30th Birthday Cards

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A lady at work asked for a 30th birthday card for her daughter that likes green and pink. So this is what I came up with….hope she likes one of them!

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Challenge:

1) Jan Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Sketch Category – she found the sketch on pinterest.

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Does anyone even remember this paper by EK Success! Totally dating myself bringing out this stash!!

The bottom card I used the sketch from Day 363 @ 365 Cards Challenge for my inspiration. The challenge site is closing after 4 years which I’m sad to see it go since it was one of the first ones on blog land that I ever played in.

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All you need is love….

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and a few Doodle Pantry stamps then you will be ready for Valentine’s Day!! Which is not far away since it is January 1, 2014!!! Happy New Year!!

Today is first Doodle Pantry release of 2014!! I got to work with 2 digital image sets this month.

First up is Kissy Lips. I made two cards that are similar because I couldn’t decide what I liked better!

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I used MOJO Monday 325 sketch for my inspiration. I also decided to to make them shiny by putting Glossy Accents on them. They went from dull to shiny just like real lips when you add gloss or lipstick to them!

The second card I made used an SVG file – Hearts Galore and a re-release of Loving Critters Digital Image (use to be a Clearly Digi Stamp). The cool thing about the Heart Galore SVG file is that it also come with JPEG and PNG images too. And to make it even sweeter Laurie is offering Free with purchase between Jan 1-9th.

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Inside: Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is the second card I made using the sketch below. This time I stayed pretty true to the sketch.

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CHALLENGE:

1) Day 362 @ 365 Cards – Playing with Sharp Objects. For this challenge, we want to see you use at least 2 “sharp” tools to create your card. I used Cutterbee Scissors and an Xacto knife (cut out inside of the lambs legs)

SUPPLIES:

Kissy Lips:

 

Just for Ewe:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I conquered a CAS sketch!!

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One of the older gentleman at church asked me to make a wedding card for a young couple at the church that is getting married this week. I found out their colors are blush and gray. Karen is hosting October Card Sketch Challenge and she usually throws in a CAS sketch that just stumps me. I’m soooo not a CAS person. Well, I was not going to let the sketch get the best of me!! This is sooo funny but I was so happy that I conquered this sketch….I love the outcome!! Thank you Karen for pushing me out of my comfort zone (I like to give you crap but I’m truly grateful!).

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The flourish is from Shery K Designs…it is a FREE SVG file.
http://www.sherykdesigns-blog.com/2011/01/free-svg-flourish.html

Original sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch #10

CHALLENGES:
1) October Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3

2) Day 275 @ 365 Cards – Your trigger word for today is SWIRLS

Between the pages of a Book!

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Book Reader

I am really happy with this card!! I finally made a CAS card that I like! I don’t do CAS and it is usually hard for me but this one came together pretty easily. I also love that it was inspired by Sketch #4 at the September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Instead of 5 small hexagons I made one big one. I wanted to do this sketch but it had me stumped for a bit….but not any longer! I was also inspired by Ceal’s card @ Simply Beautiful Blog and took the sentiment from it.  I also went with the simple scheme to follow challenge #208 at ColourQ Blog – black, white and a splash of one color.

But most importantly I made this card for my niece to encourage her to read books. She is struggling in reading so I plan on sending this to her to help her along.

Challenges:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge – September photo challenge – school theme

2) A Gem of a Challenge #99 – use black on your card

3) Day 270 @ 365 Cards – Keep it Simple. Use only 3 items on your card – any three items, not including the sentiment.

4) Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge – Anything Goes (as long as it is for a kid)

5) September Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category

Supplies:

Digital Image: Bookworms Digital Image (last day to get it at Clearly Digi Stamps)

Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Hexagon Dies, pop dots, Zig black pen, computer

Original Sketch: CAS(e) this Sketch #37

A Splinter Cell kind of Birthday!

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My husband just had his birthday so I made him a card based on a video game we just finished together, Splinter Cell. Loved the game and love playing with him…..which translates into him playing and me telling him where to go!!

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Challenges:

1) Day 259 @ 365 Cards – In a Bubble

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill (white and black)

Misc: black pen, computer

Gift Idea Tuesday plus a Challenge at Clearly iStamp Blog

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Good Morning to you!
It is time for another Gift Idea Tuesday and today I made Calendars! Do you realize that Christmas is 5 1/2 months away?! Not that far away so I figured I better start coming up with Christmas Gifts. I decided that Clearly Digi Stamps has so many cute digital images that would look terrific on a calendar that someone would be getting a calendar this year! Well, now that I got making them I think I’m keeping them…ssshhh don’t tell anyone!
First I started with the traditional 12 x 12 Calendar and treated it like a scrapbook page. I used this sketch from my friend, Melissa W. See her sketches at her gallery on scrapbook.com or her new challenge blog, Simple Sketches.
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When I started out with wanting to make a calendar it was going to be a Christmas gift for some lucky family member. But when I started looking for photos I didn’t have any that would work. I realized how neglectful I have been in taking photos. So that got me thinking….I will make it without photos and challenge my self to take photos that can fit into the layout. That way I will take more photos and have a scrapbook page done when that month is over. My plan is to cut that page off and stick it in an album when that month is over!
I also wanted to show that you can make a calendar without photos. If you can make a card you can make a calendar! I took this card sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge 130 (MFTWSC130) and used it as my inspiration for the calendar page….it’s just a big card front!
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I think I’m keeping the 8 x 8 for me to take to work next year! Much better then the free ones you get in the mail!
I also made a card to show you how a card sketch can work for the calendar and a card! I just used the scraps left over from the calendar page so it worked out perfectly! Now I have one card done for Christmas too!
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Now, you want to know where the challenge is in this, right?  
We are going to challenge each other 
to make and complete a calendar by September.
I figured we can do 3 pages in 3 weeks….surely we can! For every page you enter during those 3 weeks (up to 3 entries) you will be entered into a drawing for a $5.00 gift code for digital stamps at Clearly Digi Stamps. Then in September we should have a completed calendar! There will be a grand prize!! Anyone who completes a whole calendar (12 pages) will be entered into a drawing to win 1/2 the amount of Clearly Digi Stamps that you used on your calendar. So if you use 12 Clearly Digi Stamps to make the calendar you will win 6 Clearly Digi Stamps of your choice!! You don’t have to use CDS images to enter but it will get you more CDS stamps if you win the Grand Prize.
CHALLENGE: 3 calendar pages any size (with or without pictures)
Time: July 2 @ 10 am – July 23 @ 11 pm (Central Time)
Prize: $5 gift code to Clearly Digi Stamps for digital stamps.
Winner will be announced on July 24th @ 10 am (central time) 
 
* You don’t have to make the pages in order. So start out with any month that you have inspiration for!
Go to Clearly iStamp Blog to find out all the details and entry into the challenge.
CHALLENGES:
1) Day 182 @ 365 Cards – I’m Torn.  I challenge you to use paper tearing to create a nature scene.
The 12 x 12 calendar design fits the challenge best. The card has a little bit of torn snow.

Freedom

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This card was made just for fun!! Haven’t had time to do that in a long time so it was very nice. The challenge at 365 Cards was “Freedom.” While going through some paper last night I found this piece in my scrap drawer and thought it would be perfect. Then when trying to decide what I was going to do I thought the sketch for April Card Challenge was perfect. And that is how this card was made. Thanks for looking.

CHALLENGES:

1) Day 36 @ 365Cards – Freedom. Such a great word, and it means different things to everyone, so we’d like to see what it means to you.

2) April Card Challenge on sb.com – Sketch category. Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock – Bazzill

Patterned Paper – unknown from scrap drawer

Cricut

Basic George Cricut Cartridge

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