Sunday, September 2, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!

I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.

Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization.  Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries.  Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”

Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC
I created this BOO banner using coasters.
 Close Ups
 I used dimensionals.
Materials Used
Cartridge: Hello Kitty Font (letters cut at 2 3/4 inches)
Paper: Halloween by We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger

Tutorial
To make the rosette, I first cut a 12x12 sheet into 2 inch strips.
I then cut 1 of them in half and taped them together to make a longer strip.
I then used a punch and I only punched out 1 side.
I used my score board to score the strip.
I scored the strip on every inch.
I then cut out 3 squares measuring 3X3 because that's the size of the coasters I used.
 I glued them to the coasters and cut out the edges.
I then used distress ink on the edges and glued the rosettes and letters on them.

This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy.

Thanks for hopping by and your next stop is Jamie.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pink By Design 2 Year Extravaganza Challenge #4 ~ Silhouette Shape

Challenge: #4 Create a project with a silhouette shape in it

I am so happy that they didn't say to use the silhouette machine. lol Hopefully I can buy the silhouette machine in December. It will be my Christmas present :D

I had more time to create these cards, so I created a gift set. I just love how girly the Forever Young cartridge is.


Materials Used
Cartridge: Forever Young (silhouette cut at 2 3/4 inches)
Paper: Safari Untamed by the Paper Studio

Pink By Design 2 Year Extravaganza Challenge #3 ~ Embossing

Challenge: #3 Embossing
I love my Cuttlebug and I love how the embossing makes a card pop.
Materials used:
Cartridge: Life’s a Party (monkey cut at 3 ½ inches)
Stamp: More Punny-licious by My Pink Stamper
Other: Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder


Pink By Design 2 Year Extravaganza Challenge #2 ~ Favorite Holiday

Good Morning everyone!!! I am excited about Pink by Design's challenges today. There will be a challenge every hour.


I woke up a little bit late today, so I missed out on the first challenge. I wish that I could participate in all of the challenges today, but I have to go to Lakeshore and laminate a lot of things for my classroom and buy a few more things.


I am super excited because I can start fixing up my classroom on Friday!


Challenge: #2 Favorite Holiday
I love Valentine's Day, so I made this card. 

Materials Used
Cartridge: Sweethearts (cupid cut a 2 inches)

Paper: Best of Damask by My Mind's Eye

Stamp: Love Always by Pink by Design

Monday, July 23, 2012

1st client :D

Funny Story...so my brother told me one night, "I will pay you all of the money in the world to make me a card." Lucky for him, I don't sell my cards, so I told him that I would make him one. Plus it was for one of my sorority sisters :)

I asked him what my sister liked and he said, "Pink and Zebra Print."

This is what I came up with...
 Inside
Materials Used
Cartridge: French Manor (chandelier cut at 2 3/4 inches)

Stamp: 4 My Friend by Close to my Heart

Paper: Safari Untamed by my Paper Studio