Final Batch of Mothers Day Cards

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So this week I made the last of the Mother’s Day Cards that were needed for the people at work.

Flamingo Mothers  Day

INSIDE: To the best Nana anyone could ever wish for! Happy Mother’s Day

I have a standing order for a guy at work to make a Flamingo card for his Grandma on Christmas and Mother’s Day. Here is this years Flamingo Best Nana anyone could ever wish for card!!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch 3 – original sketch is from The sweet Stop sketchChallenge Blog #144

Butterflies

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

I did a 2nd card and messed up on the punching so I put the sentiment on the outside. Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

Butterfly Mothers Day

Here is another version but this one has the saying on the outside.

Which do you like better?? Please let me know as I want to make more and I can’t decide which one to do.

One of the guys at work wanted a Mother’s Day card with a Rainbow theme since his mother loves rainbows. This card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest – http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2012/01/color-my-world.html I didn’t have a flower die or punch that would work for this so a trip to Michael’s was the solution. I bought a Martha Stewart anywhere punch of a butterfly. It was too big to do the original design so this is what I came up with.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique Category – Dimensional Banners

Owls in a tree

Inside: Happy Mother’s Day to a terrific mom!

I made this for another guy at work. He has 3 boys and he wanted that represent on the card. Since I was already making an Owl card for my boss who has 4 kids I stuck with the owls for this card too.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Any Holiday. I did Mother’s day.

Standing owls

One of my bosses has 4 kids and likes his Mother’s Day card to represent that. Last year I did kid figures from Bugaboo so this year I went with owls.

Sketch: MOJO Monday 343

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Holiday – Mother’s Day

SUPPLIES:

For Nana Flamingo

 Rainbow Butterflies
 Happy Mother’s Day Butterflies

Cardstock: Bazzill (white)
Patterned Paper: Recollections (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing Folder, Martha Stewart (anywhere Butterfly punch, Garden Butterfly)

Owl in a Tree
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: pop dots, cutterbee scissors

Owls Standing
Digital Image: Brown Owls Clipart @ My Grafico
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown, white)
Patterned Paper: Recollection (@ Michael’s)
Accents/Tools: Brown twine, yellow button, pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folder

April Card Class

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Here are 3 out of 4 cards we will make Friday at Card Class.

Butterflies

Butterfly Birthday

Fabric Softner Flower

*I did a similar card a couple weeks ago…I just changed out the paper because I didn’t have enough of the other paper*

SUPPLIES:

Embossed Butterflies

 Butterfly Birthday
Fabric Softener Flower
Patterned Paper:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio – pearl brad,  scor-tape, fabric softener sheet, Dylusions ink by Ranger, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile Set embossing folder, stickles – aqua,

I was sweating it!

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Today is the last day to make a project with the February Stamp of the Month at From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) and I just got it done! This month hasn’t allowed for much crafting and now I’m sick with a cold. Some people can craft when they are sick…I’m not one of them. My creative juices are plugged up with sinus crap at the moment so I’m surprised I was able to get this done. I’m happy with it for now we will see when I feel better if I still like it! I made it with one of my Best Friends in mind that has a birthday in April. Her favorite color combo is yellow and dark blue so that is what I used.

Don't Sweat it

Inside Card: … you still look like a Spring Chick!

This stamp, Birthday Candle Birdbrain, comes with a ton of sentiments! I was having a hard time people which one to use! I colored the bird in photoshop (have a hard time with yellow when I do watercolors) the rest I did with Tombow markers.

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #208 as my inspiration. Instead of the second block on the bottom I did a long skinny one to hold my sentiment. I also offset the image from the blue mat.

CHALLENGES:

1) February Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps – Use the image provided and get next months Monthly image free!

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #56 – Shop in your Stash! I so need this challenge….about a 100 times! Everything is from my scrap drawer too! I even had the yellow embossed piece in there! Nothing new on this card!

3) Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes. No topping this week just make a birthday card!

4) March Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Product Category – Fiber/Thread (no ribbon)…I’m hoping floss is okay!

5) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #208 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

6) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #195 – Make your own background paper

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks/Markers: the bird was colored in photoshop, the rest I used Tombow markers (blue – 452, 565, 535) (yellow – 055)

Accents/Tools: button, floss, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

Recycled snowman

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So one of my bosses gave us Christmas Chinese take-out boxe full of Christmas treats his wife and daughter made us for Christmas. The container was so cute I figured I could cut it up and at least make a card with it so that is what I did. The snowman is plastic and I just ran it threw my Xyron to make it sticky since it is see-through I didn’t want adhesive to show.

recycled snowman

CHALLENGES:

1) 52 {Chrsitmas} Card Throwdown Challenge #1 – use the sketch provided as inspiration

2) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #158 – upcycle, re-use or a freebie

3) Christmas Card Challenges #6 – No coloring

4) Alphabet Challenge Blog* X for X-traordinary*  This could be an X-traordinary card-style or technique, you very rarely use, or an x-traordinary embellishment,

or an x-traordinary size, shape of card  or an x-traordinary crafting-material (for example something recycled) etc !

5) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #188 – Make it New (alter something). I altered the original container by cutting it up and then made a new card with the snowman from container.

6) 613 Avenue Create Challenge #53 – Anything Goes w/Optional Twist – Color, Sights, and Sounds of Winter

Quick and Easy but OH SO CUTE Christmas cards!

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A little while ago I did one similar in gold but it was a little more fancy then theses. We made these for card class and they were a hit. They said they had a WOW punch to them but were so easy.

Reindeer -blue

Reindeer -Purple

See what I mean! Totally clean and simple design! The reindeer come in those colors (and gold) so all I did was print them out and cut around them (leaving a little white edge). Put some pop-dots on them and there you have Christmas cards that you could mail out in the next couple days!  Oh and if want even easier then that Doodle Pantry even has Holiday Deer Quick Cards using this image….check it out!

CHALLENGES:

1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #299 – Christmas Catch up!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Merry Deer @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Snowflake Embossing Folder – The Paper Studio, pop dots,

 

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Digi Sketch Challenge

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I hope you will come play in the Digi Sketch Challenge because Doodle Pantry is sponsoring it!! So you have a chance to win awesome Doodle Pantry Digital Images!!

 

TallTrio Baby Elephant

I needed a baby card for a surprise baby shower we just had for one of my co-workers. Her theme was Animals so it was perfect for the challenge at Digi Sketch Challenge which is ANIMALS! I chose to use the Tall Trio Digital Image that was just re-released this month (it was previously sold at CDS).

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #225. You can’t see it very well but the elephant is pop dotted on top of the elephant image printed on the white block.  I ran the blue and green rectangles through an embossing folder. It looked more “babyish” to me with the dots on the cardstock.

CHALLENGES:

1) Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #99 – Cute Cards.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Tall Trio Digital Image @ Doodle Pantry

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots

Happy Owl-O-Ween!

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Today was craft day at the Retirement Home and this is what they made! It is a Door Hanging Decoration…..you can’t see the ribbon on top that makes it hang.

HappyOwl-O-Ween

Challenges:

1) 2 Sisters Challenge Blog – Challenge #163 – Anything Goes

Supplies:

Stamps/Images: Bitty Bat and Pumpkin Digital Image

SVG file: Ollie Owl @ Clearly Digi Stamps

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut

**NOTE: if you want the digital stamp or SVG file you will need to get it in the next 2 days!!! She is closing the store!!**

So I had a couple pieces of paper left over from the project so I made this:

HappyHalloweenCat

Challenges:

1) September Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Color Category – Orange, purple, green, white (touch of yellow is optional)

Supplies:
Image: die cut from K & Company (Spooktacluar)

Paper: old Halloween paper in my stash!!

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Embossing stencil, pop dots

Sketch: 2 Sisters Challenge #159

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