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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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: