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Friday, May 6, 2016

Sweet Love

Hello, sweet friends! I'm sorry I've not been around to visit in the last two days. Unfortunately I'm not feeling well but will be visiting you as soon as I can.  ♥︎

I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing a project using Maja Design's gorgeous Vintage Romance. Upon first glimpse of this collection, I knew making a scrapbook layout would be irresistible. ♥︎
My page is comprised of several of Sandy's new trims along with some gorgeous Wycinanka chipboard pieces. I was in my happy place for this projected, surrounded by so much crafty beauty. ♥︎
I think the various Paris chipboard frames are my biggest Wycinanka love. All of the chippies in this project are covered in Picket Fence Crackle Paint, which is really pretty in person. Sweet Violet was again my layout inspiration, as this is part of the surprise I am making her mom. ♥︎ It is a joy to support Violet in her mission to bless children battling cancer. She is a cancer survivor and knows the agony they endure. She is everything beautiful.

Violet Photograph Credits: Left Picture~ Jeff Hall Photography; Right Picture~ Make-a-Wish Foundation
I cut the Paris Border in half, placing one on each side of my layout. The Botanical Half Circles are so whimsical! They're a fun addition to flower arrangements, along with my favorite Magnolia Herat Swirls. The layered butterflies are Memory Box Isabella dies.
My corner detailing uses three of LLC's new trims. Shabby Tulle trim rests below criss-crossed Fayette. The sides are bordered with mauve Jamila, which is a perfect match for this collection. The shade is stunning. A Romance Corner chippie details the bottom. The darling Sweet Love is also a Wycinanka chippie, which rests upon Spellbinders Gold Labels Four layers. ♥︎
You can never have too many hearts on a project. ♥︎ Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ May Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (Magnolia, Memory Box, and Spellbinders dies)
 *Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge~ Board posted below; Flowers- Wood Veneers(tons of chipboards)- Things that Fly
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting


  1. Good morning my dear friend Karen,
    I hope you'll feel better again.........
    WOW you gladden my heart with this fantastic scrapbook work. The papers are a dream, and these wonderful chipboard share are looking so beautiful, totally romantic with the chabby chic trim and flowers, you have placed great. I can't get enough of this stunning creation. I love it!
    With a lot of hugs and blessing Petra ♥

  2. Holy cow Karen, you really went to the heavens to pull this masterpiece out! What a breathtaking layout, I just keep scrolling up and down and taking in all of the wonderful details! You have used the chipboard pieces so well and I think my wish list is getting longer and longer every time I visit you!! Love the papers you used and your overall design has such a great flow. You really do have a great eye for balance and style!! sending hugs and hopes you feel better soon :)

  3. Oh my sweetest friend, swoon!! This is so dreamy and gorgeous!! What an amazing layout!! Violet is such a beautiful little girl and you've showcased her perfectly!! I love the chipboard pieces covered in crackle!! They look gorgeous!! The way you've used the lace and trims is spectacular!! And what pretty papers!! Every detail is perfect!! This is absolutely stunning, Karen, and Violet's mom will treasure it always!! I hope you are feeling better my dear friend. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers always. Have a wonderful, relaxing, restful weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is so beautiful, gorgeous design x

  5. What a stunning creation with the darling sweet photos of Violet, Karen! The lovely lace criss-crossed is so pretty in the left top corner. Wonderful chipboards framing the photos! And, as always the paper, butterflies, and pearls are gorgeous! Your talent never ceases to amaze me my friend...well done!!! Hope you get to feeling better very soon! Take good care! Blessings to you, hugs!!!

  6. This is beautiful Karen, so many pretty details to look at.
    Sorry to hear you've not been well, hope you are feeling better.

    Anne x

  7. I am in awe of this beautiful project, I spent a good deal of time just staring at your most beautiful layout page. The pictures are adorable and displayed perfectly amongst the pretty chipboard embellishments. I love the corner accents. You have found the most beautiful paper and layered it with the perfect mix of pearls, butterflies, laces and flowers. Your layout is breathtaking and should be framed as a conversation piece, I love everything about it. I hope you will be on the mend soon, I hate hearing that you are not feeling well. Hopefully you will be able to have a restful weekend!

  8. So wonderful I've spent a while just taking it all in its such a wonderful page some amazing detail it s anther very special design love and hugs Carole x

  9. Karen, this is so precious. What an utterly stunning layout. Beauty in absolutely every detail. I love the 'lacing' with the pretty Fayette lace. That's an exquisite detail. The mauve Jamila lace is scrummy! I know I'm going to need some of that!! I can't believe how many beautiful pieces of the new Wycinanka chipboard you've used on this layout and they all have their place and sit so beautifully in the layout. The pearl centres in the blooms look gorgeous too. This is a stunning work of art that will be treasured without a doubt by that brave young ladies mama. What a stunning gift. Huge hugs my lovely pal, Wends x

  10. As with all your creations there is a sense of serene beauty and love within each one. this gorgeous layout has so many beautiful elements and details Karen.

  11. Oh Karen! You just opened up an entirely new world to me! I never thought of using laces and trims on scrapbook pages. I'm hopeful that 2017 will be my year to begin scrapping, and you have REALLY REALLY inspired me with this beauty today. Of course it is pinned so I can remember it (and so thousands of others can see it). Incredible details, and the page simply exudes sweetness all 'round.

    I hope you are feeling better by now. It's not good to feel under the weather - everything suffers! love, de

  12. What a gorgeous layout!! The detail is just breathtaking! Thanks so much for joining us for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Nine!

  13. Hello, Karen.
    Firstly, I am sorry that I have not been commenting as much as I would like. I have just been looking back on your stunning creations over the past few weeks and they have given my heart so much joy.
    This gorgeous creation is absolutely stunning and filled with such delicate detail.
    The photo's of Violet have been beautifully adorned with the pretty wood chip frames and stunning array of flowers. I hope that you are feeling better my talented friend.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Sending loads of big hugs and kisses your way. Donna xx

  14. Hi Karen,
    Such a darling creation.I absolutely love the 3 new trims. They are jsut lovely but my favorite is the criss-crossed Fayette. It is so elegant.The chipboard pieces adds a stunning detail.Love the gorgeous butterflies & sweet flowers.A stunning creation my friend!!
    Sending healing prayers your way with TONS of my love
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  15. Sorry to hear your not feeling well Karen.... I hope you recovery quickly sweet friend! Your layout is stunning! The images are beautiful and I love the Lace, Frames and pretty heart die cuts.... always so amazing..... HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  16. What a gorgeous layout! Love the papers you used and all that pretty chipboard! Your photos are gorgeous too! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART May Linky Challenge!

  17. Sorry your not feeling well Karen..sending prayers and hugs to you and hope you feel better real soon!
    The papers are so beautiful Karen! The softness and the pattern and of course all the gorgeous details are spectacular! I love the sweet pictures~she melts my heart! Love this my friend~
    Feel better soon!
    Sherrie K

  18. Hi Karen, Your page is so elegant! The papers are so pretty, love the gorgeous chipboard frames. Beautiful creating as always. Hope you are feeling better soon :)

  19. Lovely masterpiece.. This is a keeper, lots of detailed and awesome beauty to the entire project.

  20. Gorgeous !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge blog ,good Luck !
    Maryvonne - DT Member

  21. Gosh, Karen, I'm so sorry you are not feeling well. It amazes me that you can feel poorly and yet create such stunning work, and your posts are such a delight to read. I know it is your generous heart and faith that allow you to perservere as you think of others who also are in need. Oh, my, I'm apologies!

    What a lovely, detailed layout! I love how you have used those delicate chippies and provided such a gorgeous backdrop for such a lovely young lady! Bless you for supporting sweet Violet as she serves as witness to others with this dreadful disease.

    I really don't have time to catch up now, but I'm so happy I peeked at one more of your beautiful creations! You've given me a month's worth of happy heart just by visiting such a short while! Big healing hugs!

  22. What a stunning layout, Karen. This is gorgeous, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to stop by and share your talents with us. God bless your week, and please join us again when you can.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I'm looking for your email, and want to chat with you. If you don't get an email from me, please try to email me so we can chat. My email address is on the Contact Us button on the Word Art Wednesday blog. Thanks, girl! Bless you.

  23. Oh my gosh Karen, this layout is stunning!!! I love the papers of course, but those chipboard frames are so gorgeous! I need to get a few of those for sure! The little girl is such a cutie, my gosh.... truly a beautiful little girl. You definitely have such a beautiful heart.... I am completely honored to call you my friend.... I know we don't know each other in real life and have only just met... but you have become a person that I truly do respect and admire. .... your love for others and your heart radiates so much joy and happiness, that it makes me feel so very blessed each and every time I get to stop by your blog and experience that amazing work you do. Keep doing what you do my sweet friend. I love it!

  24. WOW! Your 2nd LO if I can recall it correctly and it already looks like you've been doing these for years! I suppoose it was a bit easier with this one as you had the chipboards to fill the page with, and that you did with grace and elegance! It's a beautiful beautiful keepsake.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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