Monthly Archives: August 2015

Merry Monday #169, SAS4Kids & Stampin’ Up! sneak peek

OMGoodness, it feels like forever since I made a post! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I have been so busy with school starting and everything that goes with it!ย  But, today, I have a card I made, and a guest! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So we’ll get right down to business! ๐Ÿ™‚

I made my card for Merry Monday #169.ย  The challenge is to use Light Green, Dark Green and Red:)ย  I will also enter it into the challenge blog over at Send A Smile 4 Kids, which this week is “Anything Goes”๐Ÿ™‚

169My card is using some brand new products from Stampin’ Up! that will be available Sept. 1, 2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  If you would be interested the new catalog or any of the products you see here, please email me at

abSDC17305This card is made with the new Jingle All the Way stamp set and the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I bought them as a bundle and saved 15%! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, also come with, as you might guess, another die with a horse and sleigh.ย  I actually combined two different edgelits on one line for my card.ย  I also used a new Embossing Folder called Softly Falling.ย  The sentiment is from the Jingle All the Way stamp set, and yes, it’s curved:)

I used the little house edgelet on the left and cut it from Whisper White, then I colored it with my Stampin’ Write Real Red Marker.ย  On the right, I used the tree edgelit and cut the trees from Garden Green.ย  I just cut the trees and a small extra piece that I used to glue my trees to the house card stock.ย  I topped it off with some Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (retired).ย  I’m very please with how this turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I actually got the idea for this card from the new Holiday Catalog;)ย  You can find the stamp set and the dies on page 12 of the new catalog:)ย  The embossing folder is on the top left of page 24:)


Is it Halloween yet?ย  Well, you’re going to think so when you see the next cards by my guest, Karen Peterson! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Karen is from NE and she has used some card kits from Paper Wishes.ย  I don’t know anything about Paper Wishes, except that Karen sends in some really great cards for our kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


Isn’t this a great card?!ย  The top photo is the front with the card closed, then I took a photo of the side view open.ย  Finally I took a photo of the inside that you can see from looking at the front open.ย  It’s an advanced easel card, I think it will be a great teen card.ย  I don’t think it’s too scary, what do you think?


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s an envelope made with stickers, I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It goes with the next card.


I love this card, do you think it’s too scary?ย  I think it’s fine for a teen, not for a younger one.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s the inside and the front of another card:)ย  Hmmm, now that I’m seeing them here, they all look like teen cards:)ย  Not to worry, I know I’m getting more Halloween cards very soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m usually very short on teen cards, so these are great!ย  Thank you so much Karen for supporting our kids and our work through Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


That’s all I have for today, but I hope to be back soon with more Fall/Halloween cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today, I’m always thankful for your interest! ๐Ÿ™‚




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Freshly Made #199, Friday Mashup #221, SAS4Kids

Hi everyone, I’ve been busy, as always! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The kids start school this week, so they’re taking time today to be especially loud!ย  It will probably take me hours to get this posted!ย  Oh, what fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Right now we are listening to two different types of music, kids songs and Christmas music! lolย  Never a dull moment here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have a guest with me today, Nanci Simmons from FL:)ย  I’ll be showing her cards after I post mine:)ย  I’m going to be posting my card to three different challenges, a first for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I usually post one card for each challenge, but I’m pressed for time this week:(

The challenges I will be entering are:ย  Freshly Made Sketches #199.


The Friday Mashup #221.

FM221Here’s your Mashup Challenge :

  • Create a project using shades ofย Dijon, Olive, Razzleberry.
  • Create a project inspired by Summer Flowers.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a “Summer Flowers Project using the colors above.

And Send A Smile 4 Kids, Clean and Simple Challenge.


That’s a big job for one little CAS card!

abSDC17225This card has an amazing pre-colored, digital image by Fred She Said Designs! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The image I’m using is called Wheelbarrow Digi & Pre-Coloured.ย  The sentiment is a Stampin’ Up! stamp, I don’t know what set it’s from, because I bought just this one stamp:(ย  Maybe someone reading this will know:)ย  The saying seems very appropriate for our SAS4Kids hospitals:)ย  It says:ย  “Every day holds the possibility of a miracle” by Elizabeth David. ย 

At the bottom I added a strip of Daffodil Delight, embossed with a retired Stampin’ Up! embossing folder, Needlepoint Border.ย  I added a samll piece of Wild Wassabi.ย  I’d be hard pressed to make it much more clean and simple, although I could, just don’t want to;) lolย  The background color is also Stampin’ Up!, Pacific Point, one of my favorite blues! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, that’s my card for today, now on to my guest, Nanci Simmons! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAre these too cute! ?ย  Nanci has sent multiples of her cards, but they’re all a little bit different:)ย  Different papers make the cards different enough for two kids to receive the same card on the same hospital unit:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou can see that Nanci is a master at changing a few things to make the cards different! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  These are all hand colored! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore hand colored cared, all are great for boys! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve never tried these, but Nanci says they are easy and fun to make:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at these 4 cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Nanci is so good at matching paper and styles! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love all of these and once again, these could all go to the same hospital unit and everyone would be happy! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALast two cards tonight, I love both of these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love Nanci’s wide variety of papers, colors and layouts! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Nanci, all these cards will be great for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ All these cards, as well as my card, are going to hospitals sponsored by Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks for coming by today, I’m thankful for your interest! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Even if you don’t send cards to SAS4Kids, you can still get plenty of good ideas from all the cards posted:)ย  I am always interested in your comments or questions! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚






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Merry Monday #168, Freshly Made #198, SAS4Kids guest

Ok, by the title, it looks like this post will be long!ย  Not to worry, it’s going to be one of my shorter posts, really;)ย  It’s getting late here so lets get to the show! ๐Ÿ™‚

First I have a card I will submit to Merry Monday #168, Pastel color Christmas:)

168I’m also going to enter this card into the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches #198.

FMS+Final+198-001Ok, now can you see where this is going?

abSDC17155Yep, pretty close to the sketch;) lolย  One day, I’m really going to surprise you….. but that’s not today;) lolย  For this card I used a pre colored, digital image from Fred She Said Digital Designs๐Ÿ™‚ย  This image is called Emma the Caroler / Caroling Angel.ย  I chose to use the angel because one of my hospitals is a Catholic hospital.ย  At this time, I have the only hospital that accepts religious cards from Send A Smile 4 Kids!

More fun things I used include an embossing folder by Darice, some new In Color cardstock from Stampin’ Up! called Mint Macaron, some sequins, also Stampin’ Up, and some Stampin’ Up! All is Calm Designer Washi Tape.ย  It’s on the Macaron cardstock across the middle, Silver stripe.ย  This is from last year, but I love it!ย  Right now it’s in the Stampin’ Up! clearance rack, let me know if you would like to buy some, it’s a pack of 5 tapes:)ย  That’s it for me, except this card will be going in my Christmas box for SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out their challenge this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next I have a repeat donor for SAS4Kids, her name is Tammy Gullett, from IA. Some donors send large boxes of cards, and that’s wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Other donors, like Tammy, send small packages, and that’s wonderful too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  We encourage you to send whatever you have to send! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Every card makes a difference in the life of a child! ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t have a lot of different designs for Tammy, but she usually send multiples of all her cards:)


Aren’t these too cute?!ย  Cute image, great colors and look at those tiny bone brads! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these awesome?!ย  Tammy has never sent this type before, a step card, she did a wonderful job on both of them! ๐Ÿ™‚




I think the red card is a swing card, I’m not sure.ย  I have a template to make them, but I’ve never made one yet:(ย  Tammy is so adventurous! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The frog is just adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are my favorite, I think;)ย  She made three different bike colors:)ย  The kids are going to really love these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Bikes, sunshine, rainbows, who wouldn’t?!ย  Thank you Tammy for all your wonderful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


I told you it would be one of my shorter posts;)ย  I hope you enjoyed viewing all the cards today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you again real soon! ๐Ÿ™‚





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