Graduation

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Graduation

I needed a card for a friend who graduated college while working full time and raising a family. Very proud of him! So I used the sketch from the card challenge and made this whole card out of scraps!! Now that I’m looking at it I should of tilted the the top circle on the bottom so it would look like the hat was falling…oh well will do if I make another card! I got to use a brand new embossing template that I got a couple months ago when they were on sale at JoAnns.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Sketch Challenge – original sketch can be found here:
http://www.studiocalico.com/2013/09/sunday-sketch-aleksandra

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: TPC Studio (Valedictorian), The Paper Company Studio (Grad Plaid), Reminisce (The Graduate)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1 3/4 circle punch, Reminisce enamel dots, Darice Embossing Folder (graduation cap), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, white brads

School Time

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School tags

School Girl

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School Girl

I wanted to make a card for my niece to wish her well in school this year. I thought this image by Diane’s Daydream Design would be perfect for a 7th grader.

The background needed something but I didn’t have an embossing template that I liked for this. So I got out my scor-pal and made my own design based on the plaid in the skirt. I think it turned out pretty good!

CHALLENGES:
1) August Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique – Stitching
2) Sketch-N-Scrap Card Sketch #31 – use the sketch provided as inspiration
3) Creative Card Crew Challenge #68 – embossing
4) Catch the Bug Challenge – August Bingo Challenge – Bold colors, embossing, school (I think those are bold colors!)
5) A Gem of a Challenge #126 – Stitching

SUPPLIES:
Image: School Days KD Kit @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Candy Apple, Classic Yellowgreen, white)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Scor-pal, white floss, Lasting Impressions stitching template

Between the pages of a Book!

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Book Reader

I am really happy with this card!! I finally made a CAS card that I like! I don’t do CAS and it is usually hard for me but this one came together pretty easily. I also love that it was inspired by Sketch #4 at the September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Instead of 5 small hexagons I made one big one. I wanted to do this sketch but it had me stumped for a bit….but not any longer! I was also inspired by Ceal’s card @ Simply Beautiful Blog and took the sentiment from it.  I also went with the simple scheme to follow challenge #208 at ColourQ Blog – black, white and a splash of one color.

But most importantly I made this card for my niece to encourage her to read books. She is struggling in reading so I plan on sending this to her to help her along.

Challenges:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge – September photo challenge – school theme

2) A Gem of a Challenge #99 – use black on your card

3) Day 270 @ 365 Cards – Keep it Simple. Use only 3 items on your card – any three items, not including the sentiment.

4) Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge – Anything Goes (as long as it is for a kid)

5) September Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category

Supplies:

Digital Image: Bookworms Digital Image (last day to get it at Clearly Digi Stamps)

Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Hexagon Dies, pop dots, Zig black pen, computer

Original Sketch: CAS(e) this Sketch #37

Time for school!!

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CDSDAChalkTalkKD

Come play with us at Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge #5 – School Time. Any project to do with school will work.

I used The Sweet Stop Sketch #222 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGE:

1) Alphabet Challenge BlogN for Newest stamp or Decoupage  We would love to see your projects using your recently purchased stamp or decoupage. This is brand new digital stamp released on Aug 15th at Clearly Digi Stamps.

SUPPLIES:

Image/Stamps: Chalk Talk Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black, Red, Kraft, White)

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots

Time to showcase NEW JULY Digital Images from Clearly Digi Stamps

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I’m on vacation but have been non stop crafting or running errands…..doing all the things that pile up while you work!! Not complaining as I have a lot of request for cards right now so I’m glad I’m on vacation and have time to make then and ENJOY the process.

Enough about that check out the JULY NEW RELEASES at Clearly Digi Stamps!! I’m only previewing two stamps that my husband designed but had several ideals pop up when I saw the other images…just ran out of time!!

The first one is from the Dino’s Digital Image at Clearly Digi Stamps:

CDSPDDinosKD

Dinosaurs

I remembered I had this OLD Basic Grey paper that was dinosaur theme so I took it out to see if it would match. This paper was just perfect for it….but as I started working on it I felt it looked like a grown-up card not a kid card. But I went with it anyway and really like the card BUT then Lori reminds me I could of used “Older then Dirt” and made it a birthday card for an adult!! Duh…why didn’t I think of that!! I used Seize the Birthday Sketch #20 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #28– Birthday

2) Seize the Birthday – Anything Birthday Challenge

3) Card Makin’ Mamas Challenge #72 – Monochromatic

4) Crafty Creations Challenge #230 – Pun Fun

The second card has to do with School…I know seems to early to think about school but actually its not that far away here in the mid west. School starts around Aug 12 so I asked my husband to do a School Theme set for all those BACK TO SCHOOL projects. This is what he came up with – Time for School Digital Image

TimeForSchoolProofSheet

The other DT members made wonderful cards with the Book Worm and Boy with Backpack so I decided to use the Apple with Worm. I’m actually going to send this to my friend who is a teacher and has been having some “trying” school years lately. The school she is in is in a rough area and the stories she tells is amazing. The school is getting a new principal this year and that can make or break a school year for a teacher. She is an amazing teacher with over 25 years experience so I thought I would send her some encourage as the school year starts next month. I used the Deconstruction Sketch #107 as my inspiration for the design.

CDSPDTimeForSchoolKD

CHALLENGES:

1) Addicted to Stamps Challenge #60 – Lots of Layers.

2) A Gem of a Challenge #88 – Spot/Stripes or Both

SUPPLIES:

Dino Birthday Card

Stamp/Images: Dinos, sentiment – Tiny Dinos
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey (Archaic)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, paper distresser

Time For School – Teacher Card

Stamps/Images: Time for School
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (My Family)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut cartridge, pop dots

Gift Idea Tuesday at Clearly iStamp

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Come check out how to make these simple and cute paper notepads that will easily fit in your purse! Go to Clearly iStamp Blog

CDSLWBakingBear

Stamps/Images: Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina)
Patterned Paper: Digital Paper included in Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: buttons, ribbon, xyron sticker maker, scor-tape, notepad paper, x-acto knife
Technique: 3D project, notepad for purse, gift idea

CDSLLPencilTalk

Stamps/Images: Pencil Talk Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Chalkboard Fun)
Accents/Tools: scor-tape, ribbon, Fiskars scallop edge punch
Techniques: Paper Pieced, Gift Idea
Sketch: Sketch Saturday #259

A lady at work saw the notebook and asked to buy it! Then she requested a card to go with it. So I did a matching card.

thank you pencil

CHALLENGE:

1) Papertake Weekly Challenge – If the paper fits… (Paper Piece). The pencil is paper pieced.

CDSLWSAHowdyPartner

Stamps/Images: Howdy Partner Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (The Good Life – Enjoy), Digital paper included in Howdy Partner Digital Image
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, circle punch, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (tag)
Technique: gift idea, 3d project

Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #198

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