Card Of The Week – Believe

What’s On My Work Desk This Week? (WOYWW)

Spring has almost sprung.

Easter is on the horizon.

Are you as excited about these occasions as I am?

Today’s card, Believe, is a celebration of these events – but this card also means so much more!

Words are powerful things – and “Believe” brings with it a message of faith – a message of encouragement – a message of hope.

Believe invites you to move forward in life. It invites you to move towards healing – towards reconciliation – towards a brighter future.

Believe invites you to step out in faith – to embrace the power of the resurrection – and to believe in the person who died and rose for you.

Believe invites you to rise about your self-perceived limitations and to follow your dreams.

One word.

Unlimited possibilities.

When things seem impossible, remember the power of Believe!

To create this card, I layered 2 coordinating papers from SEI’s 6 x 6 Happy Day paper pad over a white card base. I chose these designs because they were bursting with color – the patterns reminded me of fireworks in bright spring pastels!

I then layered 2 coordinating ribbons over the seams (don’t you love those delicious pink polka dots?)

I carefully handpicked through a jar of pink buttons to find three in ascending sizes to draw attention to the word Believe (which, I believe, originated from a tin of K & Company chipboard).

I then added a few additional buttons to the patterned paper to create a 3-D sunburst effect!

Now, it’s your turn to inspire us with your creativity! What have you created this week? Be sure to share your latest creations with us at one of our weekly parties – and be sure to visit the Art Challenge Blogs at the end of this post!

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What Are The Crafty Cats Up To?

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This week, we are celebrating the phenomenon of cats and bags – with Baby Tsunami as our chief model!

Don’t miss the fun – stop by, enjoy the photos and videos, and share your favorite photos with us at our weekly Wordless Wednesday Party!

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  1. This is a pretty card! Love the choice of papers and colors 🙂 Perfect for Spring!

  2. Pretty card and lovely little rabbit. Love the thoughts of SPRING…overdue in my mind. We need a nice rain to green up the grass and make the flowers bloom. Our burn ban would be cancelled and I could get back to walking. As always a lovely cat !

  3. Lisca Meijer says:

    What a lovely card! I love it.
    Thank for sharing the photo of your kitty. Gorgeous!
    Have a great week,
    PS I’m thinking of our fellow desk hopper Shoshi today who’s operation has been postponed yet again! I can’t imagine how she must be feeling. I’m sure you’ll join me in prayer for her and her hubby.

  4. Pat says:

    I believe this is wonderful. Love the kitty models as well.

    Thanks for sharing, drop on by. Happy WOYWW Pat #63

  5. Elizabeth H says:

    Gorgeous paper on this card and so fresh! Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Fingers challenge this week, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. Cazzy says:

    Hi Joy, thanks for entering your pretty card to the Quirky Crafts challenge. I don’t know why, it must be the way I told it, but nobody has got the challenge right so far.
    You have ribbon, but you need children or pets dressed in costume to enter this challenge.

    I hope you will enter another project which has children or animals dressed up in costume and with ribbon on it.


    Cazzy x

    • Sorry I missed that requirement Cazzy – but at least I’m in good company! 🙂

      Since attempting to dress up my cats in costumes would most likely result in major mauling and bodily injury to me I think I am going to have to pass this time round – but hope you get some cute entries from those who who read it right!

      Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Karen Day says:

    Joy – I love your spring-y creation! Thanks so much for joining our March challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

  8. Dionne says:

    Lovely, bright combination of papers. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. What a great card. Love the choice of papers and the colors on the ribbon and buttons are a nice accent. Thanks for joining us at Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Mema’s Crafts }

  10. abusybee says:

    This is so pretty! Love the beautiful spring colors! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  11. LuAnn Braley says:

    Where do you get all your energy from? It makes me tired just thinking of all the work it took to put links and such into this post! *lol* Thank you for your inspiration, Ramona, and all you do for others! U ROCK, Sister! :O)

  12. Dianne says:

    Beautiful card thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x ID DT

  13. sue says:

    Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  14. Very pretty card and great use of buttons! (I never think to use the huge can of buttons I have in my stash … thanks for inspiration!) Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at 613 Avenue Creates! We hope you’ll come join us again real soon! Great job!
    613 Avenue Create DT

  15. Ema says:

    Great colors! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  16. I love your card of the week & the stuffed super cute bunny!

  17. Natalie says:

    lovely card! I like the different patterned papers.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  18. Nina says:

    Hi – haven’t been out and about for a while but tonight I’m taking some quiet time to do a bit of visiting. I love this card! It is really pretty and the buttons add the perfect touch of whimsy ;o) Thanks for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner. So glad to see you are doing well these days, Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  19. c says:

    How adorable is your kitten model! What a lovely card, and the power of ‘believe’…you’re so right…infinite! Thank you for sharing at The Pink Elephant *Pinch Me* challenge!
    ~c (TPE Guest Designer)

  20. Fabulous project. Thanks for entering Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ATG. Wendy (DT).xx

  21. Awesome card! Love the cute buttons! The bunny is adorable! Thank you for joining the Doubleclick Skittles challenge! Guest Designer – Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

  22. Dawn says:

    What a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday this week x

  23. LaVoi ce says:

    Nicely done and I agree with your Believe thoughts.

  24. Helena says:

    Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

  25. Laura Turcotte says:

    very pretty!! Thansk for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

  26. Ileana A. says:

    Wonderful! Papers are gorgeous! I like design!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge.

  27. Karen L says:

    This is SO adorable! I love the buttons. You are SUPER creative, and I really like seeing your wonderful art. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing it with us in our challenge this week. I really appreciate having you play along, and I hope that you will stop by to share with us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  28. Jen L says:

    I love your card! Thanks for joining us this week for our Spring into Spring challenge at Bugaboo’s Catch the Bug blog. Here’s holding thumbs that you’re a winner.
    Please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang

  29. rhonda-bumblebee creations says:

    what a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining our challenge over at DoubleClick Connections-Past GD-Rhonda

  30. Nancy says:

    Beautiful colors. Happy Spring!

  31. Monica says:

    Thanks for playing with us at Not Just Cards Challenge!
    Monica – DT

  32. Claire says:

    Oh this is lovely, great card 🙂

  33. Sarah says:

    Such a beautiful creative card. Love it 🙂

  34. Steffi says:

    Nice project, great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at stampavie and more challenge!

    Hungs Steffi

  35. Sabina says:

    Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  36. HeatherM says:

    Very pretty card, and your kitten is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week.

  37. Craftybunny says:

    Such a pretty card and the colours are so joyful.Truly delightful.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  38. A beautiful card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  39. Beautiful card – love the fun and festive design paper! I do believe!! Thank you for joining us at ! Hope you will join our next challenge too!

  40. Virginia Lu says:

    Super fun design! I love the pattern paper and how you used the buttons in this design! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Easter Spring/Pinterest” Challenge!

  41. Becca Cruger says:

    Your whole post had me GRINNING! Love the brightness of your card, but love the positive affirmations just as much! And your kitty… I just wanna cuddle him!!! Thanks for sharing at Eclectic Ellapu!
    Damsel of Distressed Cards

  42. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your creativity with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  43. Craftybunny says:

    Back with a different DT hat on.
    Everything I said before except…
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  44. teachdanz says:

    what a great CAS card – love the colors and the word is all it needs to complete the meaning of the card 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Craftin Desert Divas “Easter” linky party!!
    CDD dt

  45. Sandi says:

    This is very creative! Thanks for playing with us this week at
    7 Kids Collage Fund.

  46. Your card is the very definition of spring! (Love that bunny, too!) What a perfect selection of paper and those sweet buttons are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dazzling Divas Challenge!

  47. Deonna B says:

    Gorgeous card and colors! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and please come and play with us again starting tomorrow. Visit me at

  48. Tanya Miller says:

    Such a beautiful selection of papers. Lovely and bright and spring like. Thank you for entering the Digi Choosday Make Anything But a Square card challenge

  49. caroline says:

    Great projects. Thanks for sharing at soc. Good lucl.
    caroline dt


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