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

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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)

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Card Making, Challenges, Hero Arts, Stamps of Life, Words 2 Craft By

Words 2 Craft By #53

It has been a long time since I have had the time to play along at Words 2 Craft By. I know a few of the ladies who are involved in this group from my days creating cards for Operation Write Home. The words for this month If you can read this, thank a teacher.

I can recall quite a few teachers who had a profound influence in my life. Most of them are from my high school days. In my Senior Year I had a history teacher (Miss Miller) who taught us about voting. It was a very significant year (1971) because the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18. She gave us all the whys and hows of voting, what a privilege it was to vote, not a right but a privilege and also an obligation. She told us if you want to be part of history you must vote. The 26th Amendment became part of the Constitution on July 1, 1971 (a month after I graduated).

Needless to say, the following year (1972) Richard M. Nixon was voted in as our new President and the rest is history. I have to say because of Miss Miller I was so engrossed in all the news articles, TV news reports, magazines during his Presidency, and boy oh boy there sure was a lot going on (if you are old enough to remember). Had I not had her as a teacher I don’t think voting would have had the impact it has had on my life.

This card is for Miss Miller:

The apple, papers and ribbon are from Stamps of Life. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Hero Arts, Send A Smile 4 Kids

SSS Stencil Challenge

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Wednesday challenge which is to use stencils. For this card I used a stencil from my arsenal, I think I got it at Tuesday Morning (for $2). Using three Oxide Inks from Ranger and a sponge dauber I colored it in.

I used the same colors to color in the circle. The stamps and die cut are from the My Monthly Hero Kit for April. The rhinestones are also from Hero Arts. This card will be going to one of the hospitals I ship to for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

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Card Making, Challenges, Hero Arts, Tuesday Throwdown

Creative Corners

The Tuesday Throwdown challenge, which ends in a few hours is “Creative Corners”.  I set a goal for myself last Tuesday to make sure I created a card for the challenge (nothing like working under the wire). I used the Monthly Hero Arts kit for April to create this card.

I used a kraft card stock for the base, stenciled with little circles. For the panel I created a frame using the mulberry paper that came with the kit. I colored in the sombrero bird, cactus and hot peppers with copics.

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Card Making, Challenges, Hero Arts, Kids, My Favorite Things, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown, Your Next Stamp (YNS)

Rainbow Colors

Tuesday Throwdown‘s challenge this week is “Rainbow Colors” and the sponsor is a favorite Stamp Company – Your Next Stamp – I used two stamp sets from my YNS stamps, Scribble Fun Two and Paint Swooshes and Splatters.

Using the smallest of the paint swooshes I used various inks (MFT, Memento and Distress) inking the panel using a stamp positioner. I then used retired stamps from Stamplorations to stamp the words Make, Today, A. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Scribble Fun Two stamp set. The Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder is the very first one I purchased years ago. The ribbon was a donation from one of the faithful card makers with SAS4KIDS and the sequins are from Hero Arts.

The next card is a bonus (haha). I had to use the paint splatters just for fun. I used a Wink of Stella pen to sparkle the droplets on some of the splashes.

I would also like to participate in the SAS4KIDS challenge and Craftaholics R Us.

Both cards will be going to SAS4KIDS.

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Card Making, Challenges, Hero Arts

Cardinal (the bird)

Cardinals are one of my favorite birds – probably because they live here in my neighborhood (they don’t migrate). There are several kinds of cardinals. The type in my neighborhood are Northern Cardinals. Male and female cardinals look different. Male cardinals are typically bright red overall, with a black ring around the beak. Female cardinals are usually predominately brown, with bright red bills and a red crest on the top of their heads (figures the male gets all the beautiful color).

I used the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches for today’s card.

The cardinal and sentiment are from Hero Arts February 2018 Kit and the other items are from my stash.

I have challenged myself to keep using this Hero Arts Kit to create cards. One negative note about this particular kit is that I asked Hero Arts if they could tell me the names of all the birds. They couldn’t. There are 11 birds in the kit and I can only identify three. You would think the artist would know the names of the birds.

In addition to Tuesday Morning Sketches I would like to participate in 2 Crafty Critters Crazies.

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Card Making, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Hero Arts

Cards In Envy – Give It Some Heart

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The challenge over at Cards In Envy is “Give It Some Heart”. I was very busy last month making cards using the Hero Arts January 2018 kit (love). Here is one of the cards I created (cased from Tina at Cards and Coffee Time).

 

In addition to Cards In Envy I would like to participate in the Lemon Shortbread – Anything Goes challenge.

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