Daily Archives: July 11, 2015

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Bright Colors 4 Kids

Happy Saturday!  That means it’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and we are celebrating Bright Colors 4 Kids!  You have until Friday, July 24th to enter your card. We are always so grateful to our wonderful sponsors who support us by offering such great prizes.

Those sponsors are:

1) Stitchy Bear – offering $10 dollar gift certificate to store.

2) The Cutting Cafe– offering 3 digital images or cut files of winners choice.

3) Sassy Studios – offering 4 digital images of winners choice.

My first card uses Stitchy Bears Cartoon Boy Riding on Skateboard” digital image which I colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is also Stitchy Bear from “Tammy Tween” digital image. I colored the edges with distress ink while the spellbinders die was still in place creating that great white border. The background is an embossing folder by Darice and a great price at Hobby Lobby.  The stars across the card are from Simon Says Stamp “Hey Dude.”

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The next card features a super fun project from The Cutting Cafe called,  “Sail Boat Shaped Card Set”.  This project can be done without a specialized cutting machine by simply printing the PDF file from a standard printer, which I’ve done.  The pattern paper is from Our Daily Bread.  To create the layers behind the pattern paper, I used the same pattern then trimmed a little off each side to fit.  To ensure both sides were even, I cut both right and left pattern papers at the same time.  I distressed the edges of the card stock with Distress Ink and colored wood veneer stars using my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The sentiment was cut using standard circle dies from My Favorite Things.


I can’t wait to see what you come up with using Bright Colors 4 Kids.

Don’t forget, Send a Smile 4 Kids has added more hospitals and need your donated cards. Come on over and check out the donation needs. Here’s How.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #369

Happy Saturday Friends!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, July 17th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:


For my card I chose a gorgeous new stamp set I purchased at Simon Says Stamp by Wplus9 called, “Doodle Buds.”  I was inspired by Kathy over at “The Daily Marker”, when she shared her Day 9 project during her most recent Color Challenge.  Kathy’s work amazes me so if you haven’t checked her out, please do.

I must admit I had to purchase the new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I held back a little and didn’t get all the colors.  To help me decide, I used Jennifer McQuire’s color chart.  What I like best about these is they blend so well without even using water.  I found that you really do need to use watercolor paper for the best results.

After I colored my flowers I broke out my June “Simon Says Stamp Card Kit” for the paper elements.  I cut out a border using Lawn Fawn’s scalloped die and a My Favorite Things rectangle die.  The colorful rainbow band is from Washi Tape in the kit that I placed on a piece of white card stock for stability.  I finished by stamping the heart element from Wplus9 “Buble Talk.”

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

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