Sunday, December 30, 2012

Share your Love in 2013

Share your Love for Card Making, and send smiles to brighten someone's day.

Participate this year with Sunshine Mail. Have fun, win prizes, and send a Smile!
Visit Sunshine Mail website, and Blog
This darling image is Teddy Bea

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Whew! Got 'er done!

My 30 cards are done, and being shipped to Card Cupids, now known as Sunshine Mail Foundation.

We have lots of needs and requests, so please visit our blog to see how you can help.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Card Cupids Winter Wishes Card Drive

I am trying to meet my personal goal of 30 cards for Card Cupids.  Here is card #21.
You can see some of my other cards on my Digi blog HERE
Please send your cards to Card Cupids.
You can find all the info HERE

Card Recipe:
Penny Black stamp
Pattern paper The Angel Company
colored with Copics
Twine from The Twinery

I am playing in the Penny Black Saturday challenge

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Card Cupids Winter Wishes Card Drive

Card Cupids is having a Winter Wishes card drive, and I am over 1/2 way done with my 30 card goal.

These darling digi images were pre-colored, and are available from Cuddly Buddly..
All I did was print them, cut out with die-cuts, added coordinated paper and cardstock. Quick, cute  and easy.
Please join Card Cupids Winter wishes cards drive, and help us bring a smile to a child.

Click HERE for all the info

Saturday, November 10, 2012

MW 30 day challenge card #7

All cards during the 30 day challenge are inspired by sketches. You can find them on the Memory Works blog and play along.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Card # 4 MW 30 day challenge

Visit the Memory Works blog to see the sketches for the challenges

Friday, November 2, 2012

Memory Works 30 days 30 cards challenge

Here is the 2nd card I created. The 1st card is HERE on my digi blog.
Paper is Simple Stories

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Card Cupids Winter Wishes Card Drive #2

These darling hedgehogs are from Penny Black and were quick and easy to color. I used the same pattern paper and twine as previous post.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Card Cupids Winter Wishes Card Drive

Card Cupids wants to have plenty of cards on hand for the upcoming holiday season.

I have a personal goal of 30 cards.

I work 2 part-time jobs, so I am creating great cards that don't take a lot of time.

The penquin  was quick and easy to color.
The pattern paper is ONE SHEET! I bought a pattern paper pack, and the front sheet that shows you all the patterns inside... well this is it!
Added twine, and done!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Card Cupids

Ava is one of the many reasons we do what we do. Card Cupids continues to get more and more requests.
Please send your handmade cards, and send a smile to a child!
Visit Ava's blog, and see the other cards she received.
Ava is showing the card I sent
Here Ava shows off all of her cards received from Card Cupids 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Card Cupid Celebration

After two years of hard work, we are thrilled to announce that Card Cupids has been granted tax exempt non-profit status!! We are so excited because this means that we will be able to support even more children in need. We could not have done this without you. So of course, we decided that we needed to celebrate and what is a celebration without prizes.

Our celebration will be on Saturday, October 6- Sunday, October 7. To participate in our celebration, post the below blog button on your site and then come back on Oct 6 or Oct 7 to post a card for our challenge. Hint: the theme is related to our mission. We will be giving away, not one, not two…but FOUR prizes and all you have to do to qualify is add our blog button and post a card for our challenge.

Please follow the Card Cupid blog for more details.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rubber to Digi

I have been doing digi stamps for several yeas now. It seems I now do more digi than rubber. So if you visit here for inspiration and don't see anything new, please check my digi blog.
Some companies offer both digi and rubber/clear stamps, such as Teddy Bo.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Red Rubber Designs

If you're missing The Angel Company stamps,
check out Red Rubber Designs
~Card Recipe~
Script Background from Red Rubber Designs
Happily Grateful from Red Rubber Designs

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happily Grateful from Red Rubber Designs

We have a place in Mt. Juliet, TN called Fired Up. You select a plaster item, decorate it, and they fire it in the kiln. Here is a plate I painted using Happily Grateful stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thanking God

Stamp is from The Angel Company.
Lace doily from Martha Stewart.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lili of the Valley stamp

~Card Recipe~
Lili of the Valley Stamp
K & Co. pattern paper
Twine from The Twinery
Stampin' Up! cardstock
FLowers and button from my stash

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My name is No, No, Bad Dog...what's yours?

Stamp from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

hedgehog hello

Penny Black hedgehog, paper, cardstock from The Angel Company.

Friday, August 3, 2012

One of my All time Favorites

"Wonder and Joy", one of my favorites stamp sets from The Angel Company. I wish I could find the designer of these stamps. LoVE, LoVE LoVE!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Silly Kitty

Image created by Yasmin Mundaca for The Angel Company.
Pattern paper Colorbok, cardstock from Red Rubber Designs.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stamp, paper, sketch Red Rubber Designs

Stamp set is Happily Grateful from Red Rubber Designs, paper is Toodle Loo from Red Rubber Designs. I am entered in their sketch challenge.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

do you ever say..."I don't need anymore stamps"...

Well, I say that everytime I go into my local scrapbook store. 3 times I walked away from this Penny Black stamp. The last time, I was in the store, it was the last one on the rack. It had to come home with me!
I entered the Penny Black Saturday challenge, and here it is

I am also entered into the following:
Card Makin Mamas ~ use rubber stamps
The Poodles Parlour ~ Cute and Cuddly

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I Love Cats, and I Love Penny Black!

For me, Penny Black and Cats, are a match made in Heaven!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


We have 3 hummingbird feeders at our home, and they started "buzzing in" May. Fun and beauiful to watch!
Stamp is by Inkadinkadoo

Friday, June 22, 2012

Card Cupids Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Card Cupids Design Team Blog Hop,
My name is Karen and I live in TN. I am 56 years old, and have been crafting for 15 years. I do a little scrapbooking but card making is my favorite. I am a registered nurse, and certified medical coder. I teach at Nashville College of Medical Careers, and my students enjoy helping me sign cards, to help send Smiles.

Leave a comment on a Design Team members's blog including this one, and you will be entered into a fun little give away for our two exclusive digis. By leaving a comment on each blog you will have 14 chances to win! You have until Monday, June 25 at 9pm EST to leave your comment. Winners will be announced on each DT members blog as well as at Card Cupids on Wednesday, June 27.
Here is the rest of the Card Cupids Design Team.
Stephanie Busby
Diane Goolsby:
Nubia Chaidez:
Gina Lindsay
Stephanie Gaines
Ruthie Lopez
Sharla Laursen
Carol Christie
Katie Baylis
Christina (CG)
Kim Grant
Nancie Quah
Pam Wendt
Michelle Cunningham

If you are going in order, then Carol is next...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

PholkArt Blessings and Simple Stories

PholkArt Blessings designed this cute kitty. Paper is Simple Stories Baby Steps available from Memory Works.
PholkArt Blessings is sponsoring Card Cupids this challenge.
CHeck out PholkArt Store and Blog.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Phyllis Harris for Unity stamps

This cute pair are Brandy and Emma, by Phyllis Harris for Unity stamps.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Memory Works is celebrating 10 years!

Memory Works Simple Stories Fabulous paper and journaling blocks.
Stamps are from Inkadinkadoo, and Stampin' Up!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Critter Sketch

We have a great challenge at Critter Sketch this week. I used this week's sketch to create this fisher boy card.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Get your Kids involved in Card Cupids

Beverly's grandkids, Kelsey, Kate, and Avery thoroughly enjoyed creating cards for Card Cupids. Beverly is my future sister-in-law, and has been very generous in sending goodies to Card Cupids.
Doing something for others is a great lesson to teach your kids, and grandkids.

This is a great activity for Vacation Bible School, or a
Summer kids project on a rainy day.

Please take a photo, and send to me to share on Card Cupids "Together Tuesdays",
and get your family, friends, students involved in Bringing a Smile to a child.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm so ExCiTeD!!! Card Cupids and My card in CardMaker magazine!

Card Cupids is in July 2012 CardMaker magazine, and they published one of my cards. This is from my January 13th post, you can see here.
The darling bear is Teddy Bea, and you can see where I entered Teddy Bo challenge.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beach Bear

This darling little Beach Bear is from Lily of the Valley stamps.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Card Cupids inside and out

Here is a sample of a card I am sending to Card Cupids.
Noah, a preschool aged boy, diagnosed with cancer.
Email me when you mail in your cards, so I can enter you in the drawing to win 2 Unity rubber stamps, and 2 digi images from Michelle Perkett.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mail Request

Card Cupids has been connected with 7 special people in need of some Happy Mail!

Please remember that we do not accept get well cards, only Happy Mail. For more details on card guidelines, please click HERE. If you would like to send in an item for their Happy Mail package, please click HERE for more details.

Amy, 25 years old, diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011.

Amy, 47 years old, diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Steroidal Myopathy.

Bishop, 13 year old girl, diagnosed with a brainstem tumor and suffering from chronic pneumonia.

Dejon, 13 year old boy, diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Jacob, 13 year old boy, diagnosed with leukemia.

Natali, 16 years old, born with a rare medical condition that requires numerous surgeries (26 so far).

Noah, a preschool aged boy, diagnosed with cancer.

Cards are due by Wednesday, May 23. Thanks for being a Card Cupid and helping us to Send Smiles!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lily of the Valley stamps

This adorable lttle girl and puppy are from Lily of the Valley.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Simple Stories paper from Memory Works

The lovely paper is called Fabulous from the Simple Stories line
Image is a Phyllis Harris design from Unity
View the Memory Works catalog HERE, and contact me with your order.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hey There!

Penny Black stamp~ Kraft cardstock from Red Rubber Designs~ Blue cardstock DCWV~ Martha Stewart punch

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Christmas Cards all Year Round

I am the Guest Designer this month at
Christmas Cards all Year Round.
The April inspiration was a photo of uniquely decorated Easter eggs. I took the inspiration literally. You can see my other cards HERE.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Penny Black challenge

This card is being sent to Anthony for his 3rd Birthday. Anthony was diagnosed with brain cancer, and Card Cupids is sending him a card cuddle package.

I am entered in the Penny Black challenge of "CASE"ing.
I cased the layout design and color combination.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Urgent Card Request

We have been connected with another child in need of some Happy Birthday mail. Anthony will be celebrating his 3rd birthday in two weeks. Anthony was diagnosed with brain cancer a few months before his second birthday. He is currently receiving chemotherapy but is doing very well. Anthony loves Elmo, cars and books. Please help us in sending a HUGE birthday bundle to help him celebrate. Cards are due by Monday, April 16
Details on Card Cupids Blog.
Or email me for questions

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Die Cut challenge at A*Muse Studio

Chelsea Corner is the hostess this week at A*Muse Studio Challenge.
Use your die-cuts for a chance to win A*Muse Studio Dies.
Flower Duet stamp from A*Muse Studio
Ocean ink pad from A*Muse Studio

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

House Mouse

I have been stamping for over 15 years, and House Mouse was one of my first loves, and still is one of my favorites. I found this stamp on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Phyllis Harris for Unity Stamps

This is a Phyllis Harris design available from Unity Stamp Company.
I am entered in the Unity Stamp challenge of "Windows"
I am also entered in the following:
Amuse Studio challenge~ "which way does the wind blow?"

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

No Stamping

The paper is Simple Stories Baby Steps.
The Bird and sentiment are K & Co. stickers.
Flower by Prima.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teddy Bea

This darling Bear is Teddy Bea from Teddy Bo and Co. Their images are available in rubber and digi.
I am entered in the Teddy Bo challenge of Easter or Buttons and Bows.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Color Inspiration from A*Muse Studio

The stamp is called Floral Duet from A*Muse Studio.
The pigment ink color is Ocean from A*Muse Studio.
I am entered in the A*Muse Studio challenge of color inspiration.