Tropical Birthday

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Palm Tree Beach Birthday

So I made a card similar to this one last year (see below) …but forgot to post it! But a lady requested a palm tree/beach card for her nephew. This version is different because I used a new sun die I recently got (instead of part of a circle) and made the sand bigger on this one. I made the letters the same color as the sand in hopes it looks like it was drawn in the sand!

1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ – theme – weather. Not sure if this is what Karen had in mind but it is SUNNY WEATHER on this card! (so wish I was there!)

SVG file: Palm Tree @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Sun metal die: Stitched Sky Dies – Gina Marie Designs @ Scrapbook Outlet
Cardstock: Bazzill (kraft)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cuttin’ Up Cricut Cartridge, Xyron X

Happy Birthday Palm Tree Scene


December Anniversary

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I had an order for a 23rd Wedding Anniversary card that was in December. The card was for her daughter and at the wedding they used her grandmother’s crystal/gold glasses for the toast….so that was my inspiration for the card.

December Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #2 – original sketch Atlantic Hearts Sketch #180.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ruby Slipper, Raven, White)
Image: Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, Basic George Cricut Cartridge
Accent/Tools: Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, sparkle white ribbon, Darice snowflake embossing folder

Angel – Silent Night



So here is the 2nd card using the “Away in a Manager” paper pack from The Paper Studio. I used sketch #1 in the September Card Challenge as my inspiration…just flipped so the circle was on top of the card instead of on the bottom.

I have enough paper I think I will get about 12 of these cards made.

1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ – sketch #1. Original sketch found here
2) Christmas in September @ – make a Christmas card.

3) Sparkles Christmas Challenge Challenge #68 – Christmas Fairies or Angels.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly),
Gold Paper: The Paper Studio (Antique Gold Metallic)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Away in a Manger)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (2″ and 2 1/4″ circles), Cuttlebug embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots


So in trying to figure out what I liked best I made this one too. I think I would rather have the angel facing to the right but I think for one card this works too!



Daisy Hello

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So I found a Swap thread called Angel Swap. It’s not a normal swap because you swap names of someone that could use “happy mail/encouragement” in their mailbox (like an elderly friend/relative, or friend/relative going through rough time, someone sick, etc) . Then you get a name and make that person a card. At first I thought “well I should just be making the person a card instead of some stranger” but God prompted me to play this month. This month was a little different as we sent cards to the other “angels” instead of someone we nominated. And it was funny because I got Ro and she got me!! So this card was sent to Ro because she loves daisies! I saw this trim at Hobby Lobby and thought of her and Sketch #1 of the August Card Sketch Challenge and thought they would work well together.

I also made 2 cards for sketch #1 (August Card Sketch Challenge). This was the 2nd ideal that came to me when I saw the trim!!

Link for Angel Swap –
Link for August Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #1 –

Cardstock: Bazzill and Paper Studio
Accents/Tools:Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, daisy trim from Hobby lobby, gingham ribbon, Cricut Cursive 101 cartridge, Cricut, Glue Dots, Scor-tape

National Scrapbook Day Challenge 1 – completed!


Thank You - Washi tape

Today I’m  hosting 4 challenges throughout the day on Clearly iStamp Blog. The 1st Challenge is an ALL DAY Challenge and goes till tomorrow at noon. So come out and play with me!

Clearly iStamp NSD Challenge #1: Make any project (cards, scrapbook pages, altered art, tags, etc) using a Clearly Digi Stamp.

I used Lisa Lara’s Cool Tape Digital Stamp which contains DIGITAL WASHI TAPE!!! Isn’t it what amazing people can do with computers. If you look at where the green and pink overlap you will see the pink coming through the green! I then used Say Thank You Digital Image for the sentiment.


1) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #68 – Washi Tape

2) Pink Elephant Challenge #197 – Washi Tape

3) MOJO Monday Sketch #291 – use the sketch for inspiration.


Stamps:  Cool Tape Digital Stamp and Say Thank You Digital Image

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, pop dots, ribbon

Something new for the New Year!


Its a Boy

At For Fun Challenges we are asking you to show us something NEW for the New Year! So I did a card for a new baby for the New Year! Just ask Helen she just became a GRANDMA!!

Our local scrapbook store had a sale after Christmas which lasted 3 days. I found paper that had all sorts of animals on it and thought they would make cute baby cards. I got to playing with this elephant and decided I need some gray paper to go with it….so I HAD to go back to the sale on Day 2 at the store! So glad I did cause I think this card turned out super cute! I used the Deconstructed Sketch #58 for inspiration.


1) Creative Inspirations Challenge #195 – Celebration!   Celebrating a new baby!

2) Day 1 @ 365Cards – let’s celebrate new beginnings (new baby, wedding, new job, new house etc.).


Cardstock: Bazzill –

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Cowabunga – Beach Bum), Little Yellow Bicycle (Silver Pin Stripe), Kaiser Craft (Fun Fair – cut out Elephant)

Accents/Tools: Twine, pop dots, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cricut, Medium corner rounder

For the bride and groom


Bride & Groom

Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps) is sponsoring the Twist of Faith Challenge #17 – White and Gold Only. So come over and play as the random prize winner will receive a $15 voucher for use at the Clearly Digi Stamps store.

I try to play along in challenges that CDS sponsors which sometimes is a challenge….as this one proved to be. I didn’t want to make a Christmas card so trying to fit white and gold only can be tricky. I do like that I was pushed out of my comfort zone because I like how the card turned out.  I used The Deconstructed Sketch #81 which was a tag sketch that I modified to fit a card.

Hope you will come play with us.


Stamps: Wedding Digital Image and Now and Forever Digital Image both at Clearly Digi Stamps (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Cardstock: Bazzill white, hobby lobby -gold
Inks: colored changed on computer and printed out
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, gold flower brads, EK corner punch, pop dots, embossing folder,

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