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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.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Catching Up . . .

Well, when I got started making cards again, I found I couldn't stop . . . and that's a good thing! I'm just going to share with you a few things I've made in the last few weeks. I'll apologize now, because most of these things were made from my stash and a lot of them weren't in the original packaging or the names were gone, so I can't give you a lot of info about most products.

First up, a card from some old paper - Fancy Pants, I think - that I love because of the old sewing pattern design.

The buttons are threaded with brown bakers twine, the yo-yo is made from vintage fabric with a pink fleur-de-lis pattern, the brown paper was embossed using the Cuttlebug 'textile' embossing folder.

There is a pink ric-rack in the bottom paper design, and I topped it with some real pink ric-rack.

Next up is a few tags. First up is 'Inspire' . . .

The stripped paper was embossed using the Cuttlebug 'divine swirls' folder, the word 'inspire' is a rub-on, but the doodling is hand done.

I used a safety pin to attach a cute dragonfly charm to the ribbon at top.

Next up is 'Thanks For Being You', which was made using Daisy Bucket Designs papers. The paisley shapes were cut with a Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Nestabilities paisley dies.

The wording is rub-ons, the swirls are from the cuttlebug folder. I used a bit of stickles on the black lines to emphasize them, and a blue button.

The peach button on top is attached with a brass safety pin. I removed the 'head' of the pin, put the button on, and put it back together.

The next tag says Discover, Grow, Imagine and the wording is stickers.

Cardstock, paper, stickers, ribbon and a button make up this very simple tag.

I love this next card! It's a tri-fold of sorts, but the main part folds under the top tab.

The 'stamps' are stickers that I've had forever, so I can't remember who they are by.

The words Blessing, Thanks and Appreciative are rub-ons. The cardstock is Bazzill.

Another tag, a Christmas one this time. The cardstock is Bazzill, embossed using the Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder. The snowman pic is from clipart software, printed on my printer.

The snowflake is 3 dimensional, and is also from clipart software. I found the snowflake, re-sized it into 3 sizes and cut them out. Then I added Stickles, let them dry, punched holes in the center and held together with a frosted brad that matched perfectly.

The hanger is red bakers twine, red buttons add another touch of color. Wouldn't this be a cute invitation for cocoa after church, or maybe a mom's coffee morning?

One more card, and I just love it! It's got a fabric flower pin on the front that can be removed and worn, so you can say Thank You with a little gift.

A shimmery pink organza bow, cardstock embossed with the Cuttlebug textile folder, a few Stickles for some bling, and a gold heat embossed sentiment.

As you can see, the flower pin has a safety pin that can be used to pin it to a blouse or sweater.

And of course I saved the best for last. I made this for me, but really think I'll end up giving it to my Mama - she'll love it! I guess you would call this a 'plaque', although it's made from chipboard. It is 7" X 5", covered with a pretty vintage Post Card paper.

The hanger is vintage lace, the bow is pink velvet. The cotton fringe is very thick and full, and topped with a seafoam velvet ribbon and large marquis rhinestones. The verse is original by me.

I used a chipboard butterfly and traced it onto a bit of the same Post Card paper, heat embossed it with clear embossing powders and folded it on either side of the center. The center is topped with Platinum Stickles - my new favorite color of Stickles.

The floral print is printed on my printer from a clipart software and backed with the reverse side of the Post Card paper. I used a bit of the platinum Stickles on the stems and leaves of the flowers. The picture is also bumped up with some foam squares for depth.
I did a lot of inking and distressing on this piece with a brown ink, and it looks very 'vintage-y'.

So, that's what I've been working on lately, and I went shopping today (so sad, I finally used my scrapbooking store gift card that was a gift from hubby last Christmas!) so I have some new things to play with, and am working on some Christmas-y things right now. I'll have more to show you soon. Oh! And don't forget to check back on my other blog to find out about our recent trip to Savannah, Georgia.

Blessings friends, Becky


K-Sue said...

Love it! Now you inspire me - I want to make a trifolded card like yours - Project 19!

K-Sue said...

Oh! And I love your little verse, too.

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Absolutely Beautiful B!!!

all of it!!

Love the plaque!!!

Lorrie said...

What fun cards. I especially like the top ones featuring sewing patterns.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope your weekend is lovely,


Mildred said...

I am running behind with your posts again. Oh, such lovely creations. Everything is just adorable and I love the plaque with the original verse and butterfly. You are so very talented and have such imagination. Enjoy your Sunday Becky.