Birthday Candle Birdbrain

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Had a last minute birthday request! So I whipped this together tonight…thank you Lord for card sketches and husbands that will color in Photoshop with a minutes notice!

I used sketch #5 in the Feb 2017 Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is MojoBella #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rain, Bubblegum, white)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (Sugar Shoppe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet printer.
Accents/Tools: Cricut expressions2, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Sympathy Bird

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I needed a sympathy card for a lady at work. I just used some stickers from this package so I thought that the bird would make a good sympathy card. So I looked through my sketches and liked the sketch picked for the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com. I went through all my scraps and just couldn’t find anything that worked so I would to my closet full of paper racks. I pulled out my brand new DCWV Violet Leaf paper pack and it had paper with gold foil on it!! It was perfect…thank you Flutterbye0419 for telling me I NEEDED this paper pack last month!! And this is what came together when I combined my supplies and sketch! I was pretty pleased with it…different then what I normally do but I like it!

Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – sketch Category. Original sketch – Cardabilities #114.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Java)
Patterned Paper: Shiny Gold from Hobby Lobby, DCWV Violet Leaf Stack
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Framelits Dotted Circles, stickers from Hobby Lobby, Xyron 510

Birdbrain Get Well

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Inside: It’s time to rest and take it easy.

This is for the owner of From the Heart Stamps. On Aug 11th we were notified by her team that Faith (owner) was in the hospital and to pray for her if we could. Aug 13th her dad updated us to let us know they found a brain tumor just bigger than a golf ball size and they were going to operate. She is now at home recovering from the surgery and starting treatments for cancer. This woman is amazing and even though I have never met her she has touched my life with her sweet spirit, kind heart and love for God. Her dad was so kind to give us an address we could send happy mail of encouragement to. So I went looking through her images that I own (because her store is temporarily on hold) and came across this one. She does not sell pre-colored digis but she had a special one time so I got the pre-colored one of this!! When I saw it I came up with the sentiment. I also used a sketch from their challenge blog – I {heart} sketches #69. I was having a hard time trying to find a ribbon to go across like what was in the sketch. So I pulled out my box of odds and ends ribbons and old old fibers (remember those!!). I found this perfect colored fiber trim that was just perfect…I love those happy finds!!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Spectacular Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Apricot, Lemonade, Snap Dragon, Wisteria)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Tools/Accents: Xyron X, EK Success circle punches, fiber, 1/8 Scor-tape


Bird – with sympathy

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Sympathy Bird

I needed a sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her mother-in-law suddenly. I used Sketch #5 from NSD Card Sketch Challenge….just stretched it out to fit a 5 x 7 card since the bird was so big. And instead of having tags I used the flower.

CHALLENGES:
1) NSD Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #5 – original sketch Viva La Verve Sept week 2 2011.
2) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on the card.

SUPPLIES:
Image: cut from KaiserCraft (Loire Valley Collection)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Crimson, French Vanilla, Raven)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, cutterbee scissors


Chicken Mother’s Day Card

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Chicken Mothers Day

I had a request for a Mother’s Day Card with a chicken on it. So I dug out a retired Daydream Diane’s image and kept it pretty simple. The chicken is colored with the polka dot body so I just found similar paper in my stash that matched.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on your card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hen & Chicks – Diane’s Daydream Designs (not in business anymore)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (black eyelet 2007)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: twine

He is Risen!

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Jesus is Lord - Easter

I needed a Christian themed Easter Card so I went with this FREE image at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. I tried to find the post with the freebie in it but I think it was several years ago on her old blog so I couldn’t find it.

In the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com the Lift Category was on of Scrapanda’s cards and this is my version of it.

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Lift Category

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: He is Risen Booth @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: American Crafts (green…don’t know the name), Bazzill (Snap Dragon, Dark Purple is retird)

Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Wicker Weave and mini dots)

Owl Valentine

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Owl Valentine

Inside: YOU! That’s whooo-whooo! Happy Valentine’s Day

A lady at work requested 2 valentine cards one with an owl and one with a panda. So I used Owl my Love Digital image from Deedee’s Digis which is no longer in business (darn life gets in the way!). I used a sketch posted at Scrapbook.com in the Feb Card Sketch Challenge. Again everything came from the scrap drawers except for the brown card base.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4 (original sketch: Viva La Verve Sketches Aug 2015 week 2)
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspirational – went with the valentine theme.

3) Digitally Sweet Challenges #147 – spots and stripes. Can only see a few spots but they are on the circle patterned paper.

Supplies:
Digital Image: Owl My Love from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut cartridge elegant edges, Making Memories edge distresser, corner rounder, 1/16 Ek Success pop dots,

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