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Freshly Made Sketches #228 & SAS4Kids

I know I say this all the time, but……I am so far behind!ย  I missed a whole week, I’m so sorry! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  I’m going to make up for it by showing you lots of cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First, I have a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #228 ๐Ÿ™‚

FMS Final 228-001


This card is mostly digital, with my main image coming from Raspberry Road Designs ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I can’t remember exactly which set it was from, but if you’d like to know just ask:)ย  The blue paper was also in the set, I printed it with the main image on Epson Presentation Paper-Matteย  I really like this paper because it’s nice and thick so you can print and cut things and still pop them up if you would like to.ย  The sentiment came from a stamp set that was gifted to me.ย  I think it was Markie’sย  Finest Paper, but I won’t swear to that;)ย  I mounted the whole thing onto a white base, because that’s what I usually do:)ย  Quite Simply Made, but I think a kid in the hospital is going to love it when added to a box of Send A Smile 4 Kids cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now for more SAS4Kids cards, I have a number of guests:)ย  We’ll see how many we can fit in;)ย  First up is Lisa Simokaitis of IL, Lisa is a first time sender to me:)

Lisa sent these really beautiful Easter cards and a number of others:)ย  Thank you Lisa for thinking of our kids, these are beautiful cards for our kids and/or their parents! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to see more of your cards in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚

Judy Martin is from PA, and has sent cards a few times:)

Judy has done a lot of water coloring on her cards, lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

Aren’t these adorable! ?ย  I’m not sure about the chicks, but the other 3 cards are Lawn Fawn! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I love how she used the pink polka dot cut-out on the green card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Judy for being on my team! ๐Ÿ™‚

Donna Wakefield has sent cards in many times:)ย  Her cards are usually one of a kind, and they’re always great! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Donna has her own blog that you can go visit:)ย


Don’t you just love these!?ย  Be sure to check out Donna’s blog to see how she makes her cards!ย  Thank you Donna for always keeping our kids in mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

Next is Andrea La Vigne from TX:)ย  Andrea has sent cards in more than a few times, and she also has a blog you can visit! ๐Ÿ™‚ย

Andrea doesn’t send a lot of cards at a time, but what she sends are great cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  Andrea also does a lot of water coloring:)ย  Thank you Andrea for always sending cards for the kids, I know they love your cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

Karin Hendrickson is from MO, she also doesn’t send a lot of cards at one time, but she sends pretty often:)

Karin makes these really beautiful cards, I think they’re screen fold cards, but I’m not sure.ย  Beside Easter she sent a number for Mother’s Day, which hopefully I’ll remember to show you at a later time;)ย  I love all the cute images and the flower is just beautiful in hand! ๐Ÿ™‚


Here’s a closer look, isn’t this wonderful! ?ย  She’s sent these in before for other holidays, these must be so much fun for the kids to sit next to their beds! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Karin for making such thoughtful, and fun cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

I told you, tons of cards today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Two more guests!ย  First is Jan Kloss of TX:)ย  Jan is a friend of my friend Jill Blasche:)ย  They like to get together and craft, so you’ll see some of the same papers used by each, but their cards are not the same:)

Jan’s cards are so cute, I actually used some for Easter and some for Spring, she sent multiples of each of these! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Jan, I love seeing your cards in Jill’s boxes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill Blasche is a good friend of mine from TX:)ย  I love getting her cards, she always sends multiples so each of my three hospitals are sure to get some! ๐Ÿ™‚

On the left are two of Jill’s examples of how she makes for my “regular” hospitals and for my “no embellishment” hospital.ย  She is so clever, they are pretty much the same, but the “regular” hospitals get ribbon and gems, the “no embellishment hospital doesn’t.ย  Not so hard, if I didn’t tell you, you probably wouldn’t see the difference;)ย  On the right, you can see some of the paper Jan used, but the cards don’t look the same:)


I love these two cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The one on the left is great for my “no embellishment” hospital and the one on the right is great for my other hospitals! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Same sentiment, but totally different cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Jill for always being open to a challenge and thinking of all my kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


I hope I didn’t wear you all out today with all the wonderful examples of cards to make for kids, or anyone! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I can’t express how much my card makers mean to me and the kids I serve! ๐Ÿ™‚

I want to thank everyone for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope I can come back sooner to share some more great cards with you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to visit the SAS4Kids challenge blog to see more cards or to join in! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Tomorrow will start a new challenge, “For the Boys”.




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Merry Monday #184, Freshly Made #217 & guests

I was sick, and down for a while, but now I’m better and playing catch-up! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I have lots to show you tonight, so lets get started! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  First I have a card that I made and I will submit it to two different challenges.ย  Merry Monday #184 and Freshly Made #217.

Merry Monday’s theme is baking:

184Freshly Made Sketches, has a sketch;)

FMS Final 217-001My card stayed pretty much to the sketch, which is what I normally do;)


UPDATE:ย  My card has the honor of wining the Merry Monday #184 challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

Winner Badge

For this card I used a digital image from Raspberry Road Designs, from the Christmas Cookies collection.ย  I also used one of the papers from the paper pack that goes with this collection.ย  I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red, and either Wild Wasabi or Pear Pizzazz for the words.ย  I cut the words with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and the middle rectangle, I cut with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.ย  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop-up my sentiment:)

I’m pretty pleased that I was able to pull a card of any kind together in the last couple days, so I hope you like it:)


I have 5 guests today!ย  I will be showing only a few cards from each guest, and then I’m done showing Christmas cards for this year!ย  So hold on tight, here we go! ๐Ÿ™‚

My first guest is Lee Mae Elkins:)ย  This is the second time Lee Mae has sent cards to me, personally, for my hospitals:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALee Mae sent a nice selection of cards:)ย  I have to admit, it was really hard to pick just a few from each guest.ย  I picked these because I thought they were all so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Kids love animals of just about any kind and dress them up for Christmas and it’s all the better! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Lee Mae for sending such wonderful cards for our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


Next is Kayla Ford from IL, not too far from where I live:)ย  Kayla is a repeat sender:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAll of Kayla’s cards are bright and cheerful, with lots of colors and patterns! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Kayla’s cards remind me of quilts:)ย  Thank you so much Kayla for thinking of our kids again to cheer them for Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚


My next guest has sent in a number of times before, Andrea La Vigne from TX:)ย  Andrea has her own blog that you can check out to see how she makes her cards:)ย  Pop over to see her blog Andrea’s Antics, here๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these all cute! ?ย  Andrea does wonderful coloring and water coloring! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know the Reindeer is from one of our sponsors at SAS4Kids, but I’m sorry, I don’t know which one:(ย  Maybe someone could fill us in on that?ย  I love how Andrea positioned him on her card! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Great cards Andrea, thank you for being a repeat sender, I know the kids love your cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


Holly Blaskie from MI, is my next guest:)ย  Holly is also a repeat sender:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHolly used some really cute cats this time, and some really pretty silver accents:)ย  The tall card next to the kitty has the silver, but it looks kind of black:(ย  Holly sent in 75 cards this time, it was hard to pick just 4!ย  Thank you Holly for your continued support of our kids, they will really love these cards! ๐Ÿ™‚


My last Christmas cards for this year were sent in by Geri Dean and her sister Melanie Carruth of MN:)ย  Geri and her sister sent in an amazing 151 cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I know everyone can’t send in that many, and I assure you, every card counts toward a box for a hospital!ย  Don’t ever feel rushed or that you have to do as many as someone else!ย  I don’t care if you send 5 cards, you are making a difference in a child’s life! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Every card made and sent, is a happy smile in an envelope to a child! ๐Ÿ™‚

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANow aren’t these fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The first cards are made with Lawn Fawn, I have those little birds! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ve made some of these little penguins, and Geri has these wonderful horse stamps that she uses a lot:)ย  Here she’s added Christmas paper and a sentiment to really dress it up!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOk, there were a lot of cards, I really had a hard time narrowing it down!ย  I love the soft, cute animals in the first set, and the last card is genius! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The tree card had the background paper and sentiment added, and then included is a set of stickers that a child can decorate themselves!ย  I’ve never seen this, what a great idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  They can put on the tree and the little ornaments any way they want to, what fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I took off the paper clips and put the cards and stickers into a clear envelope along with a regular envelope.ย  Geri and Melanie always send in great cards, thank you ladies for working so hard to made Christmas a wonderful time of the year! ๐Ÿ™‚


I want to thank every single card maker who spent time making cards to bring a smile to the faces of our kids here at Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Without all of you, we would not be able to do what we, the volunteers, do! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The world is a crazy place, I believe we, cardmakers and volunteers,ย  are doing an important job, that affects lots of kids all over the USA!ย  I am so proud to share your talents and pieces of art with our kids!:)

I thank you all for your help making Christmas brighter for so many! ๐Ÿ™‚

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope to continue working with you through the next year! ๐Ÿ™‚




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Freshly Made #208, The Friday Mashup #230 & SAS4Kids

I got another card made! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And, I’m going to enter it into two different challenges!ย  The first one is Freshly Made Sketches #208, the second one isย  The Friday Mashup #230.

FMS Final 208-001FM230F

This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project featuring Donuts or Baked Goods.
  • Create a project with a Friendship Theme.
  • or Mash it Up!ย and create a Friendship themed project with Donuts.






This is so sad, I have no donuts:(ย  So I substituted baked goods:)

aaSDC17964I wanted to meet the both of the challenge rules and still make a card that a child will love.ย  I think I did it! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  What kid isn’t going to love Gingerbread cookies?ย  The central image and the background paper are digital images from Raspberry Road Designs.ย  The set I used is called Christmas Tradition, I used two sets, the Paper and the Side Clusters Set 1.ย  The sentiment, which I thought was perfect, I found in a set called Fancy Pie, from Doodle Pantry.

I can’t remember what die I used for the circle, but the oval punches are both Stampin’ Up!ย  I also used Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Garden Green cardstock.ย  The sequins are Stampin’ Up! and I used some Dazzling Details on the snowflake.ย  Of course, this card was approved by my grandchildren;)


Even though I didn’t use a stamp set on this card, I’d like to mention that Stampin’ Up! is having a 15% off sale on stamp sets next week Oct. 19th thru Oct. 23rd.ย  I’d be happy to order some sets for you is you don’t have a demonstrator:)ย  If you have a demonstrator, be sure to ask about the 15% off sale! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now, I just can’t walk away from Halloween yet;)ย  I have a special guest today from Canada, Diane Herniman! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Diane makes cards like I’ve never seen!ย  All my cardmakers are special, I love all their different styles! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Diane’s cards are just another different style:)ย  I couldn’t copy them if I tried!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the envelope and the back of the card.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card opened, I took two different views.ย  The little mummy pops up with a little side panel with a bat.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the front of the card, isn’t it great? !ย  I love the whole card, it’s already been sent to one of my hospitals:)ย  I know someone is going to love it! ๐Ÿ™‚



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the back on the left and the center on the right.



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, this is the front, great card! ๐Ÿ™‚



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe is the back, I love how Diane matches the puzzles to the cards!ย  Do you see the gems on the bottom of the card back?ย  The inside is great too!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere is the card front, is that wonderful?!ย  All of Diane’s cards are different! ๐Ÿ™‚





SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI’m sorry the back is so blurry, but the cards are all shipped already and I can’t redo:(ย  But you can see that a cat card is coming up, right?ย  Look at the inside of this one, very detailed:)



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALook at this great cat!ย  Isn’t it awesome?!


One more card to go!



SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADiane makes all her own envelopes, they’re all different too! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And here is the back, are you guessing a spider is coming your way?


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the center, it’s an easel card!ย  Isn’t this great?!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the card opened all the way and the front.ย  Diane has such a great imagination! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thank you Diane for these wonderful cards, I know the kids will love them! ๐Ÿ™‚


Well, that’s the end of the cards for tonight, I hope you enjoyed them! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks for coming by today, I’m always glad to have you! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Come back again soon to see more cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

All of these cards will be sent to my Illinois hospitals donated through Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Be sure to check out our challenge blog, get card ideas, enter to win a prize, and be sure to send your cards in to one of our volunteers! ๐Ÿ™‚




Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Doodle Pantry, Fall-Autumn, Freshly Made, Friday Mashup, Guests, Halloween, Kids, Punches, Raspberry Road Designs, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Uncategorized, Winter

Merry Monday #167, Freshly Made #197 & SAS4Kids

Wow, I have a lot going on today, and I also have a guest!ย  Are you ready?ย  Here is the info for Merry Monday #167:

167Here is the card I made, I wanted to do something different……

SDC17078bYes, there is a tiny heart, you probably need to click on it to see;)ย  There is a little green angel holding up a heart down by the “a” in Peace.ย  I was going through my storage and I found these little gift tags.ย  I outlined it with silver line peeloffs and the added the Holly leaf peeloffs.ย  The Merry Christmas is also a peeloff.ย  Peeloffs are very popular in other countries, you can get them in the USA.ย  I’ve found them here, look under stickers. I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red as my cardstock highlight color.


FMS+Final+197-001Freshly Made Sketches #197 is a sketch.ย  You all know I stay pretty close to the sketch;)

SDC17052Supplies for this card are all over the place!ย  I used some tree looking paper and the gray paper, both printed on my printer, from Raspberry Road.ย  Both are digital papers from different sets.ย  I should have written it down, but I didn’t:(ย  Iย  have tons of digital kits from Raspberry Road!ย  If anyone wants to know which sets, please just ask and I’ll look it up:)

The branch was cut from the same paper using a Quick Kutz die.ย  I couldn’t decide if I wanted in front of back, front won.ย  The moon was cut with the new Stampin’ Up! 2 inch circle punch, from Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry.ย  Of course, I used the Stampin’ Up! owl punch.ย  The eyes are Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo.ย  The owl gray front came from one of the Stampin’ Up! Halloween papers, I didn’t write that down either, I’m so sorry:(ย  But, I know the Happy Halloween stamp came from the Stampin’ Up! set Teeny Tiny Wishes๐Ÿ™‚

Both of my cards are going into boxes for Send A Smile 4 Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  SAS4Kids has a challenge blog, and this week the challenge is Christmas in July, check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚


Now I have a guest today, Donna Wakefield from IN.ย  Donna is a repeating card donor and she also has a blog of her own.ย  You can go visit her and see what else she’s up to:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAren’t these too cute?!ย  Donna might say on her blog where she got these adorable penquins:)ย  I love all the blues! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  All Donna’s cards will be going to one of my 3 hospitals, supplied by SAS4Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERADonna send a number of these, and that’s ok, because I have 3 hospitals to share with! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  These are awesome, and there are a couple more different designs! ๐Ÿ™‚



Some really pretty girly cards!ย  I don’t know, maybe boys like flowers too:)ย  This looks like a Stampin’ Up! set:)ย  Really pretty colors! ๐Ÿ™‚


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAWow, these cards look really fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Who doesn’t like balloons or kites?!


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAย ย ย  SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI love this cute little birthday puppy, but the sand castle is my favorite today!ย  If you look close, you can see little footprints in the sand near the center!ย  Don’t you just love it? !ย  The sentiment is appropriate, because the whole card looks dreamy to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Donna for sending more fun and encouraging cards to our kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for coming by today! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I hope you enjoyed viewing all the cards! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I plan to be back soon with more cards to share! ๐Ÿ™‚




Filed under Challenges, Christmas, Fall-Autumn, Freshly Made, Guests, Halloween, Kids, Merry Monday, Punches, Raspberry Road Designs, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter

Merry Monday #88 & Fred She Said Christmas Party

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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 projectย  using Fred She Said products for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate ๐Ÿ™‚

Also at the Fred She Said Facebook Page there will be an extra $10 gift certificate to giveaway.ย  All you have to do there is post a recipe ( or link to a recipe) of your favourite holiday recipe or treat ๐Ÿ™‚ย  All details are at the Fred She Said Blog.

I wanted to be sure and tell you about the Fred She Said Party over on the FSS blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Be sure to check it out for some great giveaways!

Now I have three cards to share! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I’ve already entered one at Merry Monday #88, but I think I can enter one more:) I’ve given all the cards away, so I will have to post details as I remember them.

Here’s their challenge:

MM New Look Sketches-021Here’s my first card:

Poster3This is a very simple card, but I love it! ย I know my DIL checks out my blog now and then, so I have to ask her to not tell Matthew this is his card;) ย I got the background from Raspberry Road Designs.ย  It’s called Blue Christmas Paper Set. ย There are other Blue Christmas sets to match, including a freebie:) ย Right now they are having a 50% off sale, so hurry over there!

Anyway……I picked out the paper and thought about what I would do next. ย I flipped the image, and knew the deer would be perfect! ย The deer are a Memory Box die called Deer Trio. ย I cut them apart and placed them in the “snow”, I glued them down with sticky dots, not pop ups. ย Then I looked at it a few days and thought about what I wanted to add. ย I decided I didn’t want to add anything;) ย It’s clean and simple, and I love it, I hope my grandson will too! ๐Ÿ™‚

My next two cards are alike in that they use a technique called Starburstย , I found the technique instructions here. ย My next card:

Half-fold Card2I just couldn’t get the colors right for this photo, at least not to my satisfaction;) ย But the card is gone so I had to do the best I could to present it. ย The papers are from imaginisce, the series was called Polar Expressions. ย I had a number of the papers and some chipboard stickers. ย The bear is a chipboard sticker that is popped up with Stamin’ Up!,ย  Stampin’ Dimentionals. ย I bought it several years ago, but I still love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I used the fronts and the backs of the papers to make my Starburst.

Last card for tonight:

Half-fold Card1Now the colors in this photo look awesome and I don’t know why, I took the photos one after the other. ย This card uses a chipboard sticker from the previous pack of stickers, but the paper is something I found on ESTY. ย I am so sorry to say I don’t remember where on ESTY:( ย It was listed as Christmas paper, but it looked a little Spring like to me. ย Finding Cardinal papers was almost impossible! ย I do love how it turned out though! ๐Ÿ™‚ I attached the Cardinal with glue dots.

Well, I’m off to get more done. ย The grandkids will be home from school for two weeks, so I have to use my time wisely…..if that’s possible;) lol

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you’ll come again! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Be sure to check out all my links for special deals! ๐Ÿ™‚

In case I don’t get back, please have a safe, peaceful, and very Merry Christmas!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚



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Merry Monday #67

Wow, I’m really cutting this down to the wire!ย  Right now I have about an hour and 40 minutes to post this card to the challenge over at Merry Monday #67!ย  So this post will be kinda short;)ย  Here is the sketch for this week:

MM June 17And here is my card:

Half-fold Card1My pre-colored, digital image is from Fred She Said.ย  This is one of my favorite birds!ย  You can find it in the FSS Christmas bird series, it’s called Winter Chickadee.

I used Stampin’ Up! Garden Green behind the plaid and behind the Chickadee.ย  The red plaid paper is from Raspberry Road Designs from their Cranberry Cottage collection.ย  I love their papers, I use them a lot to go with my Fred She Said designs๐Ÿ™‚ย  I used a misc. rubber stamp, then more Stampin’ Up! supplies.ย  I used some retired ribbon, a ribbon slide, some basic pearls, and Stampin’ Dimentionals to pop up my bird image.

I’m playing catch-up again.ย  Lots going on over here!ย  Thanks for coming by today, hope to see you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚




Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Fred She Said, Merry Monday, Raspberry Road Designs, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #57

Yay, I received an Honorable Mention for this card from Merry Monday #57:)

Honourable Mention


Well, I think I’m just going to have to say that there is never a “normal” day or week around here! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย ย  I’m also kinda thinking I will never catch up! ๐Ÿ˜ฆย ย  But, being me, I will still try! ๐Ÿ™‚

This week over at Always Playing With Paper, they went back to all sketches:)ย  So this weeks sketch for Merry Monday #57 looks like this:

MM New Look Sketches-002I made two cards for this challenge.ย  I am trying to put aside extra cards for “Send A Smile 4 Kids”.ย  You can click on my link on the left side to find out about this worthy cause:)

Here is my first card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Poster3I always use mostly Stampin’ Up! products, and that’s true for this card as well.ย  But first, I’ll tell you about my pre-colored digital image from Raspberry Road Designs.ย  The central image is from a digital kit called Christmas Cookies Side Clusters.ย  I’ve used Raspberry Road Designs before, they’re very easy to work with:)ย  I used one of their papers, and then topped it with a side cluster.

Under that I used Stampin’ Up! Real Red, and Gumball Green.ย  I used a SU embossing folder that’s not in the current catalog:( The sentiment is from SU Short and Sweet-retired. Lastly I added some basic pearls from SU and Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the image.ย  A simply made card;)

Now for my second card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Poster4Yep, you guessed it, a wonderful Fred She Said image:)ย  Pre-colored digital images help make a lot of my cards Simply Made๐Ÿ˜‰ย  This image is called Hat Tipping Snowman. This product includes both Pre-coloured and Digi/Uncoloured images.ย  There are 2 coloured versions plusย  “antiqued” versions.ย  PNG’s (no background) and ready-to-print sheets are also included ๐Ÿ™‚

I think this is a fun card for a child:)ย  I didn’t pop up the whole red paper, just the snowman. I used Stampin’ Up! digital paper, Frostwood Lodge (plaid), Real Red, Garden Green and Basic Black. The sentiment is a misc stamp that I had in my drawer.

Thanks for stopping by today:) !ย  I hope you like my cards:)ย  I hope to be back very soon with another card:)



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