Halloween Fun

Cards In Envy’s current challenge is Let’s Dress Up (Halloween Costumes). My stack of Halloween Cards will be added to the box of cards from other card makers and mailed tomorrow to the hospitals that I currently ship for SAS4KIDS.

This stamp set and dies are from Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash), I also used a die from Stamps of Life (Pumpkin Fold It) to create the pumpkin background. The papers are from my stash. Copics were used to color the monsters.

In addition to Cards In Envy I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Stinkin Inking – Monthly challenge – Monster Mash
Crafting By Designs – Weekly challenge – Halloween
Crafty Calendar – Monthly challenge – Halloween

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Blowing In The Wind

Bob Dylan wrote and first recorded Blowin’ in the Wind in 1962. Peter, Paul and Mary recorded it and sold 300,000 copies in the first week. Joan Baez also recorded it. Back then it was considered the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.  The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2004, the song was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone’s Most 500 Greatest Hits of all time. It is still current today (sad to say). It’s a song about how we can become apathetic to poverty, war, freedom and death.

The last verse is Yes, how many deaths will it take til he knows that too many people have died. The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind.

We all need to stand up and make our voices heard.  The gun laws here in the United States need to be changed. Who needs machine gun type weapons?? We are our own worse enemies. The answer my friends is NOT blowin’ in the wind, the answer is within all of us.

The current Cards In Envy challenge is Blowing in the Wind and here is my card:

I created the background first scoring those lines with my scoreboard and then used MFT Woodgrain background stamp. The large leaves are also from MFT, as well as the sentiment. The smaller leaves were created with a punch. I added the twine ribbon which was from my stash.

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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!

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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