Birthday Girl


Birthday Girl - no name.jpg

My friend needed a birthday card for her granddaughter’s 6th birthday. We looked through images and she liked this image from Free Dearie Dolls. The original image had different colored dress and hair on the girl. I emailed Mary Ellen and asked if she could put straight red hair on the girl and she did! Then I colored the dress and hat in Photoshop. The other part of the image was pre-colored by Mary Ellen. I used the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch for my inspiration.

The granddaughter’s name was below the image (I whited out most of it)

1) Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #252 – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

Digital Image: Birthday Girl @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (purple), Bazzill (Kachina, Lemonade)
Patterned Paper: American Crafts (heat wave)
Accents/Tools: Xcut 5mm corner punch, Xyron X

Birthday Bunny



Today is the start of the 2nd challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations and it is a Color Challenge!

If you can only play in one of the challenges this is the one!! Deedee’s Digis is part of the prize package and you can win a $25.00 gift code to Deedee’s Digis along with a TON of other prizes. Seriously check out the prizes associated with each challenge….AMAZING!!

Well, Deedee had the perfect stamp for this color challenge:
I made this for my niece’s birthday that is later this month.
Sketch used: Sketch -n- Scrap (card sketch #44)
Digital Image: Birthday Bunnies @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper included in the digital stamp
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut cartridge

80 and looking good!

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You make 80 look good!  Happy Birthday

One of the guys at work ordered a 80th birthday card for his old High School Principle. This is what I came up with….hope he likes it!


1) Seize the Birthday – Make a birthday project.

2) Seize the Sketch #4 – use the sketch as inspiration. Well, I didn’t get it done in time but it still inspired my card.


Patterned Paper: All My Memories (Birthday boy design #2)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge, pop dots

BEWARE……Masculine Overload


With Father’s Day two weeks away I have a post FULL of Testosterone!!

Last month for the card class I teach at church we did 4 feminine cards in honor of Mother’s Day.

So this month I did 4 Masculine cards in honor of Father’s Day.

Chef - Birthday

I used What’s Cooking Digital Image

Stamps: What Cooking Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #125

Happy Birthday Hotair Balloon

I used Lifting You Up digital Image

Stamps/Images: Lifting You Up Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazill
Patterned Paper:
Accents/Tools: xyron
Techniques: paper piecing
Sketch: Sept 2009 Card Maps @ pagemaps

Sailboat - Father's Day

I used Smooth Sailing Lost at Sea Digital Image


1) A Gem of a challenge #82 – Summer Time

2) Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge #105 – Father’s Day

3) Card Crafter’s Circle #77 – Stripe me silly….stripes!


Stamp/Image: Smooth Sailing/Lost at Sea Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads, cricut, cricut elegant edges cartridge
Sketch: Stella Says Sketch #135 (sss135)

The fourth card I posted this past Monday but I will re-post it for you!

Happy Birthday Star2

There you have it a WHOLE POST dedicated to Men in our lives!!

Remember is you make a Father’s Day Card come play in the Clearly iStamp Father’s Day Challenge…..ends Friday June 7, 2013.

Clearly Digi Stamps playing over at Tuesday Morning Sketches


Good Morning! If you are looking for CDS BLOG HOP so you can leave a comment for a change to win Roses to Die For Digital Image go HERE.

This week Clearly Digi Stamps is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #195. So come play with us by using their sketch as inspiration in making a card. And if you want more of a challenge try to use a CDS image!! Dare you!!

TMS #195

Chef - Happy Birthday

This sketch was different then most so I wanted to challenge myself and try to get as close as I could to the original sketch. So I even made it a long skinny card ( 9 1/4 x 4). Thank You Tuesday Morning Sketches for the challenge I love the results!


1) Addicted to Stamps Challenge #54 (+ blog hop) – Happy Birthday card in honor of their 2nd Birthday. There is also a blog hop attached to their challenge.

2) Card Makin Mamas – Ribbon. I don’t have a ton but I do have ribbon and string.

3) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #265 – Cake


Stamps/Images: What’s Cooking Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Black & White)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: ribbon, black string, red brand, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Happy Birthday Cake


Birthday cake

I used the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #107 for my inspiration.

I made this for a friend at church who turned 50! We had a little surprise party for her and this is one of the cards everyone signed.


1) Daring Cardmakers Challenge ‘Typography’.  It is not completely the focus of my card but is a main focus so I hope it fits the challenge


Stamps/Images: Eat More Cake Digital Image at Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper include with the Eat More Cake Digital Image
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, “x” sticker maker

Digital Release Day at CDS!


I’m sooooo sorry I’m late with my post. I just got back from helping a friend in Tulsa and totally forgot that today was the 15th!

With Digital Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps I get to show you two new digital stamp sets! The first one I played with is Bugs Digital Image I turned the butterfly into a orange color and then printed it on orange cardstock. I made one a little bigger then the other then stacked them on each other. The design for the card was lifted from Donnajazz at – here card was picked as the “lift” category in the August Card Challenge at


1) August Card Challenge @ – “Lift” category – lift the card that is provided for inspiration


I then played with Birthday Celebration Digital Image I changed the color of the stamp to match the paper. I’m excited how these turned out because I used left over paper from a Creative Memories Christmas pack. My friend sells it and had several packs left over last year so I made several Christmas cards with them but didn’t use these two colors. I think they make wonderful Birthday cards.


Butterfly – Happy Birthday

Stamps/Images: Bugs Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – American Crafts (Wonderful Day, Blissful Day, Joyful Day)
Inks/Markers: Butterfly printed in orange on orange paper
Accents/Tools: square punch (to make the flag ends), Jumbo Java ink for edging, pearls

Eat More Cake

Stamps/Images: Birthday Celebration Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (White, French Vanilla), Patterned Paper – Creative Memories (Can’t remember name but is a Christmas pack)
Ink/Markers: changed color in Photoshop then printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads, star punch, glue dots, embossing folder from Hobby Lobby

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