Birdbrain Get Well

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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!!

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

SUPPLIES:
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!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.
2) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4. Original found here: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-411_31.html

SUPPLIES:
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)

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Angel – Silent Night

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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.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #1. Original sketch found here http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/2016/05/11/sugarsketch-53/
2) Christmas in September @ Scrapbook.com – make a Christmas card.

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

SUPPLIES:
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

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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!

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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!!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5. Original is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157.
2) September Inspirational Card Challenge@ Scrapbook.com – 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.

SUPPLIES:
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

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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).

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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.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – color category
2) August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrabook.com – Sketch #4

SUPPLIES:
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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Stitched Baby Congratulations

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This is my 2nd card with sketch #1 from the August Card Sketch Challenge. I saw this sketch and thought it would be perfect for a friend of mine who just became a grandma for the first time. The colors on the card are the colors of the nursery. I wanted a fun happy card cause that is the type of grandma my friend will be. Now the card didn’t come out as cute as I pictured but she loved it so that is all that matters. And I finally used my Sew Easy that I have had forever!!

CHALLENGES:
1) August Card Sketch – sketch #1
2) August Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – Make a simplistic card.

SUPPLIES:
Stickers: Doodlebug Shin Dig

We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy – floss (blue, pink, purple)

We R Memory Keepers – Sew Easy – Large Stitch Piercer Attachment Head – Loop de Loop

We R Memory Keepers – Sew Easy – Large Stitch Piercer Attachment Head – Scallop

Daisy Hello

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So I found a Swap thread called Angel Swap. It’s not a normal swap because you swap names of someone that could use “happy mail/encouragement” in their mailbox (like an elderly friend/relative, or friend/relative going through rough time, someone sick, etc) . Then you get a name and make that person a card. At first I thought “well I should just be making the person a card instead of some stranger” but God prompted me to play this month. This month was a little different as we sent cards to the other “angels” instead of someone we nominated. And it was funny because I got Ro and she got me!! So this card was sent to Ro because she loves daisies! I saw this trim at Hobby Lobby and thought of her and Sketch #1 of the August Card Sketch Challenge and thought they would work well together.

I also made 2 cards for sketch #1 (August Card Sketch Challenge). This was the 2nd ideal that came to me when I saw the trim!!

Link for Angel Swap – http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1663047/
Link for August Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #1 – http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1663085/tp/1/

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill and Paper Studio
Accents/Tools:Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, daisy trim from Hobby lobby, gingham ribbon, Cricut Cursive 101 cartridge, Cricut, Glue Dots, Scor-tape


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