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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cards for Kids: You Rock!

Hey peeps!! If you been following along this week about my posts detailing "Cards for Kids" . . . THANK YOU!!

If you are new . . . I encourage you to look back at the last few posts for various ideas!

For these cards I used "blueprint dies" by My Favorite Things. I confess that these cards took more time than all the others I made. However, I still kept them simple by not using everything the blueprint dies provided.

I think the boys will love them anyway and that makes them worth it.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Cards for Kids:

The cards are for a camp for battered, abused and neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and you can check out the organization at www.royalfamilykids.org if you want to. These cards are for the Clayton County Georgia camp.
The kids are treated to a fun filled week, and are shown lots of love. It is a Christian based camp, but they are not preached to --our goal is just to love them with the love of Christ, and to give them a week to make wonderful memories and new friends, and feel safe and loved. The counselors and other staff members write notes to each camper and they are put in their slot in the camp mail box. THe neat part is that we have a Post Miistress, who logs in a book to make sure that each canper is receiving cards, and that they all get about the same number of cards. Everynight, before bed, you will find the campers sitting on their bunks, poring over their cards and you can see how much they mean to them. They can't believe that people who don't even know them, would take the time to make the cards for them. You will never now how much a simple card will mean to these kids. A really touching story is that a few years ago, we had a brother and sister who were once campers themselves, come back as couselor and praise team member- the camp meant so much to them that they want to be able to give back!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cards for Kids: Using Stickers

You know those sheets of stickers that come with a lot of various themed paper packs? Well, I know I don't use the whole sheet . . . do you?

Put those stickers to good use!!!!! 

HINT: Use the scrap paper from your project to give it a coordinated look.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Supplies:
"Smile" is a die from My Favorite Things.

Cards for Kids:

The cards are for a camp for battered, abused and neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and you can check out the organization at www.royalfamilykids.org if you want to. These cards are for the Clayton County Georgia camp.
The kids are treated to a fun filled week, and are shown lots of love. It is a Christian based camp, but they are not preached to --our goal is just to love them with the love of Christ, and to give them a week to make wonderful memories and new friends, and feel safe and loved. The counselors and other staff members write notes to each camper and they are put in their slot in the camp mail box. THe neat part is that we have a Post Miistress, who logs in a book to make sure that each canper is receiving cards, and that they all get about the same number of cards. Everynight, before bed, you will find the campers sitting on their bunks, poring over their cards and you can see how much they mean to them. They can't believe that people who don't even know them, would take the time to make the cards for them. You will never now how much a simple card will mean to these kids. A really touching story is that a few years ago, we had a brother and sister who were once campers themselves, come back as couselor and praise team member- the camp meant so much to them that they want to be able to give back!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cards for Kids: Anchor

It's a bit of a scavenger hunt both in stores and online to find inspiration for boy cards. I found this "anchor" die on sale at Hobby Lobby and knew it was perfect for this on-going project. 

I didn't make very many for this year but plan on making a bunch for next year.

I used nothing but scraps!!

HINT: You really don't need to use your best stuff for these. It's the thought that counts. I do try and make the cards look clean and well put together though.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Cards for Kids:
The cards are for a camp for battered, abused and neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and you can check out the organization at www.royalfamilykids.org if you want to. These cards are for the Clayton County Georgia camp.
The kids are treated to a fun filled week, and are shown lots of love. It is a Christian based camp, but they are not preached to --our goal is just to love them with the love of Christ, and to give them a week to make wonderful memories and new friends, and feel safe and loved. The counselors and other staff members write notes to each camper and they are put in their slot in the camp mail box. THe neat part is that we have a Post Miistress, who logs in a book to make sure that each canper is receiving cards, and that they all get about the same number of cards. Everynight, before bed, you will find the campers sitting on their bunks, poring over their cards and you can see how much they mean to them. They can't believe that people who don't even know them, would take the time to make the cards for them. You will never now how much a simple card will mean to these kids. A really touching story is that a few years ago, we had a brother and sister who were once campers themselves, come back as couselor and praise team member- the camp meant so much to them that they want to be able to give back!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cards for Kids: Simple Birthday Cards

The Kids Camp like to celebrate all the kids' birthdays. I used the sketch provided by Stars & Stamps blog.

Again, I wanted to keep it simple, use up scraps and keep it "boy themed".

Thanks for stopping by today!!




Cards for Kids:
The cards are for a camp for battered, abused and neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and you can check out the organization at www.royalfamilykids.org if you want to. These cards are for the Clayton County Georgia camp.
The kids are treated to a fun filled week, and are shown lots of love. It is a Christian based camp, but they are not preached to --our goal is just to love them with the love of Christ, and to give them a week to make wonderful memories and new friends, and feel safe and loved. The counselors and other staff members write notes to each camper and they are put in their slot in the camp mail box. THe neat part is that we have a Post Miistress, who logs in a book to make sure that each canper is receiving cards, and that they all get about the same number of cards. Everynight, before bed, you will find the campers sitting on their bunks, poring over their cards and you can see how much they mean to them. They can't believe that people who don't even know them, would take the time to make the cards for them. You will never now how much a simple card will mean to these kids. A really touching story is that a few years ago, we had a brother and sister who were once campers themselves, come back as couselor and praise team member- the camp meant so much to them that they want to be able to give back!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cards for Kids: Feathers and Color Blocking

Cards for Kids continued . . . 

I know it's been around for a while, but I recently discovered color blocking. I love this effect and I think the kids will too. 

#1. Use a really thin back ground paper (color doesn't matter) and glue entire thing. I really like using my 5" Xyron for this.

#2. Using several sheets of various colored paper (1/2 to 1 inch), lay them down evenly on the thin back ground paper. Make sure they are firmly attached.

#3. Pick a die. Any manual die cutting machine will work.

#4. Have your die laying perpendicular to the colored stripes to get the desired affect shown in the pictures.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!





Cards for Kids:
The cards are for a camp for battered, abused and neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and you can check out the organization at www.royalfamilykids.org if you want to. These cards are for the Clayton County Georgia camp.
The kids are treated to a fun filled week, and are shown lots of love. It is a Christian based camp, but they are not preached to --our goal is just to love them with the love of Christ, and to give them a week to make wonderful memories and new friends, and feel safe and loved. The counselors and other staff members write notes to each camper and they are put in their slot in the camp mail box. THe neat part is that we have a Post Miistress, who logs in a book to make sure that each canper is receiving cards, and that they all get about the same number of cards. Everynight, before bed, you will find the campers sitting on their bunks, poring over their cards and you can see how much they mean to them. They can't believe that people who don't even know them, would take the time to make the cards for them. You will never now how much a simple card will mean to these kids. A really touching story is that a few years ago, we had a brother and sister who were once campers themselves, come back as couselor and praise team member- the camp meant so much to them that they want to be able to give back!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cards for Kids: Pinwheels

For the past couple years I have been making Cards For Kids (details below). We can make whatever we want, but they always have a need for cards for boys.

A few weeks ago, I really got my mojo going by finding inspiration on Pinterest which lead me to this blog full of easy card sketches.

I raided my scrap stash for all these cards. I will be blogging about each style separately over the next few days. I love putting my scraps to good use.

This style is the Pinwheel. I liked making this one cause I used not only scraps of patterned paper, but scraps of card stock I no longer use (or like) that I've been hanging onto.

TRICK: Don't go for complicated. These kids love whatever all the volunteers make. I know it also looks repetitive, but the camp needs over 3000 cards. Believe me, no one kid is going to get the same card twice. HAVE FUN!!!!!








Supplies:
A2 Cards: 4 x 5.5
Scraps . . . . all scraps.
I even put stickers to good use. . . . there will always be stickers.

Cards For Kids:
The cards are for a camp for battered, abused and neglected children. The camp is called Royal Family Kids Camp, and you can check out the organization at www.royalfamilykids.org if you want to. These cards are for the Clayton County Georgia camp.
The kids are treated to a fun filled week, and are shown lots of love. It is a Christian based camp, but they are not preached to --our goal is just to love them with the love of Christ, and to give them a week to make wonderful memories and new friends, and feel safe and loved. The counselors and other staff members write notes to each camper and they are put in their slot in the camp mail box. THe neat part is that we have a Post Miistress, who logs in a book to make sure that each canper is receiving cards, and that they all get about the same number of cards. Everynight, before bed, you will find the campers sitting on their bunks, poring over their cards and you can see how much they mean to them. They can't believe that people who don't even know them, would take the time to make the cards for them. You will never now how much a simple card will mean to these kids. A really touching story is that a few years ago, we had a brother and sister who were once campers themselves, come back as couselor and praise team member- the camp meant so much to them that they want to be able to give back!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

KBD: What's Up?

Hello there!!

Here is my newest card using a freebie from Kadoodle Bug Designs.

The sentiment is my own using a stencil for doodling.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Supplies:
--AC Cardstock - Pastels
Bling Flowers
My Favorite Things: Stitched Squares
My Craft Spot Banner (store closed)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stuck?! Sketches: Monument of War

Hello and welcome! Today is reveal day for the second sketch of the month at "Stuck?!Sketches".

I confess, the sketch was difficult for me. No idea why - not in the mood for it? So I really went outside my normal stuff and did a layout about a place instead of people or time. Also, the layout is nearly made all from BoBunny - Anthem collection. Usually I mix it up a bit more than this but . . . "shrugs".

I also really struggled with the title. In the end, I did what came to me first.

The place is Fort Donelson and the monument recognizes the fallen Confederate soldiers of Tennessee during the American Civil War.

The photo is my own.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!






Circle of Stars is from the Silhouette Online Store.



Supplies:
--BoBunny - Anthem paper and embellishments
Wooden Chevron
Circle of Stars is from Silhouette Online Store
Thickers

Monday, May 9, 2016

Beauty of Spring

So . . . I just found the sketch challenge blog "Scrap the Boys" based in Australia. This is perfect for me as I mostly only make pages about my son.

The rest of my family (including me) are too boring . . . LOL.

This past weekend was also National Scrapbooking Day and so lots was going on at Scrapbook.com

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dallas Arboretum 2016

Cluster of cool stuff

Yes - my son's eyes are that blue. We are all jealous.

Supplies:
--Echo Park - Everyday Eclectic Pack
Elle's Studio Cameron Frames
Basic Grey - Capture wood die cuts
Silhouette Cameo - Title
Scallop Border Punch
Other Stuff

Friday, May 6, 2016

PDE Linky Party: Flower Box Card

Hello there!!! It's PDE Linky Party time!!! Every Friday our design team posts new projects for your inspiration and the theme is always "Anything Goes".

This wonderful spring box card is from SVGCuts. It also makes a great spring decor for the house.

Thanks for stopping by today!

The die on the front is from Verve die and stamps.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Christmas Traditions with many faces

Every year I try to get Christmas photos of my kid on Christmas eve. It's "tradition". LOL
My camera does not come out on Christmas morning. It's tooooo dark, and I want to be part of the fun, not behind a camera taking pictures.

Well, I don't usually get a relaxed face with an awesome smile. I end up with all kinds of faces. You understand how it is . . . and I only have one kid.

I used Scrapbook Challenge sketch #480. Although I am too late in submitting to their site.

I also made this for a National Scrapbook day challenge at Scrapbook.com.

We have a very big smile, a crinkled "stinky" nose, bored and high
eyebrows photos!!




Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
--My Mind's Eye: Christmas on Market Street
--Studio Calico: Magical
Circle Stencil and paper piercer
Stickers from same paper line
EP stickers
Teresa Collins: Candy Cane brads
HL embellishments (I think)
Dymo Labeler

Monday, May 2, 2016

KBD: #1 Teacher

Hey there! This week is Teacher Appreciation Week (plus my day to post with Kadoodle Bug Designs.)

I made this scalloped-shaped card using my Silhouette.

I followed a sketch by MojoMonday. Hint: It was last week's sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!


Supplies:

--Pebbles: Seen and Noted
--Paper Accents White Cardstock
Creative Embellishments - Scissors
My Craft Spot stamp (closed)
Baker's Twine
Liquid Pearls: White Opal (on the lion and apple)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stuck?!Sketches: SKY

Hello there! It's time for a new sketch from Stuck?!Sketches.  Hope you are inspired by our fabulous sketch team's layouts and we look forward to seeing what you create.

I confess . . . I rarely make feminine layouts. Even more rare are layouts about my dogs. I have spent so much time and energy "perfecting" my boy layouts that making something girly is actually hard! "enter whiny moan here".

That being said, I have a beautiful golden retriever mix named Sky. You know she's mixed by her  small size and incredible blue eyes. Husky mix? All her shedding tells me she is anyway.

She wasn't always perfect. She has either Diabetes Insipidus or psychogenic need to drink a ton of water. The first one is very hard to diagnose in dogs. Either way, she drinks a lot and pees a lot. It took several months, and my brilliant plan to use clicker training, to finally get her to tell us how much she needed to go outside. Now she rarely has accidents but I firmly believe it's why she was a "stray" in the first place.

I've had people offer money for her. Her sweet disposition and well-trained manners make her a  wonderful and loving family pet. Of course, I declined those offers.

She's my sweet girl and I don't brag about her enough. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!!


I love these speckled gray thickers. Gonna have to find me some more
of them. The doily is a die from My Craft Spot - who closed shop
over a year ago.

Showcasing a small cluster of random embellishments.

SKY
Photo taken by Vivian Lake (copyrighted).


Supplies:
--BoBunny - The Avenues
Doily Die from My Craft Spot
Flowers from Michael's
Twine
Other random embellishments