Card Making, Challenges, Simon Says Stamp, Stinkin Inkers

Stinkin’ Inkers Just Because

I love sending cards for no reason or to let someone know I am thinking of them. They could be sick or going through some tough times. Sending a card can lift their spirits for just a moment and may arrive in their mailbox just at the right time.

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The Stinkin Inkers challenge for November is “Just Because”

My card for the Design Team:

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Simon Says Stamp – Sketched Flowers stamps (florals and sentiment), and teal cardstock
GinaK Designs – white card base
Ranger – white detail embossing powder
Prisma Color Pencil – white
Ribbon from my stash

Hop on over to the blog and see what the design team are showcasing and be inspired to join in and linkup your creation.

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

Tuesday Throwdown Circles

This week’s challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is Crazy Circles. My circles may not be crazy but I had crazy fun creating this card.

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Stamps – Stamps of Life
Inks – Catherine Pooler
You Die Cut – Casual Friday
Sentiment – computer generated
Cardstock – stash, white red green and blue

All of my cards go to either Send A Smile 4 Kids or to the Veteran’s Homes in PA.

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Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Scrapping For Less

Pumpkin Spice Season

It finally feels like FALL here in the Philadelphia area. We had the air conditioner on last week and this week we are turning on the heater. I love that about the Northeast – the four seasons. I am not about leaves – we have four huge trees in our yard and the leaves are just begining to fall (very late this year). So I guess we will be raking until Christmas. I do however love Pumpkin Spice anything!

Here is my card today. The stamp I used on this card reminds me of my daughter who is Vegan but has to have her Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

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  • Scrapping For Less Flavor of the Month (September) Collection Three
    Teresa Talks Fall by Scrapping for Less colored with Copics
    Papers – Stay Awhile by Bo Bunny
  • Pale Gold embossing powder by Ranger
  • Embellishments from stash

I am participating in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday – Food or Drink
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie – See cookie photo for inspiration.
Words 2 Craft By – Use the words this month to inspire you.
Crafty Hazlenut’s Patterend Paper – Patterned Paper

 

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Missing U

The challenge theme this week over at Tuesday Throwdown is Missing You. I was playing around this week and had a bib card fold started. Here is my card for the challenge.

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Inside when opened.

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Inside opened flat

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  • Scrapping For Less September Happy Fall Ya’ll Flavor of the Month Collection One
    Bumblebee Marci La-La Land
    Bumblebee Ephemera
    Sequins by Buttons Galore
  • Computer Generated Sentiment
  • Uni Ball Signo White Gel Pen

I would like to participate in the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge and Cardz 4 GalzFancy Folds.
4 Crafty Chicks has a challenge to finish the inside.
Double D – Dots and Stripes

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

Tuesday Throwdown 412

The current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is For A Cause. I love donating my cards to good causes. I am one of many volunteer shippers for Send A Smile 4 Kids and collect donated cards from generous card makers all across our country to send to three hospitals for inpatient children who are seriously ill. I just recently started sending cards to the Vets in Pennsylvania Veterans Homes. I donate cards to a local nursing home at Christmas and also to my church for widows/widowers for Valentine’s Day.

The card I am sharing today will be going to my childhood friend Peggy who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer — cancer in both breasts different kinds of cancer in each breast. Good news is the PET scan was clear. On a side note – if you can’t remember when to get your mammagram choose to do it for your birthday each year and you won’t forget.

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I used Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers heat embossed with Ranger white detail embossing powder adhered to a Kraft cardbase and colored with Copics. Thinking of You Dies and Stamp are from Casual Fridays.

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Card Making, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Die Cut, Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge, Kids, Live Love Cards, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Boo Ti Ful Halloween

Today I created a Halloween card using a stamp and die set from Sugar Pea Designs called Monster Mash.

I would like to play along at Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #11. The challenge is to use black and white and only one other color (I chose orange). They call it Double Trouble because there is always a twist or two (check them out they are a really fun challenge). One of the twists to to link your card up to  The Crafters Cafe Challenge.

Also I will be playing along with Cards In Envy which is to create Something Spooky. Because I am a volunteer for Send A Smile 4 Kids I like to make non scary kid friendly cards.

I will also be playing along with my friends at Live Love Cards and linking this card up to Darlene’s Halloween Challenge.

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Here is a close up of all the sparkly glitter cardstock (doesn’t rub off) I used.

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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)

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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.

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