Oh Crab!

Good Morning,

How was your weekend?  I am really enjoying summer!  I spent last summer in my basement with two broken ankles so this summer is pure pleasure to me!

I have two great-nieces and a great nephew that love to receive mail from me.  Today I will show you one of the cards that I made for them.



I got a little carried away with the embossing, LOL.  I also chalked everything with my Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk.  The sentiment is from Pink & Main, it is a stamp set that I won several years ago.  I just went over to Pink and Main to look for the name of the stamp set (which is "Oh Crab" by the way) and discovered that they also sell a Die Set to go along with the stamps!  Oh you know that went right into my shopping bag!  I really like the google eyes!

Here is the inside of the card:



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting With Friends - Challenge #71 ATG

Please remember that challenge #37 Summer Fun over at International Art & Soul goes on for another week!  I would love to see some of your projects there.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Whisper of the Sea

Good Morning,

Have you ever looked at a bloggy friend's project and thought "Oh I want to make something like that"?  I used to be afraid of copying someone else's work thinking that it would look just like their work but I discovered that I put my own mark on everything I make, so I don't worry about that anymore.  Last Sunday, I saw my friend Jane's soft colored card, I loved it and I wanted to make my own card with soft colors.  I saw a digital stamp on Aurora Wings called "Whisper of the Sea" I thought it would be perfect for a soft card. This is a flip card.



Here is a close up of the digital stamp.  This stamp is on sale!  If you want it, go HERE


I may have gotten a little bit carried away with the glitter but when I finished coloring her, she looked like she might like some glitter.

The charm on the card is from Close to my Heart (seaside assortment) as are the pearls, the flower is a Prima.  The charm says "Dreaming of the Sea"  The paper is also from Prima it is called "Seashore".



Here is the back of the flip card: The stamp is so old, I don't know where I bought it.




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge - # 68 Once Upon A Time (fairy tale - The Mermaid Wife
DLART July Linky Challenge - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - Week of July 10th ATG
Try it on Tuesdays - Add A Quote
Dragonfly Dreams - Summer
heARTful Stamping Challenge - ATG + Stamp
Southern Girls Challenge - Just a bit of Flash with Team Trace
Crafty Friends Challenge - #87 Fairy and/or Fantasy
The Fairy and the Unicorn - July Challenge "Under the Sea"

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Hugs,

INAS - #37 Summer Fun

Good Morning,

Today is design team day over at International Art & Soul today's challenge is #37 Summer Fun.

This was a perfect opportunity to make a birthday card for my baby sister.  She loves the beach and summer fun!



I recently purchased Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea.  Since I live on the Chesapeake Bay, I love anything to do with the beach.   I made a basic tri-fold card, the paper is from Bo Bunny's Barefoot & Bliss 6x6 paper. Sequins from stash,  All of the embellishments are from Secrets of the Sea.

Here is the back of the card:



The sentiment is from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - 16th Challenge ATG but must have a critter
Crafteezee Shop - Summer Challenge
Crafty Animals - #16 ATG Must include animals
DLART July Linky Challenge - ATG
Love To Craft - LTCCB #24 - July ATG
Through The Purple Haze - #146 Marine
4 Crafty Chicks - #410 Birthday
Craft Rocket Challenge - #50 Summer




Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please go over to International Art & Soul to see what my design team sisters have created!

Hugs,



Beach Dogs

Good Morning,

Today I would like to show you a birthday card that I made for someone I love very much.  I can't say her name because it is not her birthday yet!



I am hoping my coloring of fur has gotten better since I took the Kit and Clowder class.  The digital stamp is from  Aurora Wing Stamps on Etsy.  I colored the background with a combination of Copic Markers and Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Ink I colored t  he dogs with Copic Markers.  The background paper was made using Powder Puff Chalking ink.  The sentiment is from Quick Quotes also.

Here is the inside of the card:


I used two sentiments, the birthday sentiment is from my stash, the Beach sentiment is from Close to my Heart "Seaside Scrapbooking Workshop"

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #410 Birthday
Craft Rocket Challenge - #50 Summer
Ellibelles's Creative Moments - Summertime is Here
Crafty Catz Challenge - #424 ATG with optional twist Summer Fun
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC#241 - ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #16 ATG with a Critter
Always Happy Birthday - July Challenge - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - #50 ATG /optional theme all about pets




Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Hugs,