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, 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, My Favorite Things, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Turtle or Tortoise

The main difference between a turtle and a tortoise is that the tortoise lives on land. A turtle is omnivorous (feeds on both plant and animal) and the tortoise is vegetarian.

My daughter has had a desert turtle since it was a baby and now has grown to full size – she has had it for 15 years. Desert turtles can withstand heat because they were made to survive by burrowing themselves in the ground and they live on vegetation. So her turtle has borrowed himself in her backyard and lives a very comfortable life feeding off of plants and her offerings of kale and other greens.

The Die Cuttin Divas challenge caught my eye this week – use a turtle. Here is my card.

It’s a turtle girl. This image and sentiment is an old stamp set from MFT which has gone bye-bye. I colored her in using Copic Markers and die cut her out. The papers are from my stash. The flowers were created using a punch and I added the sequins to add a little bling.

Tuesday Throwdown’s current challenge is tic-tac-toe and I chose the last column – die cut, florals, sequins. This card will be shipping off to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a volunteer shipper).

Take a moment to reflect on those who have served our country. Thanks for stopping by and have a safe Memorial Day Weekend.

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, 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.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the remainder of your evening.

Card Making, Challenges, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Stamps of Life, Your Next Stamp (YNS)

Valentine Step Up Card

This is my second post today — I have finally been able to catch up with making cards. With the excitement here in the Philadelphia area, and the Eagles winning their first ever Superbowl, we have been celebrating all week and unable to focus on anything else.  Time to get back to normal. I created this card for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I made three more for my Grands.

The step up is a die from Stamps of Life which includes 20 dies. The stamp set I used is from Your Next Stamp,  I couldn’t find the bee mine sentiment which is part of the stamp set so I wrote it in myself. Then I found it stuck to something on my desk (don’t you hate when that happens).

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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.

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Card Making, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Die Cut, GinaK Designs, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Cards In Envy Winter Chills

Sliding in at the last minute to post this card so I can participate in the first challenge of the year over at Cards In Envy (Winter Chills). I used a recently purchased stamp set from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. These stamps were a steal because they came with dies.

The snowflake paper is from GinaK (the other papers from my stash). The doily is a die cut from MFT.

This card will be going to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

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

Down for the Count at Christmas Bah Humbug

December 1, 2017 I started feeling a heaviness in my chest, sore throat and coughing. On Saturday December 2, 2017, I woke up with the worst cough I have ever had in my life. Every muscle used for coughing was hurting. I never realized how many muscles are used. I suffered the weekend and went to my Doctor on Monday – I was prescribed predisone and inhalers. For ten days I sat up straight on my sofa buffered by pillows and blankets. If I lay down to rest all I did was wheeze and cough. By Friday I was no better, I called my Dr and they prescribed a cough medicine and an antibiotic. Still feeling no better by Monday I called another Doctor and they saw me right away — did two breathing treatments, prescribed stronger predisone and the save all was cough medicine with codeine. In one day I was on the mend (I swear it was the breathing treatments).

So here I am at Christmas, no shopping done, no decorating done, and of course no cards made except for those I have been making throughout the summer.

Here is a card I would like to share at Tuesday Throwdown. (Anthing Goes).

The stamps are from Stampendous (Snowy Short Stack) and I fussy cut them out. The papers are from Recollections, the Embossing Folder is from Sizzix. I used Oxide Inks on the Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from a Recollections stamp called Merry Winter.

I would also like to participate in the last challenge at SAS4KIDS this year which is winter fun for kids.

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Card Making, Challenges, GinaK Designs, My Favorite Things, Seize The Birthday Challenge, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Stamps by Judith, Stamps of Life

Monochromatic, Sketch and Cupcake

Hope everyone enjoyed their family and friends yesterday.

Today I created a card using three different challenge themes. First I chose the sketch at Little Red Wagon – then I chose to go monochromatic using Seize the Birthday theme and finally I chose to use a cupcake as the focal point which is the challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. Here is my card.

The cupcake and cherry on top are from Stamps by Judith and Heather, the card base is from GinaK, ribbon from Stamps of Life, sentiment from MFT, and the embellishments are dazzle stickers. I also used Wink of Stella on the cherry.

This card will be going to SAS4KIDS (I am a shipper).

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