April Showers 1

Good Morning,

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I actually went out and worked in my yard!  By evening my ankles and feet really hurt but I think the only way they are going to heal is by using them.  They said it would be a year before my ankles were completely healed. I have about 10 weeks left before the anniversary of my fall.  I will be starting pool exercises soon.

I wanted to make an April Showers Card, it is a pop out circle card.

The paper is from Graphic 45 "Raining Cats and Dogs" and BoBunny "Double Dot.

I have had the stamp for many years but never used it.  It is a rubber stamp probably about 7 years old.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  The stitched circle die is from Lawn Fawn.

Here is the back. The sentiment is "April Rain Song"

Here is a view from the side.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DLART Thankful Thursday - #226 - Spring
Scrappy Land - #88 - ATG
Quick Quotes - #86 Include a Fold
A Gem of a Challenge - #217 Children's Playtime
Kitty Bee Designs - #116 Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Crafting With Dragonflies - #102 Cards Using Dies or Punches
Hiding In My Craft Room - #349 Cutesy
Inkspirational - #159 Play
Fussy and Fancy - #210 Add a Die Cut

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


Oriental Maiden

Good Morning,

Last weekend we drove into Washington, DC to see the Cherry Blossoms.  We do this every year.  Sadly this year, we didn't get out of the car, my ankles are still too weak for walking.

No matter how many times I see the Cherry Blossoms, I am still impressed.  In
1912  a gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.

I decided to make a card with the digital stamp by Moonflower Stamps called Maiko in Spring  My colors were inspired by The Card Concept challenge #91 "Blossoms in Blue".

Here is my card.  I used digital Cherry Blossom Paper from FrouFrou Craft.  I distressed the paper with sandpaper.  I have had the blossoms for many years so I am not sure where it came from.  I put liquid pearls "Rose Gold" around the flowers and I added a bit of lace on the side.

Here is a close-up of the image.

I colored her with copic markers.

Here is the inside of the card.

The stamp is from Stampendous.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday -#526 Shades of Pale
Try it on Tuesday - Natures Beauty
The Card Concept - #91 Blossoms in Blue  

Colour Crazy Challenge - week 16 - ATG
Simply Papercraft - #56 ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


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!