Daily Archives: July 25, 2015

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Challenge 106 – Christmas in July

Happy Saturday my Friends.  Today at Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) we are celebrating “Christmas in July.”

If you aren’t familiar with SAS4Kids, their commitment is to support hospitalized children by providing home-made cards that parents, staff, or even the kids themselves can give during this time of need. It’s not a sad cause, in fact, we don’t focus on Get Well cards at all, but make the cards happy and fun.   I sure hope you will join both in our challenge and by sending in some cards, especially now that Operation Write Home is closing. To find out more about donation, look here.

This challenge will run through Friday, August 7th and give you a great head start on some holiday card making.  This challenge is sponsored by some very generous donors who are giving away some great gifts for the winning entry.  The design team also chooses their favorite so there are lots of ways to win.

The donors and prizes are:

1) A Day For Daisies:  Prize: $12.00 Gift Certificate

2) Dollar Graphic’s Depot: Prize:  $15.00 Gift Certificate

3) Fred She Said: Prize: $10 Dollar Gift Certificate

Wow – thank you sponsors, Send a Smile 4 Kids really appreciates your support.

Now, let’s get to some inspiration!  My first card is from A Day For Daisies, called “Christmas Pixie Two.”  I had a bit of fun playing with 91% Alcohol and my Various Ink Refills to create the background.  After applying the color with the Copics and Alcohol I brought in a piece of burlap and sprayed that with 91% Alcohol and pressed for 3 seconds over the color to create texture.  After the background was made, I went on to color the rest of the image with Copics and stamped the sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s 2014 Holiday Release by Julie Ebersole.

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My second card is from Dollar Graphic’s Depot called, “Santa and Friends”.  I also colored this with Copic Markers and used Carta Bella “Bundled Up” paper pad. The Sentiment is a stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink and the oval dies are My Favorite Things.

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I hope you’ll join us for our Christmas in July Challenge and consider donating some cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #371

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter who is offering a generous $10.00 gift certificate to our random winner.  Thanks Paper Shelter!  You have until Friday, July 31st to enter your card for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:


For my card I chose Paper Shelter’s “Summer Holidays” and colored her with Copic Markers.  The design paper and sentiment is from the June Simon Say Stamp Card Kit.  I chose a solid yellow piece of card stock and heat embossed with white using an Impressions Obsession background stamp.  She sure looks like she’s having fun.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!



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