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

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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

Three different cards from one digital image

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Birthday Flowers v1

I had a request for a birthday card for a lady that loves flowers and lives in Florida. I sent the customer some images and she liked Fred, She Said Designs – watercolor floral corner stamp.

So I found 2 cards and a sketch that inspired me so I decided to make all three and let her pick which one she wanted. Which also fit the Oct Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus category which was to make at least 2 different cards with the same image….I made 3. I also used one of the sketches from Jillibean Soup’s Blog that they had posted for World Card Making Day. I didn’t use any Jillibean Soup product so I won’t enter it into the challenge but it still inspired my card!

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

Out of the three cards she picked this one!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, AFrican Daisy)
Watercolor Paper: came with the digital image….made by the Fred, She Said Designs.
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Black Eyelet)
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles Dies, Queen & Co enamel dots, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron 510

Birthday Flowers v2

Here is the 2nd card I made using the same digital image.  I used this card Yana Smakula’s blog for my inspiration. I don’t stamp so I printed and cut out the digital image and adhered it with the xyron 510.

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pumpkin Patch, White)
Accents/Tools: Queen & Co enamel dots, Xyron 510, cutter bee scissors,

Birthday Flowers v3

Here is the 3rd card I made using the same digital image. I used this card from The Queen’s Scene blog as my inspiration.

*Note: this image was water colored by the artist and sold as a pre-colored digi! Which is great for us who can’t color well at all!!*

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Watercoloured Doodled Floral Corner with Butterflies @ Fred, She Said Designs.
Inks: PRE-COLORED digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, African Daisy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Black eyelet)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Gina Marie Designs – die, cutter bee scissors,

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

Big Bear Hug

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Inside:
There is no special reason…
No special day…
I just wanted to send…
A BIG HUG
your way!

So I am part of an Angel Card Swap on Scrapbook.com.
see here for details: https://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/1664017/
This is the card I made for my October recipient who is a grandpa and a widow. Sometimes life gets lonely as a widow so he was in need of Happy Mail. I prayed about what kind of card to make and was having a hard time figuring it out. Then my husband made a comment and this ideal popped in my head and God said “yep, that’s it!”. So found this image at Gerda Steiner Designs and it was perfect. Husband colored it in Photoshop for me. (I made a 2nd version for a female that also needed happy mail…see next card post!) I used paper from my scrap drawers and a sketch from Paper Play Sketches #18. I hope it brought a smile to his face!

CHALLENGES:
1) Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Designs – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.
2) November Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – lift a card or sketch you have saved. Used Paper Play Sketches #18.
http://paperplaysketches.blogspot.com/2016/10/paper-play-sketches-18.html

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Bear Hug @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pinecone, Rain)
Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft (Up, Up, and Away)
Inks: pre-colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut Cuttlebug Gingham embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots,

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For Someone Special

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Coral Flower bouquet

Another Mother’s Day card!! She wanted a simple style card with flowers and a banner that said “For a Special Person”. I sent her the color combo from the April Inspirational Card Challenge – color category and she loved it. So this is what I came up with. I used Sketch #3 from the April Card Sketch Challenge (the original sketch was from pagemaps) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGE:

1) Little Claire’s Monthly Challenge #68 – Spring Colors

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Line Flower @ LC Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (all retired colors except for the Flamingo)
Inks: colored the image in Photoshop and then printed it on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder

 

 

Happy Birthday Mom!

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So my best friend has a Corgi named Wriley. Wriley contacted me (Aunt Kathy) and explained he would like to get his mother flowers and a card for her birthday. So of course I told him I would help him. Then Deedee surprises me with this awesome Digi of the Month stamp that has a Corgi bringing slippers. I changed the slippers to pink (her favorite color) and then tt was PERFECT for my best friend’s birthday card from Wriley!

Stephs Bday -Wrilie

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CHALLENGES:

1) Digi of the Month Challenge @ Deedee’s Digis – make a project using the current months stamp and get next month’s stamp FREE!

2) Craft Your Passion Challenge #259– Anything Goes

3) Crafting from the Heart Challenge #57 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Dad’s Day Off @ Deedee’ s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug

Inks: pre-colored digital image (just changed the color of the slippers) printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/Tools: embossing stencil, circle punch, daisy svg file, cricut

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