Hearts & Flowers

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Happy Mothers Day flowers hearts

My big boss asked me to make a card for his wife. When asked for ideals he said hearts and flowers. Well Karen picked Cardabilities #112 sketch for the bonus sketch this month and I thought it just might work…and it did! I had no ideal if she liked purple or aqua when I made this so I was glad when he told me she liked those colors!

My husband was shocked when I showed him this card…he said it was out of my comfort zone. I said it was but it was and I got to play with a bunch of my new toys. He really liked it and always encourages me to try new things or things that scare me (inks!!) This I will turn this into a couple wedding cards I have coming up!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Mother’s Day
2) May Card Sketch Category – bonus sketch

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (velvet, snapdragon, Artesian Pool, Atlantic)
Gold Paper: Paper Studio
Inks: Dylusions Crused Grape
Accents/Tools: Memory Box Flicker Hearts die cut, Memory Box Botanical Stem die cut, Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbles & Splat die, buttons, twine, xyron, purple floss,

Bearded Iris

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Mother strength and dignity

I made this for a guy at work for his mother. She just happens to be a customer of mine so I love making cards for her. One of her favorite flowers is the purple Iris so that is what I used. He picked out this verse for the front of the card. I used sketch #3 of the May Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3 – original sketch Paper Craft Crew card sketch #240.
2) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – product – foil. The striped paper is foil.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Bearded Iris @ Fred, She Said Designs
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Paper Studio (dark purple)
Patterned Paper: Gold (paper studio), DCWV Paper Pack (Violet Leaf)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Teacup Pansies

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Pansies

A lady needed a birthday card for her new boss. I sent her sample images and she picked this one from Imagine That Digi Stamp.

I used sketch #5 of the May Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. The original sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches #48.

Also fits the theme – Mother’s Day/Feminine of the May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

May Link Up @ Imagine That Creative Playground – use a Imagine That digi stamp to receive a free image that month.

Supplies:
Digital Stamp – Teacup Pansies @ Imagine That Digi Stamps
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pansy, white), Paper Studio (burgundy)
Patterned Paper: DCWV Paper Pack (Violet Leaf)
Accents/Tools: Anna Griffin Rose embossing folder – Rosa, scor-pal, Martha Stewart edge punch – Doily lace

Songbirds

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Cardinal Wreath

So I went looking for an image for my friend that loves cardinals. I found a watercolor digital set called Songbirds @ SLS Lines. I made two different mother’s day cards using images from the set. I’m also changing out the saying and sending one to my friend to let her know I’m thinking of her…now to find time to make it!!
I used sketch #1 on the May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (original sketch Atlantic Sketch Challenge #207).
It is also for May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme category – Mother’s Day/Feminine.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Song Bird Watercolor Clipart @ SLSLines Etsy
Inks: pre-colored and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Lava, Berry Blush)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, gems, Martha Stewart Art Lattice edge punch

Bluebird

I have a lady whose mother loves birds and bluebird just happens to be one of her favorites! So she requested this image for her Mother’s Day card. It is one of the images in the digital stamp set called Songbirds Watercolor Clipart by SLSLines. I’m also going to make it into a Birthday Card for another lady…just by changing the sentiment!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenges @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – Mother’s Day/Feminine

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Songbirds Watercolor Clipart @ SLSLines (Etsy)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Kraft, bazzill blue), American Crafts (Apricot)
Accents/Tools: corner rounder, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Emergency Personnel themed birthday cards

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Doctor Birthday

I made this for a lady whose niece is a doctor. She told me she was a stylish doctor so I thought this image from Kenny K Stamps would work perfectly. Which it did because they both loved it.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com –  Emergency Service Personnel

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Hot Doctor @ Kenny K Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown)
Patterned Paper: old old Chatterbox (Garden Flower Pots, Garden Swing Stripe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband
Accents/Tools: metal paper clip, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Nurse Birthday

A lady needed a birthday card for her friend who is a retired nurse. She is still active in the nursing community so she wanted a nursing theme. I used a free image from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps – Get Well Mousie. I just got permission from Mary Ellen to remove the “get well” from the balloon and then my husband put “happy birthday” in there instead. Of course I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder…best and most used folder EVER!!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com – Emergency Personnel

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp – Get Well Mousie – Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (blue,
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot edge punch, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

If you can please help!

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So if you follow me you know I don’t ever post anything besides crafty stuff but today I feel like I need to pass on an important Facebook page. I found this website last year after all the police officers were being shot just for being police officers. This organization (which only consists of a couple people and a dog) drives all over the country going to funerals of police, military, fire and emergency personnel. They bring the Honor Flag to be represented for the fallen heroes. It is a 501c so all donations are tax deductible…if you are looking for a non-profit to support I recommend this.

The organization is need of help as they run off donations only. They are asking for 500 people to send $10.00. If you can skip a lunch and donate that money PLEASE do. Here is the link to their page and if you go down a couple post you will see the Paypal link to donate. The Honor Network Facebook Page

You can also mail donations to:

The Honor Network PO BOX 413 Keller TX 76244.

If you can’t donate that’s okay please share the link on their page so maybe someone else can donate.

Thanks for time,

Kathy D.

Slam Dunk Thank You

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Slam Dunk Thank You

Inside: Thank You!

Last month at work we were raising money for Big Brothers Big Sister. The local Police Dept (SPD) and the local Sheriff Dept (GCSD) play a basketball game every year where all the money raised goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Well my boss started talk crud that he could out sell me on tickets/donations to Big Brother Big Sister. So I told him it was on like Donkey Kong!! I sent an email to my family and friends and in less than 2 weeks they raised $550.00!!! Yay for family and friends!! As my SIL would say “we crushed him!” as my boss only raised $240.00. But we accomplished the main goal and that was we beat the Sheriff’s dept in raising the most money! So to thank my family and friends I made 19 of these cards to send out!

I did black and blue to represent that the local Police Dept (SPD) won!! The image is a free clip art I found on the internet. I used sketch #4 of the April Card Sketch Challenge.

1) April Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – original sketch MFTWSC326.

Supplies:
Clip Art: Basketball Net Clipart @ Clipart Kid
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bazzill Blue, Pumpkin Patch, White, Raven)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: corner rounder

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