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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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Tuesday Trigger . . . Moxie Fab World

Moxie Fab World is one of my all time favorite places to find inspiration in my papercrafting projects.  It is a part of Paper Crafts Magazine organization, and led by Cath Edvalson who is always bringing us a wide variety of pictures of lovely and trendy things to inspire us.  I especially like being a friend of all three (MFW, PCM, and Cath) on Facebook, because there is always new inspiration right there on my news feed just for the taking.

This week's 'Tuesday Trigger' is so gorgeous!  It is so me that I just had to make a card based on this picture . . .

If you only knew, Cath, that my kitchen table is antiqued red, my grandmother's old cabinet beside the table is  mustard yellow, and the bench next to that is bright royal blue.  I love vintage, I love color, I collect vintage aprons, and I love this picture!  Here is my take on the challenge . . .

Here are all the details . . .

Product Info:

  • Base cardstock is Die Cuts With a View
  • Patterned papers and strip with red numbers are all from Echo Park's new 'For The Record' line by Bella Road:  Vintage Linen, Picket Fence, and Borders
  • Red frame is from Tattered Angels 3 in 1 Framed Font Chips (see how I made it red below)
  • Paper doily, vintage button, red twine (from dog food bag) are from my stash.  So is the vintage taffeta ribbon that I found recently at an estate sale.
  • Sentiments are from SRM Press - Sticker Sentiments #51006 Thinking of You

Bits and Tidbits:
  • Card base was cut using Cricut Expression, A Child's Year cartridge, StPtrk-s using card feature set at 7"
  • Distressed paper doily with brown ink
  • Red Frame:  inked with red ink, dried with heat gun, inked with gold ink, dried with in gun, inked with VersaMark, added thick coating of Ranger 'red' embossing powder and melted with heat gun.
  • Adhered patterned paper to back of frame, added sentiment sticker.
  • Cut pieces of patterned paper to fit card, adhered with glue, added numbered strip to cover where papers joined.
  • Added sentiment sticker to bottom of card.
  • Glued doily and frame to top of card.
  • Cut slit size width of ribbon in fold of card, threaded ribbon through and tied into a bow.  Added vintage button threaded with red twine.

And that is how it all came together!  I love this card, of course I love the colors, but I also love the cheeriness and sentiment.  We all know someone who is having a hard time and could use a little cheering up; a few happy thoughts!  Thanks for visiting today, I would love it if you would leave a comment and let me know you were here and what you thought of my card.  Blessings friends!  Becky


Anonymous said...

Great take on the Tuesday trigger!!

Val said...

I LOVE it!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You pulled that challenge off beautifully!

Toni K said...

Love your take on the trigger! Gorgeous card!

Elizabeth said...

Very cute card! Great use of the Tuesday Trigger.

Leah H said...

Adorable! And a wonderful fit with the trigger.

Cath said...

Hey Becky! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)