Mother’s Day Cards 2022

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I need to be better about posting my cards so I might as well start with the Mother’s Day cards I made for this year. I haven’t been posting because I haven’t had time to list all the supplies that go with them. But I’m going to try to post them and add to the supplies as I have time. If there is something I used you want to know more about just ask me in the comments and I’ll let you know.

So this was for all the cowboy/Texan mom’s out there! I made a card with this image years ago called Cowgirl Flowers but decided to make a new version this year for some new customers that wanted this theme for their Mother’s Day card.

SUPPLIES: 
Cardstock: Bazzill 
Digital Stamp: Home on the Range and Bouquet Daisy (Daydream Designs - store closed). Printed on a Epson ET-8500 color printer
Embossing Folder:
I have several mom's that like birds so I had a couple of those. 
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Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 – Hello Sunshine

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I had an order for a Get Well card for an elderly lady that fell and broke her hip. Also wanted to have some on hand.
My husband found this Card Kit of the Month and bought it for me for Mother’s Day. So far the 3 months I have had it I like it! They send instructions to make cards with the supplies but I don’t normally make their cards….I use the supplies to make my own. I used the left side of this scrapbook sketch as my inspiration. I saw a tall skinny card on the left side of the sketch. I ended up making a 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 card. Sketch used: https://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/sketch/6722927.html

Supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts (Sky), Bazzill (Romance, Ivy)
Patterned Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss dots)

So this is another card I made with the Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – July 2021 supplies. I was inspired by last months sketch #2 of the August Card Sketch Challenge. The original sketch is a MOJO Monday Sketch #504. I turned one into a sympathy card and the other is going to a lady that lost her husband in late July to let her know I’m thinking and praying for her. So I will be linking it to the September Happy Mail Challenge. **I challenge everyone to mail out one “happy mail” card this month just to let someone know you are thinking of them!**

SUPPLIES:
Patterned and solid Paper and die cuts: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Fancy Edged Circles), Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz (Garden Greens)

Here is another card made with the Card Kit my husband ordered for me. I used an old sketch saved in my sketch folder – Sketch-N-Scrap Sketch #135. I made this for friend (Francene) who has been in the hospital.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – original sketch found here: http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2018/12/card-sketch-135.html
2) September Happy Mail Challenge – make a card to send “Happy Mail”

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (tiny dots – gray/white)
Sentiment die cut and banner: Annie’s Cardmaker Kit of the Month Club – Hello Sunshine visit: https://www.annieskitclubs.com/products/cardmaker-kit
Enamel Dots: Eyelet Outlet and Brads (yellow)

Card Kit done in my style!

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So we went to Texas this past week for a week of craftiness! And it was just what I needed. We were snowed in so we had nothing to do but relax and play. Before the snow hit we met up with another crafty friend in the area that is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she put on a little get together/card class. She had the You Are Amazing Card Kit for us to split so we could make 2 cards each. I love the stuff in the kit but the cards are not my style so I asked if I could make cards at home in my own style and she said I could. I did not think the shinny blue paper went with these colors and the design just didn’t speak to me. These are my versions made with the kit stuff! Still have a couple more to make but these spoke to me while I was cleaning so I crafted instead of cleaning!!

Watering Can Card: 
I had the watering can and tulips in my die cuts and had not used them yet and they were perfect...at least in my opinion!!
I used sketch #5 of the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. I'm also entering it into the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge - product - flowers.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Piglet, Candle, Parakeet)
Metal Dies: Impression Obsession Dies (IO Dies) - Tulips (die147-A), Watering Can (die155-A)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (swiss dots)
Wild Flowers Card:
I originally did the design horizontal with a big sentiment stamp in the middle and two flower lying across the card. Well my first attempt one of the yellow stripes on the end was way skinner then the other end. So I decided if I turned it horizontal then it looked better. In doing so I took off the sentiment and placed the three flowers and liked it better. This 2nd card I was able to get the yellow layers more even. I used Sketch #1 from the Feb Inspirational Card Challenge (long and skinny 9 1/4 x 3 3/4 fits in long skinny envelope usually used for bills....much better to get this than bills!!) I thought these wildflowers stems #2 from Tim Holtz matched the paper pretty darn good! Was happy how this turned out.

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up (You are Amazing Card Kit) 
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Calypso, Whirlpool, Candle)
Metal Dies: Sizzix (Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stems #2)

3D Birthday cards

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I made this card for my Godmother’s Birthday.  I’m actually a couple weeks early with making it!! I used Sketch #3 from the October Card Sketch Challenge. Sorry the image is blurry. I couldn’t get a good photo. The bird image is 3D with several layers so that is why it looks that way.
Happy Mail Challenge – October 2020

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (pansy, heather)
3D Push Outs – Jeanine’s Art (Birds & Flowers (SB10318))
Embossing folder: Stampin Up – Sizzix Country Floral embossing folder

Bird - mom - birthday - email

I made this for a lady to give to her mom for her mother’s birthday.

Sunflower Birthday 2020

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I have a standing order for one of the guys at work to make his wife sunflower cards for her birthday, valentines and Mother’s Day. This is her birthday card this year.

My inspiration came from this card came from Lynn’s Locker

Then I used a sketch I saved in my favorites – Create with Connie & Mary Sketch 625

Challenge:
October Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Mexican Poppy, Java, pinecone)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Kraft in color), The Paper Studio (white shiplap)
Metal Dies: Gina Marie Designs (wreath), Cottage Cutz (sunflowers), Sizzix Tim Holtz (Tags)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles(birthday boy)

Raccoon inspired cards

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Racoon - Be Happy

I had a request from a lady who wanted a birthday card for her niece that was in her 20’s. One of the things she liked was raccoons so I decided this image from Gerda Steiner was perfect. The lady requested “be happy” on the sign.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

I then decided this would be the perfect card to send to a nursing home in Texas asking for cards during the quarantine.

Racoon - Happy Thoughts

The guys at work told me to take a day off since it has been a stressful month. They told me to make cards or something. Well that night I saw a post where a retirement/nursing home in Texas wanted cards sent to the residents. So I told them I made this so they all they had to sign it!! What was funny was that I didn’t bring in right away and they even asked me where the card was for the “nursing home!!” They try to be tough but they have soft hearts!!

I just changed the sign to “Sending Happy Thoughts” to make it a thinking of you from Missouri card.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Birthday
Happy Mail Challenge – sent to a nursing home in TX.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Racoon Digital StampGerda Steiner Stamps.
Cardstock: Bazzill (parakeet, brown, starmist, african daisy)
Metal Dies: Spellbinders (Suns and clouds), Joy crafts (clouds), io dies (tiny flowers)
Accents/tools: Nuvo drops (Ivory seashell), pop dots
Colors: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my husband.

Spring Time Cards

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I have a customer that has an older lady friend that he is like a nephew too so I decided he needed to send her a springtime card! She loves the garden and figured she could use happy mail during the quarantine. Then I ended up making two alike so I decided my best friend, Cheryl, needed a happy mail card too so she got the Hello Sunshine.

Springtime

Cutting out a different photo journaling card I had that pink frame left over. That flower piece is another journaling card and it fit over it perfectly so I put them together. Then I saw Sketch #360 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and used the “springtime” cut from same paper to put the card together!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Hello Spring, Easter Express, Bunnyville)
Sketch found here: http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-360.html

Hello Sunshine

Made this with other leftovers (pink corners and Hello Sunshine tag piece). I sent this one to my Best Friend Cheryl for the Happy Mail Challenge – figured everyone could use happy mail right now!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Hello Spring, Easter Express, Bunnyville)
Sketch found here: http://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-360.html

2nd batch of Easter Cards

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Well goodness! I forgot to keep posting cards! Before I get to Mother’s Day cards I better post the rest of Easter 2020.

Easter Embossed Cross

I made this card for a couple customers that wanted a Christian themed Easter Card.
April Inspirational Card Challenge – embossing

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Sunbeam, Heather, Pansy)
Embossing Folders: Darice (Cross with Script, Scroll Flourish Corner)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Easter Embossed Cross - all three

After I made one for orders I decided to make some for my friends and family. So I made them in three colors that I felt fit the receiver.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – embossing

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Limeade, Blossom, Flamingo, Blue Oasis, Tropical)
Embossing Folders: Darice (Cross with Script, Scroll Flourish Corner)
Accents/Tools: pop dots

Coloring Eggs - outside
Coloring Eggs - inside

As I was working on Easter Cards I saw this photo journaling card and got to thinking about how I could turn into a Easter Card. I came up with the ideal to add the dots and the rest of the sentiment. I had my friend make it sound good and this was the finished product. I came up with this ideal because I like the fun part of Easter but also remember that Jesus is the reason for Easter. I sent this to my new adopted Niece and Nephews and they loved it!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Inspirational Photo – I went with the Easter theme and the eggs.

Used Create with Connie & Mary Sketch #602 for my inspiration.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis)
Patterned Paper and Journaling Photo Card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Queen & Co pink dots

Easter Chic on Eggs

One of the ladies wanted a card for her dad that is into gardening and native Nebraska flowers. So I learned that the daisy is a native Nebraska flower! So I added the flowers to the journaling photo card and then used Sketch #594 at Cards with Connie & Mary (I flipped it).

I made two cards so I decided to give one to my friend Dale.

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – patterned paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, American Poppy, Intense Kiwi)
Patterned Paper and photo card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (spring), SVG daisy cut file

Happy Easter Egg

So I make cards for a guy at work and then I also make cards for his mother. I made Easter cards for the mother to give to her friends and son (watercolor paper cross card). Then I made this card for the son to give to his mother (parents). She wrote me today and said she loved it! The mom likes flowers so when I saw the journaling photo card I knew to pair it with this bright happy flower paper! I cut down the journaling card and put the dotted frame around it. I used Create with Connie & Mary Sketch #598 as my inspiration. I used a flower punch to add to the strip below the egg. Because some of the journaling photo cards are big I bought 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 envelopes so this card is 6 x 6. It’s big but not too big.

I made 2 of these and sent one of these to my Aunt Barb! Happy Mail!!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – Patterned Paper.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, Bubblegum, Intense kiwi, Orange Juice, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Parade, Bunnyville)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Sprinkles (spring), flower punch, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles framelits dies, pop dots

He is Risen - all three

I needed a card for a lady to give her son. So he got the green/yellow one since that was more manly. I used an older image from Clearly Digi Stamps (no longer in business). Since I’m not good with inks and watercolor I used paper that was already done for me!!

April Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration – Easter theme

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Watermelon), American Crafts (lipgloss)
Patterned Paper: Recollections color splash 6 x 6 paper pad
Digital Image: Clearly Digi Stamps/Clear Dollar Stamps (Jesus Paid It All) (No longer in business)

Easter Cards 2020 – 1st batch

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Happy Easter House scene

Making Easter cards and this one is super simple. Used the photo card and added the Happy Easter border on the bottom!
Challenge: March Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – spring

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Intense Kiwi, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper/Photo Card: Doodlebug (Bunnyville – Coloring Eggs), Doodlebug (Take Note – Color Waves)
Accents/Tools: Lawn Fawn Happy Easter Line Border

Follow the Bunny

Making Easter Cards to sell or mail to friends. I used the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch #478 as my inspiration.

Challenge: March Inspirational Card Challenge – spring.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (brown)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Happy Easter – Easter Eggs)
Journal Card: Echo Park – Celebrate Easter Collection
Accents/Tools: white ribbon

Bunny Train

While looking at my supplies I saw this train and remembered a sketch I had seen which I thought would pair together great. One of the ladies at work just told me her mom likes trains so this will be for her to give to her mom.
Sketch: MFTWSC475 

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Kachina, Mexican Poppy)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Express – Easter Basket, Springtime stripe)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Cardstock Stickers (Easter Express), ribbon, stapler,

Egg with Flowers

Matching sketches with supplies I had out to make Easter/Spring Cards. MojoSketch530 

Challenge – March Inspirational Card Challenge – spring

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Intense Kiwi, Kachina, )
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Express – Chickie Babies, Springtime Stripe)
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug Cardstock Stickers (Easter Express), Martha Stewart edge punch)

Coloring Eggs

So when I did the Easter Train card I decided to not use the cart with the paint brushes and used the jelly bean one instead. So in wanting to use up that sticker I thought it would pair with the paint brush and egg stickers on the same sheet. I then saw the sketch MFTWSC474 and it worked perfectly!

CHALLENGE: March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, Intense kiwi)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Easter Express – Easter egg dot)
Stickers: Doodlebug (Easter Express)

Country Home Cards

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Last year I went on a Scrapbooking cruise out of Galvaston, Texas. It was put on by a couple Stampin’ Up Demonstrators. Which I have really never used their products because I’m not a stamper! Well they had some items set up that you could make if you wanted and you were given the products to make them. They had a cute fall hanger but I didn’t need a fall hanger so I took the supplies home and decided I could make cards out of it. So here are three cards I have come up with so far.

I used Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! May 25, 2017 sketch for my inspiration.

Greatful for someone like you

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #187 for my inspiration.

Todays the perfect day

Inside: … for thinking happy thoughts of you.

I used My Favorite Things Sketch #318 for my inspiration.

Supplies on all cards:

Stamps: Country Home by Stampin’ Up

Patterned Paper: Country Lane Designer Paper by Stampin’ Up

Cardstock: Bazzill (Cajun, Palo Verde)

Accents/Tools: brads, ribbon, EK Success scallop punch

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