Mother’s Day Flamingo

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Flamingo Mother's Day

I have to do a flamingo card for a co-workers grandmother every year. This is her 2019 Mother’s Day card. I had to use less lighting for the photo to show the 3 embossed lines on the left. Used sketch #5 from the April Card Sketch Challenge. I made the card horizontal instead of vertical. Also for the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – mother’s Day.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Endless Summer from Digi Web Studio (no longer available)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Lagoon)
Accents/Tools: Kaiserscrapbook rhinestone (island lagoon), Stampin Up (Seaside embossing folder), scor-pal

Flamingo Mothers Day

I realized I did not post any of my Mother’s Day cards for 2018. This was the grandmother’s 2018 Mother’s Day Card. I cut an extra flower spray and pop dotted it on top of the flamingo for dimension.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Aloha Floral @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/YenzArtHaut

Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation, White), American Crafts (butterscotch)

Accents/Tools: 1/16 EK Success pop dots, Martha Stewart Edge punch

Mother’s Day Cards

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I needed a flamingo Mother’s Day card for a grandma. I have been making her cards for the past 4-5 years and she always gets a flamingo. I tried to use sketch #3 of the Card Sketch Challenge but the flamingo was too big so it didn’t come out looking like the sketch too much. But it was my inspiration. I used foil paper in the background and cut the words out of gold paper.

Challenges:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Product: foil
2) May Card Sketch Challenge -sketch #3 – original Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #240.

SUPPLIES:
Flamingo die cut – My Mind’s Eye (on trend 2)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patina, Petunia)
Patterned Paper: Recollections foil paper, gold – Paper Studio
Twine: Target dollar store
Accents/Tools: Cricut, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Colorful Mothers Day

I have a standing order for a mom that loves rainbow colors. So some years I do actually rainbow colors and other years I just do other bright colors. This year I picked the color category for the Card Inspirational card challenge with her in mind. I then used a card from Cardiographer and one from Simon Says Stamp Blog as my inspiration.
I also got to use new goodies I had just ordered after being influenced on here that I needed these goodies!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Color Category

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill blue, Mexican Poppy, Passionate, Raven) American Crafts (Cabbage, Blossom)
Dies: Spellbinders (Marisa’s Bouquet) (fantastic flourish 1), Impression Obsession (IO stamps) Die (Happy Mother’s Day)
Accents/Tools: Xyron 510, Xyron X,

Have a Flappy Christmas!

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Flappy Christmas

I have been so busy with making cards for my Christmas orders that I didn’t even have time to post. I was thankful when I finished my last card last week but then I chilled for a couple days before getting my niece for a couple days so today is the first day I had time to sent down in front of the computer.

This card was made for the 52 {Christmas} Card throwdown challenge that ended on Dec 19th. But now I’m using it to tell you all of the sad news that Deedee’s Digis is closing shop Jan 31st. The new VAT tax law that goes into effect on Jan 1st is putting a lot of small digital companies out of business. The law was intended for big stores that sell games and digi downloads but they did make any exceptions for the little artist selling stamps for fun. If you haven’t heard about this read up on it…it is horrible for the small business. They would have to hire an accountant just to deal with sells to VAT countries…not feasible when you sell a digi stamp for $3.  So if you live in a VAT country and want ANY digi stamps you need to get out there and buy them before Dec 31st. There are several digi companies that will not be able to sell to VAT countries after Dec 31st even though they are keeping their doors open.

Deedee’s Digis is having a 75% off Store Closing Sale…check it out. Everything is under a $1.00. You can get a lot of cute digis for a little money right now.

I used Sketch -N- Scrap Card Sketch #39 for my inspiration. The sentiment inside says “Wishing you a Flappy Christmas”. My husband came up with “Wishing you a Flappy Holiday” but by the time I got to my computer I had accidentally switched it to Christmas.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Pink Christmas @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: from my stash

Accent/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, pop dots

 

Warm Weather Christmas!

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One of the guys at work has a grandma that loves flamingo’s and a mom that lives in Texas and likes southwest themes so these two images from Doodle Pantry were perfect for their Christmas Cards. He pretty much has a standing order for Christmas, Birthdays and Mother’s Days.

For the Flamingo card I used Fancy Flamingo and Santa Accessories. I got the ideal from Pat Dadisman’s card under the samples of Fancy Flamingo. I used Sketch n Scrap #16 for my inspiration. My husband added the hat to the flamingo in photoshop for me!

Christmas Flamingo

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafty hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #156 – Last minute cards. Well I made them on Monday so I would say last minute!

2) Merry Monday Challenge ##88 – use an animal on your Christmas Card

3) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #197 – non-traditional Christmas colors

Christmas Cactus

I used the Holiday Cactus image from Doodle Pantry and an old Stella Says Sketch #135 for inspiration. Not sure if you can see it well in the photo but I used glossy accents on the Christmas lights. I like how it turned out in real life.

CHALLENGE:
1) Daring Cardmakers Challenge – This little light of mine. I used Christmas lights!

SUPPLIES:

Flamingo Christmas

Digital Image: Fancy Flamingo and Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Merry Little Christmas pad)

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: brads

Cactus Christmas

Digital Image: Holiday Cactus @ Doodle Pantry

Patterned Paper: Digital paper that comes with the stamp

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: brads, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

How do Flamingos get so pretty and pink!

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A brand new challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges! The Question is:How do Flamingos get so pretty and PINK?

The challenge was to either use Flamingos and/or Pink. I did both! Clear Dollar Stamps is sponsoring this months worth of challenges at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges so I couldn’t resist playing. I think CDS has one of the cutest Flamingos out there….plus check out that super cute paper you get with the digital stamp! Got to love that. The sentiment is from Hambo Stamps. I ordered the stamp but I needed it to be long across the card so I just changed it on the computer.

Design inspiration came from The Pink Elephant Challenge 159 (TPE159)

CHALLENGES:

1) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #33 – Create any type of project featuring FLAMINGOS or PINK.

**Yippee!! Just found out I made top 3 with this card!!**

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Image: Tall Trio Color Digital Image
Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Tall Trio Color Digital Paper
Inks/Markers: pre-colored image printed on my Canon inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, basic george cricut cartridge, decorative scissors, button, twine

Shake those Feathers!

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I made this card for a guy at work that ordered a Flamingo Birthday Card for his grandmother.

You can’t tell in the photo but the flamingo is pop-dotted on top of another one to give it a 3-d look.

I sure hope he likes it!

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafty Creations #165 – Flower Power.

2) Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #112 – Things with Wings.

3) Fetch a Sketch #21 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.

SUPPLIES:

Stamps/Images: Tall Trio Color Digital Image @ Clear Dollar Stamps

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper – Tall Trio Color Digital Image paper pack

Inks/Markers: Pre-colored digital image printed on Canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: brads, flower punch, Cricut, Cricut Basic George Cartridge

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