Child's Play 2

I'm back again today with another post on Child's Play, the charity organization that I talked about in my previous post.

Child's Play is a charity based in Seattle, WA that works to contribute games and game consoles to different hospitals around the world so that the children staying in those hospitals have a fun way to distract themselves "from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience." (from their About section)

Matthew and I are drawn to this charity because our lives are submerged in the gaming industry.  With Matthew being a game developer at Ubisoft Entertainment, video games are a huge part of our lives, and we know how a child can benefit from having access to age-appropriate games.  Games can be a great distraction from whatever treatment they are receiving and help them feel like a normal kid, giving them something familiar to handle in an unfamiliar place.

And it's not just games that Child's Play strives to donate to hospitals.  Tablets, and Ipods are so beneficial to the hospitals.  One testimonial on the Child's Play site states that Ipads and other tablets are being used to help children communicate with their parents if they are in 2 separate hospitals.  How amazing our world of technology is now!  And how comforting for a child to be able to talk to their parents even if they are not able to be there in the room with them.  All with the help of Child's Play.

I encourage you/ask you to please take a few minutes and look around the Child's Play website.  See their work.  Read the testimonials and know how much the work they are doing is impacting patients lives!  It's so incredible to read!

So here is my card for today.  This is the "girl" version for my Child's Play charity cards.
The card base is cut from the Lacy Labels cartridge.  I welded 2 of them together, then cut out a third as the top layer so it was the full shape.
I used the Balloon Wishes image from Saturated Canary.  I love the soft colors of the card and how everything flows together :)
For the 2 flowers in the corner, I tried to do stamp resisting on sort of worked...I tried to do it on glossy paper like all the tutorials instruct, but I couldn't get the embossing powder to stick!  Anyone have any tips for that?  So I did it on normal card stock, embossed it with clear embossing powder and rubbed my pink ink pad over it :)  Rubbed off whatever I could from the embossing and cut around the 2 stamped flowers.

The bees are a stamp that I have had for...oh so long!  But they are so cute on this card!
I made up a few buttons in staggering sizes to put in the corner...just love making those.  The frame behind the image is wrapped with some lacy ribbon and embossed with the D'vine Swirls folder.
I used a new sentiment stamp from Cardz TV for the Big Hugs sentiment.  I love general sentiments and this one was perfect!

Then I cut out the Child's Play logo and mounted it into the corner!  Super cute!  I think it's perfect!

I have decided that for the month of September, 10% of each sale made in my Etsy shop will be donated to Child's Play.  I will also be adding my 2 Child's Play cards to my shop in the next day or two and 100% of the purchase cost of those cards will also go to Child's Play.  It's my small way of helping out a wonderful organization.

I am entering this card in the following challenges in hopes of having as many people as possible hear about Child's Play:
    Bitten by the Bug 2-All Shaped Up
    Celebrate the Occasion #78-Hey Honey (include a bee)
    Come and Get it-Light Shade of Green, Pink, and Blue
    Craft Your Passion #126-Floral Image
    The Crafty Pad #186-Anything but Square
    Catered Crop-In the Pink
    Deep Ocean #33-Things with Wings
    Digital Tuesday #176-Shaped Cards
    Divas by Design #51-Friendship
    Our Creative Corner-Dare You to Resist (use resisting)
    Ribbon Carousel #69-Beautiful Bows
    Robyn's Fetish #123-Pearls, Swirls, Glitter
    Scrappy Moms Stamps-Shape Up
    Seems a Little Sketchy #21
    Tammy's Scrapin Corner #26-Anything with Wings
    V's Sweet Ideas #3-Photo Inspiration

Thank you so much for enduring my long post once again on Child's Play :)  I hope you have a wonderful day and are encouraged to look into your own charities to support!


  1. This is a great undertaking - supporting a Child's Play, I will take a look at this site. The card is awesome, and your flowers are great! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  2. What a pretty card, love all the different elements.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

  3. Very pretty card. Love your paper and details. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  4. this is so pretty thanks for joining the challenge at come and get it.

  5. Very pretty.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  6. What a cute Saturated Canary Image! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passions this week.

  7. This is just lovely. Not many people would think to make a shaped card using Lacy Labels. Well done! Thanks for playing along at BBTB2.

  8. Cute, thanks for playing 2 CTO!

  9. This card is so full of lovely details. The image is beautifully coloured and complemented by the background papers. Lovely colour palette. Thanks for joining our Floral challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope we see you again soon. Wonderful explanation of Child's Play, too.

  10. what a precious little card...thanks for joining us at BBTB2 shape it up card challenge.

  11. Such a cute card! Those little bees add charm, too! Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet Challenge!

  12. Fantastic card Emily, love all the detail!

    Thanks for joining our color challenge at Come And Get It!


  13. Super sweet! Love the soft colors and adorable stamp. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  14. SUper cute card!! Love all sweet details and your colouring is wonderful!! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! xx Lilia DT

  15. HI Emilie,

    What a great cause! Your card is cute, and the colors are perfect for our challenge over at Come and Get It...great to be working with you on TT DT!

    with a virtual hug,

  16. Very cute card - she looks so precious. Love all of our details. Thank you for playing Come and Get It this week.

  17. Ohhh how much fun is this card! My eyes were literally dancing all over the place looking at all the details and colors and techniques. The logo on the bottom for the charity is just ADORABLE! Sorry you had so much trouble with the resist technique of shimmery paper, but the correction on the flowers looks terrific. I love the winged bees too! :) A sensational card and coloring job on your image as well. Sure to make any kid smile, or big kid too! ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

  18. Pretty! Great shape and colors! Such a sweet image! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  19. Adorable! I love your color palette. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  20. Just love all the little deatils you have done on your sweet fun card Emily !!

    Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  21. So pretty.Lovely colouring and love the soft colours.Such a beautifully put together card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  22. Cute tag! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  23. Awesome card! I love that you used Lacy Labels for the card shape, the papers and colors are just fabulous and I love that little girl image, too cute! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  24. Such a cute and cheerful card. Love those bees! Thanks for playing along this week at Our Creative Corner.

  25. Hi Emily. I love your sweet card - its so colourful, fun and cheery. Absolutely adorable! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  26. This is a beautiful card for a child. Fabulously cute!! Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

  27. Fabulous card Emily. Great image. Love how you have used the embossing folder behind the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get it this week. Regards Meighan

  28. Just a gorgeous shaped card - very beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

  29. This is a lovely card. Love the cute image and coloured so beautifully. Love the embellishments also. - perfect finishing touch. thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  30. such a sweet card :) thank you for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  31. Really adorable!
    Love your sweet card :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  32. What an cutie patootie digi. Love the digi and all the other elements. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  33. Love the pastels and your image is colored up so adorably, really sweet card! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Hey Honey" challenge :)

  34. Oh my, this card is beyond words adorable!! I absolutely love it. Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy.


  35. This is so stunning. How beautiful design. I have worked for the Print VIP cards company and this design inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate this.

  36. This is just so cute! I love this girls image and all of the details around the card are wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas!