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March 05, 2011



Gee, Karla, I can't decide which of your creations I like the best. Can I pick them all!! Especially love the pink roses. They are my favorite color! All my roses are pink!!


I'm getting it together. Hopefully I'll have it up by mid day. This is such a great idea. Using the good stuff really elevates what the art becomes. Lisa


Ohh yeah I am the first to share. Thank you Karla for the party. Love you xoxo Clarice

Patty in Kansas

Karla...I was feeling blue...my 91 year old Mom just died a week ago last Wednesday...went to your beautiful blog tonight and saw the gorgeous photos...loved the aqua clipboard with the bird's nest. That color makes me happy just to look at it! Thanks for a few moments of loveliness in a week that has been stressful, to say the least. Patty in Kansas

My Blessed Serendipity Life

Your "good stuff" stash made for beautiful projects! I would love to be entered for your good stuff prize. I just linked up tonight.



Hi Karla,
You have created some amazingly beautiful works of art. I've enjoyed looking at everyone of them. The aqua clipboards are perfect backgrounds.



I love all that great "stuff"! I could then "pretty up" my board. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much. 8>)

Kimberly Jones

Everthing is so gorgeous! I really feel inspired to use all those beautiful I've been saving for so long! I love the aqua clipboards! What a perfect foundation for your pretty collages. Fun party!


Really beautiful. Everyone is so talented and amazing. It will be fun to keep checking back during the next two days.


Thanks Karla for dreaming up another great Linky Party.
You have been busy!!. Love your works of art as always.
Keep smilng and creating


Karla, I am so enjoying looking at everyones best and how they used them. Yours as always is to die for creative. I think sometimes that is my problem, I loose my creativeness and have a block until I see something beautiful like yours that gets my juices flowing again. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Celeste Hude

Hi Karla, I like your remark about being in your jamy's all day, I can so relate, your designs are darling, especially the robin egg frame, this is so much fun to visit everyone, thanks for such a great forum,

Judy B.

Oh, Karla! You do beautiful work! I would love to stay in my jammies, but my robe sleeves get in my way and they won't stay pushed up. So I get dressed! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration of these projects. I will be posting to the link party later today.


Hi Karla! This blog is so inspiring...you are now on my blogroll! I haven't had any time to create lately, this is my first day off in 6 weeks, but I hope you will do this type of challenge again. I'd love to join. I, too, have YEARS of beauties that I haven't touched yet....such a sisterhood we have in blogland!!
Huggs from Arizona,

Bunny Rose Cottage

Karla, everything and I mean everything is soooo gorgeous!! That red velvet album with those amazing figurines is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! And I am so in love with the white dressform. You have the best good stuff!!! Thank you for hosting this party, it has been so much fun and I am loving seeing what everyone has created :)

Heidi Meyer

You collages are DREAMY! I love the blue collage bases - perfect vintage GOOD STUFF! Can't wait to see everyone's treasures - thanks for hosting!!


Hi Karla! I forgot but am trying to do something right now for this. I have been to all the others and it looks like so much fun. Oh, except for #6, the link didn't or doesn't work.
Fun, fun, fun!


Thanks for hosting this challenge Karla. It was a fun "horading intervention" - LOL! Heading out now to check out what everybody else made. Lots of extra special creations I'm sure.

Nancy Stone

Just got back from a week in Florida, and I am enjoying reading about the good stuff. You are right, let's use it, or someone will throw it out as junk when we die. LOL


Karla, every single thing here is simply lovely. I especially love the first piece.

Thank you so much for all your efforts on behalf of this challenge. I think it's been interesting reading all the comments. Now I'm looking forward to visiting everyone to see what they've made.


Even though I did not join in on the fun; I am smitten; we should ALWAYS USE THE GOOD STUFF - going to use my inherited ornate silver flatware (wrapped in old velvet) engrave/glue to toile picture frames I created today. Can't wait!
Joie de Vivre


What a fun party, thanks for hosting :-)
I've got a stack of those very same dividers myself-- I've used ONE :-P Never enough time!!!

Terri Gordon

Hi Karla, You are so inspiring, I always love to visit your beautiful blog. You have such beautiful supplies, it is such a treat to the eyes. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri


I posted and linked to you Karla. It was fun. Thanks, :)


wow...it really shows you the used the good stuff

Michele Askeroth

Hi Karla, this was really fun. I got up very early on Sunday to post mine. I had a hard time getting my link to work. I have done this a lot and I don't know why it didn't work properly with mine, and your linky tool. I noticed that it does not link back to my post, but evidently people are just clicking on something special and it is getting them there. I am almost tempted to try to link it up again and see if it works. What do you think, or should i just leave it alone. I noticed that there is no way to go in and delete the mistake.

Holly R. Moore

Every project you have shown is so very lovely. What neat "besties' you have. Oh how I wanted to make something new. :) I will I will take out my box of besties to create again I promise. For now I have updated and linked up my cloth heart. I don't see my link, but it won't let me post again, so maybe you have to approve it?

Thanks for hosting, I hope all my friends come here to see your lovelies and join the fun.


Oh Karla, your projects are beautiful! My favorite is the bird under glass -- I love those blue index dividers! And the journals -- swoon!

Michele Askeroth

Hi again, Karla, I just want you to know how your blog is truly more inspiration for me than any other. I did do a version of your birdie banners. I just had to have one for myself, and since I don't live close by you, I thought I would do up a couple and give one to a friend. I love all your projects, and I think I am going to try a stay in my jammies all day and craft day too.


I had such fun with your challange & I see you did too! Before I could even leave a comment I had to go buy up those awesome blue page dividers. What is it about expired office supplies that I love so? Junk drawers, LOVE em! Your art is always inspiring to me & I love these creations!


You do turquoise better than anyone -- I know. I love it and I seek it out!


Hi Karla
What a wonderful visit I've had. I LOVE the beautiful pieces you made on your day "off" for yourself. I love those kinds of days. You were so productive and your ideas are so inspiring. What a great link to come back and visit. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing...
I hope you'll come by and visit also..

Charlotte Smothers

Thank you, Karla, for suggesting such a fun way to s-t-r-e-t-c-h our creativity. I went to each of the linky posts and was just tickled to see the lovely projects. Some gals really tucked into their better stuff. I had to tip-toe into good. It's a start. Charlotte


Ok...tomorrows the day...I am going to do it! I am going to make something with the besties...I am already freaking out a bit, but I can hear your voice while I am reading your blog and it is giving me the motivation!

Laraine Atherton

You Foo Foo so well!!!


Hi Karla!
Is it okay that I came late to the party? My 'puter's been on the fritz and I just got it working again!!
I just have one feeble offering..life keeps getting in the way of creating!! ;-)
LOVE LOVE LOVE your creations! So gorgeous!

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