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.
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.
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:
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:
I am a shipper for SAS4KIDS and I love the Stamps of Life stamps/dies to make cards for the kids. They are all so cute. For today’s card I used the fish 2 stamp set. This card will be going to St. Christopher’s Hospital Philadelphia.
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.
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:
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.
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: