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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #135: Celebration!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is CELEBRATION!  Whoo Hoo!  Your celebration cards can be anything you celebrate for kids like birthdays, graduations, a job well done or heck, just celebrate by sending a hello!

Our sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

1) DRS Designs:  a $10.00 Gift Certificate

2) Kitchen Sink Stamps: 15.00 Gift Certificate.

My card today celebrates these beautiful butterflies by DRS Designs called, “Large Butterflies”.  I colored them using a stipple method I learned at Kit & Clowder using RV99, RV69, RV66 & RV63.  I outlined them with a clear gel pen and popped them on over Doodlebug pattern paper.  The die I used to cut the “V” shape is from My Favorite Things.

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We hope you’ll join us over at Send A Smile 4 Kids and “Celebrate” with us during our challenge.  You have until Friday, October 28th to enter. We also would love to see you donate some of your cards to our kids.  Here’s how.

 

The House That Stamps Built: Photo Inspiration

It’s the third Wednesday of the month and time for The House That Stamps Built photo inspiration challenge.  For September we have a back to school theme.

As with all our challenges, let the photo be your guide and use your creativity to inspire you.  You have until Tuesday, September 27th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  If you use a Repeat Impressions stamp, you’ll get an extra entry!

Here’s the inspiration chosen by our Rock Stars:

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For the photo challenge I started with Repeat Impressions “Tiny Cupcake 9309-C” which I colored with Copic Markers.  I then cut out elements from the Doodlebug “Back to School” paper pack to reflect the school themed items. The frame is a My Favorite Things framed die that I embossed with Repeat Impressions “Star Cluster 2106-G”.

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Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Challenge #133 Fall Colors

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge! This challenge features kid friendly Fall Color cards.  You have until Friday, September 30th to enter for a chance to win some great prizes by our sponsors:

)  Sami Stamps – Prize – $12.00 Gift Certificate

2) Kitchen Sink Stamps – Prize – $25.00 Gift Certificate

For my card today I used an adorable Sami Stamps image called, “Back to School Apple” which I colored with Copic Markers and cut it out with a My Favorite Things stitched die.  The paper is from Doodlebug also called “Back to School.”

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

Cards in Envy Challenge: For The KIDS!!

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating “For The KIDS! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.  The challenge will run through Sunday, September 21st and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used a Mama Elephant Stamptember set from Simon Says Stamp called “Skater Kids”.  I created a scene using a Lawn Fawn stitched die for the grass and the paper pack by Doodlebug called, “Back to School”.  A bit of distress inking and embossing finished off this scene, which I just love.

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I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “For The KIDS” cards at Cards in Envy Challenge!

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Challenge: For Dad or Special Male

Happy Saturday!!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, I know I am.  It’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge celebrating the men in our lives.  We have some really super sponsors this week too.  You have until Friday, May 20th to enter.

After you enter your card at Send a Smile 4 Kids, please consider donating it to some needy children who are hospitalized. We are growing and need your support.  Check out how.

Now, let’s get on to those sponsors:

1) Doodle Pantry– offering a $10.00 Gift Certificate to their store

2) Die-versions– offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate

Now how about some inspiration?   My card today uses “Gone Fishing.”  With Father’s Day right around the corner, this is a fabulous set to use for your cards.  The background is a Simon Says Stamp background using versamark ink.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and distressed the edges to finish off my card.

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I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other great Dad and Special Male cards at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Entered in Doodle Pantry: ATG

Sketch Saturday Challenge #388 – Bunny Zoe Crafts

It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for a new Sketch Saturday challenge and this week we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe Crafts who is offering a 10 pound gift certificate to their online store for our random winner!

The sketch this week is:

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Today I’ve used a digital image by Tiddly Inks that you can find at Bunny Zoe Crafts in clear.  I colored this adorable puppy with Copic markers and used Doodle Bug’s “Take Note” paper stack. The stitched die is Simon Says Stamp and I created the clouds with chalk.

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This is a great sketch and I can’t wait to see what you create!  You have until November 27th to enter.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #384

Happy Saturday friends!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by A Random Fan who is generously offering 3 digis of winners choice.  I hope you pop over to their Etsy page as these images are so cute!  Get your card in by Friday, October 30th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I used A Random Fan’s “Party Animal” image which I colored with copics. I flipped the layout sideways, which I always encourage you to try for a bit of fun.   The paper is from Doodlebug called “take note”.  The flag die is My Favorite Things and the Tag Die is Lawn Fawn.

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

Brown Sugar Challenge #159 – School!

Happy Friday!  It’s time for a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges and today, we are featuring “School”.  This challenge is sponsored Bugaboo who is offering a gift of 7 Digital Images for our winner.

For my card today, I’ve used Bugaboo’s image called, “AKV School Boy” to showcase my “School” card.  I colored this young man with Copic Markers and used Doodlebug’s “Back to School” 6 x 6 paper pad. My image and card base were cut out using a My Favorite Things Blueprint die and I kept the embellishments simple by popping up the pencil and stamping the sentiment from “I Love School” a stamp set from TPC Studios.

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I can’t wait to see your “School” card at Brown Sugar Challenges!   You have until Thursday, August 27th to enter.

Entered in:

Design Team Showcase: August

Marker Pop: School

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Challenge: For Dad or Special Male

WooHoo, another busy Saturday at the desk of The Crafty Nurse.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, I know I am.  It’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge celebrating the men in our lives.  Your card can be for any Dad, Special Male, or even son.  We have some really super sponsors this week too.  You have until Friday, May 15th to enter.

After you enter your card at Send a Smile 4 Kids, please consider donating it to some needy children who are hospitalized. We are growing and need your support.  Check out how.

Now, let’s get on to those sponsors:

1) Dollar Graphics Depot– offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate to their store

2) Crafty Sentiments – offering 3 digital images of winners choice

3) Inspired by Stamping – offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate

Thanks for your generosity sponsors!!

Now how about some inspiration?   My first card uses Dollar Graphics Depot image called, “Kids Playing”.  I can’t get over that you get five (5) images in this set for $1.00.  Amazing.  This sweet boy is colored with Copic Markers.  I created the background with my B91 & V20 markers then faded it out with the zero to give it a patchy cloud like look.  The paper is from Doodle Bug’s, “Take Note” 6 x 6 pack and the sentiment and star are from Lawn Fawn, “Life is Good.” stamp set.

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My second card is Henry from Crafty Sentiments.  I colored him with Copics and cut out a frame from My Favorite Things dies to highlight the image. The card base was cut out with the stitched die from Simon Says Stamp using Amy Tangerine’s, “Plus One” collection.  The sentiment is from The Craft Spot.

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I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other great Dad and Special Male cards at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Entered in:

Love to Scrap: ATG

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Crafting By Design: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #100 – Birthday Fun!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is Birthday Fun. At SAS4Kids, we are so fortunate to have spectacular sponsors for our challenges and this week is no different.  I’d also like to mention if you are interested in bringing some joy into the lives of kids who are ill and hospitalized, we’d love for you to send in some of your cards for the kids; here’s how.

Now let’s get on to those great sponsors:

1) Lacy Sunshine: Prize is 3 images of winners choice

2) Bugaboo: Prize is 7 images of winners choice

3) Fred She Said:  Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate

 

My first card today features the Lacy Sunshine image, “Eleanor Chillin.'”  I colored her with Copic Markers and used the Dear Lizzy “Neapolitan” collection. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, “Sugar Rush.”

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My second inspiration card uses a digital image from Bugaboo called, “Peaches Balloon.”  The bright Doodlebug “Take Note” paper pack really works perfectly for this birthday image.  I colored Peaches with Copic Markers and used the My Favorite Things circle and stitched rectangle dies to accent her.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I can’t wait to see your Birthday Fun cards!

 

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