One of my greatest joys is to craft for the benefit of ailing children and their families. Perhaps I'm an old softie, or just like an appreciative audience. Nonetheless, when the call went out by Liz Decade for blog hop participants in the Valentines for Kids with Cancer Blog Hop, I joined right in.
Liz is battling cancer (leukemia) herself, and knows how much a tender thought and a generous gesture like a card can help someone in need of a smile. The cards made during this Hop are being sent to the Jackson Memorial Holtz Cancer Unit in Florida.
So if you've come from Misty's beautiful MBTreasurista's blog, you're in the right spot. If you've just stumbled upon my blog (and thank you, and welcome!), feel free to go to the Hop's beginning at Liz Decade's blog at http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com<> <>
|I made this cute set of Valentine cards simply and quickly, using a single sheet of Valentine's specialty paper (I think it's by Making Memories?) and a 12x12" piece of black paper, three pre-made boxed plain cards, and the Cricut cartridge called "A Child's Year." |
For the card on the left, I used Flower Soft to embellish the two bouquets, and trimmed out the card using red seam binding from Zipperstop. The silhouettes are sitting on a die cut from "My Favorite Things." The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.
For the center card, I fussy cut the hearts being carried by the girl in the silhouette, and pop-dotted the one in her right hand. The Eiffel Tower image was pre-printed on the specialty paper for a Parisian feel for this romantic card.
The framed card on the right was layered with a piece of the same specialty paper, and criss-crossed with white seam binding from Zipperstop. The small red heart on the kite was also fussy cut and adhered.
|Here are some additional cards I made for this Hop, and am just posting at 3 p.m. These sweet .jpg images are FREE from Lettering Delights. I sized them to fit a standard pre-made card size purchased inexpensively at Michael's (with envelopes, and using a coupon, what a deal!) After printing these images on white cardstock (4 up on an 8.5x11" piece of cardstock), I trimmed them and used my Pink ATG gun (LOVE IT!) to adhere these images to their cards. I used Stickles to highlight little areas ... added a heart on top of the basket for the hot air balloon, for instance, and little dots in the corner of the "live, laugh, love" card ... and ta-ta! DONE! How easy-peasy is that?!|
|My BFF (Beautiful Bloggy Friend) Edwina Brown -- http://www.edwinascreations.blogspot.com/ -- made these three cute BEE MINE cards for me to include with those I'm donating to the Jackson Memorial Holtz Cancer Unit. Aren't they the sweetest!? |
I can't resist giving away a little blog candy ... so I've put together a SWEET package of Valentine's goodies for you. I'm working in the PaperJungle this weekend, so the goodie pack will grow as I find more sweetness to include. To win it, simply be/become a follower, and leave a comment to this blog post. Winner will be picked at random from qualified entries, and announced on Monday, 1/16.
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Here is the full blog line-up,
in case you get lost along the way:
1. Liz- http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com/
2. Ashley- http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
3. Teresa - http://www.scrappintplace.blogspot.com/
4. Lina- http://www.sweetnothingspaperco.blogspot.com
6. Nicolette www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
7. Misty - http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com/
8. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/ <--YOU ARE HERE
9. Theresa Neubaum - http://www.scrappyartcrafters.blogspot.com <--GO HERE NEXT!
10. Beckie http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
11. Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
12. Amber - http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com