Teacup Pansies

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Pansies

A lady needed a birthday card for her new boss. I sent her sample images and she picked this one from Imagine That Digi Stamp.

I used sketch #5 of the May Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration. The original sketch came from Freshly Made Sketches #48.

Also fits the theme – Mother’s Day/Feminine of the May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

May Link Up @ Imagine That Creative Playground – use a Imagine That digi stamp to receive a free image that month.

Supplies:
Digital Stamp – Teacup Pansies @ Imagine That Digi Stamps
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Pansy, white), Paper Studio (burgundy)
Patterned Paper: DCWV Paper Pack (Violet Leaf)
Accents/Tools: Anna Griffin Rose embossing folder – Rosa, scor-pal, Martha Stewart edge punch – Doily lace

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

Clean Cards

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Swept up Garage

Inside:
So I swept the garage so the Easter Bunny could bring you a new tool!

While my husband was gone last week I decided to clean out the garage as a surprise for him. I wanted to make him a card to sit on his bench so he would get it when he walked into the garage. So I had ideals but when Karen posted the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus category – Clean… the cleaning images at Imagine That Digital Stamps came to mind. I told my girlfriend what my thoughts were for the saying and she put it together and made it sound good. He not only liked the garage but he said he also liked the card!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #397 as my inspiration (posted to late to enter the challenge!)

So while I was getting ideals I saw some funny house cleaning sayings so I decided to use the rest of my scraps and make some funny cards with this design. See attached cards.

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – bonus – clean. This is what I thought of when I saw the word “clean”.
2) Imagine That! April Link Up Challenge – Anything Goes. If you use an Imagine That Digital Image then you get the stamp of the month for FREE!!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Sweep This @ Imagine That Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder, Sunbeam, Yosemite)
Patterned Paper: Old stuff from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: computer,

House clean self

Inside: It seems to get dirty by itself!

Urge to clean house

Inside:I lay down and REST until the urge passes!

Secret to clean house

Inside: Never let your children or husband enter it!

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Eaten by a Bear?

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Eaten by Bears

So a friend of mine has been having some trying times since her 3rd child came along. During the holidays if it could go wrong it did. She was laid on my heart so I decided to send her a card of encouragement because parenthood can be trying! I found this saying on the internet and thought it was hilarious and so her!!
At the end of the day…
Have any of your Children been eaten by a bear?
No.
See, you’re a good mom.

So I went looking for bear images. I found “Happy Stanley” at Beccy’s Place. His expression was perfect but he had a shirt collar and tie on so I asked Beccy for permission to have my husband remove the shirt and tie. She gave us permission and my wonderful husband made Stanley plain!! The grin is perfect for the saying and just makes me smile each time I see it!!
It took a week to get there…I couldn’t believe it! She received it Friday and said it was perfect timing as she was needing encouragement that day!! God is always perfect in his timing!

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #196 that I had saved so this card fits the March Card Inspiration Challenge – Favorites Category. It also fits Beccy’s Place March Challenge – make a card using any image of hers (even free ones) for a chance to win free digital stamps.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Happy Stanley @ Beccy’s Place
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow your Heart “Be Amazing”)

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Coffee Cafe Birthday

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I needed a birthday card for girl that likes coffee. I’m so glad Faith at From the Heart Stamps was able to re-open her store and is doing so well in her battle with brain cancer. My husband colored the image in Photoshop…did an amazing job…look at the steam from the coffee!! I struggled with this sketch a bit but think it turned out okay. They all can’t be our favorites, right?!! I was trying to make the blue pieces represent the napkin in the image so I embossed them with the closest “napkin feel” embossing folder and distressed the edges. I used Sketch #3 from the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is Sketch Saturday#448.
SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Coffee and Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (walnut)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Embossing Folder, Darice Wire Fence Embossing folder, Making Memories Edge Scraper

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Llama Love

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As soon as I saw this image in Dec at Imagine That Digi Stamps I had to have it. In 2002 my husband and I went to Exotic Animal Paradise in our jeep without the doors and top on. We had a blast…so did the animals! A Llama came up to my husbands side and started rubbing his head on my husband’s chest and trying to snuggle up to my husband. It was sooo cute! So I called it Llama Love! So I thought this image would make a perfect Valentine’s card for my hubby! I used this weeks MOJO Monday #484 sketch as my inspiration. I realize now I left off the horizontal strip but I think you can still tell it was inspired by the sketch.

CHALLENGES:
1) Imagine That Digi Stamp – Creative Playground February Challenge – anything goes. If you use a Imagine That digi stamp then you get the monthly digi stamp for FREE!
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme – love.

3) MOJO Monday #484 Sketch – use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Llama Love @ Imagine That Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Java, Cranapple Dark)
Patterned Paper: Sweetwater (Love me)
Inks: pre-colored Digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut Expressions, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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Love you just like a little PIG!!

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This is another card the lady at work wanted. This one is for her granddaughter (almost 1) to give to her mom (the ladies daughter). She wanted a pig with this saying:
Love you little!
Love you BIG!
Love you just like a little PIG!!
Happy Valentine’s Day
(the ladies MIL use to say this to her daughter…so a family saying)

I put the saying inside the card and used this cute pig from Imagine That! Digi Stamp on the front. All the paper came from my scrap drawers! Yep, I have way to many scraps!!!I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #198 for my inspiration.

Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Love

Imagine That Digi Stamps – Creative Playground Monthly Challenge – February – Anything goes. Get the free digi of the month if you use a Imagine That Digi Stamp.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: A Little Behind @ Imagine That Digi Stamps
Cardstock: American Crafts (Cabbage), Bazzill (Romance)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (XOXO)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Sizzix textured impressions embossing folder (swirls & square set), Cricut Expressions, Cricut Basic George Cartridge

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