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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Altenew's FANTASTIC Card Drive! Please Help Spread the Love!

Hello all :)

Just dropping in real quick to mention a fantastic card drive that Altenew is hosting right now.  Card drives are an important way to spread love, hugs and cheer across the miles, and although they're all important, this one is different than any I've seen. Day after day; week after week; month after month; and even year after year, so many elderly people in nursing homes go without a single visitor.  Whether their children have passed or sadly, if they just don't care, they too often spend their days alone. You can help, even if you're hundreds of miles away!  This card drive focuses on collecting and delivering Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for these lonely souls! Isn't that so darn cool?!

I'm not affiliated with Altenew in any way, I just love how special this card drive is and I want to invite you to share the love to those who really need it. Altenew is collecting cards between March 21 and April 26 and per Altenew's website, here are the guidelines:

  • Cards may be for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.  Sentiments should be generic – a specific greeting such as “so happy you’re my dad” wouldn’t really work.
  • Please sign your name on the inside of each card.  You may also include a note and where you are from!
  • Include an envelope for each card you send, and make sure they are not sealed.
  • To be eligible for the giveaway, please include a post-it note with your name and email address. (one post-it note per package, please.)
  • We would love for you to use Altenew products, but of course your cards may use products from any companies!
  • Send cards to:
         Altenew
         PO Box 249
         East Meadow, NY  11554

I hope you're able to spread some smiles and join us in the fun!  Check out Altenew's blog for more information.

Happy day!

Friday, April 1, 2016

NON "Over the Rainbow" Challenge + DT Call!

Hi everyone! This is such an excited month at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

It's spring! The trees and flowers are coming to life and it's time to open the windows to enjoy the breeze!  Along with warmer weather comes rainy weather (and allergies!) and if we're lucky....rainbows, which brings us to our new challenge.  For the month of April, we want to see what you can create when you're inspired by rainbows.  In addition to this fun theme, we are also having a design team call (YAY!!), so if you've dreamed of being one of the troublemakers and can commit to a deadline with one or two cards a month, if you can have fun without drama, and can meet a few other easy requirements, please join us in this month's challenge by linking your card up on the NON blog and add "DT" after your name :) We're a fun group of ladies and are excited to have new members :)




I made this card for the wedding of two of my friends and they were so happy with it :)  I used my Silhouette to weld the hands of the two women together and used the negative space as the focal point. I wanted to add some depth to the card so I trimmed the white layer so that the silhouettes would be in the corner and adhered it to a foam sheet before adding it to the card base. The rainbow hearts were made with a stencil. embossing paste and Distress Inks, which can be fun, but it's so very messy! Clean up as you go to make it easier on yourself :)


Don't forget to stop by the blog to see what my teammates came up with and submit your entry! You have until April 25...and don't forget to add "DT" after your name if you'd love to join the team!

Supplies:
Silhouette
Neenah Solar White
Black card stock from stash
Silhouette file 
Stampin' Up 
White Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Palatte knife
Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn,  Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves)
Foam paper