Sunday, October 25, 2015

  BARBARA  ANN~

 I'm so happy to present this 'framed' photo of my wonderful Mother-In-Law at about age 11.
She was so very kind to me and loving; and we were so sorry to loose her two years ago.
 
 I created this 9"X5" frame with a base layer of brown corrugated cardboard, then several layers of linen and laces. The pale pink & green background is a journal card from Bo Bunny papers. Fancy corner punch was used on the photo~
I like to use the edges of handkerchiefs, and included some beads, buttons and a twill tape bow~ there are a few twirls of tulle and a soft lace rose in the top corner.

 I miss her deeply! But when I look at my granddaughter, now age 12, I see 'Barbara Ann' so much!  (They look like twins really : )  She was a delightful wonderful person and very missed by all of us~
I plan to enter this photo of Barbara Ann in to AppleApricot's   Linky Party ( > )  SIMPLY NEUTRALS TUESDAY! 
Lots of vintage loveliness there! and I'm sure you'll enjoy stopping in each week to see some truly beautiful 'neutral' (color based) contributions. 



 How is the early edges of Autumn treating you!?  It is beautiful here in Colorado.  The colors are in full bloom and the air is crisp during the day now~  My heater is kicking on during the nite! Brrr....

 

This is a birthday card I made quite some time ago.  I used several layers of   (>click) Maja Design papers - 'Walking In The Forest'         I made a few rolls of paper and tied them together with some twine; run thru an eyelet.
I stamped the 'postal' designs, did some machine sewing along the right edge, punched a butterfly to grace the top, and included a few home-made little flowers and beads and glitter in the bottom corner~
 There's also some checkered ribbon, a knot of rust colored seam binding and some raffia here & there.

Thanks so very much!  I always appreciate any who stop in to take a peek!
I hope you have a wonderful and creative day~  For me, working a full-time job : /  I am usually restricted to crafting during evenings and week-ends.  But even more so then that, I am of late restricted by my 'mojo' !!!  I want so much to create : ) but it just isn't always there.  I can say though, that in lately starting to blog, I am INSPIRED BY YOU!! and enjoy stealing away (during the day @ work) on breaks and lunch to visit around and see what you are up to and enjoy your encouragement!
Have a wonderful week!!
Karen O

20 comments:

  1. Hi Karen. What a beautiful tribute to your dear MIL...I'm sure she is looking down and smiling in a big way. Don't you just love those Bo Bunny papers? I bought quite a few before our local scrapbook place closed so now I can't get them on a local level. 😒 I know what you mean about mojo. I am retired and don't even work, but by the time I finish the household duties or working in the garden, i have no mojo because I am too tired to even create anything. I guess we have to just hang in and be grateful for the little time we do have! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Sue

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    1. I'm so blessed with your visit Sue! Thank you very much. (and yes, love the BBunny pprs; we have one local Scrapbook store - not a 'big-box' that still carries it! : )

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  2. Dear Karen, such a lovely post, and such beautiful cards.
    The one with your dear Mother in Law , is adorable, with all the layers of fabrics and laces, and so beautiful in the neutral tones.
    Also the birthday card, is wonderful, I love how you decorated the corner, with beads and flowers, and the sweet butterfly. You always
    create life in your pieces, by adding 3-d things, which I love Karen.
    I hope all is well, and send you hugs.
    Dorthe

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    1. Dorthe I appreciate you so much~ Thanks for the encouraging words! I just started collecting linen & laces a few years ago; and love to incorporate it. Have a great day~

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  3. what a loving and beautiful tribute to your MIL. I'm sure she is smiling down at you.
    The Birthday card is also lovely.Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs and love,
    Marie

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    1. You are very kind Marie~ Thanks for stopping in! It looks like you've made a post to your blog and added something to this weeks "Simply Neutrals Tuesday;" I want to come see~ Blessings, Karen

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  4. Beautiful photo, love how you have framed it. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie! I peeked into your blogs : ) your work is amazing and the photos are wonderful! Have a great day~

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  5. Karen, your projects are both just wonderful, the first is a great tribute to your mother in law, how special to pick a photo of the same age your daughter is now, Lovely layering. Love the distressing on your card, very pretty papers and embellishing. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself.

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    1. I love your card style Connie, glad I found you~ Thanks so much for stopping in!

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  6. Dear Karen, your collage and card are gorgeous! I love how you used the photo of your dear mother as a child, and make a beautiful collage around it. It's precious and a treasure for her loved ones to remember her by. Sending you hugs and wishing you a beautiful day, xx

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    1. Thanks Wen! This was soo fun to make. Appreciate your encouragement! Blessings to you~ Karen

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  7. hi karen~ I moderate the comments that come into my blog. I review it then publish. I've had spammers so that is why I do this. I got your email on the book marks. let me research and see if i did a tutorial on them but I don't mind one bit. Go for it :) Ill get back to you by today. cm

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    1. Thank you Connie; I'm gonna give it a try! Appreciate your help my friend~

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    1. Thank you so much Pia! You are an inspiration~

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  9. Hello Karen,
    Your blog is full of beauty and your artworks are so full of love - gorgeous! Aren't you lucky to have had a great mother-in-law. What beautiful ways to display family photos. I've been away from Blogland this last week with busy-ness. Now I'm catching up with cleaning, gardening etc.I took some photos of my roses and garden, but they haven't reached my blog! No time for craft yet. It's harder with young kids and I try to do so many other things too.

    Thanks for your lovely inspiration!
    hugs,

    Jesse

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    1. Thank you Jesse! I appreciate you taking time to comment~ Life is so busy when you are raising a family! You do the best you can. We will wait patiently ; ) to see your roses! Have a great week~Karen

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