Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Free for All Friday...on Thursday??

Hello Stamping Friends!  Here is another post that I started quite some time ago.  Now I have to change the text!  LOL

One challenge that I don't do enough is the Free for All (F4A) on Splitcoaststampers.  It comes up on Fridays, which should be a good day to play, but inevitably I am catching up on work or something more pressing.  Well today I have not one, but two cards for two different hosted by my stamping friend Dawn (dawnmercedes).

This first card is for last Friday's Free for All...and I even made it that day!  Alas, I didn't get a picture and then didn't get back to my blog.  I made two of these because my aunt has asked for some cards.  She lives in a nursing home with severe MS.  She wants to be able to keep in touch with friends and family.  I decided that I will be duplicating my Virtual Stamp Night cards too, so that she can have a stack before the end of the month.  The challenge was to have a yellow image.  I decided what a great way to prep for the "Here Comes the Sun" Virtual Stamp Night!  On a black card base, I added some "Beyond the Garden" dsp.  I cut out a tag with my Big Shot.  In honor of my daffodils which are so close to blooming, I used this long-retired set "Beautiful Life" using wild wasabi and daffodil delight ink.  The sentiment is from "Whimsical Words", stamped over a sun made with a sponge dauber.  I added some light sponging, including some bashful blue.  Scrunched up satin ribbon and enamel hearts from Avery Elle finish this off.

Next, I have a card for the challenge, "Going Postal," hosted by my sweet friend Dawn.  Dawn believes as I do...card makers are keeping the US Postal Service afloat!  LOL  This year, I have already mailed 91 cards (well, a couple were hand delivered.)  Admittedly, 27 were late Christmas cards that first week of January and 38 Valentines to wrap up my "Christmas" list.  But still, that means 26 other cards have Gone Postal from my home.  Not bad for the digital age, right?  This card was for one of my brothers-in-law.  The pattern paper was gifted from my friend Dawn, so it was fun to use for her challenge.  It goes perfectly with this poppy parade card base and ribbon.  The image is from "For the Birds" colored with markers (poppy, not quite navy, and more mustard) and mounted on more mustard.  I covered up the original sentiment with this one from "Happiest Birthday Wishes," cut out as a banner.

Now, maybe I am back in my blogging rhythm!   Thanks for coming by again!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Two wonderful designs, Kim! I love the daffodils with that fabulous background paper and scrunched ribbon!

  2. Oh, wow! You are knocking me out with your cards I'm seeing today! Two more gorgeous cards!