Do you have a favorite stamp set that you are always drawn to? Today’s card features a stamp set from Power Poppy. I have quite a few of their digital stamps but this is the only clear stamp I own. It is my go to for female birthday cards because it features three lovely stamps (plus sentiments) to color.
When I saw the current challenge over at Seize the Birthday, I knew I had to use this stamp. Here is the card that I will be using to participate in the challenge.
The image was colored with copics. I used a scallop border die from Our Daily Bread, sequins, paper and sequins are from my stash.
Playing catch up with challenges I love to participate in. This card was created for the “Sweets” challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown.
Donuts2Stamp stamps and dies from Stamps of Life were used to create this card, colored with copics and you can’t see in the photo but I covered all the icing on the donuts with Wink of Stella. Sequins were from my stash and I also used My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 to create the panel.
This year I want to step out of my comfort zone — make three cards each week and post them to various challenges. I am very picky about the challenges I choose to enter. I am most comfortable with entering challenges that I am familiar with or that I know the card makers who may be on the design team. Being a part of Operation Write Home for five years, I have come to know quite a few bloggers/card makers. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I know immediately when I receive cards that the card maker was involved with Operation Write Home by the way they insert the cards into the envelopes.
One of the weekly challenges that I want to enter is Tuesday Morning Sketches where Carol (a fellow OWH member and who lives relatively close) is on the Design Team and today I enter this challenge by way of her blog.
Another one of my blogging friends is Debi B and she is on the Tuesday Throwdown DT challenge and one of the faithful card makers for SAS4KIDS. She actually is one of the “Three Musketeers” (a team of local ladies who are always helping me especially in times of crisis. They are Debi B, Sybilla G, and Eileen K). Luckily for me the challenge this week is Anything Goes so I will be entering this card into all three challenges.
I used a new to me stamp from Sweet N Sassy Stamps called Love Birds and various papers from my stash. I paper pierced a few areas on the birds.
Now that the big meal is over I wanted to share some of the “leftover” place cards left at the table on Thanksgiving. I have something to say about that. How dare they leave them, weren’t they just the best thing of the whole day. After all, ink, die cutting, paper cuts, measuring and most importantly prayers were involved in each and every one of them. Enjoy!
The place cards were made using Stamps of Life and Dies, the “Thankful for you!” sentiment is from GinaK. I colored all the pilgrims with Copics and hand wrote the names using Copic Multiliner 0.25.
I would like to participate in the following challenges:
I purchased a kit from Krazy Kreations because I wanted to try out coloring with copics on glitter paper. I really enjoyed it. The glitter paper is quite expensive and I have read on some blogs and reviews that you can ruin your copics by coloring on glitter paper. I tried it anyway and I figure I can always replace the nibs if they get too worn out. Here is the card:
I adhered the shoes, broom and stars to the glitter paper, colored them with copics and then fussy cut them out. So what I learned from purchasing this kit is that I still love, love, love outline stickers, I can’t spend that much money for glitter paper, and using microfine glitter and burnishing it in and all that business is just too, too messy for this card maker.
I would like to participate in the following challenges:
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:
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.
On the side bar I list that I am a member of Live Love Cards. I have been a member for about 2 years. I learn so much from everyone in this card community. I signed up to share in the birthday club. When you sign up you are sent a list of everyone that has a birthday in the same month as yours. This second card I made for Gail. I am so encouraged to make new friends through our (all) card making community (communities).
This set is by far the most I use for feminine birthday cards. It is from Poppy Power. I think I purchased the background paper from Michael’s. The background paper seemed to overwhelm the card so I added a velum layer over top to soften it a bit. It was easy to adhere the vellum with the ribbon accent through the middle. I used Copics to color the image. I created the tag using a Tonic corner rounder. Ribbon is from Stamps of Life.
Happy Birthday Gail my new friend from Live Love Cards!