Card Kit done in my style!

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So we went to Texas this past week for a week of craftiness! And it was just what I needed. We were snowed in so we had nothing to do but relax and play. Before the snow hit we met up with another crafty friend in the area that is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she put on a little get together/card class. She had the You Are Amazing Card Kit for us to split so we could make 2 cards each. I love the stuff in the kit but the cards are not my style so I asked if I could make cards at home in my own style and she said I could. I did not think the shinny blue paper went with these colors and the design just didn’t speak to me. These are my versions made with the kit stuff! Still have a couple more to make but these spoke to me while I was cleaning so I crafted instead of cleaning!!

Watering Can Card: 
I had the watering can and tulips in my die cuts and had not used them yet and they were perfect...at least in my opinion!!
I used sketch #5 of the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I'm also entering it into the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge - product - flowers.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Piglet, Candle, Parakeet)
Metal Dies: Impression Obsession Dies (IO Dies) - Tulips (die147-A), Watering Can (die155-A)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (swiss dots)
Wild Flowers Card:
I originally did the design horizontal with a big sentiment stamp in the middle and two flower lying across the card. Well my first attempt one of the yellow stripes on the end was way skinner then the other end. So I decided if I turned it horizontal then it looked better. In doing so I took off the sentiment and placed the three flowers and liked it better. This 2nd card I was able to get the yellow layers more even. I used Sketch #1 from the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge (long and skinny 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 fits in long skinny envelope usually used for bills....much better to get this than bills!!) I thought these wildflowers stems #2 from Tim Holtz matched the paper pretty darn good! Was happy how this turned out.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit) 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Whirlpool, Candle)
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stems #2)

Peppa Pig Birthday

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So one of my friends is a regular customer of my cards. She needs several birthday cards in January and this is for her granddaughter that is turning 2 and loves Peppa Pig. Knowing nothing about Peppa except that she exist I went to the internet. From looking at images and using the Bonus Sketch I came up with this! I turned the sketch horizontal and didn't put Peppa on a mat. I know the cloud shape is usually blue but that didn't look right to me so I went with white. I thought this turned out pretty good for my first Peppa Pig card!

Original Viva la Verve November 2012 sketch

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Peppa Pig Unicorn @ Kelly's Hobby Closet Etsy
Star Metal Die: Sizzix Thinlits Die - Stars
Cardstock: Bazzill (starmist, petunia, sunbeam)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, pop dots

Ribbon and Bows…well no bows

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CHALLENGE: Imagine That Digi Stamp - 8th Birthday - 1st week challenge - Ribbons and/or  Bows. Well I got ribbon and that was a challenge. I have a ton of ribbon but don't always use it and when you tell me I should use then none of the cards turn out or I can't find an image that goes with ribbon or bows! But I'm happy with how this turned out. I needed it for an order that I have to deliver today!

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #584 which was the sketch category of Jan 2021 Inspirational Card Challenge.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Accents/Tools: flowers in stash, ribbon in stash

No Ifs, Ands or Butts about it…

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No Ifs, Ands, or Butts about it… Have a Happy Birthday!

Since 2013 I have been making Basset and Beagle cards for one of my co-workers to give to his mom, girlfriend and aunt. So his mom’s birthday is Feb 4th and Aunt’s birthdays is Feb 5th. So I found these adorable “butt” portraits of dogs and paired with this saying I came up with these birthday cards! Aunt is beagle owner and mom is Basset!! Which then gave me an idea for Valentine’s card for his girlfriend so stay tuned for that one!!

Challenges:
Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – pets @ Scrapbook.com

SUPPLIES: 
Digital Images: Vizual Storm @ Etsy (Dog Butts Bundle Clipart)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Tropical, Blue Calypso, Pinecone, African Daisy, White)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug Happy Birthday
Metal Die: Lawn Fawn (Party balloons)
Accent/Tools: black string, 1/16 Gina K foam squares

Mini Cards – Happy Mail

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So I had a lady contact me and asked if I could make simple or mini cards for her to send to her nieces and nephews (ages 4-12) to brighten their day! Of course! I love happy mail and that is why I host the Happy Mail Challenge. Ro (Rolbricht) makes mini cards and I always thought I wanted to do that too! So I bought envelopes a long time ago. I never got around to making them until now! So thank you Ro for the inspiration. Here is my first go at mini cards.

Mini Card 1-2-3-email

Card 1 (blue penguin) – inside “have a great day”

Card 2 (dino) – inside “Keep being Roar-Some!”

Card 3 (panda) – inside “You’re Pantastic!

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – In honor of National Hugging Day make a card and send it to make someone’s day (a “hug” in the mail!)

SUPPLIES:
Scraps!! I had to find stuff in my scrap drawer and I did it!!
Cardstock: Bazzill

Digital Images:
Penguin – Bugaboo Digital Images (Little Penguin Winter)
Dinosaur – DunnitAgain Designs (my husbands designs….If you want one message me!)
Panda – Imagine That digi stamps (Pandas)

Mini card 4-5-email

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – In honor of National Hugging Day make a card and send it to make someone’s day (a “hug” in the mail!)

Inside:
It’s no special reason…
No special day…
I just wanted to send…
A BIG WARM HUG
your way!

SUPPLIES:
Scraps!! I had to find stuff in my scrap drawer and I did it!!
Cardstock: Bazzill

Digital Images:
Penguin – Bugaboo Digital Images (Little Penguin Winter)

Mini card 6-7-email

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – In honor of National Hugging Day make a card and send it to make someone’s day (a “hug” in the mail!)

Inside:
Hope you ‘re having a Happy & Cozy kind of day!

SUPPLIES:
Scraps!! I had to find stuff in my scrap drawer and I did it!!
Cardstock: Bazzill

Digital Images:
Penguin – Bugaboo Digital Images (Little Penguin Winter)

November Progressive Challenge

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Kris @ Imagine That Digistamp started the Progressive Challenge back up. What that means is she posted an image this month and if you make a project with it and link it to the challenge then you will get December’s Image FREE!

The image we got this month is “Marleen’s Christmas Stocking“. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #395 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Imagine That Digistamp Progressive Challenge – make a project with the image provided.
2) Beccy’s Place – Month of Holiday Card Challenge – Use “W” as your inspiration. I let the Wave in the sentiment paper be the starting point for this card.

3) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus – for a child or child on it.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Marleen’s Christmas Stocking @ Imagine That Digistamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, Rain, Intense Kiwi, Classic Yellow Green)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Milk & Cookies)
Accent/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Circut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Circut Cartridge, Eyelet Outlet (white enamel dots), Darice Embossing Folder (Stripe)

Imagine That Progressive Challenge

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So excited that the Progressive Challenge is back at Imagine That Digi Stamps. If you start this month the image is free. Then you make a card with it and post it on your blog and the challenge by the end of the month. Then you will get December’s image free!! Thank you for bringing this back. Check it out and join in the fun! Now to find time to make a card with the super cute new image!!

ITDBK - Digi Challenge2020

2nd Happy Boss Day Card

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This is a Bugaboo Digital Stamp called Escape Key. I got permission from Jodie (shop owner) to remove the original saying and replace it with this one. My husband is awesome and can Photoshop so he replaced the saying and digitally colored the image. I cut out the colored image matted it and stuck it on the card base.
This fits into the Bonus Category of the Scrapbook.com October Inspirational Card Challenge – humor/sarcastic.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Bazzill Green)
Digital Stamp: Escape Key @ Bugaboo Stamps
Colored – Photoshop (colored by husband)

First Happy Boss Day Card

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Trying to figure out why my post keeping getting messed up. So here is another attempt. Anyone else having trouble with wordpress in where it makes your images long and distorted?

I found the present digital stamp on Bugaboo Digital Stamps (they are retiring and only a $1.00). I used sketch #4 from October Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com. I pushed the sketch to the bottom of the card instead of the top.

October Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – humor/sarcastic

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Digital Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Stamps (presents)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

3D Birthday cards

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I made this card for my Godmother’s Birthday.  I’m actually a couple weeks early with making it!! I used Sketch #3 from the October Card Sketch Challenge. Sorry the image is blurry. I couldn’t get a good photo. The bird image is 3D with several layers so that is why it looks that way.
Happy Mail Challenge – October 2020

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (pansy, heather)
3D Push Outs – Jeanine’s Art (Birds & Flowers (SB10318))
Embossing folder: Stampin Up – Sizzix Country Floral embossing folder

Bird - mom - birthday - email

I made this for a lady to give to her mom for her mother’s birthday.

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