Saturday, April 19, 2014

Birthday Fun 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is Birthday Fun 4 Kids! Create and link any birthday card for a child and you could win one of our great prizes. Please visit our blog for all the details and to see the awesome cards by the rest of the SAS4Kids design team.

We have three very generous sponsors for this challenge: Dollar Graphics Depot is giving their winner a $15 gift certificate! Bugaboo is giving their randomly picked winner 7 digis of their choice!  And QKR Stampede’s winner gets 5 digis! TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

My first card above features Birthday Fishes by Bugaboo. I just love this stamp- so fun for kids! I printed him on gold paper and again on several dps and paper pieced the fish, his hat and the bubbles. I added some strips of the blue paper and attached all to a kraft card.
My second card is a gate-fold easel card featuring sweet colored digital stamps from the Alyssa the Birthday Girl set from Dollar Graphics Depot. I simply printed two of the girls, cut them out and placed on either side of the front gate-fold. This what the inside easel part looks like: 

I attached another sweet birthday girl and the sentiment, all from the same set of colored digital stamps. The Birthday Girl is raised with pop dots to hold up the inside easel.  I learned how to make this unique fold on Dayonna's blog here. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What If? Wed. Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for another fun sketch challenge at The House that Stamps Built and we are challenging you to make a card using the sketch below and link it up for a chance at some great Repeat Impressions rubber! For all the details on what you can win and to see the other Rock Stars cards using this sketch, please visit our blog.

One of my favorite Repeat Impression’s stamps is this “Ode to Spring” bunny. He just makes me smile! I stamped him in pink and cut the spring scene out with an oval die cut. I stamped RI’s Celebrate Spring in green on a yellow piece and added some buttons to complete the spring card.
Here is the sketch for you to follow when you create a card for our challenge. You do not need to use Repeat Impressions stamps to enter our challenges, but you get an extra chance to win if you do!

I am out of town for a few more days hopefully loving my Western Caribbean cruise. Happy Easter!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn

"Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia Thursday, March 27th. She has been in the hospital since her diagnosis and will remain there having chemo treatments. Please pray for this sweet little girl and her dear family. Lauryn has two siblings that she just adores! Updates can be found via their Facebook page HERE."

I copied the paragraph above from the blog post here where they are doing a card drive for Lauryn and her family. There is an address on the side of the blog where you could send a card, as I have done. Here is the front of my card: 

I decided to use the theme from one of the beautiful digital images they are selling to raise money for Lauryn and her family's expenses in this long fight. This is the one I purchased: 

There are several beautiful digital images to choose from. Lauryn likes purple and pink and princesses and Superman, so here is the fun surprise when she opens her card: 
The Superman and Super Lauryn and a pink butterfly pop up on pieces of acetate. Here is a close up look at the floating images:

You go Super Lauryn! Sending prayers and love from one of her many blogging and stamping friends.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Best Friend

It is my BFF's birthday on Saturday but I am not able to blog that day and I gave her her card yesterday, so I am sharing it with everyone today here on my blog today. I masked the front square piece with a beautiful dragonfly stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and then painted on Rose Metallic 3D Stamp Paint from Viva. This was my first card using this new product, but I will be playing with it more as soon as I have the time. I love the sparkly dimension it gives to a card. The perfect sentiment for my best bud is from Simon Says Stamp. There was more fun when she opened the card:

I continued the dragonfly theme with dragonflies and swirls I cut out with my Silhouette that pop up when she opened the card. I also added some pearls that I recently pulled off my 24 year old wedding bouquet before I finally tossed it. The dragonfly flourishes are attached with strips of acetate to a scored center in the square card. I attached one more dragonfly flourish to the bottom and added another perfect sentiment for my friend.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Through the Craft Room Door and Fan-Tastic Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Easter Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

It’s another Designer’s Choice Challenge at The House that Stamps Built, Repeat Impression’s blog. It’s Joy’s turn and the theme of her challenge is Easter.  After you make your Easter card, you can enter it for a chance to win some awesome Repeat Impressions rubber! Please visit the blog for all the details and to see the other Rock Star's cards for this DCC challenge. 

I liked the Bunny Stencil from Repeat Impressions so I stamped it three times on different pastel cardstock scraps and then cut them out. I embossed the green base card with a floral frame embossing folder and stamped RI’s Happy Easter in green ink. I punched the three circles in a green strip, and attached it with pop dots to raise. The bunnies were attached with glue dots hopping in different directions.

I am entering this card in the Easter Animal Challenge at Artistic Inspirations  and the Easter Challenges at Crafting From the Heart and Simon Says Stamp

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wishing You Joy and Asking For Cards and Prayers for Lauryn

It is a very busy time for me so I have not had lots of time for playing and making new cards. I did complete some for the upcoming individual classes to be held in my home after April and this is one of them, I created some masks with a Memory Box deer die-cut, a tree cut with my Silhouette and a circle for the moon. After attaching them all on a black piece I sponged white ink all over and then added the sentiment. I love the front of this card, but the inside is even better. Take a look:

This is another Floating Image Card and the Joy and snowflakes pop up when you open the card. I know we are tired of snow, but I make and share Christmas ideas all year round in my classes and that way we are not overwhelmed later when we have to get them all done.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Scribble and Scrap.

I have just discovered a blog post about a sweet little two year old named Lauryn recently diagnosed with leukemia. Some on-line friends of her family have started a card drive for her. You can click on the ribbon picture on the side of my blog, or here  to go to the blog with all the details on the card drive and the address where you could send a card. Just imagine if Lauryn was your granddaughter or daughter, and if you can, please send a card and your prayers her way.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Origami LOL Stencil Card

I had fun designing this L.O.L. stencil card for one of the classes I am offering in my home soon. I have been playing with my plastic stencils to make backgrounds and this stencil by Clear Scraps I sponged with blue and purple distress inks. I stamped and cut out the Origami birds by Mama Elephant and attached them on black punched circles. The sentiment is from Hambo. The L.O.L. part happens when you open the card:
Ha! Sure to bring a smile to the lucky person receiving this card- maybe even a belly laugh:) Love doing that!

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Jo's Scrap Shack and Sister Act.