Christmas wishes for you

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Snowman with bird

Inside:

…and the sweetest joys
the season can hold.

Merry Christmas

I love my husband for many reasons and supporting my hobbies is one of them. Not only does he let me have several rooms to store my craft stuff but he will also color digital stamps in Photoshop for me! And when I tell him to just slap some paint on I get this masterpiece! He is amazing and I’m very thankful.

So here is my finished card just in time for the From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge. You make a project using the digital image for that month and you get next month’s image FREE!!

I used a Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch (01/14/11) for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

  1. From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge – make a project with the monthly image.
  2. Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – snowflakes…they are in the paper.
  3. The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up – snow people
  4. Christmas Card Challenges #39 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Candy Cane for Snowman @ From the Heart Stamps

Patterned Paper: left over scrap pieces in my scrap drawers

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: glitter paper, pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Beach Girl

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Beach Girl

PROMO Beach Blanket Girl

Sometimes being a practical person doesn’t allow work with card making! It is hard for me to make a card unless I see a “purpose” for it so when I saw the beach image this month as the Digi of the Month set I wasn’t sure what I would make with it. After tossing around several ideals I decided I like this even though I don’t know what I’m using it for yet…so the inside is blank. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #234 as my inspiration. I printed a second image and cut the girl out so she is pop dotted in the scene.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Imagine That…digis by Kris – Digi of the Month Challenge – make a project using the image provided.
  2. August Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – favorites category – lifted the saved sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Beach Blanket Girl @ Imagine That…digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill and The Paper Studio

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brads

Helping a kid raise money

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When I was young I wasn’t in a lot of groups but my friends were and they had to do fundraisers for their teams. So I went with them to raise money by walking door to door selling candy bars or doing car washes. I helped out so much that team helped pay my way and let me go to state to cheer them on. So I’m a huge supporter if your kid knocks on my door….even if I don’t like what they are selling I will still usually give. I think there is a lot of life lessons in raising money for something you want.

So when I clicked on From the Heart Stamps to see if she had any new snowman I found a post from Faith asking for help to raise money for her daughter, Mekaela, who just made the All Female Hockey Team. They are traveling and need to raise money. So Faith is offering an AWESOME deal as an incentive. Go check it out (GO HERE) because if you love her stamps you will NOT want to miss this. I was most excited that she is including the COLORED versions of the stamps she is offering…she NEVER has colored versions so I was so on that!! And the most expensive is $20.00…which we waste on dinner at least once a week….so it won’t break the bank. Yes, you can give more but all she is asking for is $0-20.

If you are reading this and not into digital stamps you can still give by GOING HERE to her Snap!Raise page.

And you will get a receipt because it is tax deductible.

You’re Soda Amazing

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Soda Amazing

The challenge at Outlawz CAS Challenge this week is “favorite drink” but must keep your card Clean and Simple. Well, as you most know by now Clean and Simple is not my thing. But I wanted to play along and use one of Deedee’s Digis new stamps Drink it Up! So I went to the internet for inspiration on cards with drinks. I found some funny sayings but not what I wanted. Since Pepsi is my favorite drink I started looking up Pepsi quotes. And that is when I ran across a Valentine ideal where someone wrote “I think you’re Soda Amazing” on a 2 liter of Pepsi. I thought that would be perfect for my card. There is pre-c0lored image that could pass as coffee or soda but I asked my husband to make it look more like soda so he added bubbles! I think he did a pretty good job. I then went back to the internet to find inspiration in the Clean and Simple category. I found this card HERE and used it as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) July Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

2) Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #154 – CAS Style

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Drink it Up @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, White)

Patterned Paper: American Crafts (You’re Invited)

Inks: colored in photoshop by my wonderful husband

Accents/Tools: pop dots, jewels.

Christmas Treats

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Sweet Teacher

Here is the last progressive challenge I needed to get done this month. This one is for Imagine That…digis by Kris. There is several different desserts that can go in the cases. I went with the pre-done Christmas one. I have this Recollections paper pack for several years now and thought the peppermint paper was perfect but then I thought it was too busy. So I need your opinion before I make more…which one do you like…green background or patterned background??

Challenges:
1) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme: Christmas
2) Imagine That…digis by Kris – Digi of the Month Challenge – create a card using the image provided and get next month’s image FREE!
3) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #237 – Christmas in July
4) {Pin}spirational Challenge #145 – Use the photo provided for inspiration – I went with Christmas food and Christmas in July.
5) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #254 – Christmas in July
6) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #228 – Use the sketch provided or do the technique or both!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Treat Stand @ Imagine That…digis by Kris
Cardstock: Bazzill (pomegranate, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly Paper Pad)
Inks: pre-colored digi printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Float to your Happy Place

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HappyPlace

Oh I would love to be somewhere tropical or anywhere with water really (I’d even take a lazy river or pool!)….then I would be in my happy place! I realized that today is my really only day off till the end of the month since I’m getting my niece on Monday-Tuesday. So I decided I better get my Progressive challenges done. Which will shock them because I’m usually posting with only hours to spare! I decided to paper piece this image since my husband has been busy with work I didn’t want to ask him to color it. Took longer but I love it. I might ask him to color it in these colors when he has time so I can make more with my left over paper. Too hard to make more than one when you paper piece! I love how this turned out. It came together pretty easy since I found the perfect sketch at Mojo Monday and then found the color scheme at Colour Q.

CHALLENGES:

1) From the Heart Stamps – Digital of the Month Stamp Challenge – use the digital stamp provided and get next months image FREE!

2) Colour Q #300 – use the colors provided to make your project

3) Mojo Monday #407 – use the sketch provided to make your project

4) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product – Stickers – made my own with the xyron (circles and the paper pieced image)

5) 4 Crafty Chicks #256 – Sun, Sea and Sand – I hope this fits as the blue is there to represent water.

6) Aloha Friday Challenge #52 – Summer Fun

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Inner Tube Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill ( Flamingo, Glow, Red Devil, Cheddar, Blue Oasis, White)

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart), The Paper Studio (Tiny Polka – Turquoise)

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker, EK Success Circle Punches

Christmas in July

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We do Christmas in July at the retirement home during July so we usually make Christmas cards. This year I decided I was going to try to use up supplies I had on hand. All the smaller pieces came from the over flowing scrap drawers. I also went more CAS then I normally do. They made them yesterday and seemed to enjoy it!

All these were entered into the July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category: Christmas.

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I was inspired by Unscripted Sketches #259 but then it took on a life of its own.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper & Presents: Recollections (Bright and Jolly Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, computer

country snowman

I used the Sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #128 for inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Image: cut from paper – The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (kraft), Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Accents/Tools: Xyron x

Happy holidays

I used a sketch from the Feb 2015 challenge – Retro Sketch #49.

SUPPLIES:
Images: patterned paper – The Paper Studio (Winter Wonderland)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, Patch, Vanilla)
Accents/Tools: EK Success Circle punches (3/4, 7/8)

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