Masculine Plaid Cards

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Grandpa Gold in his heart

A lady requested this quote for her grandpa’s birthday. It was a good thing that my local scrapbook store found some very old BasicGrey papers in their storage room. They had one sheet of this so I picked it up along with some others. Good thing I did because it was perfect for this saying….at least I thought so!
I used Freshly Made Sketches 276 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1)December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – plaid paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey (Little Black Dress Collection – Classy Chic)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

In April I made a “DAD” card for my FIL’s birthday.  (which I apparently forgot to post!)
Dad Birthday
I showed it to a lady and she said she wanted one for her dad’s birthday. Well I didn’t have the same paper so this is what I came up with…

Stars - Dad

I put the dad on the bottom right corner this time so I moved the stars up to the left corner. She loved it!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Color Category.
2) December Scraplift Your Favorites – I ended up “lifting” one of my own cards!

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (old retired)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Loyal Collection)
Accents/Tools: Gina Marie Designs (Stitched Stars), burlap twine, Cricut, Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Several Bear cards for Father’s Day

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Bear - Papa Bear

I have a girl at work that calls her dad Papa Bear and she has a standing order for Father’s Day and Birthdays. So when my friend who sales Close to my Heart had the new stamps on her blog I knew the girl at work would want this bear. So even though I don’t like stamping and coloring I bought it. Took me a WHOLE day and lots of different bears to get a few I liked. I ended up making several different cards with the bear so that was good….helped pay for it a little bit! I stamped this one with just black ink and then water colored him in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – spot and/or Stripes.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear - Adventures to start

You remember the baby card I made with an adventure theme. Well this is the dad’s Father’s Day card from the new born. I figured I would use the bear and go with the adventure theme again. I stamped this one with versa mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombo Markers. Did the arms different then the last bear and have a different saying.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #4 – Original found here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-322.html
2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat embossing

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Bear with Heart

Another lady liked the bear and wanted it holding a heart. The set comes with a stamp heart and die. I used just the die and cut it from the same blue paper to make the card. I also stamped the bear with Versa Mark and heat embossed it before coloring it in with Tombow markers.

CHALLENGES:
1) June 2017 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #5 – Original found here: http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2017/04/exciting-things-happening.html

2) June 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Technique – Heat Embossing.

SUPPLIES:
Stamp: Jack Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts from Close to my Heart
Cardstock: Bazzill (Midnight, Smokey, Hillary, Yam)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Inks: Tombow Marker #947
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Thinlits Dies (Borders), Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, enamel dots

 

A farmer, a cool pop and a BBQ griller!

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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!

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

SUPPLIES:
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.

CHALLENGES:

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

SUPPLIES:

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.

CHALLENGES:

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

SUPPLIES:

Patterned Paper: Team Dad by Echo Park

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Superdad

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Super Dad

A friend had a special request for a co-worker that was trying to adopt his son. The son had called him superdad after a particular day that he was being superdad!! My friend wanted elements from the story in the image. Since I can’t draw stick figures I reached out to Mary Ellen of Dearie Dolls to see if she could/would draw the image up for me. She truly is a Dearie Doll and my angel because she drew this image just for my friends card!! And she nailed it and had everything on there (bear, diapers, baby, bottle on belt)!! When my friend gave it to his co-worker he smiled from ear to ear…and caught himself before crying. This card made his day. Thanks Mary Ellen for making several of us happy and filled with joy!! She has not put this image on her site since it was a special request BUT she stated if you emailed her asking for it she will send it to you… deariedolls@gmail.com. Just note hers does not have a goatee because my husband added it for me! I think this image is perfect for Father’s Day.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme category – Father’s Day or masculine card

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Superdad @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-c0lored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: white brads (hobby lobby), Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

It is National Scrapbooking Day

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Good Morning Crafters!! It is our day to play with paper….whether you are a scrapbooker or cardmaker or BOTH!! Any excuse to leave the dishes in the sink and go play in your room. It is for sure a “Take Out” dinner night! Unfortunately I have to work today since I changed positions at work but I did make up a card for the challenge at Deedee’s Digis!

Tool Time

Deedee decided to give you a little inspiration (excuse) to play in your craft room by having a challenge that starts today and runs till next Saturday, 05/09/2015. All you have to do is “lift” (or CASE) one of the inspiration pieces in the post. You can make a scrapbook page or a card! And you can get your inspiration from a scrapbook page or a card as the DT have done both for this challenge. Here is a sample of what I mean…..Faith made this scrapbook page

Spring garden-Faith-scrapbookpage

and I lifted it with my card above….do you see where I got my inspiration? I went with the layout (3 columns) and four separate images down the middle section. Other ways to lift are by doing the theme (garden or use same digi), color scheme, style, etc. I sure do hope you will come play with us! I love to see people lift projects as you never know what will inspire people.

CHALLENGES:

1) C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #309 – Add a charm/use metal. I didn’t use a charm but I do have metal so I hope it counts.

2) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product: Brads. The screws are brads. (I love brads and have more than I could ever use!!)

3) 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #244– Anything Goes

4) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #225 – anything but a square card. I made a 5 x 7 rectangle card to show off the cute digis.

5) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #371 – Use a Sentiment.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Tool Time @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, Candle, Red Devil)

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

Accents/Tools: Darice embossing folder (brick wall), screw shape brads, pop dots

Technique: “Lifting” (also called CASE)

Nothing but Harley Davidson

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As I was making a Harley Davidson Birthday card for a lady at work to give to her dad I realized I didn’t post the Harley Davidson inspired cards I made last Father’s Day. So I’m going to post all 3 today!

Here is the one for his Birthday this week:

Harley Davidson Patch

Just have to love the internet! I found this image on a vest so I printed it out and cut it out! Hope she likes it. Her dad is in his 70’s and still rides his Harley!

Sketch: Seems a Little Sketchy #52

Supplies:

Embossing Folders: Bricks – The Paper Studio, LifeStyle Crafts

Okay these are the ones made in June 2013:

HarleyDavison

ToughHonestReal

She picked the 2nd one for his Father’s Day Card.  Again these are images of a Harley on the internet! This bike was similar to his so that is why she asked me to use this image.

Grillin and Chillin for Father’s Day

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CDSDAGrillin&ChillinKD

This was a special order card and I’m so glad I did it! I really like it.

I picked up the patterned paper at Micheal’s when it was on sale and so glad I did….it perfectly!

CHALLENGES:

1) 2 Sisters Challenge #148 – Just For Dad

2) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #24 – Someone Special – a male

3) A Gem of a Challenge #84 – Father’s Day Male

SUPPLIES:

Stamp/Image: Grillin & Chillin Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, Ravin, White, red)
Patterned Paper: Michael’s
Inks: image colored in photo shop then printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: bottle cap, 1 inch circle punch
Sketch: I {heart} sketches #14

BEWARE……Masculine Overload

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With Father’s Day two weeks away I have a post FULL of Testosterone!!

Last month for the card class I teach at church we did 4 feminine cards in honor of Mother’s Day.

So this month I did 4 Masculine cards in honor of Father’s Day.

Chef - Birthday

I used What’s Cooking Digital Image

Stamps: What Cooking Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #125

Happy Birthday Hotair Balloon

I used Lifting You Up digital Image

Stamps/Images: Lifting You Up Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazill
Patterned Paper:
Accents/Tools: xyron
Techniques: paper piecing
Sketch: Sept 2009 Card Maps @ pagemaps

Sailboat - Father's Day

I used Smooth Sailing Lost at Sea Digital Image

CHALLENGES:

1) A Gem of a challenge #82 – Summer Time

2) Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge #105 – Father’s Day

3) Card Crafter’s Circle #77 – Stripe me silly….stripes!

SUPPLIES:

Stamp/Image: Smooth Sailing/Lost at Sea Digital Image
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: brads, cricut, cricut elegant edges cartridge
Sketch: Stella Says Sketch #135 (sss135)

The fourth card I posted this past Monday but I will re-post it for you!

Happy Birthday Star2

There you have it a WHOLE POST dedicated to Men in our lives!!

Remember is you make a Father’s Day Card come play in the Clearly iStamp Father’s Day Challenge…..ends Friday June 7, 2013.

Father’s Day Heroes

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I told my husband, Patrick, that I needed an image for Father’s Day and this is what he came up with!!

Father’s Day Heroes

Fathers_Day_Heroes

Isn’t it AWESOME?!! I couldn’t wait to share it with you so I begged Lori to let me have a Father’s Day Challenge and not make me wait till the June 15th Release.

Okay, I didn’t have to beg real hard because she fell in love with the image too!

So come over to Clearly iStamp Blog and play in the Father’s Day Challenge with me!!

One random winner will get the Featured Stamp: Father’s Day Heroes 

(or if you buy it early so you can play with it 

you can pick one digital stamp of your choice

AND a Guest DT spot!

I decided to use the new image (but you don’t have to when entering the challenge) and this is what I came up with:

CDSPDFathersDayHeroes

I found the inside sentiment on the internet and changed it to “Super Hero”.

I thought it was perfect for this image.

CHALLENGES:

1) Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge – Father’s Day.

2) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #20 – Anything Goes w/optional sketch. I thought the sketch was perfect and I love the way it turned out.

3) Squigglefly Challenge #20 (SFC2013) – Man up!

4) Perfect Sentiments Challenge #80 (PSC80) – Anything Goes w/a sentiment on front!!

5) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #128 – Circles

6) Alphabet Challenge Blog – H is for Happy….”happy” must be on your creation. Mine is on the inside…Happy Father’s Day!

7) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #10 – Happy ___________ (fill in the blank). I did Happy Father’s Day!

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Father’s Day Heroes @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge
Sketches: 613 Avenue Create #20

A WOW packed released at Clearly Digi Stamps!

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Good Morning.

Today is a SUPER COOL day because my husband, Patrick, is releasing his first digital stamps! So that means I have a lot to post today since I will be making samples with his digital stamps! Plus I STILL had to play with the other digital stamps because they just are too darn cute not too! So I will try to keep the chatting to a minimal so this post isn’t a mile long!!

And the other AWESOME news is the new Clearly Digi Stamp store is finally up and running!! So come check it out I think you will like it!! **The old store will take you to the new store but if you want the address it is www.cdstamps.com

If you played in the all day challenge at Clearly iStamp or you stopped by to see what all the excitement was about then you would have seen this card already. But had to post it again because I like it a lot and it’s a digital stamp from my husband, Patrick. This is one dragon that you will get in the set called Dragons. I’m so lucky to have a talented husband that draws and a wonderful friend, Stephanine, that is amazing at sentiments for cards! They make my job a lot easier! I just love love love how this card turned out. It was all based off the wonderful sentiment. The sentiment isn’t included in the digital stamp but feel free to use it…..I just printed it out in word.

Soar on Birthday3_dramigos

Since we are on the topic of Dragons check out this one, Knight Marshmallow Roast, as by Patrick. This is another sentiment that Stephanine (my nick name for her!) came up with!! I love that girl!

KnightMarshmallowRoast-email

Knight_Marshmallow_Roast_PREV

This image is perfect for Father’s Day, Birthdays or just a Hello or Encouraging card for someone in the military. Patrick hopes to have a series of these as we already have a request for a tank and Navy guy. If you have any request let me know. This is Soldier Tom, named after my step-dad who was in the army.

Happy Fathers Day-soldier

Soldier_single

Now here is some inspiration from digital stamps for two other AWESOME designers we have on the team. I am truly blessed to be able to play with all these images.

This is Asian Plants from Laurie Wilson. I’m so happy with how this card turned out! Thanks Laurie for giving us such great images to work with.

Asian Plant

CDSLWAsianPlantsPREVIEW

Challenge:

1) Sentimental Sundays#154 – For a Special Woman

Austin made this cute image and asked for help with sentiments….so of course I go to Stephanie and this is what she comes up with! Of course we are laughing but I send it to Austin anyway and apparently laughter is contagious because Austin got a kick out of it too! So she decided to include it in her stamp set, Elephants and Umbrellas.

Elephant Umbrella

Elephants-and-Umbrellas-Cover-Page

Now that you have ooooeed and awwwed over these stamps go check out the rest AT THE NEW STORE!!!

SUPPLIES:

On this Birthday Soar

Stamps: Dragons @ Clearly Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Hello Summer)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart balloon punch, black string, pop dots, computer

Knight Marshmallow Roast

Stamps: Knight Marshmallow Roast
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (A Boy’s Life)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

Soldier Tom

Stamps/Images: Soldier Tom Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Deck the Halls Green)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, black ink pad
Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches #194

Asian Plant

Stamps: Asian Plant
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: (pink embossed) Pebbles inc (Fresh Goods- Window Display)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, The Paper Studio embossing folder – wood
Sketch: i {heart} sketches #10

Elephants and Umbrellas

Stamps: Elephants and Umbrella
Cardstock: Bazzill and Hobby Lobby
Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: pop dots, brad, American Crafts twine (grey/white)
Sketchs: I {heart} sketches #12

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