Friday, September 25, 2015

School Playground Fundraiser

Did you know there was only 90 days to Christmas?  That means..if you are a have even LESS time to get those cards done and in the mail!   In the midst of making my 100+ cards...I stopped to make additional holiday cards for another reason.

Back home in NH a small school is trying to raise money to buy a new playground.  I donated 2 sets to them.   I forgot to take photos before I shipped them off to my daughter-in-law for the Saturday 9/26/15 event.  She kindly took photos for me!

The first set of 8 had 5 Christmas Cards and 3 Thanksgiving Cards along with 8 envelopes.  The 8 cards was placed into the purse I made.   I got the directions online however I lost the link.  I did another search and found one very similar at UStamp4Fun.  She has a great tutorial with a pdf download.  I love her site and visit it a lot.  The leaves were cut from Poinsettia Die set.  Before I popped the leaves out, I used Cottage Ivy Memento Ink to get the darker green vein on the leaves.  

Each A2 card inside the bag is in a protective plastic envelope to protect them if anyone pulled them out to look at.  

The 2nd set of A2 cards was a set of 8 cards and 8 envelopes.  All the cards in the box were the same card so I decorated the box top with what the cards looked like inside.  The box was closed and tied with a green ribbon to protect the cards inside.

I hope the cards help them out!  

Now back to my own cards...


Friday, September 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Flutter By Hop

Happy Birthday Danni!!

Hello Everyone and welcome!
To celebrate Danni's birthday today and to have fun remembering the Flutter by Wednesday Challenge that Danni use to run, a Blog Hop has been created.

We encourage you to flutter from blog to blog leaving comments for Danni and wishing her a Happy Birthday.   Danni will be offering 2 separate Gift Certificates and the two winners will be chosen from those who leave comments.  You have until Monday September 7th to leave her a comment.  On Tuesday, September 8th, she will announce the winner on her blog!

The hop list is:

Now on to my contribution to the Flutter by Blog Hop!
Our creation had to have either a Butterfly or a Fairy.  I went with a Fairy Christmas card!

I started out with sponging first with Stampin Up Soft Sky ink and then I used Stampin Up Pacific Point.  The branches came from a set of stamps from Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Scenic called Silhouette Highlands.  The Fairy is called Mini Lark from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.  The words are a set I had for years and over time, I lost where they came from.  Crystal and Candy Cane Stickles created the sparkle on the Fairy and berries on the tree!  It was not a complicated card but to is a very peaceful card!

Thank you for stopping by.
Don't forget to wish Danni a Happy Birthday!!