Cards With Purpose, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Send A Smile 4 Kids February 2020 Challenge

The current challenge over on the Send A Smile 4 Kids Blog is for Spring Cards. The challenges are also always Anything Goes. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids. Here is my card.

I used an MFT Dienamics to cut out the frame and added the egg and jelly bean stickers, and the sentiment.

This card will be going to one of the hospitals I ship to for SAS4KIDS.

If you have cards you made and don’t know where to send them please check out my “All About Me” page and feel free to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Card Making

Birthday Embossing Folder

This embossing folder is one of the very first I purchased way back when and it is still the one I use the most.

That big button I found in a clearance bin. There were three on a card for 50 cents. I added the burlap thread and that was it for this simple card.

I belong to a FB group From the Heart and this will be going to a lady who is turning 105 the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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Stinkin Inkers February 2020 Challange

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin Inkers is to use Embossing Folders. Here is my card:

I have recently joined a Facebook Group called the Card Kindness Project. I really like this new Facebook Group because it encourages you to send out cards to develop relationships with like minded card makers. If you think this Group is for you check them out and let them know I sent you.

For those of you who know me already, my blog says it all — cards and kindness. I have shipped thousands of cards to Children’s Hospitals, Veterans Homes, Soldiers, and Seniors. I am so busy receiving and mailing out cards to the organizations that I rarely have time to blog but you will be seeing more from me.

Needless to say this card will be going to someone in the Card Kindness Project.

If you have cards you made and don’t know where to send them please check out my “All About Me” page and feel free to contact me.

Have a wonderful day and be blessed.

Challenges, Die Cut, Stinkin Inkers

Stinkin Inkers January 2020

Can you believe it is 2020? I can’t. The older I get the faster time flies. This past year I was introduced to two more grandchildren (5 now). It is a very exciting time for my husband and I. We have Jackson (13), Julianna (10), Landon (3), Weston (9 months) and Julius (3 months).

The current challenge over at Stinkin Inkers for January 2020 is “Staying Warm”. Anything related to staying warm over the winter: hats, coats, sweaters, hot beverages, blankets, mittens, etc.

Here is my card:

I used a discontinued stamp set from Sweet N Sassy to create my card.

Stinkin Inkers is hooking up with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge (click on the link to find out the particulars). Double Trouble Challenges are fun and innovative as they try to combine other challenges with theirs. It gives us more reasons to be creative.

Please check out my About Me page to see how I donate cards to worthy causes. My number one is Send A Smile 4 Kids, followed by 2 Veterans Homes in PA, Smiles for Seniors, Inc. and Soldiers Angels through Scrapping for Soldiers. You can donate to any of these charities or you can send me your cards and I will add them to the boxes I am getting ready to mail to these organizations. Just email me and I will give you the information. 

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Grateful

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH

I have been extremely busy receiving and sorting all your lovely creations to send to SAS4Kids, the Veterans Homes in PA, Nursing Homes and more recently found 2 more organizations to send to our soldiers overseas. Thank you all so very much.

I open up each box, package, envelope and am so inspired. There is just one problem. I am busy sorting and shipping cards and have no time for my own creations, but that is OK with me because I know the recipients receiving your cards have smiles on their faces and emotions that we cannot describe.

THANK YOU so very much.

Stinkin Inkers

Things that Sparkle

This is the last challenge for 2019 over at Stinkin Inkers. “Things That Sparkle” use gems, glitter, foil, etc, on your project.


For this card I pulled out gold foiled and silver foiled outline stickers. I attached these three gold poinsettias to Micro Fine Glitter Paper and colored them in using Copic Markers. I also had (only two) holly leaves on hand and did the same process for those. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment. I attached all the outline stickers to a piece of card stock (red dots) and then attached the red dots to DCWV Fine Gitter card stock and then attached that to a card base. I added a fine line of the green DCWV glittered cardstock above the Merry Christmas sentiment to bring attention to the sentiment.

Looking forward to seeing your entries on our challenge page.

I am particiating in the following challenges:

A Place to Start – Happy Holidays
Double Trouble– Wrap It Up
Artsy Stamper – Winter Holidays

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see your creations over at Stinkin Inkers.

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Stinkin Inkin October Challenge

Hello my friends. Today starts the October challenge over at Stinkin Inkers . I love the name of this challenge.

“Random Acts of Kindness”

Create a project for “Thinking of You, Thank You, You’re the Best, Cheer Up, etc.

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I used a stamp set from Verve Stamps (no longer in business). This card will be going to Soldiers Angels. (Please see my about page for more info on where I send cards).

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Fancy Folds

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to create a card using your favorite fun fold. So here is my card.

I used the Stamps of Life Step Card die to create the base, the papers are from AC Moore and the stamp sets I used are from Scrapping for Less.

This card will be shipped off to SAS4Kids (I am a shipper and ship to 4 different hospitals).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies  – Anything goes with a critter (owl)
2 Sisters on the Blog – Use something with the letter S (Pumpkin Spice Coffee)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Sept. Challenge – Always use Patterned Paper
Crafty Animals – Anything Goes
Creative With Stamps – Autumn
Double Trouble – Make like a Tree and Leave (Fall Theme), optional twist fall sweet treat (Pumpkin Spice Coffee).

If you are cardmaker and have a surplus of cards because you just love making cards (like me), or you would like to know where to send them, please go to my “All About Me” page and check out the different places I send my cards to. 

Thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed and have a great week.

Beginners, Card Making, Die Cut

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.