Wednesday, July 17, 2019


It's time for new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and our optional twist is to use a Doily! I chose to use a chunky sort of doily oval and border on this encouragement/sympathy/stay strong card.  

Having grown up in the funeral business, I have always felt trees = strength.  (I think it comes from the Batesville Casket Company....but anyway, that's probably more information than you care to hear/read!)  There's something about a tree's ability to thrive and give that is incredible to me.  They are strong and beautiful while they live; and when they die, they begin a new life!

My grandfather, who was the funeral director, was quite a craftsman and built beautiful furniture.  His most amazing pieces were rose back chairs and love seats.  What that man could do with a piece of wood was nothing short of miraculous, but then again, the wood (tree) itself was a miracle!  

If you have about 5 minutes for a lovely tree video with great music, check out the video below.  It sort of inspired this card!

My Card is off to the following challenges:
A Place to Start:  AG
Polkadoodles:  AG
A Perfect Time to Craft:  AG
Happy Little Stampers:  AG with Dies

This card was designed in Cricut Design Space using the Print and Cut feature.

Other materials:
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Image Heart Tree
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Inks: CTMH Retired
Grid paper:  CTMY Retired
Ribbon: CTMH Retired
Gold Sequins:  CTMH Retired
Cricut Cuts from Cricut Access:  
Doily Border from Ribbons & Rosettes
Oval Scallop Design from Elegant Edges
Strength Sentiment from Alzheimer's Awareness
 The Outlawz Twisted Thursday for all the details about the challenge and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants!

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  1. What a beautiful card and I love the muted colour scheme. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  2. What a gorgeous card and lovely colour scheme. Thank you for joining us for our Week ? 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  3. I am also a tree lover and have been known (when nobody is looking) to actually hug them. Don't think of myself as a "tree-hugger" in the most common use of the term though. Lovely card, Katrina!

  4. I really like the tree image in combination with the simple script word. This is a great CAS layout and I like the restrained color palette and textures - it reads really well! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at A Place To Start!
    Rachelle - DT@APTS

  5. A great card for our Challenge Katrina plain but says it all. Love it. Big hugs Andrea

  6. Lovely CAS design and great project composition! The palette is also very nice! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana, Owner/Designer

  7. Such a great project!! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Marcia DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  8. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  9. A great card with it's strong vintage look! Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.