Birdbrain Get Well



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!!

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

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

Mermaid cards



Mermaid Shaker

Well I have been wanting to jump back in the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs but just haven’t had the time. I’m hosting the August Card Sketch Challenge at so while looking for sketches I came across this one Sketch Saturday #420. So this sketch is #5 in the August Card Sketch Challenge @


I thought it was perfect for the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs this month and couldn’t wait to put it together. I thought this image would be cute to send to my friend and then I found the saying “So glad you’re part of my world” and knew it was perfect to send to my Best Friend. I have also been wanting to make a shaker card since it was the technique challenge July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Well the first card I made I put some of the punched circles too close to the edge so it is not a shaker card. So the next card I kept the edges clear so I could put the double sided foam tape around the edges. I have learned after making my first ever shaker card that there must be secrets to this! I ran my images through my Xyron figuring they needed to be flat. Well the beads are sticking to the edges of the images. I’m so proud that I finally used these beads….I got them when the local store closed in 2006!! But I think my best friend will still like it. Last year I sent her a card every month but this year I have slacked but I’m going to send this one just so she knows I haven’t forgot her!!


  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – use the digital image provided and get next months image free.
  2.  August Card Sketch Challenge @ – sketch #5.
  3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 – Summer


Digital Stamp: Mermaid @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (shaker card – Sea Water, Bahama) (Swimming by – Blue Oasis, Tropical)

Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: EK Success punches (3/4″, 1/2″, 5/16″), foam tape, acetate, Art Accentz Treasure Beadz Turquoise



Birthday Stars


Happy 14 Birthday

I made this card for niece who turns 14 on the 22nd of this month. I didn’t know what I was going to do for card yet. I saw the sketch at MOJO Monday and for whatever reason stars popped in my head with the #14 in the circle. I had scrap paper with those stars on it so I went with it. She likes the rainbow so I think it all came together nicely. I cut out the 2 larger stars then used punches to make the smaller ones. Which left a cool neg space star….so I made another card…see below!!!

1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Bonus Category – have a number on the card.
2) MOJO Monday Sketch #434 – use the sketch provided as inspiration.

3) Allsorts Challenge #350 – Circle Cards or circles on your card – no Square. I have rectangles, stars and circles.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Grenadine)
Patterned Paper: cut stars from it – American Crafts (Celebration – disco ball, cover band)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut Cuttin Up Cartridge, Star punches, Provo Craft embossing folders (dots), The Paper Studio (stars), EK success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker

Star Birthday

So while I was making my niece’s birthday card I made these cool negative space stars by punching out the middles. I couldn’t let them go to waste!! I remember another sketch I had printed out from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #146 and made this card with all scraps. This card took a little work to get it just right but I like the finished product.


  1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #146 – use the sketch provided to make a project


Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Grenadine, Green Tea)
Patterned Paper: cut stars from it – American Crafts (Celebration – disco ball, cover band)
Accents/Tools: Star punches, EK success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X sticker maker, red brads, small hole punch

Washi Tape Christmas Card


Washi tape Christmas

This card was purely made for the product category – Washi Tape – of July Card Challenge. I have a hard time using washi tape. It never turns out like the cute cards I see. I think this turned out okay but not enough for me to make several of them.

1) July Card Challenge @  – Product Category – Washi Tape
2) Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #29 – use the sketch provided as inspiration.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Accent/Tools: Paper Studio Washi Tape, chipboard (under the Merry Christmas sign), circle punches

Buttons, Buttons and more Buttons!


Time to get out the button jars and USE THEM!!

I love collecting them because they look so darn cute in jars but I rarely use them!

Today at For Fun Challenge we are sponsored by Clear Dollar Stamps!

Hope you will come play with us at For Fun Challenges! You have till Tuesday April 3, 2012 to enter.

You will have the chance to win a $15.00 store credit from Clear Dollar Stamps.


1) For Fun Challenges – Buttons (more than one!!)

2) Card Makin Mamas – Buttons

3) Lily Pad – The Stamps of Life Presents Virginia’s View Challenge – Use the photo provided as inspiration. My inspiration came from the different colored buttons.


Stamps/Images: CDSDABabyBlessings @ Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Everyday Flair)
Inks/Markers: Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: floss, buttons, scor-tape, sqaure punch, Black Versa Magic Ink

Inspiration came from Sept 2011 Page Maps – card sketches

Circles everywhere!!


Today at For Fun Challenges we are challenging you have LOTS of circles on your project! Let’s see how many you can use. You can use paper with circles on it, embellishments in the shape of a circle or even scalloped circles. I have a total of 17 circles!!


1) For Fun Challenges – CIRCLES and lots of them!!

2) Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Create a card or project that uses both dark and light. Opposite colors; black/white, brown/ivory, deep blue/baby blue, red/pink etc.

I let the paper do the light and dark color combination. I hope that counts!

3) Day 8 at 365Cards – How do you feel about circles?  We want to see them all over your card. Specifically, let’s see a minimum of 10 circles. You can use circle punches, buttons, any round embellishments that pass as circles.

4) CAS-ual Fridays – CFC43: Clean And Simple creations with a Sentiment as the Focal Point. Hope this is CAS enough.

5) Daring Cardmakers – Challenge Tessellation –    create a card featuring a tessellating pattern. You can probably remember doing tessellation in math class at school right? Basically all you’re doing is making a pretty pattern with shapes that fit together perfectly on all sides, like tiling. It’s up to you how you interpret the dare so it could be a pattern on a paper already made or even a pattern you make yourself, have fun!

I hope the pattern of the quilt fits this. If not let me know and I will erase it from the challenge.


Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill (French Vanilla, other unknown Bazzill name), Patterned Paper – Jellibean Soup (Homemade 6 Bean Soup)

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, floss, buttons, rick rack, 3/4″ EK Success circle punch

Inspiration: Stella Says Sketch #105 @

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