Eaten by a Bear?

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Eaten by Bears

So a friend of mine has been having some trying times since her 3rd child came along. During the holidays if it could go wrong it did. She was laid on my heart so I decided to send her a card of encouragement because parenthood can be trying! I found this saying on the internet and thought it was hilarious and so her!!
At the end of the day…
Have any of your Children been eaten by a bear?
No.
See, you’re a good mom.

So I went looking for bear images. I found “Happy Stanley” at Beccy’s Place. His expression was perfect but he had a shirt collar and tie on so I asked Beccy for permission to have my husband remove the shirt and tie. She gave us permission and my wonderful husband made Stanley plain!! The grin is perfect for the saying and just makes me smile each time I see it!!
It took a week to get there…I couldn’t believe it! She received it Friday and said it was perfect timing as she was needing encouragement that day!! God is always perfect in his timing!

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #196 that I had saved so this card fits the March Card Inspiration Challenge – Favorites Category. It also fits Beccy’s Place March Challenge – make a card using any image of hers (even free ones) for a chance to win free digital stamps.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Happy Stanley @ Beccy’s Place
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow your Heart “Be Amazing”)

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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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Encouragment Cards

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Strong

A lady at work saw a card I made with this quote so she requested this quote for her BF husband who is going through some health issues. (The card for her BF is next!)
I used the colors from the May Inspirational Card Challenge – color category. I used MFTWSC182 sketch which was one of the sketches in last months April Inspirational Challenge. I used all scraps for this card.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Color category.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Wordart – Ginger’s House Blog 06/09/09
Cardstock: Bazzill (admiral, brown)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing folder (Wicker Weave), old button

Hang In There2

So the lady at work wanted a card for her BFF whose husband has been injured and not healing. Been a long road but they finally found out he has something that keeps him from healing. There is no cure but they can manage it now that they know he has it. My co-worker wanted to encourage her friend during this time. She found the “hang in there” card I did for my friend and said she wanted something similar. This is what I came up with. I used MOJO Sketch #446 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past MOJO sketch.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hang in There from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Artesian Pool)
Inks: colored in photoshop by my husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Taylored Expresseions embossing folder (cloudy days), EK Success double embossd dotted lace edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Panda Valentine

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Panda Valentine

So this is my 2nd attempt at the sketch category on the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Got closer but still don’t have the strip with sentiment on it.

I got to use my brand new embossing folder I got for my birthday. I made up wish list at stores on internet and my husband picked from them. This one is from Taylored Expressions. I also got to use up Valentine scraps for the striped paper. My goal was to try to use up from my scraps and most of my Valentine Cards this year were made from scraps!! Happy Dance!

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch Category
2) Creative Playground Challenge #1: Show Us Your Heart.

3) Customer Link up at Imagine That…Digis by Kris – use a Imagine That digi and make a project. Once you have made 10 projects you will get a $6.00 code to the store. Here is my card #5.

4) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #412 – Sweet Valentines

5) Aloha Friday Challenge #65 – love/Valentines

6) Crafty Gals Corner #58 – Sweethearts – use a heart

7) Crafting by Designs Challenge – Hearts

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pandas Digital Image @ Imagine That…digis by Kris
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, raven, Berry Blush)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Love Stripes 2)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder (Swiss Hearts)

Hang in There

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Hang In There

Sketchy Fun over at Tuesday Morning Sketches

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I got to play along over at Tuesday Morning Sketches since Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring this week. This is what I came up with.

Stocking Pals Bear

Stocking Pals Penguin

CHALLENGES:

  1. November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category – use the photo to inspire your card. I took from the Christmas stocking hanging on the stairs.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Stocking Pals @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (rain forest, white)

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Fiskars border punch, EK Success 1/8 pop dots

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