Hearts & Flowers

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Happy Mothers Day flowers hearts

My big boss asked me to make a card for his wife. When asked for ideals he said hearts and flowers. Well Karen picked Cardabilities #112 sketch for the bonus sketch this month and I thought it just might work…and it did! I had no ideal if she liked purple or aqua when I made this so I was glad when he told me she liked those colors!

My husband was shocked when I showed him this card…he said it was out of my comfort zone. I said it was but it was and I got to play with a bunch of my new toys. He really liked it and always encourages me to try new things or things that scare me (inks!!) This I will turn this into a couple wedding cards I have coming up!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Mother’s Day
2) May Card Sketch Category – bonus sketch

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (velvet, snapdragon, Artesian Pool, Atlantic)
Gold Paper: Paper Studio
Inks: Dylusions Crused Grape
Accents/Tools: Memory Box Flicker Hearts die cut, Memory Box Botanical Stem die cut, Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbles & Splat die, buttons, twine, xyron, purple floss,

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Several Birthday Cards

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Peace Birthday

I made this card for my Niece’s 15th Birthday. This image reminded me of her.

CHALLENGES:
1) March Card Inspiration Challenge – Theme – birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Peace of God @ Cute As A Button Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Bazzill Blue, Bazzill Green)
Inks: Digital image colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

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I had an order for a Birthday card for a lady that likes Daisies. I used Sketch #1 of the March Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. Also for the March Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – birthdays.

SUPPLIES:
SVG File: Daisies (will have to look it up)
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, African Daisy)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Sunny Days Ahead – Spring Floral)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, buttons, glue dots, xyron x, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Butterfly Birthday

Had an order for a birthday card and she likes butterflies. I used the photo inspiration category from the March Inspirational Card Challenge as my inspiration…plus the new butterflies from Michael’s helped in that process!! I lifted this card on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309763280606455534/

SUPPLIES:
Butterflies: Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Blue Oasis)
Accents/Tools: Rick Rack, Sizzix Swirls & Squares Embossing Folder, scor-tape, Recollections butterflies

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Musical Birthday

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Music Birthday

I had a request for a 95th Birthday and the lady liked music and flowers. So I used the Bonus sketch in the April Card Sketch Challenge and came up with this! I also used floss in the middle of the flowers so it fits the Product Category of the April Inspirational Card Challenge.

CHALLENGES:
1) April Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Sketch – original sketch was from Retro Sketches #47
2) April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – floss, fiber or thread (no ribbon)

SUPPLIES:
Flowers: Prima Daisy Rack from like 2004
Patterned Paper – unknown
Cardstock: Bazzill (piglet, raven, white)
Accents/Tools: buttons, floss

Hopping along with House of Cards!

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It is the end of the third term over at House of Cards so they are having a “goodbye” and “welcome” new team members Blog Hop till the 15th with a bunch of prizes. Someone somewhere during the hop will win a $25.00 gift code to Deedee’s Digis just for playing along. How it work is you go to the blog (click here) and visit each team member that is listed in the post. Then make a card based on the following inspirational photo and link it up to the challenge.

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Thank You So Much

This card took on a life of it’s own when I ended up combining 3 main challenges. So I looked at the inspirational photo and the flower in the frame keep drawing my attention so I decided to go with that. I found the flower in the Stitchy Fall set that I thought would work perfectly. In trying to figure out what color scheme I wanted to go with I saw the color challenge at ColouQ and started going that direction (I missed the deadline but that’s okay still got a cute card from it!) Then I remembered seeing a sketch at Feeling Sketchy that had a square with circles and thought that would go with how the flower looked in the photo above. So this is what I came up with when I mixed all that together. The only thing I think might have looked better is I mounted this on a black card base instead of just leaving it the blue but I still like it!

cqc292  FeelingSketchy

CHALLENGES:

1) Feeling Sketchy #122 – use the sketch provided to make a project.

2) House of Cards Blog Hop – use the inspirational photo to inspire your card

3) Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #140 – Stitching, faux or real. Around the edges of the flower and center piece are faux stitching.

4) Sweet Stamps Challenge #224 – polka dots. The center of the flower has polka dots.

5) Kitty Bee Designs – Aloha Friday Challenge #48 –  Sew Cute – use faux or real stitching

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Stitchy Fall @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Paper Studio (pink), Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Intense Orange, Blue Oasis)

Inks: Colored digi in photoshop then printed on a canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: button, scrap ribbon, Coluzzle, EK Success 3-D pop dots,

Sew Thankful

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Sewing Thank You

So I changed jobs at work and my new position requires me to wear a uniform. I haven’t worn a uniform in 8 years so had to buy all new ones. Well, I got them just 2 days before having to wear them and they didn’t fit. So I called the Tailor shop up the street from my house. As soon as I told her my issues and that I would need it done in one day she said No problem come on in. She was an angel sent from God above and saved the day! I plan on getting a gift card to a local restaurant to thank her for work extra to squeeze me in and getting my uniforms done in one day. Diane’s Daydream Designs set – Life is Sew Sweet – sewing notions is perfect for this.

I cut out the drawn thread and used real floss as thread. I printed out an extra set of buttons to cut them out and pop dot them on the card. I used a past Tuesday Morning Sketch #273 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Thank You

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Life is Sew Sweet – Sewing Notions @ Diane’s Daydream Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, yellow), green -unknown

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Lost & Found two)

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

Accents/Tools: floss, cutter bee scissors, 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

Tulips for you

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