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Stinkin’ Inkers June 2019

The June challenge for Stinkin’ Inkers is It’s a Colorful World. Use your favorite colors. I love Distress Oxides for blending and that is what I used on my card today. It is a very simple card yet colorful. I have had this birthday embossing folder forever (still one of my favorites) the cupcake stamp is from Stamps by Judith.

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I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I can never have enough Birthday cards for the kids. If you have an excess of cards you would like to donate to a worthy cause you may want to check us out.

Thanks for stopping by and do drop by the Stinkin Inkers blog and link up your colorful creation.

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Birthday Card for FB Group

So I joined the Always Be Creative FB Group a few months back. I had been following Desiree on YouTube and I was drawn into Desiree’s voice on her YouTube channel (Include a Thank You and Then Some) immediately – she sounded just like me. Come to find out she is from my area. We both share a heavy Philly accent. When she started the FB Group I had to jump in.

So this is my first card sharing it over at the FB Group and it will be going to one of the members who will be having an upcoming birthday.

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What I love about this group is there are no mistakes, no do overs, “just go with it” attitude. And she has a live stream a few Sundays a month where we all get to interact and meet each other.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

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Stinkin’ Inkers April Challenge

Well it is starting to look like spring may be trying to come here in the Philadelphia area. Over the weekend we had some nice warm temps and things started to bud and turn green.

This month over at Stinkin’ Inkers we are celebrating Earth Day or Arbor Day. I chose a very plain and simple design for this card.

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I used an older stamp set from Stamplorations and various green inks.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us by linking up your card over on the Stinkin Inkers blog.

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Stinkin’ Inkers March Challenge

I am on the Design Team for the Stinkin’ Inkers Monthly Challenges. This month’s challenge is called “Tag It”. Use a tag in your project or create a tag.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids. You can check them out either on their site or my page at the top of this blog post (I am more specific to the needs of the hospitals I ship to). I am drawn to cute, fun, kid friendly cards. The kids and their families are surrounded by not feeling well due to chemo, tired all the time, traveling, staying at places that is not home, not being able to eat or keep things down, etc.

I have had feedback from the hospitals I ship to and the kids love the tags because they can hang them on their bulletin boards, use them as book marks, hang them on their door knobs, etc. I really think they like the fun ribbons attached to the tags.

Here is the tag I created for this challenge:

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I used stamp sets from Your Next Stamp and Lil Inker Designs (clouds) for this tag,

Please feel free to contact me about donating your cards. I would love for you to join me in all the worthy causes I participate in:

Send A Smile 4 Kids
Nursing Homes
Veterans Homes

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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A Tree For All Seasons

One of the first stamp companies I purchased from years ago was Stamps by Judith. The Tree for All Seasons was one of my first purchases. It is still my go to today. On these cards I also used one of their stubbies Heart Candy  The sentiment on the first card is also from Stamps by Judith, and the sentiment on the second card is from another stamp set. I cut the hearts out using my Scan N Cut.

I made these Valentine’s for my grands. I am also a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and made a few to go to them as well.

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Thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed.

 

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Embossing Folders Never Go Out of Style

The current challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is Embossing. In my card today I used an old embossing folder which I use over and over again. I don’t even know if it is still available nor do I care (Darice Heart Background).

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This is one of those challenges which made me think outside the box. Embossing folders front and center is my theme here. The frames I created with Simon Says Stamp Rectangles in black, pink and white (saving the white frame for a later project).

I attached the black frame to a white card base, then attached the pink (MFT) frame and then the white embossed element. I heat embossed in white the friendship is love from the Hero Arts January kit with Tim Holtz detail white embossing powder and die cut the hearts from the Stamps of Life.

I wanted to showcase how to use EVERYTHING you have in your aresenal both old and new to create a beautiful card.

Be Blessed and thanks for stopping by.

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The first challenge of the New Year is up on Sinkin’ Inkers. The theme is “new”. I chose to Congratulate a family who received a new puppy.

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For this card I used elements from different stamp sets. I made my own doghouse out of papers from my stash. The background was created using a cloud stencil.

Thanks for dropping by and make sure you check out Stinkin’ Inkers challenge this month and I hope you will play along.

Happy New Year and Be Blessed.

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Stinkin’ Inkers December Challenge

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The current challenge (December) over at the Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog is anything Winter.

Here is my card.

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This was created using the Reveal Wheel die from Lawn Fawn. The images are from Verve Stamps (store closed) and the lamppost is from My Monthly Hero. Below are snap shots showing the snow flake changing colors when you move the arrow.

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I hope you have been inspired to enter the current challenge at Stinkin’ Inkers.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Send A Smile 4 Kids

The current challenge over at SAS4KIDS is Winter Fun 4 Kids or Anything Goes 4 Kids. I made this card a few weeks ago.

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This is a center step fold card (the first one for me). All of the elements are from Hero Arts. I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped all of the elements, colored them with Copics added a little Wink of Stella to the tree and the skates, and then die cut them out. Had to add the bling, the stars (just because).

This card is going off to one of the three hospitals I ship to tomorrow, for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

I would also like to participate in the Sparkles Christmas Challenge which is fancy folds.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Cookies for Santa

One of the things I loved most about Christmas Eve when my children were young, was getting out the special cookie plate and hot chocolate mug for Santa. The kids would be so excited. The challenge over at Double Trouble is Sweet Treat for the Holidays and More. Here is my card:

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The stamp set is from Scrapping for Less. I added the bling for the Twisted Sister tease to add sprinkles (any kind of sparkly).

I will also be joining in the challenge over at Use Your Stuff which is also part of the Double Trouble Challenge and I used their photo as inspiration for my card.

The challenge over at Cards In Envy is Santa Baby, so I will be joining them in their challenge as well.

Thanks for stopping by.