Words 2 Craft By September Challenge

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.

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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.

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Swinging With The Leaves

The current challenge over at SAS4KIDS is for Cute Fall or Halloween Cards 4 Kids.

sas4kids-fallThis 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.

Entering and supporting the SAS4KIDS challenge.

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Cards In Envy Square

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:

cards-in-envy-squares-aug-2I 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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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

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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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