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)

Peppa Pig Birthday

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So one of my friends is a regular customer of my cards. She needs several birthday cards in January and this is for her granddaughter that is turning 2 and loves Peppa Pig. Knowing nothing about Peppa except that she exist I went to the internet. From looking at images and using the Bonus Sketch I came up with this! I turned the sketch horizontal and didn't put Peppa on a mat. I know the cloud shape is usually blue but that didn't look right to me so I went with white. I thought this turned out pretty good for my first Peppa Pig card!

Original Viva la Verve November 2012 sketch

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Peppa Pig Unicorn @ Kelly's Hobby Closet Etsy
Star Metal Die: Sizzix Thinlits Die - Stars
Cardstock: Bazzill (starmist, petunia, sunbeam)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, pop dots

Ribbon and Bows…well no bows

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CHALLENGE: Imagine That Digi Stamp - 8th Birthday - 1st week challenge - Ribbons and/or  Bows. Well I got ribbon and that was a challenge. I have a ton of ribbon but don't always use it and when you tell me I should use then none of the cards turn out or I can't find an image that goes with ribbon or bows! But I'm happy with how this turned out. I needed it for an order that I have to deliver today!

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #584 which was the sketch category of Jan 2021 Inspirational Card Challenge.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Accents/Tools: flowers in stash, ribbon in stash

No Ifs, Ands or Butts about it…

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No Ifs, Ands, or Butts about it… Have a Happy Birthday!

Since 2013 I have been making Basset and Beagle cards for one of my co-workers to give to his mom, girlfriend and aunt. So his mom’s birthday is Feb 4th and Aunt’s birthdays is Feb 5th. So I found these adorable “butt” portraits of dogs and paired with this saying I came up with these birthday cards! Aunt is beagle owner and mom is Basset!! Which then gave me an idea for Valentine’s card for his girlfriend so stay tuned for that one!!

Challenges:
Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – pets @ Scrapbook.com

SUPPLIES: 
Digital Images: Vizual Storm @ Etsy (Dog Butts Bundle Clipart)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Tropical, Blue Calypso, Pinecone, African Daisy, White)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug Happy Birthday
Metal Die: Lawn Fawn (Party balloons)
Accent/Tools: black string, 1/16 Gina K foam squares

Mini Cards – Happy Mail

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So I had a lady contact me and asked if I could make simple or mini cards for her to send to her nieces and nephews (ages 4-12) to brighten their day! Of course! I love happy mail and that is why I host the Happy Mail Challenge. Ro (Rolbricht) makes mini cards and I always thought I wanted to do that too! So I bought envelopes a long time ago. I never got around to making them until now! So thank you Ro for the inspiration. Here is my first go at mini cards.

Mini Card 1-2-3-email

Card 1 (blue penguin) – inside “have a great day”

Card 2 (dino) – inside “Keep being Roar-Some!”

Card 3 (panda) – inside “You’re Pantastic!

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – In honor of National Hugging Day make a card and send it to make someone’s day (a “hug” in the mail!)

SUPPLIES:
Scraps!! I had to find stuff in my scrap drawer and I did it!!
Cardstock: Bazzill

Digital Images:
Penguin – Bugaboo Digital Images (Little Penguin Winter)
Dinosaur – DunnitAgain Designs (my husbands designs….If you want one message me!)
Panda – Imagine That digi stamps (Pandas)

Mini card 4-5-email

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – In honor of National Hugging Day make a card and send it to make someone’s day (a “hug” in the mail!)

Inside:
It’s no special reason…
No special day…
I just wanted to send…
A BIG WARM HUG
your way!

SUPPLIES:
Scraps!! I had to find stuff in my scrap drawer and I did it!!
Cardstock: Bazzill

Digital Images:
Penguin – Bugaboo Digital Images (Little Penguin Winter)

Mini card 6-7-email

Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – In honor of National Hugging Day make a card and send it to make someone’s day (a “hug” in the mail!)

Inside:
Hope you ‘re having a Happy & Cozy kind of day!

SUPPLIES:
Scraps!! I had to find stuff in my scrap drawer and I did it!!
Cardstock: Bazzill

Digital Images:
Penguin – Bugaboo Digital Images (Little Penguin Winter)

November Progressive Challenge

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Kris @ Imagine That Digistamp started the Progressive Challenge back up. What that means is she posted an image this month and if you make a project with it and link it to the challenge then you will get December’s Image FREE!

The image we got this month is “Marleen’s Christmas Stocking“. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #395 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Imagine That Digistamp Progressive Challenge – make a project with the image provided.
2) Beccy’s Place – Month of Holiday Card Challenge – Use “W” as your inspiration. I let the Wave in the sentiment paper be the starting point for this card.

3) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus – for a child or child on it.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Marleen’s Christmas Stocking @ Imagine That Digistamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, Rain, Intense Kiwi, Classic Yellow Green)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Milk & Cookies)
Accent/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Circut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Circut Cartridge, Eyelet Outlet (white enamel dots), Darice Embossing Folder (Stripe)

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