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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!


Authentique 'Inspiration Color Challenge', and Little Red Wagon 'Beach Theme' Challenge

Hi Folks!  I know it's been a while, but sometimes life gets in the way of crafting and/or blogging about your crafting!  But I am back today with a sweet card that I made with two challenges in mind!  The challenges are ...
Of course the beach theme AND the color inspiration photo ...

went perfectly with Authentique Paper's 'Fresh' Collection, and I just happened to have the whole (almost) kit of 'Fresh' goodies.  Here is the card that I made ...

And here are all the details ...

  • Card base - Bazzill Basics 'Card Shoppe' card stock
  • Patterned Papers - Authentique Papers 'Fresh' Collection, 'Pure' 'Free' and 'Crisp'
  • Stickers - Authentique Papers 'Fresh' Collection 'Elements' and 'Details'
  • Bubble Caps - Epiphany 'Round 25' 
  • Trim - Anna Griffin
  • Ink (only on edges) - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Frayed Burlap'
  • Adhesive - Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue and Glue Arts 'Gluedles'

  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Scoring Board
  • Epiphany 'Round 25' Shape Tool
  • Ruler, Scissors, Craft Knife

 Tips and Tricks:

  • Just lightly inking the edges of papers and images gives them a finished look and makes them pop off the page!
  • Trims that aren't perfectly straight, like this curvy trim by Anna Griffin, give a sense of movement on your projects!
  • Can't find the perfect button or embellishment for the paper you are using?  The Epiphany tools make great embellishments that match your papers perfectly, because they are made USING that paper!  The one on top right was made using a sticker from the 'Details' sheet, and the bottom left was made using an element from the 'Pure' patterned paper.

I hope you  have enjoyed my project today!  Come back soon for another paper crafting project!  Blessings, Becky


Tammy said...

Beautiful collection of papers! Love the vintage image! Thanks so much for playing with us at LRW!!

Rosanne said...

Wonderful beachy card!