Ladybugs

There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world. These much loved critters are also known as lady beetles or ladybird beetles. They come in many different colors and patterns, but the most familiar in North America is the seven-spotted ladybug, with its shiny, red-and-black body. In many cultures, ladybugs are considered good luck. Today’s Card:

Ladybug stamp from GinaK; greeting and ribbon Stamps of Life; Simply Charmed Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Entering card in the following challenges:

Cards In Envy    Bug Me!
CCEE Stampers   Insects
Little Red Wagon Bugs and Slugs
Moving Along with the Times  Things That Fly
4 Crafty Chicks  Spotlight Technique

Have a great weekend!

Hocus Pocus

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:

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by and keep cool!

Spotlight on Purple

The deadline for the challenge at Cards In Envy is tomorrow. I have been working on this card for two weeks — not because it is complicated but because why does life have to interrupt creativity? I am sure more than a few of you agree with me and know exactly where I am coming from. So this morning I decided to get this card done and here it is 4:00 PM and I am just now finishing it. I am a volunteer for SAS4KIDS and this card will be going to St. Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia.

March-2016-Purple

So now you are probably laughing because I used a pre-colored digi! Why yes I did. This one is from Imagine That! digis by Kris. For the purple I used two shades of cardstock to showcase the purple boots and the dragonfly is from Hero Arts and I colored it yellow to coordinate with the yellow one in the boots (although I think it may be a little too big for the design — but oh well, if I change it now it will be Christmas before I get this finished). I also used MFT rectangles and the Sentiment is from Stamps of Life stamped in Versa Fine and clear embossed on vellum.

I will be linking this up to Imagine That! as well as Cards In Envy.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Spring Is Here

Wow I can’t believe how long it has been since I made my last post. It is good to be back. My card today is for the Cards In Envy challenge “Beautiful Butterflies”. I like the title of the challenge because it is remarkable how the worm like crawling creature of the caterpillar turns into the beautiful winged colorful butterfly. The use of the butterfly in examples in life are endless. It symbolizes new life, freedom, hope, joy, spring, out with the old in with the new, transformation, etc. Here is my card.

March-2016-ButterfliesI stamped the butterflies with Versafine onyx black ink onto watercolor cardstock and then used distressed ink and a water brush to color them in. I didn’t want to really cover anything up so I chose to use vellum for the greeting.