I Was a Winner at SAS4Kids


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Blessings, Prosperity & Peace

So here is my next snowman post ...can't believe I posted 3 cards today, but I'm trying to make as many holiday cards as possible this year for charities!  This is another adorable image by Chrissy Armstrong from 2011!  I colored these cute snowmen with my Promarkers & mounted them on a red card base.  The setntiment is from Altenew's Holiday Wishes stamp set.  Hope you like it & thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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Wishing You The Joy Of The Seasons Part 2

This is another really cute digital stamp by Sassy Cheryl from 2010!!  Back then & still today she makes some really, seriously cute images to color.  I again colored the entire sky using the broad tip of the same blue Promarker as the previous card.  I then used Promarkers in purple, violet, red, tan & brown to color the images in. There were a lot of snowflakes in the background of this digital and I used a white gel pen to color them in.  I mounted the panel on a purple card stock base and stamped the same Hero Arts stamp at the top. Snowmen are so much fun & I have a few more cards to show you using them in the next couple days.  Hope you like it & thanks for stopping by & taking a peek!!

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Wishing You The Joy Of The Season

I've started the big push to get a lot of Christmas cards finished to donate to SendASmile4Kids & Caring Hearts Card Drive.  Most charities have an early deadline so that they have time to collect & redirect cards out to their hospital & nursing homes in time for the holidays.  The next few cards I will post were made mostly of some older stamps & digital images that I never got around to coloring, and I was determined to use them for some of my first cards.  This one is a Chrissy Armstrong image, I don't know the specific name.  I first took a blue Promarker & colored the sky with the broad tip.  Then I colored the girl in with green, brown & red Promarkers.  It's probably hard to tell from the picture, but the image came with a bunch of snowflakes in the background, and I took a white gel pen & colored them in.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp set.   I placed the panel on a red shimmered card base.  I think it turned out pretty cute!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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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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Happy Fall

   I'm trying to make a bunch of cards to send off to SendASmile4Kids with a Fall & Halloween theme. This organization takes the cards we send in & disburses them among children's hospitals across the United States for the patients, staff, and patients families to use, adding there own handwritten message inside.  Thing is...you have to send them in ahead of time, so the deadline for these cards I'm making is October 5th!!  So I'm trying to make a bunch this weekend & send them off on Monday to the designated team member for disbursement!  Anyway...I made six of these fall cards using the Hero Arts Tree Layering Stamp #CL886.  They were basically all the same with a little twist.  I liked how this one turned out the best! I used Colorbox pigment inks to stamp the trunk & leaves, and used a gold embossing powder with Versamark to add the sentiment, which also comes from the same stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by!!

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World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day & Winnie & Walter (a company that makes a lot of great stamps & dies among other things) is having a blog hop, plus lots of challenges to enter to win money to shop there!  I didn't participate in the challenges last year, but thought I'd try this year to enter as many as I can because...why not?  I'm trying to get a box of cards together for SendASmile4Kids & it's a perfect way to push myself to get some done.  Anyway...the first challenge they made very easy...take a picture of your craft area & what you're currently working on.  I just stamped & colored these cuties last night so that I could create cards with them.  The girl holding the pumpkin is "Lil Pumpkin" by Pure Innocence, and the other is Tilda from Mangolia stamps, but its an older one & I don't know the exact title. The orange panel is some card stock I heat embossed with Versamark & black embossing powder using a batty background stamp. For the black card stock I inked up a spider web embossing folder by Paper Studio with white pigment ink & ran it through my Spellbinder Grand Calibur.  I will use those panels to make some other cards.   Thanks for stopping by!

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