Encouragement Cards for Chemo patient

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A lady at work told me her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and was starting 15 weeks of chemo. She wanted to know if I could make mini or small regular cards of encouragement so she could have her sister open one every week of chemo. She just needed them within the week because she was going to see her. So I prayed because it was going to be tough to get 15 cards done in one week and God said "tell her yes" so I did. He made all the cards come together so nicely and fairly quick. She loved them and knew her sister would too!

She told me that her sister was a Christian and more of a flower/beauty type of girl. So I knew I had enough stuff in my craft room so I went looking and found so much wonderful stuff that fit what I felt she wanted for her sister.

This two cards were made using Stampin' Up supplies (I believe both are discontinued but if you have them like me maybe this will inspire you!) But they do still have the Hand Penned Petals Stamp Set so I'll link my friends site. I have not used the stamps yet just the beautiful cards in the card pack.
Card size: 3 3/8 x 4 3/4

MINI CARD CRAZE IN JULY challenge @ Scrapbook.com

Anything is Possible Card
Journaling Card: Stampin' Up (Hand penned Memories & More Card Pack)
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up (Ornate Floral 3D)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)

Rose Overlay Card
Image and Overlay - Stampin' Up (Incredible Like You Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation)

The book card I colored with Tombow Dual Brush Markers.
Inside says: Cancer is only going to be a chapter of your life, not the whole story.

MINI CARD CRAZE IN JULY challenge @ Scrapbook.com

Card size: 3 3/8 x 4 3/4

Cancer is just a chapter
Image: Hero Arts Bold Prints (Book Stacks)
Markers: Tombow Dual Brush Markers
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)

Flowers Grow Card
Patterned Paper: The Paper Boutique (Bumblebee's Dance - embellishment pad and 8 x 8 paper pad)
Metal Dies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (

Thinking of You Card
Cardstock: Bazzill (
Journaling Card (Recollections - Blooming Tag Pad)
Gems: Recollections

Card size: 3 3/8 x 4 3/4


You Got This
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One Day at a Time
Journaling Card: Jen Hadfield - Hey, Hello Collection
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Cardstock: Bazzill (

I love You Jar
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Blue and Gold Anniversary

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Sketch: Sketch n Scrap - WCMD 2021 Sketch #2
Patterned Paper: Recollections Paper Pack - Marsh Flower
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Tags and more Cricut Cartridge (tags 2 3/4" and 3"), Metal Dies (butterflies and banners)

Sketch: Sketch n Scrap - card sketch #202
Leaves:
Happy Anniversary: 
Patterned Paper: Recollections (pumpkin leaves)

Mother’s Day Cards 2022

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I need to be better about posting my cards so I might as well start with the Mother’s Day cards I made for this year. I haven’t been posting because I haven’t had time to list all the supplies that go with them. But I’m going to try to post them and add to the supplies as I have time. If there is something I used you want to know more about just ask me in the comments and I’ll let you know.

So this was for all the cowboy/Texan mom’s out there! I made a card with this image years ago called Cowgirl Flowers but decided to make a new version this year for some new customers that wanted this theme for their Mother’s Day card.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill 
Digital Stamp: Home on the Range and Bouquet Daisy (Daydream Designs - store closed). Printed on a Epson ET-8500 color printer
Embossing Folder:
I have several mom's that like birds so I had a couple of those. 
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Rainbows, unicorns and scraps of cardstock!

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In 2020 I made mother's day cards using strips of cardstock. I did this because I needed a rainbow inspired card for a mother that loves rainbows! Since then I have made several different cards with the same concept.

In February 2021 I made these for a couple orders:
SUPPLIES:
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Stampin' Up (Stitched Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
Embossing Folder: Darice (stars assorted)
In September 2021 I made these:
The small note card "Yay" (yay is in black) was for a young girl starting 6th grade. It was to encourage to have fun and enjoy the 6th grade. 
SUPPLIES:
Metal Die: Concord and 9th (Yay Dies #10373), Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Stampin' Up (Stitched Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
In November a friend of mind needed a unicorn or rainbow card for her granddaughter so I made these using both! She picked the pink and blue one! The unicorn given to me by my friend Ro!! Thanks Ro!
SUPPLIES:
Metal Die: Recollections Cut & Emboss (Unicorn), Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
Accents/Tools: Wink of Stella (on the unicorn to make it sparkle), vellum, Xyron X, Gina K Designs (Foam Tape 3.6m)

Australian Inspired birthday card!

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So I have been exposed to Covid-19 a lot lately and I finally tested positive for it. So while I rest I hope to get caught up on a few things and one of them being my blog. As you can tell it has been neglected for awhile now with barely any post. I have created but just didn’t have time to create and blog. So I’m hoping in these 10 days off the Lord will allow me to be well enough to do a few things on the to-do list.

So one of my nephews had a birthday in September and I just couldn't create the right card for him. And then weeks turned into months and the poor boy never got a card or his present. Which I was just going to give him money because time was getting away from me. But I really didn't want to do that because even though I was late I wanted to make sure he knew he was special and loved. His mom had told me he is into Australia right now and he loves to learn about new things. Well, I went to Beccy's Place Blog and saw a brand new stamp released this month and it was perfect!! It is called Limited Edition and it is a platypus!! The creative juices flowed and I even got out the Distress Oxide inks my friend Karen taught me how to use last year. I made the background (Salvaged patina and peacock feathers) by starting with lighter and going darker. Then I spritzed it with water. Then I used Blueprint sketch Distress Oxide ink on paper and cut the 10 out of it. I printed the bubbles from the digital stamp directly on my background piece. I love how it turned out!! I went with a 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 card as it was the perfect size for the platypus swimming to the number 10!! (It uses a 7 1/2 x 4 envelope that I had to special order). 

This card also inspired me to find books to go with it. So I find a cool book that comes in a series called Platypus Police Squad and I got him the first book - The Frog who Croaked. Which is double awesome because it is about a platypus and a cop (his dad is a police officer!) I also got him a book on the animals in Australia (A is for Australian Animals) and a book on Australia (A is for Australia)

I hope to turn this design into some Hello Cards instead of the 10 being on there. We will see what happens and I'll post if I get them made!!

CHALLENGES:
1) Beccy's Challenges - January - Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of January 2022 (AEST).

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Limited Edition @ Beccy's Place
Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger Tim Holtz (Salvaged patina, Peacock feathers, Blueprint sketch)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mediterranean, Pinecone)
Water paper for inking: Neenah paper
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Epson inkjet printer

It’s a Girl baby cards

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I needed a baby girl card for one of the guys at work. She was born in May so I’m doing pretty good for me!! Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”. Well I had just reorganized part of my scrapbook room. So with cute supplies, several card sketches and organized supplies I started with this card and ended up making 5 cards since the inspiration just kept coming.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favoritesused Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #519http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/08/challenge-519.html, I turned it on it’s side and made it horizontal.
2) September Happy Mail Challenge – finally getting a baby congratulation card for Campbell.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Stampin’ Up Designer 6 x 6 paper
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss dots)
Metal die: Paper Smooches (balloons)
Accents/Tools: string, pop dots

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #2 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday card sketch #517 – I flipped it upside down.
Sketch found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2021/07/challenge-517.html

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Hillary, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Stampin’ Up 6 x 6 Designer paper
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Metal Dies: Life Style Crafts (Nesting lace rectangles)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #3 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #555. Original Sketch found here: https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc555

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – Sewing – there is faux stitching and the black die circle also has embossed stitching.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (On the Sunny Side “Parade paper”)
Metal Dies: Life Style Crafts (Nesting lace rectangles), Spellbinders (Fancy edged circles)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Edge Punch: EK Success (dotted scallop)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. This was card #4 out of the 5 I was inspired to make. Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Inspirational Challenge – FavoritesMy Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #553. Original Sketch found here: https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc553

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Raven, Orange Juice)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co epoxy stars, Eyelet Outlet enamel dots, EK Success Corner Rounder
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)

This is a card I was inspired to make with a clean-ish room and cute supplies out. I made 5 different cards (this is #5). Several Christmas’ ago my husband picked out scrapbook supplies for one of my Christmas gifts. He picked out this ephemera pack by Carta Bella “It’s a Girl”.

CHALLENGE:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Sketch. Original sketch: MOJO Monday 324

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Hillary, Cajun)
Ephemera Package: Carta Bella (It’s a Girl)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Cricut embossing folder (Swiss Dots), EK Success edge punch (dotted scallop), black string, pop dots

Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 – Hello Sunshine

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I had an order for a Get Well card for an elderly lady that fell and broke her hip. Also wanted to have some on hand.
My husband found this Card Kit of the Month and bought it for me for Mother’s Day. So far the 3 months I have had it I like it! They send instructions to make cards with the supplies but I don’t normally make their cards….I use the supplies to make my own. I used the left side of this scrapbook sketch as my inspiration. I saw a tall skinny card on the left side of the sketch. I ended up making a 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 card. Sketch used: https://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/sketch/6722927.html

Supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts (Sky), Bazzill (Romance, Ivy)
Patterned Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss dots)

So this is another card I made with the Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 supplies. I was inspired by last months sketch #2 of the August Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch is a MOJO Monday Sketch #504. I turned one into a sympathy card and the other is going to a lady that lost her husband in late July to let her know I’m thinking and praying for her. So I will be linking it to the September Happy Mail Challenge. **I challenge everyone to mail out one “happy mail” card this month just to let someone know you are thinking of them!**

SUPPLIES:
Patterned and solid Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Fancy Edged Circles), Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz (Garden Greens)

Here is another card made with the Card Kit my husband ordered for me. I used an old sketch saved in my sketch folder – Sketch-N-Scrap Sketch #135. I made this for friend (Francene) who has been in the hospital.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – original sketch found here: http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2018/12/card-sketch-135.html
2) September Happy Mail Challenge – make a card to send “Happy Mail”

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (tiny dots – gray/white)
Sentiment die cut and banner: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Enamel Dots: Eyelet Outlet and Brads (yellow)

Travelogue Paper Pad cards

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I made this card last year for an order. I needed a birthday card for her daughter that likes to travel and has traveled. I used the Craftsmart Travelogue paper pad and the Craft Smith Working on my Fitness paper pad. 
Then in February I needed a birthday card for her son-in-law and he is pilot. So I used the Craftsmart Travelogue paper pad again to make this birthday card. The banner is from a package I got on sale at Michael's a long time ago. 
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Admiral)
Patterned Paper: Craftsmart (travelogue)
Accents/Tools: Happy Birthday tag, gold brad

Then a couple days ago I made this card for the lady to give her daughter’s father-in-law who is turning 92. He was a pilot in the military a long time ago. I again used an image from the Craftsmart Travelogue Paper Pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lagoon, Mysterious Teal)
12 x 12 Paper Pad: Craft Smart (Travelogue)

Heart Banner Card

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I needed some anniversary cards for an order. As I was looking for stuff for the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com I came across a sketch with a card that I really liked so I lifted it. The original sketch was a Fusion Card Sketch but I lifted a DT members card. I like how she used plaids but I added more colors as I don't do white on white well. I then wanted to see what it would look like with polka dots. I made them in different colors too but these are the two she picked.

March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com - Favorites Category -Recreate a card or sketch you've saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White, Flamingo, Ash, Heather, Pansy)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Heart Metal Dies: Lawn Fawn (Heart Stackables)
Edge Punch: Martha Stewart (Doily Lace)
Epoxy dots: Eyelet Outlet (black)

Card Kit done in my style!

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So we went to Texas this past week for a week of craftiness! And it was just what I needed. We were snowed in so we had nothing to do but relax and play. Before the snow hit we met up with another crafty friend in the area that is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she put on a little get together/card class. She had the You Are Amazing Card Kit for us to split so we could make 2 cards each. I love the stuff in the kit but the cards are not my style so I asked if I could make cards at home in my own style and she said I could. I did not think the shinny blue paper went with these colors and the design just didn’t speak to me. These are my versions made with the kit stuff! Still have a couple more to make but these spoke to me while I was cleaning so I crafted instead of cleaning!!

Watering Can Card: 
I had the watering can and tulips in my die cuts and had not used them yet and they were perfect...at least in my opinion!!
I used sketch #5 of the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I'm also entering it into the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge - product - flowers.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Piglet, Candle, Parakeet)
Metal Dies: Impression Obsession Dies (IO Dies) - Tulips (die147-A), Watering Can (die155-A)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (swiss dots)
Wild Flowers Card:
I originally did the design horizontal with a big sentiment stamp in the middle and two flower lying across the card. Well my first attempt one of the yellow stripes on the end was way skinner then the other end. So I decided if I turned it horizontal then it looked better. In doing so I took off the sentiment and placed the three flowers and liked it better. This 2nd card I was able to get the yellow layers more even. I used Sketch #1 from the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge (long and skinny 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 fits in long skinny envelope usually used for bills....much better to get this than bills!!) I thought these wildflowers stems #2 from Tim Holtz matched the paper pretty darn good! Was happy how this turned out.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit) 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Whirlpool, Candle)
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stems #2)

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