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My Little Adventure

by on November 15, 2013

Sweet blog friends, I just know you think I fell off the face of the earth.  How lucky am I to have received so many prayers in my inbox.  Let’s just say I was on a little adventure that took a little longer than planned.  I’ve been out of town at a retreat and during the retreat came an injury to my foot that saw the emergency room there, then the emergency room here followed by several days in the hospital.  It’s all good now, I couldn’t feel better if I tried, but it certainly detoured up my plans to blog about my trip and I found myself with no internet access at the hospital.WRBF-3970-2013

I had a wonderful opportunity to go to the west coast for an event called Spellbound with A Gilded Life.  It was honestly a case of the stars and planets aligning; my sweet kids made a way for me to attend.  It’s a retreat of crafty folks that was full of vintage gorgeousness, wonderful fellow crafters, food, shopping and classes.  I was searching for something to rejuvenate my crafty spirit – something that was positive, full of hope, bubbling with inspiration and overflowing with new friendships.  It was all that!  To give myself a creative push I signed up for a swap (brave me) where each of 7 people would make a zippered bag to swap on the night of our dinner.  I made 10 bags like the one above – yikes I haven’t sewn anything in year.  I was so floored by the ones I received in return – they were filled with vintage trinkets of lace, buttons and ephemera – (the kind we like to hoard).  I was so struck to receive such treasures.  I’ll be sharing some of the few pictures I was able to take on Instagram….  Here’s one that goes to the top of my list to try.  I thought these flower centerpieces that were on the tables were dreamy.  Lace, tissue paper and gems….so simple but so delicately vintage.
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No worries, I’ll be back to cardmaking as soon as I can unpack :-)  In the interim, JustRite Papercraft has an amazing sale you might want to peek in on – here are the details!

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We are very excited to announce that our log in issue with our new website has been fixed.  Thank you to everyone who helped us trouble shoot the issue. In celebration we  have a Grand Opening Coupon Code for you to use in the store – simply type RESET (all caps)  in the coupon code box at check out and you will receive 25% off your entire purchase. If this is your first time shopping in our new website – you will need to reset your password.   You may use your password from our old website or you can create a new password. Have fun shopping!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m just itching to make some cards so drop back in as I try to round out the month with some crafty catch up!!

 

Find more like this: -Gifts, JustRite Stampers, Stamping

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Creating with Corners

by on November 2, 2013

Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Filigree Corners
Good morning sweet friends! I hope you’re headed into a wonderful weekend and that there are some family plans popped in there somewhere!  I was just looking through my stash and discovered a card that I had not shared here.  It has a sentiment that reminds me of how the weather feels when it just turns fall before persistent chill sets and the skies turn grey.  This is a a quick card  layered with one predominant die – JustRite Spellbinders Custom Die – Filigree Corners.  I used it to create all the texture and dimension in the background adding a tag on for the sentiment.  I have a core group of cards I use for personal occasions when I don’t something that fits in my stash; it dresses well for any occasion – you simply switch out the tag to fit the occasion.
Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Filigree Corners (close up)

Here’s your Step By Step Recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base  (6″ x 6″) , foam tape, blue matting layer cut to 5-7/8″ x 5-7/8″, cream matting layer cut to 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″, die cut layer made up of one large filigree corner in each corner of panel, foam tape, cream matting layer cut to 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, blue matting layer cut to 4-3/8″ x 4-3/8″, foam tape, die cut layer made up on one large filigree corner in each corner of panel. Add Ribbon, flowers and sentiment.

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftLooking for a Sign
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, 80 lb., Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: JustRite Spellbinders Custom Die – Filigree Corners, Recollection Pearls, Mulberry Flowers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

I’m out the door to get some fresh air after being inside all week.  I’m wishing for you, nothing but blue skies ahead!

 

Find more like this: *JustRite Filigree Corners, -For A Friend, :Blue, :Cream, JustRite Stampers, Stamping, |Elegant

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Bling Bling in Circles

by on October 30, 2013

Necklace created by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Media Mixage Circles Three
Hi there blog friends.  I’m going to share another product of one of my gift making sessions with you.  I’m determined this year to make handmade gifts and I’m pushing to try different things than folks are expecting from me.  As I mentioned yesterday, I made a bunch of hatpins at the same time and while I was doing that, I created other elements – not really knowing what they would be used on but I wanted something ready for the inspired moment.  The moment came – as it often does when I’m involved in a great movie and want something to fiddle with, so I pulled some of the elements together for a necklace.  The beads were from my stash but are readily available at craft stores (teardrop pearls, chain, rondelles) and the round elements are bezels from the Spellbinders Media Mixage line called Spellbinders Circles Three – Silver.  I filled each circle with jewelry elements I had picked up at Michaels  (Bead Gallery), then poured Ice Resin over the top and let it dry.  Once dry, I put the pearls and rondelles together and attached them to the chain and finished off with a clasp.

Necklace created by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Media Mixage Circles Three (closeup)

Here is the main medallion close up…

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: None
Ink: None
AccessoriesSpellbinders Circles Three – Silver, Ice Resin, Bead Treasure Teardrop Pearls, Bead Treasure Rondelles, Bead Treasure Crystals, Metal Gallery Chain, The Jewelry Shop Clasp, Bead Gallery Rhinesone elements

Thank you for peeking in to see what I’m working on friends.  Thanks for you sweet comments about my pincushion and hat pins yesterday.  I’m a bit of a pincushion collector – I love them and have found them to be a surprisingly welcome gift!  I am working on more as the tick tock of the holidays is upon us :-)

 

Find more like this: -3D Projects, -Gifts

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