Creating for Kate
Happy Friday. (Aren't those two simple words music to your ears?! Love them.)
Wanted to share a few more things about the Cards for Kate Card Drive, along with a few cards I made for her family.
First, Simply Scrapbooks up in Dayton, Ohio (an incredible store – TONS of great stuff and a cool staff) is collecting cards for the drive and will send them on to me. So, if you live near there, just drop them off. How cool is that? And, by the way, I will be teaching a few classes up there on November 21. Keeps your ears open, the details will be up soon.
Next, I am adding prizes to the prize list HERE. Some great stuff from some awesome companies and such. I am not really going out looking for donations – many of these people are volunteering on their own. Big-hearted people. Love that. So, if you send in cards, not only will you make a little girl smile, but you may also win some great stuff. I can promise you that prize list will grow big time. Last time I did a card drive there were lots of winners.
Also, many people mentioned wanting to donate directly to the McRae family to help them out. A wonderful gal (thanks, Priscilla!) found on the McRae's site the information on how to send money to them. It is tax-deductible and set up by their church. It is really easy to do. Go to www.cschandler.com and go to "Online Giving/Tithing." Next, click on "Click here to give online." You have to register/login and then there will be a drop down button for giving to McRae.
Another way you can help the family out is to get a Pray For Kate bracelet. You can get info on her dad's site HERE. I sleep with mine on every night.
Next up, I wanted to share the first of many cards I plan to do for their family. This first one is for Kate. Sweet and simple. I plan to tell her a few frog jokes inside.
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (background, greeting, frog), Ranger White Inkessentials Pen, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Copic Markers, Hero Arts Black Pearls.
Notice the white dots on the background? I love the highlighting that the Ranger White Inessentials Pen gives. It is a great pen. And the trick to keeping it writing solid: write slowly. Works perfect.
This one is for Kate's brother, Will…
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (background, greeting, frog), Ranger White Inkessentials Pen, Soft Pool Ink, Copic Markers, Hero Arts Black Pearls.
I just love those Black Pearls for eyes. Really makes these critters adorable.
And for Kate's sister, Olivia, I used this crazy bird. Love using bird's legs as the "L"s in "hello"…
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (background, greeting, bird), glitter pen, Soft Lilac Ink, Copic Markers, Hero Arts Black Pearls.
It is hard to tell in these photos, but I used a glitter pen to make them pop. You can kind of see it here…
By the way, if you are looking for a great stamp set with just about every greeting you will ever need, try THIS one. Love it.
Oh, and yes… I am now a Copic girl now. I am addicted. I tried to avoid it, but a sweet friend gave me a taste of them and I was in love. And the kids love using them, too. (I am so thankful you introduced me, Ellen! Hugs.)
Gotta go watch some mindless TV. Night!