Mother’s Day Cards 2022

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I need to be better about posting my cards so I might as well start with the Mother’s Day cards I made for this year. I haven’t been posting because I haven’t had time to list all the supplies that go with them. But I’m going to try to post them and add to the supplies as I have time. If there is something I used you want to know more about just ask me in the comments and I’ll let you know.

So this was for all the cowboy/Texan mom’s out there! I made a card with this image years ago called Cowgirl Flowers but decided to make a new version this year for some new customers that wanted this theme for their Mother’s Day card.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill 
Digital Stamp: Home on the Range and Bouquet Daisy (Daydream Designs - store closed). Printed on a Epson ET-8500 color printer
Embossing Folder:
I have several mom's that like birds so I had a couple of those. 
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Rainbows, unicorns and scraps of cardstock!

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In 2020 I made mother's day cards using strips of cardstock. I did this because I needed a rainbow inspired card for a mother that loves rainbows! Since then I have made several different cards with the same concept.

In February 2021 I made these for a couple orders:
SUPPLIES:
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Stampin' Up (Stitched Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
Embossing Folder: Darice (stars assorted)
In September 2021 I made these:
The small note card "Yay" (yay is in black) was for a young girl starting 6th grade. It was to encourage to have fun and enjoy the 6th grade. 
SUPPLIES:
Metal Die: Concord and 9th (Yay Dies #10373), Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Stampin' Up (Stitched Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
In November a friend of mind needed a unicorn or rainbow card for her granddaughter so I made these using both! She picked the pink and blue one! The unicorn given to me by my friend Ro!! Thanks Ro!
SUPPLIES:
Metal Die: Recollections Cut & Emboss (Unicorn), Sizzix (Stephanie Barnard -Stars), Creative Expressions (Happy Birthday CEDSS009)
Accents/Tools: Wink of Stella (on the unicorn to make it sparkle), vellum, Xyron X, Gina K Designs (Foam Tape 3.6m)

Australian Inspired birthday card!

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So I have been exposed to Covid-19 a lot lately and I finally tested positive for it. So while I rest I hope to get caught up on a few things and one of them being my blog. As you can tell it has been neglected for awhile now with barely any post. I have created but just didn’t have time to create and blog. So I’m hoping in these 10 days off the Lord will allow me to be well enough to do a few things on the to-do list.

So one of my nephews had a birthday in September and I just couldn't create the right card for him. And then weeks turned into months and the poor boy never got a card or his present. Which I was just going to give him money because time was getting away from me. But I really didn't want to do that because even though I was late I wanted to make sure he knew he was special and loved. His mom had told me he is into Australia right now and he loves to learn about new things. Well, I went to Beccy's Place Blog and saw a brand new stamp released this month and it was perfect!! It is called Limited Edition and it is a platypus!! The creative juices flowed and I even got out the Distress Oxide inks my friend Karen taught me how to use last year. I made the background (Salvaged patina and peacock feathers) by starting with lighter and going darker. Then I spritzed it with water. Then I used Blueprint sketch Distress Oxide ink on paper and cut the 10 out of it. I printed the bubbles from the digital stamp directly on my background piece. I love how it turned out!! I went with a 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 card as it was the perfect size for the platypus swimming to the number 10!! (It uses a 7 1/2 x 4 envelope that I had to special order). 

This card also inspired me to find books to go with it. So I find a cool book that comes in a series called Platypus Police Squad and I got him the first book - The Frog who Croaked. Which is double awesome because it is about a platypus and a cop (his dad is a police officer!) I also got him a book on the animals in Australia (A is for Australian Animals) and a book on Australia (A is for Australia)

I hope to turn this design into some Hello Cards instead of the 10 being on there. We will see what happens and I'll post if I get them made!!

CHALLENGES:
1) Beccy's Challenges - January - Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of January 2022 (AEST).

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Limited Edition @ Beccy's Place
Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger Tim Holtz (Salvaged patina, Peacock feathers, Blueprint sketch)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mediterranean, Pinecone)
Water paper for inking: Neenah paper
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Epson inkjet printer

Travelogue Paper Pad cards

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I made this card last year for an order. I needed a birthday card for her daughter that likes to travel and has traveled. I used the Craftsmart Travelogue paper pad and the Craft Smith Working on my Fitness paper pad. 
Then in February I needed a birthday card for her son-in-law and he is pilot. So I used the Craftsmart Travelogue paper pad again to make this birthday card. The banner is from a package I got on sale at Michael's a long time ago. 
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Admiral)
Patterned Paper: Craftsmart (travelogue)
Accents/Tools: Happy Birthday tag, gold brad

Then a couple days ago I made this card for the lady to give her daughter’s father-in-law who is turning 92. He was a pilot in the military a long time ago. I again used an image from the Craftsmart Travelogue Paper Pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lagoon, Mysterious Teal)
12 x 12 Paper Pad: Craft Smart (Travelogue)

Peppa Pig Birthday

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So one of my friends is a regular customer of my cards. She needs several birthday cards in January and this is for her granddaughter that is turning 2 and loves Peppa Pig. Knowing nothing about Peppa except that she exist I went to the internet. From looking at images and using the Bonus Sketch I came up with this! I turned the sketch horizontal and didn't put Peppa on a mat. I know the cloud shape is usually blue but that didn't look right to me so I went with white. I thought this turned out pretty good for my first Peppa Pig card!

Original Viva la Verve November 2012 sketch

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Peppa Pig Unicorn @ Kelly's Hobby Closet Etsy
Star Metal Die: Sizzix Thinlits Die - Stars
Cardstock: Bazzill (starmist, petunia, sunbeam)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, pop dots

Ribbon and Bows…well no bows

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CHALLENGE: Imagine That Digi Stamp - 8th Birthday - 1st week challenge - Ribbons and/or  Bows. Well I got ribbon and that was a challenge. I have a ton of ribbon but don't always use it and when you tell me I should use then none of the cards turn out or I can't find an image that goes with ribbon or bows! But I'm happy with how this turned out. I needed it for an order that I have to deliver today!

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #584 which was the sketch category of Jan 2021 Inspirational Card Challenge.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bold Brushstrokes)
Accents/Tools: flowers in stash, ribbon in stash

No Ifs, Ands or Butts about it…

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No Ifs, Ands, or Butts about it… Have a Happy Birthday!

Since 2013 I have been making Basset and Beagle cards for one of my co-workers to give to his mom, girlfriend and aunt. So his mom’s birthday is Feb 4th and Aunt’s birthdays is Feb 5th. So I found these adorable “butt” portraits of dogs and paired with this saying I came up with these birthday cards! Aunt is beagle owner and mom is Basset!! Which then gave me an idea for Valentine’s card for his girlfriend so stay tuned for that one!!

Challenges:
Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – pets @ Scrapbook.com

SUPPLIES: 
Digital Images: Vizual Storm @ Etsy (Dog Butts Bundle Clipart)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Tropical, Blue Calypso, Pinecone, African Daisy, White)
Embossing Folder: Cricut Cuttlebug Happy Birthday
Metal Die: Lawn Fawn (Party balloons)
Accent/Tools: black string, 1/16 Gina K foam squares

3D Birthday cards

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I made this card for my Godmother’s Birthday.  I’m actually a couple weeks early with making it!! I used Sketch #3 from the October Card Sketch Challenge. Sorry the image is blurry. I couldn’t get a good photo. The bird image is 3D with several layers so that is why it looks that way.
Happy Mail Challenge – October 2020

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (pansy, heather)
3D Push Outs – Jeanine’s Art (Birds & Flowers (SB10318))
Embossing folder: Stampin Up – Sizzix Country Floral embossing folder

Bird - mom - birthday - email

I made this for a lady to give to her mom for her mother’s birthday.

Sunflower Birthday 2020

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I have a standing order for one of the guys at work to make his wife sunflower cards for her birthday, valentines and Mother’s Day. This is her birthday card this year.

My inspiration came from this card came from Lynn’s Locker

Then I used a sketch I saved in my favorites – Create with Connie & Mary Sketch 625

Challenge:
October Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Java, pinecone)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Kraft in color), The Paper Studio (white shiplap)
Metal Dies: Gina Marie Designs (wreath), Cottage Cutz (sunflowers), Sizzix Tim Holtz (Tags)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles(birthday boy)

Rainbow Inspired Cards

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Another one of the guys at work gets a mother’s day card for his mom and her theme is rainbows. So I made two versions and then made it in other colors case other people liked the design.

He chose this full rainbow one for his mom!

Another customer chose the same full rainbow one for her 3 daughters!

Happy Mothers Day pink-orange1
Happy Mothers Day pink-blue1
Happy Mothers Day yellow1

I made the yellow one for another customer whose wife loves yellow and they have 9 kids so I represented that with 9 hearts and a big heart for the husband.

Here is Version 2.

Happy Mothers Day v2

I found inspiration for V1 and V2 cards on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product Category – vellum

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Memory Box (Flicker Hearts), Lawn Fawn (LF492 Hearts), Lawn Fawn (Mother’s Day Border)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

Happy Birthday Rainbow

So I made several different sizes of rainbow stripes so I decided to turn this one into a birthday card.

This card is for the May Happy Mail Challenge at Scrapbook.com. Dawn.s put out a request:
I do have a special request for a young lady who’s only wish for her 18th birthday is to receive cards in the mail. Her name is Julia and she is the niece of a friend of mine. Julia is autistic and will be graduating high school soon, from special needs classes, with the capabilities of a second grader. Her birthday is May 9th and handmade or store bought cards would be welcomed.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (scraps in all colors)
Metal Dies: Queen & Company (words), Stampin Up (Stitched Star Dies)
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby vellum, Xyron X,

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