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.
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.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my inspiration and would love to see you over at Send a Smile 4 Kids!
Happy Saturday! That means it’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and we are celebrating Bright Colors 4 Kids! You have until Friday, July 24th to enter your card. We are always so grateful to our wonderful sponsors who support us by offering such great prizes.
Those sponsors are:
1) Stitchy Bear – offering $10 dollar gift certificate to store.
2) The Cutting Cafe– offering 3 digital images or cut files of winners choice.
3) Sassy Studios – offering 4 digital images of winners choice.
My first card uses Stitchy Bears Cartoon Boy Riding on Skateboard” digital image which I colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is also Stitchy Bear from “Tammy Tween” digital image. I colored the edges with distress ink while the spellbinders die was still in place creating that great white border. The background is an embossing folder by Darice and a great price at Hobby Lobby. The stars across the card are from Simon Says Stamp “Hey Dude.”
The next card features a super fun project from The Cutting Cafe called, “Sail Boat Shaped Card Set”. This project can be done without a specialized cutting machine by simply printing the PDF file from a standard printer, which I’ve done. The pattern paper is from Our Daily Bread. To create the layers behind the pattern paper, I used the same pattern then trimmed a little off each side to fit. To ensure both sides were even, I cut both right and left pattern papers at the same time. I distressed the edges of the card stock with Distress Ink and colored wood veneer stars using my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The sentiment was cut using standard circle dies from My Favorite Things.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with using Bright Colors 4 Kids.
Happy New Year! It’s the first Saturday of 2015 and time for a Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge! We have continued our tradition of having great sponsors who have generously offered prizes to our randomly chosen winners. They are:
1) DRS Designs: Offering a prize of $10.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner
2) Doodle Pantry: Offering a prize of $10.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner
3) Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet: Offering a prize of $6.00 Gift Certificate to Random Winner
Now, how about some inspiration!
My first card uses DRS Designs “Allie & Callie“. I colored them with Copic Markers and used Glitz’s “Felicity” 6 x 6 paper pack. Sentiment is Paper Smooches as is the “love” die.
My second card uses a digital image from Doodle Pantry called, “Heart Candy Ants”. I brought the image into Photoshop Elements and inserted the sentiment into the heart. This image is full of great sentiments for Love and Valentines cards and is perfect for this challenge. I used Copic Markers and Lily Bee’s “Head Over Heels” 6 x 6 collection then finished it off with some pearls and chipboard arrows painted with white.
The last card today uses Stitchy Bear Digital Designs “BBKakes, Balloon Boy I” which I colored with Copic’s and used recollections ticket embellishments and a die cut heart spray painted with some cool new Liquitex spray paints from Blick Arts. So cool and great coverage. Perfect for all types of paper crafting projects.
Shopping Our Stash: Thrice as Nice (3 balloons)
Happy Saturday everyone! It’s time for another Send a Smile 4 Kids Card Challenge! You ready? This challenge is featuring kid friendly Fall or Halloween cards. You can use any image be it rubber stamp, digital or cut file, it’s up to you. We have some great sponsors for this challenge that would love for you to use their images in the challenge, so check them out. The first sponsor is:
1) The Crackerbox Palace – Prize – $15.00 Gift Certificate
2) The Cutting Cafe – Prize – 3 sets of digis or cutting files
3) Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet – Prize – 2 digital images – Value $6.00
Now, let’s get to some inspiration! My first card showcases images from The Cutting Cafe’s “Halloween Time”. This set alone comes with 55 assorted digital images and I just used a few to make a scene! Fun set. I created shadows with Copic Markers and the sentiment stamp is an oldie but a goodie from Stampendous. Paper is from DCWV 6 x 6 pad “Spooky Time”.
My second card is from The Crackerbox Palace using the Pumpkin and Autumn Blessing images, which I colored with Copic Markers and design paper from Authentique’s “Enchanted”. The stitching is created by the new “Stitched” die from paper smooches. I finished this one off with some waxy thread and called her done.
My final offering is from Stitchy Bear’s Digital Outlet called “New Hat”. She’s colored in Copic Markers with a small strip of We Are Memory Keepers “Spooksville” design paper on the edge. The “Boo” is a new Paper Smooches Die. Though I am already Copic Certified, I just took another awesome class by Jennifer Dove through Annie’s Closet. If you haven’t seen her work, you’re really missing out. She does a great job and explaining how to color people. She also has a beginner class that is supposed to be really good too. The coloring I’ve done is really basic compared to what she does, but it was my first go after the class and I can see more definition in the face that I normally produce. I look forward to hearing if you’ve also taken this class and what you thought about it.