Cards for Kids Winners!


Below are the winners of the latest Cards for Kids drive. Big thanks to Kristina and Jana for pulling together this list! If you have questions, please contact Kristina.

You may still send cards for the kids. (Info can be found HERE.) But we will not be starting an official round for awhile, as we plan to do a card drive for the elderly soon. Stay tuned for more info on that.

Here are the winners! (Copied from Kristina's post HERE.)

The winner of a gift certificate to for any $12 print that you'd like is Leslie Hansen!

The winner of the  "Today mini art journal" and "Pretty Wings 'n Things Stickers" from is Dena Carper!



The winner of the $15 gift certificate to For the Luv of is Kari Dejarnette!

The winner of this beautiful handmade brooch from my sweet friend Jennifer Johner's Etsy store that you can see HERE is Elena Huey!

The winner of their choice of any of these prints from Grace Hester Designs is Cheryl Oman!

The winner of a prize pack of 6 digital images of the your choosing from Chicken Girl Designs via I {heart} Papers is Brigitte Elste!


The winner of one SLR camera strap of your choice from Cotton Candy by Natalie is Dana Colbourne!


The winner of the sweet little ballerina outfit (the purple and pink one pictured below) along with matching headband, dress up shoes and gloves goes to Jennie and Kayla Holwadel!

The winner of a Tonka Strong Arm Fire Engine is Cindy Groh!


The winner of a $20 voucher to shop at the very cute store – Pixiepetals goes to Tony RomRiell!

The winner of this beautiful barette from my friend Jennifer Johner's beautiful etsy store is Valarie M. Florer!

The winner of the Best Friends Forever Kit from my sweet friend, Heather at is Brenda Urbanik!


The winner of a $15 gift certificate to For the Luv of is Kelly Bertram!

And the winner of a set of two stamps sets – Cake Shoppe and Cake Shoppe Too by Mint Motif, my sweet friend Kimberly Crawford's stamp line, via I {heart} paper is Linda Beyer!

The winner of an A Muse prize package – retail value of $60 that includes the following goes to Lynnette Teixeira!

  • two clear stamp sets (Nature & Trees)
  • A Muse pigment black ink pad + reinker
  • Two A Muse 4-bar notes with envelopes (Bark & Madeira)
  • A Muse grosgrain stitched ribbon
  • Clear block (2.5" x 3.5")



And the winner of the $25 gift certificate to my sweet friend Elle's store – Elle's Studio goes to Tarynne Wise!


The winner of the Midnight Rooster goodies goes to  M. Romoser!

And the winner of a set of TWO stamps sets – Cake Shoppe and Cake Shoppe Too by Mint Motif, my sweet friend Kimberly Crawford's stamp line, via I {heart} paper goes to Sherri Stone!

The winner of an 8×10 print of this print – printed on canvas paper from Vol. 25 is K McMillin!


The winner of a prize pack of 6 digital images of the your choosing from Chicken Girl Designs via I {heart} Papers goes to Katrina Hansen!


The winner of a HUGE and awesome collection of digital kits by the sweet and talented Janet Carr of Janet Carr Designs & Little Feet Digital Designs by Janet Carr is Sandy Ang!


The winner of the September Main Work in Progress Kit goes to Mary Pat Siehl!

The winner of a $15 gift certificate to Shabby Miss Jen Designs is Karen Shiffert!


The winner of a  wonderful Family Rules print from the great etsy store – I Love it All goes to Kari Dejarnette!

And the winner of a $25 gift certificate to Impress Rubber Stamps donated by a sweet blog reader named Nicky goes to Vanessa Menhorn!

The winners of the $25 gift certificates from Lawn Fawn are Donna Calamari and Nha Do!


And last, but not least, the winner of the grand prize for this round, which is a lovely songbird necklace by Lisa Leonard is Joy Ott!!

Kristina has contacted all the winners.
Thank you everyone!



I have some random bits of stuff today. :)

Card drive updates:

  • We are about to pick winners of the latest round of Cards for Kids. If you sent cards, please make sure you are included HERE. Winners will be picked this week.
  • Instead of having another round of Cards for Kids, we decided to take a break and collect cards for the elderly. But you can still send cards to the kids – I will collect them and send – there just won't be prizes for it.
  • We will start the card drive for the elderly soon. But I need some help! We want to pick 10-15 nursing homes that we can send cards to. I am looking for volunteers to contact one of their local nursing homes and see if they would be interested in getting a box of cards to pass out to their patients. Once it is arranged, I will collect the cards and ship a box to the volunteer who would then deliver it to the home. If you are interested, please email me. Thank you!

And I have some winners to announce! I have emailed you all.

Will you be at CHA?

  • I will be in the Hero Arts booth Saturday and Sunday. (Gotta head home on Monday.)
  • I will be demonstrating in the Hero booh on Saturday from 2-5 and Sunday from 2-5.

 I gotta get some work done. I will be back with more soon. :)

Cards for Kids Update, info and share…


I haven't been very good about updating you all on the Cards for Kids status.

We are still collecting any cards – handmade, store-bought, anything – and I am extending the deadline to 12/31/10. We will then start another round. If you want to send holiday cards, please mail them by 12/16. The more the merrier! Thanks.

Another bit of info. Many people have asked about the Powder Tool I use when I emboss. I love this tool. I just brush it on my paper before I stamp and heat emboss and it prevents random pieces embossing where I don't want. This is SO much better than an anti-static-pouch-thing that makes a mess. This just brushes out a bit – a tiny bit – perfectly. You can find it HERE.

Would be a great stocking stuffer. :)

Also, I thought I would also share a fall layout I did for Creating Keepsakes. Love these photos of the little man.

As seen in the January 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

So, went to see Santa today. Colin was having nothing to do with it. Was fine the past years. Anyone else have kids like that? Sigh.

Off to watch Dexter. Love. That. Show.


Cards for Kids – Round 4! Lots of giveaways…

Hey, there.

(Before posting, I just wanted to let you know that we opened a few spots for our class this weekend. Click HERE for info. Will be fun.)

Been working on clearing out my studio. Have lots of prizes to give away to some random comment-leavers over the next few weeks.  :)

In the meantime, I am excited to announce Cards for Kids Round 4!

We had one child retire (Kennedy is in remission!) and added one more. You can find out all the info HERE. Of course, we have TONS of FABULOUS PRIZES (thanks to Kristina's hard work) and you can see them all HERE. Lots of new, great sponsors.

We got 1500 cards last round – you all rock. And, the due date for this round is November 30, so feel free to include holiday greetings. Remember to keep things cheery.

And, just so you can see how happy these cards make these kids, here is a note from Kylie's family and a photo of Kylie opening a box full of cards…

"Hi! These are a couple pics my sister took the night they opened the box of cards. Kylie was so excited! I dropped my camera off yesterday and my sister is going to take a couple snapshots that won't be as blurry as from the ones from her cell are.  Gina is going to save the cards, and when Kylie has overnights at the hospital she is going to bring a few to remind Kylie how loved she is, even by complete strangers. Thank you again so much for selecting Kylie."


Thanks for helping to collect so many great cards for the kids. They deserve them.


Day 4 of HA/PTI Stamp Challenge & Cards for Kids Winners… & GIVEAWAY!

Hi! I do believe it is World Cardmaking Day. But since every single day is World Cardmaking Day in my house, it is just another day. :) But I hope you all get a chance to get crafty today. In celebration, I have three giveaways today – three fab dies from Tim Holtz generously donated by the rockin' Simon Says Stamps – for someone who leaves a comment here my Sunday night…

Quickly, before sharing my card for the day I wanted to let you know that the Cards for Kids card drive winners for this round have been announced! Please check Kristina's blog HERE to see the winners. We will soon be announcing the next round, along with sharing updates on the kids. Thanks for your support – we got over 1500 cards this round. That is 1500 smiles that these kids really needed. God bless ya all.

Now… it is Day 4 of my Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink Challenge with Maile Belles. I really should re-think who I do these challenges with – she is giving me a run for my money! So talented, she is.  Today we are using the Hero Arts Paper Art Cling and the Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4 die cut

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And here is my take on this challenge. I inked the floral stamp with various shades of Distress Inks. Before stamping, I misted from about 2 feet away (this is key – don't ever spray close) before stamping. I repeated this to cover the watercolor paper piece. To soften the whole look, I did two things. First, I used my Ink Blending Tool to apply Scattered Straw Distress Ink over the whole piece. Second, I did several mists of water over the whole card, creating a fun textured look.

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This die cut rocks…

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You can see the look-of-texture created by that final mist of water…

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Now be sure to head on over to Maile's blog to see her masterpiece!

I am off to hang out with the hubby – he has been gone all week. Take care.


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Cards For Kids and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Cards for Kids and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop!

First of all, I gotta give a big thanks to Kelly, the owner of Lawn Fawn Stamps, for putting together this blog hop to support my Cards for Kids efforts. All the cards you will see on this blog hop will be creations perfect for children. And! Kelly is giving away lots of prizes, so be sure to leave comments along the way. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE.

Nothing fancy here, but I still hope it will make Kylie smile. Used Lawn Fawn stamps (border for background and greeting), a Memory Box shiny notecard and more…

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Supplies: Lawn Fawn stamps; embossing folder; Handmade button; Silhouette cut heart; Memory Box Notecard

(By the way, that shiny card from Memory Box comes with matching envelopes and is 3.5"x5" – LOVE it.)

And, I couldn't stop there. This one is for Emily P. Uses a wood button I have had forever…

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Supplies: Lawn Fawn stamp and random buttons.

If you never have seen Lawn Fawn stamps, be sure to check them out HERE. They are made in the USA which means they are super quality – something that is really important with getting good results. Love them… and these are my faves:


 I used THIS set on the post HERE and HEREYhst-75491472215926_2120_16914193
THIS one is too cute, too…

I also thought I would share the card Audrey made Ken for Father's day using this set. LOVE the button apples…

By Audrey McGuire. Supplies: Lawn Fawn stamps and Hero Arts greeting.

Be sure to come back tomorrow – I will be back to my challenge with Joy for Day 3. And, I have some giveaways to some random comments this week… ;)

NOW… to keep going on the blog hop, click HERE to go back to Lawn Fawn.

Have a good one.

PS: The winner of the great necklace from last week is Alice W.