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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #130; For The Girls

Happy Weekend!  It’s time for the new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids and this time it’s, “For The Girls!”   We have some great sponsors offering prizes to our winners.  You have until Friday, August 19th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids needs your cards for hospitalized kids.  Here’s how to donate.

Here’s our sponsors:

1) All Dressed Up – offering 2 Digital Images of Winners Choice

2) Repeat Impressions – A $15 Gift Certificate

My card today features All Dressed Up’s, Summer Fayre” image which I colored with Copic Markers.  The background is stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink using a My Favorite Things script background.  The paper is Glitz’s “Felicity” collection cut out with My Favorite Things square and rectangle dies.  Finally, the sentiments are a Wplu9 “That is All” set.

All Dressed Up

 

Thanks for stopping by and we sure hope you’ll come on over to Send a Smile 4 Kids an play along!

 

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #128 Clean and Simple Cards 4 Kids

Happy Weekend Friends!  I sure hope you have some extra time this wonderful 4th of July Weekend to spend time with your family and make more cards!!!  Today, at Send a Smile 4 Kids  we are starting a new challenge, featuring Clean & Simple cards 4 Kids.  You have until Friday, July 15th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids is growing by adding more hospitals and more volunteers to take your donated cards.  We hope that after you enter the challenge you consider sending your cards to SAS4Kids for children in need.  Check out how.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

1) A Day For Daisies – Offering a $12.00 Gift Certificate to their online store

2) Die-versions – offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate to their online store

Now how about some inspiration?   My card today uses “Boy at the Beach.”   The gorgeous image is colored with Copic Markers.  The background is created using distress inks and stencil. The dies and sentiment are My Favorite Things.

ADFD-CAS

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you’ll join us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and play along in our Clean & Simple 4 Kids challenge!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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A Day For Daisies: Ombre

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

From The Heart Stamps – Mid-Week Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!  Today I have some mid-week design team inspiration using From The Heart Stamps!

My card today uses a beautiful bird image, “Warbler and Magnolias” which I colored using Daniel Smith watercolors.  I stamped the background in Hero Arts Vanilla shadow ink with My Favorite Things script stamp.  I finished off with Ellen Hutson ribbon and Lawn Fawn Sequins.

Design Team

I look forward to seeing you over at From The Heart Stamps Community both on the blog and on Facebook. 

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Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #152

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with this weeks sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps. These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image – the rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to “enlarge and crop your image.” 

Sketch152

For my card I used only the sketch this week.  I began with the April Stamp of the Month “Time To Bloom” which I colored with Daniel Smith watercolors.  I used a lighter weight watercolor paper, 90lb, and put through my inkjet printer.  I heat set with my embossing gun to make sure it was really dry then applied the watercolor with as little water as possible.  The butterfly ran a little more so I had to use darker colors, but overall I was pleased with the outcome.

Sketch152

You have until Sunday, May 29th to enter Sketch #152 at From The Heart Stamps.  Hope to see you there!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Just Us Girls

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating “Just Us Girls! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.  The challenge will run through Sunday, May 15th 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 digital image by Morgans Artworld called “Ragamuffin Kids”.  I enjoyed coloring this with Copic Markers and used a Technique Junkies background text stamp  and a My Favorite Things sentiment.

Girls

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

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #149 – Twist: Use a Die Cut

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with sketch #149 at From The Heart Stamps. These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image and the sketch. The rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to “Use A Die Cut”.

Sketch149

For my card I used the April Stamp of the Month called “Time to Bloom”.  This is such a gorgeous new image and I love the brush sentiments!  I colored the images with Copic Markers with the addition of white gel pen for highlights.  The paper pack is Lily Bee ‘Head Over Heels” collection and the background text is a My Favorite Things stamp.  For my dies, I used the stitched squares, also by My Favorite Things.

Sketch149

Sure hope you’ll join us this week for Sketch #149 at From The Heart Stamps.  Also, don’t forget to stop by and join the FTHS Facebook group.  Happy Monday!!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #123 – Animals!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is Animals! 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) DRS Designs: Prize is $10.00 Gift Certificate

2) Stampendous: Prize is $20.00 Gift Certificate

My card today features the DRS Designs, “Friendly Flower Frog’ which I colored with Copic Markers.  My papers are from Simple Stories “DIY Boutique” collection and froggy is on a My Favorite Things cross stitched circle die.

Frog
We hope you’ll join us this week to showcase your animal cards and be entered for some great prizes. Happy Day!!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #122; For Mom or A Special Female

Happy Weekend!  It’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge celebrating Mom, or that special female in your life!!!   You have until Friday, April 15th to enter.

I wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids is growing by adding more hospitals and more volunteers to take your donated cards.  We hope that after you enter the challenge you consider sending your cards to SAS4Kids for children in need.  Check out how.

Now, let’s get on to those sponsors:

1) Sami Stamps– offering a $12.00 Gift Certificate to Store

3) “Dies R Us”– offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Store

Now how about some inspiration?   My first card uses Sami’s Stamp image called, “Floral Girl.”   I used Inktense Pencils to color her up and then edged with Wilted Lilac Distress Ink.  I then put through the We R Memory Keepers die and added pearl pen for additional texture.  My sentiment die is WPlus9.

Sami

We hope you will come be and participate at the Special Female or Mom Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

From The Heart Stamps – Mid-Week Inspiration

Happy Wednesday.  Today I’m posting some Mid-Week Inspiration for From The Heart Stamps.

My card today is “Lucky Birdbrain Chick”” colored with Copic Markers and cut out with a My Favorite Things square die.  The stitched edges die and sentiment are also My Favorite things and the pattern paper is My Minds Eye.

LuckyBirdbrain

I look forward to seeing you over at From The Heart Stamps Community both on the blog and on Facebook. 

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Simon Says Stay: A Bit of Green

Open Minded Crafting: St. Patricks

Sketch Saturday Challenge #398

Happy Saturday!  I’m really excited for todays new Sketch Saturday challenge because I created the sketch!  It’s a very simple sketch, but I love it because it allows the image to be the focus.  This is especially important for this week because our sponsor is A Day For Daisies an absolute favorite of mine.  Tammy, the creator of A Day For Daisies, is offering a very generous $12.00 gift certificate to her store for our random winner!  You have until Friday, February 12th for a chance to win.

Here’s my sketch:

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My card features the stunning image from A Day For Daisies called, Doll Face 5.”  I colored her with Copic Markers  and used watercolor pencils for the background.  The sentiment is from the Amazing stamp set by My Favorite Things as is the oval die.   The banner die is Simon Says Stamp and the Scallop die is Spellbinders.

Sketch 398

We’d love for you to join us for Sketch #398 at Sketch Saturday!

 

 

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