Birthday Presents

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Hopefully my entry will count over at From the Heart Stamps Digi of the Month Challenge. We were given this adorable image and had to make a project with it.

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

Well I asked my husband to color it up for me if he had time and he said he would. Work did not cooperate with my needing his photoshop skills and they had him working extra so he has it mostly done but not completely. So I wasn’t going to worry about playing this month and would just buy next month’s image. But then I needed a birthday card for my brother who turns 37 on the 7th so I thought if I did the packages and took the bear off then it could be a birthday card! And that is how my card came about!

Birthday Presents1

Birthday Presents2

Now I did two versions and can’t decide which one I like better!! I wanted to do paper piercing since the circle needed something but I forgot to pierce the holes before attaching it to the orange so I decided to do dots instead! Then I wanted my brothers more flat so I can mail it Saturday and I ran out of green brads so I went with stars! Which do you like better?

If it doesn’t count for the challenge I will just enter it into the Birthday challenge From the Heart Stamps has going on till Jan 3rd, 2016.

I used the last 😦 Sweet Sunday Sketch #300 (she is closing the blog) as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Gift Stack Teddy Bear @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Pebblesinc ( Birthday Boy Dots, Birthday Boy Stripes)

Inks: colored in photoshop by me

Accents/Tools: paper piercer, brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Happy Howlidays!!

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Happy Howlidays

With 17 minutes left to go I got it done!! Now to get it on the site before the time expires! I’m entering this into the last 😦 Digi of the Month Challenge at Imagine That! They are going to try different challenges in 2016 so I guess I will pout for a bit and then come join in the new fun! I’m also excited about this image because I hinted after the Christmas Kitty image we needed a doggy and this is what we got 🙂 Love it!

I used the Digi Sketch Challenge posted on 03/02/2015)

CHALLENGES:

  1. Digi of the Month Challenge at Imagine That – use the image provided.
  2. Dec Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product category – digital product.
  3. Crafty Cardmakers #154 – Snow! The puppy is in snow and there are snowflakes on the blue paper.

SUPLLIES:

Digital Image: Happy Howlidays – Imagine That…digis by Kris.

Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white)

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

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

Accents/Tools: white brads

3 Wise Men and sketch

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Wise Men

Dec 1st Deedee’s Digis sponsored Feeling Sketchy Challenge #134 which was this sketch:

FeelingSketchy134

I wanted to make a sample and play along so I started looking through Deedee’s Digis Christmas images because I need one more religious card for this year. When I saw the Wise Men Digital Image I thought it could work with this sketch. In my mind the words would take the place of the other stars. I had just bought a new size of envelope for money cards but thought the size would work for this too…the size of the card is 3 1/2 x 7 1/4.  I never got the card done in time for the challenge but I did get it done in time for some orders I had! I was very thankful because the 3rd customer saw an error I had in my scripture so I only had to fix 5 cards…very thankful!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Dec Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – digital image

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Wise Men @ Deedee’s Digis (closing shop on 12/31/15)

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutter bee scissors,

Our true gift at Christmas time

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Jesus is Gift - red

Jesus is Gift - Blue

I needed two more religious cards this season and had an ideal to use 3 wise men image for one but I wasn’t sure on the 2nd one. So I went looking through my digital stamps and came across this one by Diane’s Daydream Design (store closed in 2014). Then I remembered an awesome sketch posted in the December Card Sketch challenge on scrapbook.com. Then I remembered the color combo from last month on the Nov Card Challenge that I didn’t get to so I decided to use it on this card. So with those 3 elements in mind I went to work and this is what I came up with!! A little modern but the focus is still on Jesus…our true gift at Christmas. I made a red background version and then also made a teal background version.

The paper used for the circles is actually a digital paper (also discontinued at Diane’s Daydream Designs) I printed on Bazzill white. Then I just used circle punches and went to town. So I will also enter into the Dec Card Challenge – product category – use something digital.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Celebrating Christ Sentiments (Diane’s Daydream Designs – no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Elegant Snowflakes (Diane’s Daydream Designs – no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital sentiment printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success circle punches, Cricut, Elegent Edges Cricut Cartridge, X sticker maker, pop dots

Gift Cards and Money Holders

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In October I made a gift card holder so when I sold my cards at our work bazaar I placed them out and let people know I could make different ones since I ran out of time to have several designs displayed. I got orders….so I had to make up more!! I also had a lady ask if I could do money cards so I told her yes, so I had to make those up too. Now money cards were a little tricky finding a size that looked right for money and then finding envelopes. I got my inspiration from this blog but she used Stampin’ Up envelopes that I believe are discontinued as I couldn’t find them in a current catalog.  I figured out what size I needed it to be around and after searching the internet I found 3 7/8 x 7 1/2 envelopes at envelopesexpress.com so the finished card is 3 1/2 x 7 1/4.

I started with the gift cards holders since I already had one made for the order (the deer I made in October). She also wanted the cat image I made a card with and then an ice skater. I was excited about the ice skater as I bought this image, Bella Ice Skate, by Kristi Dailey several years ago and have never had the time to use it. She said the girls hair was between a blond and light brown so I did both and she chose the blond! The original gift card holder ideal I got my inspiration from was at Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts.

Gift Card Holder - Ice Skater-email Gift Card Holder - Ice Skater Blond-email

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Challenge:

Imagine That….digis by Kris – Customer Link up – link up 10 projects using Imagine That images and receive a $5.00 coupon to the store.

The lady who wanted the money orders wasn’t exactly sure what images she wanted so I made up an ice skater and the reindeer and sent her photos.

Money Holder - Ice Skater

I used I {heart} Sketches #101 as my inspiration.

Here is what the inside looks like:

Money Holder - Ice Skater - Inside

Money Holder - Reindeer

Inspired by Evelyn Holmberg’s sketch on Stick it Down Blog.

I also made a regular card this size to see what they would look like. *Sorry the lighting is not that great. I got a new camera and still trying to figure out how to use it!

Reindeer card

CHALLENGES:

  1. Imagine That….digis by Kris – Customer Link up – link up 10 projects using Imagine That images and receive a $5.00 coupon to the store.
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge – Z is for ZooZoo Animal and of course your creation needs to be christmas.

She really liked the reindeer since her children were 17-21 yoa. So then I sent her other images for her to pick from and this is what she chose.

Money Card - Ho Ho Ho

Money Card - Santa

SUPPLIES:

Bella Ice Skater

Digital Image: Bella Ice Skater by Kristi Dailey

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, scor-tape, Darci Embossing Folder, brads, corner rounder

Mistletoe Kitty

Digital Image: Mistletoe Kitty @ Imagine That…..digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Merry Little Christmas)

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, scor-tape

Joyous Reindeer

Digital Image: Joyous Reindeer @ Imagine That…..digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

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

Accents/Tools: corner rounder, scor-tape, Velcro

Ho Ho Ho Stocking

Digital Image: Christmas Cookies @ Deedee’s Digis (going out of business 12/31/15)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

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

Accents/Tools: Corner Rounder, scor-tape, Velcro, pop dots

Santa Sleigh

Digital Image: Santa In Sleigh SVG or Digital File @ Miss Kate Cuttables

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright and Jolly)

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

Accents/Tools: Corner Rounder, scor-tape, Velcro, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, glue dots, stickles

Birdbrain Birthday Candle Card

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My friend and her family have a very playful and sarcastic relationship with each other. She was looking through my birthday cards and saw the one I did with this image:

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

She wanted a birthday card using this image and then she found this saying on the internet: “You’re only as old as you feel….Wow that must suck for you!”

Birdbrain Candle

And that is how this card came about. Oh, I also used the current sketch challenge #129 at I [heart} card sketches Challenge.

CHALLENGES:

  1. I {heart} card sketches #129 – use the sketch and/or twist on your creation.
  2. Dec Card Challenge – Theme Category – Things with Wings

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the {heart} stamps

Let’s Hop Along for Inspiration!

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Happy December! It’s a brand new month, and what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop?!? This hop is a little different than our usual. This month Deedee’s Digis is proudly sponsoring the quarterly blog hop at the House of Cards challenge blog, where all of their hop creations are centered around this lovely inspiration photo.

HouseofCards

If you participate in their hop, you could win one of several prizes from a variety of sponsors. But we thought, why not make it a true PARTY and offer you a TANDEM HOP?!?

 So here’s how OUR hop works:
  • Based on the same inspiration photo, some of our designers have created projects to inspire you.
  • You have until 11:55 PM Pacific Time this Saturday, December 5, to visit our participating designers’ blogs and leave them some love.
  • At the end of our hop, each participating designer will choose a winner from the comments left on their hop post, and each winner will receive one digi set of their choice from our shop.
  • All winners will be announced on Deedee’s Digis Blog on Monday, December 7th.

Sound like fun? But wait — there’s more!!! When you’ve completed the hop, be sure to stop back on Deedee’s Digis Blog and leave a comment to tell us so. Those who do will be entered to win our grand prize of a $15 gift code to the shop.

Last but not least, no Deedee’s Digis blog hop would be complete without a FREEBIE to kick it off. Our new “Gift of Love” digi set is available to download for FREE in the “Try Before You Buy” area of our shop through December 6.

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You should have arrived from Helen Nile’s Blog.

I decided to play with the brand new image that you can get FREE until Dec 5th….it is in the Try Before You Buy Section.

Love

This card is almost all SCRAPS!! Trying to use up all the supplies just sitting around collecting dust! The embossed piece was left over from a wedding I did a couple years ago. My new printer is printing darker then what the image appears so that is why I used these colors compared to what you see in the store. I like how it came out!! I used the sketch at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #246.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Make sure to leave me a comment to be entered into a drawing to win One FREE Digi from Deedee’s Digis. The next blog on the hop is Marji’s Blog.

P.S. – don’t forget to leave a comment on Deedee’s Blog for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to the store!!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Gift of Love @ Deedee’s Digis (going out of business 12/31/15…so get it quick)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: come with the digital image

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

Accents/Tools: ribbon, staples, Cricut, Cricut Calligraphy Cartridge, Sizzex embossing folder