Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sister Pop Up Card

Hello friends! I hope everyone is doing well.  Can you believe it has started snowing in parts of the US already?  Sorry I haven't had time to create anything in the past month.  We went on vacation to MO to see my son and his family that are Missionaries to Argentina.  They are allowed to come back to US once a year; so we were able to meet them there and spend some quality time with them.  

Within a few days of arriving home from MO on November 5th; the fires started in Southern CA; so we were in the middle of that mess.  My heart goes out to all of those people who lost their homes, the families who lost loved ones and so much loss for everyone.  We had to leave our home for one day; due to the smoke coming inside our house; but other than that; we were very lucky and did not have to evacuate. 

My step-son and his mother were evacuated in the middle of the night and he stayed with us for 3 days; waiting to hear when they could go back home.  They were very lucky as well; as the fire was behind them on the mountain; several feet from their property.  It was a very stressful time; because we thought we were going to have to evacuate too.  

We had a wonderful opportunity in MO to go wedding dress shopping with my 18 yr. old granddaughter, Kiley; who is moving back to the states from Argentina.  It was so much fun and we really enjoyed it.  She will be a gorgeous bride next year when she gets married. My son and his wife will be returning to Argentina as Missionaries on their own, without their children; so that is stressful for them right now.  They are still having challenges learning the language after two years of living there and taking many classes.  It is always harder to learn a new language when you are an adult.  Kiley learned it very quickly and has been their interpreter for part of these past two years.  

I created this card back in June; but haven't had time to post it.  I love having card kits and being able to mix and match things to create a card that I love.  Sometimes that is what you need when you have to make a quick card.  I also love coloring digis and creating everything from scratch; even though it takes a lot more time.

I used Anna Griffin Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit to create this card for my sister Becky, for her birthday last August.  It still takes me time even when using a kit; because I am very picky and want my creations to be a certain way.  LOL!

Anna Griffin Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit 

Inside Card - 3D Pop up items from kit

Supplies used to create this card:

All die cuts, sentiments, etc are part of Anna Griffin Pretty Pop Ups Card Kit

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Saturday)
  Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3)  (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
The Outlawz - Festive Fridays (Anything Goes) (1 of 3)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  (Tuesday)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)  
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)  (Monday)
Craft's Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Date)
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Love To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 5)

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  1. Your card is beautiful i love the AG kits. Glad you did not loose your house or anything. I came by looking for you today on your blog and was wondering where you wer. We have had Red flag alerts in our area and quite a few fires and a lot of my friends have lost their homes in paradise.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes NOVEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

    DIANA L.

  2. Really interesting blog post Gloria . I was happy to read that your home was spared from the fire and that you able to give refuge to others . Love your creation from front to inside
    Kind regard Shirley-Anne from down under

  3. FAB make and thank you so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog.

    I'm delighted to hear that you and your family are safe - my thoughts are with those who've been less fortunate - hope the fires will be under control soon

    DT @ LTCCB

  4. What a fab 3D/pop up card. Thanks you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  5. Fabulous! I love the design my friend.
    Linda xxx

  6. A beautiful card, such great elements, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  7. Gorgeous card & love the background paper! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this card! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  8. Such a pretty card! It's a gift in itself! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  9. This card is amazing - especially the pop up. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. A beautiful card. Love the design. Those AG designs are always so elegant. Glad you had no fire damage and hopefully this will end sooner vs later. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  11. Such a beautiful card and design! So happy your home is ok and you did not need to evacuate. Sending good thoughts your way! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  12. So Wonderful Gloria!!
    And wonderful design!!! Love the colours!! And all the details !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to visit and follow my blog}

  13. Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. I love this beautiful design. Thank you for sharing it at the Creative moments challenge. Leona x

  15. Super , love the inside!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

  16. Wow. Beautiful. Love all the details inside and out.. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

  17. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

  18. Love the design of your card! Awesome job! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges.Neva

  19. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional layer it up” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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