3GirlJam Design Team Post

Good Morning Friends & Welcome Visitors!

Today is my day to host over on the 3GirlJam Blogspot.

I have a project that I worked on for some time.  My husband & I have prescription bottles that we take medicine from every day.  I did not want the bottles sitting out in view when company came so I made this box.

On the front of the box, I used the gold jute from the 3GirlJam Jute/Ribbon/String Pack.  The paper is from Graphic45 By the Sea and the knob & feet are from Tim Holz.

I made the flowers from the Red, White & Blue Crinkle Ribbon Bundle which I think looks quite nautical.  The buttons have string from the Jute/String Pack.  In honor of Earth Day, I used packaging from a bag of oranges to make a "fence" across the front.  The lighthouse and sentiment nautical as well as the anchor on front are from Authentique Anchored.  I used Mudd Puddles Sand and all of the bling is from my stash.

Here is a close up of the flowers I made.  I started with a circle punch and just twisted the crinkle ribbon attaching it occasionally with a glue gun, then I added some bling in the center.

I did not paint the edges of the inside of the box because I kinda liked the rough nautical look.  What do you think?  Should I paint it?

So that is my project for today.  I want to remind you that you can get the Spring Flowers Crinkle Ribbon Bundle for only $1.00 when you make a purchase at the 3GirlJam shop this month.

I am entering my project into the following challenges:

Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes
Craft My Life - Anything But A Card
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #258 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Red, White & Blue Challenge
Not Just Cards - Challenge #17
Use Your Stuff - Challenge #180 Anything Goes
Anything But A Card - Challenge #46 "Fools Gold"
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - #133 Anything But A Card
That Craft Place Challenge - Alter Something
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Challenge #34 Recycle Something (recycled orange bag)
Simply Create Too - No Digi's or Stamped Images
Party Time Tuesdays - April # 197 - Anything Goes

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

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!