A Blue Butterfly Birthday!

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So my neighbor/friend’s birthday was the 11th and I knew she liked the color blue, Disney, nature and flowers. So I designed this card with that in mind….she liked it!!

Dear Friend Birthday

CHALLENGES:

1) September Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Sketch #6 – original a sketch from Scrapbook Generations

2) Tuesday Throwdown #213 – Butterflies and Bows

3) Love to Create Challenge #133 – Add some lines. Wasn’t a 100% sure what this meant but I figured lines in the paper, the paper in a line, stitching in a line would qualify…if not then let me know and I will withdraw.

4) Sparkles Monthly Challenge #60 – Things with Wings

5) Seize the Birthday – Create a birthday project with or without the topping. The topping was Sweet Treats. I did it without the topping.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Framed Comfort @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (scraps in my scrap drawer)

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer (I took the pre-colored digi and just made the outer color darker in photoshop)

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, ribbon, white Signo pen, pop dots, glue dots

Dale the Whale!

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Oh my goodness Deedee is the coolest person to be a guest designer for!! She made this stamp just because I requested it!!

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A friend of mine, Dale, just had open heart surgery a couple weeks ago. His sister, Beverly, is also a friend of mine. A couple years ago she told me what the “sisters” nickname was for Dale when he was little…Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail!! So I thought that would make a cute Get Well card for him. I asked Deedee if she had a whale in her stash and she said she didn’t but drew this up in no time! It was perfect…she even made a pink with purple tail version!! This is the card I made for the “sisters” to give to Dale.

Family who Spouts

Inside: …But not everyone has a Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail! Glad you’re back to spouting off and feeling better.

Dale is ornery and that is probably why he was out of the hospital in less than a week! So this quote that my friend, Stephanie, and I came up with is perfect. The sisters loved it and Dale thought it was pretty cool that it was made just for him. And it was funny because after open heart surgery he has a purple tail from all the bruising!

I let the circles in the patterned paper act as the water so I could keep the card simple to keep the focus on the whale.  I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #326 as my inspiration.

Then to show how fun this digital stamp is I made a generic Get Whale …I mean Get Well card!

Get Whale Soon

Both the cards turned out to be CAS cards which is funny because I usually don’t do that style very well. But I like how these turned out! I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #287 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Sept Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – original sketch was Sketch Saturday Sketch #287

2) Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #77 – For a Male

3) Digi Sketch Challenge - Get Well – Use the sketch or the theme or both. I used the theme.

4) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #187 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Pink Whale with the Purple Tail

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, white)

Patterned Paper: unknown from stash

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer (the splash was made by using the outline version and printing on cardstock)

Accents/Tools: Cutter Bee Scissors, pop dots

Get Whale Soon!

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis), Grey is from JoAnn’s

Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Playground)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cutter Bee scissors

Apple Cider Friendship

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When I first saw this digital stamp I loved the Friendship quote because it is so true! Last year friends of ours brought over Apple Cider to one of our marriage groups and my husband loved it! So it reminded me of our dear friends that shared their apple cider. I thought it would make a cute gift to package it and have that saying on there. That is how this pocket card gift came about. I used the Pocket Card Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I include the paper slip along with the packet of cider so a note could be written to the recipient (see 2nd photo). And yes that is the yummy cider packet my husband now loves!

I decided instead of the apple I would turn mine into a cup.  I printed out the outline image on patterned paper and cut the “cup” out. Then I printed the colored version of image and cut the cider and the leaves out. I glued them together to get the completed look.

CHALLENGES:

1) Simply Create Too Challenge #70 – Fall/Autumn

2) Come and Get It Challenge – Use a digi with an Autumn theme

3) Daring Cardmakers – Food Glorious Food

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Fall Warm Up @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Xyron X-sticker maker,

Gift in a Box

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Gift in a Box Card

I made this for my husband yesterday because it was his birthday. I had been trying to figure out what I was going to make because I like it to be personal and made especially for him. As I went to bed Friday night this ideal popped in my head. My friend helped me tweak the sentiment so it sounded right.

I used a present image from a Christmas digi stamp, Wrapped in Cheer Outlines, at Diane’s Daydream Designs. The colors I picked to use are for my husband as he likes darker shades with black being his favorite. The green on the bow didn’t turn out as dark as I wanted but didn’t notice till I was sticking it on the card so I left it.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #177
2) Squigglefly Challenge #36 – Stripes.
3) Aud Sentiments Challenge #115 – For the men in our life.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Wrapped in Cheer Outline Image @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Pulling presents through the snow!

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Pulling Sleigh

So I was struggling with the sketches in the Sept Card Sketch Challenge as they were not coming to me. I’m not a CAS card person so I was struggling this month. While I was waking up Wednesday morning this ideal came to me for Sketch #2. Instead of a banner I ripped the paper and instead of the stars I put an image there. This card ended up being CAS and I love it. I used sparkle paper from Doodlebug to represent snow and shiny paper underneath to represent the compressed snow! Hope it makes sense as to the scene I was setting!

I used the outline and colored versions of this digital stamp. I wanted presents on the sleigh but the colored version had them in pink and black and that wasn’t working for my Christmas card. I used the outline version and colored the presents in Photoshop. The girl was beautiful dressed for Christmas in one of the pre-colored images so I just cut her out and glued her on top of the outline version!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #2 – originally Seize the Sketch #11
2) Christmas Card Challenges #41 - Think Skinny. The path in the snow is skinny!
3) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Choose R or E or D. You need to use something to that begins with the letter “R” or “E” or “D” or you could use more than 1
when you create your project. Examples could include:
R – Ribbon, Red, Rudoulph
E – Embossing
D – Diecut
I used Red
4) Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #125 – Transportation. Use some type of vehicle or transportation on your Christmas card. I used a sled.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Snowbaby Love Color and Outline @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava)
White glitter paper – Doodlebug
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cutter bee scissors

School Time

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School tags

Caroling Snowman

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So last night I’m looking through challenges I have saved as favorites and come across 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. The challenge this week is sponsored by Deedee’s Digis and the challenge is to use the awesome sketch as inspiration so I just HAD to play! When I turned the sketch on its side it reminded me of a snowman so I went with that. Then the sentiment would be on the side when you turn the sketch so I decided instead of stitching around the edge I would place the sentiment around the edge since the snowman is singing the song! Inside will say…and a Happy New Year!

Singing Snowman

Simple September Sketch copy

CHALLENGES:

1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge – September Sketch Challenge – You have till Friday, 09/12/2014, at 6 pm to play!!

2) Use Your Stuff Challenge #152 – Use a border punch. I used the friskars scallop border punch and just did it on both sides to give the double circle look. Then I punched out white circles and placed them in the middle.

3) My Perfect Life Festive 48 Challenge – Week 35 – make a Christmas each week.

4) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #44 - Snowman

5) Christmas Stamping All Year Challenge #26 – Use one stamp only

6) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #193 – Do you hear what I hear? You might show a picture of a bird cheeping, bells ringing, carol singers … or perhaps something on your card that makes a noise, like a shaker

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Caroling Snowman @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Snapdragon, White)

Patterned Paper: scraps from DCWV paper pack

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker, cutter bee scissors, hole punch, Fiskar’s scallop edge punch, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch

Technique: Paper Pieced

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