Tulips, Tulips Tulips!

Good Morning,

We had some beautiful weather here in Maryland over the weekend, it was in the 80's!  Every year my husband and I drive up to the District of Columbia to see the cherry blossoms.  If you have never experienced Spring in Washington, DC you have to come!  Make your plans, it is so lovely!

We decided to have a picnic at the National Arboretum, visit my parents graves and then ride around to look at the cherry blossoms.  My ankles still aren't strong enough for long walks, if you want to see the cherry blossoms a lot of walking is involved.

This is at the National Arboretum.  I took it with my zoom because I couldn't walk that far...sigh.  Anyway, seeing the daffodils and tulips made me want to do something with springtime flowers.  I saw that  My Time To Craft is having a challenge called Bag or Box with matching tag.  I actually came up with a box, tag and thank you card.

Here is the thank you card, it is very 3-D

Here is the tulip box or basket, notice I used the same tulips.

Here is the tulip tag:

Recipe for these projects

SVG files from Silhouette Store
Paper - Scraps of BoBunny
Powder Puff Chalks from Quick Quotes
Ribbon from stash

I am entering the card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge # 463 Showers and Flowers
Creative Fingers - #144 ATG
DLART Thankful Thursday - Thank you card

I am entering the box/basket & tag into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle - Challenge # 4 ATG Optional 3-D
My Time To Craft - #368 Bag or Box with matching Tag
Hiding In My Craft Room - #348 Super Scraps Saturday

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends, hope you are enjoying some Spring weather!


INAS challenge #31

Good Morning,

This year is really flying by fast!  We are already up to challenge #31 - Paper Piecing.  Do you enjoy paper piecing?  I do, it is like putting a puzzle together.

Here is my design team card:

Isn't he a cute little bear?  This svg file is from Kadoodle Bug Designs.  Playing In the Rain.

One of the things that has really helped me be able to do a paper piecing is this handy dandy tool.

It has tacky stuff on one end that enables the paper pieces to be picked up and glued in place.

Recipe for this card:

Kadoodle Bug Designs -Playing In The Rain (Bear)
Paper - doodlebug design - Hello Sunshine & Bazzil Scraps
Embossing Folder - Bubbles
Punch - Clouds
Glossy Accents - for eyes and puddles
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Card Creator
Powderpuff chalks - Quick Quotes

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - #209 Water
Allsorts Challenge - #463 Spring Showers or Flowers
Hiding In My Craft Room - #348 Super Scraps Saturday
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stamper - #107 U is for Umbrella
Creative Fingers - #144 ATG
Daring Cardmakers - Animal Antics
Kitty Bee Designs - #116 Rain, Rain Go Away!

Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my design team sisters have created and then come and join the fun!  I would love to see your project there!


Thank You Card

Good morning,

I love making flowers.  I still remember that when I first started scrapbooking, not even card making yet, I was so intimidated by the idea of making flowers.  I remember that I had won a flower punch and I was almost afraid to use it.  Now here we are, years later and making flowers is one of my favorite things.

Is there something that you do now that was intimidating when you first started?

Here is my Thank You Card:

Here is the back:

Recipe for this card:

Step Card - SVG File
Paper - Doodlebug Design 6x6 "Hello Sunshine"
Flower paper from stash
Brads from stash
Sentiment from stash
Powder Puff Chalk - Quick Quotes

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge - #225 Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #79 ATG
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #347 - Spring Is In The Air!
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC#228 ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - #397 Flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by!


International Art & Soul Challenge #30

Good Morning,

Happy & Blessed Easter!  I hope that you are spending this holiday with the ones you love!

It is challenge day over at International Art & Soul.  Theme # 30 - Card Type You Haven't Tried Before.  Isn't that a fun challenge?

I challenged myself and discovered that what I thought would be hard wasn't at all.

This is a technique I have never tried before.  I won a set of Gelatos, I never used them before, they were very fun to use.  The Stamps are from Close to my Heart the sentiment says "It's What's Inside That Counts - Happy Easter"

With all of the paper crafting I do, I have never made a pop out like this before, it intimidated me but it turned out to be easy peasy.

Okay gals, let's see what you can do to challenge yourself!  Let's have some fun over at International Art & Soul and while you are there, check out the cards my DT Sisters made!  They are sooo talented!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #396 Crazy Egg or ATG
Aud Sentiments - #200 Easter or Spring Sentiment
Fab n' Funky - Challenge #387 Easter
Pause Dream Enjoy - Challenge #13 Fun Fold Cards

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope to see "ya-all" over at International Art & Soul.