Card Making, Die Cut, Beginners

Getting Back In The Game

I have been very sparse in my posts this last year due to some personal issues. Isn’t it funny. I have a magnet on my fridge that says “Life gets in the way when you are making other plans.” This has been true for me this last year.

Here is a card I made recently just for the fun of it. I don’t have the energy to find a challenge to post it too. Just wanted to share.

The stamp set I purchased at Joann’s and came with the dies. The balloons are from a very old Spellbinders set. I created the background using the samestamp as the image.

Thanks fo stopping by.

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Stinkin’ Inkers June 2019

The June challenge for Stinkin’ Inkers is It’s a Colorful World. Use your favorite colors. I love Distress Oxides for blending and that is what I used on my card today. It is a very simple card yet colorful. I have had this birthday embossing folder forever (still one of my favorites) the cupcake stamp is from Stamps by Judith.

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I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I can never have enough Birthday cards for the kids. If you have an excess of cards you would like to donate to a worthy cause you may want to check us out.

Thanks for stopping by and do drop by the Stinkin Inkers blog and link up your colorful creation.

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Birthday Card for FB Group

So I joined the Always Be Creative FB Group a few months back. I had been following Desiree on YouTube and I was drawn into Desiree’s voice on her YouTube channel (Include a Thank You and Then Some) immediately – she sounded just like me. Come to find out she is from my area. We both share a heavy Philly accent. When she started the FB Group I had to jump in.

So this is my first card sharing it over at the FB Group and it will be going to one of the members who will be having an upcoming birthday.

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What I love about this group is there are no mistakes, no do overs, “just go with it” attitude. And she has a live stream a few Sundays a month where we all get to interact and meet each other.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

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Stinkin’ Inkers April Challenge

Well it is starting to look like spring may be trying to come here in the Philadelphia area. Over the weekend we had some nice warm temps and things started to bud and turn green.

This month over at Stinkin’ Inkers we are celebrating Earth Day or Arbor Day. I chose a very plain and simple design for this card.

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I used an older stamp set from Stamplorations and various green inks.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us by linking up your card over on the Stinkin Inkers blog.

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Stinkin’ Inkers March Challenge

I am on the Design Team for the Stinkin’ Inkers Monthly Challenges. This month’s challenge is called “Tag It”. Use a tag in your project or create a tag.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids. You can check them out either on their site or my page at the top of this blog post (I am more specific to the needs of the hospitals I ship to). I am drawn to cute, fun, kid friendly cards. The kids and their families are surrounded by not feeling well due to chemo, tired all the time, traveling, staying at places that is not home, not being able to eat or keep things down, etc.

I have had feedback from the hospitals I ship to and the kids love the tags because they can hang them on their bulletin boards, use them as book marks, hang them on their door knobs, etc. I really think they like the fun ribbons attached to the tags.

Here is the tag I created for this challenge:

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I used stamp sets from Your Next Stamp and Lil Inker Designs (clouds) for this tag,

Please feel free to contact me about donating your cards. I would love for you to join me in all the worthy causes I participate in:

Send A Smile 4 Kids
Nursing Homes
Veterans Homes

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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A Tree For All Seasons

One of the first stamp companies I purchased from years ago was Stamps by Judith. The Tree for All Seasons was one of my first purchases. It is still my go to today. On these cards I also used one of their stubbies Heart Candy  The sentiment on the first card is also from Stamps by Judith, and the sentiment on the second card is from another stamp set. I cut the hearts out using my Scan N Cut.

I made these Valentine’s for my grands. I am also a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and made a few to go to them as well.

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Thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed.

 

Cards In Envy, Challenges, Copics, Stinkin Inkers

Stinkin Inkers February 2019 Challenge

Please join us over at the Stinkin Inkers Febraruy 2019 Challenge “Baby It’s Cold Outside” (Cocoa, sweaters, mittens, quilts). I used Sweet and Sassy’s stamp set (Winnie’s Warm Winter Wishes) to create my card. It is on the clean and simple side as there is a lot of white space and was simple to create.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to upload your creation to our fun challenge.

Have a wonderful day.

 

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Embossing Folders Never Go Out of Style

The current challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is Embossing. In my card today I used an old embossing folder which I use over and over again. I don’t even know if it is still available nor do I care (Darice Heart Background).

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This is one of those challenges which made me think outside the box. Embossing folders front and center is my theme here. The frames I created with Simon Says Stamp Rectangles in black, pink and white (saving the white frame for a later project).

I attached the black frame to a white card base, then attached the pink (MFT) frame and then the white embossed element. I heat embossed in white the friendship is love from the Hero Arts January kit with Tim Holtz detail white embossing powder and die cut the hearts from the Stamps of Life.

I wanted to showcase how to use EVERYTHING you have in your aresenal both old and new to create a beautiful card.

Be Blessed and thanks for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Scrapping For Less, Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday Morning Sketches

One of the challenges I like to play along with is Tuesday Morning Sketches. The December Flavor of the Month Kit arrived in my mailbox yesterday from Scrapping for Less and here is the card I created.

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There are four different collections in the Flavor of the Month. I pulled out the second collection and used the Stamp – Penguin with a Mug by Stamping Bella; papers called “Chill” by Scrapping for Less; and the Sequins by Buttons Galore. I used a sentiment from collection #1 Bear Hugs by Sunny Studio. The card base is Sno Cone from MFT which is also included in the Flavor of the Month.

Thanks so much for stopping by.