Tuesday Throwdown Shaker Card

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.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

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Red Red and More Red

This card was inspired by the challenge over at Little Red Wagon – What’s Red All Over (I will be participating in this challenge).

The digital image and sentiment are from Digi Stamp Boutique, papers are from my stash, heart edge punch is from Martha Stewart. The card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

I would also like to participate in Dragonfly Dreams (fully loaded).

Thanks for taking a look.

Christmas Card #1

This is my first Christmas Card for this year (I make 4 of each card, 3 go to SAS4KIDS and the other for my box of cards). This is a clean and simple card and took about 30 minutes to make all 4.

The stamp set I used is from Verve and the snow banks were created using MFT dies. Copic markers were used on the stamps as well as the tops of the snowbanks to make them stand out.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Tuesday ThrowdownClean and Simple
Merry Christmas ChallengeAnything Goes
Sweet Stampin ChristmasAnything Goes

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Stencil Background

I have been a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids for the last two years. Knowing what the upcoming Holiday Season brings to my door, I needed to reorganize my spare bedroom to enable me to work more efficiently. I worked on moving things around to make space more accessible, discarding boxes, and labeling cards and files. Now I am ready to receive all the beautiful creations our card makers design.  These cards put smiles on the faces of the kids who have to spend time in the hospital due to serious illness.

After that I hit my craft room. My husband came home from work today, clutched his chest and said the Lord was calling him (ha-ha). He came home to my craft room cleaned, desk uncluttered, papers put away and floor vacuumed (I am very bad with that one).

After all that was accomplished, I finally needed to do something for me. You got it — had to create a card. The challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown this week is to use a stencil. Here is my card:

I used Holly Background Stencil (Stamplorations), then stamped MFT Music Background stamp on top of the stenciled panel. I added the border to the panel using DCWV Glitzy Pastels, and the sentiment is from MFT Seasonal Sentiments. The gems are from Hero Arts.

In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges

Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  – Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend.

Holiday Wishes 4 Kids

The challenge over at SAS4KIDS is for early Wishes 4 Kids. Here is what I came up with.

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I actually made five cards using up scraps of Christmas papers.

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I used Snowy Short Stack stamp set from Stampendous. These are interactive stamps and I had so much fun making these cards. The images were colored with Copics.

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Picture Window Christmas

Yesterday’s challenge on OWH’s blog was to create a window card. I decided to start my Christmas Cards for OWH starting with this challenge. On OWHtv’s last episode, Sandy (Executive Director and Founder of OWH) talked about getting cards to the shippers in a timely fashion (preferably before the due date). The deadline for Christmas is October 15th, so I made my deadline September 15th (we’ll see). In that episode Sandy also showed us the importance of not using too much bulk, so making a window card adds bulk — what to do, what to do — oh yea! Sandy’s “Precious” to the rescue.

Enough said. Here is my card, using MFT Christmas Ornament dies, GinaK Design sentiment.

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And this photo shows the use of the dimensional tape and the 3D look of the window technique.  Once again, still learning the whole photo web blog thing.

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