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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!


Little Red Wagon #92, Daring Cardmakers, and Cardabilities #36

Some times, things just all come together the way you want them to, and when you are finished, you have THAT feeling!  You know the one, the one where your heart skips a beat when you look at the finished product, and you know it's just exactly how you had pictured in your mind . . . or maybe even a little better!  That's the feeling I got when I finished this card today . . . just a bit of joy bubbling up from inside.  Don't you love it!!!

The card I'm talking about is for three challenges . . .

And here is my card based on the challenges . . . 

  • Base card stock (kraft) - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • Patterned paper (digital) - Design House - Gidget - Freebie
  • Pink solid paper (digital) - Same as patterned paper
  • Ruler twill tape - Olive Grace - Quilt Shop - purchased at Country Living Fair 2010
  • Vintage buttons, cotton twine - my stash
  • Stickles 'platinum' - Ranger Inks
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Image - Found on Flickr

Tools Used:
  • Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler, rotary cutter

Cricut Cuts:
  • Card base - Walk In My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5"
  • Pink gingham paper - Walk In My Garden cartridge, card1 set at 5"

Other Info:
  • Digital papers.  Well, what can I say other than I barely know what I'm doing, but I have a small collection now . . . a few I bought and others I got free.  I download the file, open it up, edit the image in Picasa, print in the size I want (the gingham paper I cut at 8x10") onto 110 lb. white cardstock.  Then I use it!  I just don't think of it often enough, but when I saw this pink gingham, I had a feeling it would match the thread in the image, and it did work wonderfully.  Don't be afraid to try . . . go for it!!

And that is my project.  I love how it came out!  Isn't the little mouse just adorable?  Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope to see you back again soon!  Blessings, Becky


K-Sue said...

Cute! Since I have been sewing for day, I really like seeing the little spool of thread.

Joanne said...

Just beautiful! I love all your little details. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Kathy said...

Oh Becky, this is a total delight, no wonder you were so happy with it - definitely "right on the Button" for The Daring Cardmakers'challenge this week

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Lovely card, really sweet and I love all the little details. Thanks for taking part in my first challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers blog x

Val said...

Oh this is my favorite so far!!!