First of all A Big Thank You to all the veterans here in the USA!
Hard to believe it has been so cold and raining here. We had begun to think that we were never going to have warm weather, but.....today our temps were in the 90s. OUCH! We went from upper 30s to 90s in a matter of no time. It has really been hot and humid. I thought the rain would never stop long enough for my flowers to grow so I started making my own! LOL Today we celebrated my mother's 80th Birthday. I had a cook-out for the family and my sister was home this time so it was really special!
Now to My Cards...ERrrr. the first 3 pictures are not cards. It is an altared box to hold my card!
The card I made wouldn't fit in an envelope so I hunted high and low until I found this box. Cut it down, added a thumb tab on the side to open it with and then embellished it with flowers and a sentiment. Instant envelope.
This card and box is for my MIL. We will be celebrating her birthday on Friday. She will be 90 and still going strong. I made this very special card for a very special birthday and a special lady! I hope she likes it.
The box above fits the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity Altar Something. I altared a box
Craft Challenge Altar/recycle I recycled a box that I altared
Woodware USA Forgotten embellishment (my butterfly punch and the small star flower punch. I hadn't used them in a long, long time until this week.
Challenge Up Your Life Recyling (I recycled a box, by cutting it down to size and embellishing it)
Sentimental Sundays Anything but a card
Digi Design House Anything but a card
All flowers are handmade using various punches. Some of these punches had not seen the light of day in a couple year I'm sure. Don't you just want to pick them?
The card above fits the follwing challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge Blog Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges Blossoms and Blooms
The Paper Shelter Anything Goes
Hippity With Ippity Flowers
Crafty Card Makers Love the lasting kind (love my MIL this card is especially for her)
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Happy Birthday