I have been so busy receiving cards and packing boxes for shipments to Children’s Hospitals (SAS4KIDS) for the holidays. I took a break today to make a few cards.
One of our card makers for SAS4KIDS is on the Design Team at Tuesday Throwdown and I have been making an effort to participate in their challenges. Debi is a faithful contributor to SAS4KIDS. I had the pleasure of meeting Debi, Sybilla and Eileen this past summer and I was so blessed and motivated with our visit — they refer to themselves as the “Three Musketeers”. Our card makers are so generous. My goal is to introduce SAS4KIDS to as many hospitals as I can so we can put more smiles on those sweet faces.
So here is my card to be entered into Tuesday Throwdown (use ribbons and lace):
Verve Stamps/dies used, colored a little with copics and on the wings I used Zig Wink of Stella gold marker. The ribbon and lace are from my stash.
In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges:
Now that the big meal is over I wanted to share some of the “leftover” place cards left at the table on Thanksgiving. I have something to say about that. How dare they leave them, weren’t they just the best thing of the whole day. After all, ink, die cutting, paper cuts, measuring and most importantly prayers were involved in each and every one of them. Enjoy!
The place cards were made using Stamps of Life and Dies, the “Thankful for you!” sentiment is from GinaK. I colored all the pilgrims with Copics and hand wrote the names using Copic Multiliner 0.25.
I would like to participate in the following challenges:
Hope everyone enjoyed their family and friends yesterday.
Today I created a card using three different challenge themes. First I chose the sketch at Little Red Wagon – then I chose to go monochromatic using Seize the Birthday theme and finally I chose to use a cupcake as the focal point which is the challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. Here is my card.
The cupcake and cherry on top are from Stamps by Judith and Heather, the card base is from GinaK, ribbon from Stamps of Life, sentiment from MFT, and the embellishments are dazzle stickers. I also used Wink of Stella on the cherry.
The challenge this week over at Tuesday Throwdown is to make a shaker card. So for me this is a real challenge. I haven’t made many shaker cards because I dislike all those little bits you put into the shaker (much the same reason that I don’t care for glitter). So here is my attempt for this week’s challenge:
I somewhat cased this card from somewhere in cyber land. The stamps and sentiment are from Verve Stamps and everything else is from my stash.
Our street was a dead end when we moved into our home 40 years ago. There were five houses on our street and at the end was a wooded area. At night we would hear an owl and it was so soothing when you turned over in bed in the middle of the night. We never got to see him but we certainly heard him. Then twelve years ago, new construction came in and a 55+ community took down our precious woods, and our friendly owl left.
The challenge over at Little Red Wagon this week is Owl about me. Here is my card:
All products used are from Gina K Designs (Friends til the end stamp set) and the owl was colored with copics.
In addition to Little Red Wagon, I would also like to participate in the following challenges:
I keep trying the whole watercolor thing and I have to admit I really don’t enjoy it except when it comes out OK, which is not very often. Most of the time it is because I get muddied results. I’ve learned a few techniques watching videos. Wet the watercolor paper, don’t wet the watercolor paper, use a wet brush and wet the paper, it goes on and on. But just like everything in our craft, practice makes perfect.
I used Distress Inks for the watercolor background, wilted violet, salty ocean, peacock feathers and pickled raspberry. Then using the same distress inks I water colored the yarn. The sentiment was embossed with fine detail silver embossing powder. The stamps are from Sugar Pea Designs. I fussy cut them and popped them up with foam for more interest. And I must say I DO LIKE how this turned out.
In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenge:
Hello my friends, today’s card was inspired by this week’s challenge over at Seize the Birthday to use KRAFT.
I used one of my favorite stamps from Power Poppy for this one. I stamped the image with Versa Mark, embossed with white fine detail embossing powder, and colored it using Prisma Color Pencils (I have the 24 set and that is sufficient for me).