Sunday, February 18, 2024

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #58

Hello Christmas Lovers,


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog ~ POE Challenge #58.  We have a great Inspiration Board to help get your creative ideas flowing!


Here is my card for POE Challenge #58:



Ingredients:

Whismsy Stamps Snowmen
White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Black ink
Copic markers

For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with White card stock.  I took the Erin Lee Creative Wave Cover Plate die and the Kat Scrappiness Starlight Bright and Jewel paper and cut out each sheet of Starlight paper and pieced them together onto the card base.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, Black ink. and the Whimsy Stamps Snowmen stamp and stamped it onto the paper.  I colored it with Copic markers and than cut it out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals and added that to the card base.  I took the Season's Greetings stamp and Black ink and stamped it onto some more White paper and added that to the card.  I was inspired by the Snowman shaped Snowglobe on the Inspiration Board below.

Inspiration Board:



Please be sure to hop on over to the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge to see what the Design Team have created and than it is your turn to create Anything Christmas for this challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Friday, February 16, 2024

Two Old Bats February Mid-Month Reminder

 Hello Ghoulies,


I am here today to remind you that there is still time to play along with us at the Two Old Bats February Halloween Challenge.  The Two Old Bats is a year round Halloween Challenge because we all love creating Halloween Cards!


  Here is my TOB Mid-February Reminder Card:



Ingredients:

Scalloped Heart die
Waffle Flower Layers die
  Spellbinder die
White card stock
Black & White paper
Red paper
Black ink
Red ink

For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with White card stock.  I took a piece of Black and White Checked paper and the Waffle Flower Layering die and cut out the paper, inked the edges with Red ink and added it to the base of the card. I took a piece of Red paper and the Memory Box Woodgrain Heart die and cut out the heart.  I took a piece of White paper and the Miss Ink Stamps Kindred Spirits stamp set and Black ink and stamped the ghosts onto the paper.  I took a Scalloped Heart die that I have and cut out the ghosts, inked the edges with Red ink and added it to the Red Heart.  I took more White paper, Black ink and the sentiment form the same stamp set and stamped that onto the paper.  I took the Spellbider die and cut out the sentiment and added it to the card.  I was inspired by the big candy hearts on the Inspiration Board below.

Inspiration Board:


  

Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme, but you certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween February Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori  

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day

 Hello Friends,


Happy Valentine's Day!  Today I would like to share this fun Valentine's Day card that I made using Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Heart stamp, Newton's Heart die set and Love and Meows Paper pad.  I love the way this turned out!



I am entering this card this card in the Inky Paws Challenge #216.


Inky Paws Challenge #216 is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch:

 

I hope you will go and check out all the great cards made for this fun challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Peace On Earth February Christmas Challenge #57

Hello Christmas Lovers,


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog ~ POE Challenge #57.  We have a great Inspiration Board to help get your creative ideas flowing!


Here is my card for POE Challenge #57:



Ingredients:

White card Stock
White paper 
Neenah Solar White paper
Snowflake Embossing Folder
Red Paper with White Dots
Black ink
Copic markers

I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, the Whimsy Stamps Penguin Chocolate Surprise stamp and Black ink and stamped the Penguin onto the paper.  I colored it in with Copic markers and cut it out using the Kat Scrappiness Distressed Edge Rectangle die.  I took the Red paper with the White dots and the next size up rectangle and cut the paper out.  I attached the Penguin to the Red paper.  I took a piece of White paper and the Snowflake Embossing Folder and ran that through my Big Shot and added that to a card base.  I took the Red paper with the Penguin attached and added that to the card.  I was inspired to make this card by all the hearts on the Inspiration Board below.

Inspiration Board 



Please be sure to hop on over to the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge to see what the Design Team have created and than it is your turn to create Anything Christmas for this challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Friday, February 2, 2024

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge For February

Hello My Lovelies,


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog.  We are a year round Halloween Challenge because we are all a bit batty for Spooky cards!  I hope you will join us for this fun Challenge,  we have an Inspiration Board below in case you need to get those creative juices pumping!!


Here is my card for the February TOB Halloween Challenge:



Ingredients:

Happy Halloween stamp
White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Black ink

For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with White card stock.   I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and the Kitsch Pink Flamingo and Ripe Persimmon distress oxide and added them to the the paper and spritzed it with water and dried it with my heat gun.  Once it was dry I took the Miss Ink Stamps Halloween Heart Stencil and some Black ink and stenciled the heart onto the paper.  I took the sentiment from the Miss Ink Stamps Kindred Spirits stamp set and stamped that in the middle of the heart.  I took the Happy Halloween stamp and some more Black ink and stamped that above the heart.  I inked the edges of the paper with Black ink and than added the paper to the card base. I was inspired by the lower right picture of the hand bone heart on the Inspiration Board below.


Inspiration Board:

 

Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme, but you certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween February Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Four Seasons Challenge ~ February

 Hello Friends!!


Happy February 1st!!  Today is the start of the Four Seasons Challenge for February with a theme of anything goes Winter.


Here is my card for the Four Seasons February Challenge:



Ingredients:

Penny Black Berry Cluster die

Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die

Snow paper

White paper

White Shimmer paper

Red paper'

Antique Linen distress oxide

Brown marker

Shimmer pen

Hello Snow

Black ink


For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with White card stock.  I took a piece of snowflake paper and added that to the card base.  I took the Memory Box Stitched Circle and some White Shimmer paper and cut out the circle.  I took a piece of White paper and used a smaller stitched circle and cut it out.  I took some Antique Linen distress oxide and added that to the circle.  I layered the circles and added them to the card base.  I took the Penny Black Berry Cluster Die and some Red paper and cut it out.  I took a Brown marker and colored the branch and added the Berry Cluster to the center of the circles.  I took the Hello Snow stamp and some Black ink and stamped that onto the card.  I was inspired to make this card from the bottom left image of the branch with berries.


Anything Winter


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!  We can't wait to see what you are inspired to create!


Don't forget to stop by the Four Seasons February Challenge to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Turner Syndrome Awareness Card Auction

Hello Fellow Crafters,



Today I am sharing about the Turner Syndrome Awareness Card Auction! 



For the last several years, I’ve been running the Turner Syndrome (TS) Awareness Card Auction as a fundraiser for TSF. As part of the Card Making Community, I know Card Designers from all over the world who donate their handmade cards for the Auction. These cards are made with love to help support TSF and our mission to improve the lives of TS females!  


Cards are Special


Today we live in a "throw-away" society where it’s more convenient to send a text or email rather than sitting down and writing out a card; but is it the same thing? 


When you receive a text wishing you “Happy Birthday,” do you get the same warm fuzzy feeling when opening a card with a handwritten note inside? Once you read the text, its moment has ended. But a handwritten card is special


Imagine going to your mailbox and finding an envelope with a loved one's handwriting on it. You immediately recognize the writing and a smile comes across your face. When you read what they wrote inside, it’s like getting a big warm hug from them! It means the person who sent it to you took the time to pick out a card, write something in it, and address the envelope.



Why Buy From the TSF Card Auction?


You might be wondering, why should I buy a card from the TS Awareness Card Auction rather than a Big Box store? 


There is no comparison between a beautiful handmade card to a mass produced card. Every piece of the handmade card is an artist sharing their unique craft compared to a machine printing out cards by the hundreds.


Card Designers are taking time out of their day, using their costly supplies, and making cards filled with love for the benefit of TSF!! Whether it’s a stamped image that they lovingly colored, or cutting out and piecing together various elements harmoniously, time and effort go into each part of the card. Handmade cards are precious as "one-of-a-kinds," which makes them interesting and unique!


It’s about imagination, crafting skills, and love. Why put money into the pockets of corporate companies when buying a card from the auction keeps TSF alive and supports individuals with TS? 


In our fast-paced computerized world, we have lost touch of this beautiful sentimental art. So let's revive the lost art of sending cards to our family and friends. Let them know you love and appreciate them!


Please consider buying a card or two from the auction to show your support for TSF and our generous Card Designers who donate their handmade crafts! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this year can be a little more special and unique just like your loved ones. Or prepare for your favorite holiday in the future! Each card is a work of art, an act of love, and another step forward in supporting women with Turner syndrome.


Here is a link to the TS Awareness Card Auction:  https://givebutter.com/c/TSAM24CA


Thanks so much,
Lori