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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: Easter & Spring 4 Kids

Happy Saturday!  That means it’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and we are celebrating Easter and Spring 4 Kids!  Here in Virginia we actually had snow yesterday, so this is a welcome look at spring.

The challenge will run through Friday, March 18th.  We’d also like to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids would love to have your donated cards to give to hospitalized children.  We hope you’ll consider sending in some of your treasures for kids in need.  Check out how.

Now, let’s get on to those sponsors:

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

3) Di-versions – offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate to their store.

My first card uses Crackerbox Palace “Pixie with Pixie Dust.”  I colored her with Copic’s and the paper is Basic Grey’s “Fresh Cut” collection.  The circle and banner dies are My Favorite Things.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using Spring and Easter images to enter at Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Send a Smile 4 Kids: 114: 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, December 4th 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)  All Dressed Up – offering 2 digital images of winners choice

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

My first card features “Spot The Dog”  colored with Copics and using a My Favorite Things cover plate die.  My paper pack is “Warm & Cozy” by Carta Bella and I added a Lawn Fawn hat from “Hat’s Off To You.”  My sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

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My second card uses an adorable image by All Dressed Up called, “For You.”  I used my Copic’s in mint and coral to match with the Simple Stories “Vintage Bliss” paper pad.  The card base die is WPlus9 and the hearts are Lifestyle craft dies.  I created the clouds using a handmade template and chalks and my sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with for your Anything Goes 4 Kids.

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Animal Cards 4 Kids

It’s Saturday and time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. Today we are celebrating Animal Cards 4 Kids!  Seems like most kids like animals so this should be a great challenge.

You have until Friday, July 10th to enter, which means an extra week!

I also want to share more great news that Send a Smile 4 Kids continues to grow and has added even more hospitals and volunteers to take your donated cards.  With OWH closing on August 1st, we sure hope you’ll consider donating some cards for kids in need.  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)  All Dressed Up – offering 2 digital images of winners choice

3) DeeDee Digi – offering $15.00 Gift Certificate to store.

My first card features “Friendly Lion” from Crackerbox Palace.  I wanted the image directly on my card base for a clean & simple card. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps called, “Film Strip Sentiments.” I finished off with a few black pearls and called it a card.

Be careful when you are coloring directly onto your card base with copic markers because they will bleed through if you don’t open your card or use a barrier between the layers when you color.  Ask me how I know!

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My second card uses an adorable image by All Dressed Up called, “Little Treasure.”  I used my Copic’s in the trending colors of mint and coral and a great new Pebbles 6 x 6 paper pack called, “Cottage Living”.  The stitched base is a die from Simon Says Stamp and the circle die is My Favorite Things.  The sentiment is from The Craft Spot, called, “Tiny Tag 2.”

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using Animal images 4 Kids.

Send a Smile 4 Kids: Easter & Spring 4 Kids

Happy Saturday!  That means it’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge and we are celebrating Easter and Spring 4 Kids!  With all the snow we’ve been getting, this is surely a lovely thought.

Again, we have some really great sponsors this week.  You have until Friday, March 20th 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) Crackerbox Palace – offering 3 digital images of winners choice

2) Cutting Cafe – offering 3 digital images or cut files of winners choice

3) Kitchen Sink – offering a #25.00 Gift Certificate to Kitchen Sink store.

My first card uses Crackerbox Palace “Bunny in a Hat” and “Happy Easter Fun” sentiment.  He’s colored with Copic’s and the paper is Basic Grey’s “Fresh Cut” collection.  The Square and banner dies are My Favorite Things.

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The next card features “Pocket Full of Posies” from Cutting Cafe. I printed out the cut file on pattern paper.  To do that I run a test image on plain copy paper, then place my design paper back on top of that image and re-run it through the printer a second time.  I then cut out the images as I don’t have a die machine and distressed the edges with distress ink.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using Spring and Easter images 4 Kids.

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Challenge #86 Cute Halloween/Fall Cards for Kids

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”.

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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.

 

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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.

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