Sunday, December 30, 2012

Share your Love in 2013

Share your Love for Card Making, and send smiles to brighten someone's day.
Participate this year with Sunshine Mail. Have fun, win prizes, and send a Smile!
Visit Sunshine Mail website, and Blog

This darling image is Teddy Bea.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunshine Mail Design Team Call

We are looking for Card Designers to join our Caring, and Creative Design Team.
*Our MOST IMPORTANT requirement is sending in cards! There is no minimum.
*Promote Sunshine Mail on your blog, and encourage participation
*Create a card with an image from our generous sponsors
*You can choose to participate either once or twice a month
*This is for a 6 month term
* You help us spread smiles to children with health issues, and those in homeless shelters
* You will receive free images from our generous sponsors
Here is our line-up for 2013
Red Rubber Designs
2 Cute Ink
A Day for Daisies
Fresh Brewed Designs
Hope Jacare
Stamping Shack
The Stamping Boutique
Wings and Willows
Milk n Coffee
Just Some Lines
Heather Ellis
The Paper Shelter
My Heart Pieces
If you are interested in joining our team and can commit to the requirements, please email me with your name, active blog link, and if you would particpate once or twice a month. Call ends Jan 1 2013
Karen Seifert
DT Coordinator

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Whew! Got 'er done!

My 30 cards are done, and being shipped to Card Cupids, now known as Sunshine Mail Foundation.
We have lots of needs and requests, so please visit our blog to see how you can help.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Deidre Mosher Designs

You KNOW I LOVE kitties, and isnt this image just darlng?!
Deidre Mosher is having 50% off thru Dec 20th.
Find her Etsy Store HERE

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Teddy Bo

Here's Teddy Bo wearing a warm suit from pattern paper.
I am playing in the Teddy Bo challenge of Anything Goes.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

still working on my 30 cards

The Snowman Christmas ornament is from Sassy Cheryl's .
Sassy Cheryl is having a 30% off sale thru midnight black Friday. 
Find details HERE

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My personal card challenge of 30, and 18 are done

Card Cupids is having a Winter Wishes card drive, and I am over 1/2 way done with my 30 card goal.
These "cool" images are from Michelle Perkett, and the snowman is free on her blog!
Paper is My Minds Eye accessory pack, and twine from The Twinery.
Please help Card Cupids bring a smile to a child during the Christmas Season!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

MW 30 day challenge card #10

All cards during the 30 day challenge are inspired by sketches. You can find them on the Memory Works blog and play along.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Memory Works 30 day challenge card #5

Pattern paper is Simple Stories,
Christmas stamp The Angel Company
Buttons from my stash
See my rubber stamp blog for more card ideas.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Card Cupids Winter Wishes Card Drive

Card Cupids wants to have plenty of cards on hand for the upcoming holiday season.
I have a personal goal of 30 cards.
I work 2 part-time jobs, so I am creating great cards that don't take a lot of time.
Here is my 1st creation using a Sassy Cheryl's Merry Winter Snowman bulb. ONLY $1
BUT...this weekend Sassy Cheryl has a 40% off SALE, so he's ONLY .60 cents!
Card Recipe
Sassy Cheryl's Merry Winter bulb image
Twine from The Twinery
Anna Griffin pattern paper
colored with Copics
QUICK TIP: If you're making LOTS of cards, choose images that require minimum coloring.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Too Cute challenge at Card Cupids

Our theme is Too Cute for our 2 week challenge at Card Cupids.
Our generous sponsor, Di's Digis is giving away a $10 gift certificate the their store, for the random winner.
Here is a card I created using one of Di's  "Too Cute" digis.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day, and PrIZes!!!

We're celebrating World Card Making Day at Card Cupids, with some great prizes!
We will be giving away THREE amazing prizes. Bugaboo Stamps will be giving a $30 gift certificate, Fresh Brewed Designs will be giving 5 free digis of your choice and Whimsy Stamps will be giving a $15 gift certificate. Visit Card Cupids for details. CLICK HERE

Monday, October 1, 2012

Card Cupids

Ava is one of the many reasons we do what we do. Card Cupids continues to get more and more requests.
Please send your handmade cards, and send a smile to a child!
Visit Ava's blog, and see the other cards she received.
Ava is showing the card I sent
Here Ava shows off all of her cards received from Card Cupids 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

PholkArt Blessings color challenge

The color challenge is red and yellow. I spotted this school bus paper at Michaels for .25 cents, and knew it was perfect for the PholkArt Blessings challenge, and the PholkArt Blessings Back 2 School digi image.
Gather your red and yellow craft supplies and join the challenge HERE.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Card Cupids~Sassy Cheryl's~Sketch Saturday

Our Card Cupid sponsor is Sassy Cheryl's. I am a huge fan of Sassy Cheryl's and have bunches of her whimisical images. My challenge was to decide which Sassy Cheryl digi to play with for Sketch Saturday.
Here is the Sketch Saturday sketch, and the card I created for
Card Cupids. I hope you will play in both challenges, and visit Sassy Cheryl's store. She has some of her cuties for just $2

Friday, September 7, 2012

September Already?

Temps here in Tennessee are NOT reflective of fall...yet
~Card Recipe~
Harvest Truck from PholkArt Blessings
Pattern paper is Bo Bunny Apple Cider
Sentiment from The Angel Company
Colored with Copics
Ticket, clip, from Life's Journey
buttons from my stash

Sunday, September 2, 2012

PholkArt Blessings Bathtime Baby

~Card Recipe~
Bathtime baby digi from PholkArt Blessings
Paper is Snips and Snails from Doodlebug Designs
Stampin' Up! cardstock
colored with Copics
Flowers from my stash (meaning I can't remember manufacturer)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Love at Home

This sweet cottage digi is from PholkArt BLessings.
On the door is a wreath that I covered with a heart.
~Card Recipe~
Cottage Christmas from PholkArt Blessings
Paper is Miss Caroline from My Minds Eye
"love at home" tag is Miss Caroline from My Minds Eye
Martha Stewart flower
colored with Copics

Monday, August 27, 2012

PholkArt Blessings Color Challenge

There's still plenty of time to play in PholkArt Blessings pink and teal color challenge.
~Card Recipe~
You've got Mail digi from PholkArt Blessings
Kaleidoscope Girlz Paper Stack from Red Rubber Designs
Stampin' Up! cardstock
Martha Stewart flower
colored with Copics

Friday, August 24, 2012

Anything Goes challenge at Card Cupids

Anything Goes is the theme at Card Cupids, and our sponsor is
Milk N Coffee
~Card Recipe~
The image is Swirley Bird from Milk N Coffee
paper from The Angel Company
The Twinery twine
Stampin' Up! cardstock

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's Moo with You?

This is ClaraBelle the cow from PholkArt Blessings.
This card is being sent to Card Cupids for Bayleigh, who is 15 years old with a brain cancer.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Milk N Coffee sponsors Card Cupids

Milk N Coffee is our sponsor at Card Cupids.
Isn't this dragon adorable?
Join our "Anything Goes" challenge for a chance to win!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Card #4 using PholkArt Blessings Whimsical Tulip digi

PholkArt Blessings Whimsical Tulip digi is so versatile.
Color, paper piece, resize, duplicate, use with your other digis or stamps.
Scroll down to see my other 3 cards created with this darling digi.
And there is plenty of time to play in the PholkArt Blessings color challenge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

1st PholkArt Blessings Color Challenge is Here!

Welcome to the 1st PholkArt Blessings color challenge.
My card, and the Inspiration photo tells you are colors are PINK and TEAL.
Your Challenge... Create a card, scrapbook page, ATC, ornament, party decoration - you get the idea!) and use PINK & TEAL together in your design.

When you're happy with your creation, go to the PholkArt Blessings blog and link it up. On August 29th, the winner will be announced, from our Random Draw. and will receive TWO digistamps of their choice from PholkartBlessings. BUT, here's the bonus!... If the winner has used a PholkartBlessings Digi Stamp in their design, they'll receive a SECRET Coupon Code to use at the P*B Etsy Shop for ONE additional P*B Digi Stamp!!... YAY!!! :)

Keep checking my blog. I have 3 more Pink & Teal P*B cards to share.
See you at the Challenge!

~Card Recipe~
Beach Girl digi from PholkArt Blessings
Kaleidoscope Girlz Paper Stack from Red Rubber Designs
Lace doily, button flowers from Martha Stewart
Stampin' Up! cardstock

Saturday, August 11, 2012

"Hey There"

Another precious image from PholkArt Designs.
Join us Wednesday, August 15th for our 1st challenge.
Its all about color, and I have 4 cards waiting to show you, so please come back and visit!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How now Brown Cow?

ClaraBelle the cow from PholkArt Blessings.
We are having our 1st color challenge August 15th.
I hope you will join us!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Card #3 using PholkArt Blessings Whimsical Tulip

Chevron paper and cardstock from Stampin' Up!
PholkArt BLessings whimsical tulip digi
Pearl and ribbon embellishment.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Card #2 using PholkArt Blessings "whimsical tulip"

This is the same PholkArt Blessings tulip digi I used in my July 21 post. This time, I copied and pasted 3 images and resized.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

is it Swimmin' weather where you are?

Here in Middle Tennesse its been in the high 90s, and with humidity, feels like over 100. Perfect swimmin' weather! This little cutie is from PholkArt Blessings.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

ExCiTeD to be a part of PholkArt Blessings Design Team!

PholkArt Blessings will have their 1st challenge August 1st.
This tulip is a P*B design and the paper is Toodle Loo from Red Rubber Designs. My card layout is from a Red Rubber Designs sketch.

I have LOTS of cards ready to share using P*B images, and I can't wait to show you the versatility of this tulip design.
I hope you come back, visit awhile, and get inspired!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Sponsor at Card Cupids

This is Rainy Day from Wings and Willows. You must go check out her darling digis!
She is our sponsor at Card Cupids, and the theme is "Wings"
I hope you will play along.

Friday, July 13, 2012

sending some more Happy Mail

I love using pattern paper to also place on the image. This is a fashion forward kitty angel. Image is from PholkArt Blessings.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

PholkArt Blessings

Ths precious cat is from PholkArt Blessings.
I needed a sympathy card, and put the digi image in Publisher, then added text...
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

Stampin' Up! cardstock
colored with Copics
Twine from The Twinery

I am entered in the following:
Crop Stop ~ Love
NutCrafters ~ Make a Scene

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Card Cupids July 1st challenge ~ use either ribbon, twine, or washi tape

This cute little bear is from The Stamping Boutique.
Enter the Card Cupid challenge for a chance to win a free digi.

(this is a card I created last year. I have been busy working on cards that Card Cupids received that do not have inside sentiments or signatures)
Thanks to all that sent these lovely cards! We appreciate you!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Card Cupids Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Card Cupids Design Team Blog Hop,
My name is Karen and I live in TN. I am 56 years old, and have been crafting for 15 years. I do a little scrapbooking but card making is my favorite. I am a registered nurse, and certified medical coder. I teach at Nashville College of Medical Careers, and my students enjoy helping me sign cards, to help send Smiles.

Leave a comment on a Design Team members's blog including this one, and you will be entered into a fun little give away for our two exclusive digis. By leaving a comment on each blog you will have 14 chances to win! You have until Monday, June 25 at 9pm EST to leave your comment. Winners will be announced on each DT members blog as well as at Card Cupids on Wednesday, June 27.
Here is the rest of the Card Cupids Design Team.
Stephanie Busby
Diane Goolsby:
Nubia Chaidez:
Gina Lindsay
Stephanie Gaines
Ruthie Lopez
Sharla Laursen
Carol Christie
Katie Baylis
Christina (CG)
Kim Grant
Nancie Quah
Pam Wendt
Michelle Cunningham
If you are going in order then Carol is next...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

PholkArt Blessings

PholkArt Blessings designed this cute kitty. Paper is Simple Stories Baby Steps available from Memory Works.
PholkArt Blessings is sponsoring Card Cupids this challenge.
CHeck out PholkArt Store and Blog.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pholkart Blessings

Adorable image from Pholkart Blessings, and called Hippo Birthday.
Card Cupids June 15th sponsor is Pholkart Blessings. I hope you will shop and play!