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 Comments:

  1. Sharee Gaiser

    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!

  2. Judith Wineland

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

  3. What a lovely tribute. I know it will be a family treasure.

  4. Absolutely beautiful.

  5. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! wowowowow~ I just love this project!!

  6. What a wonderful gift. It is spectacular!!! I know you will treasure it forever. Hugs,

  7. That is gorgeous!!! What an honor.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Simply amazing! Wow! I wish I had the patience to do something like this! Hugs, Andrea xxx

  11. Heather M from Maine (the way life should be)

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

  12. Talk about the wow factor – incredible!

  13. 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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. kathy amstutz

    GORGEOUS! Is there a tutorial for this star scrapbook? I’d love to be able to make one, too!

  18. kathy amstutz

    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?

  19. Beautiful!!!

  20. Amazing work! It shows how much love she put into this little album for you. Truly a gift of love! So inspiring.

  21. What a wonderful idea, a memory scrapbook and tribute… and so gorgeous to boot!

  22. SO fun! Thanks for sharing!

  23. 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

  24. I love the project created just for you. So personal and beautiful. What a wonderful way of remembering your sister-in-law.

    TFS

  25. OMG…can you say gorgeous! What a wonderful gift from a very talented friend.

  26. 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!

  27. AWESOME. Karren did a great job. Thanks for sharing. The star album will be a great family treasure.

  28. Stephanie Daughtrey

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

  29. cookie sheldon

    beautiful-have to teach us how you did this

  30. any way to get a tutorial on this star mini album? it is AWESOME and beautiful! TFS

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