It's time for the November challenge from Send A Smile 4 Kids! This month, we are making holiday cards. When I saw this sentiment from Stampin' Up, I knew I had to use it for SAS4Kids cards.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021
This month's challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids is a holiday or celebration card. I made a Thanksgiving thank you card.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
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
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.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
It's the first Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge!
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
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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:
Friday, August 20, 2021
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.
Send a Smile for Kids has a fun Thank You challenge running through the end of the month. Come join us!
Saturday, August 7, 2021
This month's challenge from SAS4Kids is to create a thank you card for a child to give to a staff member or special person.SAS4Kids and show us how you say thank you!
Saturday, July 3, 2021
This month's challenge at SAS4Kids is Christmas in July. I decided to make an easel card.
Come link up with us at SAS4Kids and show us how you celebrate Christmas in July!
Sunday, June 20, 2021
I used a Spellbinders die cut 4x into DCWV adhesive paper and an InLoveArts sentiment die. I used every scrap and am so happy with the results!! Here is the original JUGS inspiration:
Friday, June 18, 2021
I buy a lot of my craft supplies from crafters in Facebook groups. A very kind lady in one of the groups gifted me a Unity stamp set that is completely different than my usual style. Made me try something new, as I don't color much, and I don't usually use images of people. I'm pretty pleased with the end result!
Fab Friday has a color challenge using Stampin' Up colors, but all brands are welcome. I used Stampin' Write markers for everything expect her hair. I didn't have a marker anywhere close to brown, so I used some watercolor pencils. The layers are Granny Apple Green, the raincoat So Saffron, the duckling is So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie blended together.
The Paper Craft Crew has a versatile sketch challenge. I made my version with Echo Park I Love My Cat paper, My Favorite Things I Miss Your Hugs sentiment.
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Playing along with a new to me challenge - Color Hues. Their prompt is blue and brown. I always need more masculine cards, and these are the perfect colors!
SU Mosaic Madness stamp and punch, Tufted embossing folder, with Crumb Cake and Misty Moonlight paper, Soft Suede and Misty Moonlight in. I added a water droplet type jewel to the center of each mosaic for a little interest.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
The Color Throwdown challenge colors are super fun:
This month's challenge at SAS4Kids focuses on tweens and teens, who are often forgotten.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Try Stampin' On Tuesday is having a sketch challenge, with an option for a masculine project. Since most of my cards go to deployed military, masculine cards are always needed.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Great challenge from a new to me blog using hexagons:
I punched the hexagons from alcohol inked paper with some gold mixative, and layered them on some pretty gold paper. I embossed the Mauve Mist paper with a honeycomb folder, and added some metal accents from my stash. I'm playing along with the Make The Cards sketch challenge:
Friday, May 14, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
I'm trying to get back to entering challenges. I have been creating, just not playing along with the great inspiration that challenges provide. Today, I am playing along with Try Stamping on Tuesday's sketch challenge, with the optional theme rainbows. Perfect for using my new to me Reverse Confetti Love & Ice Cream stamp and die set.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Darice embossing folder on silver matte paper, Spellbinder cardinal, older CTMH sentiment stamped in Stazon. Unfortunately, have needed too many of these cards recently. Damn covid.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
The May SAS4Kids challenge is to create a card for a child to give to a special man in their life, nurse, doctor, parent, grandparent, friend, etc.
Come join the challenge and show us your cards for a special man!
Sunday, March 28, 2021
I like to send a lot of Easter cards, As much as I love this one, I don't have the patience to create very many of them!
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Who couldn't use a little sunshine and laughter?
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
A dear friend just lost her Golden Retriever.The Paper Players, Ann's CAS challenge - Animals.
I think that the loss of pets has been even harder during quarantine. We are spending so much time at home with them. Plus there are very few rescue puppies available, at least in the mid-west. After losing our Yellow Lab last November, we applied for 53 dogs before we were chosen as Charli's new family.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Welcome back to another Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge! This month, we are focusing on Cards 4 Boys.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
I can't believe how long it has been since I posted! We were fortunate to have been chosen to receive a beautiful furbaby from Lucky Tales Rescue in Kentucky I forgot how much work a young puppy requires! Here's Charli! She is about 14 weeks old and as busy as a toddler. Mixed parentage, some Lab, Mastiff, and who knows what else.
Since I haven't been able to get up to my craft room, I have been doing a bit of beading, making and selling these cute glue fobs. I got tired of losing my Art Glitter pin. $6.50 + shipping, just let me know what color/style!