Sending Prayers

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Sending Prayers

Yes!! That is a stamped sentiment!! I love seeing all the stamped cards but it seriously is hard for me so I would much rather run it through my printer! But I had bought these stamps awhile back and thought it worked perfectly with this sketch and butterfly.
Simple card but sometimes simple works.

Challenges:
1) July Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1. Original sketch found here: http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2014/05/card-sketch-26.html

SUPPLIES:
Butterfly die cut: My Mind’s Eye (My Story – Mixed bag)
Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Inside & Out: Well Wishes)
Cardstock: Bazzill (watermelon, Raven)
Patterned Paper: from my scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: ribbon, scor-tape

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Feathers

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Native American Proverb

I’m part of a card swap….but it’s not your ordinary card swap. This one you give a name of someone who could use happy mail in their mailbox. The reasons are endless….sometimes it’s just good to get a smile in the mail. Then the hostess mixes up the names and gives you a name of someone to make a card for. This is for my June person…I’m a little late…but hopefully will go in the mail Monday. I had a lady who is Native American and likes her Native American Heritage, purple and butterflies. I went with her heritage and feathers. The colors of the feathers are showing up a little brighter than they are in real life…they are the colors of the papers…I promise (I have a matchy issue…they must match!!) There was no reason for the card except to get happy mail.

CHALLENGES:

  1. July 2017 Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – Original is MFTWSC330.
  2. June Angel Card Swap @ Scrapbook.com – be a card angel and make someone a card!

SUPPLIES:
Feather Cardstock Stickers: Illustrates Faith (Seeds of Faith)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Watermelon)

Patterned Paper: Chatterbox (green), DCWV Green Stack (blue wood pattern)

Accents/Tools: twine, melted beads (from my friend Ro), EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Making Memories distresser, glue dots

 

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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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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No Perfect Parents

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This card is made for an angel swap I’m in. This is a different type of swap. Basically everyone puts in a name of someone that could use happy/encouragement mail in their mailbox. Then you are randomly given a name to send a card to.
The person requested the card to go to a man to offer him support of parenthood and let him know he rocks as a father. I asked a couple follow up questions and found out he plays basketball with his son every weekend.
So I started praying to find out what kind of card God wanted him to get. I looked at quotes and found 2 that I felt led to use. I was going to make two different cards but ended up with the holy spirit prompting me to use the 2nd one inside:
“There will be so many times
you feel like you’ve failed.
But in the eyes, heart, and mind
of your child you ARE Super Dad.
You are their world.
And you are doing a fabulous job.”
– Stephanie Precourt

A little background on the inside quote. The original quote says Mom. But I really felt it is what I needed to send. So I wrote Stephanie and asked her if it had every been changed and would she mind if I changed Mom to Dad. She said she doesn’t think it has been changed but can totally see how it pertains to both parents so she gave me permission to change it!

I used MOJO Monday #420 sketch for my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Image: Sports Ball Set @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Murphy’s Square)
Accents/Tools: brads, making memories paper edge scraper, 1/6 pop dots

Birdbrain Get Well

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Inside: It’s time to rest and take it easy.

This is for the owner of From the Heart Stamps. On Aug 11th we were notified by her team that Faith (owner) was in the hospital and to pray for her if we could. Aug 13th her dad updated us to let us know they found a brain tumor just bigger than a golf ball size and they were going to operate. She is now at home recovering from the surgery and starting treatments for cancer. This woman is amazing and even though I have never met her she has touched my life with her sweet spirit, kind heart and love for God. Her dad was so kind to give us an address we could send happy mail of encouragement to. So I went looking through her images that I own (because her store is temporarily on hold) and came across this one. She does not sell pre-colored digis but she had a special one time so I got the pre-colored one of this!! When I saw it I came up with the sentiment. I also used a sketch from their challenge blog – I {heart} sketches #69. I was having a hard time trying to find a ribbon to go across like what was in the sketch. So I pulled out my box of odds and ends ribbons and old old fibers (remember those!!). I found this perfect colored fiber trim that was just perfect…I love those happy finds!!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – theme category – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Spectacular Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Apricot, Lemonade, Snap Dragon, Wisteria)
Ink: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Tools/Accents: Xyron X, EK Success circle punches, fiber, 1/8 Scor-tape


Take a Break

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My hair dresser/friend had a stroke in March and is recovering. They think it was caused by some meds and migraine meds but not totally sure. She is doing amazingly well and was allowed to come back to work last month. To encourage her on days that she can’t do as much as she wants to I sent her this card. I reminded her that her body is healing on the inside and even though she looks healed on the outside her brain is still healing. I wrote this verse inside:
“And my God will meet all your needs
according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
– Phillippians 4:19

Her husband told me she liked pink and Dr. Pepper so that is what I went with. Used old supplies and scraps I had in my scrap drawers!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.
2) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4. Original found here: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-411_31.html

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Drink it Up – retired Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, the two peach colored are retired)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories (old old stuff!)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Lines & Dots)

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