Saturday, August 27, 2011

Operation Christmas Child - 4

Here are my finds for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes I'm making.
I took advantage of some back to school sales.

I got Pencil Crayons (with sharpener) for $1.24. I got packs of paper for 25 cents. I also got some packs of pencils and I bought Rubbermaid boxes to put everything in.

Operation Christmas Child does provide boxes, but I just thought it would be a useful item for them to have a good sturdy box. When I was volunteering last year, I asked about different shaped boxes (or backpacks) and they don't mind at all if people use them. I even saw a really nice TOOL box that was packed with stuff for a boy. And some people used backpacks too!

Some things to remember when packing your shoeboxes:
- don't send anything that will break (mirrors, glass, etc)
- don't send any liquids (not even shampoo or toothpaste)
- the ONLY type of food or candy you can send is HARD candy!
- NO USED items
- nothing that will scare or harm a child (no toy guns, etc)

These are SHIPPING REGULATIONS that Samaritan's Purse must abide by in order to deliver these boxes to other countries.

If you want to check out this fun project to help kids you can look at the link here (this is the Canadian site, but I believe they also do this through the US)

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Queen... QFTD75

Linda/Holstein is our Queen for this week. Come play along with the Queen for the Day (QFTD) challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

For this card I used "Autumn Days" and houndsooth embossing folder.

I used lots of dies and punches here! The envelope die, beautiful wings embosslit, boho blossoms punch, heart punch, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, pearls and dotted scallop ribbon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thanks a Million leaves

My card inspired by Korin, Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper this week.

I used French Foliage and Word Play. Embellished with some embossing, two ribbons and brads.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cards this week

Here are the cards I've made this week and haven't posted yet. I thought I'd share them all in one post.

Let me know which is your favorite!

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Queen... QFTD74

My cards for this week's Queen. You can come play along on Splitcoast Stampers Queen for the Day Challenge.

I embossed French Filigree with silver for this card.

I stamped with versamark and then applied pastels to this image from Beautiful Season. I also used some retired silver cord and a retired punch.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

FTL Leaves

I haven't played with online challenges for SO LONG and this morning I really wanted to make the time to do it! I chose some of my favorite blog challenges and combined two. I really wanted to make use of my new French Foliage set.

The layout is from Clean & Simple Fall-To-Layouts. FTL153.

The colors are from Create, Ink. ColorLab color challenge 52. Pool Party, Not Quite Navy and So Saffron. I used Soft Suede and Crumb Cake also as neutrals.

I stamped the dots with versamark and the leaves and sentiment with Staz On Black to get a really crips image.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Queen... QFTD73

My two cards for our Queen this week. Come play along on Splitcoast at the Queen for the Day Challenge.

Here's a close up. I used the Manhattan floral embossing folder and the new Four Frames set. I really like how this one turned out.

This one used the new houndsooth embossing folder.
The colors are from this week's color challenge - kraft, red and yellow.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

some summer family pics

Here are some pictures from this summer. The kids sure are growing up fast!

Desirae is 5 and will be going to Kindergarten this fall. She's so excited!
Myron is 3 and is talking quite a bit more.

They are great friends and love to play together!

The whole family. I always love getting family pictures done.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Queen... QFTD72

StampingOut is Queen this week on Splitcoast. I hope you come play along.

Here are the two cards I made for her...

I used the new Beautiful Season stamp set. I inked it in only crumb cake and gray. Then I slightly colored in some areas after it was stamped.

This card is using Awash with Flowers. I added some fun rows of piercing and a couple strips of scallop ribbon border punch. The razzleberry background is stamped with the `dots` from French Foliage.