Friday, January 28, 2022

Come and Bid on Some of Your Favorite Card Artists!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Or put a date in your iPhone, or whatever way you let yourself know you have something to do!!!

The card auction starts on Friday, February 4th at 9:00 am EST and ends on Monday, February 7th at 9:00 am EST.  It is being held on my Instagram page:
It is at:  mulchlady6 on instagram.

The website to the Turner Syndrome Foundation is:

TSF supports families dealing with Turner Syndrome by providing support and educational programs, research and outreach.

Lori, the person behind this auction says: Turner Syndrome only affects females and they are born missing all or part of their second X chromosome leaving them with lifelong medical issues, learning disabilities, and in the case of my daughter Julie, some behavioral issues.  Turner Syndrome was recognized by Doctor Henry Turner back in 1938!!  Here we are in 2022 and most people have NEVER heard of Turner Syndrome!  I am trying to change that and as you all know it is my personal mission to bring awareness of Turner Syndrome to the WORLD!!  And you all are helping me to do it!!
You will be surprised at the talented people who have donated cards; I can't say who, you will have to tune in and check it out! But trust me, this is a great opportunity to support this wonderful organization AND own a card by your favorite artist!! 

PLEASE Share - I have a post on my Instagram and my Facebook page (links on the sidebar) so feel free to use any of them! Thanks SO much :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Winter's Night Shadow Box Card

I made this card for the Paper Funday January Challenge, which is anything goes or a winter landscape - not surprisingly, I went with the optional theme. I love making these Lawn Fawn shadow cards!  And the fact that they fold flat to make mailing easier {and cheaper!} is so cool.  I actually found the base of the shadow box already cut in a pile of papers on my desk so I took it as a sign and whipped up this card! 

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card
Lawn Fawn Happy Village stamps, #LF1591
Lawn Fawn Happy Village dies, #LF1592
Lawn Fawn Winter Skies stamps, #LF1763
Lawn Fawn Winter Skies dies, #LF1764 
Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card dies, #LF1486
Lawn Fawn Starry Skies dies, #LF1377
Dark Blue Shimmer Card
White Shimmer Card
Silver Glitter Card
Watercolor Paper {I use this}
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Red Liner Tape
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers

I wanted this card to have a starry night so I cut a piece of shimmer, dark blue card, cut stars out of the silver glitter card, attached the stars to the
Stars from the top of the card
background, and set aside.  I had cut the middle pieces of the card {where all the components sit} out of white shimmer card.  It's hard to see in the photos but it's very pretty.  I set all the shadow box card pieces aside.  

I stamped all of my houses and trees onto watercolor card and colored them with my Zigs.  Once they had dried I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I then assembled the card.  I could go through step by step, but Lawn Fawn has a wonderful video that tells you exactly how to make this card so if you are wondering what the exact process is, or want to see the construction, just click HERE.   In the video they use white tape, the type you can tear, but I've found the red liner tape works the best for me.  I guess it is all what you prefer.  However, wet adhesive would really present a problem trying to hold everything together properly so you do need to use some sort of tape.

The bright colors of the houses really pop against my night sky.  I'm very happy with how this card came out especially considering I wasn't even planning on making it! Hopefully this inspires you to join in the challenge at Paper Funday!  I hope you enjoyed my card as well.  Stay warm out there and I will see you soon!  Fondly, Christi
I am entering my Winter's Night Card in the following challenges:
Shopping our Stash, #461 - Something beginning with S (Stars!!)
4-Season Challenge Blog, #52 - Cottages
Inspiration Station, #21 - Winter Cityscape
Dies R Us Challenge, #184 - Anything Goes with a Company they Carry
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - A Winter's Scene
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Option of Dies