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Cards in Envy Challenge: Framed with Circles

Happy Monday!  It’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge.  This week, we are looking for cards that are “Framed with Circles”.  Your circles can be stamped, die cut, drawn, or paper pieced, but please add some circles on your card and make sure it fits into an A2 sized envelope.  The challenge will run through Sunday, December 31st and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card today I used Lawn Fawns “Snow Day” stamp set.  To make the circle frame, I started with a piece of the pattern paper from the Peace, Love and Joy paper pack and chose a Hero Arts Circle infinity die larger than my design paper, creating a “frame”.  Once the circle was cut out, it created two pieces that I adhered to my card front. I then took two smaller circle dies taped together onto some red design paper and cut those out which created another frame.  I die cut a final circle with green cardstock.  For my focal image, I stamped the heart in red and added snowflakes in white.  I finished off with a bow and a sentiment from the same set.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for your “Framed in Circles” card for the Cards in Envy Challenge!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Snowy Birds

Happy New Year!  It’s time for another Cards in Envy challenge .  This week our theme is “Snowy Birds.”

As a reminder, Cards in Envy asks that your card fit into a standard A2 envelope for ease of mailing, but that doesn’t mean they have to be one layer or clean and simple.

For today’s card went to an adorable mini set by Lawn Fawn called “Winter Sparrows”.  To compliment the scene, I used the Lawn Fawn “Peace, Joy, Love” 6 x 6 paper pack.  My Winter Sparrows and Copic Colored in B000 & R000 as well as the R35 for their hats.


I Hope 2017 is a great year for you and that you join us throughout this new year by entering your cards over at Cards in Envy.  We really do enjoy your participation.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #419 – Sami Stamps

It’s Saturday morning and that means it’s time for a new Sketch Saturday challenge.  This week we are being sponsored by the talented Sami Stamps who is offering a generous $12.00 gift certificate to the random winner of the challenge.

Here’s the Sketch:


My card today uses a fantastic summer image by Sami called,  “Warm Sand”.  I colored him up with Copic Markers and used Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” paper pack along with Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile”  stamp set to embellish. The square die is My Favorite Things and I made the sand by mixing glossy accents with glitter!


Sure hope you’ll stop by Sketch Saturday and join us for Challenge #419 with Sami Stamps.

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Cards in Envy Challenge: No Girls Allowed!

Happy Monday!  We are celebrating “No Girls Allowed” for the Cards in Envy challenge this week. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase boys, men or masculine cards.  Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 size envelope without any large lumps or bumps, but doesn’t have to be an actual A2 card anymore.

The challenge will run through Sunday, June 19th. Our design team will also be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

My card features a “Mo Manning’s Bubbles Boy” digi, which I colored up using Copic Markers.  I learned a cool new way to color bubbles from the Copic Website.  Check out my Pinterest to see how.   The papers are from an older Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 pack as is the Journaling Die.   The outside frame is a Simon Says Stamp die and the tab is My Favorite Things Die.

For the Boys

I’m excited to see over at Cards in Envy for your “No Girls Allowed” inspiration looks like for you!

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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.

Doodle Pantry Fish

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

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #411

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by StarStampz who is offering 3 digital images to our random winner.  Thanks StarStampz!  You have until Friday, May 13th to enter your card for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:


For my card I chose StarStampz Balloons and Ice Cream which I colored with Copic Markers using a rainbow color theme.  The design paper is from Lawn Fawn and the circle dies are from My Favorite Things.  The die sentiment is Die Versions.

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


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Sketch Saturday Challenge #409

It’s Saturday and time for a new sketch at Sketch Saturday.  This week we are sponsored by Drawn With Character who is offering the random winner 3 images of their choice!  You have until Friday, April 29th to enter.


This week I used Drawn With Character’s “Birthday Elephant Holding Cupcake.”  I colored him with Copic Markers in warm greys and used the Lawn Fawn “Sunshine” paper pack. My dies are from My Favorite Things.


We look forward to your entry at Sketch Saturday this week.  Have Fun!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #117 – 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) All Dressed Up Prize is 2 images of winners choice

2) Bugaboo: Prize is 7 images of winners choice

My card today features the All Dressed Up image, “Birthday Monkey.'”  I colored him with Copic Markers and created a background die with the same marker colors.  That’s a great way to make sure you paper matches your coloring.

I also added some My Favorite Things Balloons that I popped up with foam tape, added a Paper Smooches bow tie die, and finished off with some Lawn Fawn design paper.

Monkey Birthday

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

Crafting By Design – Guest Designer

Hello all.  I’m honored to have been chosen again as a guest designer for Crafting By Design.  Today, the challenge is “snowmen” and I knew that From The Heart Stamps would be a great choice to find a perfect snowman because Faith is in the middle of Project 100 snowmen.

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For my card I chose From The Heart Stamps “Snowman Drummer.” I colored him with Copics and used Lawn Fawn’s “Peace, Joy, Love” paper collection.  The great digi tree’s are from “In The Meadow,” also FTHS.  The snow globe digi is by My Favorite Things and the stickers are Basic Grey.


Sure hope you’ll join Crafting By Design’s “Snowman” Challenge this week.

A Day For Daisies: Frame Challenge 9-11-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  For our new challenge, we are showcasing Frames!

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose one of the new release stamps called,  “Fairy Flower Bouquet Portrait.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers in deep violets and bright greens.

For the frame, I used a die cutting trick of using two dies taped together thereby creating a frame of whatever shape you choose. I then inlayed another piece of the Lawn Fawn pattern paper to add a little more background.  My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I finished off with some silver metallic thread and white gel pen.

I sure hope you’ll stop by and see all the other designers cards showing their “Frame” creations.  The challenge will run through Thursday, September 24th at Noon.  See you at A Day For Daisies Blog!

We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page as we’d love to see your cards there too!

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