Wishes Come True

Okay, I will admit that I; like many others, am totally hooked on the 50 Shades Of Grey books by E. L. James!!  Due to the fact that I listen to my books as I’m crafting and at work – I’ve listened to them MANY MANY times now.  LOL  I have had to explain to my mom why I like these books so much.  Just as I will explain to you now…and trust me, I suck at explaining books!!!  Now, if you plan to read these and have not do not read the next paragraph or I will spoil them for you!!!

I love these books because they depict the healing of victims of abuse.  Child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, etc…  I fit in a couple of these categories.  I do believe that is why I’ve attached myself so much to the STORY of the book, no simply all of the sex!!!  Yes, if you were to take all of the sex out of these three books you may not even have one book.  LOL  The nice thing about listening to them is that I can fast forward through those scenes if/when I choose.  I love how he helps her heal just as much as she helps him to heal.
Okay, you can keep reading now!  LOL  I took several things from the three books here, I went with the “musical interlude”, the Seattle Skyline, and the Birthday gift she gives him…I went with her blue bra and matching panties just for the fun of it.

In the play I’m performing in – it is a comedy parody of A Christmas Carol…one of my lines has to do with the fact that Scrooge and I broke off our engagement when he was younger (like in the original movie), I run into him for the first time in a long time and have a line about how bad I felt after running out on him – I’ve added the line “why couldn’t I just take a little pain for my 50 Shades?”  I’m thinking that it will still be family friendly, but the ladies should get it!  haha

This is a Sassy Studio Designs image that is free this week over at Paper Craft Planet – they are doing a blog hop too!  Be sure to check out all of the information HERE!  I wish I’d read the entire post before making this creation…the challenge with it was to use black, white, and gray  Well, I used black and white on here…but Oops, no gray and loads of other colors!  😦

I went ahead and made one to work for their challenge!!  the only color allowed was on the image (skin, hair)  So I set out to make the same basic card…here is what I did insteaed

Thanks for looking!

Sentimental Sundays (must always add a sentiment) – Dimensions

Stampin’ for the Weekend – Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girl Blog– add sparkle

Dream Valley Challenges – Glitter & Bling

Make It Monday – Always ANYTHING GOES!

Victorine Stamps – Bingo (lace, bow, pearls)

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog– Sporty and Outdoors…got the outdoors showing and the way they do it in the book…its pretty darned sporty!  LOL

Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges (3 entries)– All Things Sparkly

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog –Storybook

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 5 entries)- Birthday

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – For Men (of any age) Only


18 comments on “Wishes Come True

  1. What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  2. Great cards, Karen! Fun idea to use the skyline background! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for our Fifty Shades of Sassy challenge!

  3. Ha, your post made me smile. I love your card, it does work on more than one level doesn’t it! I too love to read these books. I have seen posts of different interpretations of these books, but I agree with you, along with the fact that it’s a love story too. Kind regards Jo x

  4. Karen
    You crack me up. I am addicted to the books too. I never thought of audio books however. I do listen to podcast a lot. Great card and keep up the good work

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