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Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #115: Winter Fun 4 Kids!

Hey friends, it’s Saturday and time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge.  This is such a great cause that supports hospitalized children by providing them cheerful cards in times of need.  What’s even better news is they are growing and need your support!  If you are wondering where to send all those cards that you make, please consider donating. Here’s a link how.

For our challenge we are highlighting “Winter Fun for Kids”. Our challenges are supported by great sponsors and this week we have:

Lacy Sunshine:  3 images of winners choice

Dollar Graphic Depot:  $15.00 Gift Certificate to Store

One Happy Cut:  $15.00 Gift Certificate to Store

Let’s get to some inspiration.  My first card features Lacy Sunshine’s “Melanie Boo Christmas Caroling” colored with copic markers.  I created a stencil using multiple snowflake dies and sprayed the background with Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays.  I also added Art Anthology Gilded Gold Colorations spray to add sparkle, then ran the panel through an embossing folder to add more interest.  The tag is a mini set by Clearly Besotted.

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My second card features Dollar Graphic’s Studio “Freezin’ Season” also colored with Copic Markers.  I made the background the same as the above card and used Clearly Besotted snowflakes and sentiment to complete the card.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration and would love to see you over at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #110: Fall Colors For KIDS!

Hey friends, it’s Saturday and time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge.  This is such a great cause that supports hospitalized children by providing them cheerful cards in times of need.  What’s even better news is they are growing and need your support!  If you are wondering where to send all those cards that you make, please consider donating.  Here’s a link how.

For our challenge we are highlighting Fall Colors for Kids.  I’m sure those of you who follow me know that Fall is my favorite season and I am thrilled to offer some inspiration and see what you will create using Fall Colors For Kids.  As you know our challenges are supported by great sponsors and this week we have:

Lacy Sunshine:  3 images of winners choice

Stitchy Bear:  $10.00 Gift Certificate to Store

Inspired by Stamping:  $20.00 Gift Certificate to Store

Let’s get to some inspiration.  My first card features Lacy Sunshine’s “Eleanor & Pickles Book of Spells” colored with copic markers.  I used a Papertrey ink tag to cut the image out and tied it with some halloween bakers twine.  The spiders are from an older Inkadinkado stamp set and the paper is a combination of KC & Company and DCWV.

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My second card uses Stitchy Bear’s “Pumpkin by Craftygirl Creations” also colored with Copic Markers.  The paper is from the new “Fall Blessings” 6 x 6 pack from Carta Bella and cut out with a Simon Says Stamp die.  The circle dies are My Favorite Things as is the border die under the word banner.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration and would love to see you over at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #87: Fall Colors For KIDS!

Hey friends, it’s Saturday and time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge.  This is such a great cause that supports hospitalized children by providing them cheerful cards in times of need.  I encourage you to join us in both our challenges and in sending in some cards, especially during the up coming holiday season when being away from home is extra difficult.

Fall is my favorite season and I am just in thrilled to offer some inspiration and see what you create using Fall Colors with kid twist.  As you know our challenges are supported by some great sponsors and this week is no different so let me tell you all about them.

Jelly Park:  Prize is 4 Images of winners choice

DRS Designs:  Prize is a $10.00 Gift Certificate

Sassy Studios:  Prize is 4 images of winners choice

WOOHOO, let’s get to some inspiration – oh, and don’t forget, the design team will also choose their favorite and the winner is offered a guest design team spot for the next challenge!

My first card for inspiration is from Jelly Park.  This sweet image is colored with copic markers and cut out with a Sizzix frame die.  The leaves are an Obsession Impression die and the paper used is from Farmhouse “Sugar Hill” 6 x 6 collection.  I also used a My Favorite Things stitched die across the card and finished her off with ticket from Tim Holtz.

Jelly Park "Jumping in the Leaves"

Jelly Park “Jumping in the Leaves”

My second card for inspiration is from DRS Designs.  I just adore coloring pumpkins and used my Copic Markers in Y04, Y07, Y09, R08, and Y38 for some highlight.  The fall sentiment is from “Into the Woods” and the thankful sentiment is from “So Thankful”, both Lawn Fawn.

DRS Designs "Pumpkin Patch"

DRS Designs “Pumpkin Patch”

My last card for inspiration is from Sassy Studio’s.  This “Bewitched” image was colored with copics and highlighted with distress inks to make the sky.  The stars are from Simon Says Stamp and paper is K & Company.  Sentiment is paper smooches and embossed with white powder.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration and would love to see you over at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Sassy Studio "Little Honey Bewitched Betty"

Sassy Studio “Little Honey Bewitched Betty”

Witchy Poo Pumpkin

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I had originally made this halloween card for a design team project that called for pumpkins, however, realized the post was going up after halloween, so couldn’t use it.  No worries, it will just find a nice home either with Operation Write Home, or Send a Smile 4 Kids, both great card donation programs I work with.

I am sad to say I don’t know exactly who to credit the image to.  I think it’s a Pure Innocence, but not really sure.  If you know, please leave me a comment so I can amend my post. I colored her with Copic Markers. The cool bats are from Paper Smooches and the small stars on her outfit and the larger stars in the background are from Simon Says Stamps set called “Lots of Stars”.  I embossed the sentiment using versafine black ink and clear powder. Paper is from my stash from K & Company that my dear friend Lynn sent me last year (or was it the year before……Man I’m getting old).

Last, I just got my Simon Says Stamp July Kit, so hold on to your hat because I have a free weekend and a new card kit box and you know what that means……..

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A Day For Daisies Mom Card

Sketch by Operation Write Home 150; Digital Image A Day for Daisies

Sketch by Operation Write Home 150; Digital Image A Day for Daisies

 

 

I love using Operation Write Home Card Sketches, they make designing so easy.  Today I used a freebie from A Day For Daisies.  If you join their challenges a free image is provided.  I do love FREE!

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