Share a Smile

I am so proud to be associated with a company that supports the lives of children through their partnership with Operation Smile and I’m extremely excited about the October Share a Smile campaign.

First of all, as if the exclusive Punny Pals stamp set was not cute enough on it’s own – the fact that $7 from the sale of each stamp set is donated to Operation Smile makes it just that much cuter and NOW during the month of October or while supplies last you can also get a set of Thin Cuts that will cut out these adorable animals.  Even better there is an exclusive card kit available that includes the Thin Cuts, Card Bases and Envelopes, Paper Pieces and instructions on how to make the adorable cards.

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I spent some time in the Craft Coop yesterday to make my October birthday cards (my stash has depleted itself, but I have high hopes of correcting that situation).  I have a stack of retired paper packets that I’m trying to work myself through and I thought the bold red polka dot matched with Honey made for a happy card.  I can’t wait to get my hands on those Thin Cuts because that little puppy popped up would be just adorable!

If you’d like to learn more about the Punny Pals stamp set or the Share a Smile October special please leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to get in touch with you.

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Get It Quick 

Here it is July 30th and I realize that I haven’t shared pictures of cards with the July SOTM…what’s wrong with me?  Each month Close to My Heart features an exclusive Stamp of the Month, I joined with a group of other consultants to create art for us to share using this stamp to inspire you.

Pictured above are cards from L-R by Julie Reynolds, Maggie Cameron, Debi Gardner and myself.  I was impressed with the multitude of uses that each of us came up with.  That’s one of the main reasons I joined this swap as everyone sees something differently.

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July’s SOTM – From the Notebook is a set of 24 stamps with several Cricut compatible images that you can add to a qualifying order for just $5US.  You just have today and tomorrow to take advantage of this fun stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Charlotte Birthday

I paired this weeks Close to My Heart Color Dare with a sketch over at Retro Sketches for another February birthday!

   

When I saw the sketch I immediately thought Center Step Card and what better than to showcase the Charlotte papers with.  I used the Balloon Wishes and Springtime Wishes stamp sets.  Since I know this card is going to be delivered in person I loaded it up with embellishments the new Treasured Puffies have become a quick favorite of mine as well as some black and grey sparkles which are long retired.

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Color My Heart #144 – Guest Designer

I am so excited to be selected as the Guest Designer for this weeks Color Dare of Juniper, Canary, Ruby and White Daisy – you might say I’m tickled pink!

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I am going on my 10th year (July) with Close to My Heart and although I haven’t participated in the Color My Heart Color Dare for long, it’s a challenge I’ve followed for a while so when I was given the extra little push to try it out I threw my hat in the ring.

It took me five tries to come up with a card that I loved…these colors kept speaking Christmas to me, but luckily now I’m ahead of the game when December rolls around!  I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest by Shana Gaff, but decided to put my own spin on it.

I love that the Art Philosophy cartridge will cut a banner card (p29) and then all the little pieces that go along too!  I had quite the collection to put away when I was finished (oh who am I joking, it’s all still there!)

Here’s your shopping list:

  • B1476 My Fave
  • D1560 Holiday Tags
  • D1607 Bodacious Banners
  • Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder

I’d like to encourage you to take the Color Dare Challenge…it’s such a fun place to play.

Blustery Birthday Wishes

I’ve got a whole bunch of shaped cards pinned at Pinterest, the problem is I don’t take the time to make them.  I talk about them, share them with my surrogate mom down the street and finally decided stamping is my sanity in my crazy life!

I saw this cute kite card on Pinterest which immediately made me think would be adorable reproduced in the new Blossom Papers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The folding instructions for this card was pretty easy to follow, but if I make another it’s going to be with B&T instead of trying to figure out how to layer it on the front.  I thought I was going to have to take geometry all over again!

  

I punched a hole in the front layer of the card and tied on some Flaxen thick twine for a tail.  I used the stamps from the Blossom Card WOTG which was sitting on my desk.

I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by, I’d love it if you’d take a minute to leave me a comment.