Category Archives: Emma

Freshly Made Sketches #295 & Guests

It’s been busy around here but I found time to make a card! 🙂  I’m glad you could join us for some inspiration! 🙂  I’m back with another card for Freshly Made Sketchs #295.  Here is their sketch for this week.

FMS Final 295-001

Here is my card for this week 🙂


Yes, another card for the kids we serve at Send A Smile 4 Kids 🙂  I used an adorable pre-colored digi from Fred She Said called “Emma in the Leaves Coloured“.  You can also get it uncolored in the section named Autumn.  I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry.  I also used the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Included in the set are circles, squares and ovals.  I do have some buttons shaped like leaves, but couldn’t find them, so I used some foiled leave that I found in my stash 🙂

I like having Seasonal cards with different sentiments for the kids.  There’s more going on in every Season besides a holiday or Birthday! 😉  You can add encouraging words, general sentiments, as well as Happy Fall, Happy Halloween,Merry Christmas, etc.

I have guest cards today to share, I know everyone likes to see what everyone else is making! 🙂  First I have Jill Blasche of TX 🙂  Jill makes and sends in lots of cards! 🙂

Thank you Jill for this wide variety of wonderful cards! 🙂  Jill sent multiples of most of these cards! 🙂  A lot of cards for our Peds ICU!

Next I have Vicki Luebke of IN 🙂  Vicki also sends lots of cards and specializes in sending Encouragement cards! 🙂  Not sure what to send as an Encouragement card?  Look at some of these sentiments 🙂

The little boy with the frog is also Fred She Said, it’s called “Nolan & The Bullfrog“.  Thank you Vicki for these great cards for our boys and girls! 🙂

Lastly I have cards from Dr. Robin Hayworth of NY 🙂  Robyn has sent many cards 🙂

Robin doesn’t just send to me, I’ve seen thank yous on our gratitude page.  Robin is sending to several of our volunteers! 🙂  Thank you Robin for your dedication to our kids, with your beautiful cards! 🙂

Lots of variety today for just about everyone! 🙂  I’d like to thank, not just these three ladies, but all of my donors for their wonderful cards and their inspiration to me! 🙂

For the Send A Smile blog post, please visit here 🙂

If you come by just to visit, I’m thankful for your interest! 🙂  It’s easy to be a donor if you’d like to give it a try, please visit here, and then check out our other links at the top of the page 🙂

Thank you all for coming by! 🙂  I hope to see you again soon! 🙂



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The Friday Mashup #242, Valentines

Hmmm, I was hoping that when I came back, so would the “old” way to add a post.  No such luck:(  I’m forging ahead with the “new” way to add a blog post, so I hope it goes faster than last time:)

Welcome back! 🙂 I have another card and I have a guest as well:)  So first off, I have my card that I made for the Friday Mashup #242.


The Mashup Challenge this week is:
  • Create a project for your Valentine.
  • Create a project featuring a Candy image.
  • or Mash it Up!! and create a V-day Candy themed project


I didn’t take this photo straight on so it looks a little strange, at least to me;)  Everything is actually straight and even:)  I made this card with Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge (retired), Rose Red & Blushing Bride ink, and a stamp that I know is Stampin’ Up!, but I’m not sure of the set.

The main image is from Fred She Said called Valentine’s Day-Better than ChocolateBehind the heart, I used Baked Brown Sugar, and the background cardstock is Blushing Bride, both by Stampin’ Up!  A little different from me, but I love the finished card! 🙂


My guest today is a repeat sender, Vicki Luebke of IN:)  Vicki sent a few Valentine’s in this box, but mostly she sent Winter themed cards:)  Because I made a card with Fred She Said today, I’m going to show you her Winter cards because she also used a lot of Fred She Said images:)

All of the Fred She Said images are listing in the shop under Christmas, here is the main link:)

Aren’t these cute?!  I love when the same image is used in different ways!  This is called Emma the Skating ElfI also love that she used 4 of the 6 colors available in the set! 🙂

On the left is Emma the Snow Angel.  This was a special request by me for Tracey the shop owner, wasn’t that sweet of her?!  I love it! 🙂  On the right is Catchin’ Flakes, this one reminds me of my brother when he was small:)

The image on the left is Hat Tipping Snowman, and the one on the right is Winter WestieMost of these sets also come with the plain digi that you can color yourself:)  Vicki has done a great job with her designs! Even though the snowmen have the same layout, they look very different:)  All of these cards are great! Even if they went to kids in the same hospital on the same unit, each child would feel they have a special card!


I have a lot of FSS images!  I think this is the first image I bought, and it’s still my favorite, this is Emma the Hugger! I, myself, have used this image many times, it just makes me happy! 🙂

I have a few more from Vicki I’d like to share:)

Vicki does an excellent job of making encouraging cards, and they’re so cute! 🙂

Aren’t these adorable?!  I believe all these images are from Dollar Graphics Depot.  All of their images are only one dollar!  I love Vicki’s clean and simple designs! 🙂


These are the last images for Vicki today.  Both of these images are rubber stamps from Stampin’ Up! (retired).  Thank you Vicki for sharing your talents with our kids!  All of these cards will be donated to hospitals through Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂

Thank you to Vicki and all card makers who make and send cards for our kids! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, even if you don’t send cards, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration for your own cards! 🙂  Hope to see you again soon! 🙂




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Tis’ The Season…#52, Christmas that is

This week I mailed out to my hospitals, all my Halloween boxes of cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  I will still be accepting Thanksgiving and Fall cards, but it’s time to get in the mood for Christmas cards! 🙂  It may seem early, but we need cards not just for the kids, but for the kids to give to their parents, siblings, favorite staff members! 🙂  That’s a lot of Christmas cards! 😉  Of course, there are the every day cards that can be made with Winter themes and colors! 🙂  I love Christmas, I hope you do too! 🙂

And, I made a Christmas card! 🙂  I’m going to enter it over at Tis’ The Season….#52.  I’ve never entered a challenge at TTS, so this should be fun! 🙂  Their challenge is Christmas all year, this week they have a sketch.

ts52fFor those of you who know me, you will be surprised that I didn’t follow the sketch exactly, but I’m not far off;)

SDC17912You may also be surprised that I made a square card.  I almost never make square cards, but this design just worked out better that way:)  No, I didn’t make the bokeh by hand:(  I bought it on Esty, I’m not sure where, sorry:(  But I love it!  The vine is from Memory Box, as well as the ornament and the ornament background shape.  You may not be able to see it well, but the ornament was cut from Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, it’s beautiful! 🙂

The ornament background was cut from Stampin’ Up! Red Foil Sheets, they’re in the new holiday catalog.  I also cut the berries from the Red Foil using my Owl Builder Punch.  The Owl Builder punch has so many uses, it’s amazing!  The Holly is also a Memory Box die, and I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green. The silver ribbon is also Stampin’ Up!

I’m very thrilled the way it turned out, especially since I was going to go another way at the beginning.  I couldn’t find the die I wanted to use, so I went with another die, and the whole concept changed:)  Life is just full of surprises! 🙂

Now, I have even more inspiration for you with some guests!  First up is Vicki Luebke of IN!  Vicki is a repeat sender, and I love the way she makes cards that can easily go into an envelope and be mailed! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually love when cardmakers use the same papers and change the layouts and/or images! 🙂  I love all of these, they’re so cute!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese 4 cards are all Fred She Said images, I love FSS! 🙂  Here’s the store link for Emma the Hugger, but you can scroll through the Christmas list and find all of these images! 🙂  Thank you Vicki for all these wonderful Christmas cards! 🙂  I know they’ll be loved whatever hospital gets them! 🙂


Next I have Alissa McKinney from IN also:)  This is the first time Alissa has sent in cards to us, but she’s off to a good start!  Alissa has told me she bought a Silhouette Portrait, and she buys cards online to cut out her images.  I have a vague idea how this works, so I hope you understand:)


Alissa has used lots of designs and bright colors, perfect for kids!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these cute?!  Mugs of Coco and a fun Santa.  All of the main images are popped up.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll of Alissa’s images are colorful and fun, but wait for the next ones!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at all these fun Santas enjoying the sunshine on the beach!  These are so cute!  I think the kids will have a good laugh when they image Santa taking a break from his work to go to the beach!  Thank you so much Alissa for these great cards!  I hope to see more of your cards in the future! 🙂


Now because it is still Fall, I want to end with a few Fall cards also using Fred She Said images.  These cards are made by a repeat sender, Holly Blaskie from MI:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s the link for Emma in the Leaves, that’s the one with the leaves in the air.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the link for Raking, I love both of these images and have used them quite a bit myself! 🙂  Thank you Holly for these great Fall cards for the kids, I know they’ll enjoy them! 🙂

All of these cards will be going into boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids!  Thank you to all the cardmakers who make this possible for the kids! 🙂  SAS4Kids also has a challenge blog where you can enter a card or just check out what others are making! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I’m thankful for your interest, even if you don’t send in cards;)  I hope you come again to see more cards for inspiration! 🙂




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

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

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;) lol  One day, I’m really going to surprise you….. but that’s not today;) lol  For this card I used a pre colored, digital image from Fred She Said Digital Designs🙂  This image is called Emma the Caroler / Caroling Angel.  I chose to use the angel because one of my hospitals is a Catholic hospital.  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.  It’s on the Macaron cardstock across the middle, Silver stripe.  This is from last year, but I love it!  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:)  That’s it for me, except this card will be going in my Christmas box for SAS4Kids! 🙂 Check out their challenge this week! 🙂

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! 🙂  Other donors, like Tammy, send small packages, and that’s wonderful too! 🙂  We encourage you to send whatever you have to send! 🙂  Every card makes a difference in the life of a child! 🙂

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?!  Cute image, great colors and look at those tiny bone brads! 🙂


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these awesome?!  Tammy has never sent this type before, a step card, she did a wonderful job on both of them! 🙂




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


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


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





Filed under Challenges, Christmas, Die cut outs, Embossing folders, Emma, Fred She Said, Freshly Made, Guests, Kids, Merry Monday, Punches, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Send A Smile 4 Kids with guests

I have no personal card today, I have several I’m working on, but none are completely done:(  But that’s ok, because I have two guests who have sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂 Today I have Holly Blaskie from MI, and Jill Blasche from TX.  Both of these ladies are repeat donors! 🙂

First up is Holly:



Holly has used one of my favorite images from Fred She Said called, Emma Blowing Bubbles🙂  She’s used a Clean and Simple design that really shows off the main image! 🙂  She’s also made two more:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI know I’ve shown some elaborate cards with lots of embellishments, and kids love them!  They also love C&S cards like these! 🙂  It’s been my experience that kids love cards! 🙂  I don’t think they would love it any more if it had sterling silver bubbles!  Kids love that someone took the time to make them a card!  They love that someone wrote something in that card, just for them! 🙂  Every card is important to us here at SAS4Kids! 🙂   We appreciate any style because we know you’re making them with love for the kids! 🙂

Clean & Simple is my personal favorite style! 🙂  Some people may not think so, but I struggle with card designs:(  I’m not a naturally born artist, I just want to be able to create!  Holly seems to have an easy flow to her cards, she might not agree, but that’s what I see:)



Two more wonderful cards, great for the kids! 🙂


I think these would be great cards for teens! 🙂


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWow, look at the awesome colors on this card! 🙂  I think this card would be great for a girl of any age! 🙂  Thank you Holly for all of your wonderful cards, I know the kids will really enjoy them! 🙂


Now on to Jill’s cards:

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJill has a C&S style that’s stepped up a bit;)  Jill has awesome ribbons! 🙂  Look at these great ribbons to go with her main images! 🙂

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA   SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese images also have matching ribbons!  Where does she find this stuff! ?  The blue one also has a gem that looks like the ribbon! 🙂


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe dark purple with the bird and flowers, is a ribbon!  The sentiment on this card is awesome!  Sometimes all you have to believe in, is today!



How about these, are they fun or what?!  The watermelon on the right is made with a Stampin’ Up! set called, Work of Art. I know this because she ordered the set from me:)  What a great use of the stamp set, I think kids will love both of these cards! 🙂


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are both cute cards!  If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see they’re a little different.  Both are embossed with dots, and both have colored dots, but the purple one is hand dotted with markers.  The blue card is dotted paper.  Jill asked which I liked better.  I think they’re both great, I’m sure a child will love either one!   Both are bright, cheerful and fun! 🙂  Thank you Jill for sending such wonderful cards to share with our kids! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today and looking at all the wonderful cards today! 🙂  I hope to see you again soon with one of my own cards as well as another guest! 🙂




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Friday Mashup # 217 & SAS4Kids

Just a short post right now, I brought myself down to the wire for entering this cards into the Friday Mashup #217 challenge! 😦  I think during the summer, challenges should be for two weeks, just my personal opinion;)  With all the kids home from school and lots of extra activities, it’s sometimes hard to get any cards made! 😉  Anyway…..I got a card made, but didn’t have time to prepare my other photos, so I will be back later tonight or tomorrow with more cards:)


This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with the “Sketch.”
  • Create a project with a “Pet theme.”
  • or Mash it Up and create a project with “Pets using the Sketch.”

FSS Emma  17036This is a Fred She Said digital image called, Emma & Rosey🙂  The set actually comes with the dress in a lot of different colors.  Or you can get just Emma, or either one in outline so you can color them yourself:)  I freely admit that I like to use pre-colored digital images because I just don’t color well! 😦  But Tracey does a wonderful job for me! 😉

The dog print paper I got from Etsy, I just entered “digital paper, dog paw prints” in the search bar.  I used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight for the accent color, the sentiment is stamped in Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso.  The embossing folder if from Stampin’ Up!, it’s retired, but I love it:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe embossing folder runs the long way, so I cut my paper and ran it through my Big Shot.  I then taped the two pieces together with two small pieces of tape and then taped and glued the whole thing to my card.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a photo of how I tape and glue.  I want them to find my cards still in one piece in 100 years! lol  I use Tombow glue, you need to use little dots!  If you use too much of this glue, it will get your paper wet, just like any glue, but with tiny dots it will be fine and it will hold really well! 🙂

Tombow glueThis card will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids, of course;)  I’ll be back soon with more SAS4Kids cards to share! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  Feel free to add comments or questions:)




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Merry Monday #162, Friday Mashup #213 & SAS4Kids

I have a short post tonight with only two cards, but I made both of them:)  I’m actually entering another challenge, but the title was way too long! 😉  lol

My first card is for Merry Monday #162, their challenge is always a Christmas Challenge.  This week the challenge is to add one or more tags to your card.

162I’m also going to enter my card at the Doodle Panty challenge, Ants in my pantry digital challenge 6.  I know, what a long title, but their images are so cute, check them out! 🙂


This is a Doodle Pantry digital image called Charlie Sledding.  It’s a pre colored image, and I think it’ll be great for one of the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂   Yes, I start early with Christmas, it’s so easy to get behind;) !   I used an embossing folder by Darice, some silver ribbon from Stampin’ Up!, a snowflake punch from Martha Stewart, and I printed the blue background paper on my computer.  The blue paper comes in the kit from Doodle Pantry:)  Oh, almost forgot,  The snowflake and the two glittery sides are Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds.  I popped up the tag with Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Dimentionals.


My second card is for the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #213.


This week’s Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project with the colors “Cajun Craze, Island Indigo and Garden Green”
  • Create a project with a “Father’s Day Theme”
  • or Mash it Up! and Create a project with “The challenge colors and a Father’s Day theme”.

abSDC15673I chose a Father’s Day Theme because I still had one card for Father’s Day that I had not posted yet:)  I love this card:)  I used a digital image from Fred She Said called, Emma In Her Cool Cap.  I used the pre colored version, but you can also get this image in black & white to color yourself:)  The papers are Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Soft Suede.  The heart border was made with a Stampin’ Up! punch called Confetti Hearts Border punch.  I took a few of the punch outs and added them on the top left.  I just printed the sentiment at the bottom of the image.


Thank you so much for coming by today! 🙂  I appreciate your interest! 🙂  I will be back in a few days with some more cards, hope to see you then! 🙂




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Fred She Said, Merry Monday #88, Friday Mashup #139 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

OMGoodness, I have a lot to share today!  I have three cards! 🙂  All of my images today are Fred She Said, they are having a contest with prizes!

Fred She Said is having a Christmas Party Giveaway! From Wednesday Dec. 18 until Monday Dec. 23 Midnight EST.

Come see the Fred She Said DT’s fabulous projects 🙂  Please leave a comment at the Fred She Said Blog for a chance to win one of 3 $10 Fred She Said gift certificates or post a link to a recent Christmas or Winter project  using Fred She Said products for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate 🙂

Also at the Fred She Said Facebook Page there will be an extra $10 gift certificate to giveaway.  All you have to do there is post a recipe ( or link to a recipe) of your favourite holiday recipe or treat 🙂  All details are at the Fred She Said Blog!  Check it out!! 🙂

This first card was supposed to go to Freshly Made Sketches #116.  I was too late to enter:(  So….since it fits with the theme of the Friday Mashup #139, I’m going to enter it there! 🙂

Fm139Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a “Winter themed project (Non Christmas).”
Create a project using “Embossing (Dry or Heat). ”
Or Mash it Up and create a “Winter Project using Embossing.”

Half-fold Card2The image is from the Fred She Said store called Emma & the Snowball.  Isn’t she just too cute! ? I used some new paper from Stampin’ Up! called Winter Frost.  I love it!  It has two sheets with Silver accents.  I used one of the silver here, it’s kind of hard to see how shiny and beautiful it is:(  But trust me, it’s gorgeous! 🙂

Now, my next two cards use the same image from Fred She Said, but I made them up two different ways;)  One of them will be entered into Merry Monday #88 this week.

MM New Look Sketches-021

Here’s the first one

Half-fold Card3And now the second one

Half-fold Card1I love this image from Fred She Said called, Catchin’ Flakes! 🙂  All of these cards will be going into the box for Send A Smile 4 Kids!

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope to be back at least one more time before Christmas, but just in case that doesn’t work out, I’m wishing you all a very  Merry Christmas!! 🙂



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Merry Monday #83, Freshly Made Sketches #112, SAS4K & OWH

I have three cards today, yes 3!  I first have to apologize for the photos of my cards:(  They aren’t actually photos at all, I had to scan them:(  They look lifeless and cold to me:(  I used to scan all my cards, then I started taking photos, wow, what a difference! This scanner must not be very good because the scans look washed out in areas.  I’m very disappointed:(    My camera has turned up missing for some reason.  There are quite a few people in my apartment this week, but my grandson may have put it somewhere.  I’ll have everyone look tomorrow.

Anyway…..lets get to some cards! 🙂  My first card I will be entering in both Merry Monday #83, and Freshly Made Sketches #112.  Here is the info for Merry  Monday:

MM New Look Sketches-016Here’s the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #112

FMS Final 112-001I used the theme from Merry Monday and the sketch from Freshly Made:

Half-fold Card1I’m sorry, it looks so much better in hand:(  All products for this card are Stampin’ Up!  First I used Stampin’ Up! digital stripe paper in Chocolate Chip, on top of that I used some Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The mittens are a Stampin’ Up! punch, (ooops, I used red star paper from Doodle Pantry).  The sentiment is from the stamp set, Snow Swirled.   This card will be sent to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

Next I have another card that will be sent to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

Half-fold Card2I’m so sad, what a terrible scan:(  Anyway…I used a snowy embossing folder, on top of that I used Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade cardstock, and an image and sentiment from Fred She Said, both from the kit Emma The Hugger – Snowman Edition.  I also used Spellbinders dies. This card will  also be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

My last card will be going to Operation Write Home:

Half-fold Card3This is also a Fred She Said image, this one is simply called Pine Trees.  There are 3 different versions, I love them all! 🙂  Christmas has been sent already for Operation Write Home, this is a Winter Love card:)  The background and accent color is by Stampin’ Up!, Garden Green, my favorite green cardstock!  I used a misc. rubber stamp, and an embossing folder gifted to me:)  The folder is snowflakes and swirls if you can’t make it out (darn scanner).

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope to get more time to make cards very soon, see you then:)




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Merry Monday #76 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

I’m back:)  I’m not sure about the wide awake part.  Some of you may have noticed that I’m making a lot of children’s cards.  I am stepping up my efforts to send more cards to Send A Smile 4 Kids, and more children’s cards for Operation Write Home.  There are rules to follow for both of these sites.  The most important rule for OWH is NO glitter!  It can be seen by the enemy with night goggles!  I would love to encourage you to consider either one of these causes! 🙂  I’m sure you may have some extra cards laying around, check out the rules and give it a try, or suggest it to a friend:)  Kids are not as picky as adults, usually, especially the small ones:)  I know my grandchildren love any card I give them, as long as it says I love them inside!

Ok, on we go:)  For my two cards today I used the same sketch, I think it’s an old Merry Monday sketch.  I actually went off the photo of the card I made and saved in a folder on my computer marked “favorites”.  I’m guessing Merry Monday because it’s a Christmas card;)  Anyway… is the first card:

Half-fold Card2This card will be entered in the Merry Monday challenge #76.  The challenge called for a snowman, and this is my favorite of all time, snowman!  The image is from Fred She Said, and is called, Emma The Hugger – Snowman Edition – Decoupage & Print Pack.  I know, another really long name, I think that’s because this is older, and as she has added more digital items, the names have gotten shorter;) lol  The kit comes with several sentiments, but I love this one! 🙂  The paper is from a separate set, called FSS – Christmas Papers 1 – 2009.  When you see the next card and then check out the paper set, you’ll notice I have adjusted the paper  a little, I did get permission from Fred She Said to do this;)  The FSS SALE still has a few days, check it out!

Now for my second card:

Half-fold Card1Yes, I made the FSS paper purple! lol  I love it, it makes the card more girly, I think:)  The next few will be more for boys.  The image is from Doodle Pantry, called Cocoa Cup Ants.  I like Doodle Pantry images because, besides being pre-colored, they have a lot of images that are geared toward children:)  This card will also be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids:)   I’m entering it in their challenge, they pick some nice cards, but also do a random choice for prizes! 😉  Doodle Pantry has a blog and a challenge, check it out here.

That’s it for today most likely.  My grandson should be up from his nap very soon and he is just a little tornado!  Nothing more will get done until he goes to bed for the night! LOL

Thanks for stopping by a second time! I’m always happy to have you visit! 🙂




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