Card Challenge: A Season Of Joy

It feels like forever since I’ve been in a crafting mood, but Paper Sundae’s current challenge – A Change Of Season – spoke to my heart. For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking a class called Grief Share to help me walk though some painful losses in my life. During this process, one of the bible verses I’ve been reflecting on is Psalm 30:5; today’s card is a tangible reminder of that verse:

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Following are the challenges I worked with as I created this card:

Paper Sundaes Challenge #39: A Change Of Season
Ellephantastic #15 – Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew – Blooming Marvelous
Wild Orchid Challenge #7 – Stitch It Up

I stamped the interior of the card with a favorite quote from John Keats that is from his poem, A Thing Of Beauty.

All products except the button are from CTMH and include:

Boom-Di-Ada Papers
White Daisy Collection Natural Twill
Just Blooms Big Pinks Flowers
B1296 Joy Forever Stamps
C1234 Simple Stitches Stamps
E1003 Boutique Alphabet Stamps
Dye Inks: Black, Hollyhock, Olive

Looking for more creative inspiration? Join me as I share at these wonderful sites:

Crafts, Sewing, Recipes at Funky Junk Interiors
Scraptastic Saturday
Scrappy Saturdays
Spiritual Sundays
Craft-O-Maniac Monday
Made By You Mondays
Make It Monday
Motivate Me Monday
Making Monday Marvelous
Market Yourself Monday
Something Beautiful
Just Something I Whipped Up
It’s So Very Creative
Making The World Cuter
Mad Skills Link Party
Socialize With Me Monday Til Sunday
Tools Are For Women Too

Have a joy-filled week, dear friends!

37 Responses to “Card Challenge: A Season Of Joy”

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  1. Denise says:

    Such a lovely card :)) Making a flower as a "o" is a great idea! Thanks for all the links.

  2. Amber says:

    I'm following you now and would love a follow back!

    Amber at

  3. Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf says:

    I like your card and enjoy making them as well.
    This one gave me inspiration.
    Peace…Naila Moon

  4. Young and Crafty says:

    This is a beautiful card! I have got to try my hand at card making.

    Thanks so much for linking up to SS! I hope you'll join us every week!

    Hannah @

  5. Whidbey Woman says:

    Happy Spiritual Sunday! Hope you have a great week.

  6. Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage says:

    I have never been very good at crafts, but this is a great idea.

  7. Shirley-anne says:

    enjoyed the visit here . love your card and using flower as 'O 'and the colour combinations .
    thank you for the lovely comment on my card on Make it Monday ..

  8. Nan says:

    Follow your Blog From Follow Me Monday.
    Have a nice day.

  9. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful card! I love the pink and green colour combination. One of my favourites.

    Thank you for linking up to "Make It Monday" this week.

    Michelle 🙂

  10. Thistleblue says:

    Lovely card, love how you've used the flower! thanks for taking part in this weeks Ellephantastic challenge!
    Elle DT

  11. Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts says:

    What a lovely card thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic Challenges x x

  12. Helen says:

    Love this simple card! the colors are pretty too. I saw your card at Make it Monday.

  13. agypsyangel says:

    I just linked up to Renees something beautiful. I hope to have a JOY filled week. Please come by my blog sometime too.. Have a wonderful week,

  14. Tin says:

    Gorgeous card, you are very talented, I am glad I stopped by, I am a new follower.
    I would love for you to stop by my blog or blogs

  15. Beverley Baird says:

    A lovely card! Love the verse you used! I need to remind myself of that often!

  16. Charlotte says:

    What a beautiful card to represent a precious scripture. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  17. elsi67 says:

    So sweet 🙂 Thanks for playing with us at Wild Orchid Crafts ♥

  18. Marlene says:

    Adorable card, Ramona! Glad to see you creating. 🙂

  19. Tiffany says:

    I have an award for you!

    How did you get your thankyour note under the poast a comment?

  20. Tiffany says:

    How do I become a reply blogger?? I didn't know you could be a no reply!! ( :

  21. The Paper Princess says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

    Tiffany, thank you for that beautiful award! I have added it with a link back on my sidebar!

    In answer to your question – how do you add a personal message for your readers who are leaving comments (like the one that appears above my comment box) – simply follow these easy steps:

    1) Sign into your Blogger Dashboard and click on Settings.

    2) Click on the Comments Field (NOT the Comments Tab). The Tabs are on the top; the fields are beneath them. You want the Comments FIELD which is the fourth one from the left.

    3) Go to the Comment Form Message box which is 8 rows down. Your box should be blank. Type whatever message you want to appear there and then scroll to the bottom of your screen and click on Save Settings.

    4) Now go to the main page of your blog and click on one of your posts to leave a comment. You should see your new customized message in this field!

    You can go in at any time to update your message. Hope this helps – have a wonderful day!

  22. Renee says:

    Hi Ramona,

    What a cool card! I love how you used a flower for the "O". Thank you so much for linking up.
    And I'd be happy to follow your blog… I didn't realize I wasn't!! But I am now. 🙂 I love your blog!
    Have a wonderful day!

  23. Donna Heber says:

    Very pretty card.

  24. supremevision says:

    What a lovely blog!! Your card is beautiful!! I'm your newest follower form To The Top Tuesday!! Happy Tuesday!!

  25. LindyLouMac says:

    Did my last comment get lost?

  26. Amy says:

    Lovely! I am a new follower from Tues Blog Hop!

  27. Lana says:

    Great ideas! Now that we are done with harvest, i would like to get back to my craftier side. I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along. Stop by the farm for a chat soon. We are in a cleaning mood these past few days! ICK!

  28. Anna says:

    Hi! I found you blog through the Tuesday Tag Along. I am your newest follower! Anna @

  29. The Paper Princess says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    This comment is in response to your inquiry about becoming a reply blogger. I've been meaning to write a post about this because it breaks my heart when I go to reply to emails, only to find they are set up as a No-Reply (most of them unknowingly)- so, in the meantime, I hope you find this helpful!

    First, a little background:

    If you go back into your Blogger Dashboard, click on Settings, and then click on the Commments FIELD (NOT the Comments TAB) – you will find two fields that allow you to enter e-mail addresses. First is the Comments Moderation field. If you enter an email address here, whenever anyone leaves a comment, that email will be forwarded to the email address you entered (so that you will know you have a comment to moderate even if you are not signed in to blogger).

    The second place you can type in an email address is the Comment Notification field. Once you have processed a moderated comment, the comment you approved will be forwarded to this address.

    If a blog owner sets up one or both of these fields on blogger, in addition to having their comments appear publically on their blog, they will also receive the individual comments in their e-mail box. Many bloggers like myself will often send a person reply directly to the people who write them this way. In order to do this, however, your Blogger Profile must be set up correctly – otherwise, when you go to reply to the e-mail, instead of the return e-mail address appearing, you will receive a NO-REPLY comment in the e-mail address field, meaning you cannot directly contact the blogger.

    In some instances, the individual may have intentionally chosen to set up their account this way, but in most cases, they don't know this is happening until someone makes them aware of it.

    In any event, my friend Tiffany over at Tiffany's Garden posted some quick and easy instructions so that you can fix this:

    While you're there, scroll down your blogger profile and make sure that you have your blog URL typed in so that the link to your blog appears on your blogger profile. You should have this basic info set up even if you are set to Private and that is the only info you make public so that anyone you are writing has a private way to contact you and a way to find your blog if you have contacted them.

    Hope this helps – have a wonderful day!

  30. Teresa Choplin says:

    Hi, I'm your newest follower!
    I love your Blog! I'm here for the Blog Hop. How about check my blog out, and follow back. Thanks!

  31. Scrappy Gifts says:

    Beautiful card with such a sweet sentiment. Love the flower in the center of Joy. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  32. Vanja says:

    Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges! 🙂
    Hugs, vanja

  33. Shar says:

    Very pretty! Love your color scheme!

  34. Nana says:

    Very pretty card
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
    hugs Nana

  35. Pattie says:

    Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our Change of Seasons challenge!

  36. AUDRA says:

    Great Card!

  37. Crystal says:

    Hi! I love your cards! AND I love all the pictures of your adorable kitties!! I'm your newest follower from Wandering Wednesdays 🙂


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