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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!


2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's Sketch 40

You know, it's strange how you can 'forget' something that you truly enjoy doing when you are in the midst of tough times. In the 9 months that I was away from cardmaking while my Dad was sick, I distanced myself from the craft, as well as the crafters. I didn't read papercrafting mags, or blogs, and grew farther and farther from it as time went on. Then in late October, after my Dad had passed and I'd had some time to rest and recuperate a bit, I started feeling the itch, and eventually started visiting my old blogging favorites. I think that was part of the healing process for me, too.

Now I'm back into cardmaking at almost full speed, and once again I am knowing that joy that comes from putting pretty things together to make something even better, and lovelier. And reading all the blogs and entering challenges once again is also bringing me a lot of enjoyment.

Such is the case with this card. I haven't made a card for 2 Sketches 4 You in close to a year, and using Laura's lovely sketch #40 was so much fun! Here's the sketch . . .

. . . and here is my take on the sketch . . .

. . . and a few spotlight pics . . .

Product List:

Cardstock - Anna Griffin (old product)

Papers - My Minds Eye - The Merry Days of Christmas line . . .

Top - Gingerbread Lane

Bottom - Under the Tree

Twill Ribbon - Bobbin Ribbon (Michaels, I think)

Eyelet Lace - Remnant Bin (JoAnn etc.)

Velvet Ric-Rack - Glitter Your World shop on Etsy

Stitching by sewing machine

Vintage Santa Image from Clipart Software

Poinsettia and leaf - Dollar Tree (altered with inks and embossing powders)
Vintage pearl button - stash


I hope you have enjoyed this visit, please come back soon! Blessings friends, Becky


Cheryl Nelson said...

FABULOUS!! Love the vintage Santa and the cute lace ruffles!

mom2christopher said...

Very pretty! I love the vintage feel and the lace! :) Kathy

Laura Davis said...

So glad your back!! Your card is beautiful :) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Audrey Pettit said...

Hi Becky! It sure has been awhile. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Glad that you are finding some peace and are healing and that scrapping is bringing you back some of the old joy. This card is just gorgeous. I love the vintage Santa and the big flower and trim. Beautiful stuff!
Nice to "see" you back. :)