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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Heartfelt Thank You

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One of my friends requested this card. She follows Cards for Cops Facebook page and saw that they were requesting Thank You cards to be sent to the lady in Baton Rouge that helped the police officer that was in a fight for his life. You can read about it here: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_7e51e442-f7a1-11e6-a824-0f1df04e51e0.html

So I remembered this sweet angel, Angel Caroline, done by Faith a long time ago (before she renamed the store to From the Heart Stamps). I colored her up with my minimal Photoshop skills and put stickles on her wings. Probably shouldn’t have covered the smaller parts and it just bleed over the black but I still think it looks okay. I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #198 for my inspiration. I used the colors from the I {heart} Sketch challenge #163.

CHALLENGES:
1. Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites category

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Angel Caroline from Faith @ From the Heart Stamps (it was from her first store Design2Delight)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly, Blue Oasis, white)
Patterned Paper: Not sure very old paper with no name
Inks: colored in Photoshop by me (very basic)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Stickles Glitter Glue (frosted lace), Cricut Expressions 2, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Cutterbee scissors, sentiment – rub on.

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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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Favorite Fish in the Sea

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One of the ladies at work wanted a card for her almost 1 yoa granddaughter to give her 16 yoa uncle (ladies son) for Valentine’s Day. She asked for that saying to be on the card. I decided to put it on the outside of the card and put Happy Valentine’s Day on the inside. I used the fish and rock scene from Diver Daniel Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she does have a blog she offers some of her images).

I was looking through my sketches trying to find something that would work with several fishes and one of them going the opposite direction. I decided to use Feeling Sketchy #162 as my inspiration. I flipped the elements so the cluster was on the right and the single fish was on the left. Instead of banners I used the rock image. I also flipped the elements upside down. She loved it when I gave it to her yesterday!

CHALLENGES:
1) Feeling Sketchy #162 – use the sketch provided
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Love

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Diver Daniel Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis (she has a blog where she does offer some of her digis https://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Amercian Crafts (Cabbage), Bazzill (Evening Surf)
Inks: Large fish pre-colored in the digital stamp. I colored the smaller ones in photoshop. All were printed on a Canon Ink Jet Printer.
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, xyron x, heart punch, circle punch, American Craft enamel dots (Dear Lizzy)
Technique: Paper tearing

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Kissy Fish

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So I had been trying to think how to make the “baby and momma valentine card” into one that could be given to a husband from a wife only. So I came up with this Kissing Fish version! I used water color design paper from Michael’s to make the fish and the background. Love paper that lets me cheat cause I can’t make my own water color paper…doesn’t turn out as good! I used the same Tuesday Morning Sketch #388 as my inspiration.

Feb Card Inspiration Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – Love.

4 Crafty Chicks #337 – Love

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Kissy Fish @ Crooked Little Studio
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bahama)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (Color Splash 6 x 6 paper pad)
Technique: printed the digital image on colored paper and cut them out
Accents/Tools: Twine, computer, Xyron X, heart punch

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Yorkie Birthday Box

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I got a request to make a birthday card for a groomer. Last year I needed a Yorkie birthday card so I went looking through the internet. I found a cute Yorkie in a cup at Cute As A Button Designs but there was Holly on the cup for Christmas. So I wrote the designer for permission to have my husband take the Holly off so I could use it for a Birthday Card. She said better yet I’ll draw you a Birthday Yorkie!! Such a sweet artist. So I made the card (realized I forgot to post it so will do that shortly) for a lady in her 70’s and she loved it. So I decided to use that image again for the groomer. It is amazing how cards have different feel to it depending on the paper and design that is used. I went for a more vibrant feel on this card….it just happened because when I saw that balloon paper I thought it was cute with the image! I used sketch #5 from the Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ scrapbook.com. This is also for the Jan Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus – I need birthday cards to replenish my stock so I made 3 more of these to do just that!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birthday Yorkie @ Cute as a Button Designs.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Rain, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Designs (Sugar shoppe – dainty dollies, sorbet stripe, sweet celebration) (Birthday girl on the dot)
Technique: Paper pieced
Accents/Tools: xyron X, Doodlebug Design sprinkles spring assortment, cutter bee scissors

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I realized making a card this year with this image that I forgot to post this card last year when I made it April 2016. I needed a birthday card for a lady in her 70’s that liked Yorkies. I went searching the internet and found a cute Yorkie in a cup at Cute as a Button Designs. But the cup had Holly in it as it was a Christmas Image. I wrote the designer for permission to remove the Holly so I could make it a birthday card. She said she would make me a Birthday Yorkie and this is what she came up with!! Adorable!! So my husband colored in the dog and inside of the box and I paper pieced the rest.

I can’t remember the sketch but if I find it I will update it.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Yorkie Birthday @ Cute As A Button Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (pre 2006)
Technique: paper pieced
Accents/Tools: flower brads, Fiskars border punch – threading water, cutter bee scissors, Xyron X


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