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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Advice for Someone Who is 60

Time for another challenge this month at Creative Artiste. I made a birthday book for a friend that just turned 60.  The book is made from 3 CD Literature folders put together.  I used some pretty designer paper for the book along Tim Holtz's Birds, Dina Wakleys birds, acrylic paints, posta pens, stencils, inks,  Pentart pens, ribbons, die cuts, clasps, tags, envelopes, pieces of my Gel prints,   a selection of tags and saying  of findings and mediums. 

There are some of the pages from the book.

Here are a few of the tags

Some os my bird's hats  were from the die Times collection but many were from parts of other stamps and digital images I have.

I had a ton of fun making this birthday book. 

You can find the instructions for the basic folds etc of this book on  You Tube.  The video is called Pop Pop Fizz Fizz by Trish Morris.  I have varied the instructions to suit my book along with adding my own ideas. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

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  1. For sure you had fun, so gives it this gorgeous book!

  2. Wow, what a stunning birthday book! I love all the pages with the Crazy Birds and fabulous quotes - perfect 😁. They really made me smile and I'm sure you friend will love it too! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Happy March! Hugs, Jo x

  3. Wow! what a treasured creation you have made here Judy. So many amazing pages with bits and bobs to boot. I bet your friend was over the moon to receive this book.

  4. A wonderfully creative gift ! A true work of art. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx

  5. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/ Oh wow such a wonderfull card and those little birdies so cute thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs Terry xxx

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  7. Fabulous book-love all the pages,tags and crazy birds.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  8. I so adore your wonderful book! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

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  9. Wonderful creation!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.