INAS Challenge #133 Theme: 3 of Something

 Good Morning Friends,

Sorry I was away for so long.  Our family experience a very traumatic event on March 11th.  Our niece Kimberly died in a car accident. She was only 38 yrs old and the single mother of 5 children, the youngest only 2yrs old. I was very close to Kim.  When she was a child, she spent a lot of weekends with us because my daughter is only 2 years older than her.  When she had children, I would take one and have them spend a week here at the beach with me.  

I really hate the pandemic because it caused us to spend two years apart. Here is a photo of Kim and Kids before the Pandemic (Oldest son missing from photo)

I have been crying myself to sleep every night and waking up only to start crying again.  This has gone on for over 2 months, finally, on Wednesday night, I felt a peace come over me, it was as if Kim was letting me know she was all right.  I was finally able to sit down and create again.

Our challenge #133 at International Art & Soul's theme is "3 of Something" I decided to make a Mother's day box. This is going to be a photo heavy blog so get some tea or coffee and join me.  I have missed all of you so much!  What have you been up to?

This is a large Mother's Day box from Dreaming Tree SVG it was quite time consuming but I think it was worth it.  So my 3 of something are flowers.  Note the 3 handmade blue flowers on the heart, they are all the same. I also put three handmade flowers on the bottom.

3 of a kind, Blue handmade flowers.

Some more flower that I made that could be considered 3 of something.

3 cupcakes in the box, as you can see, it could fit 4 or 6 depending on the size of the cupcakes.  You could put mom's favorite candies or cookies, or just use it as a box to hold a gift.

Oh this is my latest thing, I have been putting my small paper scraps through a shredder and then using them like this.

I am entering this box into the following challenges:

Just Us Girls - Ch# 631 Word Week
Shopping Our Stash - SOS 469 "What a difference you've made in my life"
Unicorn Challenge - #76 Include Pearls/Bling
Cupcake Inspirations - #543- Mother's Day/Someone Special/Feminine
 Get Creative - Ch# 111 - Use Flowers
Creatalicious - # 234 - ATG or Mother's Day
DLART Thankful Thursday - #298 Mother's Day
Girlz Rebel - Ch #14 Color Combination + Pears/Gemstones

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful mothers/grandmothers/aunts day.  Please go over to to see what my Design Team Sisters have made.


International Art & Soul Challenge #128 "Saint Patrick's Day"

 Hello My Friends,

It is so weird, February seemed like it was flying by but the last week has gone by so slowly!  I am ready for March one more day!  It includes one of my favorite Holidays St. Patrick's Day.

I have really gotten into making tiered trays.  Here is an Altoid box that I recycled into  St. Patrick's Day Decor.

Here is the outside of the box.  I got the beautiful lady from a SVG file from Etsy. I coated her with several coats of Mod Podge and gave her lots of bling.

Inside I cut out an Irish Poem and added some ephedra.  As you might be able to see from this photo, I added lace and a gold string of bling.

Here is my recycled Altoid Box on the top layer of my 3 Tiered Tray.  If you don't mind, I would like to show you the rest of it.  I started out with a base of Antique Handkerchiefs.  This wasn't an original idea, I saw it on Pinterest, I think.   I then went to my hubby's pole barn and got my St. Patrick's day box out.  (hasn't been out since the pandemic) I was shocked at all the sweet figurines that I owned.  There used to be a Lenox Outlet at the Factory Stores we passed on our way to the Ocean.  I would always stop and get myself something, my husband would always get something for our daughter.

3 Tiered Trays are so much fun to create.  I am already getting ready for my Easter Tray!

I am entering this Altoid Recycled Box into the following challenges:

DLART February 2022 Linky Party - ATG

Crafty Calendar - February - ATG

Taylormade4you - February - ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #176 - ATG

We Love To Create - Mixed Media Challenge #3

The Fairy and the Unicorn - Mythical Creature Lepruchan

Creative Fingers - #225 - ATG

Please stop by International Art & Soul  to see what my creative Design Team Sisters have made and then, play along, it's always fun!


International Art & Soul Challenge #127 "Light and Dark"

 Good Morning Friends,

We have a new challenge at International Art & Soul the challenge is "Light and Dark" I struggled with the meaning of this challenge a little, I think some of my DT Sisters did a better job.  

One of my friends and neighbors passed away so I made a card for her family. 

It is a simple card, I think sympathy cards should be.  The sentiment says "Those we Love don't go away, They Walk beside us everyday" I put the background paper on first and then matched the flowers to it. I used my Copic Markers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - #663 CAS with option of elegance
Colour Crazy - Week 6 - ATG
Aud Sentiments - #291 Love Sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Feminine (Include flowers)

Please stop by to see what my design team sisters have created and then play along!  It's always fun.


Sweetheart Box - 3 Tiered Tray

 Hello My Friends,

I have gotten into the Three Tired Trays that everyone seems to be making.  Most of the objects on my tray are from the store but I am hoping that the next one I make will have more of my own creations on it.  Sad news, I can't find the Sally and Linus figurines that my sister Joanne gave me years ago.  If you have psychic abilities, concentrate on my home and see if you can tell me where to look!

So here is what I made.  I know it's not an original idea, I must have seen it somewhere and just remembered it.

I took a sweetheart box of very stale candy, cut out the heart.  I backed the image of the sweet little girl with cardboard to make her sturdy.  I outlined the heart with Stickles, the Crinkeled Ribbon on the top is from DLART.  I think the bottom ribbon was scrap.  I put a little "For You" sentiment on there too.

Here is my tiered tray.

Here is the bottom of the tray:

Here is the middle tray:

Here is the top of the tray, I have moved the gnome around to the front since I took these photos so he is more visable.

I am entering my sweetheart box into the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge - #507 Love and/or Hearts

Try It On Tuesday - All Loved Up

Inspiration Station - #23 Candy Hearts

Simon Says Love is in the Air

Use Your Stuff - #441 Hearts/Love

Dare 2 B Artzy - Love