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Guest Stamper: Karren Reda


It's an adventure from every angle.  This beautiful star is a mini scrapbook, ready for additional photos and memories.  My dear friend and stamper extraordinaire, Karren Reda, created it for me as a special gift to honor my sister-in-law, who passed away recently.


I adore the pencil.


Wonderful fix of stamp images and texture.

The birdhouse.  My favorite angle.

Clever color combos.

Delicious details.

Such a hoot 🙂

Beautiful butterfly . . . but the sentiment grabs my attention right away.

30 thoughts on “Guest Stamper: Karren Reda”

  1. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous. I am going to ditto the others….is there s tutorial out there anywhere? Tfs!

  2. Mary, I loved the album you made. It’s so beautiful. I am also appreciative of all the ideas you post for us. Thanks again for the new Occasions Mini. I’m excited to see it!

  3. Wow! What a great gift, and what a special friend to make such a wonderful gift!! Does Karren have a blog so we can see more of Karren’s artistic ideas, or is it possible to get the instructions for this Star album from her.
    Sandy in Utah

  4. Gorgeous! Does your talented guest stamper have a tutorial on how to make it or is there one, somewhere in blog land, available so that I could try to make a star scrapbook, too?

  5. I am also fortunate to have received one of Karren’s inspirational star albums. I have been lucky to be one of Karren’s best friends over the past 40+ years and introduced her to rubber stamping. She has totally surpassed me with her creativity and talent. She is the most giving person I have the honor to know. Congratulations Karren! Another masterpiece. Mary, what a wonderful way to remember your sister-in-law. Trisha

  6. Mary: What an amazing gift you received. The entire album is BEAUTIFUL. Would love it if you posted Karen’s blog – what a talented stamper. Thanks for sharing your amazing gift.

  7. Mom, you are amazing!! She has made many of these over the years and they get better and better! She’s an inspiration!!

  8. I have the honor of being the bff of Karren, and second to that, the recipient of many of these thoughtful masterpieces over the years. Her amazing talent is a close second to her generous spirit.

  9. What an amazing tribute, the gift of time, the gift of thoughtfulness and the gift of memories!

  10. this is absolutely amazing. what a gifted paper crafter. would love to be able to do something like this, but without a tutorial … sigh!
    thanks for sharing this precious gift in memory of a special person in your life!
    blessings, jo ann.

  11. this is absolutely amazing. what a gifted paper crafter. would love to be able to do something like this, but without a tutorial … sigh!
    thanks for sharing this precious gift in memory of a special person in your life!
    blessings, jo ann.

  12. Oh my, Mary, this is so neato! A lovevly memento. This is a treasure for you. Thanks for sharing.

  13. That is so beautiful Mary. I love making the Star Albums and this is such a stunning and special take on it. Well done to Karen for a great creation that holds such meaning!


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