Mickey Happy Birthday

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So I needed a Mickey Mouse inspired birthday card for a 25 yoa girl. I went through my supplies and came across some big round Disney World stickers that we got when we visited in 2006. If I remember right the stores handed them out in the bags when you purchased something. I cut the Mickey out of the sticker and made it the focal point of the card. The ideal/design of the card came from the bonus sketch of the Jan Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch came from Pagemaps. I turned the sketch on it’s side and I replaced the strip of paper with the wording “happy birthday”. I punched the border with my new border punch. Then with the punch outs I put them randomly on the cardstock to make a patterned background. I pop dotted Mickey to give him dimension.

CHALLENGES:
1) January Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product category – Something new – use one of the newest items to your stash. I used the border punch, the happy birthday die and the spellbinders tool to get the diecut out. All three Christmas gifts!
2. Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – bonus sketch – original from pagemaps

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven), Paper Studio (yellow)
Image: came from a generic Disney World round sticker they give away
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch – Stars, Spellbinders tool N one, Sizzix Tim Holtz thinlits die – Celebration words, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, xyron x sticker maker,

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Poinsettia Christmas

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So there are two ladies at the retirement home that like special cards made for their kids (one has son and family and one has daughter and family). One of the ladies I’m super close to and she loves Poinsettia’s so I always make her sons card with a poinsettia. This year while looking through my Christmas paper and thinking of current sketches I saw this journaling card in the paper pack and thought it might work for sketch #3 of the Dec Card Sketch Challenge. This is what I came up with. I cut the poinsettia from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – original sketch – retrosketches #241
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Sizzix framlits dotted rectangles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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I decided since I made the lady’s son a card that I would make her one too since she loves poinsettia’s so much and she is “one of my ladies” from the retirement home! I also made one for a co-worker to give his step-mom for Christmas.
I used the same paper pad that was used for her son’s card but a different design. I made the poinsettia a little smaller and doubled up the green on the bottom.

CHALLENGES:
December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I got the ideal from this card.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge,

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This was for a lady at work’s daughter. She wanted it to be music themed and this is what I came up with. I decided to go with another poinsettia and then I will use this design to make one for my friend next year! I used Cas(e) this sketch #93 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/winter.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, gingham ribbon, gold brads

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

Irish Blessings

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I made this card as one of our projects for the retirement home. Unfortunately mother nature decide to drop 6 inches of snow last weekend so it was cancelled. So I will save all the card kits for next year but I wanted to share it with you today. I am also using it as my sample for the March Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs.

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafting by Designs – Anything goes (month long challenge)

2) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #236 – Green

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image from Deedee’s Digis – Irish Blessings

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accent/Tools: EK Success border bunch

Time to get sketchy

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Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Outlawz Sketch Challenge each Wednesday in November. Here is today’s sketch:

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Here is my take on the sketch:

Secret Santa

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #200 – Tags and/or Ticket

2) Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #126 – Cut it out. She would like to see die cutting or punching on your project please. I used scallop border punch on the red strip and the green mat.

3) Creative Card Crew Challenge #74 – Christmas Joy. This guy is sure to bring joy to the secret pal! I have a standing ordering for a lady at retirement home to make a Secret Pal card for each holiday.

4) My Perfect Life – Festive 48 Challenge – Week 43 – make one Christmas card each week.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Santa Daniel @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill ( and darker green unknown)
Patterned Paper: old stuff from my scraps
Accents/Tools: brads, tag, Fiskars scallop border punch, Cutter bee scissors

Caroling Snowman

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So last night I’m looking through challenges I have saved as favorites and come across 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. The challenge this week is sponsored by Deedee’s Digis and the challenge is to use the awesome sketch as inspiration so I just HAD to play! When I turned the sketch on its side it reminded me of a snowman so I went with that. Then the sentiment would be on the side when you turn the sketch so I decided instead of stitching around the edge I would place the sentiment around the edge since the snowman is singing the song! Inside will say…and a Happy New Year!

Singing Snowman

Simple September Sketch copy

CHALLENGES:

1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge – September Sketch Challenge – You have till Friday, 09/12/2014, at 6 pm to play!!

2) Use Your Stuff Challenge #152 – Use a border punch. I used the friskars scallop border punch and just did it on both sides to give the double circle look. Then I punched out white circles and placed them in the middle.

3) My Perfect Life Festive 48 Challenge – Week 35 – make a Christmas each week.

4) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #44 – Snowman

5) Christmas Stamping All Year Challenge #26 – Use one stamp only

6) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #193 – Do you hear what I hear? You might show a picture of a bird cheeping, bells ringing, carol singers … or perhaps something on your card that makes a noise, like a shaker

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Caroling Snowman @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Snapdragon, White)

Patterned Paper: scraps from DCWV paper pack

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker, cutter bee scissors, hole punch, Fiskar’s scallop edge punch, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch

Technique: Paper Pieced

Strawberry Birthday

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Strawberry Birthday

Inside:
Enjoy every delicious moment of it!

One of the ladies at the retirement turned 100 on July 5th and they had a little party for her. I wanted the card to be special so I found out that her and husband use to have strawberry patches so I decided to use that inspiration for the card. I used an image from Preserving Sweetness Color Set at Diane’s Daydream Designs.

CHALLENGES:
1) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch Category – The original sketch came from Scrappy Sketches. Instead of the flags at the bottom I did rows of scallops.
2) A gem of a Challenge #124 – Spots and Stripes (I’m hoping the plaid counts as stripes)
3) Crafty Creations Challenge #267 – Let’s Party
4) Digi Sketch Challenge – In the Garden – strawberries are for sure in the garden!!
5) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Do a birthday card and if you want challenge yourself with doing the “topping”. I did not use the “topping” just did a birthday card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Preserving Sweetness Colored Image @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper – Strawberry Sweetness Digital Paper Pack @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge, Recollections adhesive rhinestones, Xyron X, ribbon, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, pop dots

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