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Guest Stamper: Karren Reda

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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.

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I adore the pencil.

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Wonderful fix of stamp images and texture.

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The birdhouse.  My favorite angle.

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Clever color combos.

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Delicious details.

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Such a hoot 🙂

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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!

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  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!

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  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

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  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?

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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.
    Peggy

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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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