Monday, 15 June 2015

Happy Everything Operation Smile Blog Hop





Welcome to our Australasian Operation Smile Blog Hop. Welcome to those that arrived from Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings or those that came from another place, please continue to follow along to see all the blogs in the loop until you get back to where you started.

Close To My Heart is partnered with Operation Smile®, a private, Not-for-profit organization that provides free, life-changing surgery that repairs smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time.
 
Today we will be sharing some inspiration using the C sized stamp set which is featured on the back page of our Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book called
Happy Everything. By purchasing this set at full retail price of $27 you can help change the life of a child as CTMH will donate $US3 from your purchase to Operation smile from now until 31st August 2015. 
 
  
I absolutely LOVE this stamp set. I've made a selection of cards because I just got so many ideas with this set. I couldn't stop, its the perfect card making stamp set (although its a perfect scrapbooking stamp set too). To start with I made the card on the back of the Catalogue.


You can see on the back page of the catalogue that its slightly different because I didn't have the Stitch Guide but I loved how this turned out with the Blossom Paper Packet,

I used a Sponge Dauber to colour in the balloon with Lagoon Ink and my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors to cut out the balloon.

Next I made the 2 cute cards using some small scraps from a retired paper packet. This
Happy Everything card turned out really well, I thought.



and stamped the long arrows on it from the Happy Everything set with the generational stamping technique. Then I used Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad to stamp the "Happy Every thing". The Green square is from the retired Heartstrings paper packet but you can still order the paper in Picture My Life™ Heartstrings Scrapbooking Program. Then I finished the card with Black Shimmer Trim and Bubbly Enamel Shapes 

Next I made this "Happy as a Bee in A Hive Card". I had some scraps of half inch strips and I put them onto the bottom of the card to make like a wall. I had strips of Pixie Cardstock 


I stamped the sentiments, the bees and the buzzy line for the bee in Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and then coloured in their little buzzy behinds with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker. 
So quick, so simple and it uses half inch scraps. 

The last thing I made was for my consultant Fun Day for my swap day. We make a ten fold swap each month, we make 10 (I made 12 this time) of each item and then swap with others who make 10 items so we come home with hopefully 10 different items, so we get a variety of cards.

I made this card using the June Stamp of the Month Ice Cream Dream – June 2015 Stamp of the Month (available this month only!) with the cute little doggy with the Happy Birthday from the Happy Everything stamp set. I coloured in the dogs a variety of colours using the Watercolor Pencils. The paper pack was the Blossom Paper Packet and I ran the edges over the Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad to distress the edges in a rustic manner. I did that to the squares of 12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock, with the doggies on them too. To finish it off I put the bows using the Glacier Extra Thick Twine and glued them on using small dobs of Liquid Glass.





Recently our VP Monica Wihongi went on a mission with Operation Smile to support the children with live changing operations. On the same trip with Monica was Kate Walsh (from Private Practice and Greys Anatomy) and I think thats cool. Check out the CTMH Blog with photos of Monica's trip. http://blog.closetomyheart.com/2015/05/04/mission-to-mexico-monicas-journey-with-operation-smile/
 
It only takes $275 (AUS dollars) to pay for 1 child to have their surgery. Go to the Operation Smile Australia website for further details. The difference in the lives of these children and their families is amazing. I am happy to support this charity through my Close to My Heart Business and I am very happy that we can all give a small part by buying and using this Happy Everything stamp set. 

The stamp set "Happy Everything" is available from your CTMH consultant and $3USD from every purchase will go directly to Operation Smile until the end of August. You can also choose to make a donation of any size directly to your consultant, donations over $2 are tax deductable. 

Make sure you leave a comment and then continue your journey, hop over to see what Shaunna at Passionate about Page has created. 

21 comments:

  1. Cool cards Vandra. I love all the different techniques you've used

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    1. Thanks Shaunna. Once I started, I just couldn't stop :)

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  2. Great selection of cards Vandra

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    1. Thanks Patricia. I really had fun with this stamp set. The possibilities are endless!

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  3. Such beautiful card, Vandra! This is one fabulous hop!!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen, I really enjoyed making them, so I'm glad you enjoyed hopping around to see them :)

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  4. You have certainly gone over and above with your cards....I am particularly love the Ice Cream Dreams Dog cards, they are so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Marguerite. I really enjoyed creating, the ideas just flowed and flowed. Everyone needs this stamp set :)

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  5. So many fab ideas here, love it

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    1. Thanks Max, I'm so glad you liked my ideas. You never know if your ideas are going to appeal to others, even if I like them myself :)

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  6. Wow, you have been busy! I really love that first card paired with the Chalk It Up, it looks wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Lauren. I do love those Chalk it up Embellishments :)

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  7. Lovely cards. I love the cute one with the dog!

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    1. Thanks Jane. I'm so glad you like my doggy card. I enjoyed making him x 12 :)

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  8. Can I say that the last card is my all-time favourite! Love it so much. You have certainly been busy. Thanks for sharing Sandra. :)

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    1. Thanks Denise. I really enjoyed making and creating with such enthusiasm.

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