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

Cowboy Snowman

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So this is for the grandson of the lady at work. He is into cowboy/rodeo stuff so when I saw this FREE digital stamp from Free Dearie Dolls I knew it would be perfect. When I was in OK last month I found that the bigger town I take my aunt to for shopping has a scrapbook/craft store. I found this wonderful paper there and knew it would be perfect for this image. I did change the trim on him to blue as it was red in the original. She had snow drops on the original but when I added stickles it turned it grey because of the ink. So then I went with Flocking but it doesn’t stay as fluffy once on the glue. So I’m probably using the wrong glue. Bu if you look close there is flocked snow falling on and around him.

CHALLENGES:
1. Dec Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Category – use a past sketch – Nov 2016 sketch 1.
2. Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cowboy Snowman @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (pinecone, Rain, and old stuff)
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Prairie Lane – Maple Meadows)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, white brads (paper studio), Flocking (Gary M Burlin & Co), EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Thanksgiving Cards for Grandchildren and Daughter

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scarecrow-thanksgiving

I had an order for a grandson Thanksgiving card. I think he is around 6 yoa but not positive. I sent her several images and she picked this one. This is a FREE image from Dearie Dolls.

I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #182 that is sketch #4 in the November Card Sketch Challenge. I turned it on it’s side and used the fence as my strip.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Thanksgiving, fall, thank you

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scarecrow and Hay @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin Patch, Pauly Poo, Glow, white)
Inks: Pre colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence punch, Taylored Expressions Cloudy Days embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter Bee Scissors, Darice Embossing Folder – Brick wall,

hey-pumpkin-kitty-thanksgiving

I also had to make a card for a granddaughter. Not sure her age but believe it is fairly young. Grandma picked this image and this is what I came up with. I used sketch #5 of the November Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. Original sketch is My Favorite Things Sketch #280.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Thanksgiving, thanks, fall
2) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5
3) Imagine That Digi Stamp – Customer Gallery – link up your cards for a chance at free digis.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pumpkin Kitties @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Lemon Grass Collection – Straw)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop border punch, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

squirrel-w-flowers

And then the lady wanted a card for her daughter (the mother of the grandchildren). She picked this image and this is what I came up with. My first time using the tiny brads from The Paper Studio…they were perfect for the little flowers. Super old paper….wonder if I’m the only one that still has this!!

Paper Play Sketches #19 used as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Punch category – flowers punch
2) Gerda Steiner Designs – Share your Design Challenge – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Squirrel with Acorns @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Yam, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: EK SUccess Inspirables Simply Seasonal (Harvest-Floral, Harvest-Stripes)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success flower punch, The Paper Studio brads, Micro glue dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

 

Basset Hound Ghost

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Man, there is not enough time in the day. I have been trying to post this card since right before Halloween.

This was for my friend that has a standing order for Beagle and Basset Hound cards for every holiday. I had totally forgot about this FREE image until I was browsing through my digital stamps. Super excited to find it. I had just got a new paper pack at Hobby Lobby and it worked perfectly.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites category – MOJO Monday #465

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Doggie Ghost @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock:Bazzill (white, Raven)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Trick or Treat pack)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Tea is Happiness

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Tea Happiness

So my nurse friend ordered this card for her boss that has a birthday this week. Her boss loves tea so she asked me to do a tea themed card. I sent her several images and sayings and this is what she picked. The original pre-colored image has blond hair. She wanted the lady to have dark hair because she looks like her boss. So I once again batted my eyelashes and asked hubby to color in the lady and give her dark brown hair. Well he colored the whole image without even seeing the original and got so darn close to original colors. I then took the image and saying she picked and put them together to make this card. She loved it!  The image, Tea Time,  is a free one at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

I apparently like this sketch found on Stickersnfun.com as I used it on two cards this month (see below for 2nd card)!

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Tea Time @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. Tea Time Accessories @ Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer available)

Cardstock: American Crafts (green -unk name), The Paper Studio (pink)

Patterned Paper – unknown in scrap drawer (I embossed on it)

Inks: My wonderful husband colored the image in Photoshop and then I printed it on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Accents/Tools: Roses are from Michael’s, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Rosa),

Sticker - St Patrick Day

Here is the 2nd card I made this month with the sketch from stickersnfun.com.

I actually made this one first. Trying to use up these stickers that I got at hobby lobby over a year ago. I thought the sketch would go perfectly and it did. I plan on making several other months with the same sketch….just have to find the time.

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – Paper, sticker or stamp with text/words
  2. March Sticker Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use up stickers from your stash.

SUPPLIES:

St. Patrick’s Day Sticker – The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby

Clovers – cut file but not sure where from

Patterned Paper – Reminisce (lucky stripes)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Classic Yellowgreen)

He is Risen!

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Jesus is Lord - Easter

Inside: Sharing the joy of Easter with you and praying you’re blessed all your other days too!

I needed a Christian themed Easter Card so I went with this FREE image at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. I tried to find the post with the freebie in it but I think it was several years ago on her old blog so I couldn’t find it.

In the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com the Lift Category was on of Scrapanda’s cards and this is my version of it.

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: He is Risen Booth @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: American Crafts (green…don’t know the name), Bazzill (Snap Dragon, Dark Purple is retird)

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

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Wicker Weave and mini dots)

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An ornery Easter

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Happy Easter Bunny

So I saw this image at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps and he just made me smile in all his plaid and polka dot combination! So I wanted to use him but didn’t have anything in mind at the time. Well, a friend of mine, Dale, was in the hospital last month with heart issues. I wanted to make him a get well card but nothing came to mind. He is already home now so I thought maybe I will just make an Easter Card and I remembered this image. Then I made my girlfriend’s card (see post before this one) and took the saying I put on hers and changed it to fit Dale:

Hoping your Easter world
is bright and colorful,
weird and crazy,
ornery and special…

…just like you.

I decided it fit my brother too so I hit him a card also!

I used sketch #6 at the Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the original sketch is from i {heart} sketches #120).

CHALLENGES:

  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge #6 – use the sketch as inspiration
  2. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category #1

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Easter Bunny @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Starmist, Snap Dragon, Mango, Lemonade)

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

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Gingham and Polka Dots), EK Success corner punch