Chicken Mother’s Day Card

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Chicken Mothers Day

I had a request for a Mother’s Day Card with a chicken on it. So I dug out a retired Daydream Diane’s image and kept it pretty simple. The chicken is colored with the polka dot body so I just found similar paper in my stash that matched.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on your card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hen & Chicks – Diane’s Daydream Designs (not in business anymore)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (black eyelet 2007)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: twine

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

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Will of God

Giving thanks in all circumstances is not an easy thing to do. It is especially hard during tough times when you don’t understand why bad things can happen to good people. A good friend of mine is going through this right now and it has been a blessing to be able to watch her strength in God even when it doesn’t seem like he is working in the situation. We know he is working but the problem is we don’t see the big picture like he does. So the here and now looks devastating which gives the devil a chance to whisper lies to us “God doesn’t care” and “where is God at now when you need him?” But he is there…he has never left. Sometimes he has to let bad things happen so the BIG picture can be completed. God allows everything to happen so the circumstances you are in ARE HIS WILL. Don’t try to understand because you cannot this is when you need to trust him.

Even though I am not going through this trial watching my friend has helped me grow my faith and understanding of God’s will is not always known so that is why you have to have faith.  I had hopes to send this to my friend before she saw it on my blog but life didn’t allow that….so my dear friend it is in the mail!

Her story is what inspired this card. Diane’s Daydream Designs is sponsoring Word Art Wednesday this week and made a wonderful Sentiment set just for this challenge. Go to Word Art Wednesday to get a free download of the sample word art.

Give Thanks to the Lord

When I saw 1 Thess. 5:18 I immediately thought of my friend and knew I needed to make her a card for it.

CHALLENGES:

1) Word Art Wednesday – Anything goes as long as it is up lifing.

2) Squiggleyfly Challenge #44 – Use patterned paper – used it on the umbrella

3) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #194 – Stripes

4) November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – use a sketch or card saved in your favorites as inspiration. I used i {heart} sketches #84 as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Images: Sunshine and Rain Outline (umbrella) and Sunshine and Rain Color (cloud) and Give thanks to the Lord Sentiments

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: scraps I had

Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Gloss Accents, pop dots, cutter bee scissors

Technique: paper pieced

Samples for Scrapbook.com challenges

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So I’m hosting 2 card challenges at Scrapbook.com this month for Karen who is going on VACATION for the WHOLE month (sooo jealous!!). She is amazing and usually has all the challenges done and post them as samples. Well, I’m not that good so I will play along with everyone else this month. But here are 3 samples I did get done so far.

Daisy Happy Birthday

I originally planned on using this beautiful bouquet daisy digital stamp from Diane’s Daydream Designs for one of the May challenges but I just couldn’t get the card to work. So I saw this sketch and tried it which I’m so glad I did because I LOVE IT!!

CHALLENGES:

1) June Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch # 2 – Originally came from Scrappy Sketches #35-13

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Make a birthday card and use the topping if you want (optional) – Tags. I chose not to do the topping unless you count the “Happy Birthday” saying as a tag.

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Inside:

Happy Birthday

to a lovely young woman;

full of grace, beauty,

spirit and fire.

I made this card for a guy at church who wanted it for his Granddaughter’s 17 or 18th birthday (He wasn’t sure but it was one of those). She likes horses so I thought Carousel Horse 1 from Doodle Pantry was perfect.

CHALLENGES:

1) June Card Sketches @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5 – Originally from Tuesday Morning Sketches #217

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Make a birthday card and use the topping if you want (optional) – Tags. I chose not to do the topping.

Panda with Balloons

When I saw May Digi of the Month, It’s Not a Tie,  at Deedee’s Digi I knew that I tie wouldn’t work for my father-in-law so I got to thinking! I kept seeing the Panda holding balloons so I wrote Deedee and asked permission to remove the tie from his hand. Deedee agreed that my wonderful husband could work his magic in Adobe and take the tie away. I still wasn’t sure what it was going to look like except I wanted balloons. Well, the inspiration photo this month for the June Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com inspired this card. The photo is a little girl in a red polka dot dress holding a bouquet of red balloons. I embossed the red paper with dots to get the feel of the red polka dot dress. I dragged out an older sketch, The deconstructed Sketch #46, for this card.

CHALLENGES:

1) June Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration Category – use the photo as your inspiration

2) Deedee’s Digi of the Month Challenge – Use May’s Stamp of the Month and you will get June’s Digi of the Month FREE!

 

SUPPLIES:

Daisy – Happy Birthday

Image: Bouquet of Daisies @ Diane’s Daydreams Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Intense Kiwi, Sunshine)

Patterned Paper: unknown scraps from scrap drawer

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

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, black rhinestone from Michael’s, Martha Stewart edge punch, white ribbon, yellow pearls from Michael’s $1 bin, corner rounder, pop dots

Horse – Happy Birthday

Image: Carousel Horse #1 @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill (Mocha Divine)

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

Accents/Tools: embossed flowers (given by a friend), yellow brads, corner rounder

Panda with Balloons

Image: Not a Tie @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Candy Apple, Black, White)

Patterned Paper: Really not paper…gift wrap paper that came on my See’s Candy

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

Accents/Tools: black brads, EK scallop emboss edge punch, Martha Stewart balloon punch, American Crafts Twine, Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder