Words 2 Craft By was created by ladies that were involved in Operation Write Home of which I was a big part of for five years. When Operation Write Home came to an end (troops came home — yea!) many of us didn’t know where to turn. A few of us found other ways to donate cards, I myself became involved in Send A Smile 4 Kids.
Winning last months challenge over at Words 2 Craft By wasn’t much to write home about. There were only four entries. I guess you could say I won by default. BUT because I “won” I was asked to be a Guest I-Teamer this month.
Based on this month’s quote here is my card:
All supplies used are from the Stamps of Life except for the additional leaves I added (punch). Little Pilgrim was colored with Copics.
I encourage you to check out Words 2 Craft By blog and create something using this month’s quote which can be found here.
Finishing up Halloween Cards to send off to SAS4KIDS.
This stamp set is by ArtC that I picked up on sale at Michaels. The papers are from DCWV. I stamped the house several times with Memento Paris Dusk and MISTI. I added the white lines to the graveyard, and put happy faces (Peachy Keen Stamps) on the ghosts. I used copic markers to the windows to look like the lights are on. The sentiment is computer generated.
I learned of a challenge through another fellow blogger who I follow. Perfectly Created Chaos third challenge is to use three of something. I am getting two shipments ready to ship for SAS4KIDS and had created this card to include in the Halloween Cards for the kids.
The card was created using Stampendous Halloween Short Stack. I used three of these interactive stamps, leaving out their bodies. Papers are from Recollections and DCWV and Pan Pastels were used to create the yellow shadows around the figures.
The current challenge over at Cards In Envy is Frame It. I have been making nothing but Halloween Cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids, so it didn’t take too long to gather my supplies as they are all out on my table. Sorry for the glare on the frame but it was the only way I could capture the shininess. Here is what I came up with:
All the papers used are from DCWV Spooky Night Mini Stack. The image is from Stampendous, colored with copics and the greeting is a sticker from my stash. Card base is MFT Tangy Orange. Using the two largest dies from SSS stitched rectangles I cut the “frame”. I like how the frame looks like an elegant spooky picture frame you might find in a haunted house. I also sparkled up Witchy Poo (my name for her) using Wink of Stella.
This card will be included in the box of cards I send to St Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia for SAS4KIDS.
The September/October Challenge over at Words 2 Craft By is “Every Child Deserves a Hero”. This is the quote to use as inspiration:
Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be. Rita Pierson
I am a grandmother to three wonderful human beings. I love spending time with them and seeing their achievements at each milestone in their lives. Yesterday the youngest (6 months old) said MOM for the first time. My other grandson is almost 10 and loves every sport on the face of the earth and stops at nothing to at least try it out. My granddaughter is 7 and loves, loves, loves football. She is on a flag football team this year (yea girl power). My husband and I try to go to all their games. Grandparents play a huge role in being a champion for their grandchildren.
Here is my card which was inspired by the above quote.
I used an image from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps, colored with Copics. The sentiment was computer generated. Papers from Stamps of Life and the bling is from Hero Arts.
The current challenge over at SAS4KIDS is for Cute Fall or Halloween Cards 4 Kids.
This is one of my favorite digi images from Sassy Cheryl’s. I printed her out and colored her up with Copics and Wink of Stella markers (her shoes, socks and hair bow). The papers are from Stamps of Life. No sentiment so that it can be used for any occasion. I punched out a few extra leaves and added them to the card.
The challenge over at Cards In Envy (CIE) is “Hip To Be Square” (if any of you are old enough, can you remember Huey Lewis and the News?).
My rose garden is blooming with the last roses and some of them are yellow. My marigolds, which only come in two colors gold and yellow, are just in their glorious stages right now. It is amazing when you plant one marigold plant in the spring and watch it for a few weeks, it looks as though it might not make it; but, as the air heats up and the afternoon rains come they grow into the most magnificent flowers. They will be rendering full colorful plants right up until Thanksgiving. Why am I rambling on about this? YELLOW. My take on the “Hip To Be Square” challenge:
I embossed the square into my cardstock using two dies together (stitched square stacks from MFT), then stamped my image (GinaK Designs Year of Flowers 2) onto a separate square, colored with copics Y02 Y06 Y08 G21 and G24. The Happy Birthday greeting is from Your Next Stamp and ribbon from Stamps of Life. Mounted it on black cardstock. Added a few black dots (to coordinate with ribbon) and called it a day.
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.