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I Feel the Love Project!

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Happy Sunday All!

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Well today I am sharing with you a card that I made for a very specific reason!  Sweet Maddison over at I Feel the Love Project is doing an awesome card charity this month that is near and dear to my heart, since it is a dear family friend that is being honored!

Her cause this month is to make a card for a very special dad that has been undergoing some hardships and needs some TLC  to help lift his spirit.  Sadly, my friend Reggie fits the bill.  He is watching his 22 year-old daughter battle a rare form of pediatric cancer for a second time in her life.  The first battle was when she was five and she lost her kidney during that battle.  This time around she is battling an unrelated form of rare cancer with only one kidney.  This is a very close knit family and if one hurts, they all hurt and they are all in it together with Reggie and his wife being the first to carry the burden of it all.

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He has such a positive outlook and and being an Electrician, I thought he would get a kick out of  this card I made using my Silhouette, some twine and great paper from Paper Issues (Glitz- Cashmere Dame), buttons and some random wire I had lying around.  I did some faux stitching and distressed the die cuts and card with Close to My Heart Slate and White Daisy.

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Please head over and check out all the details of this month’s cause and I hope you can find time to LINK up a card for him as a form of encouragement, I would love just overwhelm him with so many cards!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “just crafting for a good friend” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Paper Issues – Lifestyles to Die For

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

I Gotta Create – Wildly Linking Party #52!

My Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #122: Smore’ Anyone?

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have one of my favorite hats on, and that is being a design team member on the awesome Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog featuring this card for FCCB’s Monday Challenge #122.

I have to say, I was a bit apprehensive I could pull off this concept, but after swimming 1,200 freestyle meter workout and designing a card in my head, this is what I came up with (I am currently training for a mile ocean swim for a triathlon that I am competing in as a relay member and designing cards and other projects in between flip turns helps make the work out go by fast… since you can’t wear your Ipod in the water).

This card is going to be a birthday card for the hubs that we will be celebrating in a week.  We love camping and he built a custom teardrop camper for us to honeymoon in 7.5 years ago.  He did not use plans, he just took the profile dimensions that he found from a  1948 Popular Mechanics issue.  It took him about 3 months to build and most of this project was powered by ebay.

I used the teardrop as my inspiration and covered a cut from Going Places Cricut cartridge with aluminum foil (a bit more tricky that I thought it was going to be – aluminum foil is very temperamental).  I think he is going to love this card!

Head on over to FCCB and check out this week’s challenge and get inspired to creat a fun summer time project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “gotta love smore’s” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartrige: (all cuts at 2.5 inches) Going Places, Potpourri Basket, 3 Brids on Parade

Card: (fits in an A2 enevelope) 12 inches long by 4.25 inches wide scored at 4 and 8 to make the tri fold.  I used Martha Stweart’s Score Board for this.

Paper: Recollections and for the windows and fire Die Cut With a View Glitter Stacker

Reynold’s Wrap

Buttons (natural tones)

Hot Glue to attach buttons

Stamp Ink  for distressting and sentements:  My Pink Stamper – Serindipdy Skies and Close to My Heart – Chocolate

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper – Birthday Doodles Kit

Stickles – Star Dust

Glossy Accents – white and black

ATG, 3M clear fast dry adhesive, Pop Dots.

More Fun Cards and Gift Ideas . . .

I find it hard to mak cards for grown men.  My husband’s sister and family were in from out-of-town and both his sister and her husband’s birthday are this month.  They came over for dinner last night and I whipped together these two cards and gift ideas yesterday kind of on the fly.  They loved them and the card was not too girly for a manly man!

Supplies Needed:

Paper was from Die Cuts with a View Summer Stacker

Stamp was from Tart and Tangy – Stampin’ Up and Pink Stamper

Ribbon – even though there was no brown in the actual paper theme, I thought it complemented the theme and added some masculinity to it.

Tin gift box with window – Michael’s – He loves M&M’s so I filled it with those.

Scallop was from Storybook Cricut Cartridge (Shadow Setting -M) I made it at 2 inches.

I used Martha Stewart craft markers to color the stamps.

Cherry Card:  I added a loose tea leaf ball that she could use for brewing her loose leaf tea that she wanted.

For the cherry card – see my pervious post on the details: