Saturday, January 14, 2017

2017 Valentine Card Series #5 and the Kajcyika Crafts Video Hop


Hey friends! I'm back with card #5 of my 2017 Valentine Series, in support of the Cards From The Heart Card Drive which benefits St. Jude's Children's Hospital (and others as well). I'm also taking part in Kajcyika Craft's Video Hop, as Kaja launches her YouTube channel today!

For my card I used the Lawn Fawn Octopi My Heart (so cute!) with a few additional images from Mermaid For You. I colored them with Copic markers, and all colors and supplies are listed in the video with links in the description bar below. Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe. It really helps out!


The next stop on the hop is Kristina! There are seven stops on the hop and four prizes to be given away, so be sure to check Kaja's channel for all the details. Enjoy the hop! Have a great day!

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Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Valentine Card Series #4 plus a feature at BRI!


Hey there! Today I'm so excited to bring you my first design team project for Butterfly Reflections Ink! I'm just sharing a sneak peek of it here, but you can click over to the BRI blog to check out the whole card. 

It's also Day 4 of my 2017 Valentine Card Series benefitting the Cards From The Heart Drive for St. Jude's Children's Hospital and more. For more information on that drive that runs through the end of this month, please click on the heart icon below.




Here's the video! Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! I hope you all have an amazing day!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Valentine Card Series #3



Hey friends, today I'm back with not one, but TWO cards for the Cards From The Heart Card Drive benefitting St. Jude's Children's Hospital (and more!) When I saw these patterned papers from the Crate Paper Heart Day 6x6 pad, I knew they were a match made in heaven for the Lawn Fawn Stuck On You stamp set.


Since I wasn't doing any coloring on this video (shocker, I know!) it was really quick and easy to just stamp out multiple images with Lawn Fawn's beautiful inks, so it just made sense to make two cards, especially since I could use my patterned paper scraps to put the second one together. Same papers, same stamps, same design, but two super cute and different cards. And two extra smiles for the kiddos!


All colors and supplies are listed and linked below the video in the description bar. Please click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe. Have an awesome day! Make some cards!

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Valentine Card Series #2


Hi! So today I'm back with card #2 in my 2017 Valentine Series benefitting the Cards From The Heart Card Drive which collects valentines to send to the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, among others. Today I wanted to show you how you might create valentines using regular patterned paper. It definitely does have a more subtle look, but I bet if you search through your stash, you'll end up with a lot of patterns that might work. So there's no excuse not to help create cards for this awesome cause! ;) It's all for the kids, isn't it?


I used Lawn Fawn's Hedgehugs stamp set to set my scene and colored these cute little guys with Copic markers. All colors and other supplies are shown in the video with links in the description bar below. Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! I so appreciate it!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Valentine Card Series #1


Hey friends! Happy New Year! And welcome to my 2017 Valentine Card Series! Today is the kickoff of the 8th Annual Cards From The Heart Card Drive benefitting the kids at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and other children's hospitals as well. You can find all the information about the guidelines, where to mail your cards, and the prizes that are up for grabs on my friend Winter's blog, Winter Wonderland.

This is my 4th year doing a Valentine Card Series to help raise awareness of this awesome Card Drive. It's such a great cause, you guys! Last year they collected 4,707 cards for these incredible kiddos, and let me tell you, that's a whole lot of smiles for kids who could really use a reason. I hope that this year we'll hit that 5,000 mark. The kids deserve it!

There are a couple rules that I go over in the video, that will just insure the safety and happiness of the kids these cards are going to. Namely, they need to be Valentine themed, for any age or gender, fit inside a standard-sized envelope (clear ones will be provided), and have no elements that could be a choking hazard, such as glitter, sequins, brads, enamel dots, rhinestones, etc. Also, please make no mention of the children's illnesses with phrases such as "get well soon" or "sending well wishes," etc. We want to give them a reason NOT to think about being sick for a change. So say, "sending smiles" or simply, "hugs" and sign it with your first name and state (no last names or cities, please). And get your children involved! Kids love getting cards from other kids!

I hope you enjoy the video. All colors and supplies used are there as well. Please click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and don't forget to like, comment, and hit subscribe for more videos. Again, please check out Winter's blog for all the information before you start creating. Let's give these kids the best Valentine's Day ever!

Monday, December 19, 2016

2016 Holiday Card Series #21 and Lawnscaping Challenge #144


Hi friends! Today's post is bittersweet. Not only is it the final card in my 2016 Holiday Card Series, it's also our very last Lawnscaping Challenge. I've been on the Lawnscaping design team since day one, and it has been such a wonderful experience, working with amazingly talented ladies, and making so many wonderful friends. I'm so sad to see it end. 


Challenge #144 is all about Christmas. I wanted to do something extra special, so I created my first ever pop-up box card. I love how it has so much dimension, yet still folds flat to fit inside an A2 size envelope without even any extra postage! I used the Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration set, Happy Howlidays. But if you missed out on that set, not to worry. In the video I give you suggestions for how to recreate a very similar card using other images. Click on the video link to watch it there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe.



Please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and check out the other amazing design team projects and don't forget to link up your own to play along. It's your last chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice from Lawn Fawn. I hope you'll join us. Have a great day!


Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Holiday Card Series #20


Hi there, friends! Today I bring you Day 20 in my 2016 Holiday Card Series! Just one card to go, and then I'll be taking a break to enjoy spending time with my family over the holidays. For today's card, I used the adorable Memory Box Snowglobe Wishes stamp set. This sleeping deer just stole my heart! And I love how Santa is tiptoeing up with his sack full of goodies to leave this sweet deer a Christmas gift. 

All Copic colors and supplies are listed in the video with links in the description bar below. Click on the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!


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