Monday, February 20, 2017

Simple Missing You

Hello Crafters! 

I'm super excited to be sharing a simple but super cute card over on the Neat and Tangled blog today.  

I love the black and white don't you? Plus the addition of my home state does make my heart melt just a teeny bit more :) 

The video is a pretty short one compared to my normal length but since I wasn't doing a ton of Copic coloring I got to put a lot more basic tips and tricks in. 

I hope you'll head over and check it out! 
Thanks for dropping in! 




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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kindness Card Drive Blog Hop



Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Katy M. Murphy Foundation Kindness Card Drive!
What is this card drive all about? 
Well let me fill you in  . . .
but first you should have arrived from the incredible Jessica Frost-Ballas If you are just joining in I promise you don't want to miss any of the stops! There is an entire list at the end of the post. 

Now, where were we? 

The Katy M. Murphy Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Katy's mom Amiee.  Katy had a congenital heart defect and lost her life at the tender age of 6. Amiee started the Foundation to honor her daughter's memory. 

Today we are kicking off the card drive with a blog hop. We are hoping that all of you will help us by sending in cards to help complete Katy's Kindness Kits.  The kits are for children and their families who are living with a congenital heart defect (CHD) and are inpatients on the cardiac care unit at Boston Children's Hospital. The foundation will be delivering kits to the hospital to help make the children and their families stay at the hospital easier, or kinder if you will.

All the details for the card drive can be found HERE, as well as a list of AMAZING sponsors who have offered up some phenomenal prizes to be raffled off to those who submit cards. Please read the rules carefully. The card drive will run from February 14th thru April 15th.

The drive is specifically looking for cards that are uplifting and thankfully my Simon Says Stamp order just arrived carrying two cutie patooie stamp sets perfect for it!


Knights, Princess, Dragons, oh my! 
Seriously, are these not the cutest ever? 

I knew I wanted a super simple layout that I could recreate really easily. 
Enter Distress inks to save the day!

You can watch all 4 cards come to life in the video below. 


Before we get back to the cards can I just tell you how awe inspiring Katy's Mom, Aimee, is? What a beautiful heart she has to put something together for those families who are still in trenches. People like her restore my faith in humanity. 

Okay card time, I'm just showing quick pics her folks, this is a blog hop after all :) 
  

Pretty, pretty, princess. 


Cute Cuddly Dragon. 


Clearly the hero of the post, our precious knight. 


Last but not least our rainbow unicorn. 

That's it for me! The next stop on the hop is the witty and darling Lydia Fielder. She's one of the funniest people I know. No, really. You might pee a little. 

Here's the whole hop list in case you missed someone along the way! 

Thanks so much for stopping in! 


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