I, like many of you in the US, am excited about the fact that I have a three day weekend with my family. But MUCH more importantly, Memorial Day is about remembering those who lost their lives while serving our country… and praying for their families who have sacrificed so much. I know I am thankful and have great admiration for our country’s heroes.
Soooooo… I am honored to once again be part of the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop. (Operation Write Home collects cards for soldiers to send home to their loved ones. You can find more info HERE.) To see the MANY people playing along today in honor of our heroes, head HERE.
Here is my card. Perfect for a hero or any man in your life…
Here is a closer look at the kit I used. You can also get the stamp set separately…
To see the rest of the folks celebrating our heroes today in this OWH Blog Hop, head HERE. Lots of great talent and good people!
How about a giveaway as a thank you for stopping by today?Just leave a comment here by 5/29/13 at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win the June Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp like I used above! Good luck. (Thank you SSS.)
Distress Markers are so incredibly easy to watercolor with. SO easy. And by ironing off the embossing when you are done, you end up with a “how-did-she-do-that” look. These stamp images? Perfect for this technique. (For any coloring, for that matter!)
It is also simple to do a soft glow of a color around a stamp image with Distress Markers. For this card I used the Tumbled Glass blue marker.
Here is the stamp set in the kit – so classy – and a peek at the May kit. The kits are very reasonable – only $19.95 for subscribers. (Heck – a stamp set is only a bit less than that and you get one of those in it plus a lot more.) These kits have been selling out so you may want to subscribe to ensure you get one each month. (You can also get the stamp set separate, but it is definitely a better deal to get the kit! Oh, and I am dying to cross stitch on those grid images.)
Talk about AWESOME giveaways. Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift certificate on each of the blogs on this hop! (That’s $450 in total!) So leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/25/13 for your chance to win a $50 shopping spree. Good luck!
I am back again for another guest designer spot with my my friends over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog. This blog offers some fun challenges with great prizes and shares lots of ideas for using Lawn Fawn stamps… which I love so much.
This challenge was to create a card inspired by anything. For mine, I was inspired by the heart trail on Emily Leipharts’s card HERE. (Isn’t her card the cutest?!) She did hers with a Lawn Fawn stamp, but I don’t have that set so I did my heart trail with a white pen…
My dear friend Kristina Werner and I have another new class at Online Card Classes starting at the end of this month. It’s His & Hers – masculine and feminine cards. People often ask about masculine cards… and with both Father’s Day and Mother’s Day coming soon (at least here in the US), this class couldn’t come at a better time.
We have awesome guest artists sharing tips, tricks, and cards for the guys and girls in your life… and EVERY single card has a video! You can register now RIGHT HERE.
I have THREE spots to giveaway for His and Hers! Just leave a comment below for your chance. I will pick a winner 4/18/13 at 11:59pmEST. (If you’ve already signed up for the class and then win here, your class fee will be refunded.) Good luck.
I have shared here before about my love for Kiwi Crate. The creator and owner of the company was a dear friend of mine growing up and I am so very proud of her. (You can read about Sandra HERE.) Kiwi Crate provides creative kid’s craft, art and science projects in a box delivered to your door each month. If your child or grandchild is between the ages of 3 and 7, you need to join. They are absolutely delightful.