Friday, May 4, 2012

Get well Karen

Welcome to a special blog hop we are calling, Karing for Karen!! A hop for a very special friend of ours, Karen Knegten. If you have been around the stamping community for any length of time at all, you might have run into Karen. She is always participating in challenges, offering us wonderful inspiration with her awesome talent! About a month ago, Karen had to have surgery for two brain aneurysms. She is still in the hospital and we are having this blog to inspire more of you out there to send in some cards to Karen AND to her family that is caring for her too! So hope you feel inspired with our little hop for you today. Below you will find all of the links to all of the girls participating...these are from the CSS Alumni group and the Design Team from Gina K Designs. Enjoy and be inspired to send a card or two in! Here is the address for sending the cards to:
Karen Knegten
c/o R.S.V.P. Rental Services
350 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington IL 60010
Here's the hop list...

 Carolyn King
Tina Gilliland
Giovana Smith
Lee Murphy
Theresa Momber
Deb Felts
Vicki Dutcher
Cathy Tidwell
Melissa Shultz
Tera Fujan
Cheri Weston
Joy Hadden
Linda Payne
Sue VanDeVusse
Jennie Harper
Betty Neville
Geri Utterback
Brenda Turner
Miesje Flach

  I am a bit behind the power curve this am as I thought we were starting our hop this evening as most of our CSS hops I am late, I had my card mostly done, just had to finish, photo and type when I discovered I was late (after a bit of very humid warm yard work - summer in Florida has begun!!)
   I love this stamp from Inkadinkado - I have a bunch of blue bottles on my porch and the sun shines through them so gloriously in the morning here and I even have flowers blooming to put in them too!!! So I am sending Karen a bit of sunshine straight from my back porch today!!!
  I colored them with copics and the phrase is from Gina K - even the set is called 'Sending Sunshine' :)
  All for me today - going to try to get some house cleaning done and clean out my old mini van - starting to smell like old sneakers in there......
   Take Care and  Get well fast Karen!!!!!


Deb said...

So beautiful, Tera, with all those beautiful blues, greens, and bright blossoms! This is definitely a great substitute for the live flowers that Karen cannot yet enjoy! I bet your back porch is lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I just adore the bottles! She will love this card!

joy said...

Oh my, BEAUTIFUL coloring! I know Karen would love to be sitting with you on your back porch!

Lynn B. said...

OMWord! This is gorgeous! I, too, collect blue and green glass. Your coloring makes this scene look so realistic that it could almost be a photo . . . only better!

Cheri said...

GORGEOUS, Tera! I too thought the hop was later and postponed getting my blog missed the send off.

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Beautiful coloring on your image!!!

seamom said...

Love your card! What a great image, and you have done it justice with your coloring. Karen will appreciate the sunshing you are sending, too!

Becky said...

This is stunning. Gorgeous coloring.

Gayle said...

Tera, great card and wonderful coloring.

catdidit said...

Love this! beautiful colors and coloring!

Betty Neville said...

So gorgeous Tera! You did a fantastic job with the coloring - looks so real!

Encouraging Words said...

Oh, this is such a cheery and sweet card. I love the old looking bottles with the flowers in them. I have always loved glass, and colored glass is really special in my book, so this card is a favorite for me. Love the details and work you put into this card. Laura

Anne Biesterfeld said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.