Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn Card Drive

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

From The Heart Challenges

Today I have 2 cards for the 2 challenges at From the Heart.  The first one is for the:


I would also like to enter this one into the:

Digi Choosday Challenge: Flower Power

I flipped the sketch sideways and used Peace Like a River (I HAD TO have her, isn't she precious??), printed on kraft cardstock and colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with a bit of Stickles.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye - and those peace sign stickers are from my stash.

The next card is for the:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

AllSorts: Spring Blossoms
Digi Galore: Flowers
Sweet Stampin: Flowers 

This month's image is called Spring Medley.  I used papers from MME, a ribbon from my stash, and some gemstone stickers.  The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and Stickles.  Peace.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

JSL Week 2: Think Spring

Hey friends - happy Saturday!  I went to a comedy hypnotist show last night and it was just one of the funniest and most enjoyable shows I've gone to!  The guy's name is Dan Candell and you can see his website here.  I gotta tell you, I always thought I was the type who could not get hypnotized but he did a little mini-hypnosis on the entire audience at the beginning of the show and proved me wrong.  He basically had us put our hands together and hold our index fingers out and then said that our fingers would start to move toward each other.  Well, I could NOT stop my fingers from moving towards each other.  It just happened.  It was so weird.  The rest of the show was just awesome - the people who volunteered were great and I give them a lot of credit for their courage!  LOL  I highly recommend going to see this show if you get a chance!

Today I have a card for our 2nd week of April's challenge at:
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
This is one of our new images, Just Gab, and I colored her with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with a tiny bit of Stickles added to her shoes and headband.  Papers & ribbon tags are from Stampin' Up!  Sentiment is from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dilly Beans ATC & Whiff of Joy Owl Love

TGIF!  We have a fun new challenge for you today at:

ATC's, or Artist Trading Cards, are miniature works of art that measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches exactly.  They can be made of any medium and include whatever embellishments you like.  Have fun with it!  I used 384: Sugar Skull & Flowers, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and lots of Stickles.  The background is a digi paper that I shrunk down to ATC size before printing.  Sentiment is from SRM Stickers.

Next up is my card for the:

I used Owl Treasure Our Friendship, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and white Fun Flock.  Papers are from MME.  Peace.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Aurora Wings

Good morning! It's so nice to wake up to blue skies... but it's even nicer knowing that it's just going to get warmer and warmer every day.  I love Spring, but Summer is my favorite.  I just cannot wait to soak up the sun.  For now, here's a card I made for the:

I used Sisterhood from Aurora Wings, colored with Prismacolor markers, pencils, and mineral spirits.  I added Stickles and white Fun Flock... added a feather to finish it off.  Papers are from MME. Peace.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Crazy Craniums & Dragonfly Fairy

Good morning!  Blue skies and sunshine greeted me when I woke up, so I'm having my coffee and getting my computer stuff done and then I am getting out of here for the day!  My poor little kitty had a big, fat tick on him yesterday - so you know it's Spring.  Ick, I hate those things.  Today we have a new challenge for you at:

We're being sponsored by Smeared Ink, and I'm also entering these into the:

Smeared & Smudged Forum: The Challenger Smeared Ink Anything Goes
Come play along for your chance to win!
I was the lucky winner of the One Sweet Challenge last month, which is the challenge blog for Sweet Pea Stamps (which I am a sucker for!) - so I was thrilled to be able to choose a few new images to play with.  I decided to play along again with one of them for the:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I colored Dragonfly Fairy with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and added Stickles to all of the wings.  I used more Stickles on the dragonfly brad, and added some clear gemstone stickers.  Papers are from Authentique.  Peace. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello friends - woke up to a rainy morning, which dampened (ha ha - get it?) my spirits and helped me to decide it was a good day to stay in and see how many projects I can get made instead of heading out to do some shopping.  I like to shop in the sunshine, so hopefully the sun will cooperate with my plans tomorrow morning.  :)

For now, here's a card I made for the:

This sweet DSB image is called Birthday Zoe, and I colored her with Prismacolor markers, pencils, and mineral spirits.  Added lots of Stickles, a few ribbons from my stash, and a button from Stampin' Up!  Papers are from doodlebug designs inc.  Peace.