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Sorry for the inconvenience my friends... but thanks so much for letting me know about the expired link for the Easter Coloring Page. I fixed the link within in the post but just to make it easier for you... click HERE and it should be fine this time! Blessings for a gloriously great weekend! Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Karla's Korner
Sometimes I feel like that's what my life is all about... catching up! But I'm believing better to catch up on ocassion than not stay in touch at all. Hope you agree! I know it's not true for the entire country... but for us here in the Pacific Northwest... spring has sprung! Flowering trees just have a way of making the heart happy, don't they? And there's just something about spring that makes me feel more creative... that sense of new life I'm sure! And it's just not the trees that are blooming... but daffodils and pansies are too! I recently put this little collection of pansy art together as a digital download to celebrate spring and remind us that if we sow faith in God in whatever our circumstances, we are sure to reap the blessings of His goodness and grace! It's available here on Etsy as an instant download! I thought this collection might be helpful for creating promotional materials or decorating for a spring tea or garden party... or for card making or scrapbooking too! Part of the reason it's been challenging to keep up with all the many forms of social media is that the Portland... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Karla's Korner
I've had so much fun lately creating with hearts and Valentine designs! And because this special day of letting people know they are loved is right around the corner... I wanted to make sure you had plenty of time to download and print this new FREE COLORING PAGE... "A friend loves at all times"! You can download it here and please feel free to print it off for your church office, Sunday school class, family and/or friends... or for yourself of course! Oh yes... and I purposely designed it to fit into an 8x10 standard frame just in case you want to enjoy your child's or grandchild's or even your own coloring for a little while longer! Please note that this coloring page will be yours for free until March 1st so don't wait too long to get it. After that... it may just be included in the coloring book I'm working on! Woohoo! Remember in the last post I was telling you that one of my favorite verses was Jeremiah 31:3? Well... ... do you remember this sketch? I think I first posted it on FB around the end of November. Well... I liked the sketch so much I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Karla's Korner
It's oh so true... you are loved! I know there can be days when we don't feel loved or loveable... and there can be days when we might not love or even like ourselves... but feelings lie and we know it. So don't listen to them... listen to God whisper to your heart right now... you are loved! Because that's the Truth! Sometimes listening to the lies can be so easy. Oftentimes it's because some of us have been programmed by our past to believe things about ourselves that just aren't true and we become trapped by the recordings that play over and over in our brains. The only way to break that cycle is to replace the lies with the Truth of who God is... what He says about who we are... and the promises He's made to us and for our futures. When I'm feeling unloved or unloveable... one of my favorite verses to draw my heart away from harrassing thoughts and back to the goodness of God is Jeremiah 31:3... “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness." And He still does! It was God's Word that transformed my life... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Karla's Korner
Thank you Stacy... the details are the fun part for sure!
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2014 on COLORING MY WORLD! at Karla's Korner
I just posted this morning over on FB about how thankful I am that God did not create our world in black and white but chose to surround us with the most beautiful colors to delight our hearts and lift our spirits. Every color in the rainbow is such a reminder of His infinite creativity and the incredible love that He has for us. Just consider how He designed us with eyes to be able to discern an amazing range of color hues and values if we will just take the time to stop and really look. I remember years ago, after taking an art class where the teacher challenged us to not just look at colors but to truly see them, how amazed I was at the infinite variety of greens there were in the trees and bushes and greenery along the streets I drove going home that day. I had driven those streets for years but had never taken the time to really observe the incredible array of colors I had been missing out on without even realizing it! Still makes me smile to think about it! I had just recently come to know the Lord at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Karla's Korner
Oh Barbara... what a great sentiment to share... I love having a better than average full of God's blessings kind of day!!! Love it! God-hugs to you my friend... Karla
Good to be back too Irene... I miss you too when I don't have time to visit here! Hope you're doing well my friend... and LOVE the saying you suggested... oh so true! Blessings... Karla
You are very welcome Donna! God bless... Karla
Thank you Ann... it is good to be back to blogging and I can only hope I'll be able to do it more often this year! Love Psalm 37:6... what a great reminder! Bless you my friend... Karla
You are always such a blessing and encouragement to me Barbara!! LOVED hearing about the responses to your snowpeople and glad they brought some smiles! Good to hear you were able to savor and celebrate the time you had with your son too! Blessings and God-hugs... Karla
Your comment made me smile as well Kathy... bless you!
Glad to be back Regina... hope I able to post more often now!
Thank you Maria!
My studio has been the most fun place to be lately! Having two months off from being at Saturday Market has been so refreshing! My heart is doing the happy dance and I'm trying to savor every moment! I've also been pondering the word CELEBRATE a bit more... and created this little banner as a reminder to pause... look around... and rejoice in the everyday blessings of life. I love banners and buntings... they just say PARTY in the most fun way! To download your FREE CELEBRATE BANNER click here! You could hang it to celebrate a birthday or other special moment... or simply hang it, like me... to remind yourself to rejoice in those everyday moments of life that slip by so quickly! The truth is that life is full of pain and suffering... we all have more than our share throught our lifetimes. We don't get to choose our struggles... but we do get to choose how we live with them and through them. And we do get to choose what... and WHO... we focus on in the midst of them. I am always so inspired by someone who goes through a devastating experience and still shines forth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Karla's Korner
Over on my FB page we've been talking about choosing ONE WORD to focus on for 2014... ONE WORD that reflects a direction you want to move in or a change you want to see take place in your life... ONE WORD" that has the potential to influence the choices you make or the way you live. I prayed. I really wanted the Lord to choose my word for me. A whole bunch of great words came to my mind... but none stuck. And then I randomly saw the word CELEBRATE on something and thought... oh I like that word! It's fun... happy... joyful... yep... that's my kind of word. And then immediately thought "oh no" that can't be my word... it's not "spiritual" enough! So I began to argue with God. I wanted something deeper... more thought provoking... and heart changing. Can you believe it? But I couldn't let it go... so decided to receive it as from the Lord. And then this morning, as I began to meditate on my ONE WORD, I realized... oh my goodness... I'm not very good at celebrating! This past year I became so focused on work that I have lost the art... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at Karla's Korner
Before I tell you who The Winner is... I have to tell you that you are ALL winners in my book! If I could, I would send each of you a gift just to let you know how much I love and adore you! Your comments on the Giveaway posts both here and on FB went way beyond my expectations! I read every single one ofthem and cried more than once. Not only were they a blessing to my own heart but I know they were a blessing to the heart of God as you shared over and over your love and concern for me and for those around you who are hurting and need hope and encouragement. You, my friends, are such blessing givers... you make my heart smile!! But with no further ado.. I'd love to announce the winner... Lisa---Cudd! CONGRATULATIONS LISA! Lisa was chosen with the random number generator and since we are women who do not believe in chance accidents, we know that God must want to touch Lisa's life in this special way this Christmas season. I do not know Lisa personally but I do hope that she knows how much God loves her and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Karla's Korner
First I want to thank every one of you who has shopped with me so far this week!!! I am almost overwhelmed by your love!!! Bless you my friends! And... I am so sorry that some of you have had a hard time entering the CHRISTMAS2013 coupon code to get the 25% OFF your order in my Etsy shop... so I created this little photo below to hopefully help! When you open your shopping cart this is what you'll see... Love & God-hugs... Karla Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Karla's Korner
HUGE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! Almost $200 worth of goodies... just for you! Here is what ONE person will win... some to keep for herself... some to give away as a blessing to others. Every time I see that you took the time to leave a comment, share a FB post, download a coloring page, purchase something from my Etsy shop, or even just read something I've written... my heart smiles knowing that you have so many choices of who to read and follow and be friends with...and you chose me. Thank you!! I don't take that for granted! You are a blessing to me...and my life is richer because of you. So this giveaway is just one way I can show you my love in return! There are postcards, 4" Word Art Blocks and a couple of necklaces... There are 6" Art Blocks of Hope and Love and some Recipe Cards... There is a 10" wrapped canvas print of "Prayer Changes Things", a "Sweet As Apple Pie" book, and a "Christmas in Jesus Name" giftbag... And there's a Wise Owl Purse, some blessing cards for a special teacher, a few magnets, and a pocket/purse mirror. All this could be yours... some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Karla's Korner
Several of you asked if I would have an Etsy "Studio Sale" since many of you are long distance friends and could not make it to my home last week. How could I say "no"? Because I want to be a blessing to you wherever you live... I decided to have a WEEK LONG CHRISTMAS CYBERSALE in my ETSY SHOP Monday Dec 9 thru Friday Dec 13 Use the code CHRISTMAS2013 when you checkout for 25% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE! This applies to everything in the store: prints, 4" Word Art Blocks, Pocket/Purse Mirrors, Digital Downloads, Wrapped Canvas Prints, and MORE! Shop Now. And just so you know... my Etsy shop will close Friday, Dec 13th @5pm and reopen again Jan. 14th, 2014 I pray God leads you to the perfect gifts for those on your list this year... whether you buy from my Etsy Shop or anywhere else... and that He gives you the wisdom to stay within your personal budget and enjoy the best Christmas gifts He Himself came to give you... Love, Joy, Hope and Peace be yours this Christmas season! Love and God-Hugs... Karla Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Karla's Korner
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I wanted to give you a gift to show my appreciation and thankfulness for all of you who so faithfully follow me and encourage me on my journey in the Lord... you mean more to me than you know and I thank God for having you in my life! So here is a new coloring page just in time for your Thanksgiving gathering. You can download it here for free until the end of November... so make sure to download it soon! Print it as many times as you like... and have some fun with it! Oh yes... and I created it so that you can trim it to fit in an 8x10 frame! How fun is that? Do you see some grandchild colorings on the wall soon? I know it's been a long time since I've blogged and I have missed you... but my life has been very full and I'm constantly asking the Lord to teach me how to spend my time most wisely and efficiently. Most of my sharing online lately has been through my FaceBook Fan/Friend so if you're not connected with me there... please take a moment to visit me on FB and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Karla's Korner
Saturday before last I met a wonderful man from Kuwait at The Market. The father of three girls. He was looking for something special for each of them. Something unique. He asked if I would paint one of my 4" canvases for each daughter. I was moved by his story. I said yes. But I couldn't paint just three... instead I painted nine! When they are finished they will look similar to the ones in the back. As I was painting, I thought about the father and his daughters and how he wanted something unique for each of his girls. I couldn't help but think about how God wants that for each of His girls too! Just like these nine canvases... we all have some things in common... and yet we're all different...uniquely one of a kind by God's divine design. God wanted something special for each of us and so He gave us each a unique personality, our own combination of talents, gifts and abilities, and He has arranged our lives so that we each have our own unique purpose... with which we are able to glorify Him and be a blessing to others! Don't you just love it?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Karla's Korner
I've had to set my paintbrushes aside for a little bit in order to get ready for the new season at Saturday Market which starts March 2! I can hardly believe it... wow! These past few weeks have flown by. I haven't created near as much new art as I had hoped for in the almost two months I've had off... but between being sickee and other such nonsense... it just hasn't happened and I know I must be okay with it. I One thing I can say for sure today is that I am SOOOOO THANKFUL that my entire booth space fits inside my studio... allowing me to reconfigure and redesign the space comfortably... and hopefully it will be even more delightful and more efficient than last year! The walls of my panels are almost bare and ready for new fabric slipcovers and a new layout. I just bought a new chair which puts me more at eye level with visitors in my booth... and a smaller table which will need a new cover. So much work... so stay tuned for updates! It seems to me that the last photos I shared with you of my studio were nice... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Karla's Korner
Oh DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! I cannot tell you how blessed I've been by each one of you... as I read through all these celebrations... I laughed and I cried... tears of joy of course! You all are so amazing and I truly wanted you ALL to WIN... but since that just wasn't possible... always remember we're all winners in God's book anyway! YAY! So here are the winnners... in fact, I had to add one more winner to the "random" selection... because my heart said so... so there are 4 WINNERS altogether! 1. Grand Winner... Sharla said... I'm celebrating a more positive attitude. After being in a dark place for awhile, I'm starting to have the prayer of a better outlook and attitude being answered. The days are a little brighter and I'm smiling more often. That is definitely worth celebrating! 2. Second Winner... Kathy said... I celebrate everyday the fact that i am blessed to have a job- at home- 3 wonderful grandchildren that are healthy and happy. I also celebrate the fact that i am able to help out with an animal rescue here in my town by fostering dogs until they get their "forever" homes. 3. Third... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Karla's Korner
Who would have ever imagined that I would have more than 1500 FB Friends! Not me... that's for sure! But I'm feeling the love. and I know who gets the glory! So... because you have shown your love and blessed my heart by "liking" me on FB... I want to show you my love back by having a... CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!! ~ with three lovely winners ~ I put together this little box of goodies full of encouraging words, Bible verses, and beautiful blessings... ...and the FIRST PLACE WINNER will receive everything in the box: 1) a "Prayer Changes Things" 8" Plaque 2) a 'Set Free" Magnet 3) a collection of 12 Blessing Cards 4) a 4" "Trust God" Word Art Block 5) a "New Creation" Butterfly Pocket Mirror and a 10" glittered "Be Joyful" Giclee Canvas Print... in all it's glittering shimmering splendor!! The SECOND PLACE WINNER will receive a print of their choice from my Etsy store! And the THIRD PLACE WINNER will receive a 4" WORD ART BLOCK of their choice from my Etsy Store! Entering is EASY PEASY... just pick one, two or all three ways! 1. Just leave a comment on this blog post below... and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Karla's Korner