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Thursday, January 27, 2011

I would like to start this post with a thank-you to everyone who has become a follower of my blog, and to those who have left me all of the wonderful comments - I can not guarentee that I will be able to get back to each one of you individually, which is why I am thanking you here.

This is one of my latest little creations after I had discovered the Martha Stewart line of punches! I used a little crystal saltshaker and corsage pins that I had picked up on one of my adventures through the various second-hand stores. I then punched out these delightful flowers from old book pages and voila!

On the same adventure, I found this cute silver heart trinket-box. I decoupaged old music sheet scraps on the inside, and decided what better treasure to put inside than a delicate little birds nest (which I made from paper, wire, berries and feathers) with pearl eggs! I am very pleased with how this piece turned out.

Yesterday my daughters and I took a walk in the winter-wonderland of Ontario. As you can see above, they are feeding the rather fiesty ducks who were apparently VERY hungry.

That is all for to today my dear friends,
I wish you all a peaceful and creative day!

Karen B.


  1. Owwww....love your crystal saltshaker with the pins.
    I think...i am going to try them too on my own way.

  2. Flowers are very cool, and I love your little nest, glad you are getting some followers, enjoy the journey of blogging and creating. My husband was from Windsor, Ontario when I first met him and had joined the US navy and came to CA and that is how he came into my life from so far away. Thought it would be fun to share that with you! Hugs Marilou

  3. Oh I LOVE!!!! your little "vase" of flowers.
    What a great idea to put them in a salt shaker!
    (can I share it on my blog??? Maybe 'borrow' the idea to make in my 'spare' time?) =)

    Also, your nest is ADORABLE!!! And I do know a bit about nests, in case you have not noticed. =)

    Great job on your blog. Keep up the great work!


    barbara jean

  4. OK sweetie. So I have told all my friends about your sweet little bouquet, and cute nest.

    Now tell me, what size punch did you use? And are those just regular book pages? Not thick?

    I definitely want to put that on my 'to do' list.

    big hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

  5. Oh my goodness Karen!!!! I love ALL of your projects girl!!!!! And what a sweet shaker bouquet....you are so precious to share your ideas! hugs and love, Dawn

  6. Very precious, and thanks for sharing....gonna run out and find one of those punches!!! I am a blogger friend from across "the pond"...hugs...cleo

  7. Love your flowers, just perfect as we wait for spring!
    Tracey (fellow Canadian!)

  8. Unique and very pretty work. So gorgeous!!

  9. Your creations are adorable!!!! I love them!

  10. Hi Karen, I popped over from Barbara Jean's blog. Love your little flowers; I make them with punches from old sheet music and put rhinestones in the centre, had not thought of putting a pearly pin in them. Thanks for sharing and welcome to blogland.
    Kind REgards

  11. Welcome to the Land of Blog. Your creations are beautiful! So glad I wandered over here.

  12. Hi Karen,
    I love your salt shaker of flower! And of course of I love the heart nest! Thank you for sharing.

  13. I just fell in love with the bird nest and flower/salt shaker. What to great ideas you came up with. Thanks so much for sharing. Going to try the bird nest tomorrow. I just became a new follower, come over and visit when you have time. Blessings, Vicky

  14. Hello Karen,

    Just today I found your blog!

    Very nice the flowers that you have made of paper!

    I am currently also working on musical notes paper creations!

    I wish you a nice weekend, greetings from Holland!


    Crea by Thea