Craft for a Cause – Blog Hop for Shery Russ

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing a craft post for a cause: We are organizing fundraising for our friend Shery Russ. Shery is a paper crafter, creative designer, illustrator and owner of @stamplorations along with her husband. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2022, and it has spread to her right pelvis. She and her husband David have two beautiful daughters, who are 6 and 4 years old.

Shery has been unable to work since receiving her diagnosis, and as of May 23, David is responsible for pretty much everything due to Shery’s chemo treatments. So we join together to send her some good energy and help thru purchases/donations with this crafty hop. (Please read all the way to the end for a change to win a little prize, too).

I created this card for Shery using STAMPlorations stencils and papers from my own stash. The stamped elements are also done with STAMPlorations stamps. Now due to the treatments and concentrating on her cancer journey, she has clearly not been able to keep the sore open as usual, BUT if you want to help, here are some options:

July 3, 2022 — Since my breast cancer diagnosis in April, I’ve had to drastically cut back on work. I needed to focus on getting to doctor appointments, having labs/scans/tests/procedures done, and (since May 23) going to chemo treatments. Our online store is our family’s main income source; our finances have taken a major hit since my diagnosis.

As my physical health allows, I’m making select products available to order. I’ve bundled them up and put them in envelopes so they are ready to be mailed as soon as possible. They are also available at up to 64% off (either at an instant discount or with their respective discount codes indicated on the product titles and product descriptions). At this time, we are shipping only within the US and Canada. I need to keep shipping simple for when my husband has to take over shipping duties. Shipping is either a flat $5 (orders under $35) or free anywhere in the US, while shipping to Canada is a flat $21 (inclusive of duties and taxes via Delivered Duty Paid).

For our loyal customers and friends who have asked about ways to help us during this time, a sister at our church has put up a Meal Train page for our family — those who live close by us could bring us prepared meals, and those who live far could send us gift cards through GrubHub or donate money to ease our financial burden. If you would like to donate directly, we have created a page dedicated to our family’s breast cancer journey that we will regularly update.

Whether you order from our store, help us through Meal Train, or make a donation, our family is eternally grateful for your help and generosity!

Also what you can do to support Shery and her family is you can go to the STAMPlorations digital product section and purchase designs there. Here is the direct link there. Any purchase and donation is a help, no matter how small!

To follow the blog hop, please kindly start from Sadia´ s Instagram page and hop along from there. Any kind of help towards Shery´ s family is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support and/or purchase.

Here are all the Instagram accounts to follow throughout the hop:

  1. altenew_planner_girl
  2. aniladk
  3. april_notes
  4. beccreates1
  5. bzscrapper
  6. c.justme
  7. cbkirch
  8. claires_card_on
  9. craftee1
  10. deesartutopia
  11. foleysfriend
  12. foo_the_craft_paca
  13. handmadebykavya
  14. handmadehellosstudio
  15. hcbc2_handcrafted
  16. helendesigns
  17. jess.crafts
  18. made.by.michi
  19. mamakobs
  20. maryredjr
  21. mfasharia
  22. marilynndegroot
  23. purplejetjt
  24. quill_ish
  25. ME
  26. shylaashree
  27. sheharper
  28. stampinkathy4
  29. tinkercards
  30. vanessacardmaker
  31. whimsynotesbyanni
  32. suchi_art_craft
  33. tinkerscraft
  34. everydayengineered

Also kindly leave a message to this post, and I will draw one lucky winner, to whom I will send one random stencil from my STAMPlorations stencil designs!! Good luck!!! I will draw the winner form all comments next Sunday, the 24th of July 2022!!

xxx, Sanna

Eine Panne – Dani Peuss

Hallo ihr Lieben und einen wunderschönen Dienstag! Heute möchte ich mit Euch ein Layout teilen, das ich mit dem Juni-Kit von Dani Peuss gestaltet habe.

Dieses Mal habe ich weißen Cardstock verwendet, auf dem ich ganz ganz groß den Titel angebracht habe. Das Foto ist nicht so vielsagend, die Erinnerung aber dafür umso mehr ;-). Deswegen habe ich freihändig einen ganz prominenten Titel gezeichnet und mit der Schere die Buchstaben aus den Juni-Papieren herausgeschnitten.

Damit das blaue Papier noch mehr vom Hintergrund hervorsteht, habe ich die “Pfeile” und die Buchstaben mit einem schwarzen Stift dem Rand entland nachgezogen.

Zum Papier dazu habe ich die Maggie Holmes Die cuts verwendet und danach das Layout mit ganz vielen Klartext Stempelsprüchen ergänzt. Da kamen einige Sets zum Einsatz: “Alltagsmagie”, “Klare Worte”, “Staycation”, “nicht okay” und “unser schönes Zuhause”.

Den Hintergrund habe ich mit einem Distress Oxide Ink und einen meiner Schablonendesigns bei STAMPlorations gestaltet. Dazu könnt ihr mehr auf dem Video, der am Ende dieses Postings zu finden ist, herausfinden.

Alles andere ist eben aus dem Juni-Kit oder vom Klartext. Die roten Pünktchen habe ich mit Nuvo Drops gestaltet und der sarkastisch gemeinter “Happiness”-Stoffband ist zwar bei Dani Peuss gekauft worden, aber von 49 and Market und nicht im Kit inkludiert. Die musste ich einfach haben, weil er sehr vielseitig einsetzbar ist. Und Wunderschön!

Und nun zum Video:

Ich hoffe, dass ich euch etwas inspirieren konnte! Momentan gestalte ich total gerne solche Layouts, die nicht nur die schönen Seiten des Lebens festhalten. Irgendwie ist das auch gleich therapeutisch. Ausserdem finde ich, dass solche Momente auch festgehalten gehören. Denn irgendwann kann man auch darüber wieder lachen und das sind dann die besten Erinnerung im Nachhinein!

Ich wünsche Euch eine wunderschöne, kreative Woche!
xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – Day 75

Hello and happy Sunday! This is my take I was supposed to share on Thursday, but never came to it. Having sick peeps in the household just doesn´ t allow much of sharing on the creative front. So now, between myself getting sick and the others feeling a bit better, I am sharing the past days takes.

I honestly don´ t know what I was thinking when I boldly announced I´ d be sharing a post & a video a day for a full year. Not only, that the creating on it´ s own will demand a certain time frame DAILY, but also preparing the videos and taking the photos will add to that. LOL! Yes, it was a bold plan that was doomed to go wrong from the beginning on. But, I made it almost 70 days in a row. Working full time and then fitting all the “dailies” in was a big effort.

And now, having Corona visit our household after two years of being “safe” just threw all nicely layed plans off board. Well, such is life and we run with it whatever it throws on our way, right? It´ s not only been a rough week, it´ s been kinda a rough year so far. I am going to do these 290 or so days, but just cannot promise I am going to be able to catch up and do one a day on the exact day, as I am already late with these. There will be weeks like this in the future too, I suppose. So hope you are still sticking in there with me even though there will be undeliberate breaks between posts, like this week has been.

For this one I used watercolours mainly, then some gesso with my stencil design from STAMPlorations and a Klartext Grunge stamp set. Plus a Klartext sentiment stamp.

Hope life is treating you good at your end! Sending lot´ s of good thoughts to you all. Not only that there is the war and all the horrible things going on at the moment, life has been trowing stones on my path lately. It feels like every time I think I am getting on top of it, life is looking down on me and saying: “Oh, no you don´ t! So you survived that, but let´ s see how you can manage this.” And then trows another obstacle my way. I wonder when there is finally some light at the end of this neverending tunnel. I could use some sunshine for a change.

xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – Day 74

Hello and happy Saturday! I am late posting these, because it´ s been a few rougher days in the family. So this is Wednesday, but only had time and energy to share this today.

For this I used leftover paper strips, book pages, some gesso and my STAMPlorations stencil with Distress Oxide. The paper doll is by Tim Holtz, the stamps again by Klartext and the pink splatters were done with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray.

And here are a few detail photos:

So our kids are down with Corona, I am probably the next to get it. We have all had 3 jabs, so hoping all goes by well and mildly, but still, might not be able to share so much the next days. Just going to share, at least, the ones I have finished earlier this week. My FIL is also not doing so well atm, due to other health issues, so everything has been kinda chaotic and a bit tough the past days.

Hope life is better at your end!
Take care,
Sanna

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March Trifecta Cardmaking – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing another Trifecta cardmaking card set with you. As usual I am using STAMPlorations Stencils, Stickers and Stamps for creating these cards.

This is what I did this month:

When I create, I keep a white paper underneath my working surface where I usually wipe off residue paints, pastes and inks. These papers usually turn out quite fun in time, so I wanted to use them as my starting point for this months Trifecta cards. Have you ever tried creating this type of cards? It´ s fun and if you feat starting with a blanc paper, this might help you too!

For the steps thist time, I recorded a video:

And here is card number two:

Finally, here is card number 3:

I hope I could inspire you to try out this idea and work your way to a card background from there. If you get inspired by today´ s post, do come back and share a link to your social media site, so that I can come over and see what you did. I´ d love to see how your cards turned out!!

See you guys next month again with another fun set of cards!!
Until then, take care!
xxx, Sanna

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