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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!


The Kraft Journal 'Crimp or Fold' Challenge

Hello, and Happy Monday!  I am back again with another project for the 'Make it Monday' challenge at The Kraft Journal.   This week's theme is 'Crimp or Fold', and for my project I chose to make a sweet pennant banner.  This pennant is cheery and bright and could be used for a baby or child's room, or as a gift for a friend, or just a cheery addition to your home decor.  Here is my project ...

Making the large yellow gingham rosette was not hard, but in order to make one as large as that (approx. 6" across) you need to add extra length.  For this one I simply cut two strips of patterned paper that were 3" x 12" each, and scored each strip every 1/2 inch for the entire length.  Then I glued the ends together to make a 'circle'.  To help it hold it's shape I added a scrap of heavy card stock to the top and bottom, adhered to the center of the circle with Beacon's 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue.  Next I added a white paper doily and a chipboard butterfly painted with shimmery blue paint.

  • Burlap Triangle - Kraft Outlet
  • Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio
  • Buttons - Buttons Galore and More
  • Ribbon - Stash (on a Christmas gift from a friend)
  • Doily - Wilton (Hobby Lobby)
  • Chipboard Butterfly - Scenic Route (very old)
  • Wire for Antennae - WalMart
  • Paints - Art Anthology 'Baby Blue Eyes' and 'Chocolate'
  • Mists - Art Anthology 'Plush' Colorations


  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Paper Trimmer
  • Martha Stewart / EK Success Scoring Board
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

I hope you have enjoyed my project for The Kraft Journal today!  Be sure to visit them by following the link above to see the rest of the Creative Team's projects and be inspired!  Blessings,

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