Monday, October 19, 2015


White Burlap and Lace Photo Album

Welcome and thank you for taking time to stop in!!

I am home from my  journey to Ohio with my eldest daughter and grandchildren.
(My dear husband is buried there and we went to mark the one year anniversary.  My heart is full and even breaking;  I miss him so very much.    And he would have loved this trip -  my sweet wonderful man~ So much beauty to behold.)

We saw SO MANY LOVELY THINGS along the way. The gorgeous fiery colors of the trees and shrubbery.  And wonderful old barns! (I am an avid fan: ) The views were spectacular as we drove the nearly 3000 miles to and from~  Each state offering something unique and interesting~


Today I am sharing a small  photo album I made (maybe 5"X6"), using white burlap, canvas and lace.  There is a piece of 'bird' paper (isn't it pretty! : ) from  (click here>) Pion Designs Scrapbook paper from Sweden, (I inked the edges w/distress ink)
a bit of white corrugated board, and a mix of beads & glitter, and some ribbon.


I am planning to link this album to Wen's ( click >)  SIMPLY NEUTRALS TUESDAY !!!
She is currently hosting a wonderful weekly Linky party posting photo's showcasing neutral colors.


Once opened, There is a lace pocket on the left (lace is from Etsy > TreasorsdeLuxe laces; etc)
A place in the center for photo's (green gingham fabric, and I stamped a rose on some thin cotton)  I also included a few 'tags' (for photos or journaling.) 
On the right there is a Battenberg pocket to hold a small note pad, and on the far right is a pocket made from a cross-stitch doily.   Inside is a teeny (3"X3") mini photo album made with canvas.



The  mini  is pinned together with a Tim Holtz 'I don't know whatcha call it do-dad pin! : ) The clock is stenciled with Gesso.  I used some vintage buttons on the heart and added a few beads as well.  Oh, and the wedding photo is my grandparents! 



The album has a simple button and loop closer.  I included a close photo  so you could see.

This album was gifted to a neighbor who has been a big blessing to me since loosing Alan~


Well, Autumn is truly here in Colorado Springs, CO : J
We usually experience warm days and chilly nights!  And such is the case since I've returned.
My daughter and grandchildren will be leaving soon to make the trek back to their home in Montana.
I miss them already!  : /

I have enjoyed blogging again; and I thank you so much for reading and commenting too~
It's nice sometimes just to "shout out" and share.  And I am  Learning  So  Much since I found some of you in Blogland.
Your posts are amazing and so so inspiring.  I am encouraged to keep crafting~
Have a blessed week!
Karen

18 comments:

  1. Hi Karen. I'm glad that you had a great trip with your loved ones, and that you arrived home safely. Your album is exquisite and I love everything about it. I love reading your posts and am happy that you are enjoying blogging again...it seems that so many great bloggers have given it up in favor of Facebook, Instagram, and so forth. As my old boss used to say: "Let's keep on keepin' on!" Hugs, Sue

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    1. Thanks so very much Sue! I will do my best to 'keep keepin' on' !

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  2. My heart aches as I'm reading this, dear Karen. It must be so hard for you.
    Your book is just gorgeous and I'm glad you linking up to Wen's wonderful party.
    Thanks for your visit and for your lovely comment.
    Sending hugs to you,
    Marie

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    1. Marie I surely appreciate your warm thoughts~ Yes, it's so difficult. Thank you for stopping in and commenting.
      It means a lot to me! <3

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  3. Dear Karen, such a beautiful cover you created, with the lovely bird image ,the wonderful pearl embroidery,and the laces, and inside so sweet with pockets with your photo of grandparents, such a treasure, and for the notebook, and sweetest mini book . Your kind neighbor have felt blessed with your gift from your heart.
    Sending you a warm hug. I hope you recieved my pm -
    Dorthe <3

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  4. Oh yes! thank you Dorthe I did receive your PM~ And Thank you for your comments and support!
    I am @ work but will be heading to your blog @ lunch time! I am anxious to get a close look at your Tuesday contribution!
    Take care,
    Karen

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  5. So beautiful project love details and colours hugs pia

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    1. Pia I just spotted your nice comment, Thank You! for the visit~ Karen

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  6. Dear Karen, I'm happy to hear you arrived home safe and that you had a sweet time with your family. I'm sorry that you have to miss your beloved husband. Your book is gorgeous with the beautiful bird image. I'm sorry I haven't got back to you earlier. We are still in difficult times here and my spare time is going mostly to painting and pinterest :) But I will be happy to help you with your blog. So if you have time then please send me an email and I'll help you as soon as I can! Hugs, Wen

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    1. Thank you Wen!! I appreciate your support and visit~ I have just 2 "newbie" Q'ns at your convenience. : )Blessings, Karen

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  7. This is a really lovely little book, the cover is delightful with such beautiful bead embroidery, and the inside is so interesting with the tags and the mini.

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    1. Thank you Liz! I appreciate you taking time to stop in~ Your blogs are wonderful BTW! Karen

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    1. Thanks Linda! I enjoyed your postcards; and the white embroidered peacock!

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  9. Karen - Sending big hugs your way! Your album is just precious! Such lovely details and beautiful images! Love it!

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    1. You are such a peach Nancy! : ) Thank you so much~

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  10. Lovely work.
    Happy Autumn to you.
    Michele

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    1. Thank you Michele! What a nice surprise to see you stopped in and commented! : ) Have a great week, Karen

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