Blue Door – Happy Birthday

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So I had a birthday order for a mother that likes birds. So I started looking at birdhouses and came across this free image Front Door at Beccy’s Place. The lady loved it and said that is what she wanted for her mom’s birthday card.

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So I printed the image and noticed around the image it had a slight pink tone to it. It is very noticeable once printed on white cardstock. So in trying to figure out how to solve this problem (without asking Hubby for Photoshop magic at the last minute) I came up with this. I thought if I framed it then it wouldn’t be so noticeable. So I went through my supplies and found this die that I had bought this year when a on-line store was going out of business. It had a mat in the middle so I cut that away so I would only have a frame (that’s why if you look closely it is not even edges on the inside…so don’t look close!!) It ended up being the perfect frame as it reminds me of lattice that would be found in a garden. I then had a scrap piece of gray that had already been embossed to look like bricks and it fit perfectly behind the frame. Can’t see the bricks unless you look closely but they are there. The lady loved it and will give it to her mom tomorrow!

CHALLENGES:

  1. October Challenge @ Beccy’s Place – Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy’s Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Front Door (FREE!) @ Beccy’s Place

Spellbinders Die:

EK Success flower punch, white dots

 

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Halloween Birthday

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I went to the retirement home to see if any of the ladies needed Halloween cards. One of them needed a Halloween Birthday card for her grown grandson. She still wanted it to be Halloween themed.

I got out my Halloween supplies and found this mummy from an old pack of chipboard stickers (6 years old) …there was no stick left to them anymore!!! I found KI Memories (spooky) die cut embellishment that was basically a big purple square with a green small square in corner. Well I didn’t want purple for a boy so I took the ideal and made it in colors I liked. Embossed the background with Cuttlebug Happy Birthday so it tied in the birthday part. I did learn I need a new Birthday embossing folder that is bigger and maybe no flowers (even though these are mostly abstract). I used the sketch #3 in the October Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch can be found here http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/05/case-this-sketch-171.html
CHALLENGES:
1) October Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3
2) October Inspirational Card Challenge – photo inspirational category – went with theme Halloween

SUPPLIES:
Chipboard stickers – Cosmo Cricket (Matilda 2010)
Bat Rain Dots – Cloud9 Designs (Happy Halloween Bats)

Old Supplies turned into Cute Halloween Cards

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So my husband was setting up my new computer so I went into my scrapbook room with the sketches from this months Card Sketch Challenge and grabbed all my Halloween embellishments and paper. I grabbed a pack of rubber (yes, rubber from 2006) Halloween embellishments from All My Memories.I also had some paper scraps leftover that worked perfectly!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #371 for my inspiration.

This is for sketch #5 of the October Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I think that was my last big piece of scrap paper of the candy print.

This is also for the October Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category – halloween.

SUPPLIES:
Allmy Memories Halloween Design 1 Paper and rubber embellishments.
Misc rick rack, purple brad, Darice Argyle embossing folder, scor-tape, EK Success 1/16 pop dots,

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This is also for the October Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo inspiration category – Halloween theme.

This is for Sketch #3 (original sketch Case this Sketch #171 ). This is not my favorite out of the cards but it works to brighten someone’s day when they get to their mailbox! I also used old old We R Memory Makers Flocked Lace (Black Out Halloween Web). Very CAS card which is unusual for me!

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I found that this We R Memory Keepers paper matched with the embellishment so I used it on two of the cards.

CHALLENGES:
1) October Inspirational Card Challenge – product category – brads.

I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #290 for my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
All My Memories rubber embellishments 2006, purple and black brads from Hobby lobby, black sequence
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Intense Kiwi, Raven)
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers ( Halloween Lumpy)

Don’t Worry…

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Inside: It’s All Organic!!!

As I was searching for sayings and inspiration on Halloween I came across this saying and cracked up. This is sooo my best friend!! She is into oils, home remedies, etc. (and I am sooo NOT) so I knew I had to send this to her!!! She isn’t into Halloween but I think it will make her laugh. I love Halloween….what is better than acting like a kid, being silly, dressing up and eating candy!! I don’t do the dark Halloween….I like the fun cutesy side of Halloween. That’s why I kept this card fun, bright, cutesy Halloween even though there is a cauldron. And she will be shocked there is a bow as I don’t do many bows. But when I saw this sketch with the little tag I knew it was perfect (I was struggling with how to put that saying on the front and this sketch made it so easy!)  I used a die cut from Miss Kate Cuttables (I took out one of the green layers and bubbles). I used MOJO Monday Sketch #468 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) October Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo inspiration category – use the photo to inspire…went with Halloween, witch theme.

SUPPLIES:
Digital SVG File (it also comes as JPG) – Witch Cauldron @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Intense Orange, Intense Kiwi, Snapdragon
Patterned Paper: Leftover Halloween in scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby Ribbon, EK Success punch, Xyron X, scor-tape, EK Success 1/16 pop dot, Glossy Accents

Boo to You

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As soon as I saw the September Digi Bundle at Gerda Steiner Designs I knew I had to have it with this adorable puppy dressed up as a ghost! Then I had to bat my eyelashes at my husband to color it up in Photoshop. What was so cool is I didn’t give him any certain colors to use and this is what he came up with…the cool part is I had 2 sheets of this Doodlebug paper that matches perfectly!! I used MOJObella Sketch #9 as my inspirational.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs – September 2016 – use a Gerda Steiner images and make a card to share on the blog!
  2. October Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category- Use a sketch or card you have saved in your favorites.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Dog Dressed as a Ghost @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Orange Juice, Raven)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Goody Goody Gumballs)

Accents/Tools: gems, EK Success border punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Glue dots

 

No Perfect Parents

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This card is made for an angel swap I’m in. This is a different type of swap. Basically everyone puts in a name of someone that could use happy/encouragement mail in their mailbox. Then you are randomly given a name to send a card to.
The person requested the card to go to a man to offer him support of parenthood and let him know he rocks as a father. I asked a couple follow up questions and found out he plays basketball with his son every weekend.
So I started praying to find out what kind of card God wanted him to get. I looked at quotes and found 2 that I felt led to use. I was going to make two different cards but ended up with the holy spirit prompting me to use the 2nd one inside:
“There will be so many times
you feel like you’ve failed.
But in the eyes, heart, and mind
of your child you ARE Super Dad.
You are their world.
And you are doing a fabulous job.”
– Stephanie Precourt

A little background on the inside quote. The original quote says Mom. But I really felt it is what I needed to send. So I wrote Stephanie and asked her if it had every been changed and would she mind if I changed Mom to Dad. She said she doesn’t think it has been changed but can totally see how it pertains to both parents so she gave me permission to change it!

I used MOJO Monday #420 sketch for my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Image: Sports Ball Set @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Accents/Tools: brads, making memories paper edge scraper, 1/6 pop dots