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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!

10/24/2010

A Couple of Small Projects . . . and a Winner!

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Hi Folks!  I sure hope you have had a nice weekend!  The weather here in GA has been remarkable, but rain is supposed to be coming in overnight, and I am glad - we need the rain badly!  Yesterday my friend Phyllis and I went to Stone Mountain, GA for the Country Living Fair - put on by Country Living Magazine.  It was INCREDIBLE!!!  Tons of vendors and all kinds of demonstrations - it was such a great day!

And while we were at the CL Fair, Phyllis kept seeing things she liked and saying "Do you know how to make this?  We could make this!"  So this morning I spent some time trying to make a few of the things we really liked.  First up is a candle jar, just an old jelly jar, decorated with vintage journal pages and pages from an old "History of Georgia" book that was my grandmother's.








I also used vintage buttons, copper wire (need a larger gauge wire) and beads.  There is rice in the bottom of the jar (about 2 inches) and you put a tea light in there and light it - it is very pretty in a darkened room, or hanging over your outside table.

And here is a tag that I distressed and made the flower and leaves from the same History of Georgia book. 








Wouldn't these be gorgeous as the gift tag on a Christmas gift wrapped in kraft paper?  Lovely!!!!  The ribbon is actually tea stained muslin (purchased that way), inked up with some brown ink - they are very easy to make!

And, I know I promised you a winner of my blog candy from the Unscripted Sketches Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop, and the winner is . . .





Leila Pierce!!!  Leila is one of the design team members over at Unscripted Sketches, and I will be getting this . . .




. . .  out to her in the next couple of days!  Congratulations, Leila!!!

And thank YOU, friends, for visiting me once again!  Blessings, Becky


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2 comments:

Lelia Pierce said...

Becky, your flowers are just gorgeous! I love that tag! Sounds like you guys had a BLAST!

WOOHOO! I won! I'm so excited to get that beautiful flower you made! Thanks so much, doll!

XXX

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Becky,
I love your gorgeous creations!! They are just beautiful! I am so glad you found your way to my blog so I could find yours, it's just wonderful!~~
Thank you for becoming a new friend, it is such a pleasure to meet you!
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Melinda