2nd batch of Easter Cards

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Well goodness! I forgot to keep posting cards! Before I get to Mother’s Day cards I better post the rest of Easter 2020.

Easter Embossed Cross

I made this card for a couple customers that wanted a Christian themed Easter Card.
April Inspirational Card Challenge – embossing

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Sunbeam, Heather, Pansy)
Embossing Folders: Darice (Cross with Script, Scroll Flourish Corner)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Easter Embossed Cross - all three

After I made one for orders I decided to make some for my friends and family. So I made them in three colors that I felt fit the receiver.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – embossing

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Limeade, Blossom, Flamingo, Blue Oasis, Tropical)
Embossing Folders: Darice (Cross with Script, Scroll Flourish Corner)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Coloring Eggs - outside
Coloring Eggs - inside

As I was working on Easter Cards I saw this photo journaling card and got to thinking about how I could turn into a Easter Card. I came up with the ideal to add the dots and the rest of the sentiment. I had my friend make it sound good and this was the finished product. I came up with this ideal because I like the fun part of Easter but also remember that Jesus is the reason for Easter. I sent this to my new adopted Niece and Nephews and they loved it!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Inspirational Photo – I went with the Easter theme and the eggs.

Used Create with Connie & Mary Sketch #602 for my inspiration.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis)
Patterned Paper and Journaling Photo Card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Queen & Co pink dots

Easter Chic on Eggs

One of the ladies wanted a card for her dad that is into gardening and native Nebraska flowers. So I learned that the daisy is a native Nebraska flower! So I added the flowers to the journaling photo card and then used Sketch #594 at Cards with Connie & Mary (I flipped it).

I made two cards so I decided to give one to my friend Dale.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – patterned paper.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, American Poppy, Intense Kiwi)
Patterned Paper and photo card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (spring), SVG daisy cut file

Happy Easter Egg

So I make cards for a guy at work and then I also make cards for his mother. I made Easter cards for the mother to give to her friends and son (watercolor paper cross card). Then I made this card for the son to give to his mother (parents). She wrote me today and said she loved it! The mom likes flowers so when I saw the journaling photo card I knew to pair it with this bright happy flower paper! I cut down the journaling card and put the dotted frame around it. I used Create with Connie & Mary Sketch #598 as my inspiration. I used a flower punch to add to the strip below the egg. Because some of the journaling photo cards are big I bought 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 envelopes so this card is 6 x 6. It’s big but not too big.

I made 2 of these and sent one of these to my Aunt Barb! Happy Mail!!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper.

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Bubblegum, Intense kiwi, Orange Juice, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Parade, Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (spring), flower punch, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles framelits dies, pop dots

He is Risen - all three

I needed a card for a lady to give her son. So he got the green/yellow one since that was more manly. I used an older image from Clearly Digi Stamps (no longer in business). Since I’m not good with inks and watercolor I used paper that was already done for me!!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration – Easter theme

Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Watermelon), American Crafts (lipgloss)
Patterned Paper: Recollections color splash 6 x 6 paper pad
Digital Image: Clearly Digi Stamps/Clear Dollar Stamps (Jesus Paid It All) (No longer in business)

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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Stitchy Cross

I made this for my friend I met on-line several years ago. Her 18 yr old son was diagnosed last month, Dec 2014, with bone cancer. He has started his 6 month chemo treatments. I made him a card but I also wanted to make her a card to encourage her as she goes through this battle with him. When praying and asking God what she needed to hear he advised me to send this verse. So I paired it with a stitched cross from Deedee’s Digis. The design inspiration for this card came from the Deconstructed Sketch # 183.


1) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #65 – Stitching – faux or real. I went with the stitching in the design of the cross.

2) Feb Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus – Stitching


Digital Image: Stitchy Crosses @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug (Anna Griffin – Rosa) embossing folder, pop dots, Fiskar’s Fuse

Just some cards


Here are a couple cards I got done this weekend.

Easter Blessings

This was another card offered at Card Class this weekend. When I saw this image, Christ is Risen, at Daydream Designs by Diane I “ohhh” out loud. It is beautiful drawn and colored that I just had to use it when several of the ladies asked for a religious Easter card. And the inside I combine two of the sentiments in the set:

Death could not CHAIN HIM

A tomb could not HOLD HIM

The enemy could not DEFEAT HIM

Christ is Risen!


1) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch Category – Merry Monday Sketch #68 was our inspiration. It worked perfectly for this card!!

2) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #164 – Easter

His Name Is with cross

*The white background is NOT part of the card….just put it down to get a decent picture on a glass table.

I know you have seen 2 other cards with this image, His Name Is, but I can’t help it because friends keep requesting it! I made this one for a lady who saw the last two and wanted one with a cross instead of flowers. I had to make this card quickly and during Card Class so I’m surprised it came out so good! She said she liked the Spring version but without flowers so I tried to do that one and modify it. It wasn’t working for me and she didn’t seem thrilled either so back to the sketch folder. She liked the tilted look of first card I did in rainbow colors. So I found Mojo Monday sketch #340 and went to work.  I flipped the sketch on its side. Then for the ribbon on the right I used a piece of embossed paper and put it under the image instead of on top of it. Then where they had the banner/circles I put the cross there instead.  I used a wooden cross from Hobby Lobby and covered it with paper. It needed something more so I cut out the purple piece from the Christ is Risen Digital Image at Diane’s Daydream Designs and added it to this cross.



1) Mojo Monday Sketch #340 (MOJO340) – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

Lighthouse Birthday

Let me tell you how blown away I was on the coloring of this image!! This set use to be a Clearly Digi Stamp (went out of business) and so I had it. But when I saw how beautifully Laurie re-did the coloring for Doodle Pantry I had to buy this set! I cut out the blue sky area that was behind the light house because it didn’t fit right in the oval. I used an older sketch, #249,  from Unscripted Sketches….I just flipped it on its side. I roughed up the edges of the card with a distresser.


1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #45 – Anything Goes….BUT if you use a DOODLE PANTRY image you will get the featured digital image FREE! I used Sheltering Lights Digital Image for a masculine birthday card that a friend needed for her brother-in-law’s birthday.

2) April Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique Category – paper piercing. I pierced around the frame.



Easter Blessings

 His Name is – with Cross
Digital Image: His Name Is @ Doodle Pantry, Christ is Risen @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft, Pinecone), Purple and Teal are from Hobby Lobby
Inks: Using Photoshop my husband turned it spring colors instead of the rainbow colors provided in the digital image.
Accent/Tools: wood cross from Hobby Lobby, Cuttlebug Embossing folder,
Lighthouse Birthday Card
Digital Image:  Sheltering Lights @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black gems, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, piercing tool, pop dots, glue dots, Making Memories Distresser

Our last blog hop at Clearly iStamp Blog….


If you haven’t heard Lori is closing Clearly Digi Stamps. You will have until Sept 30th to get any digital stamp in the store for 25% off.  Enter this code at checkout:  SEPT30CLOSING

Just so you know we are not going to be selling my husband’s digital stamps anywhere so if you want any of Patrick Dunnegan’s stamps that are in the store you have until Sept 30th. Then they won’t be for sale anymore (at least for awhile). His work is keeping him busy so he doesn’t have any time to draw right now and I need a break.

So this is our last blog hop at Clearly iStamp Blog and our farewell to show off Lori’s amazing product one last time. The theme is “Anything Goes” but it is also a tribute to this wonderful company that God so blessed me to be a part of.  When I met Lori I had never been on a design team and had NEVER worked with digital stamps. I didn’t have a blog!! Real stamping scares me to death and I’m not good at it so why would this lady with a stamp company would even think about letting me be on her Design Team was beyond me!! It had to be God because she sent me Kitchen Clutter Digital Image and asked me to try out using that digital stamp. So I did and sent her several samples hoping she would like one of them!! Check out the post here for all of the samples.  But here are two of my favorites:

Towel - thank you card

Dirty Dishes Runneth over

So in March 2011 I got a blog and in April 2011 Lori invited me to be on the Design Team. She hasn’t been able to get rid of me yet!!

So when trying to decide what to do for this blog hop I was torn from using Kitchen Clutter or an SVG file since my first assignment on the team was to make samples for SVG files. But I ended up going with what I love about the company….It’s Christian. The people, the owner, the stamps… all Christian. Thank you Lori for having a Christian company out there with Christian stamps. The stamps have been used and will be used in my church card ministry and I thank you for having that product out there. That is one thing I will miss.


Inside: (verse found on internet)

Cleansed in life-giving waters,

we become the family of God.

Congratulations and best wishes

on this Baptismal Day!

I made this for part of the Card Ministry at my church. It will be the Masculine Adult card given when there is a baptism. I used Cross Messages Digital Image  and the digital paper that comes with it.

You have a chance to win this digital image, Cross Messages,  just for leaving me a comment!! Each blog gets to pick one winner from the comments to win the stamp that was used on the blog.

I hope you started at the beginning of blog hop and have seen all the wonderful images and farewell outwork being displayed today. If you leave a comment on each blog you will have 8 chances to win a digital image seen throughout the blog hop. The winner from each blog will be announced on Thursday, 09/19/2013, at the Clearly iStamp Blog. 

Your next and last stop on the blog hop is Linda’s blog – The Stamper’s Touch.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us.


1) Day 256 @ 365 Cards – Mean Green – Show a card with lots of Green


4 Given

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As soon as I saw the “Lift” card this equation popped in my head! So I knew that I needed to make this card. Oops, I got so excited I forgot to round the corners or the orange decorated piece!!


1) Wednesday Rewind Challenge #9 – Take the card that is posted and lift it!


Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – TaDa Creative Studios (Dude)

Accents/Tools: wooden cross from hobby lobby, black brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Bo Bunny rub-ons, purple paint for sides of cross

Wedding Cards


A lady at work requested a wedding card. She gave me an invitation so I could see the theme and colors (yellow, blue, grey). They are also outdoor people that love to hike. On the invitation they had a tree and Isaiah 61:3 and she said if it could have those that would be awesome. So my husband drew me a tree and this is what I came up with. I did two so she could pick which one she likes the best.

It is yellow and grey I promise!! The sun made it look funny.

I have always wanted to try to make this card fold, Zig Zag or Center Step Fold, so I decided I would do it! I look at two tutorials and figured it out Splitcoaststampers and High Hopes Stamps (I like the drawing she has).


1) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #29 – Under Construction! But we’re talking construction in the creation of your card… we would love to see your creations that are more than a single-fold or gate-fold card…. what’s your favorite? Easel Cards, Step Cards, Spinners, Sliders, Shaped cards, Waterfalls…. my goodness there are so many construction projects to create!


Stamp/Images: Tree – Dunnitagaindesigns (store/website coming)

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Authentique (Foundations, Euphoria)

Accents/Tools: pop dots, black twine, Cuttlebug Embossing template,

This is not exactly the colors but it does have yellow and the nature/lace theme her mom talked about.

The verse is on the inside bottom left of the card.


1) Tuesday Morning Sketches #152 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration! I missed the deadline but it was still inspired by their sketch.


Stamps/Images: Tree – Dunnitagaindesigns (website coming)

Cardstock/Papers: Patterned Paper – Basic Grey (Origins), Cardstock and Kraft paper – Bazzill

Accents/Tools: button, green twine, lace ribbon, pop dots, corner rounder

Masculine Baptism Card


***NOTE*** The quote is by Havner…not Haver. Ooops will have to fix it!

Tomorrow there are two adult males and two juvenile male getting baptized at church. Part of the card ministry at church is to give cards at these special moments in someone’s life so this is the card the adult males will receive.


1) Critter Sketch Challenge #120 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration for your project.

This is the card the juvenile (8 and 7 yoa) males will get. The card was inspired by Stella Says Sketch Challenge #11.

This is what is inside:

You’re taking this step of faith

In obedience to the Lord

To be baptized in His precious name

And heed the Master’s call

To rise up with faith in God

And go where He may lead

To share God’s love to everyone

And touch them in their need

May God pour out His blessings

Upon your life today

So you may walk in His abundance

As you commit to Him your way

Keep on trusting in the Lord

No matter what you face

And keep your eyes on Jesus Christ

And live in His sweet grace.

M.S. Lowndes


Quote by Havner Card

Stamps/Images: Prayer Journal Clear Acrylic Stamps @ Clear Dollar Stamps, Quote from the internet
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Fancy Pants (Summer’s end collection)
Inks/Markers: Memento – Rich Cocoa
Accents/Tools: pop dots, pearls
Challenge: Critter Sketch Challenge #120

Cross card

Stamps/Images: Become New Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Lily bee design

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Lasting Impressions Green Brads,

Techniques: Printed cross on colored cardstock and cut it out.

April 2012 Digital Stamp Release Day!!


It’s digital release day at Clear Dollar Stamps!!

The first stamp I will show you is Bless My Bloomers There are so many possibilities with this stamp.

I chose to work with the flowers in the flower pot this time but I can see getting a lot of use out of this set!

Check it out and you will see what I mean.


1) Crafty Creations Challenges #165 – Flower Power

2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #212 – Spring Flowers

The second set was so perfect for me. I needed to make a sympathy card for a couple at church that just lost their newborn that had been born with some complications. I wanted a cross with something below to symbolize a baby.

DeeDee must of read my mind because this was in the NEW Digital Release for April!! The set is actually called Become New Digital Image but it was perfect for the sympathy card too.

This is only a SAMPLE of the awesome stuff released this month. So please stop by Clear Dollar Stamps to see ALL the other stamps.


Flower pot Card

Stamps/Images: Bless My Bloomers
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye
Inks/Markers: Tombow (green 158, purpl 665, 636, blue 443, yellow 991)
Accents/Tools: pearls, cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, pop dots
Techniques: Watercolor with markers

Baby Sympathy Card

Stamps/Images: Become New Digital Stamp
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Jillibean Soup
Inks/Markers: Tombow (yellow 985, Green 126, pink 850, brown 947)
Accents/Tools: brads, pop dots, white flock
Technique: Watercolor with markers

Easter Cards



1) Alphabet Challenge Blog D for Dry Embossing.  Dry embossing is how I got started in making cards.

The back paper is actually green. The sun was bright and it was the only time I had to take the photo.

These two cards were made with the Paste Embossing technique.

The two cross cards were made especially for a man at church that ordered 10 Easter Cards for his family. The last one was made with a dual purpose as a card I taught at the card class for Church and for the gentleman at church that was buying cards.

Challenges that all 3 Cards meet:

1) Card Makin Mamas – Easter. So, there you have it!  Now, it’s time for you to share your EASTER creations!  You’ve got 2 weeks to participate in our challenge for a chance to win the awesome prize!

2) Catch the Bug Challenge – Easter/Spring

3) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #210 – Easter. This week with Easter coming up next week, we would like to see you Easter inspired cards and projects. The cards/projects do not need to be religious in nature, maybe they can be inspired by the colors.

4) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #76 – Easter


Purple Dry Embossed Cross Card

Stencils: Dreamweaver Stencil LG638

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – BoBunny

Accents/Tools: sandpaper, light box, stylus, EK success corner punch, Versa Magic – Jumbo java for edges

Techniques: Dry embossing

Purple & Green Paste Embossed Cross Card

Stamps: Easter Blessings Clear Acrylic Stamps @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Stencils: Dreamweaver Stencil LG638

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Chatterbox

Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop punch, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Dreamweaver Palette Knife, Paper rose stickers by Shabby Chic,

Technique: Paste embossing

Pink Bunnies Card

Stencil: Lasting Impressions L9273 stencil

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye (Stella and Rose)

Inks/Markers: Versa Magic – Jumbo java for edges

Accents/Tools: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Dreamweaver Palette Knife, Fiskars border punch, Prima flowers, EK Success circle punch,

Technique: Paste embossing

One stamp with many uses and paper Calla Lilies


If you want to see how I made these please go see the tutorial I did at Clear Dollar Stamps.


1) Creative Inspirations Challenge #154 – Something for Mum!

2) Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #131With the change of seasons this week, handcraft a card/project showing something related to the new season.

I did flowers as they are blooming with spring being here and an Easter Card (purple one)

3) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #90 – This week, our challenge is “spring cleaning.” Use items from your stash that you’ve been hoarding.

Omg!! This challenge was perfect for me! As you can tell from the pictures most everything is SEVERAL YEARS OLD. Chatterbox paper….isn’t even made anymore! Oh either is the corner punch I used from EK success. Oh and the patterned paper of the Mother’s Day card is also YEARS old. As my husband says I don’t have a craft room…. I have a craft store!! But you just never know when you will need it and today’s cards are a perfect example of that!

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