Monday, March 28, 2011

Cards for Canadian Soldiers--Round #4

Here are the latest cards I did for Cards for Canadian Soldiers. The first card is a merge of Crissy Armstrong's newest digi images from Whimsy Stamps. I used her "Whatzup Dog" combined with "Party Time Accessories" to create this little girl's birthday card. The second image is "Herbie the Bunny" from Crissy's collection over at Squigglefly. The last two images of the mice are drawn my Melissa Jenkins (another one of my FAVOURITE artists ☺) which you can also find over at Whimsy Stamps. The first image is called "Penpal Mouse" and the second one is called "Pocket Mice".

Thanks for stopping in to take a look!! Have a great day!!
Sarah ☺

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sweet Sarah--Mom's 82nd Birthday Card

Just a quick post to show you the card I made for my mom's birthday!! She celebrated #82 yesterday!! So a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Mom!! Thanks for always being there for me, for your wisdom and wit over the years and for being an awesome mother!!

I wanted to make a card that had a bit of vintage look to it. I used Sweet Sarah from Whimsy Stamps. I love this new image Crissy has drawn--partly because it's just so adorable and partly because she named it in honour of me!! It actually looks a little like me when I was a wee one!! I joked with Crissy that I would have looked this neat and tidy for all of about 10 minutes after my mom dressed me. Then the hair bow would have been missing, my hair would have been disheveled, my dress would have been dirty, and both my knees would have been skinned. LOL!! That's what happens when you're the last of 6 and the only girl. No girly-girl for me...I would have never survived!!

The inside...

Anywhoo, thanks for poppin' in to take a looksee!! Don't forget the challenge going on over at Sundays With Crissy!!! It's all about stitching this month and the DT members will be posting all month long for your inspiration!! If you want to see Crissy's latest digi and rubber stamps they are also on the blog--click--->here!!
Have a great day!!
Sarah ☺
Recipe: Printed On--Neenah Paper, Cardstock--Bazzil Papers, Designer Papers--Three Bugs In A Rug--"Paris Stripe" & American Crafts--"Letterbox Collection", Coloured with Copic Markers, Border Punch--Martha Stewart, Die Cut Flower--Quickutz, Pearls--Michaels, Brads--Stash--Die Cut Oval--Spellbinders

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cards for Canadian Soldiers--Round #3

We take for granted so many things these days. One of those things is being able to pop into a greeting card store to buy a card for someone we love. Yes, I admit it, I still buy the occasional card (usually for those people I know will throw them out anyway--still nice but I didn't sit for hours making it only for it to end up in landfill--LOL--is that awful??). Time is precious and so are handmade cards--let Hallmark make the throw-aways. Which brings me to my original point. What if you couldn't get to a card store or what if there simply weren't any?? That's what soldiers serving abroad run into when they are in remote locations. So when they have a box of handmade cards to go through and can pick out a card for someone back home, it means a lot!!

If you are a Canadian and have some extra time and would like to brighten the day of a soldier and his loved ones, Cards For Canadian Soldiers is accepting A2 size greeting cards!! It's a great size and quick to whip up!! Click on the link for more info. Here's some of my latest cards I sent off to Afghanistan.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!! May your day be blessed and full of sunshine!!
Sarah ☺
The Deets:

All images printed on Neenah Paper and coloured with Copic Markers
Cardstock used is Bazzil and Designer Papers are various scraps I had in my stash
Elephant Card--Baby Elephant--Squigglefly
Rose Cards--Freebie--Making Our Mark
Tiger Card--Toby's Gift--Wags'n Whiskers
Dragon Card--Stunt Dragon--High Hopes Stamps

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sundays With Crissy--Challenge #15--Stitching

Howdy doo & thanks for popping in to visit!! Today I want to show you the card I did for this month's challenge over at Sundays With Crissy!! The theme is STITCHING--real or faux.

I chickened out and resorted to hand drawn stitching after a few failed attempts at hand stitching--it just wasn't meant to be... I did use some elaborate trim made up of some fancy stitching (thank you whoever you are) and there is also quite a bit of stitching in the girls' clothing. Okay, so I chickened out, so sue me :o) LOL!! is my card

I hope you'll join us this month at Sundays With Crissy. Make your own "Stitched" card or project and share it with us!! Just go to my link here at the
Sundays With Crissy blog, scroll down to the bottom of the post, click on the little blue frog, and follow the instructions. The rest of my team will be posting every day or two on their given days throughout the month, so don't forget to check the blog regularily!!

There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.

Thanks for stopping in!! Happy Stitching (real or faux) :o)
Sarah :o)

Printed On: Neenah Paper, Cardstock: Bazzil Papers, Designer Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug--"A Trip To Paris" Collection--Paris Stripe, Media:Copic Markers (E000, E33, E35, E43, E50, E51 C00, G20, G23, R00, R20, RV000, B0000, B00, B02), Inside Sentiment--Stampin' Up--And Everything Nice Set, Seem Binding Trim--Local Sewing Store