Wednesday, August 24

What a great way to Brighten Someone's Day (Post #2 today)

I am feeling pleasantly surprised that I will be able to brighten someone's day.  OKAY, so I always feel that way, but after stopping by Robyn's blog today (My Pink Stamper), I was EXTRA excited to join in on the card outreach that is taking place. 

See, Robyn received a request from a Nurse in Wisconsin (Kathy Mortl) who would like to put a card at each place setting for the breakfast that is taking place for Breast Cancer Survivors.  Please consider joining in and sending a card to Kathy.  It would mean a lot to me, Kathy, Robyn, and most important, the survivors who receive them.

Here is the card I am mailing out tomorrow:

I lightend up the contrast and brightness to show the colors a bit better....

I am so happy this card will be used for the purpose in which it was created!!!  It was originally created during NSD 2011 as a Challenge with Robyn and now, it will rightfully be placed in the hands of a Cancer Survivor {tears of joy are falling}!!!

Thanks so much Robyn  and Kathy for the opportunity to join forces with you!!!!

Here is a copy and paste from Robyn's blog:
Robyn says:

I received the following letter and wondered if any of you have time to send a few homemade cards for her cause.  I would really appreciate it and we could really brighten someone up!
Kathy's request:
"I really need your help along with the your followers. Long story short. I am a nurse at the Medical of WI in Plastic and Reconstruction dept. We specialize in the forefront in reconstruction for breast cancer. Women from all over the country come to us.  This year I/we decided to sponsor the breakfast for breast cancer survivors. 1500 women who have had breast cancer or who are actively dealing with it now will attend this breakfast before the run/walk.
Every year prior to this year I have made something for the women and handed it out at the end of the race/walk. To my astonishment people would be grabbing-pushing aside other women and men to get what I was handing out. Ex: white and pink chocolate covered Oreos, wrapped pink and white M&M's mini bags. TO my astonishment again the cancer survivors really didn't receive what I made.

Well this year, the breakfast will be catered by one of the best chefs in Milwaukee. I feel it is an honor to sponsor this. Where you come in - Please if one person could make a card to support uplift make someone smile. It would make their day. The card would be placed at their seat. Please Please help! 
I would be happy to give my address if you could ask people to help me with this. Just 1 card - 1500 Pink Stamper followers. The Breakfast is on September 28th.
Thank you for your time.
Kathleen Mortl RN,CPSN

Kathy Mortl
10261 N Sunnycrest Drive
Mequon, WI  53092"

Thank you sooooo much everyone!!!


Go Bananas . . . It's Your Day

Slow but sure, I am getting my mojo back!!!  It felt so good to get back to my craft room and to start creating.  My son, who is 4, was more than glad to help me peel off my Cricut cuts from the mat and glue them all together.  Thanks Buddy!  He really liked the monkey and the bananas.  I knew this would be a hit.  It is always a delight to come up with a masculine card that is enjoyable in the eyes of my son.  I don't have much trouble with "girlie" creations because....well, I'm a girl!!!  But when it comes to boiling up some creative juices for boy stuff, I get a bit lost.

I went to some challenge blogs to see what I have been missing out on and decided I would create using the inspiration from the challenges....sorta my thing, I guess.  I know I say this a lot, but ever since I found blogging and this wonderful community of artists, the inspiration is never ending!  I also want to give Linda of Linda's Creativity a giant THANK YOU SHOUT OUT for offering the Preserves Cartridge as a prize back in June.....Hey, Linda....I finally got to use it....LOL!

So, without further ado, here are the challenges that inspired me:
Fantabulous Cricut ~ #74 Birthday Bash
Paper Playtime ~ #53 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion ~ #72 Snarky, sarcastic and/or funny sentiment
Scrapbookaholic by Abby ~ #12 Anything Goes
This will be Abby's last challenge....won't you consider joining her in wishing her well!!!
Celebrate the Occasion ~ #27  Circle Card
Cricut Cardz Challenges ~ #89 It's a Jungle Out There
Your Next Stamp ~ #49 Fruit Inspiration

Preserves for circles+layer and for banana+layers
Brown circle (blueberry lid shift feature cut at 6 1/4")
Brown scallop circle (blueberry lid feature cut at 6 1/4")
Lime Green circle (blueberry lid shift feature cut at 6 1/4")
Yellow~textured banana(banana shift feature cut at 4 3/4")
Lime Green banana shadow (banana feature cut at 4 3/4")
Brown stem (banana layer feature cut at 4 3/4")
Embossing folders by Darice
used on scallop layer, green circle, and on banana stem
Embellishments and Stamps
Stickers and Felt Monkey by Darice
Go Bananas (stamped using $1 alphabet block stamps)
It's your day (stamped using My Pink Stamper ~ Birthday Crazy)
Fibers and Brads from stash
Gel Roll Pen

My gel pen decided to spit up on the inside of the card when I was making my stitch marks, but other than that, I am pleased with the results!

Thanks for joining me today!!!!

Tuesday, August 23

I found an amazing New Blog and some CANDY, too

Well, now that I am trying to get back in the swing of things, I started by visiting a few of my Blends.  I was redirected to a new blog that hooked me on the first post that I had read.  Amy, at A Thousand Sheets of Paper, has amazing talent and her cards are A*DOR*ABLE!!!  She is also offering up some great candy to some lucky random head on over, read her wonderful blog, peek at her wonderful creations and enter in for a chance to win some paper and stamps.


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