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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Clean Cards

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Swept up Garage

Inside:
So I swept the garage so the Easter Bunny could bring you a new tool!

While my husband was gone last week I decided to clean out the garage as a surprise for him. I wanted to make him a card to sit on his bench so he would get it when he walked into the garage. So I had ideals but when Karen posted the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus category – Clean… the cleaning images at Imagine That Digital Stamps came to mind. I told my girlfriend what my thoughts were for the saying and she put it together and made it sound good. He not only liked the garage but he said he also liked the card!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #397 as my inspiration (posted to late to enter the challenge!)

So while I was getting ideals I saw some funny house cleaning sayings so I decided to use the rest of my scraps and make some funny cards with this design. See attached cards.

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – bonus – clean. This is what I thought of when I saw the word “clean”.
2) Imagine That! April Link Up Challenge – Anything Goes. If you use an Imagine That Digital Image then you get the stamp of the month for FREE!!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Sweep This @ Imagine That Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder, Sunbeam, Yosemite)
Patterned Paper: Old stuff from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: computer,

House clean self

Inside: It seems to get dirty by itself!

Urge to clean house

Inside:I lay down and REST until the urge passes!

Secret to clean house

Inside: Never let your children or husband enter it!

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Tropical Birthday

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Palm Tree Beach Birthday

So I made a card similar to this one last year (see below) …but forgot to post it! But a lady requested a palm tree/beach card for her nephew. This version is different because I used a new sun die I recently got (instead of part of a circle) and made the sand bigger on this one. I made the letters the same color as the sand in hopes it looks like it was drawn in the sand!

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – weather. Not sure if this is what Karen had in mind but it is SUNNY WEATHER on this card! (so wish I was there!)

SUPPLIES:
SVG file: Palm Tree @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Sun metal die: Stitched Sky Dies – Gina Marie Designs @ Scrapbook Outlet
Cardstock: Bazzill (kraft)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ Up Cricut Cartridge, Xyron X

Happy Birthday Palm Tree Scene

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Recipe for a Happy Birthday

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Recipe for A Happy Birthday

Recipe for a Happy Birthday - inside.JPG

One of my regular customers needed a birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves to cook. So I decided to do a recipe theme. There weren’t a lot of ideals out there and mostly were for birthday invitations. So I took some bits and pieces from some cards on the internet then added my own ingredients (ideals came from the mom on how they celebrate birthdays) to make a personalized birthday card!

The “lift category” this month in the April Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com is to lift Cardiographer!! She is one of my favorites and is a friend of mine. She loves Doodlebug (so do I…friendship at first sight!) and she ROCKS it!! I keep telling her she needs to try out for their design team! Even though I did not “lift” a card of hers I “lifted” the use of Doodlebug which doesn’t count for the challenge but I least made a cute card!! Her cards are cuter but I tried! I fussy cut the presents out of some paper. And used a die cut to make the balloons. The recipe card was from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she has some freebies on her site Papercraft Romance.)

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – lift Category – used Doodlebug like my friend Cardiographer does!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Recipe Card from Deedee’s Digis (new site with some freebies http://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum,)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe), (Birthday Girl on the pink dotted balloon)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, black string

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Several Birthday Cards

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Peace Birthday

I made this card for my Niece’s 15th Birthday. This image reminded me of her.

CHALLENGES:
1) March Card Inspiration Challenge – Theme – birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Peace of God @ Cute As A Button Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Bazzill Blue, Bazzill Green)
Inks: Digital image colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Daisy Yellow Happy Birthday.JPG

I had an order for a Birthday card for a lady that likes Daisies. I used Sketch #1 of the March Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. Also for the March Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – birthdays.

SUPPLIES:
SVG File: Daisies (will have to look it up)
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, African Daisy)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Sunny Days Ahead – Spring Floral)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, buttons, glue dots, xyron x, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Butterfly Birthday

Had an order for a birthday card and she likes butterflies. I used the photo inspiration category from the March Inspirational Card Challenge as my inspiration…plus the new butterflies from Michael’s helped in that process!! I lifted this card on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309763280606455534/

SUPPLIES:
Butterflies: Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Blue Oasis)
Accents/Tools: Rick Rack, Sizzix Swirls & Squares Embossing Folder, scor-tape, Recollections butterflies

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Wonderful Mother

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Wonderful Mother

Down to the wire but I made it! This is for the Imagine That Creative Playground Monthly Challenge. Link up a card using an Imagine That image and you get the month’s featured image! I really wanted this months featured image for Easter Cards!

I won a whole set of digital stamps in February from Imagine That Digital Stamps and this was one of the images from the Beary in Love Kit. I fussy cut out the flowers and added real pearls on top of the digital ones.

I used I {heart} Sketches #164 for my inspiration so it fit the Favorites Category of the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Beary in Love Kit @ Imagine That Digital Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kachina), American Crafts (Bubblegum)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Recollections pearls, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Fiskars large corner rounder

Lucky Lil Birdie

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Lucky Bird

Inside:
To my tweet friend
on St. Patrick’s Day
wishing you good luck & happiness

I didn’t get any St. Patrick’s Day cards done for this year but still wanted to play in the Monthly Challenge at From the Heart Stamps so now I have a card ready for next year!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #395 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) From the Heart Stamps – Monthly Challenge – use the stamp provided and get next month’s image FREE!
2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past sketch I saved.

Product:
Digital Image: Lucky Lil Birdie @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Collectable – Remarkable)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black rhinestones

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