Monday, November 14, 2011

More New Treasures To Share

Hello my dear friends,

I just have to share my newest findings with you ~ old and new ones. I took time out a few days ago from my garden work and ended up in an antique store where I found these two beauties!

They are soap tins!
One of them is made from tin and the other is made from brass. I am not sure what I am going to do with these but I just knew I had to have them!

This one has such a beautiful embossed design on the lid.

Not quite done with my shopping I went to Michaels the next morning for their "25% off anything you buy" sale and I found some really neat things from Martha Stewart.

She has the most amazing punches and I bought two of her newest Winter/Christmas themed ones. Can you believe it ... they were both 65% off the original price!!! What a buy!!

This is something really simple but very effective ...

take a bought card and just using the corner punch in the bottom corner.
I think it just gives the card a little something extra or ...

... you could also just go crazy!
The punches make the neatest little snowflake cut-outs. I already know that they are going to be very handy in some of my future creations.

Did you also know that Martha now has wool?!
I fell in love with this gorgeous colored wool and just had to have it and now I do!!

It is the most beautiful color that reminds me of cold frost clinging onto branches and glistening icicles, don't you agree? I can't wait to use some of this soon!

And last but not least ...

... I just wanted to share my beautiful tree with you. We've named her "Salisbury" ... here she is in all her Autumn beauty...

When the warm sun rays shine on her, her leaves almost look like they are made from gold.

I hope you are all well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Love the soap tins - they are so unusual. The punches look really effective on the edge of the card, and, as you say, the little snowflakes will be great in other projects.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. What awesome things Karen! The tins are so cool and the Martha Steward craft stuff is great!

  3. Salisbury is indeed Beautiful, what kind of tree is she? Awesome buys...especially love the lacy look of the snowflake edging! Warm Hugs,

  4. Love that awesome tree of yours, it is magnificent. You done really well with your purchases, they are fabulous.

  5. Karen, those little snowflakes from the punch are great! Two for one!!

    Hugs, Diane