A Scrapbook of Inspiration on a Pink Saturday


DSC06375I love to gather special things as I dream of what I might create. Using fabric that I designed to match my artwork, I created a rosette held together with an Antique cufflink, and softened with organza flower petals.


DSC06375I found ephemera of the dreamy kind in my favorite Antique shops.

DSC06359Notions, ribbons,

DSC06375and lovely words of inspiration,

A Scrapbook of Inspiration

DSC06375I thought I would create A Scrapbook of Inspiration for my little shop.

A Scrapbook of Inspiration

DSC06375I created a twelve page scrapbook out of watercolor paper so that I could paint on the pages, write in gold and add little pockets with surprises.


DSC06375I love little pockets with surprises.

A Scrapbook of Inspiration

DSC06375Finding love letters dating back from 1800's were a find I had to share.


DSC06375Pretty embellished bags were purchased at Nesting on Main, to hold some of their pretty tags too.

My creation

DSC06375Favorite words that have inspired me are written throughout.

My creation

DSC06375I have always loved to create journals and scrapbooks over the years.


DSC06375Sometimes inspiration won't let me sleep until she has had me paint her dreams.


DSC06375My first love has always been painting journals and saving cherished inspirations in a book. The song for this post is First Love.

DSC06375Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting another Pink celebration, so stop by and read all the pink posts.

Please stop by and visit Erika from Le Monde d'Erika. She lives in Europe and loves to create also, to paint, sketch, craft, wriet and design.
Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I have been so tired from these last days of school that I have missed too many posts! But this one dear, tells all of your blogging mission. Your art and how you use it to inspire us is so clear. I will always treasure the work that you have so graciously gifted to me, and I can say that your art fills my home with your love of God. Merci kind friend, Anita

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is absolutely lovely and another amazing creation, Karen! I love all of the pockets you created, too, with their little secret things in them. Neat idea.

Sending you love along with the heads up that something should be arriving next week for you. ;-)



Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is so beautiful...I can see it will definately be an inspiration to who ever is the lucky owner of this georgous scrapebook...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love this beautiful book and went to Etsy to look at it again! It really does make my heart soar! Love your art! ♥

Butterfly Works said...

Your work is absolutely amazing...I love visiting your blog because it's pure loviness and beauty both physically and spiritually.....I always leave feeling I have been touched by an angel.....
Hugs and blessings,

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

so very precious...thanks for coming by our World and leaving kind words.

Thespa said...

What a gorgeous blog you have here, and such beautiful creations. Diane sent me over and I'm very glad she did.

Anonymous said...

oh wow! yes, it is one of my passions to work on journals too...i don't know why that is...but ever since I was a young little thing...i'd be binding books and painting and writing in them...

what a treasure you've created here!

i love each page you've teased us with, and flipping through this book in real life would be a blissful thing to do!

thanks for sharing!
ciao bella
creative carmelina is totally inspired!!!!


Tina Eudora said...

Hi Karen, I just came over from Diane Knotts blog and I have to admit she was right your blog is lovely. I love your work and can hardly wait until I have a few minutes to explore further!

Lori said...

Karen, that is so beautiful...i love the pockets and the rosette you made is gorgeous!!!

ps: i made those sprinkles for the cookies using plain white jimmies that i colored using powdered food coloring...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Karen, it is beautiful! laurie

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

It is so beautiful...hugs...m...

Daisy Cottage said...

Good Morning Karen!

This is such a precious creation! How inspiring - you are sooooo talented.


Anonymous said...

Karen, I love following along on your blog and imagine us walking on the dirt road that begins at my house, just talking and responding to all that is around us. By the way, I have linked you to my blog in the hope that others will find you.

Terra said...

Your creations are very pretty with their touches of nature.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I love your Scrapbook and it is filled with so much inspiration and loveliness.
Your Artwork and all the little pockets are just gorgeous.
I also like the idea of putting it all together with a vintage cuff link.

Have a happy weekend

Petite moi said...

Lovely creation Karen! Thanks so much for mentioning me, that was really sweet!
Happy PS!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Karen,
I love your scrapbooks of inspiration - they are delightful!
And thank you for your sweet comments at my blog - they always make my day. :)
Have a lovely weekend, dear friend.

The Paint Splash said...

Your work is beautiful! I can just imagine young granddaughters spending time enjoying these in years to come. Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful scrapbook! Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for sharing your goodies.


Anonymous said...

Karen everything you do is so lovely, but I am really partial to your watercolors.

Susie Jefferson said...

Fabulous, fabulous artwork - I adore looking at other peoples' journals. Thanks so much for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Catharina Maria said...

You have a lovely PINK SATURDAY post !
love ♥RINI♥

Sarah said...

How beautiful! You are an inspiration to all of us!
If you have time, stop by my Pink Saturday post to see some upcoming blog parties.
Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Sarah

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk, Karen...

Lovely piNk post! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stephanie ♥

Lori said...

An Amazing Treasure!! Have a Pink week!

Lori and the Bassets of ABCBHR

Vee said...

Such a treasure to create for yourself and then share so that we might try it as well. Honestly, I've never been more in love with an idea...

Kathleen Grace said...

I just logged onto my google reader and realized I have missed five of your posts! Five! So sorry I havent been around. I have the next two weeks off and I am absolutely giddy with it:>)
The journal is so beautiful. I love little pockets of surprises in books. I wish I could flip thorugh yours in person and discover all the beautiful treasures you have built into each page.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Karen.

You are the queen of creating beautiful journals. A journal is such a special treasure.

Thank you for introducing everyone to Erika.

Kathy said...

Love the scrapbook - so beautiful! Great work!

Bluebell Woods said...

i love the scrapbook idea. I have a drawing book but would like to enhance it with some other things and make it into a book. Thanks for inspiration