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Create Your Own Background

This week’s Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to create your own background. Lucky for me I have been creating some rustic, country, white washed farmhouse backgrounds to use with SSS August card kit.

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For this card I took the modern flower background stamp and rusticized it (is it a word ?) by heat embossing white detail embossing powder onto white cardstock, heat setting it, then I took the Iced Spruce distress ink pad directly to the card stock and swiped downward, next I took Broken China and swiped that down the cardstock. I let it air dry overnight (just because I was tired and had to go to bed). Using a scoreboard I added the score lines. GinaK has some wonderful videos on this technique.

In the morning when I looked at the card background, I thought of a barn door, so I took some very thick gray twine from my stash and made an X – glued it down and that was that. I adhered my already colored (copics) focal point and adhered it with foam squares. I stamped the sentiment directly on the card when OOPS! it smeared. So I found some gray cardstock, stamped the sentiment and tore around the edges (keeping with rustic theme).

In addition to the Wednesday challenge over at SSS I will also be entering the challenge over at Live Love Cards (members only) which is monochromatic.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

 

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Winners SAS4KIDS Blog Hop

Anything Goes 4 Kids Christmas In July Blog Hop  Winners Announced

Let’s get right to it. The winner’s here on my site are:

Lenora Scott wins the Stampendous DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set and
Holly Blaskie wins the Paper Nest Doll digi.

You must contact Karen at khasheck@gmail.com BEFORE August 18th at midnight CST with your NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS AND MAILING ADDRESS. If you do not contact Karen before August 18th at midnight CST, your prize will be forfeited.

For the whole list of winners, please visit us at: Send A Smile 4 Kids Winner’s List

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and your participation in the blog hop. Thank you so very much for all the wonderful cards you donate for the kids. If you have not donated cards and would like to, visit here to find out all the shippers you can send your cards to.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Die Cut, Digital Image, Hero Arts, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Down The Shore

In the Philadelphia area when you want to go to the beach you head “Down the Shore”. I used the adorable Paper Nest Dolls digi “Beach Ball Emma” and created a scene using the My Monthly Hero June Kit (sold out).

I just love the sand embossing powder that came with the kit and used it for the Hello greeting and footprints. I created the beach using Copic markers. Emma was colored with Copics and I added the sea shell adornment in Emma’s hair which came with the MMH kit.

This card is shipping off to Send A Smile 4 Kids – I am a shipper and ship to four different hospitals.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Tuesday ThrowdownUse Stencils (clouds)
Die Cuttin DivasAnything Goes
Pinspirational – Photo Inspiration (the girl on the bike was my inspiration to use Emma)
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread – Anything Goes

Card Making, Cards In Envy, Hero Arts, Words 2 Craft By

Beach Time

The challenge over at Words 2 Craft By this month is Life’s better in flip flops. And the challenge over at Cards In Envy is On The Beach. I created this card using the My Monthly Hero June 2018 Kit.

I love the sand embossing powder that came with the kit (used for the beach and the greeting).

And here is the inside of the card:

 

I would also like to participate in the Double Trouble Challenge – Anything (and decorate the inside).

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Digital Image, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday Throwdown Heatwave

The current challenge over on Tuesday Throwdown is “Heatwave-Use Hot Colors”. For this card I used a digi I won from Kittie Bee Designs on Tuesday Throwdown’s challenge in June called Birthday Emilee – also available in clear stamp form.

The Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder in my opinion is a must have. I am not even sure if they carry it any longer but it was my very first ef. I paper pieced Ellie with the same polka dotted paper I used on one of the flags (to coordinate). I colored the rest of her with Copics and the cupcake is colored with another one of my favorite (markers) Zig Wink of Stella glitter markers. When making cards for the hospitals I ship to glitter is frowned upon. So to add sparkle without it coming off these markers work great. The papers are from Hampton Arts (old).

I would also like to participate in the Seize the Birthday challenge. I made stripes using the thin flags.

This “happy” card will shipping off to one of the hospitals for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

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SSS Wednesday Challenge

Today I would like to share this card I made using the August 2018 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

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I made a barnboard background – using GinaK green cardstock (sorry don’t know the name of the color), I scored the lines, ran a white pigment ink pad down the card to give it a whitewashed look. Then using the stamps and sentiment from the kit I created the scene. I used old book paper crumbled it up, straightened it out, then ran Vintage Distress Ink over it, let it dry, and then cut out three hearts from a die cut. The three embellished hearts are also from the kit. All the images were colored with Copic Sketch Markers. The sentiment was heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and whitewashed to match the barn theme.

In addition to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes), I would like to share this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Design Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Lemon ShortbreadAnything Goes

I don’t know about you but I can never remember to use my embossing buddy. So I marked my containers to remind me and it has been working.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Card Making, Christmas, Copics, Die Cut, Digital Image, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids

SAS4KIDS Christmas In July Blog Hop

Christmas in July Challenge and Blog Hop Celebrating our 175th Challenge!

Welcome to our huge blog hop and celebration of Send A Smile 4 Kids’ 175th Challenge! The theme of our blog hop is Christmas in July 4 Kids because it is never too early to start making holiday cards for all the kids in the many children’s hospitals we now serve. We would love for each child to receive a holiday card as well as be able to pick some for special medical staff or loved ones they are missing during the holiday season.

We have 16 stops in the blog hop and at each stop you have one or two chances at winning – just leave a comment. If you are hopping you should have arrived here from Janet Bailey’s blog. You can also earn a chance to win a prize by commenting on the blog post on our SAS4Kids blog and also by entering your hand made card (for KIDS) to the Christmas in July challenge which starts July 21st and runs through August 3rd at noon.

All rules are listed on the SAS4KIDS challenge page. See a list of all the wonderful sponsors and prizes you could win HERE SAS4KIDS challenge page.

The prize being awarded through my blog is a Stampendous (Spring Borders) die set (oh the possibilities with these dies — right?)prize for hop

Because I used a Paper Nest Doll digi today in my first card, you will have a chance to win Avery Christmas Dress digi.

This is the list of the participants in the blog hop with links to their blogpost:

SAS4Kids Blog (six prizes awarded here)
Karen Hasheck
Hilde Marsh
Mary Draper
April Story
Sybrina King
Janet Bailey
Anne Slattery YOU ARE HERE!
Cathy Cusson YOUR NEXT STOP
Jill Blasche
Cyndi Amaya
Ina Grehan
Deonna Bemish
Berni Cutttino
Mary Moisan
Donna Wakefield
Dena Hughes

Now onto today’s cards.

A few years ago I saw a Christmas Tree decorated in Peacock Feathers and colors, it looked absolutely gorgeous, and these colors have been my favorite Christmas colors ever since. I thought I would give it a try with this card.

I used a digi image from Paper Nest Dolls called Christmas Tree Avery. I love how Avery is holding the tree topper in her hand waiting to put it on top of the tree. The sentimet is from Stamps of Life. I used Copic Sketch Markers for coloring and Wink of Stella glitter pens for the ornaments on her dress. For the die cut tree, papers from my stash were used. I inked up some cardstock with Distress Oxides and then die cut the lights and ornaments, I used glitter paper to cut out the string for the ornaments and li,ghts.

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And this is the second card. I try to make cards that nothing will fall off. This is a card a little one could carry around with them (they love to do that). I used Stamps of Life Santa2stamp and dies along with the HoHoHo sentiment (this sentiment was part of 2015 Christmas card making kit from Stamps of Life). All were colored with copics, papers from my stash.

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Thanks so much for hopping along. Good Luck with winning prizes, don’t forget to make comments (we love them) and most importantly thanks also for all the cards you make that put smiles on all the kids faces.

Happy Hopping!!

Card Making, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Scan N Cut, Tuesday Morning Sketches, Tuesday Throwdown

Thinking of You – Blue Distress – Sketch

This week’s challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is You’re On My Mind. The current challenge at Cards in Envy is Feeling Blue and Distressed. Using the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, I created this card and would like to participate in all three challenges.

About my card. First I have to tell you that I dislike step stamping. I keep trying it and I still dislike it. This month’s kit from My Monthly Hero (sold out) had these waves in it (3 step stamping) and I have to tell you I still had trouble. I had to ink them up several times to get good coverage. I used MMH  ink included in the kit, MFT inks and my favorite inks Memento. I used distress inks on these images because that is the challenge at Cards In Envy. The kit came with dies BUT did not come with a die for the sailboats (another big disappointment). I used my Scan N Cut to cut them out. There are clouds with step stamping as well. I will probably be selling this set shortly because I really don’t care for all that little stamping and it reminds me of the silhouette stamps from the previous month’s kit. Sorry for the rant.

The papers are from Seaside collection from AC Moore, the Washi Tape is from my stash. The sentiment is also from the kit.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

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.