Saturday, October 2, 2021

Send A Smile 4 Kids Celebration Challenge

This month's challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids is a holiday or celebration card.  I made a Thanksgiving thank you card.  


I used a Darice Scroll Corner embossing folder on COREdinations paper, and sanded the design.  The pumpkins were die cut.  I think the sentiment is perfect for SAS4Kids!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Christmas is on the Way!

 The Paper Players has a "By the Numbers" challenge.  


I used the Stampin Up 25 Days of Christmas embossing folder inked with Old Olive in a new-to-me technique.  I edged the panel in gold, and then used stash ribbon to make it look like a package.  The stars were too small to use my gold marker, so I thinned a drop of gold reinker, and used a pin to paint.  Not perfect, then then neither are the stars!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Texture and Layers Galore!

Happy 600th challenge to Just Us Girls!  What an accomplishment!  In honor of 600, they are challenging participants to include 6 of something on their entry.  

There are 6 layers on this card, 4 textured embossing panels (isn't the cream pearl pretty with the embossing?!?), the sentiment and it's burgundy layer.  I made 3 of these with the various pieces, 1 sadly botched.  This is a fun layout to make multiples.  The JUGs word week:

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Send A Smile 4 Kids Fall Cards

 It's the first Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge!


I cut the circles using my Hero Arts infinity dies, layered them onto a piece of textured cardstock, and hand drew the stitches.  The hair was cut freehand.  Super easy and fun to do!

Hope you'll stop by the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge blog and check out our DT fall cards. Then, stop back by later this month to link up a card of your very own. Even though we are focusing on fall cards this month, any kid-friendly card can be linked up for the challenge.

If you are interested in donating your card to one of our hospitals, please check each shipper's current needs. Due to Covid, not all of our hospitals are accepting cards at this time. 

Thanks for stopping, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Great Washi Layout from Make the Cards Challenge

Make The Cards Challenge blog has a sketch challenge that is great to use some of my (massive) washi tape hoard.  

Here is their inspiration sketch:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Color Challenge

Just Us Girls (JUGS) has a fun pink, yellow, and green color challenge.  I recently saw a stencil that looked like a water blob, but it was sold out.  No problem - I made my own with some old drafting film and my Scan and Cut!

Here are their colors:


I used Distress Oxides Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, and Twisted Citron, and added the Ranger sentiment in Basic Grey.  I flicked on a bit of water, using a fan brush, a trick I learned from Cathy Zielski.  The shape of the brush definitely makes a difference!!

Friday, August 20, 2021

You're A Hot Mess

Paper Craft Crew has a horizontal sketch challenge.  Thought it was a great way to use a Color Burst background I had in my stash, and the Hero Arts Sentiment was perfect for the "messy" strips.  

This sketch will be great for the many strips of patterned paper scraps.  

Send a Smile for Kids has a fun Thank You challenge running through the end of the month.  Come join us!