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Friday, February 12, 2016

Follow Your Heart

Happy Friday, sparkly friends! I will be visiting you soon. ♥︎ I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing my take on Sandy's recycling/upcycling theme. I created a tag using Maja Design's Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Summer Basics.

You know how Sandy always wraps everything so beautifully? I save the gorgeous seam binding packaging, as I love the sentiments scrolling across it.
A quick peek at Sandy's wrapping, which gave me Follow your Heart:
There are so many wonderful words and phrases. Inspiration truly can be found anywhere. ♥︎ This tag will be part of a gift for a beautiful family enduring heartache. This tag is a celebration of the parents' love. Rather than fall apart as their child fights a terminal disease, they follow their hearts into a love that grows ever stronger.
Vintage Autumn Basics XXII is probably my favorite blue design of any collection. Fluttering atop it is a Memory Box Isabella butterfly made with Vintage Summer Basics papers, clearly driven by the music in its heart. ♥︎ The smaller butterfly is from Coffee in the Arbour. The stunning Button Etoile centers a triple bow of seam binding.
I used a few trims on this tag. :o) The wide lace is the gorgeous Celeste, which is paired with the sweet and ruffly lace Madeleine (my new favorite lace combo). I sprinkled a Prima resin Lace Heart with Shabby White Frantage and tucked it within a tiny flower arrangement. Rhinestone Lace trims the entire tag because love is sparkly.
And this is me pretending I can take artistic photographs. ;) Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a happy weekend. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Sweethearts (Use a Heart)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ February Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Frilly and Funkie~ Love is in the Air (Celebrating a beautiful love)
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Penny's Challenge~ Favorite Color or Embellishment (Trims!)
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (Memory Box die)


  1. Dear friend Karen, I love it what I see. Beautiful opening at this morning :-)
    Your card is fantastic again, and so elegant. The laces and seam binding are placed perfect in scene. So many lovely details, I like them all very much.
    I wish you a happy and relaxing weekend.
    Cordial gerretings and a love hugh Petra x

  2. Karen this tag is gorgeous! So delicate and romantic with all that beautiful lace! Love the paper that you used too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  3. Oh wow, my sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! It's shabby chic perfection!! I've never seen anyone use lace as beautifully as you do!! The frantage heart is gorgeous!! I love how you complimented the beautiful papers with the blue looks like you just plucked them right off the paper!! The pearls, the butterflies, everything is amazing!! I love this!! The family that receives it will treasure it always!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! I hope you have a beautiful Friday and a relaxing, restful weekend my dear friend!! Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers always!! Hugest hugs!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Oooh what a beauty...such soothing blues and transformed into a gorgeous project in your magical hands!!

  5. How stunning tag, Karen!!! Gorgeous design and the fact it is going to family battling heartache warms my heart!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge #35 “Anything Goes” at Scrapy Land!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. I am sorry to hear about this family's hardship, but what a marvel and inspiration they are to fall into Love's Choice during this time. My eyes immediately went to those incredibly sweet blue roses, and the beautiful collage effect in that paper! WOW! Your wrapped laces, tiny pearls, layers of laving marvels, all make for a wonderful keepsake - Karen, you always know how to portray the beauty of Love and Mercy in your projects. - So beautiful! Now for my other hat:
    Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  7. This is extra pretty and so full of texture. Love those ribbons too! Wish we had anything like that where I live. Just stunning! Wow, I too used frantage enamel powder on a heart on my new card (that I got from Live & Love Crafts), it is incredible! Love all the details friend. Thanks for always inspiring us!

  8. Completely Stunning as always Karen - your card has some much love put into it - I can feel it through my computer screen - It just amazes me how much you give on a daily bases - you truly are a blessing! I'm hoping your in good spirits and praying things are going okay for you & your family! Try to have a wonderful weekend!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. Gorgeous tag? Love all the beautuful laces and embellishments! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  10. Hi Karen.........Oooooh wow your tag is absolutely beautiful as always! l just adore all of the embellishments you used and the colour scheme stunning too the sentiment says it all another fabulous creation xx

  11. Wow, just sop breathtaking Karen!! I was really taken by that sentiment and thought oh boy, I need that stamp...then I discover it's from the packaging, so creative of you!! I love your layered butterfly and that rose paper is definitely on my to-use list! All of the pearls and laces, just so lush and so what I love about your magical, heavenly creations!! Have a lovely weekend my friend. hugs :)

  12. Wow, Karen! This is such a stunner! I love that you chose those words from recycled packaging! When I saw the theme, I first tried to guess what you had re-purposed, and I couldn't find a thing! Your tag is so lovely, and I'm sure those heartbroken parents will be encouraged by it! Coming to your blog always lifts my spirits by 200%! thank you for sharing your gifts with us! Hugs!

  13. This is so pretty and so feminine. I love all the lace and pearls and the use of the packaging is such a great idea. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  14. What a beautiful tag, Karen. One, that I'm sure the recipient family will treasure. It's so soft and delicate and beautiful and it clearly shows the love you put into it. Prayers for this family and many Blessings for you dear friend.
    Thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  15. What a beautiful tag Karen and such a clever idea I've got some of those wrappers so might just give that a go your tag is so pretty love the gorgeous colurs and very pretty embellishments amazing love and hugs Carole x

  16. Your tag is so pretty. Love the blues and the pearls down the center of the butterfly are such a nice touch. Thanks so much for joining us for the Frilly and Funkie "Love is in the Air" challenge. :)

  17. Such a pretty tag! Love the intricate laces adorned with the pretty pearls! The soft colors are so beautiful and I just love those pretty flowers and the ribbon! Those butterflies are the perfect finishing touch on your creation! I hope you are having a very Happy Valentine's Day!

  18. Oh my - what a gorgeous tag. Those different laces and pearls are so beautiful! TFS

  19. Gorgeous tag. Love the lace and pearls and beautiful embellishment in the middle of the bow. Your butterfly with the printed letters gave the card that extra stunning look. Well done. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land challenge and can't wait to see your next beautiful card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team member

  20. Simply stunning- I just adore the elegance of your tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

  21. Hi, Karen, I'm back -- just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you, and sending caring, healing thoughts to you and yours. xo

  22. This is just gorgeous Karen~ I love the pretty layering of the lace and the beautiful papers! The details are always so incredible! The butterfly has such a delicate feel~just amazing as always my friend. I am sure it will be treasured!
    I hope you are doing well~thinking of you!
    Sherrie K

  23. So Beautiful Karen....gorgeous layers of lace, pretty papers, stunning creation, it will be treasured!

  24. Simply gorgeous Karen!!! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  25. Wow this is super stunning and a phenomenal tag. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #27.

    Tamie DT

  26. Hi Karen,
    Such a Stunning tag! I love the elegant touch of the pretty pearls. The wrapped laces are simply beautiful.You know I always admire the pretty butterflies. Gorgeous vintage collection.I really love the pretty blue too.
    Gorgeous creation my friend!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & prayers
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  27. Karen, I am so happy to see your beautiful card made Top Pick at Frilly and Funkie! So well deserved!


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