Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebrate Generosity in June!

I loved Joyce's challenge this month!

Earlier this month she challenged us to use products we were gifted or received as a RAK on our cards.  What a great idea!  Above you will see a *tiny* example of what I have received from a fellow Doll, Renee.

Come on over to my blog to check out the rest of the card and see what I received as a RAK :)


***and play along with us and link up your card!***


Friday, June 15, 2012

Celebrate Generosity - Congrats On Your New Roost

This month Joyce from Cards-by-the-Sea is the hostess and her challenge is to celebrate generosity, a way to thank all of those wonderful people we know who share. I have been so blessed by what others have given to me by way stamping supplies, from stamped images, die cuts, paper pads, ink, dies and stamp sets.  My sister has been so kind to pass all of her stamping supplies my way when she went 100% digital and let me tell you she was a collector! Then there are the wonderful ladies I have met via the PTI forum, different blogs and all of the fabulous challenges.  Because I have been so blessed I do my very best to "Pay it Forward" when I have the opportunity.  So here is my card and I am using items that were given to me by three different fabulous and talented ladies...first the item is the barn wood, Joyce was so sweet to stamp me 6 sheets of beautiful wood paper in 3 different colors and papers.  Second item is the window, now who does not love this window, this is from Renee from It's A Patchwork Life and the third and final item is from my sweet sister, the ink to stamp my card.  Thank you all so much and without your generosity to me and other stamping friends it would not be near as much fun.

Solid Card Stock: PTI - Rustic White and Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI - On The Farm
Barn Paper: Joyce
Window: Renee
Ink: My Sweet Sister

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #49: Celebrate Generosity

Hello Paper Dolls and friends of the Dolls! 

Joyce here, from Cards-by-the-Sea, and it's my turn to host our challenge this month.

I thought it would be fun to celebrate the generosity of our wonderful crafting community.   One thing that has struck me over the almost 2 years I have been stamping is how kind, giving and generous we crafters are.  I have received numerous RAK's as well as gifts.  From stamp sets to dies, from card kits to die cuts from dies I don't have, I've got a huge stash of goodies to work with because of the kindness of others.

The challenge this month:

Make a project using something(s) you have received from another crafter.

I have two projects to share today.  It was great fun digging through my stash, pulling out things I have received as gifts.

The beautiful tulips on this card were cut and sent to me my my dear friend Kim of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim.  I still have a big bag of them, for another day.  The doily on this card comes either from Cathy of The Empty Nest Crafter or Tracey of In My Creative Opinion--I have resisted buying this expensive Parisian lace doily die, and they both have sent me so many die cuts, that I probably will never need to buy the die.

Cathy also sent me a stack of card stock impressed with the Chicken Wire Impression Plate, which she knew I had not bought.  Thanks to her, I was able to make this cow-themed birthday card, using my new On the Farm set.

Here is a little peek at the back of the cards.  I always like to use a 'handmade by' type of stamp and my initials.  When I am a rich and famous card maker--a signed original will be worth a fortune.  My friend Monica of Simply Sunshine sent me this stamp, when she heard that I collect 'handmade by' stamps.

That's it for now.  Please see my blog for a full supply list for these cards.  And, please join in the fun this month.  Post a card using something you have received from another crafter, and tell us all about it.