Birthday Candle Birdbrain

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Had a last minute birthday request! So I whipped this together tonight…thank you Lord for card sketches and husbands that will color in Photoshop with a minutes notice!

I used sketch #5 in the Feb 2017 Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is MojoBella #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain, Bubblegum, white)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (Sugar Shoppe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet printer.
Accents/Tools: Cricut expressions2, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

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PigWit with Balloons

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I wanted to play “Stamp of the Month” at From the Heart Stamps since it is the first month Faith is back after having brain cancer. This cute piglet comes holding chocolate kisses or nothing so I decided to use the one where he is holding nothing. I was actually going to have him hold balloons but when I looked at sketch at I [heart} Sketches #163 my mind start stirring with ideals. I was struggling with that sketch of how to put an image on there with all the banners. Well, I flipped the sketch upside down and thought of balloons tied to the fence to take the place of the banners and top ribbon piece. Then I stuck the clouds going diagonal under the balloons instead of on top. In trying to figure out what colors to use I decided to use the color challenge at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the only color added as a neutral is the green…hope Karen will allow that!)

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SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, white, Parakeet, Romance) The Paper Studio (bright pink, gray), (coral and dark gray old Bazzill paper no longer made)
Inks: PigWit colored in Photoshop by my husband. Tie was paper pieced with gray cardstock.
Accents/Tools: American Crafts twine, Martha Stewart fence border punch, Joy Crafts (cloud die cuts), Paper Smooches (balloon dies), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

Heartfelt Thank You

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One of my friends requested this card. She follows Cards for Cops Facebook page and saw that they were requesting Thank You cards to be sent to the lady in Baton Rouge that helped the police officer that was in a fight for his life. You can read about it here: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_7e51e442-f7a1-11e6-a824-0f1df04e51e0.html

So I remembered this sweet angel, Angel Caroline, done by Faith a long time ago (before she renamed the store to From the Heart Stamps). I colored her up with my minimal Photoshop skills and put stickles on her wings. Probably shouldn’t have covered the smaller parts and it just bleed over the black but I still think it looks okay. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #198 for my inspiration. I used the colors from the I {heart} Sketch challenge #163.

CHALLENGES:
1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites category

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Angel Caroline from Faith @ From the Heart Stamps (it was from her first store Design2Delight)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Blue Oasis, white)
Patterned Paper: Not sure very old paper with no name
Inks: colored in Photoshop by me (very basic)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Stickles Glitter Glue (frosted lace), Cricut Expressions 2, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cutterbee scissors, sentiment – rub on.

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16th Birthday Bulldog

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In last post I showed the card for the girl so this post is the card I did for the 16 yoa boy who also owns an English Bulldog.

Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #309 as my inspiration. Instead of three images on the left I went with a present and balloons tied to the present. Instead of a sentiment I placed the bulldog there. The embossed background has the sentiment in it “Happy Birthday!”

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #309 – use the sketch provided to inspire a card.

2) Crafting by Designs – Polka Dot challenge – I used polka dots in 2 of the balloons!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Admiral, Parakeet, Red Devil)
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, red/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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25th Birthday Bulldog

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I had two orders for birthday cards and they both have English Bulldogs. One was for a 25 year old girl and the other was for a 16 year old boy. Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #308 as my inspiration…I just flipped where the string went and put mine on the bottom instead of the top. I really liked the striped paper with the image but wasn’t sure about mixing the other colors in…a little bit out of my comfort zone…but the lady loved it and so did her daughter, the birthday girl!

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #308 – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

2) {PIN}spirational Challenge #184 – use the “pin”spirational picture to inspire your project. I went with the balloons.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Admiral, white)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead Collection (clouds)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, yellow/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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Coffee Cafe Birthday

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I needed a birthday card for girl that likes coffee. I’m so glad Faith at From the Heart Stamps was able to re-open her store and is doing so well in her battle with brain cancer. My husband colored the image in Photoshop…did an amazing job…look at the steam from the coffee!! I struggled with this sketch a bit but think it turned out okay. They all can’t be our favorites, right?!! I was trying to make the blue pieces represent the napkin in the image so I embossed them with the closest “napkin feel” embossing folder and distressed the edges. I used Sketch #3 from the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is Sketch Saturday#448.
SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Coffee and Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (walnut)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Embossing Folder, Darice Wire Fence Embossing folder, Making Memories Edge Scraper

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Llama Love

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As soon as I saw this image in Dec at Imagine That Digi Stamps I had to have it. In 2002 my husband and I went to Exotic Animal Paradise in our jeep without the doors and top on. We had a blast…so did the animals! A Llama came up to my husbands side and started rubbing his head on my husband’s chest and trying to snuggle up to my husband. It was sooo cute! So I called it Llama Love! So I thought this image would make a perfect Valentine’s card for my hubby! I used this weeks MOJO Monday #484 sketch as my inspiration. I realize now I left off the horizontal strip but I think you can still tell it was inspired by the sketch.

CHALLENGES:
1) Imagine That Digi Stamp – Creative Playground February Challenge – anything goes. If you use a Imagine That digi stamp then you get the monthly digi stamp for FREE!
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – love.

3) MOJO Monday #484 Sketch – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Llama Love @ Imagine That Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Java, Cranapple Dark)
Patterned Paper: Sweetwater (Love me)
Inks: pre-colored Digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut Expressions, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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