:::Family Sampler:::




 This weeks theme is “Family”. What do you think of when it comes to family? Your siblings and parents? A special grandmother? Cousins that made growing up fun? We hope to see your beautiful creations in gothic arch form here.

Cora Harkins has made a beautiful arch using her own ancestors photo. What is more precious than that? You can read more about Cora and visit her blog from the links below…


Cora Harkins – Ridgefield , Connecticut

Visit Cora’s blog: Paper Flowers

Bio: I am married with one daughter.  I work full time as a salesperson and stamping is my artistic outlet. My degree is in costume and set design. Though I do not design professionally, I try to bring that training into my art work.  I love antique lace, buttons and ephemera.  You can often see me lurking at area flea markets trying to find new treasures.   I teach classes and sell my cards locally.

I have been stamping and card making for over 15years.  One of my first projects was my wedding invitations.  Lucky for me we had a small wedding.
My other hobbies are knitting, sewing, felting and papermaking.

Description of Family Arch: This is an old photo of my Dad’s family.  The older woman looks like my Grandmother but she is actually her Grandmother.  I thought the quote was so appropriate.  I do feel like I explore my family’s past to better understand the present and the future.  Photos of family are so precious.  They are our links to the past.