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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Embracing Earth's Beauty and Exciting News!

Hello, sweet friends! Today is a special day on my sparkly little blog. I am honored to be the newest Design Team Member at Live & Love Crafts, my favorite store! (Truly I must be dreaming!) Thank you for this incredible opportunity, Sandy! :o)

I'm wrapping up the DT's Earth-themed week on the LLC Blog with a project that embraces and celebrates Earthly treasures. I was inspired to create a Springtime tussie mussie overflowing with the natural beauty that surrounds us. :o)
With Sandy's gorgeous range of products, there's no shortage of beauty with which to work! Pion Design's Blue Fabric from the Paris Flea Market collection was used for my cone base, chosen for its resemblance of a soft blue sky with flowers drifting in the wind.
Madeleine lace ruffles down the base as a breeze, lined with pearls because they are irresistible. (Maybe each one is a dream or prayer, floating upward to the One who gives us the desires of our hearts.) The butterflies are cut from the coordinating Pink Fabric sheet.
Shabby Rose Organza trims the top of cone in cloudy softness, which is filled with a plethora of LLC goodies. Among them are a few of Sandy's lovely new products: pale pink poppies, pink mist roses, and sweet beaded Apple Chutney pomegranate apples. I adore these apples, which even have beaded stems. Creating with such dreamy products is magical, as you all certainly understand. :o)

Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a sweet and sparkly day. :o)

Playing along the following lovely challenges:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Humorous Sentiment)
 *Come and Get It~ Spring is in the Air
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Spring
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ April Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Springtime Flowers
 *Penny's Paper-Crafty~ Use Spooled Items


  1. Hi Karen, I've found your work through LLC and am so in love with your beautiful style! Your Earth project is absolutely stunning - I just had to come over and see more! Huge congratulations on your new DT position.

  2. Congratulations on your new DT spot, it sounds like the perfect fit for you. This is so beautiful Karen,You certainly showcase the products well I love all the pretty flowers- I may need to get those tulips as they are my favorite flower. I love love love them. Thanks for your inspiration your work is always so sweet and feminine and poetry to the eyes
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  3. Stunning project Karen. Your cone is so beautifully decorated, love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty jennifervDT member

  4. Holy cow Karen! Big huge congratulations to you!! This will be an amazing experience for you and they are super darned lucky to have you on their team!! Your tussie mussie is so beautiful, love the pretty paper and all your gorgeous flowers!! Can't wait to see all the wonderful dt projects you come up with! hugs :)

  5. Holy cow Karen! Big huge congratulations to you!! This will be an amazing experience for you and they are super darned lucky to have you on their team!! Your tussie mussie is so beautiful, love the pretty paper and all your gorgeous flowers!! Can't wait to see all the wonderful dt projects you come up with! hugs :)

  6. My sweetest friend, I'm so excited for you as you start this new, amazing journey!! LLC is so lucky to have you!! And you WOWED with your first project!! Your tussie mussie is just stunning!! Bursting with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers!! Love, love those beautiful Pion papers and the lace you used!! As always my dear friend, this is spectacular!! Congrats again!! Happy Sunday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Congrats so well deserved... love love your project it is just beautiful in every way....

  8. Congratulations! Your bouquet project is beautiful!

  9. Huge congratulations on being selected to be a designer for LLC! So well deserved! You will be a great asset to their team! Your tussie mussie is filled with lots of sweet delights...gorgeous flowers...pretty apples...lace...pearls! It is it!!! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hugs and blessings to you, friend!:-)

  10. Beautiful project love all the lace and flowers-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  11. Fabulous project! So much wonderful texture and awesome details! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!

  12. Look at you!!! Just got back to Blogging and you're already on a Design Team!!!! How AWESOME is that!!!! So Happy for you! And OMGOSH!!! Look at your Project!!! It looks Amazing!!! YES... I'll be saying it a ton more when I come to see your creations!! :) Their is sooo much detail in this project that I don't even know where to begin... Let's just say it's PERFECT!!!! LOVE the Lace, Flowers, Pearls, Apples, Butterflies.... Have a Wonderful Weekend!! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  13. A big congratulations Karen....exciting news about the Design Team! Your project is so so the pretty lace and all those gorgeous flowers! So dreamy looking with a touch of sparkle, PERFECT!

  14. Huge congratulations! Love making Tussie Mussies! Yours is fabulous, and oh what a joy using all those lovely goodies from LLC! Enjoy! Judy x

  15. Hi, Karen! Congratulations on your new DT - can't get any better than to be on a DT for your favorite store! Your project is wonderful, and I love that you have used fabric and all those pretty flowers! hugs, de

  16. Such a beautiful project so many pretty elements you added! A big congratulations on your new DT, they are so lucky to have you! I am looking forward to more of your creations!

  17. Beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT Sweetie

  18. Another gorgeous design Karen and congratulations on the GDT spot.


  19. Welcome to LLC, Karen! I was so excited to see your first project, and it's absolutely gorgeous! I loved the Christmas Tussie Mussie you made last year, and this one's also stunning. Such a fresh and lovely bouquet of flowers, beautifully embellished. Can it be Friday soon again pleeeease?! :-)

    Have a good week!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  20. I am back with my DT hat on ! As you know, I just love this! It is great to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy Friday and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  21. Congrats on your new DT spot over at LLC! Awesome my friend!!!
    There should be some sort of fireworks on this blog/!
    I think it needs a little more flowers...just kidding :) I love all of the beautiful flowers!!
    Such a Elegant, Stunning and Gorgeous creation!! I absolutely ADORE the GORGEOUS butterflies!!
    I am a butterfly and flower too!
    LLC will absolutely Love you the way we all DO!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a wonderful day my angelic friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  22. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God bless you, Sunshine! I can't even begin to say how proud I am of you and how excited I am as you begin this next incredible adventure in your crafting journey. I simply can't stop smiling. My heart is just glowing with pride. And I also can't stop staring at the gorgeousness that is your tussie mussie masterpiece. It is PERFECTION and just bursting with pure joy, just like your beautiful heart.

    Forever walking right beside you every step of the way...I am so proud I am crying. I LOVE YOU SIS!!!
    *forever sparkling hugglers* ~~~ Christina :)

  23. Hello Karen, my special friend.
    Congratulations on your new DT place. It is so well deserved, I couldn't think of a better person to showcase these gorgeous products and I know you will be a big asset to the team.
    Your tussie mussie is stunning, the Pion fabric is gorgeous and all your detailing is so beautiful. I am already looking forward to seeing your next creation!
    Thank you so much for your kind get well wishes. I am pleased to say that I am finally starting to feel better.
    Love and hugs, Sue xx

  24. WOW Karen, welcome back my friend, and don't you know how to do it with style ! This is gorgeous. Love all those fabulous floral mixes, fabric and lace. Beautiful! Congrats on your new DT position too! TFS

  25. Congrats on your new DT position! Your project is beautiful! Love all the flowers with the delicate lace! So glad you were inspired to join our Spring Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  26. How exciting!!! Congrats on your design team position! It is not surprising to me knowing how incredibly talented you are with all your many beautiful creations. This project is certainly no exception! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!


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