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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!


CPS # 207 . . . What's Buzzin? . . .

I finally got my work table cleaned off and could find most everything, so it was time to get crafty!  I haven't done many challenges lately outside of my DT duties at Unscripted Sketches, so I wanted to do a challenge.  I scanned through my favorite challenge sites and chose this sketch from CPS, or Card Positioning Systems. . .

And here is my take on the sketch . . .

And here are all the details . . .

Product Info:
  • Base card stock is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Textured Cardstock Stack - Darks
  • Patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket 'Double Deck' Material Girl and Garden Variety collections - Garden Variety
  • Cardstock for bees is mostly DCWV, but are all small bits from my stash
  • Stickles 'diamond' and 'golden rod'
  • Ric-rack from my stash

Tips, Tools and Techniques:

Cricut Expression:
  • Base of card was cut using "Preserves" cartridge, Papaya-s using card feature set at 4 inches
  • Bees were cut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, bee1, and bee1-s set at 2 inches.  I cut the base from white for the white wings, and cut the body and stripes twice, once from black for the head, tail and antennae, and once for the yellow stripes.
  • Printed the sentiment on my ink jet printer, trimmed to size and matted with green cardstock
  • Bees and sentiment are popped up with foam dots for depth

And that's my card; very springy, don't you think? 

As I sit here at my computer typing this, I am watching the many birds visiting the feeders on my deck.  I have one large regular birdseed feeder, two thistle feeders and two suet cakes.  There are many pine siskins and goldfinches, titmice, chickadees, cardinals, towhees, several different varieties of sparrows, and many more species that come visit my feeders.  They bring me such joy, and brighten my days.  They are "Little Gifts" each day!  So tell me, what are your little gifts today???

Blessings folks, and don't forget to "Be Joyful Always"!  Becky


Cath said...

Cute card, Becky! :)

Lea L. said...

This is adorable! Love those cute little bees! Great job with the CPS sketch this week! ♥♥♥