Lucky Lil Birdie

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Lucky Bird

Inside:
To my tweet friend
on St. Patrick’s Day
wishing you good luck & happiness

I didn’t get any St. Patrick’s Day cards done for this year but still wanted to play in the Monthly Challenge at From the Heart Stamps so now I have a card ready for next year!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #395 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) From the Heart Stamps – Monthly Challenge – use the stamp provided and get next month’s image FREE!
2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past sketch I saved.

Product:
Digital Image: Lucky Lil Birdie @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Collectable – Remarkable)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black rhinestones

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Tea is Happiness

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Tea Happiness

So my nurse friend ordered this card for her boss that has a birthday this week. Her boss loves tea so she asked me to do a tea themed card. I sent her several images and sayings and this is what she picked. The original pre-colored image has blond hair. She wanted the lady to have dark hair because she looks like her boss. So I once again batted my eyelashes and asked hubby to color in the lady and give her dark brown hair. Well he colored the whole image without even seeing the original and got so darn close to original colors. I then took the image and saying she picked and put them together to make this card. She loved it!  The image, Tea Time,  is a free one at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

I apparently like this sketch found on Stickersnfun.com as I used it on two cards this month (see below for 2nd card)!

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Tea Time @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. Tea Time Accessories @ Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer available)

Cardstock: American Crafts (green -unk name), The Paper Studio (pink)

Patterned Paper – unknown in scrap drawer (I embossed on it)

Inks: My wonderful husband colored the image in Photoshop and then I printed it on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Accents/Tools: Roses are from Michael’s, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Rosa),

Sticker - St Patrick Day

Here is the 2nd card I made this month with the sketch from stickersnfun.com.

I actually made this one first. Trying to use up these stickers that I got at hobby lobby over a year ago. I thought the sketch would go perfectly and it did. I plan on making several other months with the same sketch….just have to find the time.

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – Paper, sticker or stamp with text/words
  2. March Sticker Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use up stickers from your stash.

SUPPLIES:

St. Patrick’s Day Sticker – The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby

Clovers – cut file but not sure where from

Patterned Paper – Reminisce (lucky stripes)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Classic Yellowgreen)

Pencil Eraser Stamping

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Top O Mornin

So I went looking for inspiration on the pencil eraser stamping technique (basically use the eraser as your stamp pad to make circles) and saw this card I really liked (I adore you) http://sweetpapertreats.com/2014/06/03/watercolor-for-card-makers-day-4/

So then I decided to do the color scheme at the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com which is the colors above except for gold it should be silver. But had to have gold on a St. Patty’s Card!! I did cut out the shamrock and had the negative space like on the inspiration but didn’t like it as much as just pop dotting a shamrock on the white piece. I don’t do cut outs well!!

CHALLENGE:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – color category – use the colors provided as your inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Green, white)
Inks: some trial inks from over 10 years ago
Accents/Tools: embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, SVG file – shamrock (  )

Happy Birthday dots - verticle

So I decided to make another card with the Pencil Eraser Stamping technique based off this card: http://stampandembellish.com/2015/08/build-a-birthday-fun-cards/

I stamped on textured cardstock so it gave it a different look. Now let me tell you I’m not a stamper so after trying to stamp a saying and that not working… I thought the saying needed to be heat embossed. Well I couldn’t find my stamp buddy to keep the powder from getting on other parts of the card so I went back to my trusty computer!! I stamped with pencil erasers and the big ones are daubers….now to find a mini and medium dot. (I tried q-tips but unless they were tight they didn’t work right).

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique Category – pencil eraser stamping.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, white)
Inks: unknown from over 10 years ago

A bouquet of clovers just for you!

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Shamrock Bouquet

Today I’m getting to create just to create. I do need a need a card for a secret pal but any St. Patrick’s Day card could work for that. I found this wonderful image, Shamrock Digital Stamp, at Waltzingmouse and it is FREE! My husband colored it in photoshop for me. I told him not to work about making it fancy with shadows and shading but I still think it looks great. I bought this paper just for this card….I was hoping to have a card class before March 17th but that didn’t happen. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #209 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge – Feelin’ Lucky

2) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – saved the sketch in my sketchbook

SUPPLIES:

Digital Stamp – Shamrock Digital Stamp @ Waltzingmouse  (FREE image)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, French Vanilla, grey – discontinued)

Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Storytime)

Inks: colored image in photoshop printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/tools: cutterbee scissors, pop dots

Bingo Birthday at Bugaboo Stamps

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Well Bugaboo is turning 4 years old and is celebrating all week long. I’m trying so hard to play in the challenges but with a full work week I’m not sure what I will get done! But I did manage to get one of the challenges done!

St Patrick's Bear

I used My Favorite Things Card Sketch #159 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Catch the Bug Challenge Blog – Saturday, January 18 – Bingo – Birthday Theme/ hop

TicTacToe

I did a diagonal line from the bottom left – Bugaboo Image, Free, Ribbon. I decided to do a St. Patrick’s card and do a birthday card later in the week….pretty sure the theme was open as long as you did a line on the bingo board.

2) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #190 – More than 3 layers

3) Inky Chicks Challenge #21 – Bingo Board – any 3 on the board. I did metal embellishment, tag, ribbon.

SUPPLIES:

Image: Circle Sentiments – St Patricks Theodore @ Bugaboo Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Black, white, Classic Yellowgreen)

Patterned Paper:

Accent/Tools: white brad, ribbon, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Fiskars scallop border punch, pop dots