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Friday, September 4, 2015

Be You

Hello, sweet friends! I'm on the Live & Love Crafts blog today with a bit of crafty inspiration. Sandy gave us free reign in terms of theme this week, so I instantly grabbed my favorite purple goodies. :o)

My encouragement card showcases papers from Pion Design's Alma's Sewing Room. ♥︎
I'm thankful this uniquely beautiful collection is still in production. The card base and dress were made with the 6x6 Purple Wallpaper sheet, while the circular element is from Purple Room. I've had one of them for a year... it can be so hard to cut into pretty designs. My card base is a Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly #10 die, which is topped with a Joy! Crafts Lacey Square Frame.
Sandy's Pearl String encircles my focal point. Maya Road Pleat Tulle Trim provides an extra layer of texture beneath it, as well as along the bottom of the dress for wispy elegance. The dress form is a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. The Pion butterflies are fussy cut from the same collection. A Lace Heart Appliqué adds extra sweetness, which is topped with a Shabby Seam Binding double bow and a sparkling rose. Isabelle lace is nestled beneath.
The Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are dusted with Glamour Dust for the utmost sparkle. Beaded Pomegranate Apples in Vanilla Cupcake accent the arrangement, along with a Vintage Crown Pearl Pin and a darling Spool charm. Magnolia Heart Swirls flourish throughout.
My rolled-up Whimsical Designs sentiment (no longer produced) is stamped upon the 12x12 version of the Purple Wallpaper design. A peek inside shows the beautiful scissors pattern. This is such a lovely collection.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a blessed weekend. :o)

Sweet challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: CYOC)
 *Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards~ Fancy and Feminine
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Layers
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ September Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Penny's Challenge~ Use a Sentiment
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes using a store-sold brand (Magnolia die)


  1. Your card is stunning Karen. Your design using those pretty papers is outstanding. The delicate colours are so beautiful and your detailing is gorgeous. As always your attention to detail is amazing and so inspiring.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend my very kind and extremely talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&CC.
    Hugs Anneke DT

  3. What a beautifully stunning creation Karen, I love the shape and your gorgeous papers and embellishments. Such lovely details, even down to the scissors papers on the inside to theme with the dress form on the front - gorgeous.

  4. STUNNING creation love this style, all the super goodies on here and it's just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing at out challenge this month of "Fancy and Feminine" ♥
    {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

  5. Your card is amazing. The design, papers and embellishments are delicate and lovely. We're happy you joined our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

  6. Beautiful card my sweet friend, I just love all your elements. The design is wonderful and the papers fantastic..Thank you for joining my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE. Have a blessed day DIANA L.

  7. Look at all those flowers and lace and sparkles! So dainty and beautiful. Another gorgeous creation, my friend!

  8. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Oh, how I adore the papers!! You showcase them perfectly!! I love the shape and the fabulous layers!! That dress form is awesome...I love how you added the pearls to the straps!! The bouquet of flowers is spectacular!! The charms peeking out are such a beautiful touch!! The texture you've added with the tulle and lace - fabulous!! I love, love this!! Each detail is perfection!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and at DL.ART!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy, relaxing weekend, my dearest friend!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Beautiful card, the shape is fabulous and the papers and embellishments are just stunning. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  10. Stunning and simply breathtaking creation Karen!
    Thank you for the inspiration:)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  11. Beautiful card with the loveliest papers! The entire design is amazing and I love the dress form with all of the tiny embellishments. Those flowers are simply gorgeous along with the lace and tulle you used! Amazing project! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Gorgeous card Karen! I really love the pattern papers from this collection! I can see why this is one of your favorites because it is gorgeous! The card base is awesome and love all the amazing details! The lace and tulle are fabulous touches to this awesome card!! Your creations are so amazing and inspiring!!
    I hope you have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend!
    Sherrie K

  13. So amazingly beautiful! Love all your flowers, the details and wonderful layers! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  14. Wow love the design, love how pretty, love all the details.... You are always amazing Karen!

  15. What a beautiful delight, Karen! A gorgeous shaped card with lovely dress form! You have included the stunning details, which I love of lace, pearls, flowers, and butterflies! Well done as always! Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Take care and blessings to you, hugs!:-)

  16. Karen, what a lovely card! I love those soft colors and your use of textiles. Just breathtaking! I love your cards! Big hugs!

  17. love all your beautiful layers - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

  18. Oh so gorgeous! Love the colors and your amazing layering skills! So glad you were inspired by our layers challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  19. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

  20. Very dainty and feminine card! Love the flowers and all the purple on your gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us in Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  21. Aw, Karen, your encouragement card is beautiful! Loving all the sweet little pearls everywhere on your card - a reminder that pearls are a result of years of irritations and pressure, and that the pearls are "in the making" in our lives during unexpected times or inconvenient moments. All the white frilliness prompts us to recall that pretty people and moments will surround us as we make those pearls, and enjoy the fruit of those efforts later on. Gorgeous card! hugs, de

  22. This is Totally AMAZING! Just absolutely Gorgeous! LOVE the sentiment with it.

  23. Hi Karen!! Thank you for the sweet comments and much need prayers! I'm doing okay... Still very sore and getting through day by day! I can only sit for short periods due to the soreness, So I thought I would stop by to say HELLO!!! :) I've seen both of your cards and they are absolutely stunning!!! Of course I expect no less from your amazing talent!!! I'm gonna try and craft this week.... Standing seems to help a lot but I do get tired from that! LOL Go Figure --- So hopefully I'll start posting and visiting more soon.... Take care and thanks again! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  24. A gorgeous creation hun! I love the deep purple. Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  25. Just gorgeous - so elegant and so many beautiful elements too.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  26. Pretty card. I love all of the tule that you tucked into places. the dress is beautiful with the frill at the bottom. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THE DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY SEPTEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE

  27. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use a sentiment” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

  28. Beautiful card, shape and layers. Love those stunning flowers and the design! TFS

  29. Hello, Karen.
    Your card is stunning and the shape which is my favourite GoKreate die of all time. I just need to get my hands on one. The soft purple colours bring life to your card and the pretty embellishments add that extra touch of sheer gorgeousness. The dress form is a feast for my eyes surrounded by beauty.
    Another amazing and delightful work of art my sweet crafty friend. Thanks for sharing!
    Sending lots of big hugs & love your way. Donna xx

  30. Its always a pleasure to visit you.......Each time I know I am going to see a beautiful work of art! The softness of the colours, the gorgeous design, its just stunning. Have a wonderful week! x

  31. HI Karen,
    I cannot believe that I missed this post..I am giving myself a time out..LOL! I absolutely love shaped cards and especially when you create them. I love the gorgeous trimmings that you always use. I love all of the purple details...Beautiful!! I love the darling spool charm, the beautiful butterflies, lovely sentiment and the elegant touch of the dress form. AMAZING my friend!!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs. smiles and more LOVE..
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  32. I am back, sweet Karen, wearing another hat! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  33. Wow! So many lovely details and embellishments to make this amazing card. Thank you for joining the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  34. It's such a shame that this gorgeous collection has been discontinued. :-( I always love seeing the Alma papers in use, and I hope Pion release something in similar colours. Lovely card that's matching the theme of the collection beautifully.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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