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... ☺


  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

  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!

  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.

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

  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!