Balloons at the Beach

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Beach w Balloons

So I saw a photo that had balloons in the forefront of the photo and the beach in the background. The nurse liked the photo and wanted something similar for one of her employees birthdays and this is how my version was born. I used the beach background and the wood post digital stamps from Diane’s Daydreams Designs (no longer in business) and made this scene. I punched balloons from my Martha Stewart Balloon punch and tied them on with black string. I printed the background scene a couple times so I could pop up the sand and clouds to give it dimension.

CHALLENGES:
1) June Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – Aquarium Month (something with water, beach, etc)

SUPPLIES:
Digital Images: Diane’s Daydream Designs – beachscapes
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Recollections polka dot papers
Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: string, Martha Stewart balloon punch, 1/16th EK Success Pop Dots

Chicken Mother’s Day Card

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Chicken Mothers Day

I had a request for a Mother’s Day Card with a chicken on it. So I dug out a retired Daydream Diane’s image and kept it pretty simple. The chicken is colored with the polka dot body so I just found similar paper in my stash that matched.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on your card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hen & Chicks – Diane’s Daydream Designs (not in business anymore)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (black eyelet 2007)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: twine

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)

Our true gift at Christmas time

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Jesus is Gift - red

Jesus is Gift - Blue

I needed two more religious cards this season and had an ideal to use 3 wise men image for one but I wasn’t sure on the 2nd one. So I went looking through my digital stamps and came across this one by Diane’s Daydream Design (store closed in 2014). Then I remembered an awesome sketch posted in the December Card Sketch challenge on scrapbook.com. Then I remembered the color combo from last month on the Nov Card Challenge that I didn’t get to so I decided to use it on this card. So with those 3 elements in mind I went to work and this is what I came up with!! A little modern but the focus is still on Jesus…our true gift at Christmas. I made a red background version and then also made a teal background version.

The paper used for the circles is actually a digital paper (also discontinued at Diane’s Daydream Designs) I printed on Bazzill white. Then I just used circle punches and went to town. So I will also enter into the Dec Card Challenge – product category – use something digital.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Celebrating Christ Sentiments (Diane’s Daydream Designs – no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Elegant Snowflakes (Diane’s Daydream Designs – no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital sentiment printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success circle punches, Cricut, Elegent Edges Cricut Cartridge, X sticker maker, pop dots

Last Challenge sponsored by Diane’s Daydream Designs

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Today is a sad day as it is the last challenge being sponsored by Diane’s Daydream Designs. (There is still one going on that I hope to enter in with a DDD’s image but we will see if I get to it!) Diane honored the challenges she had signed up for January because she had no ideal till a couple days before January that the new VAT tax was going to shut down her business. So hopefully you will come over and play in Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challengeone layer card for a chance to win a prize pack of digital images from Diane’s Daydream Designs! Now technically mine is 2 layers because I laid the panel on the black card base but I just couldn’t have an all white card…this was as close as I was getting to a one layer card! I really like how this turned out because CAS cards is way out of my norm. This card was totally inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #82.

CTS_Sketch82n

I saw it and new it would be perfect for a one layer card. I then saw the sheep and the ideal to put the two together was born!! I printed the sheep and “Love you” and then ran it through the embossing folder. The sheep didn’t look right embossed so I printed a second sheep and stuck it on top of the embossed one. Love my Xyron X!! Added some punched hearts I had left over from another project and there you have a CAS Valentine/Love card.

Love Ewe

 CHALLENGES:

1) Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #70 – One Layer Cards (must be square or rectangle)

2) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Sheep of His Pasture (Diane’s Daydream Designs – closed shop)

Cardstock: Bazzill (white, raven)

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

Accents/Tools: Xyron X, Cuttle bug dots embossing folder, Cutter bee scissors

Happy Heart Day

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Happy Heart Day

We made this Saturday at the Retirement Home for our monthly craft. It is an 8 x 8 sign made out of chipboard that they can hang on their front door/window. They love decorating their door/window area of their apartment. I used images from Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business), a doily from Hobby Lobby, Martha Stewart Heart punch and my cricut.

CHALLENGES:

1) Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #211 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Diane’s Daydream Designs (no longer in business)

Cardstock and Patterned Paper: Hobby Lobby

Inks: pre-colored digital images printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: Cricut, doily, Martha Stewart heart border punch, ribbon,

Cancer Encouragement card

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Bone Cancer Encouragment-email

A couple weeks ago I got in touch again with a friend that I met through a challenge. She told me that in December her 18 yoa son was diagnosed with bone cancer…he has 2 tumors in his hips. I asked her if it would be weird if I sent him an encouragement card and she said no that he would like it. She was actually trying to find ways to get cards sent to her son during this journey. So I wanted a simple and manly card since it was going to an 18 year old male. When I saw sketch #93 at CAS(E) this Sketch I knew it would be perfect for this digital image from Diane’s Daydream Designs. Unfortunately Diane’s had to close shop because of the new VAT tax law in Europe but I can still play with her images and pout that they are no longer available.

CHALLENGES:

1) The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #99 – KISS (Keep It Simple Stamper)

If you play in the challenge you will have a chance to win the following discontinued stamps (due to store closure):

Prize Package: (the winner will receive the following digi stamps)

On the Move Color, On the Move Outline, On the Move Sentiments

Bouquet of Daisies

Sending you Love Color, Sending you Love Outline, Sending you Love Sentiments

Owl Always Love You Color, Owl Always Love You Outline, Owl Always Love You Sentiments

SUPPLIES:

DIgital Image: Hope Endures Yellow from Diane’s Daydream Designs (closed store)

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: rhinestones, glue dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, ribbon

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