Wine Birthday and Friendship

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I had an order for a birthday card for a lady that is in her 70’s with the following inside: “Wine improves with age —
We like it more the older we get!”
This is what I came up with!
I sent a photo this morning and she loved it!

I used MOJObella sketch #25 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. I used the MOJObella skektch #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps (I cut the bird off so I could just have the wine bottle and glass)
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill green, french vanilla), American Crafts (Blossom)
Inks: my husband colored the digital image in photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet printer)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folders (dots, happy birthday), Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

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So I realized in looking through my cards I made this at the beginning of 2016 and forgot to post it. This was for a lady that liked a tea/coffee card I did with the same sentiment  but wanted it to say wine. I used the same image, Birdbrain wine, by From the Heart Stamps and just left the bird off.

I can’t remember what sketch I used but if I find it I will update my post.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps

Inks: Husband colored the image in Photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder,

Are you in a safe place?

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squirrel-friend

Inside: Are you in a safe place? Happy Thanksgiving

So I had this ideal a couple months ago when I wanted to use this image. I found this saying on the internet and thought it was hilarious. I got cards made but didn’t get them in the mail so I guess they will be next years Thanksgiving cards!!

I used Paper Play Sketches #20 for my inspiration. I just didn’t fold down the upper left corner.

CHALLENGES:
1. November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Fall Category.
2. Gerda Steiner Share Your Design – 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 Acorn @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Yam)
Patterned Paper: EK Success Inspirables ( Harvest- Donut and Overlapping Circles)
Inks: Image colored in Photoshop by my husband. Printed on Canon inkjet printer.
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter bee scissors,

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This is the version I will send to family members.

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Take a Break

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My hair dresser/friend had a stroke in March and is recovering. They think it was caused by some meds and migraine meds but not totally sure. She is doing amazingly well and was allowed to come back to work last month. To encourage her on days that she can’t do as much as she wants to I sent her this card. I reminded her that her body is healing on the inside and even though she looks healed on the outside her brain is still healing. I wrote this verse inside:
“And my God will meet all your needs
according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
– Phillippians 4:19

Her husband told me she liked pink and Dr. Pepper so that is what I went with. Used old supplies and scraps I had in my scrap drawers!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.
2) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4. Original found here: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-411_31.html

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Drink it Up – retired Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, the two peach colored are retired)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories (old old stuff!)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Lines & Dots)

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Mermaid cards

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Mermaid Shaker

Well I have been wanting to jump back in the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs but just haven’t had the time. I’m hosting the August Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com so while looking for sketches I came across this one Sketch Saturday #420. So this sketch is #5 in the August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

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I thought it was perfect for the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs this month and couldn’t wait to put it together. I thought this image would be cute to send to my friend and then I found the saying “So glad you’re part of my world” and knew it was perfect to send to my Best Friend. I have also been wanting to make a shaker card since it was the technique challenge July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Well the first card I made I put some of the punched circles too close to the edge so it is not a shaker card. So the next card I kept the edges clear so I could put the double sided foam tape around the edges. I have learned after making my first ever shaker card that there must be secrets to this! I ran my images through my Xyron figuring they needed to be flat. Well the beads are sticking to the edges of the images. I’m so proud that I finally used these beads….I got them when the local store closed in 2006!! But I think my best friend will still like it. Last year I sent her a card every month but this year I have slacked but I’m going to send this one just so she knows I haven’t forgot her!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – use the digital image provided and get next months image free.
  2.  August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5.
  3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 – Summer

SUPPLIES:

Digital Stamp: Mermaid @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (shaker card – Sea Water, Bahama) (Swimming by – Blue Oasis, Tropical)

Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: EK Success punches (3/4″, 1/2″, 5/16″), foam tape, acetate, Art Accentz Treasure Beadz Turquoise

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Best Friends + Happy Hour = Perfect Birthday

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Wine - perfect birthday

A lady requested a wine themed birthday card for her best friend. I decided to go with fun bright colors and she loved it!!

Sketch used: My Favorite Things March 2015 Blueprints 23

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration – I went with the wine theme.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: That’s the Spirit @ JW Illustrations (Etsy shop)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation) (green unknown) (Orange is from Hobby Lobby)
Patterned Paper: Recollections dotted paper
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer.
Accents/ Tools: scor-pal, darice diagonal embossing folder, gems, glue dots

Encouraging Friends

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Sorry I’m behind in my posting! I did this one on Wednesday for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #172 – Anything Goes as long as it’s family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. They offer a free word art scripture that you can use if you want but you don’t have to. I used it on my card and paired it with Helpful Hearts Digital Image from Deedee’s Digis.

I made this card for a friend of mine that is going through some tough times. I wanted her to know I’m here for her. I also wanted her to know that God loves her and even in her toughest times she is still one of God’s disciples doing his work. She might not know it but the love she is showing during this time can be used by God. I wanted to remind her so she doesn’t get discouraged. Life is tough but just keep going with God along side of you and his love will prevail.

This card was designed around us…I like orange and she likes red. We are also not into floral prints so I went with stripes and polka dots. So this card is very personal and I think she will recognize that as soon as she sees it.  I was inspired by card sketch #115 at Feeling Sketchy.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Helpful Hearts Digital Image @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Crabapple Dark, Bubblegum)

Patterned Paper: KI Memories (very very old…scrap piece!)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer. Also paper pieced

Accent/Tools: Cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Techniques: paper pieced

 

Winter is warmed by friendship!

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IceFishing

Inside: The chill of winter is warmed by friendship (comes with the digi stamp)

I don’t know why but it seems I forget my really close friends birthday. It has always been this way. You think I would remember them since they are my closest friends but what happens is I remember it is coming up then don’t think about it again till after it is gone…or I think their birthday is on a certain day but actually I’m usually a couple days off. So any who I’m always late wishing my bestest friend Cheryl happy birthday which is in November. So I decided this year I’m going to send her a card every month so when it comes to November I will send her birthday card! Plus we need to chat more and I make all these wonderful cards so why not send them to the people that mean the most. That’s my goal this year….let’s see how well I do at it. It is halfway through January but still in January so I’m still good if I get the card in the mail this week!

This month I decided to do a winter friendship card since it fit the cold spell we had these past two weeks. I used Deedee’s Digis Digi of the Month image – Ice Fishing. (when you get to the store click on the area you live in EU residents or Non-EU Residents. Then you will see a tab for Digi of the Month…click on that.) This adorable digi is FREE this month till Feb 1st AND if you make a project with it and link it to the challenge you will get a $10.00 coupon to the store AND next month’s image FREE. Since the store is 75% off till the end of the month you can get a lot free for $10.00. And you can enter as many times as you want.

CHALLENGES:

1) Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5. The original sketch is from The Paper Players #193.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Ice Fishing @ Deedee’s Digis

Patterned Paper: comes in the Digital Image – Ice Fishing

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accent/Tools: brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge,

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