Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time for HYCCT!!

Hello everyone!   It is October...which means it is time for Hope You Can Cling To over at Splitcoaststampers!  This is a series of challenges for a card drive to encourage cancer patients and their families.  While the primary focus is for cards to go to MD Anderson in Texas, you can also donate cards to a cancer facility near you...or of course to people you know personally.  Learn more in these chat and challenge threads at SCS.     

As a hostess, I got access to the challenges early, and helped to make some samples.  Good thing I got an early start, because October is going to be very busy for me!

Dina has a challenge today called "Lend a Hand."  It's similar to a VSN challenge I hosted this summer.  We were asked to use a hand image, trace our hand, or use our hand to add color.  My card base is bravo burgundy, with layers of more mustard and very vanilla. I chose to add drops of ink to some shimmer paint, then use my index finger and thumbnail to create this scene.  The inks I used were bravo burgundy, more mustard, and always artichoke.  I stamped the stems and greeting from "Field Flowers" with always artichoke.  There is just a touch of bordering blue sponged in the sky.  Mustard buttons with bakers twine finish it off.

This was a bit messy to make, but so much fun!  Join us...there are different challenges every day!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Fabulous, Kim! So soft and serene - like looking into the flower garden, and being grateful for all :) What a great cause!

  2. Yieahh! I plan on playing along with this challenge!! What a soft beautiful card you've made with a very uplifting sentiment.

  3. Great way to stay true to this challenge, Kim! I'm loving your pretty flowers and wonderful grass! Well done! I am off to stamp today's HYCCT card! So far I am keeping up!

  4. Very pretty Kim! What a great cause you making cards for! Looking forward to seeing more!

  5. Lovely card and a really cool theme for October! I have been struggling to get back into crafting... my inspiration has gone south for the winter I think.. maybe I just need a good challenge. Thanks for sharing!

  6. So beautiful! I would not have guessed you did not stamp this- your fingerprints are all so even- mine would be all wonky I think! Fab scene : ) I love this challenge and have a cancer center close by that I will send cards to.