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Sketch Saturday Challenge #413

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, May 27th to enter your card for a chance to win.  For those who closely follow, you likely saw that this post went up last Saturday by accident – OOPS.  Guess you got a sneak peak at the sketch!

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Paper Shelter’s “Rose” which I used in the pre-colored form.  I love the vibrant colors that Paper Shelter has in their images so you can make a speedy card of great quality. The design paper is from Glitz “Felicity” collection.   The sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp in Kristina Werner’s handwriting.

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

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #397 – Pick Any Sketch

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, February 5th to enter your card for a chance to win.

For our challenge this week it’s “Pick Any Sketch” from the Sketch Saturday previous sketches 215 through 396.  I’ve gone way back into the archives and chosen sketch #230 for my card.

Here’s the sketch:

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My image today is  Paper Shelter’s “Casual Boy” which I colored with Copic Markers.  The design paper is “Note To Self” by Echo Park.   The card base is cut out with a Simon Says Stamp die and the tab element is a My Favorite Things label die. I finished off with a few Hero Arts gems and a sentiment also from Simon Says Stamp.

I can’t wait to see what sketch you choose this week for the “Pick Your Own” week at Sketch Saturday!

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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #112-Celebration!

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) challenge and the theme for this entry is Celebration! 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) The Paper Shelter: Prize is 3 images of winners choice

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

My first card today features the DRS Designs, “Bountiful Basket’ and “Happy Birthday Arc.”  I colored this beautiful basket with Copic Markers and kept the card clean and simple because I just loved the fall theme basket.

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My second card uses a digital image from Paper Shelter called, “Fair Day.”  The bright Amy Tangerine “Plus One” paper pack really works perfectly for this celebration image.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp “Happy & Smile.”

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

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:

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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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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #103; 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 really great sponsors offering prizes to our winners.  You have until Friday, June 19th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids needs your cards for hospitalized kids.  With Operation Write Home closing on August 1st, I sure hope you will consider sending your donated cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids. Here’s how to donate.

Here’s our sponsors:

1) Flat Friends – offering 6 Digital Images of Winners Choice

2) The Paper Shelter – offering 3 Digital Images of Winners Choice

3) Bugaboo – offering a 7 Digital Images of Winners Choice

Now how about some inspiration?   My first card uses Flat Friends “Summer Swim.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used Echo Parks “Walking on Sunshine” 6 x 6 collection.  The fish and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn’s “Critters of the Sea.”  The dies are My Favorite Things Ovals and Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles.  For the waves I broke out my old EK Success wave punch.  I really need to get a wave die.

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My next card is from The Paper Shelter called, “Sophie in the Country.” I colored Sophie with Copic Markers and cut her out with a Sizzix keyhole die. The paper pack is from Amy Tangerine’s “Rise & Shine” collection.  I stamped an Impressions Obsessions distressed background with Hero Arts Shadow Ink.  The sentiment and label is from Simon Says Stamp and the card is finished with a few enamel dots.

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

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #354

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, April 3rd to enter your card for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose Paper Shelter’s “Soccer Boy” and colored him with Copic Markers.  The design paper is from Simple Stories “DIY Boutique.”  The background, square, circle, and star dies are from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment and star are stamped with My Favorite Things “All Star” stamp set. I hope you like him!

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

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Send a Smile 4 Kids: Punches and/or Die Cuts

Happy Saturday!  That means it’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and we are having fun with punches and dies.  I can remember a few years ago when it was not common to have a die for almost every stamp made and that you needed an entire wall to store all your punches.  Thankfully, dies are thin and I’m not afraid to admit, I have a few!

As usual for we have some really great sponsors this week.  You have until Friday, March 6th to enter.

Also, a quick reminder that Send a Smile 4 Kids is growing and has added more hospitals and volunteers to take your donated cards.  We hope you’ll consider donating some cards for kids in need.  Check out how.

Now, let’s get on to those sponsors:

1) Flat Friends – offering 6 digital images of winners choice

2) Paper Shelter – offering 3 digital images of winners choice

3) Sassy Studios – offering 4 digital images of winners choice

My first card uses Flat Friends “Love Heart”.  He’s colored with Copic’s and the paper is Carta Bella “Boy oh Boy” collection.  The “bubble die” is My Favorite Things and the curved die he’s sitting on is the “curved edge” die from Simon Says Stamp.  The love sentiment is Paper Smooches.

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The next card features “Soccer Star” from Paper Shelter. He’s colored with copics and the paper is and oldie but a goodie from Deja Views called “Sports”.  The circles dies are from My Favorite Things.

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 My last card features Sassy Studios “Boom Box” who I also colored with copics and used the Amy Tangerine “Plus One” collection.  Rectangle die and Sentiment are My Favorite Things.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using your punches and dies.

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