Card Making, Challenges, Live Love Cards

Live Love Cards Sketch Challenge

I have been a member of Live Love Cards for quite a few years. I learn so much with every single video I watch by Darlene. I also have become friends with several members and we exchange cards. It is very economical to join – you can even check it out by trying it for one month.

Live Love Card challenge for May 2018 is a sketch. Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

The images and sentiment are from this month’s My Monthly Hero Kit (sold out). The background is a stencil that I embossed and then colored using a sponge dauber and three Ranger Oxide Distress Inks.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a volunteer shipper and ship to four different hospitals).

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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, Tuesday Morning Sketches, Wplus9

Happy Mother’s Day

The task to make my mother a Mother’s Day card was inspired by the current challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. You can check out the sketch over at their blog. Here is my card:

Wplus9 Quilt die and square die cut (don’t know if they still sell them, they may be retired) were used. I sewed a zig zag stitch around the border of the frame to tie in with the die cut. I used the smaller sentiment tag so that it would not compete with the quilt pattern.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day to all the moms, step moms, grandmoms, great grandmoms, mom mom’s, nana’s, grammies, foster moms, mom mentors, and everyone who is a mother figure in someones life.

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Card Making, Challenges, Hero Arts, Tuesday Throwdown

Creative Corners

The Tuesday Throwdown challenge, which ends in a few hours is “Creative Corners”.  I set a goal for myself last Tuesday to make sure I created a card for the challenge (nothing like working under the wire). I used the Monthly Hero Arts kit for April to create this card.

I used a kraft card stock for the base, stenciled with little circles. For the panel I created a frame using the mulberry paper that came with the kit. I colored in the sombrero bird, cactus and hot peppers with copics.

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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.

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Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Stamplorations, Try It On Tuesday, Tuesday Morning Sketches, Tuesday Throwdown

Buttons, Mum’s the Word and A Sketch

Well after the last nor’easter we lost cable, internet and phone for five days. We had electric and were thankful for that — the bad part was it happened over the weekend and hubby was home (‘nough said).

The inspiration for today’s card comes from three challenges – Tuesday Throwdown’s challenge is use buttons, Try It on Tuesday’s challenge is Mum’s the Word, and Tuesday Morning Sketches uses this sketch:

Embossing Folder is from Darice, paper from stash, sentiment from Stamplorations (retired), button die is from Memory Box (I think they may be retired also).

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Card Making, Challenges, Hero Arts

Cardinal (the bird)

Cardinals are one of my favorite birds – probably because they live here in my neighborhood (they don’t migrate). There are several kinds of cardinals. The type in my neighborhood are Northern Cardinals. Male and female cardinals look different. Male cardinals are typically bright red overall, with a black ring around the beak. Female cardinals are usually predominately brown, with bright red bills and a red crest on the top of their heads (figures the male gets all the beautiful color).

I used the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches for today’s card.

The cardinal and sentiment are from Hero Arts February 2018 Kit and the other items are from my stash.

I have challenged myself to keep using this Hero Arts Kit to create cards. One negative note about this particular kit is that I asked Hero Arts if they could tell me the names of all the birds. They couldn’t. There are 11 birds in the kit and I can only identify three. You would think the artist would know the names of the birds.

In addition to Tuesday Morning Sketches I would like to participate in 2 Crafty Critters Crazies.

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Card Making, Cards In Envy, Challenges, Hero Arts

Cards In Envy – Give It Some Heart

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The challenge over at Cards In Envy is “Give It Some Heart”. I was very busy last month making cards using the Hero Arts January 2018 kit (love). Here is one of the cards I created (cased from Tina at Cards and Coffee Time).


In addition to Cards In Envy I would like to participate in the Lemon Shortbread – Anything Goes challenge.

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