INAS #89 A Tea Party

Good Morning,

We have a new challenge at International Art & Soul "A Tea Party".  As soon as I saw this theme I knew I wanted to make Tea Pot Luminary Gift Box from Cozy Kitchen Bundle SVG Kit from Dreaming Tree.

This was one of the hardest projects I have ever worked on!  I cut everything out but then I waited offley late to put it together.  I have a couple of suggestions if you want to tackle this job...1. Get some little clothespins to hold the glued pieces together until they dry.  2. Let each piece completely dry before you try to put it together.  I also need to mention that I did not make the finial that goes on top, my sad arthritic fingers just couldn't do it.  I used a styrofoam ball colored with my copic marker.  The paper is from LemonCraft it is called "Grow Old With Me".  The plain paper is from AC Cardstock, the polka dot paper is from my stash.

Here is the tag:

Here is the back of the tag.  I recently purchased a Stamp and Die Tea Set:

The sentiment says "You're Just My Cup of Tea".  Here it is all lit up:

I am entering this Tea Pot Luminary Gift Box into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please go by International Art & Soul to see my Design Team Sister's Projects and then play along with us!  It's always fun!


Dog Dayz of Summer

Good Morning my Friends,

I have been so busy this summer!  My husband went on a business trip last week and I thought it would give me time to work in my craft room but it didn't.  He leaves again tomorrow, I really hope I get a chance to have some fun in my craft room, I miss it!

When I saw this digital stamp I knew I had to get it!  It reminds me so much of growing up in the early 60's when we would just go wild in the summertime.  We didn't have air conditioning so as soon as we woke up we were outside playing.  We played a lot in the woods and in other kids backyards.  It seemed that every single house in the neighborhood had children living in them.  There were a few (what I considered old they were probably my age) couples in the neighborhood but mostly it was filled with children.

Yes, we drank from the hose (couldn't waste precious time by going inside to get a drink) and if a dog wanted to join in, he was welcome.

Notice that the dog's hair and the little boys hair are the same color?  I did that on purpose. I tried to give the dog a brindle looking coat and I made his muzzle gray because the grayer the muzzle is the sweeter the dog.  I love old dogs.

I colored the digital stamp with my copic markers. The background popsicle paper is from Echo Park Happy Summer "Sweet Treats) I put in a strip of washi tape and some a brad and some bling from my stash.

Here is a close up of the stamp:

Here is the inside of the card, I used Card TV "Bigger Everyday Sayings" for the stamp.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft Challenge - Week 15 - ATG
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #565 - Summer
Craft Rocket Challenge - #72 - for men/boys
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #165 D is for Dog
Crafty Friends - #140 Happy Birthday

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


INAS #88 Christmas Card Based On Christmas Carol

Good Morning,

We have a fun new challenge over at International Art & Soul Challenge #88 "Make a Christmas Card Based On A Christmas Carol or Song".  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use my Close To My Heart "Music of Winter" stamp set that I bought from Diana Larson.  I have owned this stamp set for a couple of years but I have never used it.

I'm not normally the kind of person that uses stickers on a card but I got this set on sale last January and I decided to use it.  It is by The Paper Studio and it's called " Penguins and Polar Bears".  The paper is from Echo Park and it is called "I love Winter" the snowflake flair is also from Diana Larson.  I used several dies on this card.  Spellbinders "Card Creator" and "Stitched Oval" as well as Jaded Blossom Label Shape Dies 1.

Here is an up close of the Label:

Here is the inside of the card:

The stamps that I used on the inside are soooo old, I don't know where they came from.

I am entering this card into the following challeges:

DLART July 2020 Linky - ATG
Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July
Sparkles Christmas - #114 Christmas Recipe (1 image, 2 Background papers, 3 gems, pearls or jewels)
Sweet Stampers - #46 Christmas in July
Crafty Critter Crazies - #40 must have a critter

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments.  Please stop by International Art & Soul to see what my DT sisters have created and then, play along with us!  It's always fun!


Flip Flop Tags

Good Morning,

Sorry I have been gone so much this summer, there is a lot going on.  We are having some work done on our house and it seems to be taking up all of my time.

So here are some cute flip flop tags that would be perfect on a summer birthday present.

I started with some very basic tags from the Silhouette Store.  I then jazzed them up with flowers, bows, washi tape and twine.

I made the paper bow with a die from Cottage Cuts.

Here is the back.  The stamp set is from Cardz TV Stamps.

I love using the colors red, white and blue in the summer, so here is my 2nd tag.

Both cards use Trendy Twine from Annie's Paper Boutique.

Here is the back.

I am entering these tags into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too - #162 Red, White and Blue
Creative Knockouts - #358 Tag Time
DLART Thankful Thursday - #263 Summertime
Seize the Birthday - #194 Red, White and Blue

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I miss you all!