Welcome September

Happy September! September is the most wonderful time of the year. End of summer, back to school, goodbye heat, hello changing and falling leaves. We have so many birthdays in September (including mine). I made this birthday card for someone on my list.

The sentiment and step up die are from Stamps of Life. The characters and flowers are from GinaK Designs, the ribbon was in my stash and the falling leaves were created using a punch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz challenge (Krafty).
4 Craftry Chicks (anything goes).
Cute Card Thursday (Too Cute).

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps of Life Birthday

SAS4Kids challenge this time is for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card.  Here is a card I recently made for another one of the many September and October birthdays coming up. I always make two because one is for me and the other goes to Send A Smile 4 Kids (I am a shipper).

Stamps of Life Die Hard Club member set for March 2017 was used. I am really enjoying products in my arsenal which I haven’t had time to play with. All products used making this card are from SOL.

I would like to link up this card to the SAS4KIDS Challenge (Clean and Simple) and the Die Cuttin Divas Challenge (birthday).

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Vitamin Sea

Vacations are like a reset button mentally, physically and spiritually. We all need them. I am lucky enough to live an hour and a half from the beach. I love the smell of the ocean. I do not enjoy lying on the beach and I will only sit on the beach if I have a chair. But I love walking along the shoreline finding shells or going on the jetties and looking for sea life. The beach and ocean have many therapeutic qualities. Check out this article – Vitamin “Sea”: The Therapeutic & Sensory Benefits of Sun, Sand & Surf found on Get Well Maps blog.

I made this card with no recipient in mind. Words 2 Craft By Challenge this month are words about vacation.

To create the weathered board I learned it here. I stamped the image (Stamplorations) and masked it off and used pan pastels to create the sky/water; the birds are from GinaK Designs. I created the port hole using circle dies and Dazzle jewel dots. The ship’s wheel is from MFT and the sentimet is also from Stamplorations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Words2CraftBy :
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ─ Robert Orben
CCEE Stampers Nautical
Challenge Up Your Life – Summer
Create and InspireAnything Goes optional Summer Days
Digistamps4JoyAnything Goes optional Summer
Tuesday ThrowdownAnything Goes

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Pink Donuts

Here is another card I made using the Stamps of Life Donuts 2 Stamp set. My grand daughter loves pink frosted donuts. I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I know that the kids at the hospitals will find this a funny (punny) card.

I also used MFT die for the green polka dotted mat and the paper I had in my stash. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

In The Pink challenge Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday challenge Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy challenge  Birthday

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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Happy Birthday Jim

My brother’s birthday is coming up and he and his son recently took a cross country road trip. I remember when my husband and I drove to New Mexico for the Hot Air Balloon Festival ten years ago and saw all the farmland in the midwest. So I got out my very used Country Roads stamp set from GinaK Designs and made him this card:

Happy Birthday Jim!

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.