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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New Birthday Buddy #2

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!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Dragon Fly Dreams – use patterned paper
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps – Birthdays

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Happy Birthday Jim

My brother’s birthday is coming up and he and his son recently took a cross country road trip. I remember when my husband and I drove to New Mexico for the Hot Air Balloon Festival ten years ago and saw all the farmland in the midwest. So I got out my very used Country Roads stamp set from GinaK Designs and made him this card:

Happy Birthday Jim!

Bridal Shower For Bridgette

My beautiful niece Bridgette is getting married in July. Recently a bridal shower was held for her and here is the card I created.

I have had the Hero Arts Monthly Kit from February and barely used it but I broke it out for this card which I thought was perfect. This is my second Monthly Kit and I have to tell you what a great value it is. The umbrella I colored with copics and used glossy accents to give it some rainy shine. The sentiment was computer generated. The frame is a Die-Namics Blueprints 27.

I would like to promote and link up this card to the following challenges.

Little Red Wagon (April Showers); DL Art (April Showers)

 

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SAS4KIDS Cards 4 Girls

The current challenge over at SAS4KIDS is calling 4 Girl Cards. I chose to use a digi from one of the sponsors of the challenge Paper Nest Dolls. I loved the bunny slippers on this “Princess and the Pea” image. The papers I used are from Recollections which I have had forever, the sentiment and ribbon are from Stamps of Life. I colored her in Copics and Wink of Stella Glitter Markers (the pea and the tierra). The dies are Card Creator Spellbinders. I don’t like to use any embellishments that can cause a choking hazard to the kids so I often will use Dazzles on my cards to add a little bling.

This card will be going to SAS4KIDS (I am a volunteer shipper — shipping to St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA).

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Guest I Teamer Words 2 Craft By

Words 2 Craft By was created by ladies that were involved in Operation Write Home of which I was a big part of for five years. When Operation Write Home came to an end (troops came home — yea!) many of us didn’t know where to turn. A few of us found other ways to donate cards, I myself became involved in Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Winning last months challenge over at Words 2 Craft By wasn’t much to write home about. There were only four entries. I guess you could say I won by default. BUT because I “won” I was asked to be a Guest I-Teamer this month.

Based on this month’s quote here is my card:

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All supplies used are from the Stamps of Life except for the additional leaves I added (punch). Little Pilgrim was colored with Copics.

I encourage you to check out Words 2 Craft By blog and create something using this month’s quote which can be found here.

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BooYAH

Finishing up Halloween Cards to send off to SAS4KIDS.

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This stamp set is by ArtC that I picked up on sale at Michaels. The papers are from DCWV. I stamped the house several times with Memento Paris Dusk and MISTI. I added the white lines to the graveyard, and put happy faces (Peachy Keen Stamps) on the ghosts. I used copic markers to the windows to look like the lights are on. The sentiment is computer generated.

I am linking this card to Patties Creations (Halloween or Autumn).

We are supposed to have a really nice fall weekend here in the Philadelphia area. Have a wonderful crafty 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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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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