Whimsy Garden Fence

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Oh this is sooo close to the dead line….10 min before it closes! This is a month long challenge and for some reason I can never get to it till the end. This time I cut too close! I am not great at coloring digital stamps so a lot of time I use pre-colored digitals. But Faith pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me drag out my Tombow markers! So after several tries tonight I gave up and went to spend time with the hubby. Around 1030 I came back into my craft room and thought what the heck might as well try to see if I can get the challenge done. I prayed the whole time and it came out (even with a water blob at the very end)!! God even hears our crafting prayers if we will seek him in all that we do. So that left me 30 min to design the card. I’m not happy with it but it’s not horrible either. I might re-do it or I might leave it….depends on how I feel in the morning since it is midnight and I’m pooped!

Whimsy Garden Fence

CHALLENGES:

1) Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps {blog} – Use the digi image provided and get next months image FREE!

SUPPLIES:

Image: Whimsy Garden Fence @ From the heart Stamps

Cardstock: The Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby (purple and yellow), Bazzill (pink- discontinued)

Inks: Tombow markers

Accents/Tools: embossing folder, corner round (large and small), pop dots

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Hobby Inspired Father’s Day Cards

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I have made 3 out of 5 sketches for the Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com so I wanted to try to make the last 2 sketches. I used scraps that I had left over from making Father’s Day cards with this paper a couple years ago. The scraps were perfect for this design.

For husband -fishing

CHALLENGES:

1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1 – The sketch was from Cardmaps June 2009

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #62 – Father’s Day or Masculine

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill (Java, (blue discontinued)

Patterned Paper: The Paper Loft (Hooked on Fishing)

Accents/Tools: twine, hole punch, corner punch

 

This 2nd card I made for a guy at church that orders my cards. His grandson is turning 14 and is into playing the xbox so I went with that theme. I then made an extra one and made it a Happy Father’s Day Card.  This card takes time since it is paper pieced so I only made 1 extra and will make this only when requested.

xbox controller

Inside:

Have a fantastic day filled with all the things you enjoy the most. Happy Birthday! (or Happy Father’s Day)

CHALLENGES:

) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #171 – No designer paper

SUPPLIES:

Image: Xbox Controller @ Bird’s Cards (FREE)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black, Bazzill-Blue)

Accents/Tools: circle punches, Xyron X sticker maker, pop dots

Boughs of Holly

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Deck the Halls

Clown Thank You Cards

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clown thank you

Here are the thank you cards I made using another clown from the clown set @ Delight Clip Art. I will make 20 kits so the birthday girl can put them together using her new card making supplies she got for her birthday. I kept them pretty simple but in the clown theme.
I used Sketch Saturday #308 as my inspiration…I just flipped it on it’s side.

Supplies:
Image: Funny Clowns @ Delight Clip Art (Etsy)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Blue Oasis), Yellow – hobby lobby
Inks: pre-colored image printed on a inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, pop dots, computer

Clown Birthday Invitations

Here are the invitations that I helped design with the birthday girl.

Lots of Clowning Around

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clowning around

Inside: Wishing you a Happy Birthday with lots of clowning around.

Our friends daughter is having her 11th birthday party tomorrow and she is having a clown theme. My husband is not excited….doesn’t like clowns…thinks they are creepy. So this has been a fun adventure for the adults too with all the jokes and videos and stuff going on about clowns!

The birthday girl asked Aunt Kathy (we adopt our friends kids!) to help design her birthday invitations. So I found clown images and she picked one and then together we design the invitation…which I forgot to take a picture so I hopes to get a picture tomorrow. Then Aunt Kathy got all the pieces together and the birthday girl put the invitations together herself! Proud Aunt moment! So this is another clown in the clown set that the birthday girl liked…. so I made it her birthday card. Then I hope to make Thank You card kits with another clown that she can make to send out to her guest. That will be part of her present as I made her a starter kit for her since she likes card making. I got her a carry bag with scissors, glue dots, scor-tape, adhesive gun, ink for inking, pop dots.

Challenges:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Sketch #5
2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – topping: flowers – Make a birthday card and if you want use the topping but you don’t have to. I did flowers…clown holding some, flower brads, flower die cut.

SUPPLIES:
Image: Funny Clowns @ Delight Clip Art (Etsy)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Katydid, Sunshine, Pajama, Yosemite)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: flower brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, Cuttlebug Dot embossing folder

You did it

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My neighbor/friend’s daughter is graduating college on Saturday. I helped my friend make the banner that will hang in their house for the get together. These are the colors we used (except the blue was a little bit brighter..I grabbed the lighter shade and didn’t realize it!) so I decided to make the card out of the same colors.

You Did It

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #2 -the original sketch was Sketch Saturday #216

SUPPLIES:
Image – SVG File – FREE Graduation Cap @ Bea Original
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Tropical, Intense Kiwi, Black)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Making Memories tiny alphabet, Embossing folder, black stickles, pop dots

Final Batch of Mothers Day Cards

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So this week I made the last of the Mother’s Day Cards that were needed for the people at work.

Flamingo Mothers  Day

INSIDE: To the best Nana anyone could ever wish for! Happy Mother’s Day

I have a standing order for a guy at work to make a Flamingo card for his Grandma on Christmas and Mother’s Day. Here is this years Flamingo Best Nana anyone could ever wish for card!!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch 3 – original sketch is from The sweet Stop sketchChallenge Blog #144

Butterflies

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

I did a 2nd card and messed up on the punching so I put the sentiment on the outside. Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

CHALLENGES:
1) May 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.

Butterfly Mothers Day

Here is another version but this one has the saying on the outside.

Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique Category – Dimensional Banners

Owls in a tree

Inside: Happy Mother’s Day to a terrific mom!

I made this for another guy at work. He has 3 boys and he wanted that represent on the card. Since I was already making an Owl card for my boss who has 4 kids I stuck with the owls for this card too.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Any Holiday. I did Mother’s day.

Standing owls

One of my bosses has 4 kids and likes his Mother’s Day card to represent that. Last year I did kid figures from Bugaboo so this year I went with owls.

Sketch: MOJO Monday 343

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Holiday – Mother’s Day

SUPPLIES:

For Nana Flamingo

 Rainbow Butterflies
 Happy Mother’s Day Butterflies

Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing Folder, Martha Stewart (anywhere Butterfly punch, Garden Butterfly)

Owl in a Tree
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutterbee scissors

Owls Standing
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollection (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Brown twine, yellow button, pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder