Heartfelt Thank You

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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: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_7e51e442-f7a1-11e6-a824-0f1df04e51e0.html

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.

CHALLENGES:
1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites category

SUPPLIES:
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.

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Angel – Silent Night

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So here is the 2nd card using the “Away in a Manager” paper pack from The Paper Studio. I used sketch #1 in the September Card Challenge as my inspiration…just flipped so the circle was on top of the card instead of on the bottom.

I have enough paper I think I will get about 12 of these cards made.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #1. Original sketch found here http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/2016/05/11/sugarsketch-53/
2) Christmas in September @ Scrapbook.com – make a Christmas card.

3) Sparkles Christmas Challenge Challenge #68 – Christmas Fairies or Angels.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly),
Gold Paper: The Paper Studio (Antique Gold Metallic)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Away in a Manger)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (2″ and 2 1/4″ circles), Cuttlebug embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots

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So in trying to figure out what I liked best I made this one too. I think I would rather have the angel facing to the right but I think for one card this works too!

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December Card Class

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I have already shown 2 cards we made in card class but here are the other 2 cards.

Joy to the World

This is a card I did for the card class I teach. I wanted an angel Christmas card so I asked my wonderful husband to draw me an angel and this is what he came up with! He designed it after our niece Kailee. I picked the colors and then made the card around the angel.

Challenge:
1) Dec Card Challenge – Favorites Category. I used Deconstructed Sketch #129 that I had saved in my favorites.

SantaReindeer

This is one of the cards that I designed for the card class I teach. I used a paper pack from Hobby Lobby for the Santa Image.
The design was inspired by a sketch and card that are very similar.
Dec Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3
and a card I found on etsy that I saved in my favorites. http://www.etsy.com/listing/115461831/happy-birthday-card-masculine-birthday

Hark the Herald Angels Sing….

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Hark Angels Sing

My good friend Judy loves Angels and that is what her Christmas tree decorations are done in. So I wanted to make her a special card for her. The first card was made for her and she should be getting it this week. I had some supplies left over so I decided to make one of the ladies at the retirement home a Christmas card. She is dear to me and an angel in my life so I thought these images were also fitting for her.

CHALLENGES:

1) Dec Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Up in the Air – Maybe shape a card like something in the air, or a scene of the sky or anything else you can think of! Let your mind run wild!

2) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #59 – Glory to God/Anything Goes

3) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #134 – Focus on the Sentiment

SUPPLIES:

Stickers – Hobby Lobby

Accents/Tools: EK Succes scallop border punch, ribbon, pop dots

Angels and Leaves and so so much more!

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Just love the 15th of month! No, I don’t get paid BUT I do get to play and show-off  the new fun stamps for the month that was released at Clear Dollar Stamps. This month has been hectic with work and studying for a promotion and life in general so it was nice to take a craft day and play with the new products.

First I played with Angels Digital Image. Our new designer, Austin Owens, sure puts a lot of images and sentiments into her stamps. There was so much to choose from and all so cute…..so you will be seeing more of this stamp set for sure! I decided to play with the blue and yellow angel. I loved how it turned out….and I already know who I’m sending this to! I used The Deconstructed Sketch #66 for inspiration…love her sketches!

CHALLENGES:

The next digital stamp I got to try out was Leaves Digital Image. I love leaves and fall. My house is done in a leaves theme and color scheme. Makes me happy! Oooohhh, I just gave myself an idea….my something to decorate my house with using this stamp set!!! After life calms down I will have to do just that!!  Okay back to the card I made. This card is special because it is going to one of the pastors our church is praying for. There are actually 2 pastors going through health issues that we are praying for so I wanted to use this stamp to make a card for one of them. I then decided that the “lift” card at the card challenge on Scrapbook.com would be perfect for this…..and it was. I used the Black and White version of this stamp. To get the leaves the color I wanted them I recolored them on the computer. Here is a tutorial that tells you how to do that.

You know when your husband smiles and nods when he sees it that it turned out pretty good! Now to get it to the church for people to sign!

NOTE:

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CHALLENGES:

1) September Card Challenge at Scrapbook.com – “Lift” Category – I got to pick the card for this category and I picked this card by CharCats7

SUPPLIES:

You are my Angel

Stamps/Images: Angels by Austin Owens @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – We R Memory Keepers (Fiesta Hola)
Inks/Markers: Pre-colored image printed on Canon Ink jet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots
Sketch: The deconstructed Sketch #66

Praying for You

Stamps: Leaves by Lori McCroskey, Christian Sympathy Digital Image both at Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (French Vanilla), Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Tres Jolie)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, brads, brown ribbon, pop dots, Versa Magic Jumbo Java ink for edges
Sketch: Sept Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – “lift” category