Thursday, June 23, 2016

No Scraps Left Behind

First off, I want to thank everyone who bid or left a comment on my cards for Blogging for Boobies.  I have not heard a final number (in total) but I'm sure that a generous donation is being made!


So, on to new things!  I have been on vacation, and was really busy before, and after (laundry anyone?) and so I went several weeks making nothing.  Nada. No Crafty at my house. :(  This past weekend, I finally got around to at least doing some coloring.






I'm in love with the flamingo and pineapple trend!  I don't have any pineapple stamps (yet) but I have a few of the flamingo sets out there!  I played around with my Copic markers to color these guys.


I also colored some flowers that I'd stamped awhile back.  I'm not a good blender at Copics.  I've never had a class, and completely self taught.  I love coloring, but I find some of the blending very challenging.  I made this card for a friend with my flowers I'd colored. 


I absolutely love this Sketch Ranunculus set from Simon Says Stamp.  It's so cute, and so forgiving, and so different of a floral.  It's whimsical! 


I also made this card with the scraps and remnants of cards I'd started, flowers I'd colored, etc.  I keep a little basket on my desk with homeless card parts in it and I find myself reaching in to try and figure out a way to use my scraps up.  It's fun!  Some of my best creations come from the hodge podge of experiments!


Anyway, that is my post for today.  I need to figure out what to do with my flamingos!


Peace,
Jacquie

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Blogging for Boobies Blog hop and auction!

Last month, Heather from Skipping Stones Design asked if I would be a part of her blog hop, called Blogging for Boobies.  This blog hop consists of over 60 fabulous card makers in the crafting community who have created beautiful cards that are up for auction.  All the proceeds from these auctions go to the Susan J Komen foundation.  They are dedicated toward finding a cure for Breast cancer. 


I have created 3 cards that are being auctioned as one set.  They are all A2 size and come with envelopes as well as some other fun goodies, including the stamp set I used from Skipping Stones Design and some of the clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.   I hope you like what I have created.






I'll be honest, I've never thought about auctioning off my cards, however this is such a worthwhile cause. So many of us have been touched by breast cancer in our lives. My Grandma had breast cancer, and so have 3 of my friends. My BFF Mom passed away from breast cancer.

Here are some close ups of the individual cards.  I really enjoyed making these.


Of course, they needed to be pink, the color for Breast cancer awareness!


This may be my favorite one, I love the light pink embossing with the ombre effect watercolor wash.



This is the beautiful stamp set that will accompany these cards to the winning bidder!

There is also a blog hop that you showcases all the beautiful cards for auction.  Click on the link below to see them all!


Please enter your comments (and bids) in the comment section below.  If you have any issues commenting, please email me directly at ashwyness@gmail.com

Thank you all so much!
Have a blessed day and let's stamp out breast cancer!

Jacquie