Friday, May 4

Blog Hop "Karing for 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 is the card I made for Karen:

For my card I used the floral from "Floral Wreath" set and sentiment is from the new "One in a Million". The image was colored with Copic markers and cut it out. I embossed a panel with Seeing Spot embossing folder and ink all edges, added White and Light Green Lace Tape Ribbon (Love My Tapes) and Green Twine (The Twinery). I added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the flowers.

Here is the list of participants:

Carolyn King
Tina Gilliland
Giovana Smith
Lee Murphy
Emily Giovanni
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

Thanks so much for hopping along and hope you can get inspired and also send Karen a card.

Have a great day!


  1. Such a very pretty card :-)

  2. Elegant and gorgeous, Giovana! These soft colors are so serene!

  3. Beautiful card, great coloring, love the lace, and the sentiment, of course, is perfect!

  4. Pretty card, Karen will love it.

  5. Very pretty card Gio! Love the colors and design.

  6. How pretty! Love how the sentiment looks handwritten.

  7. I'm glad you haven't given up using real lace. I really like the stamp set of different lace designs, but there's no substitute for the real thing.

  8. Love how you popped the wreath & used two different types of lace-she'll love it!

  9. Stunning Card - love that wreath!

  10. Gorgeous, Giovana. Karen's going to love this.

  11. Beautiful card - love the pearls in the centers!!

  12. WOW! Your card is so beautiful!!!

  13. Gorgeous card for a wonderful lady!

  14. Love your georgeous card! I find the large dot background striking. I'm glad you all have let us know about Karen so we, too, can send a card.

  15. Yummy colors and textures. Thanks so much for doing this for Karen!

  16. Love your coloring on the flowers G and the lace is a perfect touch!

  17. This is a beautiful card. Love the background and the color choice. also the stamp.I am sure who ever gets this card will love it and would make them feel better. Great job on design. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Giovanna, this is such a sweet and caring card. So many little touches that say, "I care". Karen will love it. I am thinking of making one and sending it out, even though I don't know Karen, I know reaching out and showing that care, will mean so much to them. Thank you for the inspiration. Laura