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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Love Bug Hello Kitty

Happy Wednesday, my dear friends! I hope your week has been all things lovely. :o) Today I have another card for January's I Feel the Love Project, where we are creating for those directly impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. This little card will be going to a child who witnessed horrendous events in his/her classroom. It just breaks my heart.

Many of you know I've longed to make Hello Kitty cards, but wasn't able to buy the cartridge before Provo Craft retired it. One of the first things I did upon receiving my Silhouette Cameo this month was check for Hello Kitty files... my heart did the sparkliest happy dance ever when I discovered sweet cut files provided by the generous and talented Ruthie of September Ninth! :o)

Love Bug Hello Kitty stole my heart... and I was compelled to make a quick card to add to the owl tote box for those sweet children. :o) Isn't she precious?!
An angled view to show the red foil hearts, which appear black for the straight-on photograph:
This adorable love bug is fluttering from my heart to theirs, in hopes that she will add some sparkle to one of the first-graders who suffered such horror. She is ultra sparkly for the occasion, with red glitter Martha Stewart paper and black Core Couture. The glimmering grass provides her twinkly path. The heart paper is from a MS Valentine's Collection.. I love the whimsy. :o) The hearts will soon engulf those dear children in a whirlwind of love. Peppermint Stick trendy twine from My Craft Spot was used for the hair and flower bows, as well as the mason jar tie.

Speaking of which.. the mason jar with hearts is a Lori Whitlock cutting file, which I slightly altered to make half of the hearts larger. It's bursting with super love! :o) To those I added Peachy Keen faces from the Wide-Eyed Kids and Everyday Character Faces assortments. As you well know by now, the other hearts are green in honor of Vicki Soto's favorite color. I 'secured' the jar with twine and two jingly bells for extra Valentine fun for the kids. :o) I hope every jingle adds a sparkle to their hearts. :o)

The Whimsical Designs sentiment is from the With Love stamp set, which I stamped upon a Spellbinders Labels Four tag and outlined in Star Dust. A Recollections rhinestone heart finishes off the card because it's simply impossible to have too much sparkle. :o) Like my Bee Mine card from Monday, this is only 4x4 which is so hard for me to do. I think of them as tiny packages with big heart! :o)

Relatively short and sweet for me this time, as I'm still crafting at a furious pace to finish my final contributions for this collection. I didn't anticipate being down to the wire, but God will help me finish so I can bless Vicki's family with a little crafty gift. I hope they like it. :o) I WILL be back tomorrow because not finishing isn't an option. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Cupcake Craft~ With Bells On
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Paper Pretties~ Square Cards
 *Peachy Keen Stamps~ Cards with hearts
 *{PIN}spirational Challenge~ Photo Inspiration
 *The Pink Elephant~ Hearts

Thank you for fluttering on by! Smile lots today... you are dearly loved! :o)

22 comments:

  1. Awwww I love Hello Kitty and this sweetie you have lovingly created is gorgeous. The jar of hearts and all your details are wonderful Karen. I know you will finish what you have set out to do.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue

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  2. Oh my gosh! This is adorable! That is the cutest Hello Kitty cut ever! I love the mason jar filled with the hearts! The red bells are the perfect touch! Love it! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  3. Karen, This is just so adorable gorgeous image and beautifully presented x

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  4. This is so adorable Karen.I love Love Bug Hello kitty and the jar of hearts.
    Hugs
    Jayne x

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  5. Aw this surely will make some child smile! The HK turned out gorgeous and love the mason jar filled with hearts...
    TFS Karen - enjoy your wonderful crafty day!

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  6. Love the little hearts in the jar! And congrats on scoring with the Hello Kitty cuts--that may just push me over the edge to splurge on a Silhouette!

    And good luck with your projects for Sandy Hook!

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  7. Hello Kitty and a heart jar! How perfect! Sorry you could not get the cartridge before PC stopped selling it. Too bad we did not know they were going to retire it, because it was on sale a lot. Thanks for sharing your Hello Kitty at Peachy Keen this week.

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  8. You are so creative my sweet friend!! The jar of hearts is fabulous!! I love their happy faces...like they are waiting to burst out of the jar and spread their happy love!! They make me smile :) And Hello Kitty could not be cuter!! She's so sparkly and adorable!! The twine bows are such a great touch!! As are the bells!! You will definitely make someone very, very happy with this love-filled creation!! I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday my dear friend!! HUGS :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Such a sweet card, love the jar...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

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  10. young or old is there anyone who doesn't love Hello Kitty. Love your card and thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

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  11. FANTASTIC job with your sweet card!I LOVE the jar with all those cute hearts,Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!!:)

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  12. Oh so sweet - what a lovely lady-kitty-bug. I love the jar of hearts and the little red bells around the lid. Wonderful.

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  13. Aaw, your Hello Kitty love bug is so sweet and sparkly! I love the fun and shimmery paper you used. The sweet little jar filled with darling little smiley hearts are adorable!
    Fabulous card as always...makes me smile! Amazing my friend!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  14. So cute! And so glad you can make Hello Kitty projects now....too fun!! Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

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  15. Love your bells. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft and good luck.

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  16. This is so sweet! I saw this on MIM. Great job.

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  17. I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!!!!! *hugglers it more and more and more* TEE HEE HEE!!!!!!!!!

    OMJ! There are no words to just how much I adore this precious masterpiece, sis. I have never seen a more adorable Hello Kitty in my life! Isn't she just the most precious little love bug you've ever seen?! *hugglers her forever* SQUEEEEEEE!!!

    I can't stop smiling at the jar filled with super love, sis! That is just the most genius idea EVER!!! *plays with the happy jingly bells* I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    And OMJ! Don't you just crazy love that paper, Sunshine? It is just soooooo beautiful! I love how it shines...it is just the most perfect match ever for this card...it was like it was meant to be! SQUEEEEEEEE!!!

    *counts down the seconds until this card will be the hands of a very special little someone* I am soooooo excited for them!!!

    I LOVE YOU MY HELLO KITTY LOVE BUG PRINCESS!!!

    *forever love buggy hugglers for my sweetest Sunshine*
    ~~~ Christina :)

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  18. What an adorable card! I love all the dimension! Thanks for playing with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges! We hope to see you back soon!

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  19. Super cute...LOVE Hello Kitty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri-TPE DT

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  20. This is darling! I'm so pleased that you've been able to find some Hello Kitty images for your Silhouette. Your little touches are such a treat (as always). I especially like the sweet little bells on the jar. Such a fun touch!

    Blessings to you for all you do for others. I always enjoy coming to see what you've been up to - and it's even more of a joy knowing that your creations are going on to spread blessings to those you don't even know.

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  21. Awwww...Simply ADORABLE!!I don't have a hello kitty cart either..:( The jar is Super Duper Cute and you just cannot stop smiling or laughing with the PK hearts!LOVE THEM!So in love with the heart pattern paper,GORGEOUS!!
    Luv U!
    Sending a huge amount of my love to you,
    Your angelic friend,
    Migdalia

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  22. Your card is so sweet!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}SPIRATIONAL Challenge blog! Hope to see you again!!
    ~DEANNE~

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