Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cards Designer of the Month November, a Card and More!

Hello!  Hope your having a great week!  The end of October is here already!  I've been kept busy with making wreaths for etsy sales and an upcoming artisan sale this Saturday!  I am excited and also nervous since it will be my first sale with my wreaths! I am also bringing headbands and pacifier clips!  So I am busy creating!

I wanted to stop by and share a card but also some exciting news!  I am Cards Designer of the Month for November!  I've known and did share back in January but it's finally here!  I can't share any of the cards yet but I would be thrilled if you did check it out, you can purchase the issue here on there website.  I have an ipad mini so it's easy to look at it!  Here is a little snap from the article:

I can't share any of the cards from the issue but I can share a card I created a bit back using one of my favorite Mama Elephant Stamps along with some Hero Arts:

I started off by stamping the Looped Flower Background by Hero Arts with wet cement by HA.  Than I stamped the Mama Elephant Lovely Mum flowers in orange soda and bubble gum pink by HA.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Smitten set onto grey cardstock and finished this card off with sequins by Avery Elle!

In case you didn't see I wanted to share that I am collecting cards on behalf of Canadians for the Caring Hearts Card Drive, there are a lot of prizes!  You can see more info here  I would love it if you sent cards in!

I also wanted to share some new wreaths in my shop!

This one has been quite popular already. you can find it here

A Christmas Burlap Bubble Wreath that you can find here

And a Snowflake Wreath in cool winter colors, you can find it here

That's it for me!  I hope to be back soon!  I apologize for the quietness on my blog.  You can find me on instagram as AnitaReck and on facebook Anita Recksiedler I post there a lot!  Until next time!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

2013 Caring Hearts Card Drive!

Hello Everyone!  First off Happy World Card Making Day!  Hope you have a chance to spend time making cards!  I plan to today, in fact I plan only to make cards! (Ok well be a mom and so on but no other crafty stuff just me and the cards!)  

I am so excited to be here and share that I am part of the 2013 Caring Hearts Card Drive that my friend Vera along with Jennifer are hosting! Holiday time is approaching and we are back for the 4th year for our annual Caring Hearts Card Drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes!  We want to bring holiday cheer to as many homes as possible!

I am collecting cards for all of us Canadians!  International shipping can be expensive and I love being able to share cards with the elderly in nursing homes here in Canada!  I hope all my fellow Canadian crafty friends and more send cards in!  I have a large nursing home lined up who are very excited!  So please blog and share on social media so us Canadians can get involved!

The holidays are about family, about kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn't it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others? I hope that many of you will help out in the effort to spread joy & cheer.

We have some people that already agree to help us deliver the cards to selected nursing homes.

A few important details:

·                                 This card drive will be going on till November 28, 2013. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2013.
·                                  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
·                                 All cards need to have a message in it (it can be stamped or hand written).  
·                                 Please sign your name and where you are from. 
·                                 Please don't seal the envelope.
·                                 Please stick to just cards (all size welcome)
·                                 And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
·                                 You can mail the cards to:
                        Vera Yates
                        109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430
       Houston, TX 77024

                        Attn: Anita Recksiedler
                        Po Box 30
                        Piney, MB
                        R0A 1K0 Canada

·                                 In each package, PLEASE include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and how many cards you sent.  This helps me in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances. 
To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, I have several PRIZES ready for several winners. There will be many winners and remember… the more cards you send the better your chances. :)

Please check out Vera's blog here to see the prizes!  There are so many!  What a blessing all these fabulous companies are!

So I can't go sharing about this card drive without a holiday card now can I?  I don't know about you but I do not have any new holiday stamps yet (don't worry I am working on fixing that)  So I created this card with non holiday stamps:

I used Wplus9's Embroidered Bouquet along with a Hero Arts set (Blessings something..) The floral set isn't a Christmas set but using Christmas colors makes it work!

That's it for me!  I hope that you are able to take part in the card drive!


Friday, October 4, 2013

I am back!

Hello!  I am back!  It's been a bit since I've last blogged and I apologize.  It's been quite busy over here!  And I am not complaining as I was very busy making wreaths, what a great month for my etsy shop! So I have been creative every single day making wreaths!  I did want to stop today and share a card!  I made it a bit ago with the feather dies by My Favorite Things!  

Did you know that these shades of blue are my favorite?  I don't often make cards in them but they are my favorite.  I think it's easy to follow trends and all that but at the last Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking call I only submitted 3 cards, 2 in the paper flower category and I made a card that was so me, my favorite colors, my favorite things on the card not thinking of trends and all that, and it got picked up!  Yay for May I know when you see it you will know right away that it's my card!

With this card I dipped the edges of the feathers into versamark and heat embossed it gold, my talented friend Donna was the first to do that with the feather dies.  It's fun to do, you know how much I love embossing!  I die cut the hello by My Favorite Things with heavy gold paper.  I really liked how the paper was heavy, I think paper companies should make heavy paper for die cutting, yes you can cut and glue and layer paper but I am not that patient, nor good at not getting glue everywhere!  I realized that after making this card I didn't do any stamping on it!  Oh the horrors!

Now to announce a random winner for a surprise from me:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...
Fun feather card, Anits - love the colors! And what great autumn colors on your fabulous wreaths!!

Yay Linda please contact me!

By the way everyone make sure to come back tomorrow and check out something exciting! 

I have so many new wreaths in my etsy shop! But here are a few to share:

I had fun making this wreath in brown burlap, listed it and it sold in half an hour:

And I wrapped burlap around a wreath and used some fall berries:

That's it from me today!  See you tomorrow!


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