Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cards for a Cause & MORE!!!


Wow...seems like forever since I last blogged...things sure changed around here as soon as school got fired back up! Didn't take me long to get STRESSED out! LOL! But the boys are doing great & the new school year is off to a wonderful start!


First off, I'd like to share a link with you...the link will take you to Jana's blog, This Little Card of Mine, where I first came across a story about a special little girl named Kate & her family. Jana has it all lined out HERE.

I haven't been making cards for all that long, but knew that I could easily dig through my stash of previously created cards & find cards that I could send in for Kate & her family. I found three that would work, but didn't have anything for her little brother....so....I got busy & came up with this:




This card was super easy to put together...a little Cuttlebug embossing, some pp, a little stitching, a super cute chipboard rocket from the Creating Keepsakes "Mix It Up" kit & it was done! {I finally tried out some of the Elmer's glue that I won from SPCC...I used it on the "flames" & it worked wonderfully! Dried clear too! I will be using it again for sure! Thanks again Sam!}


& here's a photo of the cards I'm sending to Kate's family:





So, all of you cardmakers out there, click on over to Jana's blog for all the details! Let's send some love Kate's way!!! :o)


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Now, on to my weekly challenges...yes, I am talking about SPCC Color Combo challenge & 2Sketches4You!


SPCC Color Combo #12:





Gorgeous colors, huh???


And the weekly sketch @ 2S4Y is from Laura #33:




I really like the card sketches @ 2S4Y...they always leave plenty of room for your own interpretation...

Here's "Believe In Yourself":



LOVE that unexpected splash of orange! Definitely not something I would normally choose, but it just adds a fun touch :o)






Here's a few close ups...my mom won some Shimmerz a while back & she let me borrow it...well, I still haven't actually used it, but I did use one of the paper flowers that my mom applied Shimmerz to...it is so pretty & well, shimmery :o)


Supplies:

Kraft card base-The Paper Studio, PP-Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 paper pad, Fiskars border punch Threading Water, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circle-Large, Felt flower-Making Memories Noteworthy, Paper flower-unknown, Shimmerz-Angel Wings, Button-Favorite Findings-Citrus, Stamp sentiment-PSX-Pixie Affirmations, Stampin' Up ink-Chocolate Chip, embroidery floss & machine stitching.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure & check out Cards for Kate!!! Take care!

14 comments:

Maryberry said...

Orange button adds a freshness to this cute card!

Claude said...

I love the orange button!
Great cards!

Susan said...

Super cute cards!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

cheryln said...

love all these! Cards for Kate is a wonderful thing!

Emily said...

Love your rocket card and and and....Thanks for playing along with SPCC.

Emily-SP Diva

P.S. I love the splash of orange too!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous cards!! It is so wonderfl that you are sending cards to the Card for Kate drive.

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Love these cards! Great job with the SPCC colors!

Sandra Farrell said...

Wow - you've outdone yourself this week!

Kristina said...

Great card - love the layered flower, especially how you used the scallop circle, and loooove the stitching.

Melisa said...

Lovely card! The orange button definately adds that little something extra. Thanks for joining us at SPCC this week!

Melisa-SP Diva

suzARTe said...

I love this card Stacy. I looked at doing something with the sketch as well but I couldn't think of anything, I think you have inspired me :)

Danielle said...

Great use of the colors!
So glad you joined us at SPCC this week!!

thescrapmaster said...

OOoohhh I love what you did with the colors, you kinda gave them a vintagey feel! Very nice!
Hugs,
Samantha
SPCC Creator
http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com