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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. 



For my card I used Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine patterned paper and a sentiment from Loving Thoughts which I just LOVE for this special card for Lauryn!!

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.

I also happen to have a little bit of blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment and if you are mailing a card to Lauryn, will count you twice (just let me know)!!
Here is a picture of some of it...will be adding more :) 




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.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 



Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Blessings, 
 
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Trend Watch


I played along with the WPlus9 Design Studio birthday challenge, this week it was Trend Watch. For my card, I used two WPlus9 Design Studio stamp sets Quilt Prints and Strictly Sentiments 1. I couldn't decide on just one trend so combined two: misting and sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
 
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Expresso My Thanks



  Hello there...today I have a card to share using some Reverse Confetti stamps for the Reverse Confetti Color Challenge. I used the stamp set Be a Barista and Whole Lotta Dots and paired it with the Tag Me dies.
 Here is a look at the color challenge:


 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Grow Wings

  Hello there...today I have a card to share using some Reverse Confetti stamps and the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try. I paired the stamp set  Paper Crane with some Fancy Pants Collecting Moments patterned paper.
Here is a look see at the fun sketch...
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings,
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thinking of You

I played along with the WPlus9 Design Studio birthday challenge again. I used a similar layout to the last one only this time kept it minimal: only ivory and kraft cardstock. The flowers were stamped a second time, fussy cut, sponged the centers with Cantaloupe ink, and popped up on pop dots.
The floral image is from Flora and Fauna I and the sentiment is from Guiding Light.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In My Thoughts


WPlus9 Design Studio is celebrating their 4th birthday and having a month of weekly challenges to celebrate! I am entering this card into the Birthday Celebration Week 2 Challenge: Step It Up.  
I stepped it up a bit by paper piecing the flowers using Simple Stories patterned paper and popping the sentiment up on dimensions.
The floral image is from Flora and Fauna I and the sentiment is from Guiding Light.
  
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Friend

WPlus9 Design Studio is celebrating their 4th birthday and having a month of weekly challenges to celebrate! I am entering this card into the Birthday Celebration Week Challenge of Comfort Zone.  
This design is certainly one within my comfort zone as I enjoy combining stenciling, sponging and stamping.
I used Woodland Wreaths and the sentiment is from Defining Words. I stenciled  the dotted background using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and paired it with some patterned Paper.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What Does the Fox Say?

When I saw this new stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop called Foxy...I caved and had to have it!

To create the background, I stenciled the dots using Memento Summer Sky ink and a Crafter's Workshop stencil. I stamped the fox image twice (once on a scrap piece of cardstock) to add some dimension and added the funny little sayings using the speech bubbles included in the stamp set. I stamped the grass and added some die-cut grass from patterned paper. This set is utterly adorable and looking forward to creating some little Valentines cards for Valentine's Day!
Do you remember the YouTube song sensation from this past fall? If not here is a link: What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis...hope you can get this little diddy out of your head, LOL!  The first time I heard that song was at our youngest son's football game in October and questioned who in their right mind would play over the speaker something so stupid...it wouldn't end!!!  Well....after I saw them on a morning news show that following week I became a fan and still giggle when I hear it!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings,
 
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Monday, January 20, 2014

CFC126 - Happy

 Hey there!  Today I have a CAS card to share that I made using two Sweet Stamp Shop sets: Elegant Flowers and Elegant Sentiments. I am entering this into the CFC126 Color Blocks challenge from that CAS-ual Friday Challenge blog and used Memento Tangelo, Lilac Posies, Cantaloupe and Pear Tart to randomly stamped the flower image. I finished it with some Want2Scrap bling and a bit of twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings,
 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sorry

 Hello!  Today I have a card using an adorable stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop called Baking Love. The background was created by sponging distress inks on an ivory panel and spritzing a brick stencil (from The Crafter's Workshop) with water. Uber cool and fun techinque....definitely adds a cool design!
The Easy Bake Oven image was stamped with Oynx Black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and inked/stenciled the same as the background.  I fussy cut and popped it up on some dimensionals and added some Want2Scrap bling.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
Blessings, 
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