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Monday, November 19, 2012

A First For Me ..

Hello my dear friends,

at last I have had a little time to sit and work on something creative over the weekend! (I am one happy lady) I have so many things I could be working on right now but the one I chose to do is a first for me.

It is a lovely project that Jillayne from 'A Fine Seam' came up with some weeks ago. It is a Christmas card swap... but not just a simple swap... no ... in this swap cards will be made/bought for a group of people and sent to Jillayne in BC. She has taken it upon herself to then create beautiful Christmas books from these cards and each participant will receive one of them in the new year. I have never taken part in a swap before and I think I was the first or one of the first to sign up to this and I am so excited to take part in it. If you don't know Jillayne's blog, why not drop by and take a look. She is the creator of beautiful things.

The weather is so lovely right now ... it is cold and the sun is shining and no workmen in the house over the weekend and I was sitting at my dining room table and punching out many, many snowflakes. The night before I was searching my studio for all sorts of goodies that I could use in the project and since I love to reuse I was so happy to find a box of Christmas cards that I bought quite a few years ago and only used a few. My choice was to either stamp something very elegant or use these cards which shout out Christmas with a Santa and a snowman and lots of glitter ...and the cards won! And again I am happy because they will hopefully bring joy to somebody this Christmas again and not sit in one of my drawers for more years to come. 

I am just hoping I have picked the right theme and that my cards will turn out as good as I can see them in my mind. Once I have completed them I take some photos and I will share them with you and I would love to hear from you my dear friends and what you think about them.
And last but not least ...
... a feathered visitor that captured my eye.

This beautiful feathered creature spent quite some time in my Flame bushes gathering berries. I am so glad I was able to get a photo or two of her. I just love these little visits from nature every now and again - so beautiful and sweet.

That is all for now my dear friends, stop by soon again and see what I have to share!

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

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B. 


  1. What a fun post. I needed a good up lifting. Your photos of the cardinal are terrific and I loved those pretty cards, can't wait to see what you create. Our weather here is still so warm, so I think a walk would be a good thing. Have a fun creative day.

  2. Karen-- I'll be looking forward to your finished card project-- I love the card you are starting with. The project sounds fascinating! Can't wait!

  3. With your creative mind and your magic fingers I know it will be something stunning. Love the pictures of the cardinal.

  4. I adore Jillayne and will be definitely participating. Your cards look divine. Lovely bird with red berry gathering. Blissful Creating...

  5. Your cards look so lovely Karen - I am so happy you are excited about this swap - I didn't realize you hadn't done one before! I think it will be such a wonderful way for us all to share something meaningful - so glad you are in it,
    Take care, and have a lovely week!