Monday, November 24, 2014

Presenting my new children's book!

Thanks for stopping by! I wanted to let everyone know that my new picture book for kids, Chloe the Shoe Cat, is now available at online sellers, or it can be ordered at any bookstore. Here are the details:

Chloe the Shoe Cat
Written & Illustrated by Sharon Hickey
Mirror Publishing 2014
ISBN 978-1-61225-250-6
I hope you will check out my new book and consider it as a gift for the little ones! It's a rhyming story, easy reader, and it's based on a cat named Chloe that my sister had who loved my shoes. As you may know, my first book, Card Auntie's Wonderful Workshop (the story of a card maker), is also still available at Amazon, etc. Card Auntie received several excellent reviews at Amazon. I hope people will leave reviews for Chloe the Shoe Cat once they've seen it!
If you get any books and would like me to sign them signed, just email me: sharonmhickeyatgmaildotcom
Thanks for reading all this and I hope you and the kids like my book(s)!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge #243

Hello and welcome! Here is the new sketch at the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog:


I turned the sketch and combined it with a challenge at our stamping group to use multiple patterned papers. All the papers and the banner (fussy cut) on my card are from My Mind's Eye "Come Away With Me" 6x6 pad:

Thanks a lot for stopping by!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Love You Cards

Hi! The new mid-month challenge at Operation Write Home is Winter Love You cards. I paper pieced part of this MFT Pure Innocence stamp, colored the rest with Copics, and set it against a wintry background from Authentique (Something for All Seasons):

The cold weather from the polar vortex is supposed to come East this week--brrrr! Not quite ready for it!

Monday, November 10, 2014

OWH Sketch challenge

I designed my card based on the new sketch at OWH Stars & Stamps Blog. I do like this patterned paper, and I thought it would be fun to use stars in non red, white & blue colors, but I always struggle with sketches that include strips!! Anyway I'm not that thrilled with this card, but it does make a nice general thank you card for a hero to send home.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving card for Pumpkin Patch challenge

I love pumpkins and fall images so I like Cards In Envy's new challenge: Pumpkin Patch! When I read the wonderful quote they posted from Henry David Thoreau, I knew I had to join in and play:

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, 
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”~Henry David Thoreau
So I got out a favorite Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things clear stamp and made a Thanksgiving card.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a good weekend!

Monday, November 3, 2014

November ODBD challenge at OWH: Hearts

It's fun to make "heart" cards for OWH that are not specifically valentines, so they can be used by the troops at other times of the year. This is a little heart card I made for the challenge: