Teacup Pansies

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Sending You Love

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Panda Love pink

So I almost forgot to check out the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs. I’m so glad I checked with a few days left because it was this adorable panda. So I pulled out some new Queen & Co paper I bought and asked my husband to color it up in photoshop to match. My printer prints darker and not always the color on the screen so the first print was more green (see 2nd version) then the color in the striped paper. So after several attempts we got the color to match the papers and that is this version! I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
Jan Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Atlantic Hearts Sketch #248.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon, Rain, SeaSalt)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Queen & Co epoxy dots – Teal

Panda Love green

I didn’t want to waste the first print out so I found paper that matched it and made this version. Well good thing I did because a lady bought one of each for her nieces!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda in Love @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Inks: digital image colored in Photoshop by my husband and then printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Patterned Paper: Queen & Co (Heart Throb)
Accents/Tools: EK Success concave corner punch, black braiding cord, Epoxy dots

Things that fly

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So the theme of the December Inspirational Card Challenge at Scrapbook.com was Things that Fly. Here are two cards I made.

Unicorn Magical Birthday

I had a request for a 7th birthday party with the theme of unicorns and rainbows. She sent me this card as an ideal of what she liked. The original card has rainbow lines behind the unicorn that reminded me of the paint splatter stamps that TexasMomOf4 always used so I had to buy some! So I finally got them out after having the stamps over a year! I found the unicorn digital stamp at Huckleberry Hearts. I used sketch #2 from November Card Sketch Challenge. Original sketch found at Taylored Expressions.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Theme – things that fly. In a magical world I think unicorns fly!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Rainbow Unicorn from Huckleberry Hearts
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, Yosemite, African Daisy, Pansy)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (rainbow hearts), Queen and Co rhinestones, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Your Next Stamp (paint swooshes and splatters)

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I made a card like this out of different doodlebug paper to send to a couple friends. Never got them sent 😦 I thought I had posted the Friend card but couldn’t find it in my files. Well several ladies at my card sell requested it as a Birthday Card instead of a friend card. So this is the Birthday Version.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge -theme – things that fly.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, rain)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe
Accents/Tools: Memory Box Co (Marielle butterflies, Cascadia Butterfly trio, rhinestones, xyron x, scor-tape

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,

Recipe for a Happy Birthday

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Recipe for A Happy Birthday

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One of my regular customers needed a birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves to cook. So I decided to do a recipe theme. There weren’t a lot of ideals out there and mostly were for birthday invitations. So I took some bits and pieces from some cards on the internet then added my own ingredients (ideals came from the mom on how they celebrate birthdays) to make a personalized birthday card!

The “lift category” this month in the April Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com is to lift Cardiographer!! She is one of my favorites and is a friend of mine. She loves Doodlebug (so do I…friendship at first sight!) and she ROCKS it!! I keep telling her she needs to try out for their design team! Even though I did not “lift” a card of hers I “lifted” the use of Doodlebug which doesn’t count for the challenge but I least made a cute card!! Her cards are cuter but I tried! I fussy cut the presents out of some paper. And used a die cut to make the balloons. The recipe card was from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she has some freebies on her site Papercraft Romance.)

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – lift Category – used Doodlebug like my friend Cardiographer does!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Recipe Card from Deedee’s Digis (new site with some freebies http://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum,)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe), (Birthday Girl on the pink dotted balloon)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, black string

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Little Cottage

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Sending Sunshine

Inside: Sending sunny thoughts to brighten your day!

I’m part of an Angel Swap where we receive a name and we send the recipient a card. This is for a lady that recently bought house and has been fixing it up. Just had surgery on her foot and is wearing a boot. And could just use some happy mail!

I had been wanting to use this cottage from Beccy’s Place and knew it would be perfect since she just bought a house. I printed out a second copy and cut out the two flowers bushes in front an the vine over the door so I could pop dot them and give them dimension. I used an older sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #199.

CHALLENGES:
1) March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – favorite category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.
2) Beccy’s Place March Challenge – Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy’s Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link to the challenge thread.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Little Cottage Set @ Beccy’s Place
Cardstock: Bazzill (Lemonade, Nelly), The Paper Studio (blue)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, yellow brads, Cutterbee scissors

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