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From The Heart Stamps Sketch #162 – Twist: Snow Day

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with sketch #162 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: Snow Day.


As you can tell from my card, I chose not to use the “twist” this week, but just the sketch.  My image is the new, “Bunnies and Butterflies” which I colored with Copic Markers and cut out with a stitched My Favorite Things stitched cross stitch die.  The background is textured with a Tim Holtz stencil and distress ink in Stormy Sky. The bow element is a Paper Smooches die.


We sure hope you’ll join us for Sketch #162 at From The Heart Stamps  this week. Also, don’t forget to stop by and join the FTHS Facebook group.  Happy Monday!!

Send a Smile 4 Kids: 131: Anything Goes!

It’s Saturday and time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. Today we are celebrating Anything Goes 4 Kids!  You have until Friday, September 1st to enter.

I also want to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids continues to grow and would love to have your donations to support hospitalized children. Come on over and Check out how.

Now, let’s see what this week’s sponsors are generously donating:

1) Crackerbox Palace – offering 3 digital images of winners choice

2)  Dies R Us – offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate

My card features the Crackerbox Palace “Scarecrow”  which I colored with Copic Markers.  Isn’t he sweet?  My design paper is My Minds Eye “All Spice” and I distressed the edges.

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I look forward to seeing you “Anything Goes 4 Kids” card over at Send a Smile 4 Kids.  YEAH!!

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Challenge 129 – Christmas in July

Happy Saturday my Friends.  Today at Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) we are celebrating “Christmas in July.”

If you aren’t familiar with SAS4Kids, their commitment is to support hospitalized children by providing home-made cards that parents, staff, or even the kids themselves can give during this time of need. It’s not a sad cause, in fact, we don’t focus on Get Well cards at all, but make the cards happy and fun.   I sure hope you will join both in our challenge and by sending in some cards for kids. To find out more about donation, look here.

This challenge will run through Friday, August 5th and give you a great head start on some holiday card making.  This challenge is sponsored by some very generous donors who are giving away some great gifts for the winning entry.  The design team also chooses their favorite so there are lots of ways to win.

The donors and prizes are:

1) The Cutting Cafe:   3 Digital/Cut Files for our Winner

2) Kitchen Sink Stamps: Prize: $25 Dollar Gift Certificate

Wow – thank you sponsors, Send a Smile 4 Kids really appreciates your support.

Now, let’s get to some inspiration!  My card is made using a PDF file from The Cutting Cafe, called “Christmas Card Fun.”  The cool thing about Cutting Cafe is their very affordable files come in both PDF and SVG files, which are used for electronic cutters.  As I don’t have an electronic cutter, I printed off the PDF on design paper and embellished with gold Sakura pen.  On the Cutting Cafe website, there are many great tutorials using this same file for both a shaker and treat cup project.  My snowflakes are cut from glitter paper using a Lawn Fawn die and the sentiment is Paper Smooches.


Christmas in July

I hope you’ll join us for our Christmas in July Challenge and consider donating some cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Challenge #127 – “Punch and Die Cuts”

It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge!  This challenge we are playing with “Punches and Die Cuts” on your cards this week.

Our wonderful sponsors are:

1) Dollar Graphics Depot – offering $15.00 gift certificate

2) Bugaboo – offering seven (7) digi’s to our winner

Thank you so much to our sponsors for supporting SAS4Kids!

Now, on to the inspiration.  For my card I used the Dollar Graphics Depot image called “Natures Colors”. This is an entire sheet of digital images for $1.00!  What a bargain for images that can be used over and over again.


I created the background using the technique I found on Pinterest using glue, distress inks, and a score-pal.  If you want the details, here’s the link.   I used a few dies this week including stitched ovals from My Favorite Things and a bow die by Paper Smooches.  My Tim Holtz sentiment is colored with Copic markers as is the focal image.

Dollar Graphics

You have until Friday, July 1st to enter your “Punches & Die Cuts” entry for Send a Smile 4 Kids. We’d also love it if you considered donating your cards for hospitalized children across nation. Check out how to donate here. 

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!

Brown Sugar Challenge #177 Anything Goes

Happy Friday!  It’s time for a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges and today starts Anything Goes.  This challenge is sponsored by Robyn’s Fetsh, offering prizes for our random winner.

For my card today, I colored “Chef” with Copic Markers to showcase my “Anything Goes” card.  My paper pad is called, “Two Christmases in One” by Authentique.”  I also used My Favorite Things stitched dies and Paper Smooches sentiment to finish off the card.


I can’t wait to see what your Anything Goes card looks like this week at Brown Sugar Challenges!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #113 Happy Holidays

Happy Weekend!  It’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and we are celebrating “Happy Holidays!”  The challenge sponsors are offering some great prizes for our winners and you have until Friday, November 20th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids continues to need your donations and we hope that after you enter the challenge you’ll consider sending your cards to SAS4Kids for children in need.  Check out how.

Now, let’s get on to those sponsors:

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

2) A Day For Daisies – offering a $12.00 Gift Certificate to Store

3) DeeDee Digi’s– offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Store

My first card features Doodle Pantry’s “Stocking Ants.”  These little rascals look like they are having a blast in that stocking don’t they?  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used the design paper called, “Jolly” by American Crafts.  I finished off with a sentiment from My Favorite Things and faux stitching.

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My next card is from A Day For Daisies called, “Christmas Bulbs.”  I also colored this with Copic Markers and added distress ink to age it up a little. My sentiment is a PaperSmooches die cut from DCWV Glitter Paper.  The dies used were Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things. I finished off with some gems and called her done.


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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A Day For Daisies: Black Lace Challenge 10-9-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  This week we are adding “black lace” to our projects.  The challenge will run through Thursday, October 15th at noon at A Day For Daisies Blog!

For my card today I used the absolutely adorable new image called, “Little Witch on Fence.”  The coloring is with Copic Markers and my paper is the new Authentique “moonlit” bundle. The keyhole die is from Sizzix and the bat die is Paper Smooches. For the lace, I used Club Scrap fiber.

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We’d also love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page where you can post your creations in addition to adding them on the blog.


Brown Sugar Challenge #167 Use a Number

It’s Friday! Woohoo!  That means it’s time for a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges featuring numbers.  This week’s challenge is sponsored by Morgan’s Artworld who is offering 3 digital images for our random winners choice.  You have until Thursday October 15th to enter.

For my card today, I’ve used Morgan’s Artworld, “Sports 5” to showcase my “Numbers” card.  I colored this great masculine stamp with Copic Markers and used “Echo Park’s Note To Self” paper pack. The circle dies is My Favorite Things, the numbers die is Paper Smooches, and the grass is Lawn Fawn.

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I can’t wait to see your “Numbers” card this week at Brown Sugar Challenges!

A Day For Daisies: New Release 10-2-15

It’s Friday and time for a new release at A Day For Daisies!  In addition, we are still running the “Photo Inspiration” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by October 8th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose “Little Witches Wing” to color for you today.  I used Copic Markers in my favorite purple combination of V09, V06, V05 and V01.  I also used the cool grays for shades of black and YR04, YR07, YR09 for my oranges.  The background is a combination of Y38, Y15 and Y04 mixed with 91% alcohol in a water brush.

I cut my image with a Lifestyle Crafts scallop die and distressed the edges with Antique Linen distress ink.  My bat is from a Paper Smooches die, my sentiment from My Favorite Things, and the paper is a My Minds Eye paper pack called, “Enchanted.”

We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!

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