Friday, March 11, 2022

Women's History Challenge

 Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Women's History!  Now this is an interesting topic that could go in so many directions!  I decided to go with the early cowgirls and their influence on our history!

If we go back before the photos I chose for my project, we find women riding side saddle in long skirts!  Wow, not sure I could make that happen!  There are days I have enough trouble riding with one leg on each side of the horse!

These were tough women riding and working horses when it truly was a 'man's job'!  One of my favorite stories I read with my son is about a woman named Charlotte/Charley who lived as a man in order to ride/train/drive horses!  The book is Riding Freedom; great read!

If you would enjoy reading about famous cowgirls, you might want to check out the following:

Some of my favorite horsewomen who changed history are:  Temple Grandin,  Velma Johnston "Wild Horse Annie", and Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst "One-Eye Charley or Six-Horse Charley."  Each has a wonderful story of overcoming so many obstacles and influencing equine history!  

Anyway, I decided to go with a miniature cowgirl journal to celebrate this theme!  So grab a mug of sarsaparilla, or coffee/tea/cocoa if you prefer, and join me inthe video below!

Our sponsor,  Casual Fridays Stamps, has so many great dies and stamps for any project!  I had the opportunity to use several in this miniature journal!

Material List

Hope Fri-Die (currently retired) from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps 
Tag Buddies (currently retired) from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps 
Tri Pocket Journal from Little Scraps of Heaven
Cardstock:  Bazzill and DCWV Rustic Stack (long retired)
CTMH Inks and Vintage Photo Ranger Ink
CTMH Cowboy 
Brown satin ribbons, Blue burlap, and Peach seam binding (stash)
Prima flower (in my stash)
Clock charm from Amazon
Standard Eyelets from stash
Magnet Source Neodymium Ring Magnet 9.53mm x 3.18mm x 1.53 mm
Everbilt Flat Washer #6 from Home Depot (hardware store)
Page Hole Reinforcements
Adhesives:  Double sided tape; Fabric-Tac; E-6000
Cricut Design Space to cut dies and use offset feature
This is off to the following challenges:    
River of Creativity:  AG but No Cards (opt Squares)
Shopping Our Stash:  Full METAL Jacket  I used a metal clock on the front, metal magnets, Metal eyelets
Friendship Challenge: Anything Goes 
More Than Words:  Poem or Quote and Add a Tag or Pocket (This Mini Journal has pockets on almost every page and includes several tags.  Many quotes stamped on the tags and pages.)
Pearly Sparkles:  One for the Girls
Mix It Up:  AG + Fancy Fold
Crafty Animal:  AG + Include an Animal
Craft Rocket:  Use an Animal
Crafty Gals Corner:  Add a Flower

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  1. Another nice project and great commentary, thanks for sharing information about women and their impact/influence on equine history.

  2. Wonderful celebration of a under represented group in modern culture. Your fold out pocket tag is a wonderful piece of work, Thank you for joining us at the River of Creativity. xx

  3. Your project is so amazing Katrina! I can't imagine trying to get on a horse with a long skirt on either. LOL.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. What a super shaped tag book, I will take a peek at your video and would like to give that shape a try. And of course the theme you followed totally appeals. I always fancied riding side saddle but never did get to give it a try, but never say never! Thanks so much for joining us at River of Creativity again.

    B x

  5. That´s a beautiful project.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  6. A very cool project and wonderful design. Looks amazing. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  7. That design is just so cool ... love the metal clock and the eyelets in your design ... so very glad you joined our Full METAL Jacket Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  8. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  9. This is fabulous!!! Wow; so fun; so many little pockets and things to look at! And a great celebration of women in our history!

  10. What a awesome project!! Love the gorgeous images you used!! Love it!!
    Have a great day,

  11. What a creative the extra folds and all the metal pieces and parts!! Thanks for playing along with our "full metal jacket" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! Glad you were able to use some things from you stash!!

  12. How unique! love it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Classic Design Challenge Blog. Pam, DT

  13. Wow what a fab project! Don't forget that to be eligible for a prize at More Than Words, you need to add an image of our challenge board and a link back to our blog. Thanks for playing along :)

  14. Wow! The only person I'd heard of was Temple Grandin! Such a great idea for Women's History! Thanks for sharing this over at River of Creativity ~ Christi

  15. Was für ein tolles Projekt. Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei den Friendships und viel Glück.


  16. What a beautiful and creative project! And I love your pocket!!! Thanks so much for joining us at More Than Words this month!