SAS4KIDS Card Update

I received a box of cards (35) from Lenora S. in Springfield MO on Friday for SAS4KIDS. Here is a sampling of the cheerful fun characters and sentiments.

I appreciate all of the faithful card makers.  Thanks for all you do so that we can put smiles on the kiddos faces at St. Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia and Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey. I couldn’t fulfill their needs without you.

Thank you for stopping by and Be Blessed.

Valentine Cards Needed

Hello my dear Card Makers. As many of you know I am a shipper for SAS4KIDS and am in need of Valentine, Easter, Mothers and Fathers Day cards. I have enough of Encouragement, Birthday, Hello, Thinking of You and No Sentiment cards to last me until the end of 2017.

This past week I received 30 Valentine cards from Madison who is Lenora’s (a faithful card maker) granddaughter. Here is a sample.

Here is a sample of All Occasion for the Teens and Valentine cards from Patrica P.

I depend so much on my Card Makers (I call them mine because they are faithful to me so that I can fill the needs of the kids at St. Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia and Penn State Children’s Hospital Hershey). Thanks again Madison and Patricia for your lovely cards. The kids are going to love them.

Be Blessed.

#PRAYFORPULSE

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.

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and keep praying for Orlando.

Baby Cards for NICU

I had a special request from St. Christopher’s (see my Send a Smile for Kids Page) from the NICU for baby/infant cards. So I will be posting some of my creations. I found some cute baby stickers and used that on this first card. I am glad to have the break away from Christmas Cards!

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My Cousin Mary

My cousin Mary and I were very close when we were kids. Her husband Bill is having a 60th Birthday Celebration for her next Saturday so I created this card for her using Sketch #255 over on the OWH blog. My cousin is a wonderful wife and mother and one of the most spiritual people I know. I love her dearly and she has an endless smile that cheers you when you see her. It should be great fun getting together to celebrate this milestone birthday with her and our families.

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I printed the Dancing with Daffodils digital image (Power Poppy) onto Tim Holtz Distressed Watercolor Cardstock (smooth side). The inks I used on the daffodils were mustard seed, cantaloupe, spiced marmalade. The leaves were colored with peeled paint and MFT gumdrop green. The little flowers were colored with faded jeans and pearls added to the centers. The sentiment is also from Power Poppy (Set is Short Stacks) which I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and then used Super Fine Detail clear embossing powder (Ranger) on vellum. I popped the last panel up using mounting tape.

Side note on my previous post. So I was working to get a card in on time for Words 2 Scrap By. Created the card, posted it to my blog, and woke up at 3 in the morning realizing that I neglected to upload it to Words 2 Scrap By challenge post. Yes card making is a stress reliever and I am so happy when I have the health and time to make them. I had to laugh at myself when I realized I never uploaded it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

More Cards to Share

I’ve been working on a box of cards to send off by March 15th to Operation Write Home and had an opportunity to finally take photos of a few. So here is a mixture of cards I’ve finished.

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Lion colored with copics, safari cardstock from Michael’s

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This is one of my favorite stamp sets from GinaK Designs (Country Road), colored with copics.

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P2200034Base of card made with leftover scraps from 6×6 paper pad

P2200037Retiform Technique (old technique but NEW to me)

P2200040Stenciled Background, Wplus9 quilt die.

Thanks for stopping by.

OWH Sketch #104

My goal is to create a card for every sketch posted on OWH. I was up to 103 at the end of the year so I am starting with 104. You can find sketch #104 here.

104aKaisercraft Lilac Avenue papers; MFT Blueprints 3; MFT Sour Apple Cardstock.

This is the second card using the same sketch:

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I used the same items except the cardstock is MFT Grape Jelly.

Thanks for looking.

Bootcamp – White Spaces

Yea it’s time for Bootcamp!!! I look forward to them each month. This month one of the things Paula said that I am so guilty of is “…but remember that just because there is a space that could be filled doesn’t mean you should put something in it.” I’ve learned so much from the Bootcamps presented by Paula on OWH. So shout out to Paula – thanks for all you do for OWH and for making me an improved card maker so that I can create better cards for our military to send home to their families.

So here goes.

I love using tone on tone (which in this instance I is the “white” space).

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Here are two cards I made earlier last week which I think qualifies as “white space” as an element.

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Another point I identify with is “As with any of the design elements, excessive use of white space could make a design look incomplete or boring so the key is to use it effectively.” Lately I’ve been using score lines to help me with this.

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Hey – thanks for stopping by. It’s great working with all of you out there who have the same sharing/caring hearts! Once again, thanks Paula.

Fairy Garden

My grandchildren and I made our very first fairy garden(s) on Sunday and I must admit they came out very nice. The problem now is trying to teach a four year old not to “play” with something she just helped create. I really have no idea what the garden will look like by the end of the summer. For now we already lost a pair of work boots in the dirt. They were the tiniest things but made of metal and very heavy. I got them for a steal. I guess we are going to have to ask help from the fairies or sprinkle some fairy dust on top and maybe they will magically appear. All in all it was a very pleasant experience. We actually made three. Enjoy!

 

Jackson and Julianna Fairy Garden

Jackson and Julianna Fairy Garden

 

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

Winnie the Pooh and Friends

 

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Mothers Day Cards Finished

Well last week I finished up the March 31st box for OWH and sent it off to the shipper on Tuesday March 26th. Here is what the finished products look like right before going to the PO.

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38 cards stamped with OWH (on back), separated into categories.

 

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Cards tucked into envelopes and separated by labels then inserted into box.

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Ready to go with my “Any Hero Card” which will be read by a soldier once the cards reach their final destination. (I always pray over the cards before they go).

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And off they go! I love doing this so much. Thanks for stopping by.