Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A few weeks ago, some of us gathered to make some cards to donate to SickKids Hospital.  Since Halloween is just one sleep away, now's a perfect time to post the work we did!

Great thanks to Barb, Morgan, Sue, Sarah, Katie, Lisa, Linda, Annette, Sam and Charlie for helping out!  All in all, the Kards for Kids team donated over 200 cards.

Next challenge: Snowman cards!!!  If you have time to make even one card and send it to me, featuring a snowman (and no brads, buttons, or other "dangerous" embellies), you could really put a smile on a sick kids' face!  Visit Kards for Kids for more details.

Most days, I'm okay with having two boys.  In fact, if the truth be told, I prefer it that way.  No hair to brush and braid and fuss with every morning, no wardrobe dramas, no battles over too little clothing or too much makeup.

But sometimes, just sometimes, I'm envious of my friends with daughters.  I will never be Mother of the Bride (so I watch lots and lots of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress").  And I don't have a built-in scrapping buddy.

Well, until now.  My youngest son Charlie, has really taken to cardmaking and colouring stamped images.  As you may have read in an earlier blog post, we like to make cards to donate to the Hospital for Sick Children here in Toronto.  And now, Charlie is asking to learn how to do scrapbooking pages too.  I LOVE IT!!  It may not last, but I'm going to enjoy it while it does.

Here's a picture of Charlie colouring some Magnolia images.  He's even keeping track of the colours he's using, like I do with my Copic markers.  What a sweetie.

Sunday, October 21, 2012
I volunteered to make the loot bags for my son Sam's Youth Group Halloween party.  I love how these little bags are so simple and yet so adorable.  And they are so easy, thanks to my Cricut and CTMH cartridges.  Making 40 of these little bags just took a few hours.

The loot bags themselves are cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.

The pumpkin bag is made using Sunset cardstock and the face is stamped from a retired set "Frighten' Fun" using Black ink.

The ghost uses White Daisy cardstock and basic shapes cut from Art Philosophy in Black cardstock.

And Frankie Frankenstein uses a pointed border from Art Philosophy and the face is from the Artiste cartridge.  Pear and Black cardstock are used.

So cute, so simple ... I know the kids will love them.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Last weekend, I got together with some great ladies to make some Halloween and Christmas cards to take to SickKids Hospital.  And I love this sweet little trick or treat witch card that I made.  I almost don't want to give it away ... I really hope it makes a special kid feel a little bit better.

It's a simple card, because for SickKids, we can't use a lot of embellishments -- they are choking hazards for the kids.  But sometimes simple is good.  The witch boot paper, the Kraftin' Kimmie witchy stamp, and the spiders and sentiment by Close to my Heart all work together perfectly.

Happy Halloween!

Close to my Heart

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