The moment I saw today's Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps sketch challenge (sponsored by Tonic Studios), I knew what I wanted to do. Having just packed a big box of cards to send to OWH, I decided today's cards would go to Cards for Hospitalized Kids, another wonderful non- profit organization that delivers cards to children with chronic, sometimes incurable diseases in many hospitals around the country, including, but not limited to, St. Jude's, Miami Children's hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital, and Shriners hospitals.
To save space, I'm not sharing pictures of the inside of cards, but this says, Sending you Smiles. The base paper, which I embossed with my Cuttlebug, is Stampin' Up's Whisper White and the strips -- cut, of course, with my fab Tonic cutter! -- are from Echo Park (nothing says "celebrate" to me more than polka dots!) The cardstock is Mark's Finest Papers yummy Cherry Slush; the Hero Arts banners and sentiments are stamped with Ancient Page's Cardinal, which I've had for YEARS and seems to magically never dry out.
This sketch is OWH #26; the paper is from Echo Park; the stamp, which I colored with Copics, is Penny Black; and I used Candi dots. Inside it reads, Thinking of You and Smiling.
This probably has a sketch, but I don't know which it is. And I just noticed that -- oops -- the Candi dots aren't straight. I'll have to fix that on both cards.
I used OWH sketch #28 for this sketch. Although it's hard to see, the base paper has fancy snowflakes on it. It, and the flowered paper, are both from Fancy Pants Design. I can't remember where I got the stamp; the little girl and dog look a bit like a Penny Black acrylic stamp, but I do remember it's not. Inside it reads, You're So Sweet!
Because Cards for Hospitalized Kids can receive cards up to a week before a holiday, I decided to make a couple Thanksgiving cards because it's finally fall here in the Pacific Northwest.
This is from OWH sketch #27; the paper is from Creative Imaginations, the stamp, which I colored with Copics, is from Stampabilities, and inside it reads Happy Thanksgiving To Someone Special!
Same Woodstock turkey sketch, turned on its side. If I were to do it again, I'd put the image on top, but hopefully, whatever child receives it, won't be as picky as I am. :)This sketch is OWH #26; the papers are from Lawn Fawn and Fancy Pants Design; the image, which I colored with Copics, is from Penny Black, and inside it reads Flying By To Say Hi.
I love this little guy! The cardstock is, again, Mark's Finest Papers Cherry Slush; the paper is DCVW, and although it doesn't show up very well, those accent swirls are glossy and sparkly. The kitty in the mug is from Penny Black, and the sentiment is Hero Arts. Inside it reads Sending BIG HUGS! Then below that, some really big XOXOXOXO from Hero Arts.
Thanks for visiting! I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday! I'll be sharing the most darling owl video I found on Lawn Fawn's fun blog here tomorrow. Then on Teaser Tuesday (sneak preview excerpts of upcoming books), one lucky person who comments will receive a publisher's Advance Reading Copy of Sea Glass Winter, which goes on sale January 1st.