Target Shooting Birthday

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Target Shooting Birthday

A lady needed a birthday card for a friend who will be 79 and likes target shooting. I saw this cake https://www.flickr.com/photos/thecaketailor/5535275056 and asked her if she liked it for a card and she said it was perfect. So I turned the cake ideal into a birthday card!

CHALLENGES:
1. July Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – I liked a cake ideal I saw on the internet!
2. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #304 – Happy Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Shooting Target image found on the internet
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ up Cricut Cartridge, silver brads, xyron X

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Wonder Woman Bravery

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Wonder Woman Hero

Inside: You deflected that illness like Wonder Woman stopped bullets! (My friend and I came up with the saying….I have the bestest friend!)

One of our co-workers daughter fought an unknown illness recently which was during her senior year of high school. Through all the test and surgeries they didn’t know if it was cancer or not. They just found out last month that it is NOT cancer!! So we wanted her to know how tough she was through this all and how proud we were of her bravery. The family loves comic books so we thought Wonder Woman was appropriate for the occasion!

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – vintage/retro. This is a pretty retro wonder woman!!
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge – sketch #8 – I decided to make mine square instead of rectangle. Then I moved the circle from the right to the left and made it a rectangle. And instead of flags on the bottom I did another rectangle.
the original sketch is from Always Playing with Paper found here: http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-challenge-4-million-one.html

SUPPLIES:
Stickers: Creative Imaginations (Wonder Woman)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (stars), EK Success 1/16 pop up dots

Mermaid cards

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Mermaid

Mermaid Shaker

Well I have been wanting to jump back in the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs but just haven’t had the time. I’m hosting the August Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com so while looking for sketches I came across this one Sketch Saturday #420. So this sketch is #5 in the August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

SaturdaySketch420

I thought it was perfect for the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs this month and couldn’t wait to put it together. I thought this image would be cute to send to my friend and then I found the saying “So glad you’re part of my world” and knew it was perfect to send to my Best Friend. I have also been wanting to make a shaker card since it was the technique challenge July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Well the first card I made I put some of the punched circles too close to the edge so it is not a shaker card. So the next card I kept the edges clear so I could put the double sided foam tape around the edges. I have learned after making my first ever shaker card that there must be secrets to this! I ran my images through my Xyron figuring they needed to be flat. Well the beads are sticking to the edges of the images. I’m so proud that I finally used these beads….I got them when the local store closed in 2006!! But I think my best friend will still like it. Last year I sent her a card every month but this year I have slacked but I’m going to send this one just so she knows I haven’t forgot her!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – use the digital image provided and get next months image free.
  2.  August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5.
  3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 – Summer

SUPPLIES:

Digital Stamp: Mermaid @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (shaker card – Sea Water, Bahama) (Swimming by – Blue Oasis, Tropical)

Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: EK Success punches (3/4″, 1/2″, 5/16″), foam tape, acetate, Art Accentz Treasure Beadz Turquoise

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I didn’t forget your birthday…

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I didnt Forget Birthday

Inside: I keep thinking it’s in July.

So Karen is hosting the Inspirational Card Challenge this month at Scrapbook.com and the Bonus Category is – Make a card for a belated birthday (7/2/16 – National I Forgot Day). As soon as I saw this I thought “did I forget again?” and got out my address book that has a birthday calendar in it. Yep, my step-mother-in-law’s birthday was in June not July. But to my defense I really thought it was in July. See we missed it last year but we really did just miss it last year. This year I was thinking about it and even looked and got in my head that I didn’t have birthday cards to make in June but had hers in July. So I tried to explain to her that she gets to celebrate the same birthday twice so it’s a bonus for her!! She laughed!! But also to my defense I do this with several people. If you remember last year I had to mail a card to my BFF (yes, best friend) EVERY month just so I would remember to put her card in the mail BEFORE her birthday…it worked!! And my best friend from 6th grade I still think her birthday is 9/23 when it is actually 9/22 so I also call her a day late. I have issues!! But it came in perfect timing for Karen’s challenge! Thanks Karen for helping a girl out!!

So in searching for ideals (cause my husband came up with a real cute one last year when we screwed up) I wasn’t sure what to do for this year. Well I saw a card with this saying and an elephant on it. When I read the outside of that card  the saying for the inside of my card came to me so I knew it was meant to be. I remembered Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business) had a cute elephant about not forgetting. Then I had tons of scraps that my friend left for me after helping her make signs for a wedding. Everything on this card is from scraps!!

CHALLENGES:
1) MOJO Monday #456 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration.
2) July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – belated birthday card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Never Forgotten Digital Stamp (Deedee’s Digis – out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, African Daisy, white)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (The Garment District)
Ink: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Ek Success 1/16 pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Recollections enamel dots

Sweet Baby Boy and Girl

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Sweet Baby Boy

I made three cards for my old boss to choose from…this is one of them. I was inspired by this card
http://sylvia-anne-poppyspapercraftpatch.blogspot.com/2014/03/sweet-baby-girl-at-atcas.html
I don’t do white space well so I decided to have a colored background that matched by alphabet stickers!! I used the Hammer Embossing Technique. The blue one wasn’t done well because it was my first try…I learned you do have to hit pretty hard.

I also made this in pink since I had pink stickers just like the blue… and I made 2 in each color since I did one in all caps and the other in all lower case.

Sweet Baby Girl

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspiration Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com  – Technique Category – Hammer embossing.

SUPPLIES (Blue Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, bluebell)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – blue pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch

SUPPLIES (Pink Card):
Cardstock: Bazzill (Romance, white)
Stickers: SEI (Retrospect – pink pop)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots), 1/16 EK Success pop dots, computer, Fiskars corner punch

 

Baby Boy Congratulations

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Boy Congratulations

So my ex-boss asked me to make a baby boy card for one of his current employees. So this is one of 3 cards I made for him to choose from….he picked this one!

I’m sure I’m the only one that still HAS this paper! It was perfect for the sketch Karen used in the July Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. The patterned paper was punch in squares to get the images.

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Category. Original Sketch by Studio Calico found here:
http://www.studiocalico.com/2013/09/sunday-sketch-michelle

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper: My and My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, lemonade)
Accents/Tools: 7/8″ square punch, pop dots, xyron x

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