INAS Challenge #34

Good Morning,

Sorry I have been away for so long.  As some of you know, I have been dealing with an infection in my jaw since February.  I am finally having surgery this Thursday, I hope it will resolve the problem.

Today is Challenge #34 at International Art & Soul.  The challenge is - Nothing square or oblong.  I had my eye on an svg file of a sea shell with a pop up mermaid inside, I wanted to make for my sister for her birthday.  This challenge came along at exactly the right time, her birthday is tomorrow!

Here is the outside of the card:  Do you see the bow at the bottom of the card?  The card ties shut.

Here is the inside pop up:

I want to show you a close up of the mermaid because almost everything is made with glitter paper:

Isn't that fun?  I can't get the pink to show up very well, but the tail is pink.

Recipe for this card:

SVG file -  Silhouette - Mermaid Splash Pop Up Card
Paper - Bazzill and DCWV Cardstock Stack - Glitzy Glitter
Sentiment - Cardz TV - "Bigger Everyday Sayings"
Bow - DLART - Baby Blue
Pearls - From Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge - #228 Birthday
Cardz TV - Challenge #49 ATG
Aud Sentiments - #204 Summer + Sentiment

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I have been thinking of having a giveaway, if the surgery knocks me out of crafting for awhile, I may give something away, so be sure to check back with me.  

Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my design team sisters have created!  Hope you will join in the fun!


Spa Day

Good Morning,

My friend and her sister asked me to make a gift for their mom for Mother's day.  They gave her a Spa Day and all three of them are going.  I couldn't post this before Mother's Day because her mom reads my blog!

So here is what I made... a gift tote

And a tag!  My friends loved it!  I get such joy in making things for my friends.

The SVGfile is from a company that I just discovered, it is called My Scrap Chick and this file is called Spa Gift Set.  

Recipe for this tote and tag:

Paper - Nana's Kitchen & scraps
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk
Prismacolor colored pencils
Sentiment - Docerela Stamps - Spa Time
Ribbon - DLART

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - #467 - In the Pink
Crafting By Designs - Mother's Day

By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Washington Hospital Center to try to figure out what is going on with this infection in my jaw.  I hope we get some answers soon and I will be back to my regular commenting and crafting schedule!


Thinking of You Mom

Good Morning,

Mother's Day is almost upon us!  I found this free Dearie Doll Mother's Day stamp on Pinterest, had to share.  It seems like yesterday that my kids were making me breakfast in bed, even though it has been 25 years.  My advice to young mothers is to enjoy, it goes by so fast!

Here is the card I made.

I used really bright colors because it is such a fond memory for me.  

Here is the inside.

Recipe for this card:

Image from internet - dearie dolls
Copic Markers
Paper from stash
Sentiments from MSE! - My sentiments Exacty
Die set 1 - Spell Binders Card Creator
Die set 2 - Square Stitches - Cottage Cuts
Die set 3 - Stitched Circles - Cottage Cuts

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creates and Makes Challenge - #21 ATG
DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge - #227 Mother's Day
4 Crafty Chicks - #401 Women/Celebration
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - May Challenge "For Ladies or Girls Only"

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Sorry I haven't been around to visit your blog lately, I am dealing with some health issues.


A Birthday Card for my Brother

Good Morning,

Yesterday was my oldest brother's birthday.  I usually make him a very masculine card but I decided to go on the light side this year.

The stamp and sentiment are from Mo's Digital Pencil. The name of the stamp is Birthday Pig.  I colored it with Copic Markers, I used Spellbinders Card Creator.  The paper is from K&Company "Confetti".  I have had this paper for a long time.  The presents and balloons are stickers from my stash.

Here is a close up of the stamp.

Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #14 ATG with a Critter
Always Happy Birthday - May Challenge Birthday ATG/optional flowers
Country View Challenges - May 2018 Be Humorous
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #91 Include an Animal
DLART May Linky Challenge  - ATG
Tuesday Throwdown - #390 Critter Crazy
Cards in Envy - It's Birthday Time!
Seize the Birthday - ATG
Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #163 - Balloons/Bunting/Presents

Thank you so much for stopping by!