absolutely LOVE this card, stunning colouring and the boldness of colours is fab. Thanks for joining us at Art by Mi Ran. Joey x

  11. So sorry for your loss Carla. Prayers for your family. Your card is fantastic with all those layered steps and the wonderful image. Hugs!


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