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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!


Scrapbook Trends Challenge and CPS #185 Sketch Challenge

Here in the northern part of Georgia (yes, I know - and most everywhere else, too) we have had a very hot and dry summer.  And everyone I talk to seems to confirm the one overwhelming theme that is going around these days . . . "I am SO ready for fall"!  The fall season actually started a couple of days ago, but you would never know it by the 90+ temps that won't go away!  Anyway, I am among that group - I am so ready for cooler temps and maybe a little more rain.   And it seems that I started on halloween, Thanksgiving and fall cards earlier than ever this year - probably because I'm so ready for those crisp fall days and colorful leaves, pumpkins and such! With that being said, let me share with you my latest card!

The theme over at CREATE, the Scrapbook Trends card blog was to make a card showcasing leaves.  And then I found this week's sketch over at CPS (Card Positioning Systems) and knew I could work those two together for one card.  Here is the CPS sketch . . .

And here is my take on both challenges . . .

And here are all of the details . . .

Product Info:
  • Base card stock is Bazzill, matting for image are just bits from my scrap drawer
  • Patterned paper is from Jillibean Soup, Pasta Fagioli line - the striped is 'romano cheese', and the flowered is 'clove fresh garlic'
  • The image is from clip art software
  • The felt leaves were part of a Blog Candy package I won about 2 years ago.  They were loose in the package, so I have no idea who made them.  They had adhesive on the back already.
  • Stickles 'platinum' on some of the leaves

Tips, Tools and Techniques:
  • Base of card was cut on Cricut Expression using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5"
  • Striped paper was cut on Cricut Expression using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card1 set at 5"
  • Flowered paper's scalloped edges were cut using Carl PRT-100 rotary cutter with scallop blade.

And that is it!  A very simple card, and I love how well the last few felt leaves that I had matched that Jillibean Soup paper!  Tomorrow is Sketch It Saturday over at Unscripted Sketches, so please come back and see what our sketch is for this week, and the project I came up with for that sketch.  Blessings folks!  Becky


1 comment:

Kristii said...

Fantastic cards!!!! Love your patterned paper combos!!!