Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 – Hello Sunshine

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I had an order for a Get Well card for an elderly lady that fell and broke her hip. Also wanted to have some on hand.
My husband found this Card Kit of the Month and bought it for me for Mother’s Day. So far the 3 months I have had it I like it! They send instructions to make cards with the supplies but I don’t normally make their cards….I use the supplies to make my own. I used the left side of this scrapbook sketch as my inspiration. I saw a tall skinny card on the left side of the sketch. I ended up making a 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 card. Sketch used: https://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/sketch/6722927.html

Supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts (Sky), Bazzill (Romance, Ivy)
Patterned Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss dots)

So this is another card I made with the Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 supplies. I was inspired by last months sketch #2 of the August Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch is a MOJO Monday Sketch #504. I turned one into a sympathy card and the other is going to a lady that lost her husband in late July to let her know I’m thinking and praying for her. So I will be linking it to the September Happy Mail Challenge. **I challenge everyone to mail out one “happy mail” card this month just to let someone know you are thinking of them!**

SUPPLIES:
Patterned and solid Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Fancy Edged Circles), Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz (Garden Greens)

Here is another card made with the Card Kit my husband ordered for me. I used an old sketch saved in my sketch folder – Sketch-N-Scrap Sketch #135. I made this for friend (Francene) who has been in the hospital.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – original sketch found here: http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2018/12/card-sketch-135.html
2) September Happy Mail Challenge – make a card to send “Happy Mail”

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (tiny dots – gray/white)
Sentiment die cut and banner: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Enamel Dots: Eyelet Outlet and Brads (yellow)

Standing order for Mother’s Day

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I have been making some of the guys at work cards for their mom’s and wives for several years. This is one of my longest customers and every Mother’s Day he gets a card for his grandma (flamingos), Mom (cactus, old west), wife (sunflowers) and step-mom (garden, flowers, old trucks). So this is this years cards….

I original made this one for a guy who wanted a “bright happy sunflower” card to encourage someone. Sunflowers usually have darker colors to it because of the darker yellow Sunflowers are. But he wanted a brighter yellow so this is what I came up with. Hope he likes it! I used Sketch~N~Scrap World Card Making Day 2019 sketch #4 as my inspiration.  I found a color scheme on the internet and then modified it a little.

Bright Sunflower

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oases, Atlantic, African Daisy, Hillary), AC Cardstock (Taffy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Create a Sunflower)
Accents/Tools: Darice Embossing Folder (wire fence), Doodlebug Sprinkles (Birthday girl)

So I had bought some sunflower stickers and made this version for the wife that loves sunflowers! (I have been making her cards since she was the girlfriend!)

Bright Sunflower sticker
Cactus Mothers Day

This card was inspired by one of Karen’s (TexasMomOf4) cards that we are lifting as part of the May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge.

This is not showing up very well in the photograph on here. I promise it looks way better in real life. It is a different style for me but I think I like it. When I started putting the plants on the popped up piece I had to hang them off to make them fit. I liked the look and realized Karen’s had a little hanging off too. Thanks Karen for the inspiration!

P.S. – the background is paper that comes in the paper pack.

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Flamingo Mothers Day

His grandma gets a flamingo Mother’s Day and Christmas card every year. So this is paper from the same line I made her card in 2014. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #361 as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella (Summer Lovin’)
Accents/Tools: Scallop punch

Happy Mothers Day flowers

This was for his step-mom and was also one of my popular Mother’s Day cards this year. The flower was cut from a patterned paper in a paper pad. The patterned paper also came from the same paper pad. Added some cardstock, twine and cute sketch and the card was done! I used the Sketch~n~Scrap Sketch #165 for my inspiration.

May 2020 Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – card for Female.
May Happy Mail Card Challenge – I sent this one to my Godmother.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Hobby Lobby (dark blue), Bazzill (rain)
Patterned Paper: Craft Smart Paper Pad (Deep Blossom)
Accents/Tools: twine, Fiskars Scallop Edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Raccoon inspired cards

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Racoon - Be Happy

I had a request from a lady who wanted a birthday card for her niece that was in her 20’s. One of the things she liked was raccoons so I decided this image from Gerda Steiner was perfect. The lady requested “be happy” on the sign.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

I then decided this would be the perfect card to send to a nursing home in Texas asking for cards during the quarantine.

Racoon - Happy Thoughts

The guys at work told me to take a day off since it has been a stressful month. They told me to make cards or something. Well that night I saw a post where a retirement/nursing home in Texas wanted cards sent to the residents. So I told them I made this so they all they had to sign it!! What was funny was that I didn’t bring in right away and they even asked me where the card was for the “nursing home!!” They try to be tough but they have soft hearts!!

I just changed the sign to “Sending Happy Thoughts” to make it a thinking of you from Missouri card.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday
Happy Mail Challenge – sent to a nursing home in TX.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

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

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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Squeeezee

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Inside:
Sending you
a little hug today
just to let you know
I’m thinking of you!

I am part of a thread on scrapbook.com called Operation Happy Mail. Basically if you know someone that could use Happy Mail you send the hostess a PM and then she announces she has a person that is need of Happy Mail. If you send a card/note then great or if life is busy you can catch the next one.
Check it out: https://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1661085/tp/1/

So I got a name over a month ago and was praying about what to send and when to send. Well a couple weeks ago I sent this card. (See previous post for the male version). A lady has been going through a lot of health issues and needed some encouragement. I used Mojobella Sketch #21 as my inspiration. The circle patterned paper was old KI Memories scraps I had left over. I added a couple extra circles and flipped the sketch. I also got to use my new rectangle dotted die!! Happy dance!!!

CHALLENGES:
1) Gerda Steiner Designs – Share your designs – create a project with any Gerda Steiner stamp and link it up to the challenge.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – I used MOJObella Sketch #21 that I saved in my favorites.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Bear Hug @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinecone)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories
Inks: pre-colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cutter bee scissors, EK SUccess mini corner punch concave, Sizzix Rectangles Dotted Framelits dies

Big Bear Hug

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Inside:
There is no special reason…
No special day…
I just wanted to send…
A BIG HUG
your way!

So I am part of an Angel Card Swap on Scrapbook.com.
see here for details: https://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1664017/
This is the card I made for my October recipient who is a grandpa and a widow. Sometimes life gets lonely as a widow so he was in need of Happy Mail. I prayed about what kind of card to make and was having a hard time figuring it out. Then my husband made a comment and this ideal popped in my head and God said “yep, that’s it!”. So found this image at Gerda Steiner Designs and it was perfect. Husband colored it in Photoshop for me. (I made a 2nd version for a female that also needed happy mail…see next card post!) I used paper from my scrap drawers and a sketch from Paper Play Sketches #18. I hope it brought a smile to his face!

CHALLENGES:
1) Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Designs – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – lift a card or sketch you have saved. Used Paper Play Sketches #18.
http://paperplaysketches.blogspot.com/2016/10/paper-play-sketches-18.html

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Bear Hug @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinecone, Rain)
Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft (Up, Up, and Away)
Inks: pre-colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug Gingham embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots,

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Two sketches and only 5 days left

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You ever have those cards or challenges you are determined to do but man do they make you work for it!! Well that is what happened when I decided to make the 2 sketches offered at Feeling Sketchy for their Month Long National Scrapbook Day Challenge. I knew these sketches would get me out of my comfort zone and I wanted a little challenge!! Be careful what you ask for!! I thought I would have a hard time with the circles but that one came together in no time. Now the other sketch gave me a run for my money!! After several tries I finally came up with something I liked!

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Sunflower bear

CHALLENGES:

1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Thinking of you

2) A Gem of a Challenge #145 – Flowers

Feeling Sketchy - sketch 2

Congratulations Bailey

CHALLENGE:

1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product – Use brads

If you are inspired by the sketches come play with me for a chance to win a #25.00 gift card to Deedee’s Digis.

SUPPLIES:

Thinking of you
Digital Image: Fall Teddies @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop punch, cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Congratulations Bailey

Digital Image: Congratulations Graduate @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, pop dots, xyron X, EK Success 1 1/2 circle punch

Thinking of you flowers

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So several months ago I found Imagine That digis by Kris Blog and have been wanting to join in on the Digi of the Month challenge she has. But this was the first month I found time to play…and I barely found it this month! I had to squeeze it in today before a friends birthday party….but I made it! I liked how Donna Rinckel made her card with the flowers so I went that route too. I really like how simple and cute this card turned out. You can’t tell from the photo but there are yellow stickles in the middle of the flowers and the flowers are popped up with pop dots. The flower on the left is actually half popped up and half not since the top of the flower looks like it is under the leaf.

Thinking of youFlowers

I tried using some of the cute digi paper in the pack but my printer put lines through it and I didn’t have time to mess with it today. So I looked in my scrap drawer and found the perfect matching paper. I used Sketch Saturday #351 as my inspiration for the layout.

CHALLENGES:

1) Imagine That…digis by Kris – Digi of the Month Challenge – Use the image provided to make a project and receive next months free!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Peacocks @ Imagine That!…digis by Kris

Patterned Paper: Pink polka dot @ Michael’s

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

Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, brads

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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