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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Style as cool as you

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Mothers Day Style

Inside: When I grow up, I hope to have style as cool as you!

One of the guys at work learned (the hard way on his wife’s 1st Mother’s Day after they adopted their baby girl) that he is suppose to get a card for his wife from their daughter. So he asked if I could make one that was centered around their girl and that they both like clothes and shopping. He also said his daughter loves the color purple so this is what I came up with.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Melonheadz Friends – Pastel Color Challenge – I used pastel colors and a Melonheadz image!!
  2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #362 – Paper Piecing – I pieced the girls outfit with coordinating papers.
  3. Aloha Friday Challenge #71 – Girly Cards
  4. Sugar Sketch Challenge #52 – use the sketch provided. Instead of a half circle I used a rectangle. And instead of one embellishment I used 3 gems.

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: KI Memories (from long long time ago)

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

Accents/Tools: gems, embossing folder, Fiskars scallop border punch

Technique: paper pieced the clothes.

Kids Mother’s Day Card

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Kids Mothers Day Card

So every year I make one of my bosses a Valentine and Mother’s Day card for his wife. He likes his kids to be represented on the Mother’s Day card in some way. This year I decided to go back to having actual kids on the card like I did a couple years ago. His kids are actually growing up (Emily (24), Megan (19), Adam (15), Michael (13)) so I had to find “older” looking kids. In my search I found an awesome digi site Melonheadz. I did some creative cutting with using heads from one kid and placing it on another body. I then paper pieced the clothes on top.

The design of this card happened on accident! Got to love happy accidents. I was trying to figure out how I was going to fit four kids on a card with out making it super huge. Then I remembered that the Technique category in the April Inspirational Card Challenge is to do a technique you have been meaning to try. Well I have been wanting to do a Center Step Card so I decided that could work for 4 kids. Then I went to look for paper in my scrap drawers I thought this paper might work with all the different colors. I happened to have some of the Bingo Card scraps and that is how the card came together.

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique Category – try a technique you have been wanting to try. I did the Center Step Card.
2) Melonheadz Friends – Pastel Colors Challenge or if you use a Melonheadz image the theme can be Anything Goes. I used the Kidlettes Brown Hair combo pack.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Kidlettes Brown Haired Combo Pack @ Melonheadz
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (FabUlous Collection)
Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Ek Success 1/16 pop dots
Techniques: paper piece

Bug Eyed for Candy!

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Today Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring the challenge over at Crafty Girlz Challenge which is Anything Goes with optional twist of Bewitched! I’m into the fun side of Halloween so that is what I went with.

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I used up scraps in my scrap drawer…I made 4 cards and I still have scraps left!! The digi, Treat Monsters, is from Deedee’s Digis. I used the card sketch I found on Studio Calico Sunday Sketch.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Crafty Girlz Challenge #8 – Anything Goes with optional twist of bewitched.
  2. October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration Category.
  3. Cute Card Thursday Challenge #395 – Candy. He has his treat bag of candy!!
  4. Crafty Gals Corner #41 – Witches, Ghouls and Goblins or anything Halloween!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Treat Monsters @ Deedee’ s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Yellowgreen), PaperStudio Cardstock (Orange, purple)

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

Accents/Tools: circle punch, pop dots

Happy Mother’s Day (From the Kids) Challenge

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Happy Mother' Day- girl

Inside:

MOTHER

When I see all the things you do

I can tell your love for me is true.

I thank God he gave me you.

I love you through and through.

-Carolyn Wavel

Clearly Digi Stamps is one of the sponsors during the challenge, Happy Mother’s Day (from the kids) Challenge, over at Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog. Come play with us and check out all the inspiration to help you make Mother’s Day cards. I used one of Lisa Lara’s awesome digital stamps called Have a Heart Digital Image. This image was pre-colored and came with the awesome patterned paper so this was a breeze to put together. Also, having the sketch from I {heart} sketches #2 helped too!

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CHALLENGES:

1) Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge – (SAS Kids) – Happy Mother’s Day (from the kids) Challenge

SUPPLIES:

Stamps: Have a Heart Digital Image @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: digital paper included with digital stamp (Have a Heart)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: photo turn, Crafter workshop circle template