Cards In Envy Winter Chills

Sliding in at the last minute to post this card so I can participate in the first challenge of the year over at Cards In Envy (Winter Chills). I used a recently purchased stamp set from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. These stamps were a steal because they came with dies.

The snowflake paper is from GinaK (the other papers from my stash). The doily is a die cut from MFT.

This card will be going to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

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Christmas, Circle Frames and Singing

Today’s Christmas Card features a black and white theme (full disclosure – this card was cased). I would like to enter this card into the Cards In Envy Challenge (Framed with Circles), Always Fun Challenges (A Christmas Carol).

I used papers from my stash and the Verve Stamp Set (Jolly Jingles), the heart border was created using a Martha Stewart Heart punch. The circle frames are SSS and the card base is GinaK Designs. The music background stamp is from MFT. I really enjoyed this card because no coloring was involved and it was simple to put together.

In addition, I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Words 2 Craft ByChristmas
Die Cuttin DivasHoliday
Sparkles Christmas Challenges: Snowmen

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Down for the Count at Christmas Bah Humbug

December 1, 2017 I started feeling a heaviness in my chest, sore throat and coughing. On Saturday December 2, 2017, I woke up with the worst cough I have ever had in my life. Every muscle used for coughing was hurting. I never realized how many muscles are used. I suffered the weekend and went to my Doctor on Monday – I was prescribed predisone and inhalers. For ten days I sat up straight on my sofa buffered by pillows and blankets. If I lay down to rest all I did was wheeze and cough. By Friday I was no better, I called my Dr and they prescribed a cough medicine and an antibiotic. Still feeling no better by Monday I called another Doctor and they saw me right away — did two breathing treatments, prescribed stronger predisone and the save all was cough medicine with codeine. In one day I was on the mend (I swear it was the breathing treatments).

So here I am at Christmas, no shopping done, no decorating done, and of course no cards made except for those I have been making throughout the summer.

Here is a card I would like to share at Tuesday Throwdown. (Anthing Goes).

The stamps are from Stampendous (Snowy Short Stack) and I fussy cut them out. The papers are from Recollections, the Embossing Folder is from Sizzix. I used Oxide Inks on the Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from a Recollections stamp called Merry Winter.

I would also like to participate in the last challenge at SAS4KIDS this year which is winter fun for kids.

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Angels Voices

I have been so busy receiving cards and packing boxes for shipments to Children’s Hospitals (SAS4KIDS) for the holidays. I took a break today to make a few cards.

One of our card makers for SAS4KIDS is on the Design Team at Tuesday Throwdown and I have been making an effort to participate in their challenges. Debi is a faithful contributor to SAS4KIDS. I had the pleasure of meeting Debi, Sybilla and Eileen this past summer and I was so blessed and motivated with our visit — they refer to themselves as the “Three Musketeers”. Our card makers are so generous. My goal is to introduce SAS4KIDS to as many hospitals as I can so we can put more smiles on those sweet faces.

So here is my card to be entered into Tuesday Throwdown (use ribbons and lace):

Verve Stamps/dies used, colored a little with copics and on the wings I used Zig Wink of Stella gold marker. The ribbon and lace are from my stash.

In  addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Crafting by Design – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thanksgiving Place Cards

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:

The Rubber Buggy Challenge (new stamp resource for me) – Thanksgiving
Sunsational Stamps Challenge (another new resource for me) – Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by to look at my “leftovers”. It always tastes best when it is over. Be Blessed.

Monochromatic, Sketch and Cupcake

Hope everyone enjoyed their family and friends yesterday.

Today I created a card using three different challenge themes. First I chose the sketch at Little Red Wagon – then I chose to go monochromatic using Seize the Birthday theme and finally I chose to use a cupcake as the focal point which is the challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz. Here is my card.

The cupcake and cherry on top are from Stamps by Judith and Heather, the card base is from GinaK, ribbon from Stamps of Life, sentiment from MFT, and the embellishments are dazzle stickers. I also used Wink of Stella on the cherry.

This card will be going to SAS4KIDS (I am a shipper).

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Masculine Circles

The challenge over at Seize the Birthday is “Circles”. I pulled out YNS Scribble Fun to make this card. I love this large Happy Birthday sentiment on cards.

My grandson turned eleven and I have made him many football birthday cards. This year I wanted to make him a little something different.

I used gumdrop green card stock and ink from MFT.

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Harvest Time

One of my favorite challenge blogs is Little Red Wagon. I just love the name of this blog. This week is Harvest Time. Here is my card:

The stamps/dies are from GinaK Designs colored with Copics.

In addition to participating in the Little Red Wagon challenge I would like to participate in the following:

4 Crafty Chicks: Give Thanks
Pink and Main: Challenge #27 Gratitude/Thanks

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Tuesday Throwdown Shaker Card

The challenge this week over at Tuesday Throwdown is to make a shaker card. So for me this is a real challenge. I haven’t made many shaker cards because I dislike all those little bits you put into the shaker (much the same reason that I don’t care for glitter). So here is my attempt for this week’s challenge:

I somewhat cased this card from somewhere in cyber land. The stamps and sentiment are from Verve Stamps and everything else is from my stash.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

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Owls

Our street was a dead end when we moved into our home 40 years ago. There were five houses on our street and at the end was a wooded area. At night we would hear an owl and it was so soothing when you turned over in bed in the middle of the night. We never got to see him but we certainly heard him. Then twelve years ago, new construction came in and a 55+ community took down our precious woods, and our friendly owl left.

The challenge over at Little Red Wagon this week is Owl about me. Here is my card:

All products used are from Gina K Designs (Friends til the end stamp set) and the owl was colored with copics.

In addition to Little Red Wagon, I would also like to participate in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner – Harvest Colors
Creative Moments – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.