August 12, 2016
Birthday, Fathers Day or Masculine, Uncategorized
birthday, embossing, embossing folder, guitar, happy birthday, masculine, masculine birthday, music, stars
I needed a guitar birthday for a friend so I made a couple and decided to send this one to the terminally ill boy in Arizona that wants birthday cards for his birthday.
I found the guitar image on the web and cut it out. I used this card as my inspiration for the design.
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – see above
2) Operation Happy Mail – not a challenge but a thread where we post who could use happy mail.
Image: found on the internet
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patch, Raven, Limeade)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio star embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, computer, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots
August 12, 2016
baby, baby girl, baby shower, congratulations, girl, Melonheadz, ruffles, tt306, Tuesday Throwdown #306
So one of my co-workers is having child #3 that wasn’t planned. He has 2 boys now and isn’t so sure about having a girl. I laughed and said it will take 2 seconds when she arrives and he will be wrapped around her finger. So I decided I was going to make him a total girly baby card. Then another friend at work needed a baby card for her daughter-in-laws baby shower. She saw a baby card that was of shorts with ruffles on them and wanted something similar. So I pulled up this FREE image and thought “ohhh can I stick ruffles on those diaper shorts!!” Hobby Lobby had trim on sale this week so it was perfect timing. And that is how this card came about! My friend wanted teal and hot pink since that is the colors her DIL is using. I still have to make one for my co-worker but I think I will make his a little different.
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – I used a Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 2-92 I had saved in my favorites.
2) MelonHeadz Friends Challenge – Use your favorite stamp or stamp set or Anything Goes if you use a Melonheadz digital stamp. I used a Melonheadz FREE stamp so I went with anything goes. (**I made top 3!!**)
3) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #306 – New Addition (baby or pets…)
Digital Image: Free Baby Girl from MelonHeadz Illustrating.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, White), AC Cardstock (Taffy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe – Icing on the Cake)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Hobby Lobby Decorative Trim, American Crafts enamel dots (Dear Lizzy), Scor-tape
August 2, 2016
animal, baby, baby boy, barn, chicken, congratulations, cow, doodle pantry, fancy fold, farm, farm animal, pig, step card
Inside: It’s a Boy! Congratulations
One of the guys I worked with last year just had his first baby so I wanted to make him a congratulations card. From what I could get out of him is that his wife was doing a vintage farm theme…well that’s how I interpreted it! So I went through my files and searched the internet and thought Farm Critters and Barn from Doodle Pantry fit the theme. I was stumped at first as what to do with the image because I just didn’t want to print it out and stick it on the card. So I went back to the internet where I found this awesome card on The Rubber Cafe Design Team Blog. The design it was the perfect design for all the elements I wanted on the card. My best friend, Stephanie, took my ideals and made the cute saying!
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.
2) Doodle Pantry – Ants in my Pantry Challenge #20 – Anything digital goes.
3) Crafting By Designs Challenge – Down on the Farm.
Digital Image: Farm Critters and Barn @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Martha Stewart fringe scissors, Scor-pal
August 1, 2016
birthday, Card Sketch, female golfer, feminine, friend, golf, golf bag, golf ball, happy birthday, MOJOBella #14, sports
I had an order for a birthday card for a 60ish lady that loves to play golf. She also like primary/bold colors. While searching for images and inspiration I saw a card that used the Wrap it Up cricut cartridge. So I went looking through my cartridges and I had it!! And it has this golf club set in it!! It had swirls on the top layer so I left that off. I used MOJO Bella Sketch #14 for my inspiration…I know the circle with the #14 could be part of the sketch but doesn’t have to be but I liked it as it was a perfect spot for the golf ball!
1) August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – original sketch is a MOJOBella sketch #14.
2) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – The Summer Olympics are from August 5 – 21. Make a card inspired by some aspect of the Summer Olympics (ie event, Olympic rings, Olympic colors etc)
Image: Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge
Cardstock: Bazzill (Grenadine, Hillary, Blue Oasis, white), shiny silver paper
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Stella and Rose)
Accents/Tools: Darice embossing folder (dots background), EK Success 1 1/2″ circle punch, The Paper Studio brads, EK Success 1/16 foam dots, Xyron X
July 30, 2016
Birthday, Fathers Day or Masculine
birthday, gun, happy birthday, hunting, masculine, shooting, target shooting
A lady needed a birthday card for a friend who will be 79 and likes target shooting. I saw this cake https://www.flickr.com/photos/thecaketailor/5535275056 and asked her if she liked it for a card and she said it was perfect. So I turned the cake ideal into a birthday card!
1. July Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – I liked a cake ideal I saw on the internet!
2. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #304 – Happy Birthday
Shooting Target image found on the internet
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ up Cricut Cartridge, silver brads, xyron X
July 29, 2016
encouragement, Get Well
embossing, embossing folder, encouragement, get well, hero, stars, stickers, superhero, Wonder Woman
Inside: You deflected that illness like Wonder Woman stopped bullets! (My friend and I came up with the saying….I have the bestest friend!)
One of our co-workers daughter fought an unknown illness recently which was during her senior year of high school. Through all the test and surgeries they didn’t know if it was cancer or not. They just found out last month that it is NOT cancer!! So we wanted her to know how tough she was through this all and how proud we were of her bravery. The family loves comic books so we thought Wonder Woman was appropriate for the occasion!
1) July Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – vintage/retro. This is a pretty retro wonder woman!!
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge – sketch #8 – I decided to make mine square instead of rectangle. Then I moved the circle from the right to the left and made it a rectangle. And instead of flags on the bottom I did another rectangle.
the original sketch is from Always Playing with Paper found here: http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-challenge-4-million-one.html
Stickers: Creative Imaginations (Wonder Woman)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (stars), EK Success 1/16 pop up dots
July 29, 2016
best friends, circles, fish, friends, hello, hi, mermaid, punches, shaker card, Sketch Saturday #420, swimming by to say hi, water
Well I have been wanting to jump back in the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs but just haven’t had the time. I’m hosting the August Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com so while looking for sketches I came across this one Sketch Saturday #420. So this sketch is #5 in the August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.
I thought it was perfect for the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs this month and couldn’t wait to put it together. I thought this image would be cute to send to my friend and then I found the saying “So glad you’re part of my world” and knew it was perfect to send to my Best Friend. I have also been wanting to make a shaker card since it was the technique challenge July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Well the first card I made I put some of the punched circles too close to the edge so it is not a shaker card. So the next card I kept the edges clear so I could put the double sided foam tape around the edges. I have learned after making my first ever shaker card that there must be secrets to this! I ran my images through my Xyron figuring they needed to be flat. Well the beads are sticking to the edges of the images. I’m so proud that I finally used these beads….I got them when the local store closed in 2006!! But I think my best friend will still like it. Last year I sent her a card every month but this year I have slacked but I’m going to send this one just so she knows I haven’t forgot her!!
- Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – use the digital image provided and get next months image free.
- August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5.
- C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 – Summer
Digital Stamp: Mermaid @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (shaker card – Sea Water, Bahama) (Swimming by – Blue Oasis, Tropical)
Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success punches (3/4″, 1/2″, 5/16″), foam tape, acetate, Art Accentz Treasure Beadz Turquoise