Recipe for a Happy Birthday

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Recipe for A Happy Birthday

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One of my regular customers needed a birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves to cook. So I decided to do a recipe theme. There weren’t a lot of ideals out there and mostly were for birthday invitations. So I took some bits and pieces from some cards on the internet then added my own ingredients (ideals came from the mom on how they celebrate birthdays) to make a personalized birthday card!

The “lift category” this month in the April Inspirational Card Challenge @ is to lift Cardiographer!! She is one of my favorites and is a friend of mine. She loves Doodlebug (so do I…friendship at first sight!) and she ROCKS it!! I keep telling her she needs to try out for their design team! Even though I did not “lift” a card of hers I “lifted” the use of Doodlebug which doesn’t count for the challenge but I least made a cute card!! Her cards are cuter but I tried! I fussy cut the presents out of some paper. And used a die cut to make the balloons. The recipe card was from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she has some freebies on her site Papercraft Romance.)

1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – lift Category – used Doodlebug like my friend Cardiographer does!

Digital Image: Recipe Card from Deedee’s Digis (new site with some freebies
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum,)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe), (Birthday Girl on the pink dotted balloon)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, black string





A farmer, a cool pop and a BBQ griller!


Cow Fathers Day

So one of the girls at work needed 3 Father’s Day Cards. This dad she said like cows and was a farmer so I said I can do that! When trying to figure how to make it Father’s Day card my husband came up with the inside sentiment “Milk it for all it’s worth!” I loved the saying and so did the lady at work.

I think I might make this into a birthday card by tying balloons to it’s tail!

1) June Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – I used Freshly Made Sketches #1. I love this sketch and have used it several times over the years.

Digital Image: Cow are You by Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, lava)
Patterned Paper: cow paper found on the internet. The sentiment is on a piece of the cow paper that comes with the digital stamp.
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Coolest Pop

I showed her the paper from Photo Play – This Guy Line – Keep It Handsome and she said this image was perfect. I used this card by Jody Marrow as my inspiration for the design.


  1. June Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – I used this card by Jody Marrow as my inspiration.


Patterned Paper: Photo Play – This Guy Line – Keep It Handsome

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, raven,) The Paper Studio (brown)

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio white brads)

Chillin & Grillin

And her other dad likes to grill. I made a card for him about three years ago but this is a completely different image and feel to the card. I found Team Dad by Echo Park at my local scrapbooking store and thought it would be perfect for several cards. I ended up messing up one of the cards so I cut the grill out of it so I could pop dot it on top of the original image.


  1. June Inspirational Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – I used Mojo Monday Sketch #420 for my inspiration.


Patterned Paper: Team Dad by Echo Park

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: EK Success border punch, EK Success 1/16th pop dots

Just finished

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Have I told you the good news yet? Deedee’s Digis is staying open!! You can read about it here…

Today Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #210 – anything goes as long as it is Christmas. So if you finished a last minute project and haven’t posted it yet OR you want to get a start on next year’s Christmas cards, this is the challenge for you! This was one of the last few cards I made before Christmas arrived. One of ladies at work needed Christmas cards for her daughters and one of them loves to cook. So I paper pieced this wonderful image from Deedee’s Digis, Mix it Up.  Paper piecing it was a little tricky with the arm and bowl in front of the apron but with a little fancy cutting and my Xyron X sticker maker I was able to do it and love how it came out! And her matching bow just makes me smile.  I used a Christmas paper pack from several years ago but I thought it was perfect.

I used Sketch Saturday #330 as my inspiration.

Baking Christmas


1) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #210 – Anything Goes – Christmas

2) Jan Card Challenge @ – Bonus Category – Paper Piecing (not from a die cut machine). I printed the image out and then printed it again on patterned paper and cut it out.


Digital Image: Mix it Up @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly)

Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker

Techniques: paper piecing

Gift Idea Tuesday at Clearly iStamp

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Come check out how to make these simple and cute paper notepads that will easily fit in your purse! Go to Clearly iStamp Blog


Stamps/Images: Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina)
Patterned Paper: Digital Paper included in Baking Bear Digital Stamp
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: buttons, ribbon, xyron sticker maker, scor-tape, notepad paper, x-acto knife
Technique: 3D project, notepad for purse, gift idea


Stamps/Images: Pencil Talk Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Chalkboard Fun)
Accents/Tools: scor-tape, ribbon, Fiskars scallop edge punch
Techniques: Paper Pieced, Gift Idea
Sketch: Sketch Saturday #259

A lady at work saw the notebook and asked to buy it! Then she requested a card to go with it. So I did a matching card.

thank you pencil


1) Papertake Weekly Challenge – If the paper fits… (Paper Piece). The pencil is paper pieced.


Stamps/Images: Howdy Partner Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, white)
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (The Good Life – Enjoy), Digital paper included in Howdy Partner Digital Image
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: brad, circle punch, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (tag)
Technique: gift idea, 3d project

Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #198

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