Lucky Lil Birdie

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Lucky Bird

Inside:
To my tweet friend
on St. Patrick’s Day
wishing you good luck & happiness

I didn’t get any St. Patrick’s Day cards done for this year but still wanted to play in the Monthly Challenge at From the Heart Stamps so now I have a card ready for next year!!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #395 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) From the Heart Stamps – Monthly Challenge – use the stamp provided and get next month’s image FREE!
2) March Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past sketch I saved.

Product:
Digital Image: Lucky Lil Birdie @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Mexican Poppy, white)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Collectable – Remarkable)
Inks: colored in Photoshop by my wonderful husband and printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: black rhinestones

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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,

Coffee Cafe Birthday

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coffee-cafe-birthday

I needed a birthday card for girl that likes coffee. I’m so glad Faith at From the Heart Stamps was able to re-open her store and is doing so well in her battle with brain cancer. My husband colored the image in Photoshop…did an amazing job…look at the steam from the coffee!! I struggled with this sketch a bit but think it turned out okay. They all can’t be our favorites, right?!! I was trying to make the blue pieces represent the napkin in the image so I embossed them with the closest “napkin feel” embossing folder and distressed the edges. I used Sketch #3 from the Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – the original sketch is Sketch Saturday#448.
SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Coffee and Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (walnut)
Inks: Colored in Photoshop by my husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Embossing Folder, Darice Wire Fence Embossing folder, Making Memories Edge Scraper

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Wine Birthday and Friendship

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I had an order for a birthday card for a lady that is in her 70’s with the following inside: “Wine improves with age —
We like it more the older we get!”
This is what I came up with!
I sent a photo this morning and she loved it!

I used MOJObella sketch #25 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Jan Inspirational 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. I used the MOJObella skektch #25.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps (I cut the bird off so I could just have the wine bottle and glass)
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill green, french vanilla), American Crafts (Blossom)
Inks: my husband colored the digital image in photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet printer)
Accents/Tools: cutter bee scissors, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cuttlebug embossing folders (dots, happy birthday), Cricut, Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge

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So I realized in looking through my cards I made this at the beginning of 2016 and forgot to post it. This was for a lady that liked a tea/coffee card I did with the same sentiment  but wanted it to say wine. I used the same image, Birdbrain wine, by From the Heart Stamps and just left the bird off.

I can’t remember what sketch I used but if I find it I will update my post.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Birdbrain Wine @ From the Heart Stamps

Inks: Husband colored the image in Photoshop then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer.

Cardstock: Bazzill

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder,

Take a Break

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take-a-break

My hair dresser/friend had a stroke in March and is recovering. They think it was caused by some meds and migraine meds but not totally sure. She is doing amazingly well and was allowed to come back to work last month. To encourage her on days that she can’t do as much as she wants to I sent her this card. I reminded her that her body is healing on the inside and even though she looks healed on the outside her brain is still healing. I wrote this verse inside:
“And my God will meet all your needs
according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
– Phillippians 4:19

Her husband told me she liked pink and Dr. Pepper so that is what I went with. Used old supplies and scraps I had in my scrap drawers!

CHALLENGES:
1) September Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – September 13th is Positive Thinking Day. Make a positive/inspirational card.
2) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4. Original found here: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/stella-says-sketch-challenge-411_31.html

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Drink it Up – retired Deedee’s Digis
Cardstock: Bazzill (bubblegum, the two peach colored are retired)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories (old old stuff!)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Lines & Dots)

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Lady Golf Bag

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Golfbag female

I had an order for a birthday card for a 60ish lady that loves to play golf. She also like primary/bold colors. While searching for images and inspiration I saw a card that used the Wrap it Up cricut cartridge. So I went looking through my cartridges and I had it!! And it has this golf club set in it!! It had swirls on the top layer so I left that off. I used MOJO Bella Sketch #14 for my inspiration…I know the circle with the #14 could be part of the sketch but doesn’t have to be but I liked it as it was a perfect spot for the golf ball!

CHALLENGES:
1) August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – original sketch is a MOJOBella sketch #14.
2) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – The Summer Olympics are from August 5 – 21. Make a card inspired by some aspect of the Summer Olympics (ie event, Olympic rings, Olympic colors etc)

SUPPLIES:
Image: Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge
Cardstock: Bazzill (Grenadine, Hillary, Blue Oasis, white), shiny silver paper
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Stella and Rose)
Accents/Tools: Darice embossing folder (dots background), EK Success 1 1/2″ circle punch, The Paper Studio brads, EK Success 1/16 foam dots, Xyron X

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Bunny with Carrot

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Easter Bunny Carrot

Inside:

Hoping your Easter world
is bright and beautiful,
warm and wonderful,
sweet and special…

…just like you.

So I found Gerda Steiner Designs while looking for examples of pig stamps out there since that was the theme I chose for the March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. She has clear, rubber and digital stamps so something for everyone. While looking around on her site I found the monthly challenge… which I love monthly challenges. A digi stamp is posted each month and you have to make a project using it. Then you will get next months stamp FREE!! So I decided to “hop” in this month (pun intended) and purchase this cute rabbit so I could play along. I thought he would make a cute Easter card and he did. I sent it to my best friend in Kansas City as I’m still trying to send her a card a month.

The images only come in outline so I had to bat my eyelashes at my husband and ask really nice to color this up for me in Photoshop. He did and somehow always knows what colors to use. I just happen to have the perfect doodlebug paper from YEARS ago that matched it.

I used sketch #2 that was posted on the March Card Sketch Challenge (Kathy101) @ Scrapbook.com. It doesn’t say where the original sketch came from. I didn’t follow it exact but you can see the sketch…that’s what I love about sketches…they start your creativity but you aren’t bound to stick to the exact sketch.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – March – Use the digital image to make a project and next month’s image will be free!
  2. March Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – I used sketch #2.
  3. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspiration #1 Category.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Carrot Bunny @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum, Raven)

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug

Inks: digital stamp colored in Photoshop by my awesome husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/Tools: Michael’s dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

 

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