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, 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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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, 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.

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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Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Stamps of Life

Pumpkins

This is my second post today. Stamps of Life came out with a new fold-it card in the shape of a pumpkin. When I saw it I just had to have it. I have been creating all sorts of shaped pumpkin cards for the kids at SAS4KIDS.  This pumpkin is made into a Halloween Card.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Come and Get It – Add a pumpkin
Cupcake Inspiration – Color challenge

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Card Making, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Copics, Die Cut, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Stamps of Life

Halloween Fun

Cards In Envy’s current challenge is Let’s Dress Up (Halloween Costumes). My stack of Halloween Cards will be added to the box of cards from other card makers and mailed tomorrow to the hospitals that I currently ship for SAS4KIDS.

This stamp set and dies are from Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash), I also used a die from Stamps of Life (Pumpkin Fold It) to create the pumpkin background. The papers are from my stash. Copics were used to color the monsters.

In addition to Cards In Envy I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Stinkin Inking – Monthly challenge – Monster Mash
Crafting By Designs – Weekly challenge – Halloween
Crafty Calendar – Monthly challenge – Halloween

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

 

Copics, Live Love Cards, Power Poppy, Stamps of Life

New Birthday Buddy #2

On the side bar I list that I am a member of Live Love Cards. I have been a member for about 2 years. I learn so much from everyone in this card community. I signed up to share in the birthday club. When you sign up you are sent a list of everyone that has a birthday in the same month as yours. This second card I made for Gail. I am so encouraged to make new friends through our (all) card making community (communities).

This set is by far the most I use for feminine birthday cards. It is from Poppy Power. I think I purchased the background paper from Michael’s. The background paper seemed to overwhelm the card so I added a velum layer over top to soften it a bit. It was easy to adhere the vellum with the ribbon accent through the middle. I used Copics to color the image. I created the tag using a Tonic corner rounder. Ribbon is from Stamps of Life.

Happy Birthday Gail my new friend from Live Love Cards!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Dragon Fly Dreams – use patterned paper
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps – Birthdays

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Challenges, GinaK Designs, Stamps of Life

Welcome September

Happy September! September is the most wonderful time of the year. End of summer, back to school, goodbye heat, hello changing and falling leaves. We have so many birthdays in September (including mine). I made this birthday card for someone on my list.

The sentiment and step up die are from Stamps of Life. The characters and flowers are from GinaK Designs, the ribbon was in my stash and the falling leaves were created using a punch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz challenge (Krafty).
4 Craftry Chicks (anything goes).
Cute Card Thursday (Too Cute).

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Challenges, Die Cut, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Stamps of Life

Stamps of Life Birthday

SAS4Kids challenge this time is for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card.  Here is a card I recently made for another one of the many September and October birthdays coming up. I always make two because one is for me and the other goes to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

Stamps of Life Die Hard Club member set for March 2017 was used. I am really enjoying products in my arsenal which I haven’t had time to play with. All products used making this card are from SOL.

I would like to link up this card to the SAS4KIDS Challenge (Clean and Simple) and the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge (birthday).

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.