Peacock

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Boss's Day - peacock

So I had a couple last minute Boss’s Day cards (Monday Oct 16, 17) to make yesterday (she emailed Thursday asking for cards on Friday…good thing I was off!) The lady liked a peacock card I did in May for Mother’s Day but she wanted a saying on the front. So I made a new card with the same image (printed just a little smaller to fit on 5 x 7 card with different design). The lift category in the October Inspirational Card Challenge is to lift yourself! So I went looking in my gallery to see if any of my cards would allow for a large image and a saying on the front. Again I wanted to keep the focus on the beautiful image. I found the card BirdBrain Birthday Candle (which is inspired by MojoBella #25 Sketch)

I did print a second copy and cut out the peacock so I could pop dot it on the original to make it look like the peacock was really on the leaves.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pretty Peacock – Doodle Pantry (no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pumpkin Patch, Sour Apple, PaulyPoo, Glow, White)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Peacock

So I apparently forgot to post this when I made this for a Mother’s Day order! (I discovered this while making a second version with this image…see next post) This was for a lady’s grandmother who loves birds and she requested a peacock this time. I wanted the image to be the focus so I made it pretty large which kept the design of the card simple. I did print a second copy and cut out the peacock so I could pop dot it on the original to make it look like the peacock was really on the leaves.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Pretty Peacock – Doodle Pantry (no longer in business)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet printer
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pumpkin Patch, Sour Apple, PaulyPoo, Glow, White)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, Cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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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

 

Sympathy Bird

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sympathy-brown-gold-bird

I needed a sympathy card for a lady at work. I just used some stickers from this package so I thought that the bird would make a good sympathy card. So I looked through my sketches and liked the sketch picked for the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com. I went through all my scraps and just couldn’t find anything that worked so I would to my closet full of paper racks. I pulled out my brand new DCWV Violet Leaf paper pack and it had paper with gold foil on it!! It was perfect…thank you Flutterbye0419 for telling me I NEEDED this paper pack last month!! And this is what came together when I combined my supplies and sketch! I was pretty pleased with it…different then what I normally do but I like it!

Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – sketch Category. Original sketch – Cardabilities #114.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Java)
Patterned Paper: Shiny Gold from Hobby Lobby, DCWV Violet Leaf Stack
Accents/Tools: Sizzix Framelits Dotted Circles, stickers from Hobby Lobby, Xyron 510

4th of July Cards

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I’m so far behind in posting cards. I took my annual vacation to the scrap retreat a couple weeks ago and I just can’t seem to get caught up.

These 2 cards were made for a guy at work. Mary Ellen at Dearie Dolls made a basset hound holding a flower in May. So I asked her if it could be switched out to hold a flag and she did it! So I made cards for the guy at work to give to his mom and aunt. Then I made extras and mailed it to my family. My husband colored the image in photoshop. He is so amazing and I’m so grateful he helps me in my hobby.

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And this one I made for Sketch Saturday #367 since Deedee’ s Digis was the sponsor. I used Hats Off Digital Image @ Deedee’s Digis.

One Nation

 

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

Apple Blossom Birds

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Mother Day Birds

I made this card for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a project with the monthly image then you will get next month’s image FREE!!

This was inspired by sketch #1 that Karen used for the May Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com. I’m usually not a CAS card person but I think it worked with this image. The original sketch came from CAS(E) this Sketch #45.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #1.

2) From the Heart Stamps – Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge – make a card with the image provided and get next month image free.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Apple Blossom Birds @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Splash OP, Classic Green)
Inks: colored in photoshop by my wonderful husband. Printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cutter bee Scissors, EK success 3D-Dots, cloud traced from some paper
Sketch: CAS(E) this Sketch #45

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

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