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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!


The Kraft Journal . . . Carnivals, Parades or Parties

I love Mondays!  And I know, you're probably thinking I'm crazy right about now, but on Mondays, hubby is back at work, I'm doing laundry and, since my craft room is right next to the laundry room, I am usually working on making some cards.  I also love Mondays because that means it's "Make It Monday" at The Kraft Outlet, and I love their challenges!  Their challenge for this week is to make a project based on the theme of "Carnivals, Parades, or Parties".  My first thought when I saw this was "Wow, I wish I hadn't used that cool ferris wheel image a few weeks ago for another of their challenges, but that only lasted a minute, because I knew I had other images I could use.  

Before I share my card, I want to apologize once again for my pictures!  I have ordered a new battery for my 'good' camera, and it should be here in 2-3 days, but until then it's the point and shoot, and it's not in that great of shape any more!  Anyway, here is my card based on their challenge . . .

I love this vintage greeting card image found on Flickr, and thought it looked just right for a three year old!  Did you notice the little duck passed out in the bottom left hand corner?  Too cute!


  • Kraft cardstock used for base of card and shadow under the 3 - The Paper Studio
  • Patterned papers - Cosmo Cricket
  • Image - Flickr
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Stickles 'platinum' and 'star dust' - Ranger Inks
  • Brown ink - Stampabilities  

Tools Used:
  • Cricut Expression with Elegant Edges (EE) and Plantin Schoolbook (PS) cartridges
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler and rotary cutter

Cricut Cuts:
  • Green plaid frame - EE cartridge, 'Hrts2-s' set at 5 1/3" using oblong feature
  • Red border - EE cartridge, 'Snwflk-s' set at 1 1/4" using border feature
  • #3 - PS cartridge, '3' set at 2 1/2"

Thanks so much for visiting, and I'd love it if you would leave a comment and let me know you've been here!  Have a great week, and Blessings!  Becky


Lynn said...

cute, I love the vintage image!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Becky, this is so sweet and I love the image you used on this totally fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal again this week... I always look foward to seeing your projects (and I do laundry while I am crafting too!!!) :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

Eeeeek! This is tooooo cute, Becky! I am just in love with that fun image. You are right, it is absolutely perfect for a 3 year old....well heck, I would love it, myself. ;)
thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Kraft Journal.

Tracy said...

All your papers are so bright and fun Becky and that image is soooo cute! This card will definitely help someone celebrate. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at The Kraft Journal!