Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In Life's Garden

Count your garden by the flowers
Never by the leaves that fall;
Count your days by golden hours;
Don't remember clouds at all;
Count you nights by stars not shadows
Count your life by smiles not tears.
And to bring you joy this day
Count your age by friends not years.
~Author Unknown

There is a new August Artful Delight Card Kit that was introduced last Thursday, and once again, it packed full of amazing items.

Fancy Pants - Memories Captured collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)
Family Album
Memories Captured Strips
Crate Paper - The Pier collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)
Cotton Candy
Merry Go Round
Pebbles - Lakeside collection 6x6 sheets (2 each)
Camp Songs
Wild Flowers
Coordinating Cardstock - Bazzill Card Shoppe 8 1/2x11 sheet (2 each)
Cotton Candy
Robins Egg
Embellishments - size and color may vary per kit
1 stamp set - Hampton Art - Jillibean Chilled Cucumber Soup
3 - Fancy Pants Memories Captured collection - Decorative bags
3 - Farm House Paper Company - Market Square Botanicals - Paper flowers
4 - Prima Hello Pastel - Metal Paper Clips - Cameras
5 - Crate Paper The Pier collection - Pinwheels and Flags
1 package - Fancy Pants Memories Captured collection - Buttons
3 - Fancy Pants Memories Captured collection - Flair
1 package Queen & Co. Film Strip Trendy Tape
1 package Pebbles Chalkboard Stickers

It always amazes me the amount of coordinating patterned paper in the kits, and this month is no exception. I used a small strip from one sheet and pieces of cardstock, along with a stamp from the stamp set from the kit to make this card. I tied everything together with ink distressed edges and some May Arts Natural Burlap String.

Did you know that Artful Delight also offers a monthly sketch challenge too?  It is where you create a project using either the card or scrapbook sketch for a chance to win a kit. My card uses the card layout. Check out the details here!


  1. This is charming Karen, I just love it!!

  2. Simply gorgeous! Soon as I saw it on the AD blog I knew it was yours.

  3. beautiful :)
    hope all is well with you and your boys :)

  4. What a super-pretty card! Love your distressed inking!

  5. So beautiful. Love those coordinated papers.