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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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2/18/2009

Arty Girls Challenge Blog #73

I made a card today.

That may not sound very surprising to you, but it's the first card I've made in several weeks, and you know what?

IT FELT GOOD!!!

Being a caregiver for elderly parents, plus wife and homemaker doesn't leave a lot of time for doing things you want to do. Creating for me is a necessity, and I've made a few small things with needle and thread these last few weeks, but I really wanted to make a card!

And this week's challenge from those Arty Girls was just the ticket! The theme this week is 'wire', and I took it literally and ran with it!






* Please excuse the photo quality - it's a rainy, cloudy day here, so I had to take them inside!

Products:

  • Bazzill Cardstock
  • Jenni Bowlin 'Vintage Red Bookprint' paper
  • Jenni Bowlin 'Vintage Red Tiny Dot' paper
  • 24 gauge copper wire
  • vintage buttons, threaded with wire
  • butterfly from K&Company Wild Saffron Tag Pad
  • stitches machine sewn
  • tag cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities 'classic circle small'
  • flower petals cut freehand

Now it's off to the kitchen, to create in a different way. Think I'll make a blueberry cake and then get dinner going. Have a blessed day! Becky

6 comments:

CraftyCarol said...

I like this card flowers and buttons are a favourite. I'm glad you have managed to get back to making cards. I find crafting is such a great way to de-stress too x

Paulien van den Bosch said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love the paper choice and I sooooo love the use of wire!
awesome job.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

It is a big deal to steal a few minutes when you are caring for other people! I love what you made :)

crissi said...
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crissi said...

oops sorry about deleting post my spelling was awful.

Stunning card Becky, love the papers , colour , wire everythng.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Holly Craft said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment...love the cards you have posted. Where in GA are you located?