Birthday Tea Cup

Good Morning My Friends,

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!  It has been gorgeous here in Maryland.

Today is Challenge # 11 at International Art & Soul - Flowers.

For my design team I made this little teacup box card.  It is from SVGcuts Garden Party.

I put blackeyed susan flowers in the cup because they are the Maryland State flower and also my favorite flower. I embossed & chalked the flowers to help them stand out.  I used brads from my stash.  The colors make me think of my bloggy friend Shirl sipping tea in Hawaii.

Look at how it folds up to go into an envelope.

I have it sticking out a little so you can see how it folds right up. The "Wish Big" sentiment is from Craftin Desert Diva's Short n' Sweet Tags.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Allsorts Challenge - Week 421 Flower Power
Crafting With Friends - Challenge #46 Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Funday Friday Challenge - FFC 194 Anything Goes with a twist - Red, orange & aqua.
DLART June Linky Challenge
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope to see your project over at International Art & Soul.  Or just stop by to see what the rest of the design team made and get a little inspiration.  


Birthday Card for my Brother

Good Morning,

Today is my baby brother's birthday.  I went through my silhouette files and I found a pop box card by Lori Whitlock.  It was for Father's day, but no problem, I just removed the sentiment and put in my own.

I embossed the piers with the seagulls to give them a woody look.  I chalked the top waves with white and the light coming from the lighthouse with yellow.

Here is the back of the card, the sentiment is from JustRite and it is called "Anchors Away".

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Summer Fun
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #483 Seaside/Beach
Watercooler Wednesdays - #124 Masculine
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #405 Birthday
Craft Rocket Challenge - #38 For Men or Boys
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Happy Friday everyone, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Live in the Sunshine

Hello friends, welcome visitors,

I recently won a prize on another blog.  One of the things I received was some Enamel Gumdrops from a company I had never heard of so I decided to go check them out.  The company is called YNS which stands for Your Next Stamp.  I was delighted to discover that they not only sell lots of cool products (I want the red, white & blue gumdrops) but they also have a challenge blog.  They have two challenges and you can do one or both.  I decided to do both.

The sentiment says "Live in the Sunshine, Swim in the sea".  As you can see, I used some of the gumdrops on the side of the digital stamp.

Here is the sketch:

I used washi tape over paper for the small strip.

Here is the color challenge:

I think I used all these colors.   Here is a close up of my little mermaid.

When I finished coloring her, I just had to add some sparkle.  I think mermaids sparkle.

Recipe for this card:

Mermaid from Etsy
Copic Markers & Stickels
Washi Tape
Paper - Prima Seashore
Tropical Paradise Gumdrops 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp -Sketch & Color Challenge #66
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #60 ATG
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge # 46 ATG
A Perfect Time To Craft - Open Challenge #06
Crafts Galore Encore - June
June Crafty Awesomeness Challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Pattern Paper - June (must use pattern paper)
DLART June Linky Challenge
Lets Craft and Create  - #126 Girls, girls, girls
My Time To Craft # 348 Summertime
Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #305 Feminine
Cute Card Thursdays - Challenge #482 Pinks!
Not Just Cards - Challenge #45 Summer Challenge ATG
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #28 ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great day!


Hidden Binding Scalloped Mini Album

Good morning friends and Welcome visitors,

Yesterday I showed you a box card that I made with some of my Scrapbooking Store Kit. Today I would like to show you a Lori Whitlock Hidden Binding Mini Album that I made using the rest of the paper.  Lori has a tutorial for this album that you can find HERE.  The tutorial is very easy to follow.  When I first looked at this mini album, I thought it would be hard to put together but the video is very clear.  I purchased this album from the Silhouette Store but you can also purchase it On Lori's Blog Here

I have promised myself that I will try something new at least once a week this summer to keep my old brain cells hopping!  I have included a lot of pictures today, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back and enjoy.

Here is the front of the album, don't you just love that pineapple paper?  All of the stickers in the album came with the kit from Scrapbooking Store.  The paper is called Palm Beach and it is from My Minds Eye.

I love how you can tuck a photo into the into the bracket.  This is a photo of my dog Duncan swimming in our pool.  

The paper with the little palm trees is my favorite paper, you will notice I used it on my box card last post. 

How do you like the flamingos?  Once again, the palm tree sticker comes with the kit.

I am entering this mini album into the following challenges:

DLART June Linky Challenge
Make My Monday Challenge - #48 At the Beach
Use Your Stuff - #267 - Warm Summer Colors
Not Just Cards - #45 Summer Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you try something new today!