INAS #60

Good Morning,

This will be my last post until August 4th.  I am taking a break, when I come back, I am going to have a huge prize giveaway with lots of chances to win.  If you are not a follower, follow now so that you don't miss out.

My maiden name was was such a fun name that I had to keep it!  I have always loved the color combination of red, white and blue.  I love making things for the 4th of July.

We have a new challenge over at International Art & Soul, the theme for this fortnight is "Stars and/or Stripes".  Of course I immediately thought of 4th of July and I went to my go-to store Dreaming Tree

I found this Stars and Stripes Banner that I thought would be fun to make.  It was!  Do you know I had never made a Rosette?  They are so easy, I will be making them all the time!  

It is really hard to take good photos of banners, LOL.  I promise you, it looks much better in person than in the photo.

Here is the large Rosette that goes in the center:

Here is the smaller Rosette:

 This is what it looks like on the end:

Here is the recipe for this banner:

Paper -  Gold Foil, White, Silver and Red glitter paper, Authentique "Liberty"
Ink - Powder Puff by Quick Quotes
Bling - My Paper Studio Gemstones
Ribbon - Offray Wired Ribbon (bought at Joann's)

I am entering this banner into the following challenges:

Ellibelle's Corner - June/July Challenge - Summer Scenes, Summer Treats or Summer Colors
Papercraft Challenge - #39 No Cards

Thank you so much for stopping by!  See you in a month!  Don't forget to become a follower so you can win a prize when I get back!

I hope to see you over at International Art & Soul for your Stars and/or Stripes projects!


Just BeClaws

Happy Wednesday,

Today I would like to show you a card I made "Just BeClaws".

I bought the crab stamps and dies from Pink and Main last summer, this is the first chance I have had to use them.

Here is the inside:


Here is the recipe for this card:

Crab stamps + Dies - Pink and Main - "Oh Crab"
Copic Markers
Paper - Echo Park "A Perfect Summer"
Cloud Punch - Fiskars
Outside Sentiment - Pink and Main
Inside Sentiment - Cardz TV
Beach Ball Ribbon -  from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Cuddlebug Mania - Tic Tac Toe  (sentiment, ribbon, polka dots)

Shopping Our Stash - #398 You're so puny!
2 Crafter Critter Crazies - #27 ATG with Critter
Crafty Animals - ATG with animals
Dies Are Us - #123 Summertime (must use die)
Not Just Cards - June Challenge
Craft - Dream - #78 Summer
Always Fun Challenges - #115 Punny

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

Hostess Thank You Gift

Good Morning,

I have a little story to tell that I hope you will enjoy.  About 10 years ago, I was at a crop and the woman that was sitting at a table behind us was talking about her future son-in-law very loudly.  She was complaining that when he came to dinner, he never brought a hostess gift!  I thought "Lady if that is your only complaint, then you are truly blessed."  When I got home, I called my son who was single at the time to check and make sure he was bringing hostess gifts!  Of course he was, I think I learned from my mother-in-law never to go to a party empty handed.  I know most people bring a bottle of wine or some beer but I like to make my gifts.

I saw this free svg file from Dreaming Tree called Watermelon Snack Bowl and knew it would make a nice hostess gift.  Because everyone seems to be on some kind of diet these days and sugar is the enemy, I decided to fill my bowl with a chunk of watermelon soap.  I bought the soap from a shop on Etsy.  If you go there and put watermelon soap in the search, you will find hundreds to choose from.

Dreaming Tree has a Facebook page that is super friendly, we all help each other out. If you would like to check it out, go HERE . One of the gals on the site had this very clever idea of using tiny clothespins to hold the piece together until it dried.  I tried it and it worked really well.

As you can see in this photo, the rind and the seeds are made from glitter paper.  

Another great tip I got from the facebook page is to shred the left over scraps to make the filling.  My husband has a shredder in his office so it is easy peasy.

Here is my hostess gift all wrapped up and ready to go.  The ribbon and the tag were in my stash.  I will probably untie the bow and make it prettier before I give it away. I think this would make a cute 4th of July gift.

I would really like to encourage everyone to try one of these free files and see how you like making them.  They all come with a video tutorial and you can make them with Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio or Sure Cuts Alot.  Dreaming Tree has 100 free files!  Wow!  To check them out go HERE.

I am entering this Watermelon Snack Bowl into the following challenges:

DLART Thankful Thursday - #244 "Thank You"
Not Just Cards - June -ATG
Craft Rocket Challenges - #60 - June - Summer is Coming
Ellibelle's Corner - June/July  - Summer Scenes, Summer Treats or Summer Colors
Papercraft Challenges - #39 No Cards
Crafty Cardmakers - #236 Anything But a Card

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


Drive In Card

Hello Friends,

Time for another birthday card!  As some of you know I have 13 brothers and sisters so I am always making cards.

This card is an oldie but goodie bundle from SVGcuts called Rockin and Rollin.  

This shaped card is called Drive In:

Perfect for those gals that grew up in the 50's or early 60's.

Here is the inside of the card:

The sentiment is from CardzTV.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #433 Shaped Card
Pile It On Challenge - #155 Transportation
DLART June 2019 Linky Challenge - ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you are having a wonderful week!