Oct 17, 2017

October Reminder Post



It's the 17th of the month and it's October the official Breast Cancer Awareness month and it's time for the Calling All Sistahs reminder to check your girls. I have quite a few friends fighting this horrible disease at the present time, so please get your mammograms so you are not added to the count and if you are one of my friends fighting this horrible disease, Fight like a Girl!
As I have said before I lost my mom to breast cancer at a young age and I am a survivor myself so cancer hits home with me and I do not want any more of my friends to have to fight this horrible disease.

Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please do self exams and get your mammograms once a year if thats what the doctor suggests. You can also help find a cure by purchasing products from the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the profits go towards breast cancer research.

Now for my reminder card. 
I started with a side folding note card and a panel cut down with a stitched scollop edge die. To make my background I dotted some re inker on a piece of glossy card stock and the squashed it with a piece of acetate. I stamped the greeting fro the set Calling All Sisters in Versamark ink and embossed it in black. For the ribbon I stamped a piece of paper using the Tin Roof set and the cut it out using the Ruffed Ribbon Fri-die.








Never... Never ...Never



It's time for another encouragement challenge at Calling All Sistahs
Congratulations to the winner from last month. 
Our challenge is to use the inspiration photo below to create a card to send someone a word of encouragement as they go through a struggle. It doesn't have to be cancer it can be for someone who has lost someone, lost a job, or just needs a word of encouragement. The real challenge is will you mail it? I love to go to the mailbox and find happy mail instead of or with the bills, always makes my heart happy.
oh and 
There is a prize involved as well, a $25 voucher to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and if you use CAS-ual Fridays products and are the winner it will increase to $50

here is the inspiration photo


For my card I started with a white top folding cad base and a black mat and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the flowers from the Pretty Posies set  and masked them off as I went along. I colored them using Comic markers and to finish the card I stamped the greeting from the set Dream Then Do.







Oct 16, 2017

Calling All Critters





Even from the North Pole... 
My card share today is for the challenge at the Hero Arts blog, Calling all Critters


To make my card I Started with a top folding white note card, some stamps from both Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts, dies, and papers both from Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts. 
I wanted to create a snowy scene so I used the gorgeous paper that came with the October My Monthly Hero kit for the snowy sky. Next I used the tree border die and cut it out with some Knit Picky pattern paper both by Lawn Fawn. For the "snow" I used a stitched border die also by Lawn Fawn and plain white cardstock and then added some glitter to the top of it. 
The polar bear is from the set Beary Happy Holidays by Lawn Fawn and the gingerbread house and greeting are from the October MMH by Hero Arts. 
To finish the card I added a panel of Knit Picky paper to the card base and then popped up the scene panel wth foam tape. 








Oct 15, 2017

Inspired by a Film




It's time for another challenge at AAA Cards our sponsor this time is Winnie & Walter with a $25 gift certificate to the store. We have a fun challenge for you


Can you guess what film inspired my card? The answer is on the AAA cards blog but don't peek, take a guess and leave a comment there just might be a prize involved.

To make my card I started with a white top folding note card and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the scarecrow image from the set Happy Harvest by Lawn Fawn and masked it off to stamp the corn around it.
I colored the scarecrow with Copic markers and the car is stamped with Harvest Fresh Ink.





Oct 14, 2017

Odd




My card share today features this cute set "If the Hat Fits" by Simon Says Stamp. I just love those witches hats and it has some cute greetings to go along with it. 
To make my card I started with a white top folding note card and added some wonky stitching around it with the Silly Stitched dies by Lil' Inker Designs. 
I masked off the hats one by one so they would be stacked on top of each other and then colored them with Chameleon pens. I created a background around them using Copic markers  (pointillism technique) and the star stamps from the set. 
I am entering this card in the challenge at 



and 
for Bev's Falliday challenge at Splitcoaststampers 
Get your mask on!




Pumpkins


It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, our sponsor for this challenge is Create A Smile Stamps with a 15£ gift card 


For my card I used a set from Gina K designs, colored it with Chameleon pens and added a border by MFT and plaid patterned paper by Lawn Fawn.
Hope you will play along.


I am also entering this one for a couple more challenges 
  CAS on Fridays -Fall/Halloween challenge 









Oct 13, 2017

Block Party


Happy Friday! 
Today I am hosting a challenge over at Splitcoaststampers for the Falliday Fest, this time of year is my favorite with fall colors, Thanksgiving and then Christmas. These challenges help you get ready for these holidays be sure to check them out, there are also prizes for participation. 
My card is one that will go to the victims, families and medical personal who were involved in the horrific shooting in Las Vegas

To make my card I started with a side folding white note card and a panel cut down with a stitched die. I used a new set by Stampin Up, Count My Blessings and colored the images with the soon to be released Stampin Blends. The background was made by inking up the "H" acrylic block by Stampin Up. To finish the card I added some sequins to give it a little sparkle.