Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FBW196 - Thinking of You Cards for Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets

Welcome to this wonderful Wednesday at Flutter By Wednesdays!! We have a challenge for you that will not only help with your card making but give you an opportunity to help others! That sounds like a great idea, doesn't it?

Our challenge this week is to make a get well/thinking of you/keep fighting kind of card for children battling life-threatening illnesses. If you would like to join us this week at FBW, you can upload your card HERE.

Here is a little about the project through Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets:

It is amazing to see the wonderful things that kids and teenagers are doing now! Two wonderful teenagers from Charlotte, NC have started this fantastic non-profit called Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets.

Butterfly Kisses is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of bringing care baskets to children who are battling for their lives against childhood cancer or other serious illnesses. We realize that when a child is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it not only affects the child but the parents, siblings, and the rest of their family. For this reason, we strive to bring a “butterfly kiss” not only to the child who is ill, but to the siblings as well. Our hope is that we will provide a smile among the shattered world of life-threatening illness, and that we will rally a community to make a difference through the smallest acts of kindness.

What does Butterfly Kisses do for these children? Butterfly Kisses uses a personalized, and intimate approach towards the children in creating beautiful photo collages of the children. Using photos of the child throughout their life and of course, their family, Butterfly Kisses creates a cherished memory for the family. In many instances, these families are fighting for time against the disease. In addition, we send each child and their siblings a personalized, small care box filled with small goodies for them to enjoy, along with a card made by volunteers! And for local children, we provide special care baskets with toys, gifts, and opportunities for memory-making family experiences.

If you would like to make a card for one of the children receiving a Butterfly Kisses care basket, there are some simple rules to follow:
1. Don’t apologize for their illness, offer words that are encouraging and hopeful (ie: “Dear brave friend” or simply “Dear Friend”)
2. Make the cards cheery and happy…remember who they are going to!
3. Anyone can make cards from toddlers to adults.

If you would like to donate a card or cards, please mail them to the following address:

Butterfly Kisses Care Baskets
PO Box 49111
Charlotte, NC 28277

Please consider sending some cards to these wonderful young ladies and their very worthwhile endeavor! You can read complete instructions for the cards HERE.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PTT61 Anything Goes this week!

Dogs are really a girl's best friend! This little cutie is from a stamp company called K 'n K Designs, and the paper is by The Robin's Nest, both sponsors this week for Party Time Tuesdays! We have an anything goes theme this week, and we would love for you to join us! Please make sure you follow the rules to ensure that you can win the fabulous prizes! You can find all information and upload your card HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Paper Piercing and Piecing

How do you like that tongue twister - Paper Pretties paper piecing and piercing! Wow, now that is a mouthful! We are pulling out those piercing tools or you can do some paper piecing! That is a fun little twist! I chose to do some paper piercing by going around the image and adding in some hearts (one is hiding behind that ribbon)! I just love this little guy!
Surprise, not only do we have two new images this week--we have 5!! You have to check them out HERE! We'd love to have you play along with us this week, so stop by and join us!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Easter Blessings

Happy Monday everyone!! This week's challenge at Paper Pretties is the theme of Easter Blessings! We have two amazing new designs from ARTish, and the above is one called -- Easter Ewe. If you would like to join us this week, please visit HERE for more details!
I also have last week's card because I was called out of town. My mom had some heart issues suddenly, and she spent 5 days in cardiac ICU...those were some scary days for both her and the rest of my family, so cardmaking and blogging took a back seat! I still wanted to share the cute card that I made for our stripe themed challenge last week!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FBW193 - It's Spring Time

Happy Wednesday, my fluttery friends! We are tapping into spring time this week for our Flutter By Wednesday challenge! We have an awesome sponsor -- Robyn's Fetish! Isn't this bunny beyond adorable? I had to use him for the challenge this week!

If you would like to join us, you can upload your card HERE. Thanks for stopping by today!
Card Details:
Stamps: Babette the Bunny by Robyn's Fetish
Paper: Kioshi by Basic Grey; Orchid Opulence by Stampin' Up
Ink: Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; SU ribbon and unknown ribbon; Bow Easy

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PTT58 Bling at the end of the rainbow!!

Hello party people!! It's Tuesday, and we're here to party again with you this week! Our challenge is to find that bling, that sparkle, that full on glitter at the end of your rainbow! We all know that we are seriously swayed by sparkle, so come to the party and plaster it on your cards!

If you would like to join us this week, you can find samples, more information, and upload your card HERE. We would love to have you join us this week!
Card Details:
Stamps: Waking the Flowers by A Day for Daisies
Paper: DP by Robin's Nest; Basic Black and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Martha Stewart ribbon

Monday, March 5, 2012

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Going Green

Hello Pretties fans!! It's Monday...can you believe that it is March already? The storms that ravaged our country this past weekend are still unsettling...and to top it off with snow? Wow, that is some seriously wild weather. Please pray for all of the families affected by the storm!

We have a color challenge for you this week--we are "going green"! I just love green, and my favorite green from Stampin' Up is Wild Wasabi! I knew that I had to use that! We have two fabulous sets to debut this week as seen below! If you would like to join us this week, you can visit HERE to upload your card and get more information!

Al on the Green

Card Details:
Stamps: Clover by ARTish for Paper Pretties
Paper: SU DSP, Soft Suede and Wild Wasabi
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Jolee's sticker; SU ribbon