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Merry Monday #178 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

Sorry I’ve only had one post this week:(ย  I didn’t really see any challenges that I wanted to do, and Christmas cards are trickling in:(ย  Today, I finally got my act together and made a card for Merry Monday #178๐Ÿ™‚

178I don’t know what’s wrong with me, this challenge seems like it would be so easy, but I just couldn’t think of anything to do:(ย  Today I had an idea, I think my problem is, I keep thinking of my hospital that requested no embellishments.ย  I look at the other entries and examples and see ribbon, and gems and sequins, and I can’t use any of that.ย  So, I had an idea for a flat card, I hope you like it:)

aSDC18200I made this card with Peel Offs.ย  If you’ve never seen them, they are sticker outlines.ย  A lot of people put them on other papers and then cut them out.ย  Or, I’ve seen them on white cardstock that’s been colored or painted.ย  I put my Peel Offs straight on Stampin’ Up! Real Red and backed it with Stampin’ Up! Champagne Glimmer Paper.ย  The base cardstock is also Real Red, and I mounted the whole thing on top of a sturdy white card base:)ย  It looks more elegant in hand than in the photo. I’m pleased with it and I hope one of the kids will like it or like it enough to share with their parents:)


Now for some guests that have sent in Christmas already! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I actually show them in the order they were received.ย  I keep a big log book with the names of my card senders, the date they sent in cards, how many, and I take a photo of as many cards as I can fit in one photo, to keep track of who sends what for Send A Smile 4 Kids๐Ÿ™‚ย  First guest today will be Nanci Simmons of FL.ย  Nanci has sent cards before and actually has another entry already in my log book! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Here are some of her cards from the 10/21 box:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANanci sent multiples ofย  each of these cards, that are all a little bit different:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERACan you see the ribbon?ย  Nancy makes a lot of these type cards with shapes and ribbons:)ย  I love them, and I’m sure the kids do too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Nanci! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will be showing more of Nanci’s cards in a future post:)


Next I have Vicki Luebke of IN.ย  Vicki has also sent cards before for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Vicki sent in some Fall cards and these great Christmas cards!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAYou might be thinking my camera is not showing the right color.ย  But it’s right, this is a different kind of color for Christmas, but it’s actually really pretty.ย  I love all of these cards, great images and layouts! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a great card, and I asked, I can send this type of card to my “no embellishment” hospital:)ย  Nice image and papers by Stampin’ Up!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are some nice cards with images from Fred She Said.ย  I love when you can show the same image with two different layouts! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Vicki! ๐Ÿ™‚


One last guest today, Sandy Borsheim from MN:)ย  Sandy has only sent cards to me personally once before, but I believe she has sent to SAS4Kids before:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are great cards that I can send to one of my hospitals that is the onlyย  hospital SAS4Kids serves that accepts religious cards.ย  I love all of these! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s amazing to me that I can get so many cards, and they are all so different! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAA lot of Sandy’s cards are flat so I will be able to use some of them for my “no embellishment” hospital:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASandy has also sent multiples of some of her cards:)ย  Thank you Sandy for the get selection! ๐Ÿ™‚


A big thank you to all of my cardmakers and everyone who takes the time to send in cards for the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids!!ย  Check out the SAS4Kids challenge blog page, this week starts Happy Holidays 4 Kids!ย  You have two weeks to make and submit a card for this challenge.ย  If you like, send the cards to our volunteers to share with our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


Thank you all for stopping by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m thankful for your interest! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Hope to see you again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚






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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will still be accepting Thanksgiving and Fall cards, but it’s time to get in the mood for Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  That’s a lot of Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Of course, there are the every day cards that can be made with Winter themes and colors! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love Christmas, I hope you do too! ๐Ÿ™‚

And, I made a Christmas card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m going to enter it over at Tis’ The Season….#52.ย  I’ve never entered a challenge at TTS, so this should be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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.ย  I almost never make square cards, but this design just worked out better that way:)ย  No, I didn’t make the bokeh by hand:(ย  I bought it on Esty, I’m not sure where, sorry:(ย  But I love it!ย  The vine is from Memory Box, as well as the ornament and the ornament background shape.ย  You may not be able to see it well, but the ornament was cut from Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, it’s beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

The ornament background was cut from Stampin’ Up! Red Foil Sheets, they’re in the new holiday catalog.ย  I also cut the berries from the Red Foil using my Owl Builder Punch.ย  The Owl Builder punch has so many uses, it’s amazing!ย  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.ย  I couldn’t find the die I wanted to use, so I went with another die, and the whole concept changed:)ย  Life is just full of surprises! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I have even more inspiration for you with some guests!ย  First up is Vicki Luebke of IN!ย  Vicki is a repeat sender, and I love the way she makes cards that can easily go into an envelope and be mailed! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI actually love when cardmakers use the same papers and change the layouts and/or images! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Here’s the store link for Emma the Hugger, but you can scroll through the Christmas list and find all of these images! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Vicki for all these wonderful Christmas cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I know they’ll be loved whatever hospital gets them! ๐Ÿ™‚


Next I have Alissa McKinney from IN also:)ย  This is the first time Alissa has sent in cards to us, but she’s off to a good start!ย  Alissa has told me she bought a Silhouette Portrait, and she buys cards online to cut out her images.ย  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?!ย  Mugs of Coco and a fun Santa.ย  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!ย  These are so cute!ย  I think the kids will have a good laugh when they image Santa taking a break from his work to go to the beach!ย  Thank you so much Alissa for these great cards!ย  I hope to see more of your cards in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now because it is still Fall, I want to end with a few Fall cards also using Fred She Said images.ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Holly for these great Fall cards for the kids, I know they’ll enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚

All of these cards will be going into boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids!ย  Thank you to all the cardmakers who make this possible for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  SAS4Kids also has a challenge blog where you can enter a card or just check out what others are making! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m thankful for your interest, even if you don’t send in cards;)ย  I hope you come again to see more cards for inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚




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UPDATES Merry Monday #170 and Fred She Said Sale

I have a couple updates for the blog post below this one:)ย  This is what Janelle had to say about her cards:

The cutting machine I use is a Cricut, and the woobly things behind the ghosts are called action wobble springs.ย  I purchased them at Hobby Lobby–package of 6 for $3.50 or so.ย 


This is what Tracey had to say about her Fred She Said Sale.ย  Fred She Said is one of the sponsors over at Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


Hey all!

I had a customer have a problem with the discount code expiring.ย  It seems the setup I have to now use to make discounts sets the expiry date one day earlier to what I set it at.ย  I can’t make rhyme nor reason of it.ย  I am so sorry if this created any inconvenience for anybody.ย 

I have extended the sale to SEPT 7th midnight EDT… which actually means I take the coupon down the next morning ( SEP 8) while I drink my coffee, so this kind of thing doesn’t happen again :S

For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders – there will be a plaee to apply the code when you checkout.ย ย 
Note: if you decide to add more stuff to your cart after you apply the discount code, please delete the code and reapply it to reflect accurate discount when checking out.
:)*ย  Fred
I’ll be back soon with more cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Merry Monday #170 and SAS4Kids

I’m back with one of my own cards and a guest cardmaker who sends cards to me for Send A Smile 4 Kids๐Ÿ™‚ย  My card is going to be entered into the challenge over at Merry Monday #170 ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think I’m even early this time because it’s a two week challenge for Sept. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This challenge is to use Holly on your card.


aSDC17419For my card, I used a beautiful image from Fred She Said called, Poinsettia & Holly Pre-Coloured Set. It comes with red flowers or white, and a number of different versions:)ย  I used Stampin’ Up! products to finish off my card.ย  Real Red cardstock for my base, Hand-Penned Holidays (retired) stamp set, Dazzling Details on the flower centers, and Crystal Effects on the berries to give it some depth and shine:)ย  I finished my card with the gold embossed sentiment.ย  Yes, I still use a Stamp-a-ma-jig;)

aSDC17421Here’s a closer look, the flower centers are sparlky, it’s hard to tell about the berries, but it’s easy to see in hand:)ย  This card will be going into a box for SAS4Kids because we try to send enough cards at Christmas for the kids to give cards to their parents or caregivers:)


Now for my guest I have Janelle Klapperich:)ย  I’ve shown cards by Janelle before, she has great cards with lots of different designs:)ย  Today I have some misc. cards and some Halloween.








Aren’t these cute?!ย  I know, I say that all the time, but I just love kids cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m sure these are made with a cutting machine, but I don’t know which one, maybe Janelle will let us know:)



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATwo cards that I know were made with Stampin’ Up! products!ย  Work of Art stamp set, and Wetlands stamp set.ย  I love the colors Janelle used! ๐Ÿ™‚



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAMore Stampin’ Up! products:)ย  Just changing out a little and making them different:)




I love all the Fall colors and papers!ย  Janelle has great matching skills! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese little ghosts are so cute, they are on some kind of spring thingy (technical term), and they wobble! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The kids are going to love these! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAnother great example of changing it a little to make it different! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Look at that awesome spider web on the right card, that’s a new Stampin’ Up! product from the Holiday catalog! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You can see it on the right sidebar near the top:)


Thank you Janelle for making all these wonderful cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I will be entering one of Janelle’s cards into the challenge over at Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog:)ย  Until Sat. it’s Anything Goes, then it will be Cute Fall/Halloween 4 Kids, come by and add your card!


Also big news, sorry to bring it to you so late:(ย  Fred She Said is having a big Birthday sale!ย  It ends Sept. 4th, so run over there today! ๐Ÿ™‚

For email orders, add the code to the text of your email order request. Online orders – there will be a place to apply the code when you checkout.


Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  As always, questions or comments are welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Hope to see you again soon! 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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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:(ย  But that’s ok, because I have two guests who have sent in cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I have Holly Blaskie from MI, and Jill Blasche from TX.ย  Both of these ladies are repeat donors! ๐Ÿ™‚

First up is Holly:



Holly has used one of my favorite images from Fred She Said called, Emma Blowing Bubbles๐Ÿ™‚ย  She’s used a Clean and Simple design that really shows off the main image! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  She’s also made two more:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI know I’ve shown some elaborate cards with lots of embellishments, and kids love them!ย  They also love C&S cards like these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It’s been my experience that kids love cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I don’t think they would love it any more if it had sterling silver bubbles!ย  Kids love that someone took the time to make them a card!ย  They love that someone wrote something in that card, just for them! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Every card is important to us here at SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  We appreciate any style because we know you’re making them with love for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Clean & Simple is my personal favorite style! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Some people may not think so, but I struggle with card designs:(ย  I’m not a naturally born artist, I just want to be able to create!ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚


I think these would be great cards for teens! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWow, look at the awesome colors on this card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I think this card would be great for a girl of any age! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Holly for all of your wonderful cards, I know the kids will really enjoy them! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now on to Jill’s cards:

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJill has a C&S style that’s stepped up a bit;)ย  Jill has awesome ribbons! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Look at these great ribbons to go with her main images! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย ย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese images also have matching ribbons!ย  Where does she find this stuff! ?ย  The blue one also has a gem that looks like the ribbon! ๐Ÿ™‚


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



How about these, are they fun or what?!ย  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:)ย  What a great use of the stamp set, I think kids will love both of these cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThese are both cute cards!ย  If you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see they’re a little different.ย  Both are embossed with dots, and both have colored dots, but the purple one is hand dotted with markers.ย  The blue card is dotted paper.ย  Jill asked which I liked better.ย  I think they’re both great, I’m sure a child will love either one!ย ย  Both are bright, cheerful and fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Jill for sending such wonderful cards to share with our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today and looking at all the wonderful cards today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to see you again soon with one of my own cards as well as another guest! ๐Ÿ™‚




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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! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I think during the summer, challenges should be for two weeks, just my personal opinion;)ย  With all the kids home from school and lots of extra activities, it’s sometimes hard to get any cards made! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  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 & Rosey๐Ÿ™‚ย  The set actually comes with the dress in a lot of different colors.ย  Or you can get just Emma, or either one in outline so you can color them yourself:)ย  I freely admit that I like to use pre-colored digital images because I just don’t color well! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  But Tracey does a wonderful job for me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The dog print paper I got from Etsy, I just entered “digital paper, dog paw prints” in the search bar.ย  I used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight for the accent color, the sentiment is stamped in Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso.ย  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.ย  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.ย  I want them to find my cards still in one piece in 100 years! lolย  I use Tombow glue, you need to use little dots!ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tombow glueThis card will be going into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids, of course;)ย  I’ll be back soon with more SAS4Kids cards to share! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Feel free to add comments or questions:)




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Butterfly Challenge #35

I made a card and had no challenge to enter it in:(ย ย  What to do?ย  I went out and found a challenge blog, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It’s actually called the Butterfly Challenge and I’m going to enter my card into challenge #35! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love butterflies, this should be fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Apparently they are working on a Letter challenge.ย  This week it’s a butterfly with the letter “T” and that stands for “Tallisman”.ย  I understand it to mean a charm. Here’s the card I made:

abSDC17007You can see my little charm upper, left corner.ย  It’s a little flower, my granddaughter approved my choice;)ย  My card is made with a new digital image by Fred She Said called, Doodled Flower Trio Cardfront.ย  I don’t know why she uses such long names, but they sure are gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The set comes with lots of different color combos!ย  There is a SALE going on over at the Fred She Said store, but only until the 20th, so pop over there right away! ๐Ÿ™‚

I used one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! embossing folders, I can’t believe they retired it, Framed Tulips.ย  I still love it and use it often! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The embossed cardstock is Pacific Point, and on top of that is Daffodil Delight, both Stampin’ Up!ย  I cut a small circle of Daffodil Delight and put my sentiment, that I stamped in Pacific Point, on top with a Stampin’ Dimentional.ย  The sentiment I used is from the Stampin’ Up! set, A Round Array.

I love Tracey’s uncluttered style! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This card will be perfect for one of the Send A Smile 4 Kids children! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m pretty sure I’ll be making more of these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  But since I can’t make cards fast enough for all our kids, I have two guests with me today who help make cards for SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I know my card makers and I will be busy, because I’ve added two new hospitals!ย  I will not have three childrens hospitals to make and send cards to! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is my first guest card maker, Janelle Klapperich from SD.ย  Janelle has donated cards a number of times, and she’s sent in some different cards this time! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJanelle has told me most of the cards she sent in this box are made with a cutting machine.ย  She didn’t say which one, but they’re awesome, the kids will love them!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Look at these, same car, different background papers! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย ย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHow about these?ย  I had no idea you could do this!ย  Janelle really knows how to put a card together! ๐Ÿ™‚




It seems to me this would take a long time cutting and putting them together!ย  It must be like a puzzle!ย  They sure do look great in hand! ๐Ÿ™‚






On more machine cut card, and two made the “regular” way;)ย  Janelle’s cards are all great!ย  Thank you so much Janelle for sending all these cards in for the kids!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now, I have one more guest cardmaker tonight, she’s from MA, Judy McLeavey:)ย  Judy is a first time card maker for me, but she may have sent to one of our other locations:)


These two cards have the same basic layout, but they look different just using different paper:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAJudy has used some really beautiful papers on her cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  We can always use Thinking of you cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERATwo simple layouts, but beautiful cards! ๐Ÿ™‚




Two more great cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  All of Judy’s cards will be sent to SAS4Kids, as well as Janelle’s:)ย  Thank you Judy for helping out with our cause! ๐Ÿ™‚


Thank you for coming by today, I hope you’ll check out some of my links! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you’ll come back again! ๐Ÿ™‚





Filed under Butterfly Challenge, Challenges, Embossing folders, Fred She Said, Guests, Kids, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!

Two Digital Sales!

Just a quick post about 2 digital art sales.ย  These are my two favorite spots to go to for anything digital and they’re both having sales!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  If you’ve ever wanted to try a digital image, now would be a good time! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First I’m going to show you two of my favorite cards with digital images.ย  If you’ve gone through my whole bog, or you’ve been with me since the beginning, you might remember these cards:)ย  First up is Doodle Pantry๐Ÿ™‚

Poster3I really like this card and the truck image! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I was very proud of myself for using a striped embossing folder, and sponging it to match the truck:)ย  This is one of my early cards that I sent to Send A Smile 4 Kids.ย  This image is from Doodle Pantry called, Toy Truck Ants.ย  I thought it would be an awesome image for little boys! ๐Ÿ™‚


Next a card from Fred She Said Designs.

Half-fold Card1I’m very proud of this card as well:)ย  I’ve received the most comments and compliments on this card:)ย  I love the Clean & Simple look, the pop of color and one of my favorite flowers, Tulips! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This is from Fred She Said, and is called, Parrot Tulip.


I love both of these stores and I’ve come to know the artists for both and consider them my friends.ย  I don’t feel they are competing, because they have very different styles and do very different images.ย  So I really couldn’t chose one or the other and tell you about their sales.ย  I hope you understand why I’m including them both, and I hope you’ll at least go visit both stores! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Now for the info you need! ๐Ÿ™‚



Use couponย ย  BIGSUMMER
Thanks for coming by today and taking the time to look at my post! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ll be back soon with more cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


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