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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Photo Inspiration at Live & Love Crafts!

Happy September, sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful day. :o)

It's time for a fun new challenge at Live & Love Crafts! Sandy has created a gorgeous collage for photo inspiration, which you'll see just below. :o) This card will soon be off to encourage a dear friend.
Photo Inspiration:
Isn't it dreamy? Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics instantly came to my heart. I was inspired by the earthy color palette, abundance of trims, the sweet doilies in the shabby dream catcher, and the pop of pink from the flower.
The 1905 sheet serves as my base... the loveliest wood paper I've ever owned. Atop it is 1910, which I love for its sweet design and precious pops of pink. The butterflies are fussy cut from Coffee in the Arbor and layered. "Bloom where you're planted" is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags 2, which is heat-embossed in gold.
For additional touches of gold, the Prima Resin Square Frame and Wild Orchid Crafts metal corner are heat-embossed with Shabby White Frantage. Tucked within my WOC flowers are Magnolia Heart Swirls for love and a doily for softness. The sweetheart blossoms are sprinkled with Glamour Dust. Everything sweet must sparkle. ♥︎
Oh how I adore the dangling trims from the dream catcher! To reflect that, I layered five of my favorite LLC trims. :o) Shabby seam binding flutters alongside my floral arrangement, which leads to Rhinestone Lace (such a soft pink!), Shabby Rose Organza, Marguerite lace, and Juliette lace. I hope it brings a smile to my treasured friend's heart. ♥︎

I hope you'll play along with us this month! I'd love to see your take on the pretty collage. :o) Be sure to check out the creations from my talented teamies. Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: CYOC! I used A2/Encouragement/Gold)
 *Crafting from the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Creative Corner~ Flower Power
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ September Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Frilly and Funkie~ A Touch of Gold (Gold-embossed sentiment and Frantage on resin frame and metal corner)
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous ! I love this sensation softness and serenity that came over me when I come to your blog Karen .Your card is a real poem, with the breathtaking charm design Maja papers that I love so much that I daren't use! Superb project , each detail is a hymn to the pure beauty! Long ago I subscribed to your blog, but you have this intense ability to always amaze me!
    Hugs and Smiles

  2. A very pretty card. Love your interpretation of the photo and your beautiful elements and lace details. This friend is sure to be thrilled to receive it.

  3. This is absolutely stunning! Thank you for the inspiration! I so love layer upon layer of lace and ribbon and that gorgeous cluster of flowers embellished with stunning shabby bow.
    Hugs :)

    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. Stunning card, just gorgeous! Hugs, Lori m

  5. Beautiful card. You really captured the photo inspiration. Thank you for joining the DL.ART September Linky Challenge

  6. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! I adore the papers!! You showcase them so beautifully!! The layers of lace are so delicate and elegant!! The butterflies fluttering about are just the perfect touch!! And I adore how you added the pearls inside the frame!! It's simply gorgeous!! You captured the essence of the inspiration photo perfectly!! This is magnificent my dear friend!! I love, love it!! Happy first day of September (eek!!) I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, happy week!! Oh, I almost forgot!! Thank you so much for playing along with the DL.ART September Linky!! Hugest hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DL.ART DT Member

  7. WOW so feminine and gorgeous and utterly
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  8. This is so pretty, Karen. Thanks so much for sharing it with us in our challenge at DL ART this week. It's always so nice to your sweet creations.

  9. Karen your work is just stunning! So much to look at and take in.Your eye for details is amazing! Thank you so much for playing in our neighbourhood 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope you stop by to play again next week.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  10. Karen, you card is so beautiful! The papers are so gorgeous and all the pretty lace, trim and flowers are outstanding! I love the pretty delicate butterflies and gorgeous ribbon! Another stunning masterpiece!
    Have a super day my friend!
    Sherrie K

  11. Your friend is sure to be thrilled to receive such a special card Karen. Your interpretation of the photo is wonderful, the soft colours are so beautiful and all your pretty detailing is gorgeous.
    Sending big hugs to you, my kind and talented friend, Sue xx

  12. Oh wow, an amazing card! All of lace, flowers and papers are simply stunning! The way you bring it all together in such an elegant creation! Those pearls are my favorite embellishment, they look fabulous. Awesome take on the inspiration photo and yes it's absolutely dreamy. Have a wonderful day!

  13. Gorgeous as always with such lovely details with the lace, flowers, pearls, and resin pieces! Love the frame with pearls and pretty sweet butterflies! Everything arranged to make a stunning creation! Your friend will be delighted to receive such a lovely beauty! Blessings to you and enjoy the rest of the week, my friend!:-)

  14. Wow !!! gorgeous, Karen
    Your ribbon and lace is beautiful and the papers are fantastic.Thanks for joining my DL.ART September linky challenge, have a blessed day DIANA L.

  15. Karen this is amazing what a brilliant interpretation on htis pretty collage The embellishements are all fabulous love the resin frame and pretty papers its all so perfect Beautiful card love and hugs Carole x

  16. Hi Karen,
    WOW! This is Stunning!! I love that the Maja Designs Collection gives such an Elegant touch.The butterflies are so pretty, they always are. I love the gorgeous lace and flowers too. I Adore the beautiful frame.... Such an Elegant & Beautiful creation my friend!!!
    I absolutely love this!! Adore the butterflies again...
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a blessed day my angelic friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  17. Oh, Karen, once again, my heart melts, walking through your gorgeous Garden of Encouragement. This will make your friend feel so very special, and give her strength. You have such a way of revealing your own dear soul through your artwork, while making a fragile person feel stronger through the delicate beauty of feminine nature. Your collage is soooooo beautiful! hugs, de

  18. Oh my gosh, this is much shabby goodness in one place.....stunning! Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time & good luck.
    hugs Jo x

  19. This is totally gorgeous. I love all the embellishments you have used. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafing from the Heart. Hugs Valeryanne.

  20. Every detail is "Perfection"! Love the neutral palette.....such a beautiful shabby card! The cluster of pearls in side the frame is so pretty. Your friend is going to love it Karen. x

  21. WOW gorgeous card and a wonderful layout.
    LG Petra

  22. I love photo collage challenges; it's so much fun to see how everyone's interpreting it and what they pick up on. :-) This is gorgeous; soft, sweet and shabby!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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