Over at SplitCoastStampers the Falliday Fest is wrapping up. One of the destinations for a card drive is Operation Quiet Comfort- this time, specifically, a thank you for the military. I combined it with the challenge to recognize something beautiful - in this case, gratitude for the troops protecting America the Beautiful. The stamp is part of a Close to my Heart set. Sketch: Stella Says Sketch Beautiful: Heart2Heart
I have an exciting announcement this morning. For the next three months, I will be a guest designer at the Scribbles Designs Challenge. You are welcome to check out the theme and join in the fun. The photo above is inspiration for this challenge which ends Nov. 15. Check out the details of the challenge here: Scribbles Designs Challenge.Blogspot
The Scribbles shop has so many cute images, including several already filled mason jars and the corresponding sentiments. Find themhere. For my card I added a couple of extra suns - included with the image. I colored the image with Prisma pencils, and fussy cut the jar and the suns, then tied a bit of raffia around the neck of the jar. (Not to worry - GDT cards do not necessarily follow the theme!)
I scored bit at a yard sale last week end - got lots of fabulous papers, and a lovely Close to my Heart stamp set, including this Thinking of You stamp. I could have purchased a lot more, but I am trying hard to be reasonable!!! This is another card for our son-in-law who will be spending the next six weeks at a rehab facility, while he has therapy to recover from a stroke.- learning how to walk again.
This card is entered in the challenges below, but also in the Splitcoaststampers Falliday challenge - HBrown asked us to make examples using fall colors with no white or vanilla. The leaves are die cuts. Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches Plaid: Heart2heart Leaves: Dies r us Crafty Sentiments Close to Nature: Penny Black at Allsorts Sentiment: Dis Digi Designs For the boys: Dream Valley (10 Ch. max)
This week the challenge atQKR Stampede is a true Anything Goes - no option. Here in AZ the snowbirds are returning - although more frequently they are referred to as Winter Visitors. They have quite an impact on our community. We hope you will join our weekly challenge - great QKR images are offered to the winners. You may enter up to 3 times before the deadline at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday.
This snowbird image is called "Any Where South". It is availablehereas a stamp or in digital form. I colored him with Prismas, The pieces of DP are sage colored, and I found some matching fiber. I will also add this to my gallery at SplitCoastStampers - in LMcAree's Falliday challenge to use a bird.
Another recycled card. I used this pretty holly branch panel, with its own gold border, from a card in my stash! It is on cream cs, so I used shimmery cream cs for the background. If you squint just right you may be able to see the evenly spaced score lines along the bottom. The sentiment is from a set of dies I bought on line - it comes in a border, so I just cut off the words. Sketch: Sketch Saturday Any: Creative Fingers Crafty Catz
This card will be sent to a woman in NC who is seriously ill and needs some cheer. This is through the Tea Pot Party group at SplitCoastStampers. I am also placing it in my gallery at SCS for a Falliday challenge - a textured fall card. The top panel is glittery wire edged ribbon. I took advantage of striped DP by K&Co, but added the negative sticker strips. The die cut sentiment is from Cuttlebug. Sketch: Sketch Saturday Colors: Stripes: Pink Gem Any: Jo's Scrapshack
This is another card for our son-in-law who faces a long recuperation from a massive stroke. Since my hubby is physically unable to travel to see him, I will send a lot of cards! It has been a long time since I have used Riley. Since Terry is a hunter, I thought he would appreciate this recovering moose. I got to use some papers ((K&Co.) that were part of a yard sale purchase today - with brown mats.. (Hi, Dawn!)
Over at SplitCoastStampers one of the Falliday challenges, by StampMomma, is to use a fall card to acknowledge our blessings. We are blessed that Terry has begun his recovery. Sketch: VLV Sketches Fall: Mod Squad Stripes: Southern Girls Pink Gem Nature: Penny Black at Allsorts For the boys: Dream Valley Use brown: Sami Stamp
I masked the edges to create the stripes with Twinkling H20 inks applied with a water brush. Thanks is Cuttlebug die, and I added a few punched circles.
This is a card created for 2 challenges at SplitCoastStampers - making for a Falliday challenge, and a thank you for the Teapot Tuesday - we are sending RAK cards to first responders in Las Vegas. Any: Lil Patch of Crafty Friends RAK: Die Cuttin Divas Thanks: House that Stamps Built
I have a prayer request for those of you who would like to join us. Our son in law, who is relatively young (late 50's) had a massive stroke on Fri. All efforts to remove the clot failed, but thankfully tests reveal minimal swelling and bleeding. Mobility on the left side is greatly limited, but his speech is fairly good. We cannot go there because of my husband's severe pain, so that is hard. Our daughter and grandchildren need our prayer support also. I will be making him more cards! This image is from Dearie Doll. The sentiment is in my file but I could not find a source. Papers are DCWV, and the oval dies are Spellbinders. Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 Die cut + sentiment: Aud Sentiments Any: Colour Crazy Crafty Catz Creative Fingers Polkadoodle Word Art Wednesday