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!!

Card Making, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Scan N Cut, Tuesday Morning Sketches, Tuesday Throwdown

Thinking of You – Blue Distress – Sketch

This week’s challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is You’re On My Mind. The current challenge at Cards in Envy is Feeling Blue and Distressed. Using the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, I created this card and would like to participate in all three challenges.

About my card. First I have to tell you that I dislike step stamping. I keep trying it and I still dislike it. This month’s kit from My Monthly Hero (sold out) had these waves in it (3 step stamping) and I have to tell you I still had trouble. I had to ink them up several times to get good coverage. I used MMH  ink included in the kit, MFT inks and my favorite inks Memento. I used distress inks on these images because that is the challenge at Cards In Envy. The kit came with dies BUT did not come with a die for the sailboats (another big disappointment). I used my Scan N Cut to cut them out. There are clouds with step stamping as well. I will probably be selling this set shortly because I really don’t care for all that little stamping and it reminds me of the silhouette stamps from the previous month’s kit. Sorry for the rant.

The papers are from Seaside collection from AC Moore, the Washi Tape is from my stash. The sentiment is also from the kit.

Card Making, Challenges, Christmas, Copics, Digital Image, Hero Arts, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Sparkles Christmas Challenge, Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge

Santa Baby

I am very familiar with Christmas babies.  My husband’s birthday is Christmas Day and my nephew was born on December 23rd. This month’s challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge is Santa.  One of the hospitals I ship to for Send A Smile 4 Kids requests Welcome and Congratulations Baby cards. So why not a Santa Baby? Here is the card I created.

The image is a digi from Tiddly Inks colored with Copics and I used puffy fabric paint on the hat and the tips of the shoes. The paper and stickers are from my stash, the sentiment is a Hero Arts rubber stamp embossed with fine detail white embossing powder. I used some washi tape and ribbon from my stash and blinged it up with some stickles.

In addition to Sparkles Christmas Challenge, I would like to participate in:

The Merry Christmas ChallengeAnything Goes
Sweet Stampin Christmas – Anthing Goes
Happy Little StampersAnthing Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s ChristmasAnything Goes
Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anthing Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Die Cut, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown, Your Next Stamp (YNS)

Tuesday Throwdown Tag

Tuesday Throwdown’s Challenge this week is to make a tag. I won the Your Next Stamp prize for Tuesday Throwdown’s Challenge #386 (random.org) and I chose the Magical Unicorn and Die that I used to make my tag today. Here is the card.

The paper I used is from BasicGrey called Euphoria and the ribbon is from my stash. I colored the unicorn with Copics. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids so this tag will be going to one of the hospitals I ship to. Two of the hospitals have school programs for the kids to attend while they are receiving long term care (makes me sad), so hopefully this will brighten up one of the kids spirits when they see the happy unicorn if they use it for a book mark.

Thanks for stopping by and maybe this will inspire you to make a tag for the challenge or start donating your creations to SAS4KIDS.

Have a great day.

Card Making, Challenges, Crafting By Design Challenge, Hero Arts, Little Red Wagon, Live Love Cards

Live Love Cards

Live Love Cards has a new challenge this month — bottom heavy (leave white space at top). I have been a member of Live Love Cards for quite a few years and not only learn so much from Darlene but also from the other members. I can usually find what I am looking for in the Forum or searching for a particular technique, design or use of a certain product.

I am always challenged by Clean and Simple cards and this was even more challenging to keep the design on the bottom. I was inspired by last week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (#339). Here is my card.

The floral papers are from my stash. Sentiment and flower die cuts (colored with Copics) are from Hero Arts.

In addition to Live Love Cards I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Crafting By DesignsAnything Goes
Little Red Wagon – A Rose By Any Other Name (flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, GinaK Designs, Little Red Wagon, Mixed Media, Spellbinders

Shabby Chic

The current challenge over at Little Red Wagon is to make a shabby chic card. Way out of my comfort zone, but I gave it a whirl. Here is the card.

Using Tim Holtz distressed edge tool helped me to create the edges around all the panels. The papers are from a fellow card maker called Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee. Sentiment from GinaK, Tag from Spellbinders. Flowers and ribbon Recollections. Lace Tim Holtz collection. Also used tea dye distressed ink to “shabbisize” all the elements.

This was great fun and I think I may make a few more.

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Tuesday Throwdown, Verve Stamps

Create Your Own Background

The current challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is to create your own background. I love the look of watercolor backgrounds but never seem to achieve the look. My goal for participating in challenges is to “CHALLENGE” myself. So I found my ink pads and went to work on creating the background on this card.

I used Distress Inks and when it dried I stamped the images from SSS Spring Flowers stamps in Versa Mark Ink and then embossed with white detail embossing powder. I cut the frame using MFT Blueprints 27 and the sentiment is from Verve Stamps Floral Notes also embossed with the powder.

I was very sad to learn that Verve Stamps will be closing their shop the end of June. Go over to Verve Stamps site to receive 55% off.

Thanks for stopping by.