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, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Copics, Die Cut, GinaK Designs

Cards In Envy – Feeling Sketchy

Cards In Envy’s current challenge is to share your favorite sketch. I have a story (what else is new) about my favorite sketch. I had been eyeing up Melanie Muenchinger’s Fabulous Frame stamp from GinaK Designs for quite some time before I decided to purchase it. After purchasing it, I played and played with it trying to get it to stamp straight, stamp without smudges, stamp completely without any misses – you know the drill. I tried different acrylic blocks, I tried using my Fiskars stamp positioner,  I tried using the Misti, I watched Melanie’s videos over and over again, nothing worked. I used Memento Ink, I used Versa Fine Ink, I even tried masking it off with no success. I finally gave up. But, I loved, loved, loved the design, the flower, butterflies and sentiments. So I decided to make my own sketch.

The Stamp Set:                                                                              This is my sketch:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the card:

On this card the card base itself is lavender. I adhered the paper pieces onto black card stock making sure to leave a sliver of black around the pieces – I believe that is what I like so much about the design. The black frame was die cut using MFT Blueprints 27, and the papers are from GinaK. I colored in the Rhododendron flower using copics.

The Rhododendrons are in full bloom here in PA and this card will go nicely with the Shopping Our Stash Challenge (April showers bring May flowers), also.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Our Daily Bread Designs, Power Poppy

Teatime Birthday

Do you have a favorite stamp set that you are always drawn to? Today’s card features a stamp set from Power Poppy. I have quite a few of their digital stamps but this is the only clear stamp I own. It is my go to for female birthday cards because it features three lovely stamps (plus sentiments) to color.

When I saw the current challenge over at Seize the Birthday, I knew I had to use this stamp. Here is the  card that I will be using to participate in the challenge.

The image was colored with copics. I used a scallop border die from Our Daily Bread, sequins, paper and sequins are from my stash.

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Card Making, Challenges, Copics, My Favorite Things, Stamps of Life, Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday Throwdown on a Friday

Playing catch up with challenges I love to participate in. This card was created for the “Sweets” challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown.

Donuts2Stamp stamps and dies from Stamps of Life were used to create this card, colored with copics and you can’t see in the photo but I covered all the icing on the donuts with Wink of Stella. Sequins were from my stash and I also used My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 to create the panel.

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4 Crafty Chicks, Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Digital Image

Lots of Layers and a Sketch

For today’s card I used this week’s sketch over at Try Stampin On Tuesday. I also used lots of layers which is the challenge over at  4 Crafty Chicks. Here is the card:

The image is from Tiddly Inks (Annabelle and Puppy Love). I coordinated all the colors with papers from my stash and colored the image with copics.

I will be participating in both the challenges mentioned above and this card will be going to Send A Smile for Kids (I am a shipper).

Thanks for stopping by.

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

Tuesday Challenges

This year I want to step out of my comfort zone — make three cards each week and post them to various challenges. I am very picky about the challenges I choose to enter. I am most comfortable with entering challenges that I am familiar with or that I know the card makers who may be on the design team. Being a part of Operation Write Home for five years, I have come to know quite a few bloggers/card makers. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I know immediately when I receive cards that the card maker was involved with Operation Write Home by the way they insert the cards into the envelopes.

One of the weekly challenges that I want to enter is Tuesday Morning Sketches where Carol (a fellow OWH member and who lives relatively close) is on the Design Team and today I enter this challenge by way of her blog.

Another one of my blogging friends is Debi B and she is on the Tuesday Throwdown DT challenge and one of the faithful card makers for SAS4KIDS. She actually is one of the “Three Musketeers” (a team of local ladies who are always helping me especially in times of crisis. They are Debi B, Sybilla G, and Eileen K). Luckily for me the challenge this week is Anything Goes so I will be entering this card into all three challenges.

I used a new to me stamp from Sweet N Sassy Stamps called Love Birds and various papers from my stash. I paper pierced a few areas on the birds.

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Die Cut, GinaK Designs, My Family, Stamps of Life

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Now that the big meal is over I wanted to share some of the “leftover” place cards left at the table on Thanksgiving. I have something to say about that. How dare they leave them, weren’t they just the best thing of the whole day. After all, ink, die cutting, paper cuts, measuring and most importantly prayers were involved in each and every one of them. Enjoy!

The place cards were made using Stamps of Life and Dies, the “Thankful for you!” sentiment is from GinaK. I colored all the pilgrims with Copics and hand wrote the names using Copic Multiliner 0.25.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

The Rubber Buggy Challenge (new stamp resource for me) – Thanksgiving
Sunsational Stamps Challenge (another new resource for me) – Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by to look at my “leftovers”. It always tastes best when it is over. Be Blessed.

Challenges, Copics, GinaK Designs

Harvest Time

One of my favorite challenge blogs is Little Red Wagon. I just love the name of this blog. This week is Harvest Time. Here is my card:

The stamps/dies are from GinaK Designs colored with Copics.

In addition to participating in the Little Red Wagon challenge I would like to participate in the following:

4 Crafty Chicks: Give Thanks
Pink and Main: Challenge #27 Gratitude/Thanks

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Card Making, Copics, Outline Stickers

Outline Stickers

I purchased a kit from Krazy Kreations because I wanted to try out coloring with copics on glitter paper. I really enjoyed it. The glitter paper is quite expensive and I have read on some blogs and reviews that you can ruin your copics by coloring on glitter paper. I tried it anyway and I figure I can always replace the nibs if they get too worn out.  Here is the card:

I adhered the shoes, broom and stars to the glitter paper, colored them with copics and then fussy cut them out.  So what I learned from purchasing this kit is that I still love, love, love outline stickers, I can’t spend that much money for glitter paper, and using microfine glitter and burnishing it in and all that business is just too, too messy for this card maker.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Glitter and Sparkle Challenge – Black and Purple
Dragonfly Journeys – #103 Orange and Black
A Gem of A Challenge – Spots Stripes or Halloween
All Sorts Challenge – Halloween

Thanks for stopping by.