Teacup Pansies

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A lady needed a birthday card for her new boss. I sent her sample images and she picked this one from Imagine That Digi Stamp.

I used sketch #5 of the May Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. The original sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches #48.

Also fits the theme – Mother’s Day/Feminine of the May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

May Link Up @ Imagine That Creative Playground – use a Imagine That digi stamp to receive a free image that month.

Digital Stamp – Teacup Pansies @ Imagine That Digi Stamps
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pansy, white), Paper Studio (burgundy)
Patterned Paper: DCWV Paper Pack (Violet Leaf)
Accents/Tools: Anna Griffin Rose embossing folder – Rosa, scor-pal, Martha Stewart edge punch – Doily lace


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Cardinal Wreath

So I went looking for an image for my friend that loves cardinals. I found a watercolor digital set called Songbirds @ SLS Lines. I made two different mother’s day cards using images from the set. I’m also changing out the saying and sending one to my friend to let her know I’m thinking of her…now to find time to make it!!
I used sketch #1 on the May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (original sketch Atlantic Sketch Challenge #207).
It is also for May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme category – Mother’s Day/Feminine.

Digital Image: Song Bird Watercolor Clipart @ SLSLines Etsy
Inks: pre-colored and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Lava, Berry Blush)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, gems, Martha Stewart Art Lattice edge punch


I have a lady whose mother loves birds and bluebird just happens to be one of her favorites! So she requested this image for her Mother’s Day card. It is one of the images in the digital stamp set called Songbirds Watercolor Clipart by SLSLines. I’m also going to make it into a Birthday Card for another lady…just by changing the sentiment!

1) May Inspirational Card Challenges @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – Mother’s Day/Feminine

Digital Image: Songbirds Watercolor Clipart @ SLSLines (Etsy)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Kraft, bazzill blue), American Crafts (Apricot)
Accents/Tools: corner rounder, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Emergency Personnel themed birthday cards

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Doctor Birthday

I made this for a lady whose niece is a doctor. She told me she was a stylish doctor so I thought this image from Kenny K Stamps would work perfectly. Which it did because they both loved it.

1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com –  Emergency Service Personnel

Digital Stamp: Hot Doctor @ Kenny K Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown)
Patterned Paper: old old Chatterbox (Garden Flower Pots, Garden Swing Stripe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband
Accents/Tools: metal paper clip, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Nurse Birthday

A lady needed a birthday card for her friend who is a retired nurse. She is still active in the nursing community so she wanted a nursing theme. I used a free image from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps – Get Well Mousie. I just got permission from Mary Ellen to remove the “get well” from the balloon and then my husband put “happy birthday” in there instead. Of course I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder…best and most used folder EVER!!

1) May Card Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com – Emergency Personnel

Digital Stamp – Get Well Mousie – Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (blue,
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot edge punch, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

If you can please help!

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So if you follow me you know I don’t ever post anything besides crafty stuff but today I feel like I need to pass on an important Facebook page. I found this website last year after all the police officers were being shot just for being police officers. This organization (which only consists of a couple people and a dog) drives all over the country going to funerals of police, military, fire and emergency personnel. They bring the Honor Flag to be represented for the fallen heroes. It is a 501c so all donations are tax deductible…if you are looking for a non-profit to support I recommend this.

The organization is need of help as they run off donations only. They are asking for 500 people to send $10.00. If you can skip a lunch and donate that money PLEASE do. Here is the link to their page and if you go down a couple post you will see the Paypal link to donate. The Honor Network Facebook Page

You can also mail donations to:

The Honor Network PO BOX 413 Keller TX 76244.

If you can’t donate that’s okay please share the link on their page so maybe someone else can donate.

Thanks for time,

Kathy D.

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


Clean Cards


Swept up Garage

So I swept the garage so the Easter Bunny could bring you a new tool!

While my husband was gone last week I decided to clean out the garage as a surprise for him. I wanted to make him a card to sit on his bench so he would get it when he walked into the garage. So I had ideals but when Karen posted the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus category – Clean… the cleaning images at Imagine That Digital Stamps came to mind. I told my girlfriend what my thoughts were for the saying and she put it together and made it sound good. He not only liked the garage but he said he also liked the card!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #397 as my inspiration (posted to late to enter the challenge!)

So while I was getting ideals I saw some funny house cleaning sayings so I decided to use the rest of my scraps and make some funny cards with this design. See attached cards.

1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – bonus – clean. This is what I thought of when I saw the word “clean”.
2) Imagine That! April Link Up Challenge – Anything Goes. If you use an Imagine That Digital Image then you get the stamp of the month for FREE!!

Digital Stamp: Sweep This @ Imagine That Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder, Sunbeam, Yosemite)
Patterned Paper: Old stuff from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: computer,

House clean self

Inside: It seems to get dirty by itself!

Urge to clean house

Inside:I lay down and REST until the urge passes!

Secret to clean house

Inside: Never let your children or husband enter it!


Tropical Birthday

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Palm Tree Beach Birthday

So I made a card similar to this one last year (see below) …but forgot to post it! But a lady requested a palm tree/beach card for her nephew. This version is different because I used a new sun die I recently got (instead of part of a circle) and made the sand bigger on this one. I made the letters the same color as the sand in hopes it looks like it was drawn in the sand!

1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – weather. Not sure if this is what Karen had in mind but it is SUNNY WEATHER on this card! (so wish I was there!)

SVG file: Palm Tree @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Sun metal die: Stitched Sky Dies – Gina Marie Designs @ Scrapbook Outlet
Cardstock: Bazzill (kraft)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ Up Cricut Cartridge, Xyron X

Happy Birthday Palm Tree Scene


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