A Winter Birthday Card

Hello Friends,

I am really in a wintry snowy mood.  We had snow last weekend and we are expecting more this weekend.  It is so pretty outside, the sky is blue, the sun is shining but there is snow on the ground.

I want to show you some photos that my friend Jennifer took of our neighborhood.  If you don't have snow or don't get any, grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me (I promise I will get to my card soon).

Here is the beach covered with snow.  Off in the distance you can see the Chesapeake Bay.

Here is the road leading down to the beach, isn't this a lovely photo?

This is the harbor, if you look at the water you will see the ducks, if you look at the sky you will see the geese flying overhead.  

Another shot of the harbor.

Now we get to my shaker card that was inspired by these photos.

I thought this would be perfect for a winter birthday.  The snowman flair is from DLART Store

Here is the inside of the card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Daisy Chain Challenges - #26 Add Some Sparkle
Back to Basics - Challenge #19 - A Shaped Card
Ellibelle's Corner - Crafty Wednesday - January - Sparkle and Shine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - "Make it Sparkle"
My Time To Craft - #388 - Winter Birthday

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Hot Chocolate

Hello My Friends,

I am late posting today.  We had about 7 inches of snow here in Maryland, over the weekend and I was outside making snowballs and throwing them for my dog Duncan to try to catch.

I had another project that I was going to post today but when it was snowing I decided to make a project to go with the snow.  

This is a SVG File from Dreaming Tree and right now it is free when you spend $9.98. 

Here is another view:

As you can see from the photo this is a large cup that would hold a lot of gifts.

Here is the tag, I actually made the tag first and chose the paper to go with it.  

Recipe for this cup:

SVG File - Cup of Cheer
Paper - AC Cardstock and Lori Whitlock "I love Winter" White glitter paper from stash
Twine for tag -  Won from DLART
Chalk from Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking/Ink Set
Stamp - from stash
Silver Trim - from stash

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

DLART January 2019 Linky Challenge - ATG
Not Just Cards - January Challenge
Cut It Up - #165 How's the Weather
Crafts Galore Encore - #59 ATG
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - January - Must use patterned paper
The Happy Craft Challenge - January
Love to Craft - #30 January ATG

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


For the Birthday Boy

Good Morning,

I thought I would catch up on making some birthday cards.  Here is the first one.

Here is the inside:

Recipe for this Card:

Digital Image - 
Sentiments - Photo Play - Cooper and Friends, and from stash
Dies - Stitched square, Spellbinders Card Creator
Ribbon - Creative Memories Punch
Paper - K & Co - Boys

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DLART January Linky Challenge - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - #234 ATG
Make My Monday - #87 Use Word or Sentiment
Pile It On - #150 Land Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Must have a critter
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Must use patterned paper
Scrapy Land Challenge - Using any brand of Die that Scrapy Land Sells 

Thank you so much for stopping by!


International Art & Soul Challenge #49

Good Morning,

I hope that everyone had a marvelous Christmas!  Now on to the New Year and my favorite Design Team Group International Art & Soul.  The challenge this fortnight is #49 Cats and/or dogs.

I recently attended a crop that my sister-in-law hosted.  She is a Creative Memories Adviser.  If you would like to purchase Creative Memories and you don't have "a person" please consider buying from her.  Denise America.

Before I went to the crop, I vowed that I would work on my dog Duncan's baby book.  I completed two pages that I thought would be perfect for the challenge:

Here is the first page:

Here is the 2nd page:

Look how far he is leaning over the bow of the boat!  Thank goodness for dog life preservers.  He hasn't gone into the water yet, but I hold my breath hoping he won't slip!

The reason scrap-booking Duncan's life is so important to me is because when my dog Louie (thus the name Scrappin' with Chriss and Lou) passed away, having a scrapbook of all of the fun things we did together really helped our grief.  We could look at the scrapbook and say "there is when we went camping in Florida" or "there is where we stayed in the honeymoon cottage in Maine."  It helped to know that we had made every day of his life as fun as possible.  We took Louie everywhere with us and we are doing the same with Duncan.

I hope you will stop by International Art & Soul to see the projects my design team sisters have made.  Then play along with us!  It is always fun!

I am entering the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Must Have Critters
DLART January 2019 Linky Challenge - ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft - #83 ATG
Love To Scrap - #117 ATG