Fin-tastic

I am getting into Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving mode right now because of my involvement with Send A Smile 4 Kids  (I am a shipper); however, some of my family (grandchildren in tow) have just left for the Outer Banks (hope Hurricane Gert does not affect them) for a week of beach and fun so I couldn’t help but make this Encouragement Card for SAS4KIDS.

Stamps of Life stamps/dies were used (check out their Die Hard Club) and I believe I got the fishy paper from AC Moore and the embossing folder used was Darice “Dot Point”. I find looking for challenges that meet my card idea overwhelming! Therefore, I am just posting this because I love to make kids smile! May God lead you to my blog.

Be Blessed!

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Ladybugs

There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs in the world. These much loved critters are also known as lady beetles or ladybird beetles. They come in many different colors and patterns, but the most familiar in North America is the seven-spotted ladybug, with its shiny, red-and-black body. In many cultures, ladybugs are considered good luck. Today’s Card:

Ladybug stamp from GinaK; greeting and ribbon Stamps of Life; Simply Charmed Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Entering card in the following challenges:

Cards In Envy    Bug Me!
CCEE Stampers   Insects
Little Red Wagon Bugs and Slugs
Moving Along with the Times  Things That Fly
4 Crafty Chicks  Spotlight Technique

Have a great weekend!

Gate Fold Card

This is my first attempt at a Gate Fold Card and it is very basic. I know this is an old technique but it is one I have never tried. I always have a hard time with getting things straight and even. Whenever I tried these folded cards in the past they were put away in the most used tool in my work room (the trash). With the help of a scor pal I was able to get this card to fold exactly where it should. So here is my basic Gate Fold Card:

I used the Stamps of Life Donut2stamp along with the dies. This card will be going to SAS4KIDS.

Have a great weekend.

Stamps of Life “Roar”

Today’s card I used Stamps of Life stamps and dies. I am a member of the Die Hard Club and there are several stamps that I haven’t opened yet and broke them out yesterday.

This was a very quick card — I heat embossed the lions in gold (in real life they are nice and shiny).

This card will be going to St. Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia for the SAS4KIDS program. I would like to promote and enter this card into the following challenges:

SAS4KIDS
Crafting By Design
Crafty Animals

All three challenges are “ANYTHING GOES”

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow with another Stamps of Life card.

Stamps of Life Donut

I cannot believe how long it has been since I’ve posted. Maybe because I haven’t had the time to make any cards. Well those days are over. I have my mojo back and it came when I received this month’s die hard club set called donut2stamp from Stamps of Life.

I used an ivory card base and MFT Blueprint 27 to create the window. I used a white gel pen to add the sprinkles. I am not sure where the paper is from but when I saw it in my stash I knew it went perfectly with the theme.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (current challenge is anything goes).

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Shaped Cards

Shaped Cards is the current challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and making cards for the kids is my passion. So I made this shaped card for the NICU at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. You don’t think the birth of a baby would be a sad time but for some of these parents it is — just like Jimmy Kimmel shared the other night. So making happy colorful and joyous newborn cards for the NICU to give to these parents brings joy to my heart.

The onesie dies are no longer available but I use them alot (Top Dog Dies). The papers are from American Crafts and the cardstock is from Stamps of Life.

I will be entering this card in the SAS4KIDS challenge (use dies) and the Cardz 4 Galz (shaped cards) and Always Fun Challenges (flowers).

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Easter Challenges

Always Fun Challenges  weekly challange has an Easter theme this week. Craftaholics R Us monthly challenge is also Easter. I made this card a few weeks back and included it in the shipment with all the wonderful cards I received from our faithful cardmakers at SAS4KIDS.

I created the background using pan pastels (love love love them). Paper, card stock and ribbons from Stamps of Life and the stamps and dies are from Verve Stamps! I adore those little carrots.

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For Moms From The Kids

Challenge over at SAS4KIDS is calling for cards for mom that would be coming from the child. Between the two hospitals that I ship for there are about 210 kids, and our faithful card makers never let us down. I had this peel off sticker purse (Elizabeth Crafts), that I had already colored using SAKURA glaze and glitter pens. The sentiment is from Just Rite stamps and the papers are from Stamps of Life.

Needless to say this will be going to SAS4KIDS.  I would also like to enter the Cardz 4 Galz challenge (handbags and gladrags), Double “D” Challenge (neon/bright colors), Always for Fun challenges #1 (Anything Goes).

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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