Birthday Girl

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My friend needed a birthday card for her granddaughter’s 6th birthday. We looked through images and she liked this image from Free Dearie Dolls. The original image had different colored dress and hair on the girl. I emailed Mary Ellen and asked if she could put straight red hair on the girl and she did! Then I colored the dress and hat in Photoshop. The other part of the image was pre-colored by Mary Ellen. I used the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch for my inspiration.

The granddaughter’s name was below the image (I whited out most of it)

CHALLENGE:
1) Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #252 – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Girl @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (purple), Bazzill (Kachina, Lemonade)
Patterned Paper: American Crafts (heat wave)
Accents/Tools: Xcut 5mm corner punch, Xyron X

Thanksgiving Cards 2017

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Scarecrow & Turkey Thanksgiving

Inside:
Wishing you a Turkey Day stuffed with everything good! Happy Thanksgiving

I was out of Thanksgiving cards so when I had my sale some ladies asked me to make some up quick. So I came up with 3 cards that they could order. Got them done in the nick of time!

I used Sketch Saturday #487 for my inspiration. Instead of a circle in the middle I did a rectangle.

CHALLENGES:
1) Nov 2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Fall, Thanksgiving, Thank you.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scarecrow’s Turkey @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (White, Arctic, Starmist, Pinecone, Walnut)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Thanksgiving - Autumn Brings

Here is the 2nd Thanksgiving card I made this year. I cut the leaves out of patterned paper and used the World Card Making Day Sketch from Sketch N Scrap as my inspiration.

2017 Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – fall, Thanksgiving, Thank you.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinecone)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (TheNatural Botanical), The paper studio (antique gold)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Thanksgiving Greetings - Turkey.JPG

This was the 3rd card I made for this years Thanksgiving Cards. I used an image from Diane’s Daydream Designs that is no longer in business. I used the My Favorite Things Sketch #330 as my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Just Being Grateful – Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (yam, Raven)
Patterned Paper: EK Success Inspirables Simply Seasonal (Harvest-Stripes)
Accents/Tools: Xyron 510

Skeleton Scarecrow

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Skeleton Scarecrow Halloween

So one of the girls at work wanted a Halloween card for her mom that likes scarecrows. Free Dearie Dolls has a ton of scarecrow images. She just happened to have this skeleton scarecrow and the girl said it was perfect. Then she said “make it spooky”! Well this is as spooky as I could get with the spooky cute image! She loves it so that is good! I used Sketch #4 from the October Card Sketch Challenge.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scary Scarecrow @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Inks: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin patch, Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Dem Bones 2006)
Accents/Tools: Darice Embossing Folder (Crackle), Target Twine, Old skeleton brad

Emergency Personnel themed birthday cards

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Doctor Birthday

I made this for a lady whose niece is a doctor. She told me she was a stylish doctor so I thought this image from Kenny K Stamps would work perfectly. Which it did because they both loved it.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com –  Emergency Service Personnel

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Hot Doctor @ Kenny K Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown)
Patterned Paper: old old Chatterbox (Garden Flower Pots, Garden Swing Stripe)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband
Accents/Tools: metal paper clip, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Nurse Birthday

A lady needed a birthday card for her friend who is a retired nurse. She is still active in the nursing community so she wanted a nursing theme. I used a free image from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps – Get Well Mousie. I just got permission from Mary Ellen to remove the “get well” from the balloon and then my husband put “happy birthday” in there instead. Of course I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder…best and most used folder EVER!!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration @ Scrapbook.com – Emergency Personnel

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp – Get Well Mousie – Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (blue,
Patterned Paper: scraps from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot edge punch, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Cowboy Snowman

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So this is for the grandson of the lady at work. He is into cowboy/rodeo stuff so when I saw this FREE digital stamp from Free Dearie Dolls I knew it would be perfect. When I was in OK last month I found that the bigger town I take my aunt to for shopping has a scrapbook/craft store. I found this wonderful paper there and knew it would be perfect for this image. I did change the trim on him to blue as it was red in the original. She had snow drops on the original but when I added stickles it turned it grey because of the ink. So then I went with Flocking but it doesn’t stay as fluffy once on the glue. So I’m probably using the wrong glue. Bu if you look close there is flocked snow falling on and around him.

CHALLENGES:
1. Dec Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Category – use a past sketch – Nov 2016 sketch 1.
2. Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cowboy Snowman @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (pinecone, Rain, and old stuff)
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Prairie Lane – Maple Meadows)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, white brads (paper studio), Flocking (Gary M Burlin & Co), EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Wine Chef

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chef-wine-birthday

Inside:
Serving up some special
birthday wishes for
by Best Friend!!!
Happy Birthday!

Well, I mailed it the day before her before so it wasn’t on time but that just means her birthday gets to be celebrated all week! I did text her on her birthday so I didn’t forget like I have MOST years!! She loves wine so I thought these cute image was perfect. It is free from Dearie Dolls
http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com/2016/06/wine-chef.html

CHALLENGES:
1) November Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #1.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Wine Chef @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Raven)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce black & white stripes
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: enamel dots (The Paper Studio),


Thanksgiving Cards for Grandchildren and Daughter

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scarecrow-thanksgiving

I had an order for a grandson Thanksgiving card. I think he is around 6 yoa but not positive. I sent her several images and she picked this one. This is a FREE image from Dearie Dolls.

I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #182 that is sketch #4 in the November Card Sketch Challenge. I turned it on it’s side and used the fence as my strip.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Thanksgiving, fall, thank you

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Scarecrow and Hay @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin Patch, Pauly Poo, Glow, white)
Inks: Pre colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart fence punch, Taylored Expressions Cloudy Days embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter Bee Scissors, Darice Embossing Folder – Brick wall,

hey-pumpkin-kitty-thanksgiving

I also had to make a card for a granddaughter. Not sure her age but believe it is fairly young. Grandma picked this image and this is what I came up with. I used sketch #5 of the November Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. Original sketch is My Favorite Things Sketch #280.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Thanksgiving, thanks, fall
2) November Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5
3) Imagine That Digi Stamp – Customer Gallery – link up your cards for a chance at free digis.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pumpkin Kitties @ Imagine That Digi Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, French Vanilla)
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Lemon Grass Collection – Straw)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop border punch, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

squirrel-w-flowers

And then the lady wanted a card for her daughter (the mother of the grandchildren). She picked this image and this is what I came up with. My first time using the tiny brads from The Paper Studio…they were perfect for the little flowers. Super old paper….wonder if I’m the only one that still has this!!

Paper Play Sketches #19 used as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Punch category – flowers punch
2) Gerda Steiner Designs – Share your Design Challenge – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Squirrel with Acorns @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Yam, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: EK SUccess Inspirables Simply Seasonal (Harvest-Floral, Harvest-Stripes)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my husband. Printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success flower punch, The Paper Studio brads, Micro glue dots, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

 

Basset Hound Ghost

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Man, there is not enough time in the day. I have been trying to post this card since right before Halloween.

This was for my friend that has a standing order for Beagle and Basset Hound cards for every holiday. I had totally forgot about this FREE image until I was browsing through my digital stamps. Super excited to find it. I had just got a new paper pack at Hobby Lobby and it worked perfectly.

CHALLENGES:
1) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites category – MOJO Monday #465

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Doggie Ghost @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock:Bazzill (white, Raven)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Trick or Treat pack)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

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

Tea is Happiness

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Tea Happiness

So my nurse friend ordered this card for her boss that has a birthday this week. Her boss loves tea so she asked me to do a tea themed card. I sent her several images and sayings and this is what she picked. The original pre-colored image has blond hair. She wanted the lady to have dark hair because she looks like her boss. So I once again batted my eyelashes and asked hubby to color in the lady and give her dark brown hair. Well he colored the whole image without even seeing the original and got so darn close to original colors. I then took the image and saying she picked and put them together to make this card. She loved it!  The image, Tea Time,  is a free one at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

I apparently like this sketch found on Stickersnfun.com as I used it on two cards this month (see below for 2nd card)!

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Tea Time @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps. Tea Time Accessories @ Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer available)

Cardstock: American Crafts (green -unk name), The Paper Studio (pink)

Patterned Paper – unknown in scrap drawer (I embossed on it)

Inks: My wonderful husband colored the image in Photoshop and then I printed it on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Accents/Tools: Roses are from Michael’s, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Rosa),

Sticker - St Patrick Day

Here is the 2nd card I made this month with the sketch from stickersnfun.com.

I actually made this one first. Trying to use up these stickers that I got at hobby lobby over a year ago. I thought the sketch would go perfectly and it did. I plan on making several other months with the same sketch….just have to find the time.

CHALLENGES:

  1. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – Paper, sticker or stamp with text/words
  2. March Sticker Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – use up stickers from your stash.

SUPPLIES:

St. Patrick’s Day Sticker – The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby

Clovers – cut file but not sure where from

Patterned Paper – Reminisce (lucky stripes)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Classic Yellowgreen)

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