Country Home Cards

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Last year I went on a Scrapbooking cruise out of Galvaston, Texas. It was put on by a couple Stampin’ Up Demonstrators. Which I have really never used their products because I’m not a stamper! Well they had some items set up that you could make if you wanted and you were given the products to make them. They had a cute fall hanger but I didn’t need a fall hanger so I took the supplies home and decided I could make cards out of it. So here are three cards I have come up with so far.

I used Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! May 25, 2017 sketch for my inspiration.

Greatful for someone like you

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #187 for my inspiration.

Todays the perfect day

Inside: … for thinking happy thoughts of you.

I used My Favorite Things Sketch #318 for my inspiration.

Supplies on all cards:

Stamps: Country Home by Stampin’ Up

Patterned Paper: Country Lane Designer Paper by Stampin’ Up

Cardstock: Bazzill (Cajun, Palo Verde)

Accents/Tools: brads, ribbon, EK Success scallop punch

Poppy Mouse – Thanks


Thanks Mouse

So I bought this image several months ago to make a thank you card for some co-workers that saved my butt! They re-arranged their schedule to help me and I wanted to let them know how much I appreciated them. Well life got in the way and I hadn’t been able to make the card till tonight. I saw the challenge at Cute Card Thursday – One Word Sentiment. The challenge is being sponsored by Di’s Digi Stamps and this is one of her digital stamps so I had to play along. I thought sketch #2 at February Card Sketch Challenge @ would be perfect for this. I had the hardest time finding paper that I liked and could make it work with this sketch. I’m happy with the outcome! This also fits the Photo Inspiration Category at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @

Original sketch is a Skipping Stones Design. Found it here:

Digital Stamp: Poppy Mouse @ Di’s Digi Stamps
Inks: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon), greens – unknown
Patterned Paper: KI (Autumn Flowers Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, fiber

Slam Dunk Thank You


Slam Dunk Thank You

Inside: Thank You!

Last month at work we were raising money for Big Brothers Big Sister. The local Police Dept (SPD) and the local Sheriff Dept (GCSD) play a basketball game every year where all the money raised goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Well my boss started talk crud that he could out sell me on tickets/donations to Big Brother Big Sister. So I told him it was on like Donkey Kong!! I sent an email to my family and friends and in less than 2 weeks they raised $550.00!!! Yay for family and friends!! As my SIL would say “we crushed him!” as my boss only raised $240.00. But we accomplished the main goal and that was we beat the Sheriff’s dept in raising the most money! So to thank my family and friends I made 19 of these cards to send out!

I did black and blue to represent that the local Police Dept (SPD) won!! The image is a free clip art I found on the internet. I used sketch #4 of the April Card Sketch Challenge.

1) April Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – original sketch MFTWSC326.

Clip Art: Basketball Net Clipart @ Clipart Kid
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bazzill Blue, Pumpkin Patch, White, Raven)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: corner rounder


Heartfelt Thank You



One of my friends requested this card. She follows Cards for Cops Facebook page and saw that they were requesting Thank You cards to be sent to the lady in Baton Rouge that helped the police officer that was in a fight for his life. You can read about it here:

So I remembered this sweet angel, Angel Caroline, done by Faith a long time ago (before she renamed the store to From the Heart Stamps). I colored her up with my minimal Photoshop skills and put stickles on her wings. Probably shouldn’t have covered the smaller parts and it just bleed over the black but I still think it looks okay. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #198 for my inspiration. I used the colors from the I {heart} Sketch challenge #163.

1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Favorites category

Digital Image: Angel Caroline from Faith @ From the Heart Stamps (it was from her first store Design2Delight)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Blue Oasis, white)
Patterned Paper: Not sure very old paper with no name
Inks: colored in Photoshop by me (very basic)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Stickles Glitter Glue (frosted lace), Cricut Expressions 2, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cutterbee scissors, sentiment – rub on.




Thank You card for Vet Assistant

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Doggie Thank You

So better late than never!! We wanted to give our vet assistant a thank you card to thank her for helping us get through Misty’s illness and passing. It only took me since June to make it and mail it. But she got it and loved it and was very thankful.

1) August Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #2.
2) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Bonus – simple card.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Ash)
Patterned Paper: Dogs & Cats by Lana Rickabaugh (2006)
Accents/Tools: Cuttin’ Up cricut cartridge, Cricut Expression, Xyron X

Hopping along with House of Cards!


It is the end of the third term over at House of Cards so they are having a “goodbye” and “welcome” new team members Blog Hop till the 15th with a bunch of prizes. Someone somewhere during the hop will win a $25.00 gift code to Deedee’s Digis just for playing along. How it work is you go to the blog (click here) and visit each team member that is listed in the post. Then make a card based on the following inspirational photo and link it up to the challenge.


Thank You So Much

This card took on a life of it’s own when I ended up combining 3 main challenges. So I looked at the inspirational photo and the flower in the frame keep drawing my attention so I decided to go with that. I found the flower in the Stitchy Fall set that I thought would work perfectly. In trying to figure out what color scheme I wanted to go with I saw the color challenge at ColouQ and started going that direction (I missed the deadline but that’s okay still got a cute card from it!) Then I remembered seeing a sketch at Feeling Sketchy that had a square with circles and thought that would go with how the flower looked in the photo above. So this is what I came up with when I mixed all that together. The only thing I think might have looked better is I mounted this on a black card base instead of just leaving it the blue but I still like it!

cqc292  FeelingSketchy


1) Feeling Sketchy #122 – use the sketch provided to make a project.

2) House of Cards Blog Hop – use the inspirational photo to inspire your card

3) Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #140 – Stitching, faux or real. Around the edges of the flower and center piece are faux stitching.

4) Sweet Stamps Challenge #224 – polka dots. The center of the flower has polka dots.

5) Kitty Bee Designs – Aloha Friday Challenge #48 –  Sew Cute – use faux or real stitching


Digital Image: Stitchy Fall @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Paper Studio (pink), Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Intense Orange, Blue Oasis)

Inks: Colored digi in photoshop then printed on a canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: button, scrap ribbon, Coluzzle, EK Success 3-D pop dots,

Thank You Flowers


Thank You


I made this card for the Digi of the Month Challenge at Imagine That! If you make a project with this months image you will get next months image FREE!!

Seeing all the Thank You cards that were made this past month I decided I need to make some for my stash!! Design was inspired by the I {heart} sketches #83.

1) May Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – inspired by an older sketch at I {heart} sketches.

2) Digi of the Mnth Challenge at Imagine That! – make a project with the image provided

Digital Image: Teacup Pansies @ Imagine That! digis by Kris
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Mexican Poppy, Cutie)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/ Tools: embossing folder

Thankful for my neighbor’s garden


Vegetable Thank You

I am very blessed to have great neighbors that are also my friends. I am also very thankful that they like to garden and then share it with us. We are very spoiled with fresh lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, strawberries and much more. So each year I try to get them a gift card to buy more supplies and say Thank You. This is a little late but I still think they will know how thankful we were for the fresh food from the garden last season.

I used this weeks sketch at Outlawz Sketch Challenge. Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring the challenge so if you play you will have a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to the store. I used Bigelow’s Bounty as I thought it was perfect and cute all at the same time! If you think this image would be perfect for some cards you need to make stop over at Deedee’s Digis by Dec. 1st as she is having a 50% off every set sale as a Thank You to the customers!



1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #203 – Furry Friends. Rabbits are furry!!

2) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – Something old and something new. The paper and the border punches are old. The image is brand new to me!

3) Digi Sketch Challenge – Use die cuts/punches or/and sketch. I did the theme: punches.

4) Aloha Friday Challenge #37– Thank you/ Thanks.

5) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #234 – Heartfelt Thanks. I hope having the sentiment inside is okay. I did add an image to the inside with the sentiment…so hopefully it counts.


Digital Image: Bigelow’s Bounty @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Check Him Out 2009)

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

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence border punch, Martha Stewart border punch, pop dots, Xyron X

Sew Thankful

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Sewing Thank You

So I changed jobs at work and my new position requires me to wear a uniform. I haven’t worn a uniform in 8 years so had to buy all new ones. Well, I got them just 2 days before having to wear them and they didn’t fit. So I called the Tailor shop up the street from my house. As soon as I told her my issues and that I would need it done in one day she said No problem come on in. She was an angel sent from God above and saved the day! I plan on getting a gift card to a local restaurant to thank her for work extra to squeeze me in and getting my uniforms done in one day. Diane’s Daydream Designs set – Life is Sew Sweet – sewing notions is perfect for this.

I cut out the drawn thread and used real floss as thread. I printed out an extra set of buttons to cut them out and pop dot them on the card. I used a past Tuesday Morning Sketch #273 as my inspiration.


1) November Card Challenge @ – Theme – Thank You


Digital Image: Life is Sew Sweet – Sewing Notions @ Diane’s Daydream Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, yellow), green -unknown

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Lost & Found two)

Inks/Markers: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: floss, cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Guest at Deedee’s Digis!!


Doing the happy dance today!! I get to be a Guest Designer for Deedee’s Digis for the WHOLE MONTH of September!!

I worked with Deedee’s wonderful artwork at Clearly Digi Stamps as she was one of the illustrators. I told her if she ever needed a guest design team member to let me know. As both of our lives got busy at different points we just left it in God’s hands for the perfecting time to have me as a Guest Designer. September turned out to be his perfect timing! He always knows what is best for us as he can see the BIG PICTURE so all we have to do is trust him and listen to him. Still working on that but as with all things… practice makes perfect!

She always seems to have the perfect images for what I’m needing. My girlfriend just had surgery and I coordinated meals for her family since she was on bed/couch rest for 2 weeks after the surgery. As part of her “get well don’t worry about it” gift I wanted to make her thank you cards that she could send to all the people that helped her during this time. So I asked her husband what her favorites were and he said the color blue and Daffodils. So I went with Daffodils and made 20 Thank You cards for her.



I used Spring Blocks because of this beautiful image of Daffodils! While looking for a sketch I saw that it was the 5th Saturday at Sketch Saturday so you get to use any past sketch from #215 – 324. So I started browsing their sketches and found sketch # 225.  You can’t tell but I printed a 2nd image and cut out the full flower and pop dotted on top of the image to make it more real. I wanted a border around the border to help it pop so I just printed the image on bazzill white and just left a white border. I dug out some old yellow gems and they were perfect!


I hope you will come back each Wednesday as that is “my day” to be featured at Deedee’s Digis.


1) September Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

2) Sketch Saturday Week #325 – Use any sketch from #215-324 as your inspiration. I used sketch #225

3) The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #76 – Spring or Autumn. I went with Spring


Digital Image: Spring Blocks @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Pollen, Intense Orange, white)

Patterned Paper: Recollections (orange stripe)

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

Accent/Tools: pop dots, jewels, glue dots

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