INAS Challenge #36

Good Morning,

I am back!  The surgery wasn't that bad....and I feel so much better not having this infection running through me.  I have a lot more energy.  I still have stitches in my mouth and my mouth is sore, but I hope that will go away soon!

We have a new challenge over at International Art and Soul the challenge this Fortnight is "Art Nouveau"  I LOVE Art Nouveau to think about what it is, picture Tiffany lamps with the beautiful lamp shades and you've got it!

So here is my design team project.

Two butterfly lanterns and a card.  Wouldn't this make a perfect Hostess gift?  I try to never go to a party empty handed.  

Here are the lanterns lit up.

And here is the card.

 Recipe for these lanterns and card:

Paper - Vellum Variety Pack - Paper Accents
Paper - The Sweetest Thing and Lemonade (scraps from my stash too)
Pearls on card - Prima

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Creative Artiste Mixed Media - #39 Challenge ATG
Cut It Up - Challenge #150 Anything But A Card (entering butterfly lanterns)
Just Add Ink - #414 Just Add A Window or a Frame

Wow!  You made it all the way down to the end of the blog!  Ready for me to pick a winner of the prize giveaway?  It is... Congratulations Lynn, please send your mailing address to

Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my design sisters have created and then come along and play with us!  It's fun!  I would love to see your creations there.


Thank you everyone for stopping by!  I am so happy to be back!

INAS Challenge #35

Good Morning

Welcome to another Challenge at International Art & Soul.  The challenge for this fortnight is #35 June 10th - June 23rd Use a Sentiment as the focal point.

Here is my design team card:

This is graphic 45 paper "Time to Flourish - August"  I cut the sentiment out with my die - Stitched Rectangle Frame.  Then turned the paper over again to make the frame. I added some Stickel glue to give it a little shine.

Here is the inside:

The sentiment stamp that I used inside is from Cardz TV "Bigger Everyday Sayings" I love these stamps!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!  Don't forget there is a prize giveaway on my blog, please click HERE


Let's Have A Giveaway!

Good Morning,

As some of you know, I have really been struggling with my health.  I am finally (I hope) going to have jaw surgery on Thursday.  I have decided to take a break from Blogging and Facebook for awhile.

Of course you know I would not go away without leaving something fun for you to do!

Here is a prize givaway!

The Prize is Echo Park Mini Themes - Weekend!  

To enter to win prize:

1.  Please follow me here or on facebook
2.  Please post this on your blog or on facebook
3.  Please leave a comment below telling me what you like to do best on the weekends.
4.  Prize drawing - I hope to be back on June 23rd to announce the winner.
5.  Please let your friends know about this prize!
6. Please let me know if you have posted on your side bar or if you have posted to facebook.

I have pre-written my blog for International Art & Soul Challenge #35.  It will be here on June 10th if you would like to stop by.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope to see you all soon!


It's A Guy Thing

Good Morning,

Monday was my sweet husband's birthday.  I received this digital stamp from my Copic Class at Kit and Clowder.  It is called The Workbench by lili of the valley.  As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for my husband, he is always doing something in his workshop.

Here is what I learned in the class - How to make jeans look dirty and worn, how to make a flannel checkered shirt...and many other things.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV "It's a guy thing".  The #1 best guy flair is from my stash.  The paper is all from Authentique "Durable" I used the dies Spellbinders Card Creator and I roughed the edges with my tool.

Here is a close-up of the digital stamp:

Here is the inside of the card:

The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from Cardz TV again, this one is called - Bigger Everyday Sayings.  The tools are from the stamp set - Hero Arts Father's Day.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas - #37 - ATG
Dream Valley Challenge - #180 For Man or Boy
Simon Says - Masculine
Pile It On - #142 Sports/Hobbies and/or make us laugh
Crafting by Designs - For the Boys
Crafty Creations - #367 ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - #166 ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!