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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

Warm Winter Wishes

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Warm Winter Wishes.JPG

This is the Jan Digi of the Month at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a card with this image you get a free image next month…and they are cute images!! I thought this image would be perfect to use with the colors in the Jan Card Challenge- Color Category so I sent my husband the image and the colors and he colored this in photoshop for me!! I’m so spoiled! Then I couldn’t decide what kind of card I wanted to make with this image. I saw the sketch on the Cardmakers Card Challenge and the ideal of snowflakes came to mind so I went with a Christmas card which is good because my goal is to make 1-3 Christmas cards a month.

I promise that is Berrylicious (pink family) and not a red on there!

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – color category – use the all the colors provided.
2) Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – 01/11/2015 Sketch – the original sketch is a Pagemaps Card Sketch Jan 2014.
3) From the Heart Stamps Digi of the Month Challenge – use the image provided to get next months image free.
4) Crimbo Crackers Christmas Challenge #98 – Anything Goes
5) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #63 – Use Designer Paper. I’m guessing that means patterned paper.
6) Christmas Card Challenge #7 – Any Christmas Card or use the optional theme (which was an inspirational photo). I did not do the optional theme.
7) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #264 – Cute Christmas/Winter or Anything Goes. I went with cute!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cozy Kittens @ Crafting From the Heart Digital Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Ash, Berrylicious, Kachina)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Aqua Dot)
Inks: colored in photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge, Xyron “X” sticker maker, Xyron 510 Sticker maker

Apple Blossom Birds

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Mother Day Birds

I made this card for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a project with the monthly image then you will get next month’s image FREE!!

This was inspired by sketch #1 that Karen used for the May Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com. I’m usually not a CAS card person but I think it worked with this image. The original sketch came from CAS(E) this Sketch #45.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1.

2) From the Heart Stamps – Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge – make a card with the image provided and get next month image free.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Apple Blossom Birds @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Splash OP, Classic Green)
Inks: colored in photoshop by my wonderful husband. Printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cutter bee Scissors, EK success 3D-Dots, cloud traced from some paper
Sketch: CAS(E) this Sketch #45

Winter Friends

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Winter Friends

In the midst of studying I took a little much needed craft break. This is also for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a project with the Monthly Image then you will get next months image free!

CHALLENGES:
1) July Card Sketch @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #4 – This one had me stumped when it came out on the original blog but it just came together for this card. Love when that happens. Original sketch – Sketch N Scrap Card #12
2) From the Heart Stamps – July Stamp of Month Challenge
3) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – July Challenge – Non-traditional colors
4) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #187 – Cute (must be a Christmas/Winter card)
5)My Perfect Life – Week 29 – Make a Christmas card and share it.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Winter Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Nelly, Yosemite, white)
Patterned Paper: DCWV – The Winter Matstack (given to me by friend Lisa)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, cutterbee scissors, stickles
Technique: Paper Pieced

Holiday Wishes in July

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Yep it is Christmas in July! This past Saturday I taught a card class at a local retirement home and we made 3 Christmas Cards. The first card we did I posted last week and here is the 2nd card we did.

Holiday Wishes

CHALLENGES:

1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #48 (DPDC48) – Make it Christmas or Make a Splash.

2) A Gem of a Challenge #123 – Animals (any and all included)

3) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Christmas Critters

4) My Perfect Life – Week 27 of making Christmas Cards – link up any Christmas cards made

5) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #42 – A winters scene

6) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. I used an older sketch #211 from Stella Says Sketch @ Bugaboo stamps (SSS211). I rotated it and instead of using a circle shape I went with the shape of a stamp.

SSS 211

SUPPLIES:

Image: Deer Wishes and Candy Cane Poem @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, EK Success border punch, Xyron X

Whimsy Garden Fence

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Oh this is sooo close to the dead line….10 min before it closes! This is a month long challenge and for some reason I can never get to it till the end. This time I cut too close! I am not great at coloring digital stamps so a lot of time I use pre-colored digitals. But Faith pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me drag out my Tombow markers! So after several tries tonight I gave up and went to spend time with the hubby. Around 1030 I came back into my craft room and thought what the heck might as well try to see if I can get the challenge done. I prayed the whole time and it came out (even with a water blob at the very end)!! God even hears our crafting prayers if we will seek him in all that we do. So that left me 30 min to design the card. I’m not happy with it but it’s not horrible either. I might re-do it or I might leave it….depends on how I feel in the morning since it is midnight and I’m pooped!

Whimsy Garden Fence

CHALLENGES:

1) Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps {blog} – Use the digi image provided and get next months image FREE!

SUPPLIES:

Image: Whimsy Garden Fence @ From the heart Stamps

Cardstock: The Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby (purple and yellow), Bazzill (pink- discontinued)

Inks: Tombow markers

Accents/Tools: embossing folder, corner round (large and small), pop dots

Final Batch of Mothers Day Cards

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So this week I made the last of the Mother’s Day Cards that were needed for the people at work.

Flamingo Mothers  Day

INSIDE: To the best Nana anyone could ever wish for! Happy Mother’s Day

I have a standing order for a guy at work to make a Flamingo card for his Grandma on Christmas and Mother’s Day. Here is this years Flamingo Best Nana anyone could ever wish for card!!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch 3 – original sketch is from The sweet Stop sketchChallenge Blog #144

Butterflies

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

I did a 2nd card and messed up on the punching so I put the sentiment on the outside. Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

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

Butterfly Mothers Day

Here is another version but this one has the saying on the outside.

Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique Category – Dimensional Banners

Owls in a tree

Inside: Happy Mother’s Day to a terrific mom!

I made this for another guy at work. He has 3 boys and he wanted that represent on the card. Since I was already making an Owl card for my boss who has 4 kids I stuck with the owls for this card too.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Any Holiday. I did Mother’s day.

Standing owls

One of my bosses has 4 kids and likes his Mother’s Day card to represent that. Last year I did kid figures from Bugaboo so this year I went with owls.

Sketch: MOJO Monday 343

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Holiday – Mother’s Day

SUPPLIES:

For Nana Flamingo

 Rainbow Butterflies
 Happy Mother’s Day Butterflies

Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing Folder, Martha Stewart (anywhere Butterfly punch, Garden Butterfly)

Owl in a Tree
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutterbee scissors

Owls Standing
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollection (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Brown twine, yellow button, pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder

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