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.

Grateful Heart

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

 

Porch Swing

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Porch Swing

I needed a birthday card for a lady that has a lake house and loves to be there. Also, needed a retirement card for a lady at the Retirement home who wanted to give it to the director who was retiring. So I decided this could fit both orders!
I made one a couple years ago that my husband made me because there were no digital stamps of a porch swing. But before Doodle Pantry retired she made this porch swing. So it was perfect to use in a pinch. The flowers were pink but I had my husband change them to purple to match the color challenge of the July Inspirational Card Challenge – purple & yellow! Simple card but it was perfect!

Digital Stamp: Porch Swing (Doodle Pantry no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sunbeam, Bouquet)

Moments in Time

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Bird Mothers Day.JPG

Needed a Mother’s Day card with birds and saw this image in the Photoplay Moments in Time collection and thought it was perfect. I used an old Stella Says Sketch #601.
Challenge:
1) May 2019 Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites – Recreate a card or sketch you’ve saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

SUPPLIES:
Image and Patterned Paper: Photoplay (Moments In Time)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ivy, Lagoon)
Accents/Tools: Dots (The Paper Studio)

Bicycle W Flowers

Had the Photoplay Moments In Time collection out and thought this might be for a mom that likes bicycles. The colors are different but that is what stood out in the flowers to me.

SUPPLIES:
Image and Patterned Paper: Photoplay (Moments In Time)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder, Velvet), American Crafts (peach)

Fox Mother’s Day

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Happy Mothers Day - Fox

A lady had ordered 3 cards for her daughter-in-laws and daughter. She saw the fox I did a couple months ago for a birthday and wanted something fox themed. I found this mother fox with her pup and knew it was perfect. I used the bonus sketch from May Card Sketch Challenge.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Digital Stamp: Cute Girl Fox (Teal & Purple) @ AMB Illustrations
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border, xyron X

Fox for Birthday and Spring Cards

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Foxy

So I made this one first for a lady’s birthday that loves Daisies and her last name is Fox.

Since I had another paper/supplies left over for one more card I made it into a Spring card.

Foxy - Happy Spring

I made this in March just late publishing it!

CHALLENGES: 
1) March 2019 Card Sketch Challenge – Sketch #1.
Original sketch found here: https://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2018/11/mojo-monday-502.html

2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Spring.

SUPPLIES: 
Image: Girl Fox @ Miss Kate Cuttables
SVG File: Daisy
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug
Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop edge punch,

Easter Cards

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Had to make some Easter Cards for a lady at the Retirement Home. So I made these for her to pick from.

Easter - One Cute Chick

I pulled out my stack of papers and found several journal card sheets. This was a journal card with more white above the chicks. I cut it off then turned it over to find the awesome orange and used it as the top of bottom. Worked perfectly for Sketch #5 of the March 2019 Card Sketch Challenge. It also fits the Spring theme of the March Inspirational Card challenge.

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill (African Daisy, Sour apple)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter – 4 x 6 journaling cards)
Accents/Tools: scor-tape, Gingham ribbon, glue dots

Easter - Bunny has Chocolate

I made several cards up for a lady that wanted Easter cards. I used my supplies on hand and used up some journaling cards. Which worked out perfectly as that was the Product Category at the Inspirational Card Challenge on Scrapbook.com. I couldn’t use the big journaling card the way it was because the message didn’t fit. So I pulled out my handy dandy Cricut and made a new bracket shape and printed the saying on there. I cut out the rabbit from another journaling card as I thought he was perfect for this.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy, Kachina)
Journaling Cards: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter Collection 3 x 4 and 4 x 6)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter Bee scissors

Easter - Easter Egg

Another Easter Card using up Journaling Cards which was the Product for the March 2019 Inspirational Card Challenge on Scrapbook.com. I cut out the center of the big journaling card and used it for another card. I then cut the egg out of the smaller journaling card and pop dotted it in the center of the frame.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (African Daisy, Kachina, Intense Orange)
Journaling Cards: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter Collection 3 x 4 and 4 x 6)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter Bee scissors, Rectangle die,

Easter - Easter words

Another Easter Card using up Journaling Cards which was the Product for the March 2019 Inspirational Card Challenge on Scrapbook.com. I cut out the eggs from the large journaling card and then used a small journaling card that had all the Easter words on it. I paired them with some bright paper that reminded me of what would be on Easter eggs!

Sketch: Stella Says Sketch #601

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (African Daisy, Kachina, Intense Orange, Sour Apple)
Journaling Cards: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter Collection 3 x 4 and 4 x 6)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter Oopsy Daisy)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter Bee scissors,

Easter - Happy Easter

Another Easter Card using up Journaling Cards which was the Product for the March 2019 Inspirational Card Challenge on Scrapbook.com. I cut close around the design so I could mat it.

Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #309

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (African Daisy, Kachina, Petunia)
Journaling Cards: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter Collection 3 x 4)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter – Jelly Beans)
Accents/Tools: rick rack ribbon, flower, jewel, Gina Marie Dies,

Easter - Hippty Hoppity

Last Easter Card!! This one is for March 2019 Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Lawn and Garden. This journaling card has the bunny standing in a yard with a tree and flowers. I decided to use the inside of another journaling card I cut out and it covered up the tree which I was okay with. Once the banner was on there only one flower was showing so I cut out some flowers from some paper and pop dotted them. I added a cloud since I covered up some.

Sketch: turned on its side. MOJO Monday 475

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (African Daisy, Kachina, Petunia, Intense Orange)
Journaling Cards: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter Collection 4 x 6)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Celebrate Easter – Jelly Beans)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Joy Crafts Cloud Metal Die,

Hope you have a wonderful blessed Easter!

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