Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  she's nearly here . . .
Hello dear friends and welcome to my blog today!
We are deep into September already, and our weather here in Colorado, well, in central CO that is,
has been on the warm side - but fairly typical this time of year.  Warm days and very cool & chilly nights.
Our "Autumn" weather starts much sooner in the mountains!  but, she's nearly here in C. Springs; and
the leaves just this week are beginning to change in my neighborhood. 
So - - here is my "Farewell to Summer"  cards! : ) LOL! 
It's been a long summer, and filled with some real health challenges for me; but I must say that it has been a good summer too~  I was able to see lots of family and enjoyed projects in the yard and around the house~
I am thankful for these extra weeks of warmer weather, to be out in my yard and working in the fresh air.  Soaking up all the sunshine when I could.  Remember, I have a full time job - so I fit it all in when I can ; )

Well, on to the cards!    These "Tag Cards" were made with Prima Marketing papers
http://www.scrapbook.com/store/pri-585440.html  called the Rossibelle Collection.
I added bits of white corrugated board, seed beads, German glass glitter,  Prills (you can google those: )
and other bits of this and that.
The bows are seam binding and white twill tape.
 I "fussy cut" the bird cage and the trim piece to the left of it.  The butterfly is a punch.
There is some netting over the cage that does not show up on this photo; you can see it on the bottom pics.
This little tag was fun!  And aren't those papers pretty?

Things are somewhat uneventful for me right now! : ) and that is just fine. ~whew~

Have you been creating anything lately!?!
I've seen lots of gorgeous pumpkins popping up right now in blogland!! : ) Love 'em~

Wishing you a beautiful rest of the week and Gods blessings too.

Hugs,   Karen


  1. Love these so shabby chic!!! Beautiful as always!!!

  2. Hi Karen, Your designs for your tags and cards are incredible. Every treasure you design is always amazing and inspiring. Love the colors and the themes of each. So glad you enjoyed a nice summer. I know you work outside the home too but you still really accomplish a great deal. Blessings to you my friend. Have a great week and thank you for always stopping by and your kind comments. They bless my heart. xoxo

  3. Just beautiful, sweet Karen! I love seeing your cards and tags as they are some of the prettiest that I have seen....you are so talented, dear friend.

    Thinking of you and wishing you a week full of joy and sweet blessings. Hugs!

  4. Hello dear Karen,
    so lovely to see you here again, and see your beautiful tag cards. I so love the romance ,and all your sweet details. The punched out butterfly, in that wonderful paper, and the netting over the birds house,are such adorable details. The extra tags with words, are such beautiful adds, too. Oh yes I love the little tag with the wonderful papers, used !!! Karen I`m sorry to hear you have had health problems all summer, I can only hope you are better now ?
    You will hear from me, dear friend.
    Blessings and a hug.

  5. HI Karen. As always your layering makes me swoon, and I love that you share your sources of the beautiful products that you use. I agree that it's so nice to work out in the garden these days. We have had a terribly hot and dry summer, but we are now getting some rain and cooler days. Have a great day! Hugs to you! Sue

  6. Oh Karen these are just Gorgeous!! Love those papers and your attention to detail and combining all the embellishments together just perfectly are stunning!! You do such beautiful work.
    I am so glad you have been able to enjoy the warm weather for a little while longer before winter kicks in, take care :)

  7. Ooohhh, these tags are soooo beautiful!!!

    Love the colors and all the pretty details.

    Hugs Jytte :)

  8. Hi Karen! Nice that you're back and beautiful, what you for cards from the Prima - have conjured Design paper! I wish you all the best for your health and always think: You're not alone! Many greetings and a nice indian summer wishes you Sylvia

  9. Hello Karen. I popped over here to see if you had done anything lately and found I missed this post .. getting slack I think or forgetful .. one of the two, LOL!! These cards are so beautiful Karen .. elegant and romantic! I love the papers used, the fussy cut images, the bits of ephemera, the corrugated card .. everything is assembled so beautifully. You are heading into Autumn and we are heading into summer. Let's hope the weather in both instances is kind. We've had some horrendous storms in the last few weeks but, hopefully, that is now behind us and we can look forward to some sunshine. Hope your health stays on track too. God Bless. hugs xx

  10. Hello Karen, I have missed blogging and catching up with friends. I am still unpacking (nearly 5 weeks here now) and don't for see that stopping in the near future. Your cards are just beautiful! I hope you are enjoying the fall...trees are really turning here. Take care, Nancy