January 19, 2013

Sunshine Mail Challenge

Hello my friends! Hope 2013 is treating everyone well....I must say that I've been very happy with the weather in the mid-West. I heard on the radio a few days ago that Wisconsin is about a FOOT short of where we usually are this time of the year. We've only had 1.3" of snow so far this season and we're usually over 12" of snow. Oh well....you won't hear me complaining!

As I've mentioned in a previous post I was selected to be a Design Team member for an awesome non-profit organization called Sunshine Mail Foundation. It's an honor to be on the team with all the wonderfully creative people and it's also great to 'give back' especially when it comes to children.

The Sunshine Mail Foundation provides children in need comfort, support and joy through free Sunshine Mail Care Packages. Sunshine Mail is filled with handmade cards, care essentials and other age appropriate items and delivered to children in need including hospitals, homeless shelters and foster care.

The Sunshine Mail Foundation also has a challenge blog that I get to participate in as a member of the design team. The January 15th theme challenge is 'Snow Much Fun' and is sponsored by
This challenge will run through January 31st. We hope you join us by linking up your fun creations for a chance to win images from Bugaboo. In order to be eligible you must send your card to the Sunshine Mail Foundation

Follow this link to see more information from the and to link your very own card creation Sunshine Mail Challenge Blog

Here is the card I made for the challenge.  I love this Bugaboo image of a sock monkey on skies! I colored him with COPICS (sorry, colored him a while back and don't have the numbers), punched out some snowflakes and used some Stickles to make the snowflakes sparkle!  The patterned paper is from SEI but it was from my scrap pile so I don't have the name. 


As far as sending in 'Happy Mail' for the kids, I actually went through the stash of cards I have on hand and pulled out all the ones I think would be enjoyed by children.  The age of the children vary in age from really young (age 1) to older kids (age 11). Here is a picture of the cards I'm sending in for this month.  I know what you're thinking.....you only see one card that would appeal to a younger child....well, I have to go through my stamp stash and see what I have for young girls and boys - next month I will be focusing on cards for the younger peeps!!!!

I hope you enjoy my little skiing sock monkey and will check back next month to see what the February 15th challenge holds!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!


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