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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!


Out Of My Zone . . . Comfort Zone, That Is!

I can't believe I never shared this project with you, but as I was straightening up a bit I found this tag mini album that I made and never posted!  If you are a regular here, you know I'm not a scrapbooker, and that cards, tags and banners are my papercrafting projects of choice.  But a while back I was in a mood to try something different, and this project was born!

The details . . .

  • All papers are from a K&Company 'Roam' Mat Pad
  • Base of pages are #5 manila tags 2 3/8" x 4 3/4"
  • Embellishments are all from my stash, and mostly bits and pieces.  I will say the gems are from Prima eLine
  • I trimmed all papers to fit the card and inked the edges with brown ink.  
  • Each tag is decorated on each side, in an order that makes the back of the first match the front of the second, and so on.
  • Tags are attached with a metal 'book ring' and the ribbons are simply tied onto the ring.
And here is the album . . . 

The Album - Seven Tags, Two Sided

Standing Up View

Pages 2 and 3

Pages 4 and 5

Pages 6 and 7

Pages 8 and 9

Pages 10 and 11 - The ribbon on the tag to the right was sewn using a decorative stitch on my sewing machine.

Pages 12 and 13 - Love how the vintage lace matched this paper!

Front and back are identical, album can be used in either direction.

Better view of the ribbons and lace.

I really enjoyed making this, and think I may try to make some more to sell at shows this summer.  This being my first, it will probably have to stay with me!  As a crafter I am really finding that I only get better when I push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things.  I am so glad I left the safety of my comfort zone and made this album, and I hope you have enjoyed your visit!  Blessings, Becky

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