Cute Little Monsters

Finishing up the Halloween Cards! Boxes have been shipped to Send A Smile 4 Kids and now I need to make cards for the grands.

For this card I used Die Cuts from MFT for the fishtails, the monsters, die cuts and sentiment are from Sugar Pea Designs called Monster Mash, the papers are from my stash.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas – Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown – Spooktacular

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Pumpkins

This is my second post today. Stamps of Life came out with a new fold-it card in the shape of a pumpkin. When I saw it I just had to have it. I have been creating all sorts of shaped pumpkin cards for the kids at SAS4KIDS.  This pumpkin is made into a Halloween Card.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Come and Get It – Add a pumpkin
Cupcake Inspiration – Color challenge

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Outline Stickers

I purchased a kit from Krazy Kreations because I wanted to try out coloring with copics on glitter paper. I really enjoyed it. The glitter paper is quite expensive and I have read on some blogs and reviews that you can ruin your copics by coloring on glitter paper. I tried it anyway and I figure I can always replace the nibs if they get too worn out.  Here is the card:

I adhered the shoes, broom and stars to the glitter paper, colored them with copics and then fussy cut them out.  So what I learned from purchasing this kit is that I still love, love, love outline stickers, I can’t spend that much money for glitter paper, and using microfine glitter and burnishing it in and all that business is just too, too messy for this card maker.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Glitter and Sparkle Challenge – Black and Purple
Dragonfly Journeys – #103 Orange and Black
A Gem of A Challenge – Spots Stripes or Halloween
All Sorts Challenge – Halloween

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Words 2 Craft By #46

The current challenge over at Words 2 Craft By uses the following quote for inspiration this month:

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” 

I am spending more time art journaling these days. When I read this quote I knew it had to be go in my art journal. Jumping into art journaling is a big leap. You have to accept mess, inking fingers, glue all over the place and every drawer in your craft room open! If you scrap book and/or make cards you already have ample supplies. So here is my mess. I am getting better but not as good as what I see on you tube or on Pinterest. But this is my attempt and I feel naked sharing it with all of you.

I used acrylic paints for the background (3 for a dollar at AC Moore), the pumpkin and script is a napkin (from the dollar store). The leaves I stamped on different colored cardstock and cut out. I don’t know where I got the jeweled leaves but they were in my embellishment supply. I use Sharpies for my outlining and lettering, both fine and broad tip.

I did attempt to share the following page in last months challenge but I was too late.

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Halloween Fun

Cards In Envy’s current challenge is Let’s Dress Up (Halloween Costumes). My stack of Halloween Cards will be added to the box of cards from other card makers and mailed tomorrow to the hospitals that I currently ship for SAS4KIDS.

This stamp set and dies are from Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash), I also used a die from Stamps of Life (Pumpkin Fold It) to create the pumpkin background. The papers are from my stash. Copics were used to color the monsters.

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

Stinkin Inking – Monthly challenge – Monster Mash
Crafting By Designs – Weekly challenge – Halloween
Crafty Calendar – Monthly challenge – Halloween

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Christmas Card #1

This is my first Christmas Card for this year (I make 4 of each card, 3 go to SAS4KIDS and the other for my box of cards). This is a clean and simple card and took about 30 minutes to make all 4.

The stamp set I used is from Verve and the snow banks were created using MFT dies. Copic markers were used on the stamps as well as the tops of the snowbanks to make them stand out.

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Tuesday ThrowdownClean and Simple
Merry Christmas ChallengeAnything Goes
Sweet Stampin ChristmasAnything Goes

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Cute Birthday Dog

I created this Birthday Card for SAS4KIDS a few weeks ago and I liked how cute it turned out and thought it would be great for one of the younger patients at the hospitals I ship to.

The cute little dog and gem are from Stamps of Life, the greeting is an outline sticker, the Cardstock is from MFT and the paper is from Stampin’ Up (very old).

I would like to participate in the following challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge – Think Pink
Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

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Stencil Background

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

Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  – Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts – Anything Goes

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Youth

The challenge over at Word Art Wednesday is 1 Timothy 4:12. I chose the Message version on my card. 

This is the first card where I used my own handwriting (with the help of the  Chatter Box Journaling Genie #2 – Shape). I usually generate sentiments, verses, words on the computer. The image is from Sassy Cheryl’s, I don’t know where I got the papers and the cardstock is GinaK.

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Welcome Little Lady

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids. I ship to three hospitals at the present time. One of the hospitals need Baby Cards for those little ones who are born too early or with problems. I make most of the baby cards for the NICU. So when this week’s challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown was “Bundle of Joy” it was right up my alley. Here is my card:

I used Echo Park Designer Stamp and Die set called Little One, the patterned papers I purchased at  AC Moore, and I embossed the sentiment using white detail embossing powder.

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