Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas In July Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It is the third Saturday of the month which means it is time for another challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.  This is a special blog hop because it is the 175th challenge at the SAS4Kids Challenge Blog.  When you enter the blog hop you get the chance to win prizes from the following sponsors.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children's Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids' cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids' faces.

Here is a list of all our wonderful sponsors and the prizes that you could win:
Kitchen Sink Stamps $25 gift certificate
Sparkle N Sprinkle  $5 gift code
Fred She Said $10 gift certificate
Motion Crafts by Uchi's Designs 3 prize packages each with 1 die set and 1 stamp set $35 value each
Bugaboo $12 gift code
Tonic Studios USA Six Tonic Studios Paper Trimmers (159e)
Stampendous Five prizes: CRS5101/DCS5010 Rose Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, CRS5067/DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Cling Stamps and Dies, DCP1009 Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set, DCP1007 Build a Wreath Cutting Dies Set, DCP1008 Pop Up Stages Cutting Dies Set
Paper Nest Dolls Two prizes of 3 digis each of the winner's choice plus one free digi for a commenter on each blog that uses a Paper Nest Dolls image
Doodles Paper Playground Four prizes of one package of Fairy Dust Sparkle Blends sequin mixes
White Rose Crafts  Gorjuss Tweed Craft Card Compendium (makes 24 cards - retails at $16.99)
Dies R Us $15 gift code
Cheapo Dies (owned by an American I know) $15 gift code
All Dressed Up Stamps - two digital stamps
Janet Bailey - three Stampin' up Stamp Sets

Both my cards use images from Fred She Said.  



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Thank for stopping by the blog today.  Please consider sending your cards in to be shared with children and their families while in the hospital.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Bow Beautiful Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is to use a bow or bows.  Our wonderful sponsor is StarStampz and if you enter you have the chance to win 3 free images. 

I used the image Balloons and Ice Cream to create my card.


I took a Copic class last weekend at the My Favorite Things Boutique so I tried out some of my new skills.  The clouds are compliments of a Stamplorations stencil and some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.  Hero Arts provided the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Consider entering the challenge for a chance to win.

April

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Washi Wonders Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for another challenge on the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is Washi Wonders - see what you can do with washi tape.  This week's sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Design and you can enter for the chance to win 3 images.

I used Toby in a Pot for my design team card.


I used washi tape from my stash to create this card.  Coloring was done with Copic markers and I added a couple gems in the center of the flowers.  Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Hero Arts set that I found for $1 at a yard sale.  What a great purchase.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Jude 1:  3 . Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge

It's the 1st Saturday of the month and that means it is time for another challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes 4 Kids.  This challenge no longer has sponsors so you will be participating for pride not prize.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children's Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids' cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids' faces.




I'll Stick with You Card Recipe

This adorable little sticky turtle is from Hero Arts.  I stamped it on white card stock and colored the image with Copic Markers.  The grass stamp is from Stampendous and it was perfect for the little guy to stand on.  The bees are also part of the stamp set.  I added the dashed lines.  Sentiment is also from the stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Jude 1:1 - 2 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:  Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Embossing Delight - Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This weeks challenge is embossing delight - use either dry or wet embossing in your creation.   This week's sponsor is Imagine That and when you enter the challenge you have the chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

Here is my design team card  using Otter Say Hello:




Thought I Otter Send You This Card

I printed the otter image along with the cute saying from Word twice.  One of the images, I cut out with a scallop circle die and popped up on the first image.  The background was embossed with a polka dot embossing folder.  The card is topped off with sparkly enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Enter the challenge for the chance to win.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

Thanks,
April

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get Well Flowers in Blue

I played around with heat embossing and water color to come up with some fun get well cards.  I also used the technique for some sympathy cards that I shared earlier.  I seem to be in need of sympathy cards on a regular basis.  :-( . Here is a simple card, but the pretty flowers keep it from being boring.




Get Well Card Recipe

I love using heat embossed images with water color markers.  It makes it so much easier to color because when you add the water there is a wall that will keep your color from going where you don't want it to go.  I used Tombow markers for this card along with water.  I added a sentiment from Paper Smooches.  The centers were created with Nuvo and I am terribly frustrated with them because mine always look like Hershey kisses.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.
Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Galatians 1:  15  But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It's the 3rd Saturday of the month and that means it is time for another challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes 4 Kids.  This challenge no longer has sponsors so you will be participating for pride not prize.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children's Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids' cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids' faces.







Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Galatians 1:  23   They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 

Christmas In July Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

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