Caroling Snowman

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So last night I’m looking through challenges I have saved as favorites and come across 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. The challenge this week is sponsored by Deedee’s Digis and the challenge is to use the awesome sketch as inspiration so I just HAD to play! When I turned the sketch on its side it reminded me of a snowman so I went with that. Then the sentiment would be on the side when you turn the sketch so I decided instead of stitching around the edge I would place the sentiment around the edge since the snowman is singing the song! Inside will say…and a Happy New Year!

Singing Snowman

Simple September Sketch copy

CHALLENGES:

1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge – September Sketch Challenge – You have till Friday, 09/12/2014, at 6 pm to play!!

2) Use Your Stuff Challenge #152 – Use a border punch. I used the friskars scallop border punch and just did it on both sides to give the double circle look. Then I punched out white circles and placed them in the middle.

3) My Perfect Life Festive 48 Challenge – Week 35 – make a Christmas each week.

4) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #44 – Snowman

5) Christmas Stamping All Year Challenge #26 – Use one stamp only

6) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #193 – Do you hear what I hear? You might show a picture of a bird cheeping, bells ringing, carol singers … or perhaps something on your card that makes a noise, like a shaker

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Caroling Snowman @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Snapdragon, White)

Patterned Paper: scraps from DCWV paper pack

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker, cutter bee scissors, hole punch, Fiskar’s scallop edge punch, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch

Technique: Paper Pieced

Old Barn Sympathy Card

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Old Barn Sympathy

A friend’s father died last week so I wanted to make them a special sympathy card. The dad owned and lived on a farm so I thought this barn image from Doodle Pantry would personalize the card just for them. The red base is the only thing new and not from the scrap bin!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus category – use any type of metal. I used brads I have had for YEARS. Funny how you won’t use a color for a long time then all of sudden it is the perfect on for tons of projects. I have use this color brad more in the last year than I have in 8 years of owning them!
2) Use Your Stuff Challenge #151 – Brads
3) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #234 (SSSC234) – Use the sketch provided as inspiration. Instead of a circle image I went with a rectangle by making the card a 5 x 7
4) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #50 (DPDC50) – Use a Doodle Pantry image on a project and get the Featured Product FREE!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Old Barn @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill (Maraschino)
Patterned Paper: Brown (SEI), yellow (unknown)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brads, corner rounder

Guest at Deedee’s Digis!!

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Doing the happy dance today!! I get to be a Guest Designer for Deedee’s Digis for the WHOLE MONTH of September!!

I worked with Deedee’s wonderful artwork at Clearly Digi Stamps as she was one of the illustrators. I told her if she ever needed a guest design team member to let me know. As both of our lives got busy at different points we just left it in God’s hands for the perfecting time to have me as a Guest Designer. September turned out to be his perfect timing! He always knows what is best for us as he can see the BIG PICTURE so all we have to do is trust him and listen to him. Still working on that but as with all things… practice makes perfect!

She always seems to have the perfect images for what I’m needing. My girlfriend just had surgery and I coordinated meals for her family since she was on bed/couch rest for 2 weeks after the surgery. As part of her “get well don’t worry about it” gift I wanted to make her thank you cards that she could send to all the people that helped her during this time. So I asked her husband what her favorites were and he said the color blue and Daffodils. So I went with Daffodils and made 20 Thank You cards for her.

DaffodilThankYou

DASpringBlocksPROMOPIC

I used Spring Blocks because of this beautiful image of Daffodils! While looking for a sketch I saw that it was the 5th Saturday at Sketch Saturday so you get to use any past sketch from #215 – 324. So I started browsing their sketches and found sketch # 225.  You can’t tell but I printed a 2nd image and cut out the full flower and pop dotted on top of the image to make it more real. I wanted a border around the border to help it pop so I just printed the image on bazzill white and just left a white border. I dug out some old yellow gems and they were perfect!

SS-225

I hope you will come back each Wednesday as that is “my day” to be featured at Deedee’s Digis.

CHALLENGES:

1) September 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.

2) Sketch Saturday Week #325 – Use any sketch from #215-324 as your inspiration. I used sketch #225

3) The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #76 – Spring or Autumn. I went with Spring

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Spring Blocks @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Pollen, Intense Orange, white)

Patterned Paper: Recollections (orange stripe)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/Tools: pop dots, jewels, glue dots

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