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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

W2CB #66: Barefoot in the Grass

Hi, everyone! It's the second Wednesday of the month... which means it's time for a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge! Our June/July words, which come to us from Laurie Grimutter, celebrate the start of summer... and National Go Barefoot Day!

My own prescription for health is less paperwork 
and more running barefoot.

The card below was made for one of my favorite librarians who has accepted a position at another library. I just couldn't resist inking up one of those adorable barefoot MFT elephants.  :)

stash {gifted from a friend} dp; SU cardstock; Strathmore watercolor paper
MFT adorable elephants stamps and dies; MFT stitched rectangle and grassy fields dies
images stamped in Versafine black onyx ink and colored with SU watercolor paper
inside sentiment: Lawn Fawn up in the air; Pretty Pink Posh sequins
inside sentiment: The Sky's the Limit

Stop by W2CB to check out our DT's cards... and then stop back by to link up a project/card of your very own for a chance to win $10 to the e-tailer of your choice. 

Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

SAS4Kids: Teen Cards

Hi, everyone! It's the first Saturday of the month... which means its time for a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

As always, any card 4 a kiddo can be shared for this challenge over at SAS4Kids. However, this month, our DT is focusing on cards 4 teens. As a former shipper, I always appreciated receiving cards for our teen patients.

With all those adorable stamp sets (and dies) on the market, it is so easy to make cards for our little patients. I find myself reaching for those sweet pandas, and elephants, and dogs. For this month's DT card, I inked up a teen-friendly stamp set... that really needs to be inked up far more often than it is. [Insert reminder to self here!]

stash (gifted from a friend) dp; Stampin' Up! cardstock
SU epic celebration image and sentiment, stamped in Versamark black onyx
image heat embossed with clear powder and colored with SU watercolor pencils
SU tiny banner punch; tiny circles: Paper Smooches ocean dies
MFT and SU stitched rectangle and square dies, respectively

Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids and check out our DT's amazing creations... and then stop back by to link up a card of your own.

See you in the SAS4Kids Gallery!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

W2CB #65: A Good Teacher

Hi, everyone! It's the second Wednesday of the month.... which means it's time for our new Words 2 Craft By Challenge!

As school years come to a close, we've chosen words that pay tribute to teachers.

The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.

The card below is going to a dear friend who is retiring after 30+ years as a professional educator.

stash dp and cardstock
Stampin' Up! bookcase builder images in Distress Ink broken china and evergreen bough
SU bookcase builder sentiment in MFT chocolate fudge and kraft hybrid ink
MFT rectangular stitched dies; PS scallop/wave dies

There's a $10 gift certificate up for grabs to our challenge winner. So, swing by W2CB to check out our gals creations... and then stop back by to link up a card/project of your very own.

See you in the W2CB Gallery!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

SAS4Kids: Cards 4 Dads...

... from their kids!

It's the first Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new Send a Smile Challenge! Of course, as always, anything goes 4 kids are welcome to play along in our challenge. This month, wiht the upcoming Father's Day holiday, our DT is focusing on cards that the kids can give to those special men in their lives.

Even though I have several great dad card sets, I couldn't resist adding these two sharks from Paper Smooches to my dad stash. Seriously, what beach-loving child wouldn't love giving a shark card to his dad for Father's Day?!


Recollections dp; Stampin' Up! cardstock
Paper Smooches splash images; MFT all about dad sentiment

Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids to check out our DT cards, and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own. See you in the SAS4Kids Gallery!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

W2CB #64: All the Best Heroes

Hi, everyone! It's the second Wednesday of the month... which means it's time for a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge!

Since April 28 is National Superhero Day, we've chosen an everyday-hero-inspired quote from Gerard Way to craft by this month.

All the best heroes are ordinary people 
who make themselves extraordinary. 

I spent most of March making mom cards for Send a Smile 4 Kids. The card below was inspired by a Joanna Harty card, which I found on Pinterest. Joanna's wonderful creations can be found at Harty by Hart. Gotta say Joanna's Pinterest card still makes me swoon. Thanks for the super inspiration, Joanna. (Yep, pun intended!)


Strathmore watercolor paper; Stampin' Up1 cardstock
Mama Elephant Tiny Heroes images and sentiment in Versamark black onyx
tiny hero colored with SU watercolor pencils
inking in Distress Oxide broken china with Ranger mini blender tool

Hope you'll stop by W2CB to check out all the creative ways our gals interpreted this month's challenge. Then stop back by to win $10 to the e-tailer of your choice.

See you in the W2CB Gallery!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

SAS4Kids; Mom Cards/AG

Hi, everyone! It's the first Saturday of the month... which means it's time for a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Just about now, our shippers are starting preparations for sending boxes filled with mom cards to our hospitals. So, our SAS4Kids DT focused on mom cards for this challenge. As always, any card 4 kids is acceptable to play along with us this month.  :)

For my card, I inked a couple of Paper Smooches cuties, a little lamb who can't hide its love for its mama. To give the card ore versatility and a longer shelf life, I went with a non-mother's-day sentiment, I went with a non-mother's-day sentiment.

Stampin' Up! cardstock and dp; Distress Ink core paper
Paper Smooches courteous cuties images and sentiment in Versamark black onyx
images colored with SU colored pencils
background clouds inked with Distress Oxide broken china using MFT stencil and Ranger blending tool
tiny hearts: punched with SU owl punch from Distress Ink core paper

Hope you'll stop by SAS4Kids to check out our DT's amazing cards... and then stop back by to link up a card of your very own.

See you in the SAS4Kids Gallery!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

W2CB #63: Happiness Held, Happiness Shared

Hi, everyone! It's the second Wednesday of the month... which means it's time for a new Words 2 Craft By Challenge.

In honor of the International Day of Happiness on March 20, this month's words come to us from John Harrigan.

Happiness held is the seed.
Happiness shared is the flower.

My card was designed by the wonderful Colette Taylor... and was made at one of Colette's Stampin' Up! Technique Tuesday classes. 

All SU!!!

There's a $10 e-certificate up for grabs to the online store of our winner's choice. So, hope you'll stop by W2CB to check out our gals's cards and then stop back by to link up a happiness-quote-inspired card/project of your very own.

See you in the W2CB Gallery!