August 9, 2012

Midweek Throwdown: Kids Cards

Happy Friday!!!!!

Today I have joined another cause , it is for our heros to send home to their children and it is called Kids Cards!!
Over at Operations Write Home they are challenging us to make these cards and it can be their own children or young people who write to them. ( Note * You can send any type of card to the soldiers, you don't have to be part of a challenge)
 I am so happy I came upon this site, they are doing such an amazing service sending out thousands of cards to soldiers , bless their hearts for all their hard work.

If you would like to make a card go here!!!!!

Here is the card and envelope I made , it is so nice to be a small part of something sooooooooo big.

I rarely ever use my own digitals but this one was perfect! ( I think it is because I am not good with alcohol pens yet, hehe)... On the Pennant it says UR in my heart, I used Nikki Sivils paper which I loveeeeeeeeee!  It is hard to see but there is a heart and I used black twine to add a double bow to it.

This is the inside of the card

Here is an origami Envelope I made , it was also made with Nikki Sivil's paper!

This picture is to show the inside of the envelope, Nikki Sivil's papers are all 2 sided which makes this envelope so perfect, a little girl would love to receive this, I know I would have!

All together it says:

 " Sending Smiles Across The Miles , Happy Birthday and U R in my heart.

The soldiers are in our hearts.

I have entered this card into Little Scrap Piece: Fun Friday, the theme is Birthday!!!
Better late than never, I think a new challenge will be posted today, go here to check it out.

Have a great day and I hope you can participate!!!!

I Feel The Love Project/ Dog with BD Hat Digital

Hello everyone!
Thank you for all your prayers,  the pain in my face is not gone but it is much less pain at times, that I am really grateful for, without the breaks I couldn't do what I am doing now!

Today I want to share two things with you with the first being an amazing inspiring will be sad and you will be amazed and inspired, it touched me in a very special way.

At the end of this post there is a link that will take you to "I Feel the Love Project" page where you can participate if you would like!

 This is Oliva's story:   ( I copied and pasted everything so I wouldn't mess it up)

Welcome to Funky Cards

Olivia, 9, and her mom EriKa

Olivia's story, as told by family friend, Karen.

Olivia is a 9-year-old with a sparkling heart, in need of extra love and encouragement. My lifelong friend, her mother, lost her battle to cancer in 2011. Facing this new reality has been extremely hard for Olivia. As valiantly as our beloved Erika fought cancer, Olivia fights to put an end to this terrible disease.

Soon after her passing, at only 8 years old Olivia founded Kids Involved in Cancer Research (KICR) with a fierce drive to raise awareness and money for colon and lung cancer research. The annual KICR walkathon took place this past weekend and what better way to show Olivia we support her than to send her a box full of love from IFTL Project. She is so brave, possessing the same inspiring strength I saw in Erika, and I would give anything to take away her pain. This ministry gives us the privilege of delivering sunshine to Olivia's heart. Our happy cards will bring a smile to her beautiful face as she fights her own battle of dealing with the loss of her mom. It will mean so much to her to see that there are people thinking of her, who took the time to make a fun little card especially for her. Every card will be a blessing, engulfing her with healing love and light.
All you need to do is:

Submit your card/s by August 31 to:
Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423
If you would like to leave a comment or make a card you can link up HERE

Here is the card I made for Oliva... (Sorry it is not a great picture)...On the front of the card it says "Everyday is another chance to make dreams come true". On the inside I have written a personalized inspirational message.

Also I want to share another digital that only took me a half an hour to make using paint brush free hand in Illustrator!! I used the tools to straighten a few lines, this digital was inspired by a friend of mine, Coralee who suggested my next digital be a dog, so I thought why not a dog with a birthday hat anticpating on getting the cake!

This digital will be added to my digital store and I am now setting it up so you won't have to leave my site to buy can be bought here and you will be redirected back to my blog for only .99 cents!!!!

If you weren't at my blog yesterday I have a free digital that will be free for a week... A girl sitting on a Tree trunk...get her while you can. Just go to the post before this one.

Have a great day!

August 8, 2012

Free digital (Summer)

Hello everyone,
I meant to make a card for yesterday's post but only got it half complete due to severe facial pain which is new to me. The pain has let up some and I will be having blood work done today so whisper a prayer for me, I never want that kind of pain to EVER come back!

I was able to lay back and draw a digital and to lighten my own spirits I created this happy scene with a girl I have named "Summer"...

Get it free for 1 week!!!!!!!

Sorry this digital has been removed, you can buy this digital in my online store (Creative Bug Digital's) for just $1.00!!
Click here to visit my store

Have a great day! I hope to make a card today, I am starting to play around with Chevron, it seems to be the talk these days in the card making world.

August 6, 2012

Free Little Girl Digital + Introducing Cut it up!

Hello and welcome back!

As promised I have a free digital for you and this will be happening for One day only so get it quick! If you by chance miss it you can buy it at my new online store here.

Sorry this digital has been removed, you can buy this digital in my online store (Creative Bug Digital's) for just $1.00!!
Click here to visit my store

Also I would like  to introduce you to the new Cut it up Challenge Blog with  Stacey  (from Stacey's Creative Corner) and Kimberly (from Kimberly's Crafty Spot).

  • Whether you are a fan of the Cricut, Silhouette Cameo, Spellbinders, etc., this challenge blog is one for you.
  • Every other Friday, starting September 7, 2012, they will have a new challenge.
  • All of the challenges will require you to use a die-cut on your project and additional themes or requirements may be added as well.
  • Sometimes there will be little prizes to be won also. :)

To find out more details about their challenges and also how to win the prize below visit their blog here

Prize pack includes:
1 Labels Four Spellbinders Die, 1 Vicotria Cuttlebug Folder, 1 pack of Thickers, 1 "My Mind's" 6x6 paper pad and 1 bare chipboard mini album.

Have a fantastic day

August 5, 2012

Nifty Friend Using Cricut Cuts + Sunday Challenge!

(Scroll down further for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge)


Welcome back! Today I want to show you a card I made using Cricut cuts from the cartridge " Nifty Fifty's! It would be a great card for someone who just adopted a new little petster..(dog), hehe

Nifty fifty's cartridge:
  • Poodle
  • Word fifty

Cindy Lou Cartridge:

  • Green scalloped background
  • White overlay

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (Photo Inspiration)

Also I want to share with you a card I made for the Scraptasical Sunday Challenge! If you like to stamp, this is the place for you, just click the link above to check it out!

The challenge is Photo Inspiration and this is the photo:

And this is my card!!!

I made the background from acetate, alcohol ink and Spectrum Noir Pens...A technique that I learned from the lovely Christina here in my home!!! If you been following me you would know that Christina is from the UK and just last month we spent 2 weeks together! I had a chance to learn from the best. Go here to visit Christina's blog , Christina has loads of video tutorials you don't want to miss out on, she does an  amazing job along with her film Crew, (Griff).

Have a great day, tomorrow I am giving away another free digital and she is darling, so don't forget to drop by and get her!!!!  Have a great day.

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