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The current challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is For A Cause. I love donating my cards to good causes. I am one of many volunteer shippers for Send A Smile 4 Kids and collect donated cards from generous card makers all across our country to send to three hospitals for inpatient children who are seriously ill. I just recently started sending cards to the Vets in Pennsylvania Veterans Homes. I donate cards to a local nursing home at Christmas and also to my church for widows/widowers for Valentine’s Day.

The card I am sharing today will be going to my childhood friend Peggy who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer — cancer in both breasts different kinds of cancer in each breast. Good news is the PET scan was clear. On a side note – if you can’t remember when to get your mammagram choose to do it for your birthday each year and you won’t forget.

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I used Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers heat embossed with Ranger white detail embossing powder adhered to a Kraft cardbase and colored with Copics. Thinking of You Dies and Stamp are from Casual Fridays.

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Boo Ti Ful Halloween

Today I created a Halloween card using a stamp and die set from Sugar Pea Designs called Monster Mash.

I would like to play along at Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #11. The challenge is to use black and white and only one other color (I chose orange). They call it Double Trouble because there is always a twist or two (check them out they are a really fun challenge). One of the twists to to link your card up to  The Crafters Cafe Challenge.

Also I will be playing along with Cards In Envy which is to create Something Spooky. Because I am a volunteer for Send A Smile 4 Kids I like to make non scary kid friendly cards.

I will also be playing along with my friends at Live Love Cards and linking this card up to Darlene’s Halloween Challenge.

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Here is a close up of all the sparkly glitter cardstock (doesn’t rub off) I used.

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Stinkin’ Inkers October Challenge

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This is the first card I am posting as a Challenge Team Member for Stinkin’ Inkers. October’s challenge is “The Eyes Have It”.

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The ghost is from Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash), the sentiment is from Hampton Arts and the die is from Stamps of Life. The ghost was stamped with white ink from Hero Arts on black cardstock and the “Boo” was heat embossed with Ranger White Detail Embossing powder. Wiggly eyes are from my stash.

I would like to participate in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge which is to use complementary colors (orange and blue)  and Send A Smile 4 Kids which is to design a Fall or Thankful card for the kids.

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The Merry Christmas Challenge

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Today is my first time as a Design Team Member over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Our challenges now post on the 15th each month.
You may link up 3 times during the month.
Our challenges are always 
Anything Christmas
(cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, vinyl projects, wreaths, etc.)
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I love using hot pink for Christmas. The stamps and dies are from the Stamps of Life.
Be sure to stop by the challenge for inspiration and get a head start on those Christmas Cards and join in the fun by linking up your Christmas creation.
Be Blessed.

 

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Yellow and Black

The current (and almost times up) challenge over at Cards In Envy is Yellow and Black.

CIV-Yellow-and-BlackThe cute little mouse is from Your Next Stamp (cupcake day). The background is a cover plate from MFT (abstract). I stamped birthday in most of the shapes and the shapes that it didn’t fit into I stamped a heart.

Well that is it for me today. This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

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Splatter It

The current challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is to “Splatter It”. I got out all my different sprays and cut down  a 5.25×4.0 watercolor panel, put the panel in my ink box and spritzed away to create my splatter panel.

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I let the panel dry overnight. Using the large You die cut from the 2 You’s Casual Fridays (Catherine Pooler) I die cut it into the middle of the splattered panel and adhered it to black card stock. Using white heat embossing powder I embossed the I’m here for onto black card stock, and cut it on an angle before adhering to card. To balance it all out I used some black enamel dots to complete the card.

This was a fun and easy card and fits the bill for a masculine card as well. My brother is going through a tough time dealing with a friend’s illness, so this card is going off to him.

In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps and MoreMake your mark
Crafty Gals CornerAnything Goes
The Crafty Addicts ChallengeAnything Goes/All About Men and Boys
Little Red WagonOld or New Trends (old trend – ink sprays, new trend – white embossed onto black cardstock for sentiment)

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Up In The Air

Our oldest son lives in a rural area and close to a little airport that offers hot air balloon rides (no thank you). When we visit when it is getting closer to sunset we like to sit out on his deck and watch the hot air balloons. They are so beautiful and peaceful to look at.

Tuesday Throwdown‘s current challenge is Up In The Air. Here is my card.

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Here is a close up showing all the sparkle.

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I used an outline sticker from Krazy Kreations adhered it to glittered cardstock (SSS) and colored it with copic markers. Sometimes the sticker doesn’t adhere very well but I add the smallest amount of glue to help it along. Then I fussy cut it out. The cloud paper was from my stash and I ran it through the cuttlebug using the birthday embossing folder (my favorite). The critters are from Your Next Stamp and the grass is a stamp from Stamps by Judith.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and this will be going to them.

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Summer and Twisted Sister’s Birthdays

The current challenge at the very fun challenge  Double Trouble Paper Crafts is to celebrate “Twisted Sister’s” birthday and they are teaming up with Pause Dream Enjoy challenge and their theme of Summer Birthdays. You have to check out both challenges.

It seems that Twisted Sister loves sparkles so I created this card with her in mind.

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You can’t really see all the sparkle so here is a close up.

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Told ya it was sparkly – and it is shiny too. This is an outline sticker I purchased at Krazy Kreations. I adhered it to glitter cardstock (the kind that the glitter doesn’t rub off – got it at SSS), then I colored with Copic markers. The celebrate sentiment and hearts are stickers that came with the cupcake. The papers are from my stash.

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Tuesday Throwdown #405 Sketch

Over at Tuesday Throwdown the challenge this week is to use the posted sketch to make a card. I have been trying to use watercolors (when I think or say the word watercolor my mind thinks mess).  I am a very messy card maker.

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For this card I stamped the Stamps by Judith cupcake onto watercolor cardstock and using Polished Jade and Fresh Lime Dylusions Shimmer Sprays watercolored the cupcake with Pentel Aquash water brushes.  I heat embossed the happy birthday sentiment in black. The sprinkles were dotted with the good old faithful Stickles.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

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Sum Sum Summertime

Nothing says summer like sitting on your porch with a glass of lemonade with lots of ice! This is even more enjoyable if there is a light summer breeze blowing.

The challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is Steamed Heat (anything summer) and over at Doulbe Trouble Challenges is Dog Days of Summer.

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For this card I used Stamps of Life Lemonade2Drink stamps, dies and sentiment. The papers are from my stash and I used a Die-namics Blueprints 27.

This card will be going in one of the four boxes I am getting ready to ship for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day — no matter what the weather.