I didn’t forget your birthday…

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I didnt Forget Birthday

Inside: I keep thinking it’s in July.

So Karen is hosting the Inspirational Card Challenge this month at Scrapbook.com and the Bonus Category is – Make a card for a belated birthday (7/2/16 – National I Forgot Day). As soon as I saw this I thought “did I forget again?” and got out my address book that has a birthday calendar in it. Yep, my step-mother-in-law’s birthday was in June not July. But to my defense I really thought it was in July. See we missed it last year but we really did just miss it last year. This year I was thinking about it and even looked and got in my head that I didn’t have birthday cards to make in June but had hers in July. So I tried to explain to her that she gets to celebrate the same birthday twice so it’s a bonus for her!! She laughed!! But also to my defense I do this with several people. If you remember last year I had to mail a card to my BFF (yes, best friend) EVERY month just so I would remember to put her card in the mail BEFORE her birthday…it worked!! And my best friend from 6th grade I still think her birthday is 9/23 when it is actually 9/22 so I also call her a day late. I have issues!! But it came in perfect timing for Karen’s challenge! Thanks Karen for helping a girl out!!

So in searching for ideals (cause my husband came up with a real cute one last year when we screwed up) I wasn’t sure what to do for this year. Well I saw a card with this saying and an elephant on it. When I read the outside of that card  the saying for the inside of my card came to me so I knew it was meant to be. I remembered Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business) had a cute elephant about not forgetting. Then I had tons of scraps that my friend left for me after helping her make signs for a wedding. Everything on this card is from scraps!!

CHALLENGES:
1) MOJO Monday #456 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration.
2) July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – belated birthday card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Never Forgotten Digital Stamp (Deedee’s Digis – out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, African Daisy, white)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (The Garment District)
Ink: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Ek Success 1/16 pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Recollections enamel dots

Sweet Baby Boy and Girl

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Sweet Baby Boy

I made three cards for my old boss to choose from…this is one of them. I was inspired by this card
http://sylvia-anne-poppyspapercraftpatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/sweet-baby-girl-at-atcas.html
I don’t do white space well so I decided to have a colored background that matched by alphabet stickers!! I used the Hammer Embossing Technique. The blue one wasn’t done well because it was my first try…I learned you do have to hit pretty hard.

I also made this in pink since I had pink stickers just like the blue… and I made 2 in each color since I did one in all caps and the other in all lower case.

Sweet Baby Girl

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspiration Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com  – Technique Category – Hammer embossing.

SUPPLIES (Blue Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, bluebell)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – blue pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch

SUPPLIES (Pink Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (Romance, white)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – pink pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch

 

Baby Boy Congratulations

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Boy Congratulations

So my ex-boss asked me to make a baby boy card for one of his current employees. So this is one of 3 cards I made for him to choose from….he picked this one!

I’m sure I’m the only one that still HAS this paper! It was perfect for the sketch Karen used in the July Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. The patterned paper was punch in squares to get the images.

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. Original Sketch by Studio Calico found here:
http://www.studiocalico.com/2013/09/sunday-sketch-michelle

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper: My and My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, lemonade)
Accents/Tools: 7/8″ square punch, pop dots, xyron x

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A farmer, a cool pop and a BBQ griller!

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Cow Fathers Day

So one of the girls at work needed 3 Father’s Day Cards. This dad she said like cows and was a farmer so I said I can do that! When trying to figure how to make it Father’s Day card my husband came up with the inside sentiment “Milk it for all it’s worth!” I loved the saying and so did the lady at work.

I think I might make this into a birthday card by tying balloons to it’s tail!

CHALLENGES:
1) June Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used Freshly Made Sketches #1. I love this sketch and have used it several times over the years.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cow are You by Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, lava)
Patterned Paper: cow paper found on the internet. The sentiment is on a piece of the cow paper that comes with the digital stamp.
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Coolest Pop

I showed her the paper from Photo Play – This Guy Line – Keep It Handsome and she said this image was perfect. I used this card by Jody Marrow as my inspiration for the design.

CHALLENGES:

  1. June Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used this card by Jody Marrow as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Patterned Paper: Photo Play – This Guy Line – Keep It Handsome

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, raven,) The Paper Studio (brown)

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio white brads)

Chillin & Grillin

And her other dad likes to grill. I made a card for him about three years ago but this is a completely different image and feel to the card. I found Team Dad by Echo Park at my local scrapbooking store and thought it would be perfect for several cards. I ended up messing up one of the cards so I cut the grill out of it so I could pop dot it on top of the original image.

CHALLENGES:

  1. June Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I used Mojo Monday Sketch #420 for my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Patterned Paper: Team Dad by Echo Park

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Father’s Day Fishing Card

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Sorry not the greatest photo as I took it with my phone…totally forgot to get one with my real camera!

So one of the guys at work bought some of my cards and sent it to his parents. Well his mom now has placed orders that last through out the year. She didn’t order a Father’s Day card (long story) so her son decided to order one for her. So I made it and sent it to her as a surprise. She loved that her son and I did that for her. I used scraps from my scrap drawers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. Original sketch found here:
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/02/freshly-made-sketches-124-sketch-by.html

Cardstock: Bazzill (Java)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)
Accents/Tools: brads, Embossing Folder (We r Memory Keepers – woven)

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Balloons at the Beach

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Beach w Balloons

So I saw a photo that had balloons in the forefront of the photo and the beach in the background. The nurse liked the photo and wanted something similar for one of her employees birthdays and this is how my version was born. I used the beach background and the wood post digital stamps from Diane’s Daydreams Designs (no longer in business) and made this scene. I punched balloons from my Martha Stewart Balloon punch and tied them on with black string. I printed the background scene a couple times so I could pop up the sand and clouds to give it dimension.

CHALLENGES:
1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – Aquarium Month (something with water, beach, etc)

SUPPLIES:
Digital Images: Diane’s Daydream Designs – beachscapes
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Recollections polka dot papers
Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: string, Martha Stewart balloon punch, 1/16th EK Success Pop Dots

13th Anniversary – Lace

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13th Anniversary Sage

A lady at work requested a Happy 13th Wedding Anniversary for her daughter and son-in-law. She said one of their weddings colors was Sage. I used the pagemaps sketch that was Sketch #1 in the June Card Sketch Challenge. Instead of the 6 flowers I did 2 hearts in that space. I used lace because that was the traditional gift for the 13th anniversary.

CHALLENGES:
1) June Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (lily pond, spring breeze)
Accents/Tools: lace, Embossing Folder (Darice – Layered Hearts, Cuttlebug – D’vine Swirl), paper piercer, fiskars corner rounder small, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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