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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!


A Card for a Friend, and Two Challenges!

Hi Folks!  One of my very, very best friends has had a horrible weekend, and I wanted to make a card for her, but inspiration was nowhere to be found ... until I went looking at some of the current challenges out there, and then I found plenty of inspiration!  Here are the two challenges ....

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


  • Base card - Michaels Value Pack
  • Patterned paper - Lily Bee Designs
  • Pink cardstock (behind image) - The Paper Studio
  • Image - Little Birdie Blessings
  • Flower - Prima
  • Fibers - Vintage lace and yellow ribbon - estate sales; Pink lace - October Afternoon
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers

  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Cricut Expression and Elegant Edges cartridge (scalloped circle)
  • Cuttlebug and Classic Circles Small Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • Martha Stewart Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors, ruler, craft knife

I'm trying to do a better job of finishing the inside of my cards, so here is what I did on the inside of this card ...

Thanks for visiting today!  I'll be right back with another card for another challenge, and then a post about some of the things I've made for my upcoming craft show!  Blessings, Becky


TesaB said...

Wowza, Becky!!! This is one awesome card! Beautiful colors and what a wonderful bird!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Becky, great card, love the bird and thistle and the scripture inside. Thanks for sharing. ~ Abby

Julie said...

This is beautiful. I'm sure your friend will love it!!

Wendy Zick said...

This is absolutely precious!

Keilly said...

What a beautiful card for your friend, this will definitely cheer her up! Thanks for playing along at the Daring Cardmakers this week!

whoistracy said...

This is so pretty! I'm sure it will cheer your friend up!!! So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Wonderful, that bird image is lovely! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely "A Little Bird..." card with The Daring Cardmakers this week Becky.