Sunday, January 3, 2016

Jar of Clovers Card

Tomorrow at work, my husband is going to get weighed to see how he did in the office contest to either lose or maintain weight over the holidays. I thought it would be fun to make this card for him, even though he and I both know there's no such thing as "luck." As Christians, we know the Lord is sovereign over every detail of our lives and doesn't leave anything to "chance" or "luck." What a blessing to know God cares for us so deeply that in His providence He watches over His children in even the smallest things!
The digi and sentiment for this card come from a set by From the Heart Stamps. I sized and printed them out using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I trimmed the circle to fit the sketch on their blog for this week. I colored the cork and clovers with MEXPY markers and then used Anna Griffin's glass effects on the jar. I added some twine to my tag and a few sequins to the top right for some balance and that was it. Clean and Simple is actually kind of difficult for me (I love layers and die cuts and embellishments!), but I see a lot of gorgeous CAS cards out there and marvel at how some designers just have this wonderful feel for taking just a few simple elements and turning them into something spectacular! I'm not there yet!

UPDATE: My husband won a $100 prize! He was one of only 2 people who LOST over 2 pounds over the holidays, and his name was the one drawn for the $100! What a great way to start off the new year! Thank you, Lord, for your many blessings!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
I {heart} Sketches with a tWist
613 Avenue Create - W - #157 Anything goes with twist: CAS project
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #169 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #25 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Robyn`s Fetish - W - #297 Anything Goes
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO anything goes
My Time to Craft 2W (W1 ) friendship/ friends
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #109 Stamps
Kreativeinkauf-challenge (M,P15,E3) #34 Anything Goes
Creative Corner - W, 3E - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.157 - (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks W #279 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #344 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 2W #97 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #171 New Year (W2 of 2)
Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Share Joy Challenge W Sketch & Clean & Simple*
Crafty Creations - 2W - #305 Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner - W, E2 - #52 Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, 4 challenges at the same time starting each Wednesday weeks - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #66 Always Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #230 Anything Goes Challenges Runs Next 3 Weeks
Wonderful Wednesdays - W, SIO - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #216 - Anything Goes Challenge Runs 2 Weeks
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #119 - Anything Goes (runs till Jan 11)
Creative Card Crew 2W - #103 Anything Goes (week 2)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2)
Retarte 2W, E3 - #68 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #332 - Anything Goes (week 2)
Tuesday Throwdown W- #274 - Anything Goes - runs till Jan 4


  1. such a sweet card for him! i am sure he will appreciate it no matter how he did :)

    1. Jenn, he actually lost weight and won the highest prize--$100! Yea!

  2. Oh this is so sweet and adorable Carrie! Your hubby will appreciate and treasure it. You must update us on how his weigh contest at the office go! Wishing you a lovely and blessed new week Carrie! - Hugs, Christina

    1. Christina, he was one of only 2 people who lost more than 2 pounds over the holidays, and he ended up winning a $100 prize! Yippee!

  3. This is darling, awesome card. Hugs, Lori m

  4. Super cute, I'm sure your husband loved it. Hope he did well in the office contest! Thanks for joining us at From the Heart Stamps.

    1. Kathy, it turns out he won $100, so we're celebrating!

  5. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  6. Super cute card!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at From The Heart Stamps!


  7. Nice take on the sketch! Cute card! Mazel Tov on your husband's weight lost and his cash prize! Thanks for playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malka, Owner

  8. A very fun take on that sketch. A big congratulations to your husband. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  9. Great card and like your design and concept. Great news about your Husband. Thanks for sharing with us in our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and we would love to see you again. Jennifer DT member xx

  10. Well done to hubby. A lovely card to give him too. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  11. Another great card, Carrie, I love the CAS layout! (And I agree about 'luck' since it's the Lord who provides!!) Thanks for joining in again at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  12. Great CAS card - I love the image. We're happy you paid us a visit at 613 Avenue Create.

  13. Great take on the sketch, perfect CAS card! Thanks for joining us for Catch the Bug Anything goes hope to see you again and good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT.

  14. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.