Earth Day

Good Morning My Friends & Welcome Visitors,

I have made a card for Earth Day.  I am so blessed to live on the Chesapeake Bay in a beautiful part of Maryland.  Yet every day I watch the trash pile up on the sides of the road.  I see people leave the beach and throw their trash out of their cars.  I see boaters throw their trash into our beautiful Chesapeake Bay.  I wonder how long we can go on like this?

When I was a young woman, I saw this tee-shirt and bought it for my husband.  It had an Indian saying on it.  "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children"  

I decided to use the updated version of  that sentiment my sentiment says "Treat the earth well:it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children."  Just something to think about.  What do you want?  A clean car or a clean environment?  Can't you wait until you get to a gas station to throw you trash away properly?  What message are you sending to your children?  Okay, I will step down from my soap box now.

The little boy is an SVG file from SVG Cutting Files.  I wanted to make this a CAS card so as not to distract from the message.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Always Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Earth Day

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to stop in tomorrow when it is my turn to host 3GirlJam!


One Stitch At A Time Challenge #235

Good Morning My Friends,

We have a new challenge over at One Stitch At A Time today, challenge #235 Anything Goes/Daughter/Girls.  Here is my card.

This is a set from Coosty Creations called  Princess Nataliya.  This is a gorgeous set.  You not only get the beautiful digital stamp, you also get some digital paper to go with it.  


It is a great bargain!  I colored the digital stamps with copic markers,  I cut banners with my Cameo Silhouette, I punched out the circle with my circle punch and added the sentiment from Jaded Blossom they are called "Hello Candies" and the circle says Happy Birthday, inside the circle says Princess.  I used Spellbinders Labels 12 around the digital image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DL. ART - April Linky Challenge
Crafty Calender - Add A Sentiment
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Birthday Card 4 A Kid
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Use A Die or Punch
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Challenge #89 Use A Die Cut
Creative Corner Challenges - For A Child
Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge #45 Fairytale/Fantasy
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Challenge 129 Birthday Celebration!
Jaded Blossom - April - Must use Jaded Blossom Stamp

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you will go to One Stitch At A Time to see the fantastic work my Stitchy Angel sisters have created!


Flower Shaker Card

Hello My Friends & Welcome Visitors,

I am just having so much fun making shaker cards.  I also need lots of Thank You cards to give to all of our wonderful friends who have stopped by to visit my husband as he has recovered from surgery, bringing little gifts of food and company.

The Shaker Card Linky Party continues at Craftin' Desert Diva's so it is on with the fun!

This is actually a SVG Cuts Card that I turned into a shaker card.  This time, the "shake" is little bitty butterflies.  If you click on the card to make it larger, you will see that some of the butterflies have escaped and are flying away!  I also added another flower and put the sentiment "Thanks" in there.  The sentiment is from Die Craftin Diva's Stamp Collection "Short & Sweet Tags".  The paper is BoBunny.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craftin Desert Diva's - Linky Party - Shaker Cards
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - Use A Die Cut
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Springtime Flowers
Simply Create Too - Challenge #83 - No Digi's or stamped images
Sister Act - Challenge #102 Anything Goes
DL Art - April Linky Challenge

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


Shaker Card

Hello Friends,

Craftin' Desert Divas is having a linky party with shaker cards.  I  never made a shaker card before so you know I had to try it.

The funniest thing is that last week, I ordered a stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas and I bought the sequins that are the shakies inside the camera.  I just saw those sequins and thought to myself "ohhhh shiny" and bought them.  I didn't know what I would use them for, I just like shiny!

The sentiment "Every photograph captured is a memory stored" is also from Craftin' Desert Diva's Capture The Good Times stamp set.  I think these stamps will be useful not only for cards but also for Scrapbook Layouts.

Can you see that the upper paper is embossed with cameras?  That is from Teresa Collins, the lower paper is called "Destination Postcard" from Lilybeedesign.  The washi tape is called "Travel Girl" I used clear acetate for the shaker and the Camera Shaker Embellishment is from the Silhouette Store.

I am entering this card into the following contest:

Craftin' Desert Diva's - Shaker Linky Party Week 1
DL. ART - April Linky Challenge
Tuesday Thowdown - #240 All Clear
Incy Wincy Designs - Embossing wet or dry

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