Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge

I am a volunteer shipper for SAS4Kids and accept handmade cards from cardmakers for the kiddos at St. Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia and Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey. It fills my heart with so much joy when I receive all of your beautiful cards.  So here is one of the cards I had the opportunity to create today, that will be going to the hospital to put a smile on those sick children’s faces.


These kid friendly stamps and dies are from Your Next Stamp, colored with copics. I didn’t have a cloud stamp or die but I did have a cloud embossing folder and just cut the clouds from that. I also don’t have any sun stamps – used a circle and sponged with some ink. Don’t have a grass die or stamp, but I do have a Martha Stewart Icicle punch that I trimmed a bit to look like grass.

I am posting this to the SAS4Kids Challenge.

Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog

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YNS Challenge #46

I purchased stamps last month from Your Next Stamp (YNS). One of the sets is called Scribble Fun Set Two which caught my eye because I could use the stamps with  mixed media and Bible Journaling. When I received the set I was surprised how some of the stamps reminded me of flowers. So here is my card:


The papers I used are from Stamps of Life and the ink is from My Favorite Things. I used the stem of the flower from a set from Stamplorations. Sentiment is from GinaK.

I am supporting and promoting the challenge over at YNS by entering this card. This challenge is a color or sketch challenge. I chose to do both.

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Coloring on Kraft

This is my first attempt at coloring on kraft cardstock with Copic Markers.

Coloring-on-KraftTo create the background I used an old stamp from MFT and stamped it onto the kraft cardstock. The flowers are from Autumn Wishes (GinaK Design StampTV Kit). I heat embossed with white embossing powder then I used Y35 Y38 Y08 and YR68 to color in the images. The sentiment is from Stamplorations and the ink is Memento Tangelo. Chocolate Brown Cardstock.

This will get added to by stash for fall birthdays coming up.

I would like to support/promote Colour Crazy craft challenge and Patti’s Creations which both are anything goes.

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Creative with Stamps #5 Geometric

Brand new challenge group for me Creative with Stamps. I stumbled upon this challenge group through the Stamplorations blog.

Creative-with-stamps-2The card is based on the old retiform technique. I cheated a bit. I made a stencil with acetate and the Geometric Abstract die plate from MFT. I used stamps from GinaK Designs. The frame is from SSS.

This card will be going to one of several friends who celebrate their birthday in the fall.

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AAA Game #71 Blending

Clean and simple card making is something I have been trying lately so I am joining the AAA Challenge Blog  which require CAS cards. I found out about them through Justine Hovey’s You Tube channel. You have to check them out. They call the challenges games (love that).

So I got out the copics and started blending.


Stamps and sentiment from Stamplorations; Copics used for coloring R22, R24, R27, R29, V12 and V15. Elmers fine opaque paint marker for the dots.

AAA Cards

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Things with Wings

It’s time for another challenge over at Cards In Envy. This month the theme is “things with wings”. So I chose the obvious. Butterflies.  I have been gravitating toward turquoise lately and I saw a version of this card on pinterest. I liked the abstract design of it.

cARDS-iN-eNVY-aUGUST-2016Frame is die cut using SSS. Butterflies are from various sets. Sentiment is from Stamps of Life. Berrylicious cardstock from MFT. Pearls from Hero Arts. Card will be going to SAS4KIDS.

I would also like to promote and enter this weeks challenge at Cards 4 Galz which is monochromatic.

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It’s A Heat Wave

Nothing says we’re having a heat wave and hot, hot, hot like ice cream trucks, ice cream stores, sno cones, freeze pops and of course popsicles. This card will be going to SAS4KIDS.


I am entering this card over at the Cards In Envy Challenge. The popsicles and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp colored with Copics. I added the happy faces using Peachy Keen Stamps.

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She’s A Strong Woman

My dear friend Carol’s birthday is today. We have known each other a very long time. She is the strongest woman I know. She has strength, courage and stamina and has always cared for someone from the day I met her. She has been by the side of countless family member, as they faced health issues. Her greatest challenge recently is standing by the love of her life as he survived a double lung transplant. Here is to my good friend Carol:

Carols-B'day  Details: Curtain Fold; paper by Pebbles; MFT Flower Medley.

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Just Keep Swimming

With record heat today it was refreshing to make this fishy inspired card. I did see Finding Dory a few weeks ago and it was fabulous! Today I am using a new stamp set and a new (to me) company that I am trying for the first time (Your Next Stamp aka YNS).


I used a stamp from the Paint Swooshes and Splatters to make the waves/ocean using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The other stamps are from the Fishy Fun set. I used copics to color the scene. You can’t see in the photo but I colored the fish using Wink of Stella Fine Glitter Dust markers which adds just enough sparkle to tickle your funny bone.

I would like to support/promote  these challenges:

Cupcake Challenge (YNS is sponsoring) and  Words 2 Craft By #31

And of course this card will be going to SAS4KIDS

Thanks so much for stopping by — and KEEP ON SWIMMING!