Love

The current challenge over at Cards In Envy is “Love You So Much”.  January 2018 Hero Arts Kit was all about love and here is one of the cards I made from the kit:

I have a difficult time with two step stamping. I only have a few stamps and I never like the outcome. While experimenting with this beautiful two step script Love stamp I stamped in the reverse. I stamped the outline first and then lined up the word Love on top of the outline and I was very pleased. Everything used on the card came in the kit except the yarn for the bow. I felt I needed to add the bow to bring out the grey in the beautiful hand made paper.

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Black and White

The current challenge over at Cards In Envy is Tuxedo (black and white cards). Here is my card:

All the items I used in my card were from my stash. The greeting is from Power Poppy and the stamps are from MFT. I stamped directly on the background paper to give a silhouette effect on the card. The white top layer I scored lines to create a board effect.

I would also like to participate in the following challenges:

Angie’s Digital Stamps Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Anything Goes


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Cards In Envy Winter Chills

Sliding in at the last minute to post this card so I can participate in the first challenge of the year over at Cards In Envy (Winter Chills). I used a recently purchased stamp set from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. These stamps were a steal because they came with dies.

The snowflake paper is from GinaK (the other papers from my stash). The doily is a die cut from MFT.

This card will be going to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

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Christmas, Circle Frames and Singing

Today’s Christmas Card features a black and white theme (full disclosure – this card was cased). I would like to enter this card into the Cards In Envy Challenge (Framed with Circles), Always Fun Challenges (A Christmas Carol).

I used papers from my stash and the Verve Stamp Set (Jolly Jingles), the heart border was created using a Martha Stewart Heart punch. The circle frames are SSS and the card base is GinaK Designs. The music background stamp is from MFT. I really enjoyed this card because no coloring was involved and it was simple to put together.

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

Words 2 Craft ByChristmas
Die Cuttin DivasHoliday
Sparkles Christmas Challenges: Snowmen

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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

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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

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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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