INAS Challenge #59

Good Morning Friends,

Sorry that I only seem to be posting for my design team, there is just so much going on.  I know that many of you are busy too.  

I was recently talking to a neighbor who I am friendly with and she asked me if I scrap-booked.  She is cleaning out her house and she no longer scrapbooks.  She asked me if I wanted her scrapbook supplies.  I was thinking it would be a few things so I said sure.  This is what she brought me!

There is an amazing amount of stuff in these two containers:  Paper, over 20 card making kits, embellishments and tools!  I have so much already that I think I am going to take it with me to crops and offer it to everybody in the room.  As most of you know I have a craft room filled to capacity with stuff. I may also give some of the brand new things away as prizes...what do you think?

Anyway, I wanted to make her a card and gift to thank her for her generosity.  International Art & Soul's challenge gave me the opportunity to do so.  The Challenge this fortnight is #59 "Lace and Pearls"  

This card is a svg file from Dreaming Tree called For The Ladies SVG Bundle.  I had some new paper from my friend Lisa's Esty Shop A Mermaids Crafts called Lemoncraft Papers "House of Roses" that had this gorgeous lace paper in it. The sentiment is from a very old stamp set.

One of the things I love about Dreaming Tree is that they always give you the envelope file to go with the card.  Can you see that the envelope has a hat with a feather?

I also made this Mini Gifting Tote that is a Free File from Dreaming Tree.  

I really encourage you to try one of the free files from Dreaming Tree if you have a Cricut Explore, Cameo Shilouette or Sure Cuts A lot.  You will become addicted!  

Here is the Free Tote, notice I used the same paper for the card and tote.  I used Lost and Found Pearl Brads in keeping with the challenge.  Right now the tote is filled with Flowers I have made, but I am probably going to fill it with chocolates.

I am entering this card and tote into the following challenges:

 Ellibelle's Corner -  May  "Feminine or add a sentiment"
DLART May Linky Challenge - ATG
A Bit More Time To Craft - May 15th ATG
Craftyhazelnut's Pattered Paper - May - Must use patterned paper
Creations In Pink - #10 ATG Mainly Pink
Not Just Cards - May - ATG
World Wide Open Design Team - #5 May 15th

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I promise I will try to be on this site more often.  Please go by International Art & Soul to see what my design team sisters have made and then play along with us!



  1. Oh what a lovely card and gift and what a generous neighbour.

  2. WOW and double wow!!! Your neighbour has been so kind gifting you of all that mountain of goodies!!! Stunning!
    Really LOVE the card and bag you made for her, and the coordinate envelope too!! Very elegant, feminine and sweet!

  3. Chriss, your card and purse are just gorgeous. So creative. Congrats on your new stash.

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous gift set, Chriss!! I absolutely love the beautiful dress and the tote to go with it!! They're so stunning!! And what a sweet and generous friend to gift you with so many goodies!! It's like Christmas!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. A gorgeous set!! I love the beautiful dress!! The tote is lovely!! She will absolutely love it! Enjoy your crafty goodies my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    I would love for you to follow me over at my NEW blog...If you already are....Thank you!
    Migdalia's Crafts

  6. OMGosh! Gorgeous gift set! Your card is simply stunning Chriss! Your neighbor is going to love it! Enjoy all your new goodies!!


  7. What a beautiful card and gift bag set. So creative and love the lacy accents!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  8. WOW what a gift and a very generous neighbour and also on your part willing to share
    Carol x

  9. A gorgeous gift set. Your neigbour is really generous.
    Valerija xx

  10. Oh, thank you! I did not realize that was a hat - DUH! I've made several of these and did not figure that out!

  11. So lovely! Love the dress. Thanks for joining us at Creations in Pink.

  12. A very generous neighbour and your card is a beautiful way of thanking her. I loved working with this theme and I think all the DT have excelled with it. Your card and envelope are perfect. Hazel x

  13. WOw what a great card and gift bag !
    You are sooo creative!

  14. Chriss, your card and gift bag are absolutely amazing! Beautiful and so sweet of your neighbor to gift you her supplies.

  15. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your project is wonderful and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  16. Gorgeous creations! You have such a sweet neighbor! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx


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