Birthday Balloons

I recently purchased a Mama Elephant stamp and die set at Joann’s. As many of you know I am a shipper and card maker for Send A Smile 4 Kids, so whenever I see cute stamps for kids (especially if they are on sale) I just have to purchase them. Here is the very simple Birthday Card I made for one of the kids.

This set is called Up We Go, I stamped the images directly on the front of the card and colored with copics (if you use GinaK heavy base weight cardstock the copics do not bleed through to the other side). I added the heart from another stamp set.

I would like to promote and enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards In Envy – Easy as 1,2,3
Use Your Stuff – Challenge 280 Pets
Seize the Birthday – Balloons
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Tuesday!

New Birthday Buddy #4

On the side bar I list that I am a member of Live Love Cards. I have been for about 2 years. I learn so much from everyone in this card community. This year they started a birthday club. When you sign up you are sent a list of everyone that has a birthday in the same month as yours. This card is for Kathy who lives in Ohio.

Tuesday Throwdown’s Challenge this week is Birthday and their sponsor is Power Poppy, so I used this set to make the birthday card. I used this same set in the post here. I made the background on watecolor cardstock using the smooshing technique, embossed the cardstock. The image was embossed with fine detail embossing powder (white) and then sponged with ink. The greeting is from the same set.

Happy Birthday Kathy.

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Birthday Buddy #3

On the side bar I list that I am a member of Live Love Cards. I have been for about 2 years. I learn so much from everyone in this card community. This year they started a birthday club. When you sign up you are sent a list of everyone that has a birthday in the same month as yours. This card was made for Charlene who lives in Arizona.

All products used are from GinaK Designs except for the ribbon and enamel dots which were in my stash.

Happy Birthday Charlene.

New Birthday Buddy #2

On the side bar I list that I am a member of Live Love Cards. I have been a member for about 2 years. I learn so much from everyone in this card community. I signed up to share in the birthday club. When you sign up you are sent a list of everyone that has a birthday in the same month as yours. This second card I made for Gail. I am so encouraged to make new friends through our (all) card making community (communities).

This set is by far the most I use for feminine birthday cards. It is from Poppy Power. I think I purchased the background paper from Michael’s. The background paper seemed to overwhelm the card so I added a velum layer over top to soften it a bit. It was easy to adhere the vellum with the ribbon accent through the middle. I used Copics to color the image. I created the tag using a Tonic corner rounder. Ribbon is from Stamps of Life.

Happy Birthday Gail my new friend from Live Love Cards!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Dragon Fly Dreams – use patterned paper
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps – Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by.

New Birthday Buddy #1

On the side bar I list that I am a member of Live Love Cards. I have been for about 2 years. I learn so much from everyone in this card community. This year they started a birthday club. When you sign up you are sent a list of everyone that has a birthday in the same month as yours. So this is the first card that I sent to Lynda. I made a similar card here. This is always a fun card to make.

The stamp set and greeting are from Stamplorations. The word birthday is a sticker. Copic colors were used and I just added the hairlines on the leaves.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts New Beginnings (new birthday buddy)
Crafty Friends Birthday

Happy Birthday Lynda my new birthday buddy at Live Love Cards.

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Welcome September

Happy September! September is the most wonderful time of the year. End of summer, back to school, goodbye heat, hello changing and falling leaves. We have so many birthdays in September (including mine). I made this birthday card for someone on my list.

The sentiment and step up die are from Stamps of Life. The characters and flowers are from GinaK Designs, the ribbon was in my stash and the falling leaves were created using a punch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz challenge (Krafty).
4 Craftry Chicks (anything goes).
Cute Card Thursday (Too Cute).

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps of Life Birthday

SAS4Kids challenge this time is for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card.  Here is a card I recently made for another one of the many September and October birthdays coming up. I always make two because one is for me and the other goes to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

Stamps of Life Die Hard Club member set for March 2017 was used. I am really enjoying products in my arsenal which I haven’t had time to play with. All products used making this card are from SOL.

I would like to link up this card to the SAS4KIDS Challenge (Clean and Simple) and the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge (birthday).

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Vitamin Sea

Vacations are like a reset button mentally, physically and spiritually. We all need them. I am lucky enough to live an hour and a half from the beach. I love the smell of the ocean. I do not enjoy lying on the beach and I will only sit on the beach if I have a chair. But I love walking along the shoreline finding shells or going on the jetties and looking for sea life. The beach and ocean have many therapeutic qualities. Check out this article – Vitamin “Sea”: The Therapeutic & Sensory Benefits of Sun, Sand & Surf found on Get Well Maps blog.

I made this card with no recipient in mind. Words 2 Craft By Challenge this month are words about vacation.

To create the weathered board I learned it here. I stamped the image (Stamplorations) and masked it off and used pan pastels to create the sky/water; the birds are from GinaK Designs. I created the port hole using circle dies and Dazzle jewel dots. The ship’s wheel is from MFT and the sentimet is also from Stamplorations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Words2CraftBy :
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ─ Robert Orben
CCEE Stampers Nautical
Challenge Up Your Life – Summer
Create and InspireAnything Goes optional Summer Days
Digistamps4JoyAnything Goes optional Summer
Tuesday ThrowdownAnything Goes

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Pink Donuts

Here is another card I made using the Stamps of Life Donuts 2 Stamp set. My grand daughter loves pink frosted donuts. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I know that the kids at the hospitals will find this a funny (punny) card.

I also used MFT die for the green polka dotted mat and the paper I had in my stash. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

In The Pink challenge Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday challenge Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy challenge  Birthday