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Sum Sum Summertime

Nothing says summer like sitting on your porch with a glass of lemonade with lots of ice! This is even more enjoyable if there is a light summer breeze blowing.

The challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is Steamed Heat (anything summer) and over at Doulbe Trouble Challenges is Dog Days of Summer.

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For this card I used Stamps of Life Lemonade2Drink stamps, dies and sentiment. The papers are from my stash and I used a Die-namics Blueprints 27.

This card will be going in one of the four boxes I am getting ready to ship for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day — no matter what the weather.

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Hero Arts, Kids, Little Red Wagon, My Favorite Things, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Interactive Card

When I was a little girl I could swing on the swings for hours on end looking up into the sky and just day dream. I especially liked it when my younger siblings (I am one of seven, second oldest), found other things to do and I could be all by myself in the back yard on the “swings”.

The challenge this week over at Little Red Wagon is to make an interactive card. I must say that I have only made a few other than shaker cards. So I “challenged” (isn’t that what challenges are all about?) myself and made a slider.

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For this card I used distress oxides to create the background. I used stamps, dies and the sentiment from My Monthly Hero. The slider element is from My Favorite Things. I propped up the branch on double thick foam tape, then attached the leaves – I wanted her to swing under the branch and leaves. I also propped up the little girl on the left.

This card will be shipping off to one of the hospitals for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 

 

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Digital Image, Power Poppy, Tuesday Throwdown

Trout

My husband loves to fish. In April when trout season opens that is the talk of the house. My youngest son talks of when his son (my grandson age 2) will go fishing with them. I have read many books while sitting along the banks of lakes throughout our country while my husband fishes.

The challenge over at Cardz 4 Guys is “relax”. I can’t think of anything better about relaxing for my husband but fishing. Over at The Male Room the challenge is birthday (to celebrate their 5th Birthday).

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The trout image is part of a digital stamp set from Power Poppy. I colored the fish with Copics and the papers are from my stash. I created the sentiment from Holiday Frame Fillers (GinaK).

In addition to these two challenges I would like to participate in Tuesday Throwdown which is anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut

Joy

Have you heard the new song by King and Country called J O Y? It plays on the radio quite a bit and when I hear it I just want to dance and sing along. You can’t help but feel joyful when you hear it. Here are a few of the lyrics:

Oh, hear my prayer tonight, I’m singing to the sky
Give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
Oh, hear my prayer tonight, ’cause this is do or die
The time has come to make a choice
And I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move you, let it move you
Yeah, I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move, let it move you

 

So for my card today I found an appropriate stamp that I picked up at Michael’s a few years ago.

Here is my card.

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I used the sketch over at Sunday Stamp Challenges for my design. I cut out two frames using SSS Rectangles and used one of the centers to stamp my images on. I made a small bow to soften it up a little and the papers are from Melissa Frances called 5th Avenue.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

 

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Create Your Own Background

This week’s Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to create your own background. Lucky for me I have been creating some rustic, country, white washed farmhouse backgrounds to use with SSS August card kit.

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For this card I took the modern flower background stamp and rusticized it (is it a word ?) by heat embossing white detail embossing powder onto white cardstock, heat setting it, then I took the Iced Spruce distress ink pad directly to the card stock and swiped downward, next I took Broken China and swiped that down the cardstock. I let it air dry overnight (just because I was tired and had to go to bed). Using a scoreboard I added the score lines. GinaK has some wonderful videos on this technique.

In the morning when I looked at the card background, I thought of a barn door, so I took some very thick gray twine from my stash and made an X – glued it down and that was that. I adhered my already colored (copics) focal point and adhered it with foam squares. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card when OOPS! it smeared. So I found some gray cardstock, stamped the sentiment and tore around the edges (keeping with rustic theme).

In addition to the Wednesday challenge over at SSS I will also be entering the challenge over at Live Love Cards (members only) which is monochromatic.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

 

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Winners SAS4KIDS Blog Hop

Anything Goes 4 Kids Christmas In July Blog Hop  Winners Announced

Let’s get right to it. The winner’s here on my site are:

Lenora Scott wins the Stampendous DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set and
Holly Blaskie wins the Paper Nest Doll digi.

You must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

For the whole list of winners, please visit us at: Send A Smile 4 Kids Winner’s List

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and your participation in the blog hop. Thank you so very much for all the wonderful cards you donate for the kids. If you have not donated cards and would like to, visit here to find out all the shippers you can send your cards to.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Die Cut, Digital Image, Hero Arts, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Down The Shore

In the Philadelphia area when you want to go to the beach you head “Down the Shore”. I used the adorable Paper Nest Dolls digi “Beach Ball Emma” and created a scene using the My Monthly Hero June Kit (sold out).

I just love the sand embossing powder that came with the kit and used it for the Hello greeting and footprints. I created the beach using Copic markers. Emma was colored with Copics and I added the sea shell adornment in Emma’s hair which came with the MMH kit.

This card is shipping off to Send A Smile 4 Kids – I am a shipper and ship to four different hospitals.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Tuesday ThrowdownUse Stencils (clouds)
Die Cuttin DivasAnything Goes
Pinspirational – Photo Inspiration (the girl on the bike was my inspiration to use Emma)
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread – Anything Goes

Card Making, Cards In Envy, Hero Arts, Words 2 Craft By

Beach Time

The challenge over at Words 2 Craft By this month is Life’s better in flip flops. And the challenge over at Cards In Envy is On The Beach. I created this card using the My Monthly Hero June 2018 Kit.

I love the sand embossing powder that came with the kit (used for the beach and the greeting).

And here is the inside of the card:

 

I would also like to participate in the Double Trouble Challenge – Anything (and decorate the inside).

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Digital Image, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday Throwdown Heatwave

The current challenge over on Tuesday Throwdown is “Heatwave-Use Hot Colors”. For this card I used a digi I won from Kittie Bee Designs on Tuesday Throwdown’s challenge in June called Birthday Emilee – also available in clear stamp form.

The Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder in my opinion is a must have. I am not even sure if they carry it any longer but it was my very first ef. I paper pieced Ellie with the same polka dotted paper I used on one of the flags (to coordinate). I colored the rest of her with Copics and the cupcake is colored with another one of my favorite (markers) Zig Wink of Stella glitter markers. When making cards for the hospitals I ship to glitter is frowned upon. So to add sparkle without it coming off these markers work great. The papers are from Hampton Arts (old).

I would also like to participate in the Seize the Birthday challenge. I made stripes using the thin flags.

This “happy” card will shipping off to one of the hospitals for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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SSS Wednesday Challenge

Today I would like to share this card I made using the August 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

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I made a barnboard background – using GinaK green cardstock (sorry don’t know the name of the color), I scored the lines, ran a white pigment ink pad down the card to give it a whitewashed look. Then using the stamps and sentiment from the kit I created the scene. I used old book paper crumbled it up, straightened it out, then ran Vintage Distress Ink over it, let it dry, and then cut out three hearts from a die cut. The three embellished hearts are also from the kit. All the images were colored with Copic Sketch Markers. The sentiment was heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and whitewashed to match the barn theme.

In addition to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes), I would like to share this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Design Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Lemon ShortbreadAnything Goes

I don’t know about you but I can never remember to use my embossing buddy. So I marked my containers to remind me and it has been working.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.