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Stinkin Inkers February 2020 Challange

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin Inkers is to use Embossing Folders. Here is my card:

I have recently joined a Facebook Group called the Card Kindness Project. I really like this new Facebook Group because it encourages you to send out cards to develop relationships with like minded card makers. If you think this Group is for you check them out and let them know I sent you.

For those of you who know me already, my blog says it all — cards and kindness. I have shipped thousands of cards to Children’s Hospitals, Veterans Homes, Soldiers, and Seniors. I am so busy receiving and mailing out cards to the organizations that I rarely have time to blog but you will be seeing more from me.

Needless to say this card will be going to someone in the Card Kindness Project.

If you have cards you made and don’t know where to send them please check out my “All About Me” page and feel free to contact me.

Have a wonderful day and be blessed.

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Grateful

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH

I have been extremely busy receiving and sorting all your lovely creations to send to SAS4Kids, the Veterans Homes in PA, Nursing Homes and more recently found 2 more organizations to send to our soldiers overseas. Thank you all so very much.

I open up each box, package, envelope and am so inspired. There is just one problem. I am busy sorting and shipping cards and have no time for my own creations, but that is OK with me because I know the recipients receiving your cards have smiles on their faces and emotions that we cannot describe.

THANK YOU so very much.

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Stinkin Inkin October Challenge

Hello my friends. Today starts the October challenge over at Stinkin Inkers . I love the name of this challenge.

“Random Acts of Kindness”

Create a project for “Thinking of You, Thank You, You’re the Best, Cheer Up, etc.

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I used a stamp set from Verve Stamps (no longer in business). This card will be going to Soldiers Angels. (Please see my about page for more info on where I send cards).

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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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.