Halloween Birthday

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I went to the retirement home to see if any of the ladies needed Halloween cards. One of them needed a Halloween Birthday card for her grown grandson. She still wanted it to be Halloween themed.

I got out my Halloween supplies and found this mummy from an old pack of chipboard stickers (6 years old) …there was no stick left to them anymore!!! I found KI Memories (spooky) die cut embellishment that was basically a big purple square with a green small square in corner. Well I didn’t want purple for a boy so I took the ideal and made it in colors I liked. Embossed the background with Cuttlebug Happy Birthday so it tied in the birthday part. I did learn I need a new Birthday embossing folder that is bigger and maybe no flowers (even though these are mostly abstract). I used the sketch #3 in the October Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch can be found here http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/05/case-this-sketch-171.html
1) October Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3
2) October Inspirational Card Challenge – photo inspirational category – went with theme Halloween

Chipboard stickers – Cosmo Cricket (Matilda 2010)
Bat Rain Dots – Cloud9 Designs (Happy Halloween Bats)

Old Supplies turned into Cute Halloween Cards

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So my husband was setting up my new computer so I went into my scrapbook room with the sketches from this months Card Sketch Challenge and grabbed all my Halloween embellishments and paper. I grabbed a pack of rubber (yes, rubber from 2006) Halloween embellishments from All My Memories.I also had some paper scraps leftover that worked perfectly!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #371 for my inspiration.

This is for sketch #5 of the October Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I think that was my last big piece of scrap paper of the candy print.

This is also for the October Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category – halloween.

Allmy Memories Halloween Design 1 Paper and rubber embellishments.
Misc rick rack, purple brad, Darice Argyle embossing folder, scor-tape, EK Success 1/16 pop dots,


This is also for the October Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo inspiration category – Halloween theme.

This is for Sketch #3 (original sketch Case this Sketch #171 ). This is not my favorite out of the cards but it works to brighten someone’s day when they get to their mailbox! I also used old old We R Memory Makers Flocked Lace (Black Out Halloween Web). Very CAS card which is unusual for me!


I found that this We R Memory Keepers paper matched with the embellishment so I used it on two of the cards.

1) October Inspirational Card Challenge – product category – brads.

I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #290 for my inspiration.

All My Memories rubber embellishments 2006, purple and black brads from Hobby lobby, black sequence
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Intense Kiwi, Raven)
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers ( Halloween Lumpy)

Don’t Worry…

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Inside: It’s All Organic!!!

As I was searching for sayings and inspiration on Halloween I came across this saying and cracked up. This is sooo my best friend!! She is into oils, home remedies, etc. (and I am sooo NOT) so I knew I had to send this to her!!! She isn’t into Halloween but I think it will make her laugh. I love Halloween….what is better than acting like a kid, being silly, dressing up and eating candy!! I don’t do the dark Halloween….I like the fun cutesy side of Halloween. That’s why I kept this card fun, bright, cutesy Halloween even though there is a cauldron. And she will be shocked there is a bow as I don’t do many bows. But when I saw this sketch with the little tag I knew it was perfect (I was struggling with how to put that saying on the front and this sketch made it so easy!)  I used a die cut from Miss Kate Cuttables (I took out one of the green layers and bubbles). I used MOJO Monday Sketch #468 for my inspiration.

1) October Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo inspiration category – use the photo to inspire…went with Halloween, witch theme.

Digital SVG File (it also comes as JPG) – Witch Cauldron @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Intense Orange, Intense Kiwi, Snapdragon
Patterned Paper: Leftover Halloween in scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby Ribbon, EK Success punch, Xyron X, scor-tape, EK Success 1/16 pop dot, Glossy Accents

Boo to You

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As soon as I saw the September Digi Bundle at Gerda Steiner Designs I knew I had to have it with this adorable puppy dressed up as a ghost! Then I had to bat my eyelashes at my husband to color it up in Photoshop. What was so cool is I didn’t give him any certain colors to use and this is what he came up with…the cool part is I had 2 sheets of this Doodlebug paper that matches perfectly!! I used MOJObella Sketch #9 as my inspirational.


  1. Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs – September 2016 – use a Gerda Steiner images and make a card to share on the blog!
  2. October Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category- Use a sketch or card you have saved in your favorites.


Digital Image: Dog Dressed as a Ghost @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Orange Juice, Raven)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Goody Goody Gumballs)

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


No Perfect Parents

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This card is made for an angel swap I’m in. This is a different type of swap. Basically everyone puts in a name of someone that could use happy/encouragement mail in their mailbox. Then you are randomly given a name to send a card to.
The person requested the card to go to a man to offer him support of parenthood and let him know he rocks as a father. I asked a couple follow up questions and found out he plays basketball with his son every weekend.
So I started praying to find out what kind of card God wanted him to get. I looked at quotes and found 2 that I felt led to use. I was going to make two different cards but ended up with the holy spirit prompting me to use the 2nd one inside:
“There will be so many times
you feel like you’ve failed.
But in the eyes, heart, and mind
of your child you ARE Super Dad.
You are their world.
And you are doing a fabulous job.”
– Stephanie Precourt

A little background on the inside quote. The original quote says Mom. But I really felt it is what I needed to send. So I wrote Stephanie and asked her if it had every been changed and would she mind if I changed Mom to Dad. She said she doesn’t think it has been changed but can totally see how it pertains to both parents so she gave me permission to change it!

I used MOJO Monday #420 sketch for my inspiration.

Image: Sports Ball Set @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Accents/Tools: brads, making memories paper edge scraper, 1/6 pop dots

Birdbrain Get Well



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!!

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

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!

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

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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