Boo to You

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As soon as I saw the September Digi Bundle at Gerda Steiner Designs I knew I had to have it with this adorable puppy dressed up as a ghost! Then I had to bat my eyelashes at my husband to color it up in Photoshop. What was so cool is I didn’t give him any certain colors to use and this is what he came up with…the cool part is I had 2 sheets of this Doodlebug paper that matches perfectly!! I used MOJObella Sketch #9 as my inspirational.


  1. Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs – September 2016 – use a Gerda Steiner images and make a card to share on the blog!
  2. October Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category- Use a sketch or card you have saved in your favorites.


Digital Image: Dog Dressed as a Ghost @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Orange Juice, Raven)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Goody Goody Gumballs)

Accents/Tools: gems, EK Success border punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Glue dots


No Perfect Parents

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This card is made for an angel swap I’m in. This is a different type of swap. Basically everyone puts in a name of someone that could use happy/encouragement mail in their mailbox. Then you are randomly given a name to send a card to.
The person requested the card to go to a man to offer him support of parenthood and let him know he rocks as a father. I asked a couple follow up questions and found out he plays basketball with his son every weekend.
So I started praying to find out what kind of card God wanted him to get. I looked at quotes and found 2 that I felt led to use. I was going to make two different cards but ended up with the holy spirit prompting me to use the 2nd one inside:
“There will be so many times
you feel like you’ve failed.
But in the eyes, heart, and mind
of your child you ARE Super Dad.
You are their world.
And you are doing a fabulous job.”
– Stephanie Precourt

A little background on the inside quote. The original quote says Mom. But I really felt it is what I needed to send. So I wrote Stephanie and asked her if it had every been changed and would she mind if I changed Mom to Dad. She said she doesn’t think it has been changed but can totally see how it pertains to both parents so she gave me permission to change it!

I used MOJO Monday #420 sketch for my inspiration.

Image: Sports Ball Set @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Accents/Tools: brads, making memories paper edge scraper, 1/6 pop dots

Birdbrain Get Well



Inside: It’s time to rest and take it easy.

This is for the owner of From the Heart Stamps. On Aug 11th we were notified by her team that Faith (owner) was in the hospital and to pray for her if we could. Aug 13th her dad updated us to let us know they found a brain tumor just bigger than a golf ball size and they were going to operate. She is now at home recovering from the surgery and starting treatments for cancer. This woman is amazing and even though I have never met her she has touched my life with her sweet spirit, kind heart and love for God. Her dad was so kind to give us an address we could send happy mail of encouragement to. So I went looking through her images that I own (because her store is temporarily on hold) and came across this one. She does not sell pre-colored digis but she had a special one time so I got the pre-colored one of this!! When I saw it I came up with the sentiment. I also used a sketch from their challenge blog – I {heart} sketches #69. I was having a hard time trying to find a ribbon to go across like what was in the sketch. So I pulled out my box of odds and ends ribbons and old old fibers (remember those!!). I found this perfect colored fiber trim that was just perfect…I love those happy finds!!

1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ – theme category – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.

Digital Image: Spectacular Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Apricot, Lemonade, Snap Dragon, Wisteria)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Tools/Accents: Xyron X, EK Success circle punches, fiber, 1/8 Scor-tape

Take a Break

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My hair dresser/friend had a stroke in March and is recovering. They think it was caused by some meds and migraine meds but not totally sure. She is doing amazingly well and was allowed to come back to work last month. To encourage her on days that she can’t do as much as she wants to I sent her this card. I reminded her that her body is healing on the inside and even though she looks healed on the outside her brain is still healing. I wrote this verse inside:
“And my God will meet all your needs
according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
– Phillippians 4:19

Her husband told me she liked pink and Dr. Pepper so that is what I went with. Used old supplies and scraps I had in my scrap drawers!

1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.
2) September Card Sketch Challenge @ – sketch #4. Original found here:

Digital Image: Drink it Up – retired Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, the two peach colored are retired)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories (old old stuff!)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Lines & Dots)


Angel – Silent Night



So here is the 2nd card using the “Away in a Manager” paper pack from The Paper Studio. I used sketch #1 in the September Card Challenge as my inspiration…just flipped so the circle was on top of the card instead of on the bottom.

I have enough paper I think I will get about 12 of these cards made.

1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ – sketch #1. Original sketch found here
2) Christmas in September @ – make a Christmas card.

3) Sparkles Christmas Challenge Challenge #68 – Christmas Fairies or Angels.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly),
Gold Paper: The Paper Studio (Antique Gold Metallic)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Away in a Manger)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (2″ and 2 1/4″ circles), Cuttlebug embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots


So in trying to figure out what I liked best I made this one too. I think I would rather have the angel facing to the right but I think for one card this works too!



Sunflower Wedding and Birthday

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So one of the guys I work with is getting married tomorrow. So I made a card for all of us at work to sign. He said they really didn’t have wedding colors but was decorating in sunflowers and country feel. So this is what I came up with!! Found the sunflower stickers at Hobby Lobby and they were on sale that week!!

1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ – sketch #5. Original is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157.
2) September Inspirational Card Challenge@ – Bonus category – Something old. Use something old from your stash that you have not used in a long time (you can’t remember the last time you used it). Well the metal charms I have had forever and I don’t use them very often.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Beeswax, Pinecone, Rain Forest)
Sunflower Sticker: The Paper Studio La Petites (sunflowers)
Accents/Tools: burlap string, Studio G metal charms, Sizzix Love Set embossing folder, Marvy Uchida circle punch, Fiskars corner rounder, 1/8 scor-tape


Yellow/Gray/Black Card

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So I posted the sketch on the Sketch Challenge (Feeling Sketchy #147) and Karen posted the color challenge (gray, yellow, white).


Well I happened to have a ton of yellow and gray scraps because I helped a friend last year with wedding signs and she gave me all the scraps. So I decided the sketch and color challenge should go together. Well then I went to Michael’s and guess what they had in their $1.50 bins….yep yellow, white, gray and black flowers. They were PERFECT!! They only had big ones in white…so I took off the center of the white one and put a medium black flower on top of it. So then I went back to the jewel aisle and found the perfect jewel swirls and got them discounted with a coupon!!! SCORE!!! I finally got a “wow” out of my husband when he looked at it….haven’t got one lately so I was excited!! I left the tag blank because it really could be for many different occasions…birthday, wedding, sympathy.

So I was going to go horizontal with the sketch but after seeing Cardiographer use a vellum tag to the side I decided to do that same thing with cardstock. Thanks Cardiographer.

1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ – color category
2) August Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #4

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, Raven, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (The Garment District)
Accents/Tools: Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones, Michael’s Paper Flowers



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