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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PigWit with Balloons

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I wanted to play “Stamp of the Month” at From the Heart Stamps since it is the first month Faith is back after having brain cancer. This cute piglet comes holding chocolate kisses or nothing so I decided to use the one where he is holding nothing. I was actually going to have him hold balloons but when I looked at sketch at I [heart} Sketches #163 my mind start stirring with ideals. I was struggling with that sketch of how to put an image on there with all the banners. Well, I flipped the sketch upside down and thought of balloons tied to the fence to take the place of the banners and top ribbon piece. Then I stuck the clouds going diagonal under the balloons instead of on top. In trying to figure out what colors to use I decided to use the color challenge at the February Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the only color added as a neutral is the green…hope Karen will allow that!)

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SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, white, Parakeet, Romance) The Paper Studio (bright pink, gray), (coral and dark gray old Bazzill paper no longer made)
Inks: PigWit colored in Photoshop by my husband. Tie was paper pieced with gray cardstock.
Accents/Tools: American Crafts twine, Martha Stewart fence border punch, Joy Crafts (cloud die cuts), Paper Smooches (balloon dies), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

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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16th Birthday

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16 Birthday

Here is card #4 for the Imagine That….digis by Kris Customer Link Up Challenge. All you have to do is link up 10 cards with an Imagine That digi and you get a $6.00 code to the store!

I made this for my nieces sister who turned 16 a couple weeks ago. I was a bad aunt and forgot so just sent her this card.  She had a bad birthday week with her step-father passing so it was probably better that she gets it this week any way.

3 Wise Men and sketch

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Wise Men

Dec 1st Deedee’s Digis sponsored Feeling Sketchy Challenge #134 which was this sketch:

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I wanted to make a sample and play along so I started looking through Deedee’s Digis Christmas images because I need one more religious card for this year. When I saw the Wise Men Digital Image I thought it could work with this sketch. In my mind the words would take the place of the other stars. I had just bought a new size of envelope for money cards but thought the size would work for this too…the size of the card is 3 1/2 x 7 1/4.  I never got the card done in time for the challenge but I did get it done in time for some orders I had! I was very thankful because the 3rd customer saw an error I had in my scripture so I only had to fix 5 cards…very thankful!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Dec Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – digital image

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Wise Men @ Deedee’s Digis (closing shop on 12/31/15)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks/Markers: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutter bee scissors,

Decking the Halls….just in time!

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Here I am with only a few hours left to link up my creation for the From the Heart Stamps Digi of the Month Challenge.

I tried paper piecing the image so I wouldn’t have to ask my husband to color the image in but it just would not cooperate. I tore the head off one bird and smudge black ink on another so gave up! I went to my husband with the saddest wife eyes possible and asked him to color up the bird…I had managed to do the ornaments all by myself! Of course there is no shading or fancy coloring but it is colored! I found the sketch on Sketch Saturday and thought it would be perfect.

 

Define Good

Deck the Halls

I saw someone had used the sentiment “Define Good” and thought that would be perfect for my Brother’s card so I made one of each!

CHALLENGES:

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Deck the Halls Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Rainforest, Intense Kiwi, white)

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Roxbury -Rockville Park)

Inks: colored in Photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Sketchy Fun over at Tuesday Morning Sketches

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I got to play along over at Tuesday Morning Sketches since Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring this week. This is what I came up with.

Stocking Pals Bear

Stocking Pals Penguin

CHALLENGES:

  1. November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category – use the photo to inspire your card. I took from the Christmas stocking hanging on the stairs.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Stocking Pals @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (rain forest, white)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Fiskars border punch, EK Success 1/8 pop dots

Inspired by a Song

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Christmas Church

Deedee just came out with this beautiful winter church digi and thought it would make a great CAS Christmas card and it did!!

CHALLENGES:
1) November Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Inspired by a Song. Song Inspired By: “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”
2) Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #136 – Inspired by a Song

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image – Winter Church @ Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill (Rainforest, Cinder, white, Red Devil)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Stickles (frosted lace), star gem, glue dot

Gift Card Holder

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GiftCardHolder

Knowing I would need some gift card holders this season I made the technique challenge on the Oct Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com just that!! Two ladies have made cool gift card holders and I lifted Cpowife as she made one similar to this. I hope to make Karen’s version today or tomorrow if all goes as planned. Cpowife got the ideal from Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts. But just as Cpowife did, I also changed the dimensions. I didn’t even watch the video so I don’t know if I did it right or not! But it’s made and I like it! I made these with a masculine theme in mind because I will need one for my Father-in-law and I think he will like this!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #168 – Holiday. I chose Christmas!
  2. October Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique category – gift card holders.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Deer Friend @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Rainforest, french vanilla)

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Roxbury Fairland Street)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: scor-pal, scor-tape, Darice embossing folder, pop dots

Water you up to?

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Water You up to

When I saw this image and saying last month I knew it would be perfect to send to my friend this summer. I have kept up pretty good sending her a card a month…been late a few months…but still going strong. So I figured this would be perfect for July or August and it’s just so cute with that saying! It fit in perfectly for the “Beach” challenge at Outlawz CAS Challenge. Now CAS is not my choice of style for card making but I do like how this one came out.

I bought this embossing folder a couple months ago knowing it would come in handy…just looks like water or space ship to me! So I was so excited when I looked in my embossing folders and saw it! It’s perfect…at least I think so. I also used an EK Success border punch that also reminding me of bubbles in water. Paired that with a Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch from 01/14/2011 and this was the result.

CHALLENGES:

1) July Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – lift a card or sketch that is in your favorites

2) Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #123 – Summertime Fun

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Diver Daniel @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Glow, Jet Stream), darker blue from Hobby Lobby

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Lines & Dots), EK Success Border punch, EK Success pop dots, X-sticker maker

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