Happy weekend…

Hey, folks.  Hope you are all having a good weekend.  Warning: long post tonight. ☺

First, I wanted to announce the winner of the Fiskars stamp set.  The lucky one is… Karen Malloy!  I will email you.

Also, I hope to post the Part 2 of my scraproom on Monday, along with a cool giveaway to go with it.  Let's hope Colin takes a good nap tomorrow.  Hee…

Now, I have a fun blog link for you!  Jenyfur from Caardvarks contacted me and asked for me to play along on her blog.  And it is a fantastic site!  She sent me a photo to use as inspiration for a card.  Here are both…

Corn2-1 

Carv 1 

Card 2
Supplies:
Close To My Heart background and greeting stamp
Versamark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Shimmer Mist from Memories
Other: flower, buttons, trim and string

To make this card, I used a twist on the resist technique.  I stamped the bottom of the kraft card with Versamark and clear heat embossed.  I then rubbed red chalk ink over it and the embossed area resisted that ink.  Finally, I sprayed it with a shimmer mist.  Looks pretty cool in real life.  Oh, and please go visit the Caardvarks on their site HERE.  Such fun stuff there and tons of inspiration.

Next, thanks for all the great ideas for the holiday cards that I have left to donate.  I found a few that were good fits for what I have and the rest of the ideas I am saving in a file for future donation ideas.  I can't thank you all enough!  I ended up finding more holiday cards to donate.  (A huge thank you to Carol at Stamper's Corner in California.  She sent hundreds of old cards from her store and many were holiday ones.  Love you, Carol!)  So, here are the places I will sending holiday cards to and who is helping me out…

  • Julia Carter is taking some to her local childrens hospital.  She had received notice that they were needing cards.
  • Andi Sexton offered to take some to her local school to get them signed.  Then, she will give them to her local nursing home.  What a great idea!
  • Mary Doak is going to take some of my own personal non-holiday cards for her church youth group – they will be selling them to raise money.
  • Jaci Seerat offered to take some to her local Hospice and VA center.  Thank you.
  • Vicki Sullivan pointed me in the direction of the card drive the Red Cross is doing HERE.  More on this in a minute, but I will surely send cards here.

IMPORTANT INFO HERE… All you cardmakers – here is something simple to do that is really a great cause.  The Red Cross has given us an easy way to send cards to our country's heroes.  And we have until December 10th to do it!  (I know some of you aren't in the USA.  If you find info of programs in your country that I can share here, please let me know!)  You can go HERE for the details.  This is easy – you could even send one of your own cards.  Please check it out. ☺

(Totally switching gears here…)

If you are looking for a good gift for a someone of all ages – and are a fellow God girl ☺ – check out the Veggie Tales Snoodle Tales DVD.  I only have this one for Colin and it is so good.  The Snoodle story is so feel-good and perfect for any age.  Think Dr.-Seuss-meets-God-loves-you.  It is so playful and fun.  Can't wait to show it to the girls – they will love it.  They used to watch the other Veggie Tales videos on VHS.

OK… I don't want to bore you any longer.  Night!

16 CommentsCards, Cool links, Giveaways, Giving Back

  1. Mary

    Oh my gosh, i’m first yay!!!!

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the Red Cross card drive. That’s awesome.

    Have you ever heard of 321 Penguins? It’s also by Big Idea entertainment. These are great for any age.They have good practical lessons from cheating to patience. Great stuff!

  3. K@ren

    Great stuff!!! We just held a huge crop and took card donations to send to the troops. The idea is to send blank cards for all occations to the troops oversees so they can fill them out and send them back to their loved ones. Miss You, Birthday, Anniversary, Thinking of You, etc. Enjoy~

  4. Fabulous card, as always :)

    My Caleb has the Snoodle dvd as well as Tales from the Sock Drawer and he loves them, too.
    Those dvds along with Signing Time are the only thing that keeps him in one place sitting still for a whole half hour, LOL.

  5. Sandi

    Jennifer

    We just love Veggie Tales! We do not have the newer ones. I will have to get this one for our youngest.

    You do beautiful things with your talent. Thanks for sharing with the world.

    Really cool site thanks for linking it.

    Sandi N.

  6. That flower is yummy! The buttons, too!

    It’s so great hearing about the charity efforts that you sponsor. What a great way to give!

  7. Beautiful card, Jennifer!

    So glad those cards are going to such wonderful places!

    Thank you for the link to the Red Cross Holiday Card drive! I will most definitely be sending some! What a wonderful thing to do, especially this time of year! YOU have such a big heart and I love you for that! If I could name just one person in the scrapbooking world who has the biggest heart and is so giving – it is you. Thank you for that. ;)

    Thanks also for the Veggie Tales video link. Caylin LOVES Veggie Tales, but we don’t have that one. :) I even get into those movies! Hee hee!

    Have a wonderful day, my friend! Hugs!

  8. Thanks so much!! I am so excited….

  9. oh, and love the card! esp the colors.

  10. great card, I saw your video about your craftroom, and wonder if you have some tips according to ribbon storage? I plan to reorganize my room and looking for some clever ideas:)

  11. If you have any regular, non-holiday greeting cards left my son’s daycare is collecting them along with a list of other things to send to the troops.

  12. Sarah M

    Wow! Love your card! What a great take on that picture!! I see a Hero Arts challenge in the making. ;)
    Love Veggie Tales. I had a roomie in university who loved them and had a CD. I could NOT stand the high pitched voices… but once I saw the videos it was a different story. :) We probably have 5 or 6 of them. Great fun!
    You bore us? Ha! Not possible! :)

  13. Judy

    Thanks for the info on the Red Cross Card Drive…what a wonderful cause! As for a Veggie Tales Snoodles Tale, we have had that video for several years and LOVE it! Doesn’t get much better than that!

  14. JenGallacher

    I think Veggie Tales are adorable. Great spiritual message with darling characters. Even my oldest likes them. :)

  15. Glenna

    I just got the veggie Tales DVD for my twin grand daughters. So cute.

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