SEM March Challenge: Laughter is The Best Medicine

In the last few weeks we had some weird weather here in Southern Ohio. Couple weeks ago we had 3 days in a row with 65 F and then dropped to below freezing on the next day, then went up again to 50-ish F and guess what? We got some snow last week. This week we have been having some nice sunny days but still cold to go outside and we suppose to have more snow. This is the longest winter I ever had since I moved here but my husband also said that it is not what he can remember to have more snowy days since he has been living here.

Yes I am so ready for Spring! To go through this long winter, I am thankful to have my two sweet and crazy daughters at home with me. Watching them playing and doing whatever they do are always make me laugh. Looking at their silly faces wash away all my tiredness. And playing with them is my favorite thing to do every single day since they were born.

I am more than lucky, I am blessed!

It is time for new challenge! Scrapping Everyday Miracles has 3 new challenges for you in this month. Enter your projects HERE and check out the goodies you can win 🙂 And you can pick one of the challenges, or do all there, is all up to you. Enter as many as you want!

First challenge is Main Theme Challenge: Laughter is The Best Medicine (oh that’s true!!!). The bible verse we use for this theme is from Psalm 126: 2

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

But you can use any version of the Bible you prefer.

Second challenge is Card Sketch Challenge from Page Maps:

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And the third one is Scrapbook Layout Challenge also inspired one of the Page Maps sketches:

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Here’s my take for the Card Sketch Challenge. I go with Christmas card this time:

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Come and play with us and I cannot wait to see your projects this month!

Supplies:

Frosted paper

Ruby Cardstock

Karft Cardstock

Twine from Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection

Sparkles Clear Assortment

Scallop Border Punch

Tombow® Adhesive

3-D Foam Tape

Christmas In February

Ah? What? Christmas in February? 😀 LOL… I have Christmas in February. These 2 cards are couple from 6 cards I made for fund raising event I had to help the people in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia who lost their Bibles because of the flood water and mud hit my home town.

Both cards I made using Sparkle & Shine paper packet and complement elements. The stamp set I used from the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop On The Go Kit. Both kit retired from Close To My Heart.

First card I used the sketch from the Paper Players Challenge #184:

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Here’s the second one that I link it up this card at Christmas Cards Challenge #13 – Anything Goes:

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Other supplies:

Martha Stewart lace border punch

Nicole gems

Recollections clear gems

Doodle Twine Christmas Collection from Doodlebug Designs

Happy Snowman

We have been having some cold cold cold days since last weekend. It was the coldest winter I ever had since I moved here in Ohio. It was below zero!!!! We got couple of snowy days, but that was it. I wish cold days but also snowy days. But the girls got to play in the snow for couple times 🙂

This week die cut challenge at Stuck On U Sketches is SNOWMAN. I made this card quick, easy and clean just in 10 minutes!

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The cutting files I used is Happy Snowman Square Card from Totally Jamie. I cut a piece of white daisy cardstock and layered it with Frosted paper. And I finished it with a clear sparkle and glittered holly leave I had in stash. The card dimension is 5.5″ x 5.5″. Love how it turned out for a clean and simple card 🙂

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I hope you will join us to play this week at SOUS Die Cut Challenge! Can’t wait to see your projects!

And starting this month we will have some incredible monthly sponsor sharing some delicious blog candy with you! All you need to do is join any challenge (sketch, die cut or project life) during the month to have your name enter a chance to win the blog candy. Easy as that.

Blog candy winners will be announced the first Friday challenge of the following month! North America only for this prize, thank you.

The blog candy for this month is from Scrap ShotzThey are sharing 2 amazing Tim Hotlz stencils and 2 super huge Project Life card sets (each containing 60 cards)

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I also link up this card at:

Simon Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says… Ice Inspiration

Silhouette Challenges – Anything Goes

Silhouette Challenges

2 Creative Chicks – Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks

Dear Creatives

Dear Creatives

End and Start With New Ideas

We are at the end of the year of 2013 today. I am so excited with some new ideas will be coming up in New Year 2014 from Close To My Heart. New Stamp Of The Month, New Promotions and of course New Idea Book!  Make sure you subscribe to my blog post through email or Bloglovin (you can find the Subscription By Email box and Bloglovin box at the bottom of my blog).

And here is the last card I made in 2013 using Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet and Sparkle & Shine Complements Dimensional Elements. You can find them at Holiday From The Heart Gift Guide 2013 section. I added Sparkles Clear Assortment on the bell to finish it 🙂

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Today is the last chance to get your supplies from Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide  and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, and for every $100 you spend, you can choose one “star” item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide for FREE! This promo will end on December 31, 2013.

And when you put an order of $50 or more, you can get this Stamp of the Month for only $5, you save over 70%! This stamp of the month only available until December 31, 2013.

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THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH ME!

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TODAY is the last chance to join Close To My Heart for only $49!

You will get all the supplies that valued $155 to start!

This kit won’t be available anymore in 2014.

030 – Consultant Essentials Kit

CONTENTS OF THE NEW CONSULTANT ESSENTIALS KIT INCLUDE:

Read Me First Letter

Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Books (qty. 3)

Hostess Order Forms (qty. 5)

Customer Order Forms (qty. 5)

Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)

Autumn/Winter 2013 B&T Duos® Sampler (W1125)

Petite Perks™ A Touch of Fall Incentive Stamp Set (W2026)

Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements (X7170C)

Workshops on the Go® Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Kit (G1065)

Reflections® Scrapbook Program (9037)

Originals Card Confidence Program® (9036)

Black Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2105)

Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Pad (Z2190)

My Acrylix® Paisley Perfect Stamp Set (C1556)

My Acrylix® Cityscape Stamp Set (C1563)

My Acrylix® Swirls Around Stamp Set (D1551)

3″ × 3″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1006)

Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.

Snowflake Pop Up Card

Today is the 3rd Day of Christmas (if you are doing 12 Days of Christmas)… and still winter but it’s not snowing yet here in where we live. I wished to have a white Christmas but not this year, but surely we will have more snowy days in January.

For this week die cut challenge from Stuck On U Sketches is creating any paper crafting using SNOWFLAKE die cut. I created this pop-up snowflake card using my Silhouette Cameo and LOVE IT! You can visit SOUS blog here to see what the Designs Team have created for inspirations 🙂 You have until January 9th, 2014 to link up your project here.

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And I used the negative cut out snowflakes and circles from the inside card and used them to decorate the front card. I added some Sparkle Clear gems and silver sequins and on top of the circles to “bling-up” the card 🙂

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Supplies:

Silhouette Cameo

Snowflake Popup Card by Jennifer Wambach

White Daisy cardstock

Neenah Cardstock – Colonial blue

CTMH Christmas Love stamp set (retired)

Twilight Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad

Sparkles Clear Assortment

Assorted Color Sequins from HobbyLobby

Tombow® Adhesive

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Bone Folder

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I also link up this card at:

Die Cut Divas’ Challenge – Let’s Celebrate

Christmas Card Challenges #4 – Make It Masculine

Word Art Wednesday – Challenge #112

Silhouette Challenges #8 – 3D

Pinspired Challenge #24

Paper Issues: Shiny and New