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Friday, November 2, 2018

A Crafty Return (and exciting news!)

Hello, sweet friends! I cannot thank you enough for the love you have shown me over the last 8.5 months while I was away. I treasure you and have missed this precious community. It has been a tumultuous year but I am thrilled to return to my beloved crafty space.

My crafty return comes with exciting news. I am honored (and stunned) to be joining the Crafter's Companion Design Team! Color me sparkly! I adore this company for countless reasons that go far beyond the inspiring products they create. It honestly is nerve-wracking to start this journey after being away from crafting for so long, but everyone has been so encouraging. I love this team already.
Next week is a huge week for Crafter's Companion, with a plethora of new releases! Sara (the creative mastermind behind CC) will be on HSN throughout the day on November 6th to pique your creativity in the loveliest ways. It's hard to choose favorites but Enchanted Forest may win with the most magical goodies!
Along with that bountiful collection, there are also necessities such as new nesting dies. I have used the Scalloped Circles to make a card in the sweet cathedral window technique. Isn't it just darling? They are often placed like a square, but I've tilted mine and layered Scalloped and Stitch Edge Squares beneath.

The gorgeous paper is from the Sew Lovely collection, a recent launch that I love! The beautiful sentiment is from a previous CC Subscription Box, which comes your way each month with a new theme/technique. This stamp is from the Stamp & Die box, which I have anchored with the new Scalloped and Stitch Edge Hearts. My sunshiny solid paper is their dreamy pearlescent luxury cardstock.

I am elated to be back to the crafty world and look forward to sprinkling your blogs with sweet sunshine. I have missed encouraging you and being blessed by your masterpieces. Thank you for your patient love and for never, ever giving up on me. Sparkly hugs to all!


  1. I'm so excited for you and thrilled to see you crafting again!!! They picked the right person to showcase their products!!! Your card is so pretty and elegant just the way you always create them!!! I look forward to seeing all the wonderful projects you design!! Hugs!

  2. Karen, I'm so delighted to see your post pop up! You've been on my mind so much! They are lucky to have you on the Crafter's Companion team hunny, your creations are enchanting and what a beautiful start! Congratulations my lovely friend. So excited to see you make a return to crafting, you've been missed! Huge hugs, Wends xoxo

  3. Oh Karen this is stunning as always your so creative and l am so pleased to see your back blogging l missed you so much along with your wonderful creations and thank you for all your lovely comments you place on my blog l truly appreciate them all sending you lots of love x

  4. Welcome back, my sweet friend! You've created another beautiful project here! Congratulations to be with the CC team. I just received some winter dies from them about a month ago and am looking forward to using them. Sending big hugs!

  5. Welcome back, Karen! What a blessing to see your lovely creations once again! I hope you are doing well! Your card is super lovely with the gorgeous lace, paper, and sparkly gem in the center! Congratulations on joining a new design team with Crafter’s Companion! And, thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! Take care! Hugs and blessings to you, sweet friend!

  6. So good to have you back Karen...missed seeing your wonderful creations, reading yoru stories and your comments on my blog. So thrilled for you that you are joining such a fabulous company. I too love their products.
    Dr Sonia

  7. I'm so happy to see you back in the crafty world! I have missed your creations! Congrats on joining CC, they are so lucky to have you! Your card is so gorgeous! I'm looking forward to more of your creations!

  8. My sweetest friend, I'm overjoyed you are back in the crafty world!! You have been so missed!! I'm still happy dancing for your new crafty adventure!! You will showcase their products perfectly!! This card is so stunning!! I love the cathedral window technique you used!! It's so gorgeous!! The sentiment is so beautiful!! I love the papers, too!! I've been trying to clean out my craft room and I came across a CC paper stack I had no idea I had -- I don't remember buying it!! It had to be in early summer and then it got buried under my crafting mess. It's so gorgeous and I can't wait to use it. I can't remember the name but I think it's something like Rustic Cottage maybe? Anyway, so, so glad you are back, Karen!! Happy November!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Welcome back Karen! Congratulations on joining Crafters companion design team. Your card is gorgeous, love the design and beautiful patterned papers.
    Have a wonderful weekend xx

  10. Welcome back Karen and major congratulations on your new 'appointment'! They are lucky to have you. Your debut make is a stunner! Nicola x

  11. Oh Karen my sweet friend I am so happy to see you creating again and huge congrats on your new DT, Crafters Companion are incredibly lucky to have you join them.
    You are one lady who need never be nervous of sharing your amazing creations with us, this is absolutely gorgeous as always.
    It's so elegant and pretty, the whole design is wonderful xxx

  12. My angelic friend, I have missed you but always kept you in my heart as well as in my prayers.I am super HAPPY for you on your new crafty adventure and you are going to be Amazing because you are AMAZING! Your card is absolutely beautiful!! The paper collection is really gorgeous!! Stunning job!
    Sending you & your family TONS of love, HUGS & Prayers
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  13. Congratulations Karen, and welcome back! I've missed your beautiful projects, not to mention your lovely words of encouragement. What a way to make a come back :-) I know you will be a wonderful addition to the CC team, and if this card is a sample of what is to come, they will never let you go :-) Love the card design, the beautiful papers and the delicate ribbon. So glad you are back, my friend!
    Hugs & Blessings,


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