16th Birthday Bulldog

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In last post I showed the card for the girl so this post is the card I did for the 16 yoa boy who also owns an English Bulldog.

Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #309 as my inspiration. Instead of three images on the left I went with a present and balloons tied to the present. Instead of a sentiment I placed the bulldog there. The embossed background has the sentiment in it “Happy Birthday!”

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #309 – use the sketch provided to inspire a card.

2) Crafting by Designs – Polka Dot challenge – I used polka dots in 2 of the balloons!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Admiral, Parakeet, Red Devil)
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, red/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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25th Birthday Bulldog

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I had two orders for birthday cards and they both have English Bulldogs. One was for a 25 year old girl and the other was for a 16 year old boy. Not finding anything on the internet that would work I put in a request for a bulldog birthday image from my husband. He created this in Photoshop and I think it turned out pretty darn cute! I used Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch #308 as my inspiration…I just flipped where the string went and put mine on the bottom instead of the top. I really liked the striped paper with the image but wasn’t sure about mixing the other colors in…a little bit out of my comfort zone…but the lady loved it and so did her daughter, the birthday girl!

CHALLENGES:
1) Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch #308 – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

2) {PIN}spirational Challenge #184 – use the “pin”spirational picture to inspire your project. I went with the balloons.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: created in Photoshop by my husband
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Admiral, white)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead Collection (clouds)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, yellow/white twine, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cricut Classic Font Cartridge

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Squeeezee

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Inside:
Sending you
a little hug today
just to let you know
I’m thinking of you!

I am part of a thread on scrapbook.com called Operation Happy Mail. Basically if you know someone that could use Happy Mail you send the hostess a PM and then she announces she has a person that is need of Happy Mail. If you send a card/note then great or if life is busy you can catch the next one.
Check it out: https://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1661085/tp/1/

So I got a name over a month ago and was praying about what to send and when to send. Well a couple weeks ago I sent this card. (See previous post for the male version). A lady has been going through a lot of health issues and needed some encouragement. I used Mojobella Sketch #21 as my inspiration. The circle patterned paper was old KI Memories scraps I had left over. I added a couple extra circles and flipped the sketch. I also got to use my new rectangle dotted die!! Happy dance!!!

CHALLENGES:
1) Gerda Steiner Designs – Share your designs – create a project with any Gerda Steiner stamp and link it up to the challenge.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – I used MOJObella Sketch #21 that I saved in my favorites.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Bear Hug @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinecone)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories
Inks: pre-colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots, Cutter bee scissors, EK SUccess mini corner punch concave, Sizzix Rectangles Dotted Framelits dies

Halloween Birthday

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I went to the retirement home to see if any of the ladies needed Halloween cards. One of them needed a Halloween Birthday card for her grown grandson. She still wanted it to be Halloween themed.

I got out my Halloween supplies and found this mummy from an old pack of chipboard stickers (6 years old) …there was no stick left to them anymore!!! I found KI Memories (spooky) die cut embellishment that was basically a big purple square with a green small square in corner. Well I didn’t want purple for a boy so I took the ideal and made it in colors I liked. Embossed the background with Cuttlebug Happy Birthday so it tied in the birthday part. I did learn I need a new Birthday embossing folder that is bigger and maybe no flowers (even though these are mostly abstract). I used the sketch #3 in the October Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch can be found here http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/05/case-this-sketch-171.html
CHALLENGES:
1) October Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3
2) October Inspirational Card Challenge – photo inspirational category – went with theme Halloween

SUPPLIES:
Chipboard stickers – Cosmo Cricket (Matilda 2010)
Bat Rain Dots – Cloud9 Designs (Happy Halloween Bats)

Angel – Silent Night

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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.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #1. Original sketch found here http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/2016/05/11/sugarsketch-53/
2) Christmas in September @ Scrapbook.com – make a Christmas card.

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

SUPPLIES:
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

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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!

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Sunflower Wedding and Birthday

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So one of the guys I work with is getting married tomorrow. So I made a card for all of us at work to sign. He said they really didn’t have wedding colors but was decorating in sunflowers and country feel. So this is what I came up with!! Found the sunflower stickers at Hobby Lobby and they were on sale that week!!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5. Original is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157.
2) September Inspirational Card Challenge@ Scrapbook.com – Bonus category – Something old. Use something old from your stash that you have not used in a long time (you can’t remember the last time you used it). Well the metal charms I have had forever and I don’t use them very often.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Beeswax, Pinecone, Rain Forest)
Sunflower Sticker: The Paper Studio La Petites (sunflowers)
Accents/Tools: burlap string, Studio G metal charms, Sizzix Love Set embossing folder, Marvy Uchida circle punch, Fiskars corner rounder, 1/8 scor-tape

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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!

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

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