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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!


Friendship's Garden Bonus Challenge - Make a Tag!

First, I want to apologize for not having this post up earlier, but I was having problems with Blogger last night and this post (I had it scheduled) did not publish!

Now, on to the main event!  Y'all know how much I LOVE making tags, so it only made sense that we would have a tag challenge before long!  The challenge is to make a tag ... with a halloween theme ... using a recipe of 1 image, 2 rick-rack and 3 bling.   Here is my project ...

  • Base tag (#5 Manila) -
  • Patterned papers - Basic Grey, Fancy Pants Designs
  • Rick-Rack - stash (mostly estate sales)
  • Bling - Stickles 'platinum', Prima
  • Image - Flickr
  • Ink - Stampabilities
  • Ribbon - yard sale

  • Computer and Ink Jet Printer
  • Cricut Expression and Elegant Edges cartridge
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler, rotary cutter

I love making projects with vintage image ... of course you know that, but I really love 'fussy cutting' the images, popping them up on foam dots and making them the focal point of a project!

Now, how would you use a tag?  Well, they make great gift tags, but I love to use them as little note cards!  Write a love note to your significant other and slip it into their lunch bag, briefcase, on the dash of their car, etc.  Use them as notes for your child's teacher to let them know you appreciate them!  Have a friend who is having a hard time?  Make a bunch and send one a day to let them know you have their back!  There are so many different ways you can use tags ... even as a focus point in a card or a scrapbooking layout!

Thanks so much for joining us today ... now go create something and post it on Friendship's Garden blog for a chance to win a guest DT spot!  Blessings, Becky

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