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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!


'Spooky Stuff' - The Kraft Journal Challenge

Y'all all know I love my kraft paper, and of course I love the challenges over at The Kraft Journal!   The Kraft Journal is the creative blog for The Kraft Outlet, a cool online shop that sells all kinds of kraft papers, envelopes, manilla tags, and a whole lot more. 

It's been several weeks since I've had a chance to participate, so I really enjoyed getting back into the swing of things the last couple of days.  This week's challenge at The Kraft Journal is 'Spooky Stuff', and as always the DT came through with some amazing projects!  Here is my take on the theme of 'Spooky Stuff' . . . .

  • Base (kraft) card stock - The Paper Studio
  • Patterned papers - Bella Blvd - Too Cute To Spook!
  • Image - Flickr
  • Black card stock (behind rosette) - The Paper Studio
  • Glassine paper - Pick Your Plum
  • Spooky and jack o'lantern stickers - SRM Stickers
  • Gems - Prima
  • Stickles 'Platinum'  and 'Diamond'
  • Black Wire - Walmart Hardware Dept.
  • Ink - Stampabilities
  • Ribbon - my stash (it's OLD!)


  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • Cricut Expression with Walk In My Garden and Elegant Edges cartridges
  • Martha Stewart Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board
  • Scissors, ruler, craft knife

Don't you love that cute spider?  Well, it was printed on the bottom right hand corner of the patterned paper, and I cut so that I could keep it on my card.  I added a couple of drops of Diamond Stickles on the eyes, and the black wire 'web' is stuck down into the card and covered with a small square of kraft card stock to cover it and hold it in place.

And that is my card for the 'Spooky Stuff' challenge!  I hope you like it, and I hope you come back soon!  Blessings, Becky


Lynn said...

love that vintage image and the accordian fold embelly!

Linda B said...

Beautiful color combo... such a cute image!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so cute, Becky!! I'm so glad you had the chance to join us again this week at the Kraft Journal. Love your design here and all the little details. The rosette is fabulous and I adore the vintage image. Thanks for playing along. :)