Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Little Red Wagon, Tuesday Throwdown

Splatter It

The current challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is to “Splatter It”. I got out all my different sprays and cut down  a 5.25×4.0 watercolor panel, put the panel in my ink box and spritzed away to create my splatter panel.

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I let the panel dry overnight. Using the large You die cut from the 2 You’s Casual Fridays (Catherine Pooler) I die cut it into the middle of the splattered panel and adhered it to black card stock. Using white heat embossing powder I embossed the I’m here for onto black card stock, and cut it on an angle before adhering to card. To balance it all out I used some black enamel dots to complete the card.

This was a fun and easy card and fits the bill for a masculine card as well. My brother is going through a tough time dealing with a friend’s illness, so this card is going off to him.

In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps and MoreMake your mark
Crafty Gals CornerAnything Goes
The Crafty Addicts ChallengeAnything Goes/All About Men and Boys
Little Red WagonOld or New Trends (old trend – ink sprays, new trend – white embossed onto black cardstock for sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Kids, Outline Stickers, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown, Uncategorized, Your Next Stamp (YNS)

Up In The Air

Our oldest son lives in a rural area and close to a little airport that offers hot air balloon rides (no thank you). When we visit when it is getting closer to sunset we like to sit out on his deck and watch the hot air balloons. They are so beautiful and peaceful to look at.

Tuesday Throwdown‘s current challenge is Up In The Air. Here is my card.

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Here is a close up showing all the sparkle.

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I used an outline sticker from Krazy Kreations adhered it to glittered cardstock (SSS) and colored it with copic markers. Sometimes the sticker doesn’t adhere very well but I add the smallest amount of glue to help it along. Then I fussy cut it out. The cloud paper was from my stash and I ran it through the cuttlebug using the birthday embossing folder (my favorite). The critters are from Your Next Stamp and the grass is a stamp from Stamps by Judith.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and this will be going to them.

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Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday Throwdown #405 Sketch

Over at Tuesday Throwdown the challenge this week is to use the posted sketch to make a card. I have been trying to use watercolors (when I think or say the word watercolor my mind thinks mess).  I am a very messy card maker.

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For this card I stamped the Stamps by Judith cupcake onto watercolor cardstock and using Polished Jade and Fresh Lime Dylusions Shimmer Sprays watercolored the cupcake with Pentel Aquash water brushes.  I heat embossed the happy birthday sentiment in black. The sprinkles were dotted with the good old faithful Stickles.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

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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.

 

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.

Card Making, Christmas, Copics, Die Cut, Digital Image, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids

SAS4KIDS Christmas In July Blog Hop

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

We have 16 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning – just leave a comment. If you are hopping you should have arrived here from Janet Bailey’s blog. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering your hand made card (for KIDS) to the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

All rules are listed on the SAS4KIDS challenge page. See a list of all the wonderful sponsors and prizes you could win HERE SAS4KIDS challenge page.

The prize being awarded through my blog is a Stampendous (Spring Borders) die set (oh the possibilities with these dies — right?)prize for hop

Because I used a Paper Nest Doll digi today in my first card, you will have a chance to win Avery Christmas Dress digi.

This is the list of the participants in the blog hop with links to their blogpost:

SAS4Kids Blog (six prizes awarded here)
Karen Hasheck
Hilde Marsh
Mary Draper
April Story
Sybrina King
Janet Bailey
Anne Slattery YOU ARE HERE!
Cathy Cusson YOUR NEXT STOP
Jill Blasche
Cyndi Amaya
Ina Grehan
Deonna Bemish
Berni Cutttino
Mary Moisan
Donna Wakefield
Dena Hughes

Now onto today’s cards.

A few years ago I saw a Christmas Tree decorated in Peacock Feathers and colors, it looked absolutely gorgeous, and these colors have been my favorite Christmas colors ever since. I thought I would give it a try with this card.

I used a digi image from Paper Nest Dolls called Christmas Tree Avery. I love how Avery is holding the tree topper in her hand waiting to put it on top of the tree. The sentimet is from Stamps of Life. I used Copic Sketch Markers for coloring and Wink of Stella glitter pens for the ornaments on her dress. For the die cut tree, papers from my stash were used. I inked up some cardstock with Distress Oxides and then die cut the lights and ornaments, I used glitter paper to cut out the string for the ornaments and li,ghts.

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And this is the second card. I try to make cards that nothing will fall off. This is a card a little one could carry around with them (they love to do that). I used Stamps of Life Santa2stamp and dies along with the HoHoHo sentiment (this sentiment was part of 2015 Christmas card making kit from Stamps of Life). All were colored with copics, papers from my stash.

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Thanks so much for hopping along. Good Luck with winning prizes, don’t forget to make comments (we love them) and most importantly thanks also for all the cards you make that put smiles on all the kids faces.

Happy Hopping!!