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
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.
The September/October Challenge over at Words 2 Craft By is “Every Child Deserves a Hero”. This is the quote to use as inspiration:
Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possibly be. Rita Pierson
I am a grandmother to three wonderful human beings. I love spending time with them and seeing their achievements at each milestone in their lives. Yesterday the youngest (6 months old) said MOM for the first time. My other grandson is almost 10 and loves every sport on the face of the earth and stops at nothing to at least try it out. My granddaughter is 7 and loves, loves, loves football. She is on a flag football team this year (yea girl power). My husband and I try to go to all their games. Grandparents play a huge role in being a champion for their grandchildren.
Here is my card which was inspired by the above quote.
I used an image from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps, colored with Copics. The sentiment was computer generated. Papers from Stamps of Life and the bling is from Hero Arts.
It’s time for another challenge over at Cards In Envy. This month the theme is “things with wings”. So I chose the obvious. Butterflies. I have been gravitating toward turquoise lately and I saw a version of this card on pinterest. I liked the abstract design of it.
Frame is die cut using SSS. Butterflies are from various sets. Sentiment is from Stamps of Life. Berrylicious cardstock from MFT. Pearls from Hero Arts. Card will be going to SAS4KIDS.
I would also like to promote and enter this weeks challenge at Cards 4 Galz which is monochromatic.
Dana Joy and her friend Tony have started a card drive for the survivors, family members and friends of the victims in Orlando. Here is the link to get you started. Thank you Dana and Tony for allowing us to use our cards to reach out to all those who mourn this horrible tragedy. Here are my first three cards. I will be making a few more over the weekend so I can mail them on Monday.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and keep praying for Orlando.
I am continuing making cards for a local church for the Pastor to send Mother’s Day cards to single moms of the congregation. The inside of the card is stamped Thinking of You, Happy Mother’s Day.
Using Versamark the background was stamped using Lacy Background from MFT and heat embossed using white fine detail embossing powder. Tim Holtz Distress inks were used to sponge creating a watercolor effect. Using an oval die the shape was cut into the center of the background panel (saved the cut piece for another project). Then using the Psalm 19:14 from Verve Stamps I stamped it onto heavy weight vellum, again using Versamark – this time heat embossed using silver fine detail powder. I cut the stamped vellum piece using the next oval size up (so I could adhere it onto the panel). I then spritzed the panel using ink sprays. Using watercolor cardstock, the butterflies were created with a Hero Arts stamp and die set (which I have had forever, but is one of my very favorites) and water colored with Distress Inks. The next one I make I will turn that bottom butterfly in the other direction. No foam was used to elevate the butterflies, but because the vellum sits behind the panel it makes the butterflies appear to be lifted.
I am linking this up at Live Love Cards for the April Challenge (butterflies).