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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!


More Designs for Making Handmade Cards!

The folks at Making Handmade Cards have been keeping me busy making sample designs for their new, yet to be released products! The latest set of printable papers "Roselle" were my favorite so far with their pretty hibiscus botanicals and rich colors of brown, blue, purple and more. I had a lot of fun working on the two projects I submitted.

The first is a sympathy card - because that's what the papers 'told me' they should be! Here are a few pictures of the card.

The main elements in this card:

  • Inking
  • Layering
  • Machine Stitching
  • Deep jewel-toned gems
  • Beige button threaded with brown satin ribbon
  • Brown satin bow

The second project I made with the Roselle papers was a fun 'luau' birthday invitation tag. I must admit I love this project, and think it would be a great party invitation - one that anyone would be proud to stick on their refrigerator or bulletin board.

The main elements in this invitation are:

  • Base is a pre-purchased tag
  • Inking
  • Layering
  • Prima flowers
  • K&Co pearl gems
  • Brown silk ribbon

Today I'm working on some more projects for MHC using their next new line of printable papers called "Little Princess" which is all about girls, princesses, crowns, castles, and more. Keep an eye out for my projects made with those papers.

Thanks for visiting me today! Blessings, Becky


Mystery Solved!

Nah, it's not really a mystery, but remember the pictures I shared with you the other day in THIS post? The one about me going out of my comfort zone? Well, I got the okay today and I can tell you all about it!

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail, just out of the blue, from Jan at Making Handmade Cards. Jan liked the cards on my blog and thought I might be just what they were looking for to be a guest designer on their website. Of course I'd never heard of them, and I checked out the website, asked her some questions, then told her sure, I'll give it a try.

What they do at Making Handmade Cards (MHC) is create digital papers, and you download the files, and print the papers at your leisure for use in making cards or other papercrafting projects. As a guest designer, I get the new kits before they are available to the public and make cards and other projects for them to (maybe) use on their website.

I have received invitations for two new sets of 'printables', and today I submitted my first four designs for the 'Boudoir' kit. I don't know yet if they will be used for their website, and may not know until the new kit is released to the public, but I am now able to share my projects with you.

Boudoir is a very fun kit! The papers are girly with a french twist. Corsets, perfume bottles, mirrors, bows and lacing, Eiffel Towers, etc. with backgrounds of pink, blue, aqua, yellow, etc. Here are my projects:

A fun post-it note cover for your purse or desk. I used the Boudoir-Yellow-01 papers for this project, as well as Stickles, black velvet ribbon and white lace.

A card with "A Girly Greeting" using papers Boudoir-Yellow-08, Boudoir-Yellow-12, and Boudoir-BW-33, plus some more Stickles, and some black linen ribbon.

A Pink Corset Card "Ooh La La!" using papers Boudoir-Pink-2, Boudoir-Pink-8, and Boudoir-Pink-9 as well as even more Stickles, black linen ribbon, and a pink rhinestone.

And the Pink Corset Tag "Girly & Fabulous" using papers Boudoir-Pink-2, Boudoir-Pink-8, and Boudoir-Pink-9, along with lace, tulle, black linen ribbon and a flower shaped gem.

As soon as they release the new Boudoir kit I'll be sure to post about it here so you can go check it out for yourself. In the meantime, please go visit the Making Handmade Cards website now so you can see what they are all about, the kits that are already available (there's one free one on there, too), and tips and techniques for making great cards with their products. Keep checking back, I've got another kit I'm working on now, so there will be new projects to share with you within a couple of days.

Thanks for visiting! Becky


She's At It Again!!!!

I admit it, I'm addicted to Kath's blog, although I had to take a break from it while I was dealing with my Dad's latest health crisis. But I'm back to reading now, and found out one of my favorite bloggers (and card makers) is having another giveaway to celebrate the 1 year birthday of her blog.

Now, Kath is one of the most generous bloggers I know of, and this giveaway is no different - check out these goodies!

You can visit Kath at her blog to find out what you have to do to be included. Good Luck! Becky