August 07, 2016

Turning Point


Today I am pleased to share some exciting news (for me, anyway) along with a journal page made from magazine scraps.

It features a photo, taken at a drinking fountain in a park in Chicago at the turn of the last century, of my two great aunts, Esther and Ada, and some girl friends (click the photos to see a larger version).

Collaging scraps from magazines really triggers my creativity--there are so many odd and interesting images to be found and I highly recommend it when you need a little "play" time. I use a glue stick as it works well to keep the thin pages from wrinkling.


I've enjoyed paper crafting for quite a while now, stamping, pasting and coloring but the world of die-cutting was never a part of it.

However, the introduction of some mixed media thinlits by a famous craft designer has finally compelled me to enter this arena and I've ordered a Big Shot machine and some dies!

Thankfully, the craft blog world is full of fabulous tutorials that I plan to review because I don't know much about die-cutting but I'm very excited just the same and hopeful that the pleasure of using them will be worth the investment. I'll keep you posted... ☺

5 comments:

  1. Miss Bee as always your work amaze me! Love your passion for collage and I think I would try because is a really fascinating Art! I'm so happy you've ordered Big shot! I can't wait to see what you create with it! Barbara

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  2. I love what you've done with the photo of your aunts. What a fantastic picture to have. A couple of years ago, I bought a Big Kick on clearance and have to say it is the best investment I made in regard to crafting supplies. Love using it with the wide choice of dies and embossing folders available. Have fun!

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  3. Wow if you make this wonderful things without the big shot I cannot wait to see what you can do with it, I love embossing folders you can create a lot of different textures with it. Hugs.

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  4. Oh, the fun you will have adding dies to your creative arsenal.

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  5. First off, I love this collage so much... I turned into a child for a minute and thought, "Back in the olden days, people were tiny." LOL!
    Autumn/SPP (total doll)sent me her old Cuttlebug last year and I'm slowly getting into dies. The thing is: I'm just a simple DIY-kinda gal. But it is fun for sure! Have a ball!

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