Sending You Love

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Panda Love pink

So I almost forgot to check out the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs. I’m so glad I checked with a few days left because it was this adorable panda. So I pulled out some new Queen & Co paper I bought and asked my husband to color it up in photoshop to match. My printer prints darker and not always the color on the screen so the first print was more green (see 2nd version) then the color in the striped paper. So after several attempts we got the color to match the papers and that is this version! I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon, Rain, SeaSalt)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Queen & Co epoxy dots – Teal

Panda Love green

I didn’t want to waste the first print out so I found paper that matched it and made this version. Well good thing I did because a lady bought one of each for her nieces!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Epoxy dots

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Lake Cabin Card

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Lake Cabin

I have a customer that lives in a lake house so I made this card for her to give her husband for Father’s Day. I used the Cabin SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables.

SUPPLIES:
SVG File: Miss Kate Cuttable SVG File (cabin)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, parakeet, Java, sea water, Bazzill Blue,smoky)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs Dies (stitched sky die set), Joy Crafts Die (clouds), xyron x, Xyron 510, EK Success pop dots

Bear - fishing scene

I made a lake cabin card scene (see above) and had extra supplies out on the desk from it. I then got an order from a lady that wanted her granddaughter (1 yoa) to give her uncle (17 yoa) a card for “uncle’s day”. He is a big fishermen and I know will teach her how to fish. So I had a bear left over and decided to pair him up with the lake scene. I thought it worked for a kid to give to an uncle. Stamping is not my thing but since I bought the set I thought I would use. The lady and her son “uncle” loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – outdoor activity.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, parakeet, Java, sea water, Bazzill Blue)
Inks: Tombow Markers #947
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs Dies (Stitched Sky Die Set), Joy Crafts Die (clouds), Miss Kate Cuttable SVG File (cabin)


Several Bear cards for Father’s Day

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Bear - Papa Bear

I have a girl at work that calls her dad Papa Bear and she has a standing order for Father’s Day and Birthdays. So when my friend who sales Close to my Heart had the new stamps on her blog I knew the girl at work would want this bear. So even though I don’t like stamping and coloring I bought it. Took me a WHOLE day and lots of different bears to get a few I liked. I ended up making several different cards with the bear so that was good….helped pay for it a little bit! I stamped this one with just black ink and then water colored him in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – spot and/or Stripes.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear - Adventures to start

You remember the baby card I made with an adventure theme. Well this is the dad’s Father’s Day card from the new born. I figured I would use the bear and go with the adventure theme again. I stamped this one with versa mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombo Markers. Did the arms different then the last bear and have a different saying.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat embossing

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear with Heart

Another lady liked the bear and wanted it holding a heart. The set comes with a stamp heart and die. I used just the die and cut it from the same blue paper to make the card. I also stamped the bear with Versa Mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #5 – Original found here: http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2017/04/exciting-things-happening.html

2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat Embossing.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary, Yam)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, enamel dots

 

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

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