Surfboard

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Surfboard

I had an order for a adult male birthday. One of his hobbies is surfing so I went with that! I thought this tropical scene surfboard from Imagine That Digi Stamp would work perfectly for a masculine card. I used MOJO Monday Sketch #497 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com– Bonus Category – outdoor activity

2) Imagine That Monthly Link Up ChallengeRemember, you can now get our monthly ‘Featured set’ FREE just for linking up using any Imagine That Digistamp!!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Beach Blanket Girl @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft, Raven)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: 1/16 pop dots, cutterbee scissors

Music inspired cards

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Music Wedding

I had an order for a wedding with blues and grey tones and music themed…she is an opera singer. I didn’t get to April’s Card Sketch #2 – originally a Paper Craft Crew #235 – last month and when I looked at it I thought it would work for a wedding card. This is what I came up with and was very pleased with it.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, cinder, smokey, bazzill white)
Accents/Tools: Twine from Target, heart rhinestones, The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Music Birthday

So I needed a music themed birthday for a 96 year old (I made her one last year too). Since I had just made the music wedding card I thought maybe I could put flowers instead of hearts and this is how it turned out. The Recollections flowers were a RAK from TexasMomOf4 several years ago.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
I made another one (see attached) but made it general birthday with a Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I used Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235 for my inspiration.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Happy Birthday flowers

I made the music one and still had a set of flowers left so I made another one just using a Happy Birthday folder instead.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Teacup Pansies

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Pansies

A lady needed a birthday card for her new boss. I sent her sample images and she picked this one from Imagine That Digi Stamp.

I used sketch #5 of the May Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. The original sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches #48.

Also fits the theme – Mother’s Day/Feminine of the May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

May Link Up @ Imagine That Creative Playground – use a Imagine That digi stamp to receive a free image that month.

Supplies:
Digital Stamp – Teacup Pansies @ Imagine That Digi Stamps
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pansy, white), Paper Studio (burgundy)
Patterned Paper: DCWV Paper Pack (Violet Leaf)
Accents/Tools: Anna Griffin Rose embossing folder – Rosa, scor-pal, Martha Stewart edge punch – Doily lace

Songbirds

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Cardinal Wreath

So I went looking for an image for my friend that loves cardinals. I found a watercolor digital set called Songbirds @ SLS Lines. I made two different mother’s day cards using images from the set. I’m also changing out the saying and sending one to my friend to let her know I’m thinking of her…now to find time to make it!!
I used sketch #1 on the May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (original sketch Atlantic Sketch Challenge #207).
It is also for May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme category – Mother’s Day/Feminine.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Song Bird Watercolor Clipart @ SLSLines Etsy
Inks: pre-colored and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Lava, Berry Blush)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, gems, Martha Stewart Art Lattice edge punch

Bluebird

I have a lady whose mother loves birds and bluebird just happens to be one of her favorites! So she requested this image for her Mother’s Day card. It is one of the images in the digital stamp set called Songbirds Watercolor Clipart by SLSLines. I’m also going to make it into a Birthday Card for another lady…just by changing the sentiment!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenges @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – Mother’s Day/Feminine

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Songbirds Watercolor Clipart @ SLSLines (Etsy)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Kraft, bazzill blue), American Crafts (Apricot)
Accents/Tools: corner rounder, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Emergency Personnel themed birthday cards

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Doctor Birthday

I made this for a lady whose niece is a doctor. She told me she was a stylish doctor so I thought this image from Kenny K Stamps would work perfectly. Which it did because they both loved it.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com –  Emergency Service Personnel

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Hot Doctor @ Kenny K Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown)
Patterned Paper: old old Chatterbox (Garden Flower Pots, Garden Swing Stripe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband
Accents/Tools: metal paper clip, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Nurse Birthday

A lady needed a birthday card for her friend who is a retired nurse. She is still active in the nursing community so she wanted a nursing theme. I used a free image from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps – Get Well Mousie. I just got permission from Mary Ellen to remove the “get well” from the balloon and then my husband put “happy birthday” in there instead. Of course I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder…best and most used folder EVER!!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com – Emergency Personnel

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp – Get Well Mousie – Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (blue,
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot edge punch, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Tropical Birthday

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Palm Tree Beach Birthday

So I made a card similar to this one last year (see below) …but forgot to post it! But a lady requested a palm tree/beach card for her nephew. This version is different because I used a new sun die I recently got (instead of part of a circle) and made the sand bigger on this one. I made the letters the same color as the sand in hopes it looks like it was drawn in the sand!

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – weather. Not sure if this is what Karen had in mind but it is SUNNY WEATHER on this card! (so wish I was there!)

SUPPLIES:
SVG file: Palm Tree @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Sun metal die: Stitched Sky Dies – Gina Marie Designs @ Scrapbook Outlet
Cardstock: Bazzill (kraft)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ Up Cricut Cartridge, Xyron X

Happy Birthday Palm Tree Scene

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Recipe for a Happy Birthday

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Recipe for A Happy Birthday

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One of my regular customers needed a birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves to cook. So I decided to do a recipe theme. There weren’t a lot of ideals out there and mostly were for birthday invitations. So I took some bits and pieces from some cards on the internet then added my own ingredients (ideals came from the mom on how they celebrate birthdays) to make a personalized birthday card!

The “lift category” this month in the April Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com is to lift Cardiographer!! She is one of my favorites and is a friend of mine. She loves Doodlebug (so do I…friendship at first sight!) and she ROCKS it!! I keep telling her she needs to try out for their design team! Even though I did not “lift” a card of hers I “lifted” the use of Doodlebug which doesn’t count for the challenge but I least made a cute card!! Her cards are cuter but I tried! I fussy cut the presents out of some paper. And used a die cut to make the balloons. The recipe card was from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she has some freebies on her site Papercraft Romance.)

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – lift Category – used Doodlebug like my friend Cardiographer does!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Recipe Card from Deedee’s Digis (new site with some freebies http://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum,)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe), (Birthday Girl on the pink dotted balloon)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, black string

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