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Send a Smile 4 Kids – Challenge #132 Cute Halloween/Fall Cards for Kids

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge! This challenge features kid friendly Fall or Halloween cards.  You have until Friday, September 16th to enter for a chance to win some great prizes by our sponsors:

)  The Doodle Pantry – Prize – $10.00 Gift Certificate

2) Die-Versions – Prize – $15.00 Gift Certificate


For my card today I used an adorable Doodle Pantry Image called, “Quirky Scarecrow”.  As with many of the Doodle Pantry images, it comes both colored and black and white.  I colored this one up with Copic Markers and cut it out with a My Favorite Things flag stitched die.  The paper is from Carta Bella “A Perfect Autumn”.


Hope you’ll join us over at Send a Smile 4 Kids for our Cute Fall or Halloween cards for Kids.  Don’t forget, we’d also love to have your donated cards for hospitalized children all over.


Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge: Valentine’s or Love Cards for Kids

Happy New Year!  It’s the first Saturday of 2016 and time for a Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge!  We are changing things up a little this year on the blog and will have two (2) sponsors instead of the previous three (3).  In addition, one of the sponsors will be highlighted by the design team and the other sponsor will be a second party sponsor, offering prizes.  What has continued is the generosity of our sponsors who will continue to offer great prizes for our randomly chosen winners.

Our sponsors for the Valentine/Love Challenge are:

1) Doodle Pantry: Offering a prize of $10.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

2) Die-Versions: Offering a prize of $15.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

My card today features “Doodle Pantry’s Valentine Mice” which I colored with Copic Markers. The background is a My Favorite Things background die. I know you don’t often see a aqua colored mouse, but wanted to give a bit of contrast to the traditional love card colors.

Doodle PantryRat


You have until Friday, January 15th to enter your card at Send A Smile 4 Kids.  We would like to thank our sponsors this week for providing great prizes and look forward to seeing all your entries.  Don’t forget, SAS4Kids is a organization that supports hospitalized children and would LOVE it if you could send your creations to us in support of that goal.  Here’s how. 

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Doodle Pantry: Challenge #13 ATG

Love to Scrap: ATG

Marker Pop: Valentine

Stamp Ink Paper: Anything But Christmas

Doodle Pantry – Camper

Hello friends.  Today I used Doodle Pantry’s “Happy Trails Camper” that I colored with Copics.  In addition to the individual images there are a few “scenes” already put together for coloring.  To achieve the night sky, I used BV25 with white gel pen for stars (thanks for the tip Sandy Allnock).  The dies used are Memory Box, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, and My Favorite Things.  The paper is Carte Bella “Boy oh Boy.”


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Doodle Pantry: ATG –AIMPDC6

Crazy 4 Challenges: Manly Card

Love To Scrap: ATG

Shopping our Stash: Tree’s

Simon Says Stamp: Favorite Product – Copics

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Saturday!  Today Send a Smile 4 Kids begins a new Anything Goes Challenge!  We have some great prizes being offered by our very generous sponsors for our randomly chosen winner.  The design team will also be choosing their favorites and those cards will be featured on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog.

Our sponsors are:

1)  Doodle Pantry:  Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate to their store

2)  DRS Designs:  Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate to their store

3)  Kitchen Sink Stamps:  Prize  25.00 Gift Certificate to their store

Now, how about a little inspiration to get you going?

My first card uses Doodle Pantry’s Pre-Colored “Lighthouse”.  I love the option with Doodle Pantry that you can either use their coloring or do your own.  I cut the lighthouse and flag out with a My Favorite Things dies.  The rectangle stitched die is Simon Says Stamp and paper collection is Echo Park “Happy Days.” Finally, the sentiment is also My Favorite Things.


My next card uses the DRS Designs stamp, “Buck Bust.”  I colored him with my Copic markers  making sure to add lots of texture with flicking strokes that weren’t blended in.  The paper is from Carta Bella “Warm & Cozy” collection and the sentiment and die are Simon Says Stamp.

Buck Bust DRS-wm

I sure hope you will join us at Send a Smile 4 Kids this challenge for a chance to win some great prizes in our Anything Goes Challenge!

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Marker Pop: ATG

The Doodle Pantry: ATG

Lindy Doodle

Happy Sunday!  Today I put together the “milk” challenge at Doodle Pantry and the January Lindy’s Stamp Gang color challenge.  I didn’t have a specific “milk” digi, so I took license and used one with ice cream which is made from milk.  For the inks, I used Lindy’s Magical’s in Cape Code Coral, Sprays in Jazzy’ Jivin’ Purple, Don’t eat Yellow Snow, and Pop Rock Purple.



The Doodle Pantry Challenge also had an option to use brads or buttons so I added a brad from the depths of my stash.  As far as technique, I white heat embossed the “Life of the Party Dots” from Hero Arts/Basic Grey, then wet some 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper with water, diluted the magicals and applied the inks sporadically to the wet paper to mix.  The circle is die cut from the stitched circles at My Favorite Things and embossed with a Darice folder.  The ribbon is a freebie from Ellen Hutson which she sends you with each and every order.  Isn’t that generous?

Doodle Pantry using Lindy's


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Doodle Pantry: Milk Challenge

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: January Color Challenge

Love to Scrap Challenge: Use L,T,S,B,C – Used L – Lindy’s, B-Bow & Brad

Crafty By Design: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG 

Inspiration Destination Challenge

Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark – Ink

Our Daily Bread: Color Challenge


Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge: Valentine’s or Love Cards for Kids

Happy New Year!  It’s the first Saturday of 2015 and time for a Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge!  We have continued our tradition of having great sponsors who have generously offered prizes to our randomly chosen winners.  They are:

1) DRS Designs: Offering a prize of $10.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

2) Doodle Pantry: Offering a prize of $10.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

3) Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet: Offering a prize of $6.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner

Now, how about some inspiration!

My first card uses DRS Designs “Allie & Callie“.  I colored them with Copic Markers and used Glitz’s “Felicity” 6 x 6 paper pack.  Sentiment is Paper Smooches as is the “love” die.

Monkey Love-wm

My second card uses a digital image from Doodle Pantry called, “Heart Candy Ants”.  I brought the image into Photoshop Elements and inserted the sentiment into the heart.  This image is full of great sentiments for Love and Valentines cards and is perfect for this challenge.  I used Copic Markers and Lily Bee’s “Head Over Heels” 6 x 6 collection then finished it off with some pearls and chipboard arrows painted with white.

Ant - Doodle Pantry


The last card today uses Stitchy Bear Digital Designs “BBKakes, Balloon Boy I” which I colored with Copic’s and used recollections ticket embellishments and a die cut heart spray painted with some cool new Liquitex spray paints from Blick Arts.  So cool and great coverage.  Perfect for all types of paper crafting projects.

Boy with Heart - Stitchy Bear-wm


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Shopping Our Stash: Thrice as Nice (3 balloons)

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #91: Anything Goes!

Happy Saturday Friends!  As we come into the holiday season, Send a Smile 4 Kids is offering a challenge that will work for everyone, “Anything Goes”.  If you are not aware, Send a Smile 4 Kids is a great organization that provides cards to hospitalized children.  It is especially important to support this cause during this time of year when I’m sure it’s really hard to be away from your family.  Check out the guidelines for card submission.  We’d love to see some of your cards for this Anything Goes challenge that will run through November 30, 2014.  We also have some great sponsors who are offering very generous gifts for your randomly chosen entries.  The design team will also chose their favorites and those winners will be featured on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog!

Our sponsors are:

1) Kenny K Downloads is offering a 3 digital images of winners choice

2) Doodle Pantry is offering a $10 gift certificate

3) Fred She Said is offering $10 gift certificate

Now for some inspiration!  My first card is from Kenny K Downloads and features Skateboard Girl who is colored with Copic Markers and designed with Simple Stories 6 x 6 paper called “DIY Boutique.”   The sentiment and label is from My Favorite things edged with my micron pen for faux stitching.

Kenny K; Skateboard Girl

Kenny K; Skateboard Girl

My second card is from Doodle Pantry called “Winter Critters“.    What I love about Doodle Pantry is you get both colored and line digital images, which is great when you need a really quick card.  They also have great sentiments that are just perfect for Send a Smile 4 Kids cards.  For this image I chose to use watercolor on Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper.  The circle die is My Favorite Things.

Furry Friends - wm



Digital Image on Kraft Paper

I had never considered printing off digital images on kraft paper until I saw the Design Team at A Day For Daisies in their “Kraft & Tag Challenge”.    Their challenge is still active for a few days and this isn’t even a Day For Daisies image, but wanted to show you the great examples and what sparked my idea for this Doodle Pantry image “Winter Critters-Tree”.  I used natural kraft from My Favorite Things and printed the colored digital image.  The rectangle and scallop dies are My Favorite Things, paper is Bazzill’s “Believe” Christmas collection, and sentiment is Clearly Besotted.  I finished it off with a little ribbon from Tim Holtz.

Doodle Pantry Tree

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Pile it on: Special Occasion

Love School

Love School


Happy Friday All!  I’ve created a back to school card this morning using Mojo Monday Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Alphabet Stencil sprayed with Dylusions sprays.  The paper is from My Mind’s Eye “Adventure” pack and I created a textured piece using a Bity Stencil by Balzer’s Design.  Sentiment is My Favorite Things and Image is from Doodle Pantry colored with Copics, cut out with a My Favorite Things Stitched die, and edged with distress ink in antique linen.  Finally, I used fibers from Tim Holtz.


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MoJo Monday 359

Simon Says Stamp: Back to School

Love to Scrap: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Back to School

Lisa Somersville: Bloggers Challenge

Art By Miran: ATG

Gumball Goodies

Gumball Machine

My last card for Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit, which is just in time too because I saw that the September Kit was just announced and it looks so fun!  Today’s card uses a Doodle Pantry pre-colored image.  I also went old-school and put in some eyelets and realized why I don’t do this anymore….. Card is based on Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


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Crafty Sentiments: ATG

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