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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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CPS #174 and Mama's Birthday

Well, I didn't really have time to make a card, but I had no choice as my mother's 80th birthday draws closer and closer and I didn't have one made for her yet.  So last night I sat down and looked to see what sketch challenges were out there, and loved the simple sketch from Card Positioning Systems (CPS) this week.  I did flip it because I wanted the bow on the right, but otherwise the sketch was perfect for what I had in mind!

This week's sketch is sponsored by Gina K. Designs, a great source for paper crafting supplies.

Here is the sketch  . . .

And here is my card . . .

And here is all the info . . .
  • Card stock is all Die Cuts With a View (DCWV)
  • Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby 'by the roll'
  • Image is from Crafty Secrets 'Heartwarming Vintage' Garden
  • Just a touch or two of Stickles 'Star Dust' on the flowers
  • Button from my stash
  • Card base cut using Cricut 'Walk in my Garden' cartridge, card 2 set at 5 inches
  • Frame cut using Cricut 'Mothers Day' cartridge, frame 3.  There is a hole in center of the frame, but I matted the image on dark green card stock and placed it over the opening.

And that is it!  A very simple card in colors and the vintage feel my mother loves.  And I hope you like the card as well!

The next two to three weeks will be pretty busy, so I doubt I'll get much crafting done, but after that things should calm down a bit around here and I should have a chance to play in my studio for a while. 

OH!  And I've won two batches of goodies in the last couple of weeks, and they should be arriving any day, so I'll tell you all about those as soon as I can.  One was from a blog hop for Daring Card Makers with a stash of Nikki Sivils stuff, and the other was a wonderful bunch of Jenni Bowlin goodies from Cath at Moxie Fab World.  (I am so excited!)  Until then, have a great day!  Becky

1 comment:

Janean said...

oh my goodness! how beautiful(and creative) is this card -- anyone would be very excited to receive it. yay!

happy birthday mama!