Bearded Iris

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Mother strength and dignity

I made this for a guy at work for his mother. She just happens to be a customer of mine so I love making cards for her. One of her favorite flowers is the purple Iris so that is what I used. He picked out this verse for the front of the card. I used sketch #3 of the May Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3 – original sketch Paper Craft Crew card sketch #240.
2) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – product – foil. The striped paper is foil.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Bearded Iris @ Fred, She Said Designs
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Paper Studio (dark purple)
Patterned Paper: Gold (paper studio), DCWV Paper Pack (Violet Leaf)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors

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Vibrant Friend Birthday

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Vibrant Funny Friend

I had a birthday order that was Christian theme, likes yellow and bright colors. So I found a Christian saying that the lady liked and then set out to make the card. I was struggling so I went to My Princess-peaces’ gallery as she is the “lift” category of the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I lifted this card.

Since there is more bling on this card then I usually use I’m going to enter this one into the Product category – bling, shine, etc. I lifted another one of her cards that I will enter into that category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (cinder, lemonade)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Kate & Co -Cambridge Court)
Accents/Tools: misc pink gems, Prima flowers, Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch, Cricut Expressions, Basic George Cricut Cartridge,

Sympathy Bird

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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

Poinsettia Christmas

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poinsettia-christmas

So there are two ladies at the retirement home that like special cards made for their kids (one has son and family and one has daughter and family). One of the ladies I’m super close to and she loves Poinsettia’s so I always make her sons card with a poinsettia. This year while looking through my Christmas paper and thinking of current sketches I saw this journaling card in the paper pack and thought it might work for sketch #3 of the Dec Card Sketch Challenge. This is what I came up with. I cut the poinsettia from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – original sketch – retrosketches #241
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Sizzix framlits dotted rectangles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

poinsettia-2

I decided since I made the lady’s son a card that I would make her one too since she loves poinsettia’s so much and she is “one of my ladies” from the retirement home! I also made one for a co-worker to give his step-mom for Christmas.
I used the same paper pad that was used for her son’s card but a different design. I made the poinsettia a little smaller and doubled up the green on the bottom.

CHALLENGES:
December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I got the ideal from this card.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge,

poinsettia-music-card

This was for a lady at work’s daughter. She wanted it to be music themed and this is what I came up with. I decided to go with another poinsettia and then I will use this design to make one for my friend next year! I used Cas(e) this sketch #93 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/winter.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, gingham ribbon, gold brads

Yellow/Gray/Black Card

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So I posted the sketch on the Sketch Challenge (Feeling Sketchy #147) and Karen posted the color challenge (gray, yellow, white).

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Well I happened to have a ton of yellow and gray scraps because I helped a friend last year with wedding signs and she gave me all the scraps. So I decided the sketch and color challenge should go together. Well then I went to Michael’s and guess what they had in their $1.50 bins….yep yellow, white, gray and black flowers. They were PERFECT!! They only had big ones in white…so I took off the center of the white one and put a medium black flower on top of it. So then I went back to the jewel aisle and found the perfect jewel swirls and got them discounted with a coupon!!! SCORE!!! I finally got a “wow” out of my husband when he looked at it….haven’t got one lately so I was excited!! I left the tag blank because it really could be for many different occasions…birthday, wedding, sympathy.

So I was going to go horizontal with the sketch but after seeing Cardiographer use a vellum tag to the side I decided to do that same thing with cardstock. Thanks Cardiographer.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – color category
2) August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrabook.com – Sketch #4

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, Raven, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (The Garment District)
Accents/Tools: Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones, Michael’s Paper Flowers

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Bird – with sympathy

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Sympathy Bird

I needed a sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her mother-in-law suddenly. I used Sketch #5 from NSD Card Sketch Challenge….just stretched it out to fit a 5 x 7 card since the bird was so big. And instead of having tags I used the flower.

CHALLENGES:
1) NSD Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #5 – original sketch Viva La Verve Sept week 2 2011.
2) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have a bird on the card.

SUPPLIES:
Image: cut from KaiserCraft (Loire Valley Collection)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Crimson, French Vanilla, Raven)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, cutterbee scissors


For Someone Special

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Coral Flower bouquet

Another Mother’s Day card!! She wanted a simple style card with flowers and a banner that said “For a Special Person”. I sent her the color combo from the April Inspirational Card Challenge – color category and she loved it. So this is what I came up with. I used Sketch #3 from the April Card Sketch Challenge (the original sketch was from pagemaps) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGE:

1) Little Claire’s Monthly Challenge #68 – Spring Colors

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Line Flower @ LC Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (all retired colors except for the Flamingo)
Inks: colored the image in Photoshop and then printed it on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder

 

 

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