Letters for Landen Card Drive

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturated Canary Grad Girl - Congrats Brianna!

This weekend I am taking Maddy and Lily on a little trip to go to my cousin Brianna's High School Graduation. Of course, I had to make her a really special card. I used the fun Grad Girl 2015 image from Saturated Canary

I colored Grad Girl with my Spectrum Noir markers (palette below). The banner was printed and cut out on the Silhouette, along with the 2015 embellishment and the star border. The pink background paper is from the Paper Temptress. I added the triangle pattern with a stencil and some gloss gel medium. The paper has bits of mica in it and through the gel medium it really shimmers. 

Here's a closer look at the Grad Girl image. And below is the pin-able color palette. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Fun with Kitty Bee Designs

Hey everyone, I have a little reminder that our Summer Fun challenge is still going on over at the Aloha Friday Challenge blog. You have one more week to enter for your chance to win. 

For my project I made some luggage tags for my suitcase. I thought these little cuties would make it easier to find my bags at the airport. 

I colored them and them laminated them an cut them out. I punched a hole for the string and used several strands of baker's twin to attach them to my bag. I knew there was a good cahnce they would get damaged or lost during traveling but I wasn't too worried about it. 

I did lose the turtle along the way, but the Narwhal and the Penguin made it home safely. And they did help me find my luggage a little easier too. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blend Of The Week #1 {Skin Tone 1}

Hey everyone, today I am starting a new series on the blog. Every Thursday I will feature a Spectrum Noir Marker Blend of the Week. I have found it difficult to find many good Spectrum Noir blends, so I have spent a lot of time playing with my marker and trying different blends and creating new colors with my markers. It's a lot of fun to play around with color. 

Anyway, I thought I would share these blends with you. Each Thursday I will feature a new color blend right here on my blog. You will be able to access all of these posts by clicking on the Color Blend Card at the right of this post. I hope too see you back each week! 

I also have a free printable of the color blend chart I use to keep all my favorite blends handy when I'm coloring. 

Alrighty, let's get started then. For our first color blend I have my go-to skin blend. I would say about 98% of the people images I color get this skin blend. 

The blend is TN2 FS9 FS4 and FS2. I color from darkest to lightest, using the TN2 in the darkest shadow areas.  You can see the full project using this image here

I would love to see your samples using this color blend so I've added a Linky below. I would love to see how your Favorite Blends charts are coming along too so feel free to link those up as well. 

Have a color filled day! 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Letters For Landen Card Drive

Today I want to share with you a story about Landen. 

Landen is a very sweet little boy that was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this year. He is 4 years-old and has 3 years of intense chemo treatments ahead of him. 

When he was asked what made him happy he had a very simple answer: Mail. And that's how Letters for Landen was born. In the beginning he got a lot of letters but they have really slowed down. So I am asking for your help. All you have to do is send a card or letter to Landen. I know he would love it. 

His mom, Lisa, was nice enough to share this picture of Landen with one of the cards I sent him. I mean, how cute is he!? And look at that smile. 

I found some wonderful people to sponsor this card drive. For every card, letter or donation you make to Letters for Landen or for posting the Letters to Landen badge on your blog  you will be entered in a drawing for one of these prizes. You can enter as many times as you want- because the more times you enter, the more letters Landen gets. (Please see entry requirements at the bottom of the post).

Here are the prizes I have right now. There may be a few more added :) 

1. From the Paper Temptress - a $15 gift certificate
2. From the Paper Temptress- a Copic Paper Sampler Pack
3. From Lacy Sunshine- $20.00 GC good on digital products
4. A $12 Saturated Canary Gift Certificate (provided by me)
5. A Mystery box of craft supplies - Lots of really good stuff 
6. From Scarpper's Delights- TBA
7. Kids Prize - it's a surprise!
8. From Spectrum Noir- a 6 pack of Spectrum Noir markers (winner's choice)
9. From Crafter's Companion USA- a $15.00 GC to the Crafter's Companion store. 
10. From Bugaboo Stamps- 7 digis of the winner's choice

Cards and letters can be sent to:

Letters for Landen
66 South Richview Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44509

Letters for Landen donations can be made here.

Here are the requirements for entering to win the prizes. You do not have to do all of these things! Each one will get you an entry in the drawing. 

1. Link up a photo of your card with the envelope addressed to Landen (see example below)

2. Add the Letters for Landen Badge to your blog and link it to this post. Add your blog to the inlinkz here so I can visit your blog and see our badge.(Badge can be found below)

3. Make a donation to Letters for Landen. Comment here once you have donated and I will add you to the drawing.

 *If you don't have a blog to link up you can e-mail me your photo at alamom@rocketmail.com

Remember- you can enter as many times as you want! Get your kids involved too. There will be a special kids prize as well. 

Thank you for helping putting a smile on Landen's face. Please feel free to share this post. Drawing will be held on August 31st, 2015.

Here is an example of the entry photos. 

And here is the badge for your blog sidebar:

Thank you so much for your support!