Happy Birthday circles

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I didn’t get to play in time for the NSD Sketch Challenge but I was inspired by sketch #4 (original was from zrobysama.com.ua). I found these papers in my scrap drawers and thought the circle images would work in place of the flowers. I think it turned out pretty good!

1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
2) Allsorts Challenge #365 – in the Pink!

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Birthday girl)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum) (Limeade, butterfly – discontinued)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder – birthday, 1/16 Ek Success pop dots,

It is all about the Sentiment



I needed a birthday card for my Sister-in-law. She likes hot tea and coffee so I thought this image, Coffee Cup Greetings, at Deedee’s Digis was perfect. I liked the color challenge at Cupcake Inspiration this week but didn’t get it linked up before it closed. I used the I {heart} sketch #101 as my inspiration. I liked it but it didn’t look like my sister-in-law at all so I made a second card that was more her colors and style.



1) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #87 – Something yummy to eat or drink

2) Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #73 – Add a sentiment

3) Seize the Birthday – Anything Birthday


Digital Image: Coffee Cup Greeting @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accent/Tools: brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Techniques: paper piecing

Valentine Birthday


Valentine Birthday

One of the ladies at the retirement home buys my cards for most holidays and then also ask me to make special cards from time to time. This time she asked for a birthday card for her niece who has a Valentine’s Birthday. I remembered making a card for a friend a few years back that needed the same type of card. I still had some of the papers left over, printed off the same cupcake image from Doodle Pantry and grabbed a new sketch and this is what I came up with! She loved it. It came in handy because I ran into another customer who needed one for her cousin.


1) February Card Sketch Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus sketch – Basic card Sketch 8/6/12 for Basic Grey.


2) Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #2 (AIMPDC2) – Candy. The little hearts on the cupcake look like little candies to me….hopefully they will count.

3) Use your Stuff Challenge #172 – Love Theme. All the papers were from the scrap drawers.

4) Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #231 – Love is in the Air


Digital Image: Chocolate Box @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper – Doodle Bug

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

Accents/Tools: brads, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cricut

A Sweet Fourth of July


Sweet 4th of July

I needed a Fourth of July Card for a Secret Pal….standing order for a lady at the retirement home. I found this sentiment, “Have a Sweet Fourth of July” and thought it would be perfect with this image from Diane’s Daydream Designs.

1) July Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5 – original from Tuesday Morning Sketches #211.
2) Tuesday Throwdown #202 – Anything Goes

Image: Playfully Patriotic Color Set @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft, Arctic, Maraschino)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Paper Studio Embossing folders (lines, stars), star brads, pop dots

For my Sweet Friend


Sweet Friend

Inside: May today bring you Sweet everythings!  Which was inspired by a card on this blog here.

A friend of mine needing a Birthday card for her friend whose birthday is on Valentine’s Day. She wanted it to be a Birthday card with a Valentine feel to it. This is what I came up with. She loved it so I guess I did it right!

Sketch – Sketch Saturday #295


1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #43  (DPDC43) – Any Digi goes BUT  entries using a Doodle Pantry illustration receive the featured product for free

2) Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Birthday goes or use the topping Chevrons. I did anything Birthday!


Digital Stamp: Chocolate Box @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Doodle Bug

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, pop dots

Double use of the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch


I guess the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #139 was perfect for me this week as I used it twice! I didn’t do the optional twist as I made a birthday card and baby shower invite with it. 



1) Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #39 (DPDC39) –  Any digital stamp!
But if you use a Doodle Pantry image (an actual drawn illustration, character or object) then you are entered for the final drawing AND you will get the featured product for free emailed to you!

2) Seize the Birthday – Anything goes with an optional topping of Fall Colors. I didn’t do the topping but did do a Birthday Card.


Digital Image: Yummy Cupcakes @ Doodle Pantry (a previous CDS image…check the store to see when it will be released)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image

Accents/Tools: embossing folder, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

It's a Boy

I made it a pocket card because the girl that ordered these had quite a bit of wording to go on them so I thought this would work better for that. She also requested teal and clean and simple (which is not my go to….but think it worked perfect for these). Which is good that she requested clean and simple because she sent me the request 5 days ago but it went into my spam and I had no clue. So I’m 5 days behind since the shower is on the 27th. So will crank them out tomorrow and pray I find time to cut out all the pieces for the fall decoration we are making at the retirement home Saturday!


Cardstock: Teal is from Hobby Lobby, Brown is Bazzill (Pinecone)

Accents/Tools:  Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, embossing folder, Fiskars corner rounder

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