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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Spotlight Sunday

Good Morning,

I am so glad you stopped by today. First off I'd like to wish all the Fathers out there A Happy Father's Day. I hope everyone of them feels special today they deserve it.  Now, off to our spotlight:

Today we are Spotlighting Karen from over at  kaleidoscopicsparkles.


She took a Top 5 win with this card.

She has some really cute stuff on her blog. She is an amazingly talented person.  Here are a few of things I found.

She is not only talented but she is an amazing person. I have enjoyed her blog posts immensely.





Well it is time to get to know her better. 


1. When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?

I first dabbled into scrapbooking about five years ago, primarily because I was drawn to the idea of preserving memories in an artful, beautiful way. I thrive on creative expression, so I quickly became enamored with the oodles of papers, embellishments, and design options. As a lover of all things mini (mini marshmallows, cupcakes, macro photography...), it wasn't surprising that my passion turned to making cards in April of 2011. 

2. What is your favorite type of project to make (i.e., cards, layouts, mini-ablums, etc...)?

While I love them all, cards are my favorite! There is something truly magical in giving someone a card 100% designed for them with my very own heart and hands. I faithfully participate each month in the I Feel the Love Project, where we have the privilege of using our passion for a higher purpose. Making cards for complete strangers who are mourning or suffering serious illness/injury is my driving creative inspiration.

3. What is your favorite product to use on your projects?

This is surely a crafter's toughest question! If forced to choose only one, it would have to be rhinestones. Sparkles (and chocolate) are complete and perfect happiness. :) If rhinestones don't fit the theme, it shifts to pearls. (Can I add Copics, too? I am in love with bringing black and white images to life!)

4. What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?

If I could only have one cartridge, it would probably be Art Philosophy. There are so many options and styles jammed into that one cart. The doilies are gorgeous and I love the variety of focal images, tags, and projects. Create a Critter is also near and dear to my heart! Both are must-haves.

5. What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?

My spare time is spent with my sweetheart, baking up confections, and wandering around with my camera. I soon hope to return to dancing, so a lot of my spare time will shift to the dance studio. :) Creative outlets of all sorts make my heart sing, whether it's working to find the perfect angle for a photograph or planning a whimsical dessert for upcoming summer delights.

Any other information you would like us to know about you?

I am sappier than a maple tree. :) My work is a reflection of my heart, tailored to be a blessing in someone's life. I strive to let my and God's love shine through every shimmery facet of my blog and everyday life. My cards sparkle with heart and my cupcakes are swirled with love. As I said in my very first post last year, my favorite types of popsicles are the ones that come with two per wrapper... I'll always share my popsicle with you. :)

Heartfelt thanks to FCCB for featuring me today! It is an honor to be mentioned on this blog filled with so many talented and sweet designers. It is truly special to me. :)

Thank you so much Karen it has been our pleasure. Now let's take a few minutes and  stop on over at kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com and check out more creations from Karen. Don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what she has in store for us as a Guest Designer with our DT's for Challenge me Monday. I am sure you will be inspired.

Have a fabulous day!
See you Tomorrow,

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  1. I agree she is amazingly talented...i have not been onto her blog but what I see here is enough to make me go there NOW..♥

  2. Hi Tammy - i love Karen's work! Thanks for your spotlighting fabulous blogs and helping us to find inspiration.

  3. Karen is one of the most genuine and loving people ion blogland. She is so full of love it just pours out of her. When you look at a card she has created you must always read the back story of what when into her creation. It will bless you so much! She is just a truly beautiful lady, and I am so happy she calls me friend.

    Hugs, Pam

  4. Congratulations Karen, I am so happy for you, you are such an amazing person..
    Hugs from Ukiah

  5. Congrats Karen!! Your creations are awesome and amazing!!! Your rock girl-Glad to see you on spotlight Sunday at FCCB!!
    Sherrie K


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