Vibrant Friend Birthday

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Vibrant Funny Friend

I had a birthday order that was Christian theme, likes yellow and bright colors. So I found a Christian saying that the lady liked and then set out to make the card. I was struggling so I went to My Princess-peaces’ gallery as she is the “lift” category of the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I lifted this card.

Since there is more bling on this card then I usually use I’m going to enter this one into the Product category – bling, shine, etc. I lifted another one of her cards that I will enter into that category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cinder, lemonade)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Kate & Co -Cambridge Court)
Accents/Tools: misc pink gems, Prima flowers, Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch, Cricut Expressions, Basic George Cricut Cartridge,

Triple Matte Technique

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Manger Scene

I was so excited to see The Paper Studio come out with a Christian Christmas Paper pack. Since I’m not a traditional stamper I’m always on the lookout for Christian Christmas stickers or papers. I wasn’t sure if I could use this piece of the pack because of how big the scene was but I was able to capture enough in a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card. I then used the triple matte technique…instead of stamping the design I used paper with a design on it. I then cut out the star from the original big piece and place it 3d on here.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique – triple matte technique
2) Christmas in August @ Scrapbook.com – make a Christmas card or layout.
3) ABC Christmas Challenge – Q – Q for a quick layout.
4) Christmas Card Challenge Week 38 – Anything Goes
5) Merry Monday Christmas in Summer Challenge – pick an old challenge. I picked challenge #206 – Nativity Scene.
6) Crimbo Crackers Christmas Challenge #114 – Anything Goes
7) Jingle Belles – about MUSIC … you might incorporate sheet music, musical instruments, music-themed stamps … or even make a card inspired by your favorite Christmas Carol. Just make sure you let us know what your MUSICAL elements are. Mine is based off the song “Away in a manger”

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Away in a Manger)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Artic, Matte Gold Foil)
Accents/Tools: Coluzzle, Coluzzle square, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

3 Wise Men and sketch

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Wise Men

Dec 1st Deedee’s Digis sponsored Feeling Sketchy Challenge #134 which was this sketch:

FeelingSketchy134

I wanted to make a sample and play along so I started looking through Deedee’s Digis Christmas images because I need one more religious card for this year. When I saw the Wise Men Digital Image I thought it could work with this sketch. In my mind the words would take the place of the other stars. I had just bought a new size of envelope for money cards but thought the size would work for this too…the size of the card is 3 1/2 x 7 1/4.  I never got the card done in time for the challenge but I did get it done in time for some orders I had! I was very thankful because the 3rd customer saw an error I had in my scripture so I only had to fix 5 cards…very thankful!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Dec Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – digital image

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Wise Men @ Deedee’s Digis (closing shop on 12/31/15)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks/Markers: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutter bee scissors,

Our true gift at Christmas time

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Jesus is Gift - red

Jesus is Gift - Blue

I needed two more religious cards this season and had an ideal to use 3 wise men image for one but I wasn’t sure on the 2nd one. So I went looking through my digital stamps and came across this one by Diane’s Daydream Design (store closed in 2014). Then I remembered an awesome sketch posted in the December Card Sketch challenge on scrapbook.com. Then I remembered the color combo from last month on the Nov Card Challenge that I didn’t get to so I decided to use it on this card. So with those 3 elements in mind I went to work and this is what I came up with!! A little modern but the focus is still on Jesus…our true gift at Christmas. I made a red background version and then also made a teal background version.

The paper used for the circles is actually a digital paper (also discontinued at Diane’s Daydream Designs) I printed on Bazzill white. Then I just used circle punches and went to town. So I will also enter into the Dec Card Challenge – product category – use something digital.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Celebrating Christ Sentiments (Diane’s Daydream Designs – no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Elegant Snowflakes (Diane’s Daydream Designs – no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital sentiment printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success circle punches, Cricut, Elegent Edges Cricut Cartridge, X sticker maker, pop dots

Anything Goes with a Birthday card and Easter card

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Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge this week is Anything Goes. So I first made the birthday card for a friends brother in-law and decided it fit my father-in-law so I made him one too!

Great Outdoors Birthday

Then I decided to make a card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge so I will share it at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge also.

TheLordLiveth

There is free Word Art of this scripture on the blog but it didn’t fit the space I had since it was more of horizontal sentiment. So I tried to mimic what she did and made it vertical. When I saw this scripture it made me think of this digital image by Deedee’s Digis so that is why I went with it.

CHALLENGES:
1) Word Art Wednesday – uplifting project

2) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #221 – Anything Goes

3) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #240 – Easter

4) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – used a sketch from last month (Mojo Monday Sketch #361)

SUPPLIES:

Fishing Birthday Card

Digital Image: Great Outdoors @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Christian Easter Card

Digital Image: Our Risen Lord @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Stitchy Cross

I made this for my friend I met on-line several years ago. Her 18 yr old son was diagnosed last month, Dec 2014, with bone cancer. He has started his 6 month chemo treatments. I made him a card but I also wanted to make her a card to encourage her as she goes through this battle with him. When praying and asking God what she needed to hear he advised me to send this verse. So I paired it with a stitched cross from Deedee’s Digis. The design inspiration for this card came from the Deconstructed Sketch # 183.

CHALLENGES:

1) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #65 – Stitching – faux or real. I went with the stitching in the design of the cross.

2) Feb Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus – Stitching

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Stitchy Crosses @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug (Anna Griffin – Rosa) embossing folder, pop dots, Fiskar’s Fuse

Clean and Simple

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Even though Diane’s Daydream Designs is closed she is still honoring the challenges she signed up to sponsor in January. One of the challenges starts today and is Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge with an Anything Goes with a twist of Clean & Simple (must do the twist). I don’t do traditional CAS very well. I consider my cards simple but they do have layers so that isn’t what traditional CAS is. It also takes me longer to do a CAS card then to do it how I normally do it. But I made one! One of my regular Christmas card customers never contacted me so I assumed he didn’t need cards this year. Well, with 4 days before leaving on his Christmas trip he calls and tells me he needs 16 cards!! Diane’s Daydream Designs had these amazing journal/mat cards that were beautifully put together so I used one of those. I then printed off baby Jesus from the Little Bits of Christmas and added him to the mat. Stuck the mat on a card base and the card was done.

Baby Jesus

I so wish Diane’s Daydream Designs didn’t have to close. I’m still sad about it and probably will be for a long time. The short time I was on her Design Team we got close as friends. She is an amazing woman and an amazing writer too. Check out her blog and her devotions will touch your heart. http://www.dianesdaydreamdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/12/word-art-wednesday-wisdom-of-god-plus.html

I hope you will play along in Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge because Diane is offering these amazing stamps as the prize:

Carrie Tea Time Sentiments Tea Time Accessories Color Tea Time Accessories OutlineTea for Two OutlineSnowbaby Love ColorSnowbaby Love OutlineSnowbaby Love Sentiments

CHALLENGES:

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Little Bits of Christmas and Journal Cards (no longer in business….Diane’s Daydream Designs)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accent/Tools: pop dots

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