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:
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:
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.
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
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.
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.