Monthly Archives: July 2015

CART For Cassandra.

Hello everyone!

Another post from me today!

If you would like to see my Sweet Pea Stamps card for the Outlawz then just click here. Smiles.

This post is to do with something which is very important to me. 

My husband had hearing diffuculties as a child, as did one of my best friends at school. And it does make life very hard sometimes.

Today Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring a special young girl, Cassandra, who is deaf. She also happens to be the 11-year-old daughter of Barbara, who owns Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and she is one of Barbara’s muses when drawing images. Cassandra attends a public school and has asked for real-time captioning (RTC). RTC is where a captionist will type up what is spoken in class and display it on a tablet so she can read information that she has missed. Without it, she struggles every day and has to guess at the meaning of half-heard words and sentences.
This event is to raise awareness and to spread the word. You can read more about her story HERE and sign the
petition HERE. For each signature we receive, the school administrators receive and email regarding our request. I hope you can help me fill their inboxes!
To support this petition, and to spread the word, Little Miss Muffet Stamps has released a dozen new images to play with. Plus there is a freebie in the store for everyone to join in. We’d love to see what you’ll create… but more importantly, we hope you can help Cassandra by signing the petition and spreading the word.
The Little Misses have been using these fun images too!
So be sure to stop by their blogs and  and check them all out too!xx

Here’s what I created for you today.

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She is one of the fabulous, brand new images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, and you can find this one here.

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The dies I used are  Labels 17 from Spellbinders and Stitched Rectangles from By DIEZyne at CC Designs Stamps.

To bring Luna Bitterfrost In Love to life, I used my Copics in the following shades:-

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Belt.

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Clothes.

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Eyes.

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Freckles.

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Grass.

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Hair.

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Hearts.

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Mushrooms.

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Skin Tones.

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Tree.

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My papers are Echo Park, and the feather is from my stash.

The flowers are Petal Lu.

If you want to go the extra mile, there are other actions you can do, too. You can write to the school and let them know this is unacceptable. You can also write to Cassandra or send her a card of support. She is such a sweet girl and strives to follow the rules. But like many other children her age with special needs, she feels alone and doesn’t understand why she can’t be herself all the time. Help her feel normal and be a strong voice in support of her desires. Below are the addresses of the school administrator’s office and also Cassandra’s address.

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
Special Programs attn: Lesa Shocklee
1200 Old Decatur Rd.
Saginaw, TX 76179

CART for Cassandra
P.O. Box 163462
Fort Worth, TX 76161-3462

The challenges I am entering into (to help generate awareness of this petition) are:-

1.  Copic Marker Europe – Summer Vibes.

2.  Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Goes.

3.  Southern Girls – Anything Goes.

4.  Die Cutting Divas – The Great Outdoors.

5.  Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

Christmas Penguins Are The Cutest!

Good morning everyone!

It’s time for a brand new challenge over at the Outlawz Friday Colouring Group again, and our theme this week is Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas.

I was lucky enough to get to play with this C.U.T.E little guy from Conie Fong over at Sweet Pea Stamps!

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He is Conie Fong’s Snowy – Joy To The World and to bring him to life I used my Copics in the following shades:-

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Blues.

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Reds.

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Penguin.

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Rosy Cheeks.

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Snow.

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My ribbon is a very old one from Crafty Ribbons.

And those pearls are white ones which I coloured with my 110 copic.

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We do hope you can come join in the fun this week. Especially as we have such a cool sponsor in Sweet Pea Stamps for our challenges in July and August.  Smiles.

The challenges I would love to enter into with my Christmas Card are:-

1.  4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes.

2.  As You Like It – Fur or Feathers & Why. Gotta be feathers.. I get to colour Cute images like this one! Grins.

3.  Crafting With Attitude – Anything Goes.

4.  Southern Girls – Anything Goes.

5.  Crafting For All Seasons – Christmas In July.

Thank you so much for stopping by toady!

Hugs n Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

Dance Like You Mean It!

Dance has always been something I have loved to do. Some of my earliest memories are of me dancing with aunts and cousins at family gatherings. Smiles.

So this newest Dance challenge for National Dance Day over at the Outlawz Friday Colouring Group really had me smiling away while I was creating the card.

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Our sponsor this month is Sweet Pea Stamps and I got to play with this little beauty from Helena Reis – Enjoy Dancing Like No-One Is Wathcing.

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To bring her to life I used my Copics in these shades:-

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Dress & Boots.

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Eyes.

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Hair.

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Skin Tones.

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White Shading.

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To give more definition, I gently curved my image before sticking it down with my 3D Collal Glue.

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To create the background for her, I used my Polkadoodles Not For Girls Cd-Rom.

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My bow is hand tied and my satin ribbon is from my crafty stash.

The challenges I would love to enter into are:-

1.  Crafting With Attitude – Anything Goes.

2.  DL.ART July Linky Challenge – Anything Goes.

3.  Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes.

4.  Creative Moments – Anything Goes/Bingo.

5.  Fab n Funky – No Patterned Papers.

6.  Digi Chooseday – All About The Girl.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx