Getting Sketchy with Completely Christmas

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Sweet Song of Christmas

So if you have been to Completely Christmas Challenge or if you go there now you will see that I did not follow the sketch they displayed.

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I followed a sketch just a different one. Long story but that is what happens when life and technology get in the way!!

The story behind this card is that I did a card a year or so ago with this image for the retirement home I do crafts at. I had left over pieces so I make them and sell my cards at work. Well I had 3 card bases with the sentiment “May the sweet song of Christmas bring joy to your heart!” already printed inside, brads and a couple pieces of cut paper but not enough to make the original card. I didn’t want to cut up more supplies to make the exact card so I set it aside. So when we got the (wrong) sketch I thought it would work for this image so I pulled out the pieces. I thought I found the perfect patterned paper for it but when I went to play with the pieces last night I decided I didn’t like it. So I pulled out the scrap drawer and found the green patterned paper and it matched perfectly. So that is how this card was made.

I used Christmas Cuties Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis.

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Send a Smile 4 Kids

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Birthdays like Purses Deedee’s Digis is the sponsor of Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge this week and the challenge is to make a card for a female from a child. I decided to make female birthday card using the new digi, In the Bag. I printed off the purses on scratch paper and then went through my scrap drawers. This patterned paper match this purse perfectly so I went with it. I liked the diagonal stripes as it was sophisticated but not too grown up! The sentiment inside, “The more you have the harder it is to find your keys!” comes with the digi too. DAInTheBagPROMO

You have until Friday April 17th at noon CST to enter this challenge. After you do, please consider sending in your card(s) to cheer a child who is inpatient in one of our thirteen children’s hospitals. All the information you need is under the tabs at the top of the blog.

CHALLENGES:

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: In the Bag @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, pop dots.

Inspired by a new digi stamp and a sketch

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Mother's Day Frame

I wanted to make a sample for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #49 since Deedee’s Digis is the sponsor this week. Well when I was looking for images to use with this sketch the Digi of the Month stamp – Blooming Blessing just seemed perfect.

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Some of my ink in the printer is running low so I think my colors are off but when I went looking for paper to match I found the perfect one!! Okay it is only 10 years old but once I wiped the dust off it was ready to be used! I changed the black outline to brown and changed the green a little and then it was ready to go. I think it turned out pretty darn cute!

If you did not play in the Digi of the Month Challenge last month you can jump in by buying the above digi for ONLY $1.25 this month. Make a card and next month’s image will be FREE.

CHALLENGES:
1) Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #49 – use the sketch provided as inspiration

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Blooming Blessings @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: EK Success

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: ribbon, brads, pop dots, glue dot, scor-tape

Anything Goes with a Birthday card and Easter card

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Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge this week is Anything Goes. So I first made the birthday card for a friends brother in-law and decided it fit my father-in-law so I made him one too!

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Then I decided to make a card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge so I will share it at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge also.

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There is free Word Art of this scripture on the blog but it didn’t fit the space I had since it was more of horizontal sentiment. So I tried to mimic what she did and made it vertical. When I saw this scripture it made me think of this digital image by Deedee’s Digis so that is why I went with it.

CHALLENGES:
1) Word Art Wednesday – uplifting project

2) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #221 – Anything Goes

3) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #240 – Easter

4) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – used a sketch from last month (Mojo Monday Sketch #361)

SUPPLIES:

Fishing Birthday Card

Digital Image: Great Outdoors @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Christian Easter Card

Digital Image: Our Risen Lord @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Christmas ornaments

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The challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round this month is Ornaments. While wondering Deedee’s Digis I saw this Christmas tree with ornaments and thought it would make a cute card.

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I went looking through my scrap drawers containing Christmas paper (yes, I have two scrap drawers containing ONLY Christmas paper!!) and found this perfect piece from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper pack. I like the stitched look to the letters and it was the perfect color. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 as my inspiration.

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CHALLENGES:

1) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Ornaments

2) Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

3) The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #4 – Anything Christmas with an optional twist of non-traditional colors listed. I chose to do the anything goes.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Country Christmas @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: button, Twine (Simplicity), Fiskars Scallop punch

Last minute Easter card

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Happy Easter

I just got this card done in the nick of time to enter in the From the Heart – Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge. I have been wanting to rejoin the challenge but just haven’t had time. But this month I thought I would have time and then I almost didn’t! I might regret staying up late but so glad I got it done. This month’s digital Stamp was adorable….

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

I used Skipping Stones Designs Sketch #71 as inspiration for my card.

CHALLENGES:

1) From the Heart – Digital Stamp of the month challenge – use the digital stamp of the month to make a project and get next month’s image FREE.

2) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch category. I was too late to entry but it did inspire my card.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Easter Trio @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill ( Artesian Pool, white)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Hello Spring)

Inks: Tombow markers

Accent/Tools: white brads

Technique: Watercolor with Markers

Thinking of you flowers

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So several months ago I found Imagine That digis by Kris Blog and have been wanting to join in on the Digi of the Month challenge she has. But this was the first month I found time to play…and I barely found it this month! I had to squeeze it in today before a friends birthday party….but I made it! I liked how Donna Rinckel made her card with the flowers so I went that route too. I really like how simple and cute this card turned out. You can’t tell from the photo but there are yellow stickles in the middle of the flowers and the flowers are popped up with pop dots. The flower on the left is actually half popped up and half not since the top of the flower looks like it is under the leaf.

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I tried using some of the cute digi paper in the pack but my printer put lines through it and I didn’t have time to mess with it today. So I looked in my scrap drawer and found the perfect matching paper. I used Sketch Saturday #351 as my inspiration for the layout.

CHALLENGES:

1) Imagine That…digis by Kris – Digi of the Month Challenge – Use the image provided to make a project and receive next months free!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Peacocks @ Imagine That!…digis by Kris

Patterned Paper: Pink polka dot @ Michael’s

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, brads

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