I love sewing lots of ribbon on a card. To make the " scrunched" ribbon all you need to do is find some ribbon that has stitching on it. Cut the thread and gather...easy and so fun. I think this is a great way to show case different widths and textures of ribbon to enhance a card. The flower is a NEW Hero Arts cling stamp and so is the background.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend?
Oh By the way..... Any chance you will make a card for Eric. I have been seeing some posted on on Flickr and it's so exciting to see people sending some love to this family that really needs a miracle. Thanks soooo much! :)
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This is for Eric's five year old sister
I'm sure Eric's mom has a ton of people she'll want to thank so I made her this 8 pack of Thank You cards.
Have a great weekend! I hope your families are happy and healthy! Hugs,Kathy
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I have 5 different ribbons on this card and you really must click on it to see the ribbon up close and personal!! I want to make some more of these...I almost love to sew as much as I do coloring...almost!
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I love this NEW Hero Arts Cling Stamp. So much fun to color but, for this card I stamped on different papers to match my background and pieced it together for the Hero Arts Challenge this week. Scroll down for my givaway and how to make this background. My next card will be for Eric and I hope you will have a chance to make a card too. :) IF you don't already know this Jennifer McGuire is offering great prizes for "Cards for Eric" so read below.
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Hello All, As most of you know Jennifer McGuire has received an AMAZING amount of cards for Kate. She was so amazed by all the cards and had decided to bring another child into her card drive. So if you want to make more cards you can make them for Eric. Jennifer said ,"If you have already sent cards, those will go to Kate and her family. But any future ones - it would be great if they were made for Eric and his family. (You will be eligible for the same prizes.) In hopes that we can get cards for him, too, we will extend the deadline just a touch - the prizes will be drawn on October 31 - so you have time to get them in before we pick prize winners."
Here is the info on Eric...
Eric's dad works with my husband and they are the nicest family! Unfortunately Eric has ALD. (ALD is an inherited recessive genetic disorder linked to the X chromosome. The 1992 movie "Lorenzo's Oil" brought this rare disorder to the world's attention.) He was diagnosed on May 18th, and his little brother received the same diagnosis on May 29th. For information and updates on Eric, you can visit his website HERE.
Eric's mom, Leslie says, “Eric is a fighter and he has endured a tremendous amount. I am confident that he will not surrender. The docs have not thrown the towel in and we have not either... so pray hard everyone because we really do need a miracle.”
Eric will be 9 on 10/26. He has a sister (Rachel - 7) and brother (Jacob - 5). His dad is Bob and his mom is Leslie.
All the "guidelines," mailing info, etc is the same as for Kate. You can find it all HERE. Again, we would love it if you mailed the cards to arrive here by October 31.
So please it would be so wonderful if you could find the time to make a card for Eric and his family - that would be wonderful. I know that your cards will really touch this family and bring some sunshine that they really need.
Thanks so much! Hugs,Kathy
P.S. Leslie LOVES anything and everything creative...she will be in awe of the creativity !
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Hello... I finally had some time to make a card for the Hero Arts Challenge this week. It's all about piecing paper together so for this owl I stamped it 5 times then cut and distressed each piece. For the owl's face I made eye lids from paper and eye lashes from flowers. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
If you don't know this already you can click on the photo to see it larger. I can't beleive I didn't add ONE dot!
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Scroll all the way down for more info on making these fun cards.
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I'm excited about this Tuesday Tipster and a GIVE AWAY!! In order to win you have to sign up to "follow me" yup bribery and if I'm lucky enough that you already are following me then leave a comment and if you get a friend to "Follow me" then you can leave another comment so you have a greater chance to win a HEW HERO ARTS CLING FLOWER STAMP! Hope that makes sense.
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This is another Artist Trading Card & this was inspired by Shari's awesome ATC cards on the Hero Blog. http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2009/09/28/motivating-you-with-atcs/ Hero Arts is hosting a ATC trade and there are so many talented women you are guaranteed to get 9 great trading cards and lots of inspiration. There is still time to sign up and here are the details. http://www.flickr.com/groups/heroarts/discuss/72157622495602008/
For this I was really excited to create something from a deck of cards and use up a few paper scraps. The background is Hero Arts NEW Friendship cling stamp and the NEW butterfly cling.I colored the butterfly with Copic markers. Don't forget to sign up you might end up with a trading card from the famous Shari.
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Such an exciting day...today I will be featured as a guest designer on the CAARDvarks blog. They have some exciting things going on and will be Here is CAARDvarks link http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/ Don't you just love these images? They are the NEW Hero Arts Cling Stamps and I LOVE them ...so much fun to color! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Hugs,Kathy
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Check out Hero Arts Flickr group tomorrow so you can sign up for the ATC swap!! You will receive 9 trading cards from other members from all over the states. Here is the link to sign up and don't delay because there is a cap on how many people can register. http://www.flickr.com/groups/heroarts/discuss/72157622495602008/
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Well this is my last post and it's so late or I should say... so early...it's 2:35 am. I've been with my twin sissy all day so didn't have much time to work on any cards. I really am in awe with all the creative entries at CAARDvards and I can't wait to see who wins some of the great prizes.
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I had to make a B.D. card for my twin sissy and today 's sketch for CAARDvarks was perfect for the stamps I wanted to use on her card. I knew I wanted the 3 squares in the sketch to be triptych so I cut the vase with sunflowers into thirds. For the pattern on the sofa and the rug I stamped with some of Hero Art's new stamps. The chair, lamp and table are from PapertreyInk. The maroon leopard paper is from the backside of a Neiman Marcus ad. I made the fringes on the rug from embroidery floss. I hope you all have a great weekend. This 7 day challenge is coming to a close and it's really been fun! Thanks for checking our my blog :)
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This card was very difficult to photograph and it's late at night. Click on the Flickr slideshow to see it more clear there. (So annoying) Anyway This was inspired by VIrginia...here is her card. "http://www.flickr.com/photos/15636237@N04/3938219507/">www.flickr.com/photos/15636237@N04/3938219507/ITIBeautiful huh!! I had some butterflies leftover from my Tuesday Tipsters so with that and remembering Virginia's card...I had a plan for Thursday's sketch at CAARDvarks. Just needed the time. I hope Virginia's card link works ...sorry ..I need to learn how to give a link properly so maybe after this 7 day challenge I'll have a minute. Have a great weekend! Hugs,Kathy
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These are the new stamps from Hero Arts and I love them both.The flower is from one of the new clings & the mouse is a wood block stamp. I printed on the background."I'm late for a very important date" and the "Happy Belated B.D." Four more days to go for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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I was working on this card earlier today and ran out of time.Tonight I decided to try and finish it up. It's more loosely based on the sketch for today. TFL :)
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I don't know why the photos on my blog aren't very crisp but, here it is. This card is tall 8.5 x 4.5...it's so hard for me to make a small card. The flowers are from PapertreyInk. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,Kathy
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