Masculine Birthday Card for Sketch Saturday

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So I’m teaching card class at church Friday and we are doing 4 masculine cards since we did 4 feminine cards last month. So I thought the sketch at Sketch Saturday Week #260 would be perfect for a Masculine Birthday Card. I made the first card and liked it but didn’t like the imperfection in the writing around the star so I made card #2. I like card #2 a lot but don’t hate #1 so not sure which to offer at the class!! I think I will offer #2. What do you think?

Happy Birthday Star1

Happy Birthday Star2

CHALLENGES:
1) Sketch Saturday Week #260 – Use the sketch as inspiration.

2) The Pink Elephant Challenge #201 – Stars and Stripes

SUPPLIES:

Paper: The Paper Studio (Boy and their Toys paper pack)

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, twine, hole punch, brown pen, xyron “x”

Catch the Bug Challenge

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Catch the Bug is having a Photo Inspiration Challenge so I decided to play.

I made this card for one of the guys at work. He wanted kids on the front and they have 4 . Their kids range from 9 – 21 so I didn’t want babies but actually kids.So I turned to Bugaboo and they had the perfect kid images!! This is what I came up with.

For my wonderful wife

CHALLENGES:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge – Photo Inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: KIDZ – Boy Hearts, KIDZ – Girl and flowers, Kidz Boy- roses, Kidz Girl – roses

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug

Accents/Tools: pop dots, EK Success scallop border punch

Father’s Day Heroes

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I told my husband, Patrick, that I needed an image for Father’s Day and this is what he came up with!!

Father’s Day Heroes

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Isn’t it AWESOME?!! I couldn’t wait to share it with you so I begged Lori to let me have a Father’s Day Challenge and not make me wait till the June 15th Release.

Okay, I didn’t have to beg real hard because she fell in love with the image too!

So come over to Clearly iStamp Blog and play in the Father’s Day Challenge with me!!

One random winner will get the Featured Stamp: Father’s Day Heroes 

(or if you buy it early so you can play with it 

you can pick one digital stamp of your choice

AND a Guest DT spot!

I decided to use the new image (but you don’t have to when entering the challenge) and this is what I came up with:

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I found the inside sentiment on the internet and changed it to “Super Hero”.

I thought it was perfect for this image.

CHALLENGES:

1) Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge – Father’s Day.

2) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #20 – Anything Goes w/optional sketch. I thought the sketch was perfect and I love the way it turned out.

3) Squigglefly Challenge #20 (SFC2013) – Man up!

4) Perfect Sentiments Challenge #80 (PSC80) – Anything Goes w/a sentiment on front!!

5) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #128 – Circles

6) Alphabet Challenge Blog – H is for Happy….”happy” must be on your creation. Mine is on the inside…Happy Father’s Day!

7) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #10 – Happy ___________ (fill in the blank). I did Happy Father’s Day!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Father’s Day Heroes @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge
Sketches: 613 Avenue Create #20

Graduation Cards

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One of the guys at church put in an order for two female graduation cards. This is what I came up with.

graduation 2013

Way to Go-Graduation

I found graduation stickers at Wal-Mart for .97 cents!! I was excited since I knew I would be using a lot with 12 graduations at church. Which I will be working on later this week!

But these two were based off the sketch at Fetch A Sketch Challenge #50.

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill (raven, bazzill white)

Accents/Tools: stickers, pop dots, corner rounder

Gift Idea Tuesday at Clearly iStamp

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Come check out how to make these simple and cute paper notepads that will easily fit in your purse! Go to Clearly iStamp Blog

CDSLWBakingBear

Stamps/Images: Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina)
Patterned Paper: Digital Paper included in Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: buttons, ribbon, xyron sticker maker, scor-tape, notepad paper, x-acto knife
Technique: 3D project, notepad for purse, gift idea

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Stamps/Images: Pencil Talk Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Chalkboard Fun)
Accents/Tools: scor-tape, ribbon, Fiskars scallop edge punch
Techniques: Paper Pieced, Gift Idea
Sketch: Sketch Saturday #259

A lady at work saw the notebook and asked to buy it! Then she requested a card to go with it. So I did a matching card.

thank you pencil

CHALLENGE:

1) Papertake Weekly Challenge – If the paper fits… (Paper Piece). The pencil is paper pieced.

CDSLWSAHowdyPartner

Stamps/Images: Howdy Partner Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (The Good Life – Enjoy), Digital paper included in Howdy Partner Digital Image
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, circle punch, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (tag)
Technique: gift idea, 3d project

Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #198

A WOW packed released at Clearly Digi Stamps!

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Good Morning.

Today is a SUPER COOL day because my husband, Patrick, is releasing his first digital stamps! So that means I have a lot to post today since I will be making samples with his digital stamps! Plus I STILL had to play with the other digital stamps because they just are too darn cute not too! So I will try to keep the chatting to a minimal so this post isn’t a mile long!!

And the other AWESOME news is the new Clearly Digi Stamp store is finally up and running!! So come check it out I think you will like it!! **The old store will take you to the new store but if you want the address it is www.cdstamps.com

If you played in the all day challenge at Clearly iStamp or you stopped by to see what all the excitement was about then you would have seen this card already. But had to post it again because I like it a lot and it’s a digital stamp from my husband, Patrick. This is one dragon that you will get in the set called Dragons. I’m so lucky to have a talented husband that draws and a wonderful friend, Stephanine, that is amazing at sentiments for cards! They make my job a lot easier! I just love love love how this card turned out. It was all based off the wonderful sentiment. The sentiment isn’t included in the digital stamp but feel free to use it…..I just printed it out in word.

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Since we are on the topic of Dragons check out this one, Knight Marshmallow Roast, as by Patrick. This is another sentiment that Stephanine (my nick name for her!) came up with!! I love that girl!

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This image is perfect for Father’s Day, Birthdays or just a Hello or Encouraging card for someone in the military. Patrick hopes to have a series of these as we already have a request for a tank and Navy guy. If you have any request let me know. This is Soldier Tom, named after my step-dad who was in the army.

Happy Fathers Day-soldier

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Now here is some inspiration from digital stamps for two other AWESOME designers we have on the team. I am truly blessed to be able to play with all these images.

This is Asian Plants from Laurie Wilson. I’m so happy with how this card turned out! Thanks Laurie for giving us such great images to work with.

Asian Plant

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Challenge:

1) Sentimental Sundays#154 – For a Special Woman

Austin made this cute image and asked for help with sentiments….so of course I go to Stephanie and this is what she comes up with! Of course we are laughing but I send it to Austin anyway and apparently laughter is contagious because Austin got a kick out of it too! So she decided to include it in her stamp set, Elephants and Umbrellas.

Elephant Umbrella

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Now that you have ooooeed and awwwed over these stamps go check out the rest AT THE NEW STORE!!!

SUPPLIES:

On this Birthday Soar

Stamps: Dragons @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Hello Summer)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart balloon punch, black string, pop dots, computer

Knight Marshmallow Roast

Stamps: Knight Marshmallow Roast
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (A Boy’s Life)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Soldier Tom

Stamps/Images: Soldier Tom Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Deck the Halls Green)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, black ink pad
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #194

Asian Plant

Stamps: Asian Plant
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: (pink embossed) Pebbles inc (Fresh Goods- Window Display)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, The Paper Studio embossing folder – wood
Sketch: i {heart} sketches #10

Elephants and Umbrellas

Stamps: Elephants and Umbrella
Cardstock: Bazzill and Hobby Lobby
Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, brad, American Crafts twine (grey/white)
Sketchs: I {heart} sketches #12

Oh it is NEW and EXCITING!

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I’m so EXCITED to announce all the NEW stuff we having going on at Clearly Digi Stamps! So hop on over to Clearly iStamp and see what all the EXCITEMENT is about!!

Yes, CDS is moving to a new store tomorrow, 05/15/2013, which brings a ton of EXCITEMENT…BUT I also have something else NEW to reveal to you!! My husband, Patrick, is going to be a CDS illustrator!! His first set of digital stamps come out TOMORROW so don’t miss the MAY RELEASE at Clearly iStamp.

Since the old store is down and the new store is getting prepared to launch tomorrow we decided what better way to spend our time waiting then playing in our craft rooms! So CDS  is having a  ONE DAY CHALLENGE for you at Clearly iStamp. So here is an introduction of my husband’s stamp called Dragons and my example for the challenge at Clearly iStamp – CELEBRATION!

Soar on Birthday

I’m so lucky to have a talented husband that draws and a wonderful friend, Stephanine, that is amazing at sentiments for cards! They make my job a lot easier! I just love love love how this card turned out. It was all based off the wonderful sentiment. The sentiment isn’t included in the digital stamp but feel free to use it…..I just printed it out in word.

Hope you will come play with us at Clearly iStamp!

CHALLENGES:

1) Clearly iStamp Challenge – Celebration

2) Card Makin Mamas Challenge # 69 – Punches. All the balloons are punched from a Martha Stewart Balloon Punch.

3) Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #44 – CAS

4) A Gem of a Challenge #79 – Things with wings!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Dragons @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Hello Summer)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart balloon punch, black string, pop dots, computer

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