Saturday, May 4, 2024

SAS4Kids - May 4, 2024: Cards 4 Dads/Special Guys (from the kids)

May the Fourth be with you!!  The May challenge from Send a Smile 4 Kids is Cards 4 Dads/Special Guys (from the kids).  

Isn't this owl beautiful!  The die set and background paper are from Honey Bee Stamps, the sentiment from Stampin' Up.  Link up your cards for Dad and special guys in the SAS4Kids challenge blog.  

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Cards 4 Moms/Special Ladies (from the kids)

Happy April!  I am so looking forward to Spring!  With the new month there is a new challenge from SAS 4 Kids - For the Ladies.  They are looking for Cards 4 Moms/Special Ladies (from the kids).  Here is mine:

Taylored Expressions has a series of layered stencils called Create in Quads.  The stars are made from one of the Hooray! set.  The sentiment is from Scrapbook & Cards Today.  Link up your card For the Ladies at the SAS4Kids challenge blog!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Color Throwdown

This week’s color throwdown has a group of very soft colors that can be masculine or feminine. Here’s mine:

I used a Concord & 9th Marbled turnabout stamp that I won in a generous giveaway from C9. Great company and great stamps!  The inks are lost shadow, pumice stone, faded jeans, and stormy sky oxides.  Here is the inspiration image from Color Throwdown:

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Send a Smile 4 Kids - For the Boys

 Happy March!  It’s time for a new challenge from SAS4K. This month, we encourage everyone to make a card for a boy of any age.  Here’s my contribution:

A little texture and some bright colors.  Hurry summer!!!  Be sure to link up your creation to the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog!

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Blue, Green, and Kraft

The Color Throw Down had a blue, green, and kraft challenge. Here is my version:

The ink blended oval is Concord and 9th inks Blueberry and Parsley. Gina K Silhouette, SU sentiment.  I recently won a Concord and 9th drawing and am loving their inks I chose!!!!  I layered kraft behind the cream layer to soften the transition to the black layer. Here is the inspiration image:

Be sure to check out the current Send A Smile 4 Kids Spring/Easter challenge!  

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Send A Smile 4 Kids - Spring or Easter

It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means it’s time for the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. This month we are looking to see Spring or Easter themed cards in our gallery.  

This is made from a Paper Pumpkin kit. I think that I get so caught up in techniques, that I lose sight of how easy and pretty kit cards are to make. So give yourself some grace, and know that not every cards needs 20 die cuts or 10 layers. Simple is great too!!  Show off your Spring or Easter card, no matter how simple or fancy it might be at Send A Smile 4 Kids! 

Friday, January 26, 2024

Celebrate Everything!

The Paper Craft Crew has a fun challenge this round. 

I’m not a big Valentines person, so the banners and colors were my inspiration. 

I used the Taylored Expressions Hooray quad for the background, and Honey Bee Stamps sentiment. There is a lot of great inspiration on the Paper Craft blog, be sure to check it out!