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Aug 22, 2015

I'm shipping my 'due by the 20th of the month' cards today - 
gotta hate it when work interferes with  your life!! 

This month's CardsForACause (CFC) were a bit of a challenge for me, in that I found I'm not so comfortable with Sympathy cards - and that was what was requested.  and Thank You - which i'm fine with!  Ronald McDonald House (RMD) was fine - and again this month I 'shared' my creations between the 2 groups.  Although no sympathy cards went to RMD there were no birthday cards to CFC!!  

As usual, the cards are mostly done on StampinUp CardStock bases, with the silver sympathy card the one exception - it's on DCWV shimmer cardstock.  I used a variety of papers for stamping on - from StampinUp, Recollections and Crafters Companion.  And several of the stamps used are obviously StampinUp, but i couldn't tell you where the rest came from.  Almost all background papers used were StampinUp, and the cardstock for layers was shimmer cardstock from either DCWV or Crafters Companion.   Everything was stamped with Tsukineko Memento or Brilliance (metallic) ink.  There are a few cards that were stamped with Multi-Part stamps form KitchenSinkStamps, which would have been impossible without my MISTI stampin tool, from My Sweet Petunia!!   Lotsa diecut butterflies on holographic origami paper glued down to cheap white cardstock and then diecut.  The various white and mottled vellums were from an old cache of supplies from years ago, so i have no idea where they're from.  Mulberry Flowers are from a vendor in China and painstakingly stacked together here.  Markers used for hand coloring from LetraSet.  

KitchenSinkStamps multipart lily on white and silver. Learning how to do Sympathy cards. 
Simple and clean - using new Crafters Companion cardstock  Awesome...Thanks!!! 
2 More Sympathy Cards, each with Spellbinders Crosses on the front. 
More KitchenSinkStamps - poppy this time!  Very Bright! 
Actually using leftover diecuts -  simple ThankYou Cards
I do like the Stained Glass effect!  and shimmer Cardstock accents! 
This came out much better than expected - it was something I thought i'd try - and it worked well.  
Another Sympathy card - stained glass effect - and the die cut rose.  I actually enjoyed making these ones. 
Bright and Shiney!  Great for a ThankYou!!! 
Happy Birthday!  with holographic accents!  Very Pretty!