Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Paper bag Thank You~

Hello to all!! Thanks ever-so-much for stopping in~
I wanted to share something I made many months ago; but just recently got sent out to our friend Marie at Lost Bird Studio. http://marie-lostbirdstudio.blogspot.com/
She is an artist with great talent; and a woman of generous spirit~  I hope you'll take some time to enjoy her blog~  She was (and is) such a blessing to me during some extremely difficult times- and this is a very (very) long over-due little thank you card.

This is a small paper bag; lightly painted with white acrylic around the edges.  I then added some papers, a bit of cheese-cloth, some scraggly-torn tissue paper and the image- which was gifted to me by Marie~ Isn't that a sweet vintage girl!   The 'crown' punched piece of paper at top is the sentiment card that fits inside.  I wrote a few words &  tucked a few small things into the bag for her and finally got it sent off~

There is a smattering of prills, beads, sequins and glitter here & there.  Look at those boots! : ) <3 
(PS, I am such an amateur at this blogging! and don't know how to remove the spaces and gaps between photo's & text sometimes : p)

I hope this day finds you well?  And enjoying some creative time~  I am feeling Christmas so early this year.  I don't usually start things till after December rolls in; but my trees have been up for a week! That's just Not me~ hmmm
My dining table is covered with wrapping projects.  I don't shop this early! (who am I?:)
Well so-long for now dear friends.  I am still working full-time and my job awaits.
Wishing you blessings in the days ahead~
Love and hugs,  Karen

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Birthday tag, and a sweet old pic~

Hello to you friends!  Thank you for joining me today~

How are things in your corner of the world?  We are cold and grey today, but the bright spot for me is dinner tonight with my daughter and grandkids!  (Then off to church.)  I count myself fortunate to be able to see them so often~~  This is the first time I've lived closer than 900 miles away!  So it's been wonderful to be just a few miles down the highway.

I created a little tag for my baby sis's birthday.  She is 7 years my junior, but we are super close friends!  I do miss seeing her,  like when we lived in the same city, but we talk often.

I have used Kaisercraft papers (Romantique collection) and a piece of Tim Holtz filmstrip.  A resin frame from Prima and (of course) some bows and ribbon.
I 'fussy-cut' a bit of flowers to attach to the frame,   and a single little blossom for the filmstrip; mounted with a foam dot for dimension.  *Can you read 'Paris' behind the film? : )
The 'love' is cut with a T Holtz die. https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=316463&sscid=b1k2_eahz7&utm_source=ShareASale&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=244984

My sister, Jane, is the youngest of the 6 kids in my family. (I was child #4)
She is such an amazing woman!  full of life, love and compassion - and is deeply committed to several very serious causes (one being the fight against human trafficking . . .)
As a toddler, we used to carry her around everywhere! Always soo cute; she was our "baby doll."

Here is a picture of her  on the right,   when she was about 4 years old.
See those little 'arms open wide'?! : )  she is still that way today.
Jane is also a very avid hiker in Colorado and has climbed many of the " 14ers" (mountains in CO over 14,000 ft-- there are 52 peaks in that category).  The photo is from a mini album I made for her Many years ago.  That is our parents on the left~

 I thank you so much for peeking in!  And hope you have a beautiful rest of the week.
I would love to hear what you have been up to : )
Wishing you blessings and hugs,
Karen <3

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

My new journal; A place to share my heart ~

Welcome!! to my blog today.
I hope and trust you are doing well?!  And finding Joy in many things~

My heart has been in (desperate) need of journaling;  so I decided to make myself one. Well, I  'covered' myself a notebook anyway  : )  I guess you might call this "semi-homemade" ; )

I found some composition books so reasonable I could not pass them by.  I covered the front with some beautiful Prima paper; from their Salvage District collection. https://www.scrapbook.com/store/products/?w=Prima%20salvage%20district
 Before adhering it, I did a bit of script and music note stamping, some dry embossing with a 'harlequin' folder; and added a bit of TH (pumice stone) distress ink. https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pp-th-tim27140.html   **Please know I'm not one to intentionally advertise online supplies co's; but I want you to see what I'm talking about : ) I know some are interested in specifics~ Please feel free to ask.
 I'm afraid you will almost always find a 'bow' somewhere in my work~
 I.Can't.Help.Myself.~ *sigh*

This resin frame is also from the 'Prima Marketing' family.
The sweet bird  image is trimmed from a Tim Holtz die-cut. 
I made the flowers from the paper I used on this project (again, Prima Salvage District) and I've added quite a bit of German glitter glass, sequins, gems, micro-beads and & glitter here & there.
There's a strip of lace at the bottom (cotton) -  but she decided she would not 'stand up' to get her picture taken!! (she's a lot like me)
The text "from the heart" is stamped on a titch of linen lace, and mounted on a bit of white corrugated board; for dimension.  I made myself a little pencil from a toothpick end : ) 

I included a simple pocket for the inside/front; to hold a few bookmarks, notes, and my writing pencil.

Thank you!!! for peeking in today~  It always blesses my heart.
 I am planning to enter my page at Simply Neutrals Tuesday Party!! 
 I wish wish wish you would pay a visit there and see what beautiful neutral projects will be showing up in the days to come! : ) <3

We are in the mid to high 30's (deg) today, and they are forcasting snow! (Brrrr) We shall see.
If it happens and if it's a pretty one, I'll try to post a pic!

 Much love and hugs to you~   Karen