Law Enforcement Feel Better card

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A friend at work saw an article on Cards for Cops in November about a Rock Hill P.D. officer, Matt Crosby, that was shot in 2010 while investigating a domestic disturbance. He was paralyzed and is wheelchair bound. He had developed bed sores recently that required him to be bedridden for several months. He was needing encouragement and support as he was going through a rough time. She knew I made cards and thought I might want to make him one. He had been on my list but I hadn’t got to it. Well this past week Cards for Cops put a post that Matt Crosby was taken back to the hospital and could use some encouragement cards. So I made a card that night and took it into work so my co-workers could sign it with me if they wanted to.

I saw this stamp on the internet and thought it was perfect. It is from Papertrey Ink and is called Inside & Out Well Wishes Stamp Set. Well I needed to make the card quick and the saying in the stamp said surgery so I changed it to hospital and printed it on my computer. I like all the stamps in the set and even though I’m not a stamper I think I can handle stamping these sentiments so I bought the set!! Late Merry Christmas to me!

I used sketch #1 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com as my inspiration (original sketch is Atlantic Hearts Sketch #192).

If you are interested here is the address to send him cards:

Matt Crosby

C/O Rock Hill Police Department

320 W. Thorton Ave

Rock Hill MO 63119

Also in St. Louis MO and surrounding areas they are doing a Dine Out for Crosby on Jan 12th to try to raise money to build him a wheelchair accessible home. If you can’t go but want to help towards the cause there is an address to send donations to in the article or just send it to Matt at the above address. Read about it here:

List of restaurants participating in the ‘Dine Out’ for officer Matt Crosby

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Raven, Arctic)

Accents/Tools: blue brads

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Birdbrain Get Well

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Inside: It’s time to rest and take it easy.

This is for the owner of From the Heart Stamps. On Aug 11th we were notified by her team that Faith (owner) was in the hospital and to pray for her if we could. Aug 13th her dad updated us to let us know they found a brain tumor just bigger than a golf ball size and they were going to operate. She is now at home recovering from the surgery and starting treatments for cancer. This woman is amazing and even though I have never met her she has touched my life with her sweet spirit, kind heart and love for God. Her dad was so kind to give us an address we could send happy mail of encouragement to. So I went looking through her images that I own (because her store is temporarily on hold) and came across this one. She does not sell pre-colored digis but she had a special one time so I got the pre-colored one of this!! When I saw it I came up with the sentiment. I also used a sketch from their challenge blog – I {heart} sketches #69. I was having a hard time trying to find a ribbon to go across like what was in the sketch. So I pulled out my box of odds and ends ribbons and old old fibers (remember those!!). I found this perfect colored fiber trim that was just perfect…I love those happy finds!!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Spectacular Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Apricot, Lemonade, Snap Dragon, Wisteria)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Tools/Accents: Xyron X, EK Success circle punches, fiber, 1/8 Scor-tape


Wonder Woman Bravery

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Wonder Woman Hero

Inside: You deflected that illness like Wonder Woman stopped bullets! (My friend and I came up with the saying….I have the bestest friend!)

One of our co-workers daughter fought an unknown illness recently which was during her senior year of high school. Through all the test and surgeries they didn’t know if it was cancer or not. They just found out last month that it is NOT cancer!! So we wanted her to know how tough she was through this all and how proud we were of her bravery. The family loves comic books so we thought Wonder Woman was appropriate for the occasion!

CHALLENGES:
1) July Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – vintage/retro. This is a pretty retro wonder woman!!
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge – sketch #8 – I decided to make mine square instead of rectangle. Then I moved the circle from the right to the left and made it a rectangle. And instead of flags on the bottom I did another rectangle.
the original sketch is from Always Playing with Paper found here: http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-challenge-4-million-one.html

SUPPLIES:
Stickers: Creative Imaginations (Wonder Woman)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (stars), EK Success 1/16 pop up dots

Happy Healing

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Happy Healing

One of the guys from work fell during the snow/ice a couple weeks ago and broke his leg in 2 places. So thought he could use some happy mail since he will be home for several weeks.

I used Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #20 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – Get Well

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Happy Healing by Deedee’s Digis (out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: unknown in my scrap drawer
Inks: husband colored the image in photoshop and then I printed on a canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Ek Success mini concave corner punch

Dale the Whale!

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Oh my goodness Deedee is the coolest person to be a guest designer for!! She made this stamp just because I requested it!!

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A friend of mine, Dale, just had open heart surgery a couple weeks ago. His sister, Beverly, is also a friend of mine. A couple years ago she told me what the “sisters” nickname was for Dale when he was little…Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail!! So I thought that would make a cute Get Well card for him. I asked Deedee if she had a whale in her stash and she said she didn’t but drew this up in no time! It was perfect…she even made a pink with purple tail version!! This is the card I made for the “sisters” to give to Dale.

Family who Spouts

Inside: …But not everyone has a Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail! Glad you’re back to spouting off and feeling better.

Dale is ornery and that is probably why he was out of the hospital in less than a week! So this quote that my friend, Stephanie, and I came up with is perfect. The sisters loved it and Dale thought it was pretty cool that it was made just for him. And it was funny because after open heart surgery he has a purple tail from all the bruising!

I let the circles in the patterned paper act as the water so I could keep the card simple to keep the focus on the whale.  I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #326 as my inspiration.

Then to show how fun this digital stamp is I made a generic Get Whale …I mean Get Well card!

Get Whale Soon

Both the cards turned out to be CAS cards which is funny because I usually don’t do that style very well. But I like how these turned out! I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #287 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Sept Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – original sketch was Sketch Saturday Sketch #287

2) Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #77 – For a Male

3) Digi Sketch Challenge – Get Well – Use the sketch or the theme or both. I used the theme.

4) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #187 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Pink Whale with the Purple Tail

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, white)

Patterned Paper: unknown from stash

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer (the splash was made by using the outline version and printing on cardstock)

Accents/Tools: Cutter Bee Scissors, pop dots

Get Whale Soon!

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis), Grey is from JoAnn’s

Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Playground)

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cutter Bee scissors

Cards for friends

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One of the couples in them marriage group is going to move so the wife can go to Christian college for a year and then one of the ladies is having a hysterectomy on Tuesday so we wanted to make them cards.

We weren’t sure what to do with the hysterectomy card but she is a HUGE Dr. Who fan so in joking around my husband and I mixed Dr. Who and Dr. Seuss together and came up with this card. My husband drew/designed everything so all I did was cut it out and glue it onto a card base.

Dr Whoterus

Inside: After the surgery, we hope you have plenty of time to… Recuperate!

CHALLENGE:

1) Use Your Stuff Challenge #148 – Inspired by Dr. Seuss. I hope this counts since it isn’t something actually from Dr. Seuss but is totally inspired by Dr. Seuss.

SUPPLIES:

Images: designed by my husband

Cardstock: Bazzill (pinata), orange scraps

New chapter

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We’re excited to see the chapters
God’s going to write for your life.

We wanted to do a book theme since this will be a new chapter in their life. This is an older digi by True 😀 at True’s Gift’s from the Heart that is no longer available.

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #189 – Something Old. That fiber is probably 10 years old. The digital stamp is about 2 years old and the brads I got prior to 2006. The patterned paper is the newest thing and I think it is almost a year old.

2) Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #24 – I really liked this sketch and love the sponsor this week, Doodle Pantry. I didn’t use of their images but still used the sketch.

3) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #145 – Anything Goes that is uplifting

SUPPLIES:

Image: Morning Devotions by True 😀

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Rosy “love” blossoms paper)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Lasting Impressions brads, fiber

Purple Thinking of You

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Thinking of you flower

Inside: … and hoping you feel better soon.

One of the ladies at work was involved in a bad car accident last week so we took up a collection to get her a “pamper yourself” gift basket. I made this card to go with it and made it all purple because that is her favorite color.

CHALLENGES:

1) Sketch -N- Scrap Card Sketch #23 – Use the sketch provided by the end of the month.

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #59 -“NO STAMPED IMAGE OR DIGI STAMP”

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Accents/Tools: Prima flowers, twine, button

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