Final Batch of Mothers Day Cards

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So this week I made the last of the Mother’s Day Cards that were needed for the people at work.

Flamingo Mothers  Day

INSIDE: To the best Nana anyone could ever wish for! Happy Mother’s Day

I have a standing order for a guy at work to make a Flamingo card for his Grandma on Christmas and Mother’s Day. Here is this years Flamingo Best Nana anyone could ever wish for card!!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch 3 – original sketch is from The sweet Stop sketchChallenge Blog #144

Butterflies

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

I did a 2nd card and messed up on the punching so I put the sentiment on the outside. Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

CHALLENGES:
1) May 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.

Butterfly Mothers Day

Here is another version but this one has the saying on the outside.

Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique Category – Dimensional Banners

Owls in a tree

Inside: Happy Mother’s Day to a terrific mom!

I made this for another guy at work. He has 3 boys and he wanted that represent on the card. Since I was already making an Owl card for my boss who has 4 kids I stuck with the owls for this card too.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Any Holiday. I did Mother’s day.

Standing owls

One of my bosses has 4 kids and likes his Mother’s Day card to represent that. Last year I did kid figures from Bugaboo so this year I went with owls.

Sketch: MOJO Monday 343

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Holiday – Mother’s Day

SUPPLIES:

For Nana Flamingo

 Rainbow Butterflies
 Happy Mother’s Day Butterflies

Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing Folder, Martha Stewart (anywhere Butterfly punch, Garden Butterfly)

Owl in a Tree
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutterbee scissors

Owls Standing
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollection (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Brown twine, yellow button, pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Just some cards

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Here are a couple cards I got done this weekend.

Easter Blessings

This was another card offered at Card Class this weekend. When I saw this image, Christ is Risen, at Daydream Designs by Diane I “ohhh” out loud. It is beautiful drawn and colored that I just had to use it when several of the ladies asked for a religious Easter card. And the inside I combine two of the sentiments in the set:

Death could not CHAIN HIM

A tomb could not HOLD HIM

The enemy could not DEFEAT HIM

Christ is Risen!

CHALLENGES:

1) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch Category – Merry Monday Sketch #68 was our inspiration. It worked perfectly for this card!!

2) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #164 – Easter

His Name Is with cross

*The white background is NOT part of the card….just put it down to get a decent picture on a glass table.

I know you have seen 2 other cards with this image, His Name Is, but I can’t help it because friends keep requesting it! I made this one for a lady who saw the last two and wanted one with a cross instead of flowers. I had to make this card quickly and during Card Class so I’m surprised it came out so good! She said she liked the Spring version but without flowers so I tried to do that one and modify it. It wasn’t working for me and she didn’t seem thrilled either so back to the sketch folder. She liked the tilted look of first card I did in rainbow colors. So I found Mojo Monday sketch #340 and went to work.  I flipped the sketch on its side. Then for the ribbon on the right I used a piece of embossed paper and put it under the image instead of on top of it. Then where they had the banner/circles I put the cross there instead.  I used a wooden cross from Hobby Lobby and covered it with paper. It needed something more so I cut out the purple piece from the Christ is Risen Digital Image at Diane’s Daydream Designs and added it to this cross.

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CHALLENGES:

1) Mojo Monday Sketch #340 (MOJO340) – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

Lighthouse Birthday

Let me tell you how blown away I was on the coloring of this image!! This set use to be a Clearly Digi Stamp (went out of business) and so I had it. But when I saw how beautifully Laurie re-did the coloring for Doodle Pantry I had to buy this set! I cut out the blue sky area that was behind the light house because it didn’t fit right in the oval. I used an older sketch, #249,  from Unscripted Sketches….I just flipped it on its side. I roughed up the edges of the card with a distresser.

CHALLENGES:

1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #45 – Anything Goes….BUT if you use a DOODLE PANTRY image you will get the featured digital image FREE! I used Sheltering Lights Digital Image for a masculine birthday card that a friend needed for her brother-in-law’s birthday.

2) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique Category – paper piercing. I pierced around the frame.

 

SUPPLIES:

Easter Blessings

 His Name is – with Cross
Digital Image: His Name Is @ Doodle Pantry, Christ is Risen @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft, Pinecone), Purple and Teal are from Hobby Lobby
Inks: Using Photoshop my husband turned it spring colors instead of the rainbow colors provided in the digital image.
Accent/Tools: wood cross from Hobby Lobby, Cuttlebug Embossing folder,
Lighthouse Birthday Card
Digital Image:  Sheltering Lights @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black gems, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, piercing tool, pop dots, glue dots, Making Memories Distresser

National Scrapbook Day Challenge 1 – completed!

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Thank You - Washi tape

Today I’m  hosting 4 challenges throughout the day on Clearly iStamp Blog. The 1st Challenge is an ALL DAY Challenge and goes till tomorrow at noon. So come out and play with me!

Clearly iStamp NSD Challenge #1: Make any project (cards, scrapbook pages, altered art, tags, etc) using a Clearly Digi Stamp.

I used Lisa Lara’s Cool Tape Digital Stamp which contains DIGITAL WASHI TAPE!!! Isn’t it what amazing people can do with computers. If you look at where the green and pink overlap you will see the pink coming through the green! I then used Say Thank You Digital Image for the sentiment.

CHALLENGES:

1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #68 – Washi Tape

2) Pink Elephant Challenge #197 – Washi Tape

3) MOJO Monday Sketch #291 – use the sketch for inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps:  Cool Tape Digital Stamp and Say Thank You Digital Image

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, ribbon

What’s Brewin’?

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Mojo Monday #189 and Creative Inspirations

CHALLENGES:

1) Creative Inspirations – Challenge 109: Spring Colors – Pink, Green and Yellow

2) Mojo Monday – Sketch #189 Contest. Use the sketch below

And I have WONDERFUL News…..I was accepted as a DT member of the Digital Design Team at Clear Dollar Stamps. I’m so excited…good thing you can’t see me jumping up and down!!

SUPPLIES:

Patterned Paper: KI Memories (pink w/ flowers), Crate Paper – Twirl Collection (striped and solid green)

Cardstock – Bazzill

Digital Stamps (tea pot and sentiment) – Clear Dollar Stamps

Markers (brown for tea pot) – Tombow 947 and 879

Ribbon – left over from gift package

Brads – The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)

Misc – chipboard piece, pop dots, paper piercer


Day 31 @ 365 Cards and Mojo Monday Sketch 184

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Day 31 @ 365Cards.blogspot.com and Mojo Monday sketch 184

CHALLENGES:

1) Day 31 @ 365Cards.blogspot.com – Let’s see some poetry on your cards.  You can use the whole thing or just one verse, but be sure to give credit to the author.

Not sure if a bible verse counts as poetry but it works for me and I got another card done!

2) Mojo Monday Sketch #184 –

Supplies:

Pattered Paper – (brown) My Minds Eye: Hip & Luxurious Lush Brown Houndstooth

Patterned Paper – (gold) W R Memory Keepers: Fiesta Hola

Cardstock – Bazzill

Sticker – Paper Studio Stickabilities: Birds Embossed Foil Sticker (Hobby Lobby)