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August 18, 2011

Helping A Good Cause!

Just wanted to share two cards that I made for my Hero Arts Flickr Group challenge - called 90 Minute Scramble. Recently sweet Janet from our group hosted the challenge and all cards were to be donated to a very good cause called Operation Marshmallow and supports men and women in the military. Most of the cards go to veterans. Please check it out and if you can send in a card please do! Thanks so much.

There was a site for the Canadian military called "Cards For Canadian Soliders" but is not accepting cards now, due to the fact, that our troops are no longer overseas. Most have pulled out with only few groups remaining and to my knowledge the mission will be completed before the end of this year. If there is someone who knows of another group to send cards along to, like maybe recovering soliders, or Veterans please bye all means let me know and I will be in touch with them to see what their needs are for cards and then pass it along to others here. Thanks so much.

Janet's 90 Minute Scramble

This card was made using the Florish Stamp from Hero Arts and was stamped with white kraft ink on dark purple cardstock. If I had my time back I would have embossed it white instead, because now the card looks more like a very pale white on a black background and it isn't!  Oh well, know I know for next time. Speaking of time, I only had 90 minutes to make both of these cards and the clock was ticking. Lol.

90 Minute Scramble

Now this card was made using the Classic Bloom stamp from Hero Arts as well and was stamped using black StazOn on mustard yellow Bazill cardstock. (It turned out much brighter than I had hoped for but oh well!) All flowers were then coloured with blue Tombo Marker and then shaded with my Staedtler Karat watercolor Pencils. Centers were coloured in with black maker and outer part of centers where coloured in with orange. For a more whimiscal touch I added white highlights to the flower petals with white Tombo gel pen. American Craft mocoa colour ribbon was tied around card front and the pearls added for a little charm.

The 90 Minute Scrambles are so challenging and even though I have only ever won one time, it is so fun and the ladies so nice, that winning never really matters! I have made such wonderful friends from this group of ladies that I feel extremely blessed. You should should try and play along on the next 90 Minute Scramble too.

Well I guess that you have seen that I am finally over 100 followers! Yay! I am so happy right now! I am gonna leave this Blog Candy going until our vacation time is over. We are getting ready to start our vacation time tomorrow and we cannot wait!  I just love taking road trips and short day trips. If you can share about this that would be great, but please let me know if your a new follower, or if you shared this on your blog. Don't worry, there will still be some other post, at least one or two. So please check back in okay! 

Thanks for being here today and I hope that you are inspired to share your creations with someone in your community or for a worthy cause. It really does mean so much to others to get a handmade card.  Until next time, have fun and God Bless!



NickelNook said...

Beautiful cards Dana! I hope you have a fabulous vacation!...Nancy :o)

Jingle said...

These are beautiful! Have a wonderful vacation!!!

Judy1223 said...

Beautiful cards...hard to believe you can do that in less than 90 minutes! Wow! I hope you have a great vacation...we're going away, too, but unfortunately I won't have internet access...I'll check in when we get back!

Brenda said...

Have a wonderful vacation Dana! I love the pearls you added to the sunflowers, such a beautiful touch! And I adore that striking flourish in your first card, superb!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are both gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! i love the purple flourish on the first one. That is sooo pretty! The flowers look perfect.
The second one with the bright and cheerful colours are awesome! I love the stamp and the ways you have used it. Great work! And both in under 90 minutes? Amazing!!!
Thanks for sharing! :)

And congrats on having over 100 followers. Way to go!!! :)

Cheryl said...

i love your cards!!!!! dana, i know some hospitals take cards for kids( not get well cards).i'm not sure if ours does or not but if you want to check,i'd be happy to make a few to donate!!!!

Karen L said...

These cards are wonderful! I love the way you used white pen to accent the flower petals...why didn't I ever think to do this??

Karen L said...

By the way, I like the first card just the way it is, with the kraft ink rather than embossing. Gives the background flourish a subtle look that allows the flower to pop!

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