I Was a Winner at SAS4Kids


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I made this Happy Thanksgiving card for the SendASmile4Kids box I'm sending off today.  I'm a couples days late past the suggested deadline, but most of my cards are generally themed, so I don't think it will matter so much.  I don't know the exact name of this Tilda image from Magnolia stamps, I either bought it from another blogger that was having a sale, or one it in a challenge.  Anyway...I think she's a cutie, and I colored her up with my Promarkers, cut her & the orange frame behind her with a set of stitched rectangles, and then placed her on the purple colored card base.  That Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is from a set I got ages ago from a My Creative Stamper fall set.  Thanks for stopping by!  I'm off to the post office!

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Many Thanks

I managed to squeeze one more card out this weekend!  My son, daughter-in-law & granddaughter  are visiting here from Michigan.  We all went to a family wedding last night with my two daughters who live here and their husbands and children.  It was a fun crazy night!  Anyway....for this card I pulled out as many thank you stamps as I could find, arranged them all on a piece of white card stock, then heat embossed them with black Versafine Ink & clear embossing powder.  Next I used Tim Holtz distress inks, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint to ink over the sentiments, and put the finished panel on a black note card. I used to be intimidated by these inks, but once I started playing with them, really got to like them!  Normally I would use these stamps only as a single sentiment on a card, but saw others using them as a card front & a way of stretching your stamps, and think it is smart & looks really good!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wishing You Joy

Still trying to go strong & keep up with the Winnie & Walter WCMD challenges & at the same time make cards for SendASmile4Kids!  However my work week has started so that always gets in the way of my craftiness!!  I managed to squeeze this card out late last night after having dinner with my daughter, son-in-law & two grandchildren.  It was time intensive but really fun!  I used a new die I purchase recently from My Favorite Things called Chicken Wire.  I ran the die cut through my machine 4 times, once with white card stock, then 3 more times with blue, aqua, & green card stock.  I stuck the Chicken Wire frame I cut with white card stock on a piece of Stick It, and proceeded to inlay the colored die cut pieces.  I started in the corner with the blue color, then green, then aqua & kept that order from top to bottom with no set plan.  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out, and have the leftover pieces for yet another project!!   I set the whole panel on the same blue colored card base. Then I stamped the Wishing You Joy sentiment with a Colorbox Blue Pigment Ink & heat embossed it, die cut it out with a banner die, mounted it on another blue banner die, and called it done!  Thanks for stopping by!!

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Thanks A Bunch

Just completed another card in my quest to send a box off to SendASmile4Kids.  Something a little different this time...I don't often use these 3 particular colors in my card making, but I was following the WCMD challenge at Winnie & Walters. Thought it turned out pretty cool looking & my husband seemed to really like it!  The stamp is from a Stampendous set called Daisy Thanks.  I stamped it on some watercolor paper with black Versafine Pigment Ink & while it was still wet, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the yellow Zig Clean Color Brush to color in the flower centers.  Then I diecut a yellow frame for it with a Spellbinder's Circle Die, stamped the bee & sentiment with the same Versafine ink, and glued it down to a black card base.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016


I just watched a video last night posted by one of my most favorite card makers Jennifer McGuire.  She was sharing a Striped Inlay technique that I immediately wanted to try. Here is the link to her video..http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2016/09/stripe.html.  I cased her card using the technique with rainbow colors.  I love how it turned out...so bright & cheerful!!  I cut strips of scrap card stock I had in rainbow colors, adhered them to a piece of Stick It, die cut the Amazing word from My Favorite Things Doubly Amazing dies.  Then I stamped with Versamark & white embossed the sentiment above it using the matching Amazing stamp set.  I die cut the Amazing word again on white card stock & inlaid it back into the rainbow strip.  I adhered the strip to an A2 size white card, and used the MFT cross stitched die to decorate above & below the strip.  I have many more rainbow colored card strips left over and will definitely use them with this technique again in future cards.  Thanks for stopping by!!

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