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)

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

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


Poppy Mouse – Thanks


Thanks Mouse

So I bought this image several months ago to make a thank you card for some co-workers that saved my butt! They re-arranged their schedule to help me and I wanted to let them know how much I appreciated them. Well life got in the way and I hadn’t been able to make the card till tonight. I saw the challenge at Cute Card Thursday – One Word Sentiment. The challenge is being sponsored by Di’s Digi Stamps and this is one of her digital stamps so I had to play along. I thought sketch #2 at February Card Sketch Challenge @ would be perfect for this. I had the hardest time finding paper that I liked and could make it work with this sketch. I’m happy with the outcome! This also fits the Photo Inspiration Category at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @

Original sketch is a Skipping Stones Design. Found it here:

Digital Stamp: Poppy Mouse @ Di’s Digi Stamps
Inks: Pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon), greens – unknown
Patterned Paper: KI (Autumn Flowers Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, fiber

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.

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

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!

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

Rockin around the Christmas Tree

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Rockin Around Christmas Tree

I had a request for a guitar themed Christmas card. I found this SVG/digital stamp file. The original has the “as” partial on the guitar. Any way the way the guitar was in my cutting program there were way to many little pieces. So I asked my husband to separate guitar so I could just print it as one piece and add it to the cut out letters. Since all those letters were cut on the cricut I only made one card. If I can figure out how to do differently I make more!

Digital Stamp/SVG file: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree from Scarlett Rose Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Classic Yellowgreen, Bazzill Red)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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.

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

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