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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!


We R Memory Keepers - Anthologie - Featured Facebook Guest Designer

I am so excited, thrilled and honored today to have been chosen as a featured guest designer on Facebook today for We R Memory Keepers!!!  I love their products, from papers and accompanying products, all the way up to their wonderful 'The Cinch'!  And when I was asked to make a product using their 'Anthologie' collection, well, I was just ecstatic!  It is such a gorgeous collection, full of pretty colors (I call them citrus and berries) and sweet, sweet images and patterns.  I loved working with it, and am so pleased with the finished product - a mini album - as well.

I will warn you, this is a photo heavy post, but I couldn't leave out a single bit of this album.  Here are a few images of the outside ...

Front View - using May Arts ribbon and a Prima flower, along with some 'Platinum' Stickles as embellishments.

Side View ... I'm the queen of chunky albums!

The binding ... and yes, I used my 'The Cinch'!

And the back view is just as pretty as the front!

There are a couple of different 'themes' that you can use with this collection, but I chose to use the more romantic theme, so the first page says 'This is where our story begins'.  I used a couple of Prima flowers for embellishments.  Page two has a pocket with two tags of kraft paper with stamped journaling spots on the back, so you could put photos on the front if you chose.  They have Prima hydrangea blooms and gems, and some Fancy Pants ball fringe.

Pages three and four are two of my favorites!  The 'coral pink' square you see below is a 'flip mat' that has room for two pictures inside.  The only embellishments on this page are stickers from the 'Embossible Designs' stickers for this collection, and a tiny bow of seam binding ribbon.

Page Three - view 1

Page 3 - view two, showing photo mats

Page four is one of my favorite ways of making an album page.  It's an envelope page that I made of kraft card stock.  The flap on the bottom is held with hook and loop tape, and you can store ephemera inside.  The corrugated cardboard is a bit of a sheet that came in a package I received ages ago!  The embellishments here are mor of the embossed stickers and a Prima flower.

Page 4 - view one

Page 4 - view two - showing envelope flap

Page 4 - view three - showing opened envelope

Pages five and six are very easy pages!  The photo mat is 'double matted with the brown and lemon textured cardstock made to coordinate with this collection.  I also cut the U and S from the Vintage Alpha patterned paper.   Page six has a pennant banner cut by hand and 'strung' on some Maya Road corded twine.  The brown 'booklet' has Prima canvas tape binding and a chipboard sticker.  Inside the booklet I glued paper from a vintage journal as a place to do your journaling.

Page 5 - View One

Page 5 - view two

Page 6 - view one

Page 6 - view two

Pages seven and eight are my favorite pages!  The 'Defined' pattern paper is so rich and chocolatey that I knew I wanted to do something special, so I took a chipboard dress form by Basically Bare and 'dressed it up' with some Maya Road floral trim in a rich teal.  Then I tied a big chocolate bow of May Arts silk ribbon around the waist.  A chipboard tag and a couple of Prima gems are all the embellishments this page needed.  Page eight was easy!  I cut the post card from 'Post Cards', added some 'platinum' Stickles, an embossed sticker and a Prima flower, and all of this on top of a piece of grungy corrugated cardboard!

Page 7 - View one

Page 7 - close up of dress form

Page 8 - wouldn't this be a great place to write the 'top 10 things I love about you'?

Page nine has a large photo mat and the quote 'Thank You for all that you are', and a small tag.  The mat is double matted and edged with 'platinum' Stickles.  Page ten uses some embossed stickers and ball fringe for a penant banner, and a canvas heart from Basically Bare for a pocket.  I inked the heart and glued it around the edges, added an embossed sticker and Prima flower.  Inside the pocket are a few journaling squares cut from the 'Everyday Moments' patterned paper that I inked with brown ink, punched a hole in one corner, and tied them together with some Maya Road corded twine.

Page 9 - view one

Page 9 - view 2

Page 10 - view one

Page 10 - view two

Page 10 - view three

Page 11 - view one

Page 11 - close up of flower

Page 12 - aka inside back cover - I loved the quotes that were in the patterned paper 'Everyday Moments'!

And that's my album!  I love it and hope you like it, too!  Below I am listing supplies and tools:

  • Patterned Papers - We R Memory Keepers 'Anthologie' collection
  • Colored Card Stock - We R Memory Keepers 'Lemon', 'Salmon', 'Brown', 'Cherry', 'Teal'
  • Chipboard and Embossed Stickers - We R Memory Keepers 'Anthologie' collection
  • Binding Wires - We R Memory Keepers 'The Cinch'
  • Kraft Card Stock - The Paper Studio
  • Green and Taupe Silk Ribbon - May Arts
  • Flowers and Gems - Prima Marketing
  • Brown Ball Fringe - Fancy Pants Designs
  • Brown Ink - Stampabilities
  • Stickles 'Platinum' - Ranger Industries
  •  Canvas Tape - Prima Marketing
  • Chipboard Dress Form and Canvas Heart - Basically Bare
  • Teal Floral Ribbon Trim - Maya Road
  • 'Latte' Corded Twine Trim - Maya road
  • Cardboard, assorted bits of ribbon and vintage buttons - my stash


  • The Cinch - We R Memory Keepers
  • Paper Trimmer and Scoring Board - Martha Stewart / Ek Success
  • Border Punch - EK Success 'Arched Scallop'
  • 1.5" Scalloped Circle Punch - Recollections
  • Ruler, scissors, craft knife and ruler

Thanks so much for visiting today!!!  As I said up at top, I was so excited, thrilled and honored to be chosen as a Facebook Featured Guest Artist by We R Memory Keepers!  I love their products, and this collection is one of my favorites of their's ... ever!!!  Please take a moment to leave me a comment, either here or on my facebook page HERE.   Blessings, Becky


KAT said...

what awesome albums. love your style and the papers you used. great job!

Wee Von said...

Really enjoyed your album. What fun it looks like. Thank you for sharing.