Friday, December 3, 2010

What treasures do you have hidden that could be turned into keepsakes?

Hi there,

Happy Holidays!!

I'm Karen Jiles, a new member of the creative team for SOC. As Tiare shared her excitement about the premiere issue of E:spire on Tuesday, I am equally excited about this new wonderful journey and being a part of it all.

A little about me… I live in North Carolina with my wonderful husband, Christopher and toddler twin girls-Camille and Kimberly. You will see a lot of them in my work. Every day is a picture day.:) I have been stamping for 9 years and scrapbooking for 7. I thoroughly enjoy creating traditional and non-traditional scrapbooks, cards, keepsakes, mini books, jewelry and home d├ęcor. I’ve been told that my style is "shabby chic" with a touch of vintage flavor. I’m ok with that…:) I love to make my projects look worn and old world. I enjoy that look because it feels so comfortable and rich. I hope that you enjoy my creations and I encourage you to leave comments and share your take on all that I share with you.

Today, I would like to share a little layout that I created recently. It transformed into a lovely keepsake. I love creating these, because they make beautiful One of a Kind gifts and treasures. The photo that I chose to use on this layout is of my husband and baby girls. I changed the photo effect to sepia. Love that, because the sepia color coordinated with the layout very well and helped maintain that warm feel throughout. The layout is adhered to an 8 X 8 Frame and ready to be placed on a tabletop easel.


Gratitude Keepsake by Karen Jiles. Supplies: Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Cardstock: Bazzill and Stampin’ Up; Flowers: Prima; Embellishments (Metal Words, Glittered Flourishes, Ribbons): Making Memories.

What treasures do you have hidden that could be turned into keepsakes? Share them with us.

I hope that my work inspires you and brightens your day.

Make today a great one!

15 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love the warm colors it has both a fall and vintage feel! Beautiful family too!

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  2. Beautiful family!!! Love the altered flowers!!!

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  3. Love the vintage look and feel. The sepia photo is a nice touch.

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  4. Very nice Karen. I love your layout.

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  5. Karen this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  6. WOW!! Simply gorgeous, love it :)

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  7. Your layout is so pretty! I love the colors!
    I collect items when i travel. Trinkets, pamphlets, keychains, tickets of all kinds. I am looking forward to scrapping these items in a travel scrapbook very soon.

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  8. Too precious and love those flowers!

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  9. Beautiful LO! The flowers are great. Those girls are rockin' the best hairstyle in the world..the two puffs. Can I still wear that hairstyle at 4@%! lol TFS

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  10. Thanks Ladies!!! This project was super fun! I can hardly wait to share this with the girls in 20 years...:)

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  11. Fabulous page, love the soft tones & sweet photo, makes a great keepsake!

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  12. Thanks so much Tena!!! I really enjoy creating keepsakes so much. A little something to pass on from generation to generation is always a plus in my book. Hugs, Karen

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