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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 Fun Day at Altered Angel

This past Saturday I had a fun day with some of the 'Stickles Angels' at my favorite LSS, Altered Angel in Alpharetta, GA.   There were only a few of us, but we really had a good time, and I got to make six new cards ... a set of 3 note cards and 3 other cards ... using some new images I bought on Etsy. 

First up is a cute bunny card for Easter or spring!  Patterned paper is Websters Pages, card stock is The Paper Studio, flowers are Prima, lace bought at Altered Angel, and sentiment is SRM Stickers.

Next up is this amazingly cute little baby chick!  He's so fluffy and sweet you feel like you could reach out and feel his fluff!  Card stock is The Paper Studio, patterned paper is October Afternoon Cherry Hill 'Egg Basket', Ribbon is from my stash, sentiment is from SRM Stickers, and flowers are Prima.

Here is my favorite of the single cards!  It has the cutest image of a little girl in her Easter finery, leading a pair of geese ... who are wearing high heels!  This is just too cute!  The card stock is The Paper Studio, patterned paper is Authentique, Stickles 'platinum' and 'diamond', flower from Prima, vintage button from my stash, and the white seam binding is from my stash, and the rose seam binding is from my shop!  Yes, I have a shop that is selling seam binding ... look for a link below!

Here is the set of 3 note cards.  The card stock is The Paper Studio, the  patterned paper is from Echo Park, Victoria Garden 6 x 6" paper pad, sentiments from SRM Stickers, Stickles 'diamond', and seam binding from my shop.  The set of 3 ...

and each card individually ...

And here is a link to where I bought the collage sheets that I used for the images.

And a link to my new shop ... Miss Myrtle's Sundries.

Thanks for visiting today, and thanks for letting me share with you the cards I made on Saturday.  I had a great time, both in the crafting and the chatting with ladies who enjoy doing similar things!  Come back soon, Blessings!  Becky


Wishing You Peace - My Second Assignment for The Hens' Den

I've been having such fun as a part of the Design Team over at The Hens' Den!   All the ladies on the team are so talented, and our leaders Charlie and Cheri are very encouraging and so funny!  They have encouraged us to share our favorites from the sneak peeks of new products coming out this weekend at CHA-W, and we've had lots of discussions about what we like and don't like.  It is wonderful to be a part of such a creative group of people!
Now I am here to share with you my second project as a member of the team.  It is a card made from some lovely My Minds Eye papers and a couple of things from my stash.  Check out my card ...

And here are all of the details ...
·       Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye – 

Other supplies:  Sentiment sticker, Covered Button, Brown ink 

·       Cricut Expression and ‘Walk In My Garden’ cartridge, Martha Stewart/EK Success scoring board & paper trimmer, ‘Arch Scallop’ border punch, scissors, ruler, craft knife

·       Cut card base using Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge, set at 5”.  Score at center (using register marks) and fold in half.  Press fold.
·       Cut patterned paper base using Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden cartridge, set at 5”.  Adhere to card base.
·       Ink edges with brown ink.
·       Cut “Love Letters” paper to 5” X 3”.  Apply decorative border using border punch on two long edges.
·       Ink edges with brown ink.  Adhere to front of card.
·       Using scissors, trim (aka ‘fussy cut’) one lace design from the patterned paper.
·       Ink edges with brown ink.  Adhere to front of card.
·       For the button, I used a 1 ½” coverable button, covered with ecru fabric and vintage ecru lace.  These can be found in any fabric shop.  Different brands work differently, so refer to the instructions that come with your buttons.
·       Adhere button to center of lace ‘cut’. 
·       Adhere sticker sentiment to scrap of ivory card stock.  Trim around sticker.  Ink edges with brown ink.  Adhere to card.

And that is all there is to it!  Wouldn't you love to make a card just like this?  Well, you can find the things  you need (and more) at The Hens' Den online shop.

Thanks for visiting today!


A Card for Two Challenges ... Pink and Frou-Frou!!!

Welcome back!  Here I am, back again with a card for two challenges!  I love when I can make a project that has two totally different challenges, and yet make it work into a beautiful finished product!  Here are the challenges ...

And here is my card for both challenges ...

And here are the details ...

  • Base card stock - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • White card stock - Georgia Pacific (Walmart)
  • Patterned paper - Echo Park 'Victoria Garden'
  • Image - Little Birdie Blessings
  • Frame - Tattered Angels
  • Pearls - Prima
  • Glitter - a mixture from my stash
  • Pink ribbon - yard sale find
  • Tulle and tiny flowers - Hobby Lobby
  • Vintage brooch - yard sale find

  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Scoring Board
  • Cuttlebug and Textile embossing folder
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler

I love that image, and had wanted to use it for a while, but never found anything that went well with it, but then when I got the Echo Park Victoria Garden 6 x 6" pad, I knew this paper would go great with the image!  Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope to see you back again very soon!   Blessings, Becky


Little Red Wagon ... Two Different Ribbons

Me again!  Here to share a card I made for the Little Red Wagon challenge '2 Different Ribbons'.  You must have at least 2 (or more) different ribbons on your project.  Here is my project for this challenge ...

I can't tell you how happy I am about this card!!!  I have been working and working on layering, and stalking some of my card making heroes like Cherry Nelson and Beatriz Jennings and more.  I think this one came close to what I have been wanting, so I am very pleased with it!  Here are the details ...

  • Card base - Michaels 'Recollections' Value Pack with Envelopes
  • Base patterned paper, K&Company 'Cut 'n' Paste' Stack (two floral images also came from this same sheet!)
  • Bird image - Bumble Button
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Sparkly ribbon and laces, button - my stash
  • Orange ribbon - 7 Gypsies
  • Green ribbon - Anna Griffin
  • Brown ink - Stampabilities
  • Stickles - Platinum - Ranger Inks
  • Chipboard oval - Crafty Secrets
  • Chipboard frame - Tattered Angels

  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler
  • EK Success border punch 'Arch Scallop'

  • Image - I printed 2 copies, trimmed one in it's entirety, and then fussy cut the second leaving only the bird and limb it is sitting on.  Then I bumped the fussy cut image up on foam dots and placed it over the original in the image.
  • Rose bouquet on left side is fussy cut from the K&Company paper sheet from 'Cut 'n' Paste' stack.  After trimming it, I inked the edges then touched them with platinum Stickles.
  • Rose Medallion in lower right corner - I cut the rose from the same K&Co. paper, then placed the chipboard oval where I wanted it and scored around it so the paper would fold easily.  Then I clipped around the edges of the paper and folded it under the chipboard gluing as I went along.  Then I cut a length of lace and glued it underneath the medallion.

And that is it!  I really, truly LOVE this card, and I hope you have enjoyed it, too!  Thanks for visiting!  Blessings, Becky

Card Patterns - Sketch #148 ... With Love

Hi there!  I'm back with a sweet card I made for Card Patterns' sketch 148.  This was a fun sketch, and just screamed out for some stitching!  Here is this week's sketch ...

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

And here is all the info ...


  • Base card stock (kraft) - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • Patterned papers, chipboard and twine, Crate Paper 'Farmhouse Collection'
  • Scalloped card stock - Bazzill
  • Flowers - Prima
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Stickles - Platinum - Ranter Inks
  • Brown Ink - Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby)
  • Doily - Wilton (Hobby Lobby)

  • Martha Stewart / EK Success paper trimmer
  • Marth Stewart / EK Success scoring board
  • Kenmore sewing machine
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler
  • Fiskars 'Apron Lace' Border Punch

And that's all there is to it!  Thanks so much for visiting today, and be sure to come right back because I've got 2 more cards to share when I finish with this one!  Blessings, Becky


Just My Style!

Hi there!  Just a quickie post to share a card I made last week.  It's just my style, with a vintage Mabel Lucie Atwell image and lots of color and, of course, seam binding!  Here's my card ...

Isn't that cute!  Here are the details:

  • Card base - Michaels Recollections Value Pack
  • Patterned papers - Cosmo Cricket
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Seam Binding - Bluebird Lane Etsy Shop
  • Vintage ric-rack and button - my stash

And that is that!  Hope you've enjoyed this card ... will be back soon with something new!  Blessings, Becky


Friendship's Garden Challenge 7 - Clean and Simple

Hi Folks!  Welcome back!  I'm here to share my project with you for this week's challenge at Friendship's Garden!  Our challenge this week is to make a 'clean and simple' card that showcases a sentiment, and as always, without using any stamped images!  Here is my card ...

And  here are the details . . .


 Other Supplies:
  • Card base - Michaels
  • Vintage ribbon - my stash

Tools Used:

Other Tools Used:
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler

And that is all there is to it!  Please go visit our challenge at Friendship's Garden this week and make a clean and simple card to participate!  Blessings, Becky


You're So Sweet - CPS # 250 - Crate Paper

Hello!  I hope you are having a great weekend.  Here in northern Georgia it's rainy and wet and foggy ... perfect weather for crafting!  Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made for Card Positioning Systems (CPS) sketch # 250!   I used some of the 'Farmhouse Collection' from Crate Paper, and right now I think that's my favorite line ... but then I say that about all of them!  :O)  Here's a picture of the sketch for this week ...

And here is a picture of my card based on the sketch ...

And I'm trying to do a better job of decorating the insides of my cards, so her is how I did the inside of this card ...

And here is all the info ...

Crate Paper Supplies - all from Farmhouse Collection:
  • Base paper - 'Cross Stitch'
  • Green leaves paper - 'Cupboard'
  • Orange floral paper - 'Countryside'
  • Patterned paper inside - 'Homemade'
  • Honey Sentiment - Sticker sheet
  • Die cuts inside - Diecut Sheet

Other Supplies:
  • Base card stock - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • Brown ink - Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby)
  • Thread - Coats
  • Sentiments - SRM Stickers

  • Martha Stewart/EK Success Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart/EK Success Scoring Board
  • EK Success Corner Rounding Punch - small and medium
  • Craft knife, scissors, ruler, sewing machine

I really enjoyed making the card from this week's sketch, and of course my hubby LOVED the card, but I know him ... orange and green are his favorite colors!  Thanks for visiting today, and come back soon to see what's going on at Camellia Cottage!  Blessings, Becky


Winter Kisses - Papercraft Star

These last few weeks, with the holidays, new design team assignments, etc. I haven't been able to take part in many challenges, but when I saw the latest challenge at Papercraft Star I knew I wanted to put some of my new goodies to use and make a card!   The theme is 'Winter' and I have some of the new 'Snow Day' goodies from Pink Paislee, and they worked just perfectly with that theme!  Here is what I came up with ...

Here is all the info ...

  • Base card stock - The Paper Studio
  • Patterned papers - Pink Paislee 'Snow Day' ... Warm Mittens, Fireside, and Snowball Fight
  • Snow couple - Pink Paislee 'Snow Day Dimensional Stickers
  • Die cuts - Pink Paislee 'Snow Day' Ephemera
  • Letter stickers - Pink Paislee 'Snow Day' Bitty Blocks
  • Stickles - 'Diamond' and 'Silver'
  • Red seam binding - Bluebird Lane (Etsy)
  • White lace - Olive Grace (booth at show)
  • Brown ink - Stampabilities

  • Martha Stewart/EKSuccess paper trimmer
  • Martha Stewart/EKSuccess scoring board
  • Scissors, ruler, craft knife
  • EKSuccess 'Arch Scallop' border punch
  • Fiskars 'Apron Lace' border punch

And that's all there is to it!  I love this card, and think it would even work for Valentines!  I mean, here in Georgia Valentines Day does fall in winter!  Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope to see you back again soon!  Blessings, Becky


My First Blog Post at The Hen's Den!

Hi there!  I have been so excited the past few weeks, since finding out I was chosen to be on the Design Team over at The Hens' Den!  My first project was published on their blog, and now I can share it with you here on my own blog.  Here is my first project for The Hens' Den ...

Here is all the info ...

“Pretty as a Princess Card”
Designed by:  Becky Garrison 
Featuring:  Crate Paper ‘Emma’s Shoppe’ Collection

·      Base card stock – Bazzill Basics
·      Patterned paper – Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe collection ‘Quilts’, and ‘Sweets’
·      Journaling cards - Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe collection ‘Accent Cuts’
·      Stickers – Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe collection ‘Phrases’
·      Flowers – Prima ‘Innoscence 2’
·      Pearl Gems – Prima
·      Sentiment –  ‘Pretty’ from Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe collection ‘Accent Cuts’; ‘as a Princess’ from SRM Stickers
·      Lace – The Hens’ Den
·      Vintage Button and twine – my stash
·      Brown Ink – Stampabilities (Hobby Lobby)

·       Martha Stewart/EK Success Paper Trimmer
·       Martha Stewart/EK Success Scoring Board
·       Fiskars ‘Apron Lace’ Border Punch
·       Scissors, ruler, craft knife

You can find full instructions on The Hens' Den blog.  Thanks so much for visiting to day, and be sure to visit The Hens' Den's blog to see what my fellow designers are sharing, too!  Blessings!  Becky



Friendship's Garden Bonus Week Challenge

Hi there!  I know I've been missing in action the last couple of weeks, but I just kind of took a break from blogging during the Christmas and New Years holidays.  And it was a much needed and enjoyed break, too!  But now I'm back and ready to go, starting this new year with a new bonus challenge at Frienship's Garden! 

This week's challenge is to make an ATC (artist trading card) with a vintage children's theme.  If you aren't familiar with ATC's, you can find links to lots of information about them on the Friendship's Garden blog.

Making ATC's is kind of addictive, so I made four very different examples ...

{my favorite!}


Thanks so much for visiting today, and please go visit the Friendship's Garden blog and make an ATC or two to enter!  Blessings, Becky