Beach Girl

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Beach Girl

PROMO Beach Blanket Girl

Sometimes being a practical person doesn’t allow work with card making! It is hard for me to make a card unless I see a “purpose” for it so when I saw the beach image this month as the Digi of the Month set I wasn’t sure what I would make with it. After tossing around several ideals I decided I like this even though I don’t know what I’m using it for yet…so the inside is blank. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #234 as my inspiration. I printed a second image and cut the girl out so she is pop dotted in the scene.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Imagine That…digis by Kris – Digi of the Month Challenge – make a project using the image provided.
  2. August Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – favorites category – lifted the saved sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Beach Blanket Girl @ Imagine That…digis by Kris

Cardstock: Bazzill and The Paper Studio

Patterned Paper: Recollections

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brads

Float to your Happy Place

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Oh I would love to be somewhere tropical or anywhere with water really (I’d even take a lazy river or pool!)….then I would be in my happy place! I realized that today is my really only day off till the end of the month since I’m getting my niece on Monday-Tuesday. So I decided I better get my Progressive challenges done. Which will shock them because I’m usually posting with only hours to spare! I decided to paper piece this image since my husband has been busy with work I didn’t want to ask him to color it. Took longer but I love it. I might ask him to color it in these colors when he has time so I can make more with my left over paper. Too hard to make more than one when you paper piece! I love how this turned out. It came together pretty easy since I found the perfect sketch at Mojo Monday and then found the color scheme at Colour Q.

CHALLENGES:

1) From the Heart Stamps – Digital of the Month Stamp Challenge – use the digital stamp provided and get next months image FREE!

2) Colour Q #300 – use the colors provided to make your project

3) Mojo Monday #407 – use the sketch provided to make your project

4) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product – Stickers – made my own with the xyron (circles and the paper pieced image)

5) 4 Crafty Chicks #256 – Sun, Sea and Sand – I hope this fits as the blue is there to represent water.

6) Aloha Friday Challenge #52 – Summer Fun

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Inner Tube Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill ( Flamingo, Glow, Red Devil, Cheddar, Blue Oasis, White)

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart), The Paper Studio (Tiny Polka – Turquoise)

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker, EK Success Circle Punches

Water you up to?

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Water You up to

When I saw this image and saying last month I knew it would be perfect to send to my friend this summer. I have kept up pretty good sending her a card a month…been late a few months…but still going strong. So I figured this would be perfect for July or August and it’s just so cute with that saying! It fit in perfectly for the “Beach” challenge at Outlawz CAS Challenge. Now CAS is not my choice of style for card making but I do like how this one came out.

I bought this embossing folder a couple months ago knowing it would come in handy…just looks like water or space ship to me! So I was so excited when I looked in my embossing folders and saw it! It’s perfect…at least I think so. I also used an EK Success border punch that also reminding me of bubbles in water. Paired that with a Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch from 01/14/2011 and this was the result.

CHALLENGES:

1) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – lift a card or sketch that is in your favorites

2) Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #123 – Summertime Fun

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Diver Daniel @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Glow, Jet Stream), darker blue from Hobby Lobby

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

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Lines & Dots), EK Success Border punch, EK Success pop dots, X-sticker maker

No watercolors here

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Scrapbooking Blessings Club has an Anything Goes challenge this month with an optional twist of Watercolors. I usually try to do the twist because I like challenges that make me think outside the box or outside my comfort zone. I did try to do the twist but after several failed attempts I went back to the good ol’ faithful pre-colored digital image!

IceCream is Answer

I’m pretty sure if you have ice cream and Jesus you can get through anything!

I used a sketch saved in my favorites – Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge March 2012

CHALLENGES:

1) Scrapbook Blessings Club – Anything Goes – optional twist of watercolors.

2) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – use a sketch or card saved in your favorites

3) C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #318 – embossing

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Ice Cream Social @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (White,

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

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio embossing folder (A2 Diamonds), Cuttlebug embossing folder (polka dots)

Hello Friend

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So here is the last Digi of the Month Challenge for June. Yep, with only 5 hours left in the challenge I cut it pretty close!

Hello

I went straight to my scrap drawers and found all of this paper!! My husband was wonderful and colored this adorable image in photoshop for me!! I’m so blessed he supports my hobby.

CHALLENGES:

1) From the Heart Digi of the Month Challenge – use the image provided and get next months image free!!

2) Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge #404 – use the sketch provided as inspiration. Since I didn’t do long and skinny I moved the back panel to the left a little.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Prickles Says Hello @ From the Heart Stamps

Card Stock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Stripes (KI Memories), pink flowers (Fabulous – Simple Stories)

Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on Canon inkjet printer

Just a Wee little note

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Wow! Just made that deadline!! Why I scheduled a craft the same weekend as Mother’s Day weekend is beyond me. I know I have several card orders to do every year for Mother’s Day. But somehow the good Lord helped me to get it all done!

I made this card for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. Each month she has a digi of the month and if you make a project using it then you get next month’s image free. I loved this saying so I decided to go with that. I also needed a card to mail to my best friend as I decided this year I was going to mail her a card each month. I have done good so far except I didn’t get the card in the mail yesterday so it was the first month I missed. But I plan on mailing it tomorrow so I will mail two in May…hope that counts! I also decided I would use this card as one we will make at the Retirement Home next Saturday. I found 3 different patterned papers in my stash and this is what we will make!

Did you see how PigWit was colored? Well, I batted my eyelashes and asked my husband to color him in photoshop for me. He did and turned the outline a mauve and I loved it….why didn’t I think of that!

CHALLENGES:

1) From the Heart Stamps – use the digi of the month to create a project and get next month’s image FREE!

2) Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #137 – Dots. I used big dots but they are still dots!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Hamlet PigWit Being Shy @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (white), Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby (pink)

Patterned Paper – very old old stuff! 🙂

I go Bananas!

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I go bananas

Oh Deedee needs to stop making these adorable images! The image this month has sparked so many ideals in my head! I was going to work on other stuff this week and not make a card for the challenge but once I saw Anna’s cute card I decided I had to go ahead and make this!!

I don’t normally do CAS but this is what was inspired when I saw the digi and sketch #36 at Seize the Sketch. I cropped the bananas from the digi paper included in the digital stamp. I then placed them in a word document. I printed it out on bazzill white. I cut out an extra big banana and pop dotted it. That is the only dimension to this card.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Card Challenge – Favorites Category – I used Seize the Sketch #26 that I saved in my favorites.
2) My Time to Craft Challenge #256 – Food and/or Drink
3) SweetStamps Blog Challenge #183 – Anything Goes

4) Deedee’s Digis August Monthly Challenge – use the digital stamp of the month and get next month’s image free.

SUPPLIES:
Image: Monkey Business @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill (White, Raven)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: cutter bee scissors

Bright Beautiful Flowers

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I was able to get a 2nd Bugaboo challenge done during this week as Bugaboo is celebrating its 4th Birthday.

Bright Flower pot

I used i {heart} sketches #49 as my inspiration. I love this sketch!

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CHALLENGES:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge BlogMonday, January 20 – Color Challenge

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2) January Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Favorites category – used the sketch above

SUPPLIES:

Image: Flower Pot 1 @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Guest designer at Doodle Pantry!!

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I’m so excited! Laurie was so sweet and asked me to be a Guest DT member for the month of November!! What a wonderful honor to be able to create with her beautiful images. She is an amazing artist and Christian Business owner (and I’m not just saying that because she let me be a guest). Check out her store and blog and you will see what I mean. If you have never played in her month long challenge YOU NEED TO!! You will get a FREE Digital Stamp if you use a Doodle Pantry image. This month the FREE Image for playing along with a Doodle Pantry image is Snowman Pile Up  (see below) The challenge will start at noon at the Doodle Pantry Blog so make sure to come back and check it out!

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Can you believe you can get this image FREE just for playing along in a challenge and using a Doodle Pantry image. Which if you don’t have one there are SUPER DUPER (yes, that is a word) FREE ones on the FREE Page at the store.

And speaking of FREE there will be THREE FREE Previously sold at CDS Images – Choo Choo, Triple Chicks and Candy Apple. And then Three FREE with Purchase images – Floral Jug, Spring Violets and Sweet Stuff. And a brand NEW RELEASE, Vintage Fan, will be free with purchase until Nov 24th so hurry over to the store and pick it up with a few other creations!

So I’m sure you are just dying to see what images I got to play with so far this month. I picked two for release day but I have plenty of ideals in my head so there is no telling how many I will get done this month. I first played with Sitting Peacock image which is an older outline image that she has now added color to it and a NEW image of the peacock.

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I made the first card and wasn’t sure it showed it off as well as I wanted so I made card #2 also. So hopefully you can truly see how beautiful and versatile this image is to work with!

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By the way if you want a perfect match on the cardstock she provides solid colors along with the patterned paper. So I printed it off on Bazzill white and had perfectly matching bazzill color paper! LOVE IT!!

Sketch: Viva La Verve April 2011

CHALLENGE:

1) October Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1 – I’m late because I couldn’t post it until today but I was still inspired by the challenge.

2) October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique – Sunburst

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Sketch: Seems A Little Sketchy #51

CHALLENGES:

1) Seems A Little Sketchy #51 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #151 – Add black or bling. I have black!

My next card I used Old West Sheriff image. Oh you have to check out the other cards made with this stamp as you will see all the possibilities!!

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Yep, that awesome Designer Paper in the background comes with this digital image!! AWESOME!!

Sketch: Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #142

CHALLENGE:

1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #142 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

You REALLY need to check out all the NEW NOVEMBER RELEASES. You are bound to find something you MUST HAVE!!

Don’t forgot to come back at noon to check out the November Challenge!

OH AND DID I MENTION SHE IS HAVING A SALE!!!

NOV customer special – 25% off the NEW NOVEMBER PRODUCTS ONLY from Nov 1-10

COUPON CODE:   NEWNOV25OFF

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SUPPLIES:

Sitting Peacock #1 Card

Digital Image: Sitting Peacock COLOR plus @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill White that I turned into matching cardstock by using the plain color digital paper provided in the Digital Image.

Patterned Paper: Digital Paper included in the Digital Image.

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

Accents/Tools: black ribbon, Fiskars scallop edge punch, blue brads, Cricut, Cricut Basic George Cartridge

Technique: Sunburst

Sitting Peacock #2 Card

Digital Image: Sitting Peacock COLOR plus @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Digital Paper included in the Digital Image.

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

Accents/Tools: Black flower from Prima Flowers, black rick rack, blue brad

Sheriff Card

Digital Image: Old West Sheriff @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Digital Paper included in the Digital Image.

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

Accents/Tools: star embossing folder

There is one in every bunch!!!

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It is release day at Clearly Digi Stamps!  I will show you three new release today and one tomorrow! (I was really inspired by all the awesome new releases!!)  I’m going to start with the one that I just had fun with! When I saw Hoppy Frogs Digital Image this ideal popped in my head so I went with it!!

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INSIDE: There is one in every bunch!!

I’m sure you can think of one person this card would be perfect for!!

I used Card Maps Sketch March 2010 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGE:

1) Aug Card Sketch Challenge @ scrapbook.com – sketch #2

The second card I started to make a school theme card but it just wasn’t working for me. So I switched gears and made it a fall Thank you card. Just goes to show you how versatile digital images can be.  I used Apple Hedgehog Digital Image. I was inspired by MOJO Monday Sketch #275

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CHALLENGE:

1) Scrapbook.com -August Card Challenge – Sketch

The third card is a baby card! A friend of mine needed a baby girl card so I decided the sheep would make a cute baby card. She decided she wanted it to be more pink so I will use this card for the upcoming babies at church! I used New Pastures Digital Image and The Deconstructed Sketch #111 for my inspiration.

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CHALLENGES:

 

SUPPLIES:

Hoppy Frogs

Stamps/Images: Hoppy Frogs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutterbee scissors, xyron X sticker maker

Thankful for You

Stamps/Images: Apple Hedgehog
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brown eyelets, twine, burlap ribbon

Baby Girl

Stamps/Images: New Pastures
Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: button, ribbon, glue dot, pop dot, Cricut, Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge

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