Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Please help out a great cause

I am posting this for my sister and my son. My sister is running this blog candy for donations to St. Baldrick's. My 17-year old son is shaving his head....eek. I hope it grows back for graduation. Please check out this link for the details.

Who knows, you may win some craft supplies for helping children with cancer. There is no prize involved for Ryan except for the satisfaction to say that he raised more than my nephew did last year. Please feel free to link my sister's post to your blog and spread the word to help raise money to stop childhood cancer. I will let you all know his progress. Thanks everyone!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Late but new cards

Hello everyone out there in blogland. I am finally posting some cards that I made. These cards were made for our monthly swaps, which I am embarassed to say, I was way behind in. I am trying my best to catch and keep up. These cards went postal to the November and December rainees. I don't have a large readership (I currently don't have one at all) so I am not worried that they will see them before they arrive. In the event that they do, I apologize. At least they won't know what color they

The Thanksgiving card uses a Magnolia stamp. I don't know what it is called. I wasn't thinking when I created the cards. I didn't make a formal "recipe" for making them. I tried to color them with copic markers. I can see I need a lot more practice. I tried a technique my sister suggested (I have to get caught up on the card making techie lingo too). I dabbed the cuttlebug folder with orange ink before running it through my sizzix machine to get the colored background effect. I guess it looks okay. One is different...can you spot the difference?

What does everyone do? When faced with a multiple swap, do you make all the cards the same or do you make different cards for all? Up until now I have been making them all the same except for different colors. I think I will have to change that. If I make each one different completely, I can use up more of the stamps that I have and I won't feel like I am neglecting any.

The Christmas card is made using a stamp from MFT. All four cards were the same, however the clothes were colored differently, as for the decorations on the tree. I don't think they turned out too bad. I didn't use copics on these except to color the flesh parts. I know I cheated. I would love to know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have more to post in the next few days.