Mermaid cards

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Mermaid

Mermaid Shaker

Well I have been wanting to jump back in the Progressive Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs but just haven’t had the time. I’m hosting the August Card Sketch Challenge at Scrapbook.com so while looking for sketches I came across this one Sketch Saturday #420. So this sketch is #5 in the August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com.

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I thought it was perfect for the monthly image at Gerda Steiner Designs this month and couldn’t wait to put it together. I thought this image would be cute to send to my friend and then I found the saying “So glad you’re part of my world” and knew it was perfect to send to my Best Friend. I have also been wanting to make a shaker card since it was the technique challenge July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com. Well the first card I made I put some of the punched circles too close to the edge so it is not a shaker card. So the next card I kept the edges clear so I could put the double sided foam tape around the edges. I have learned after making my first ever shaker card that there must be secrets to this! I ran my images through my Xyron figuring they needed to be flat. Well the beads are sticking to the edges of the images. I’m so proud that I finally used these beads….I got them when the local store closed in 2006!! But I think my best friend will still like it. Last year I sent her a card every month but this year I have slacked but I’m going to send this one just so she knows I haven’t forgot her!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge – use the digital image provided and get next months image free.
  2.  August Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5.
  3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #374 – Summer

SUPPLIES:

Digital Stamp: Mermaid @ Gerda Steiner Designs

Cardstock: Bazzill (shaker card – Sea Water, Bahama) (Swimming by – Blue Oasis, Tropical)

Inks: colored in photoshop and printed on a Canon Inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: EK Success punches (3/4″, 1/2″, 5/16″), foam tape, acetate, Art Accentz Treasure Beadz Turquoise

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Best Friends + Happy Hour = Perfect Birthday

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Wine - perfect birthday

A lady requested a wine themed birthday card for her best friend. I decided to go with fun bright colors and she loved it!!

Sketch used: My Favorite Things March 2015 Blueprints 23

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo Inspiration – I went with the wine theme.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: That’s the Spirit @ JW Illustrations (Etsy shop)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Berry Sensation) (green unknown) (Orange is from Hobby Lobby)
Patterned Paper: Recollections dotted paper
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer.
Accents/ Tools: scor-pal, darice diagonal embossing folder, gems, glue dots

Encouraging Friends

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Sorry I’m behind in my posting! I did this one on Wednesday for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #172 – Anything Goes as long as it’s family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. They offer a free word art scripture that you can use if you want but you don’t have to. I used it on my card and paired it with Helpful Hearts Digital Image from Deedee’s Digis.

I made this card for a friend of mine that is going through some tough times. I wanted her to know I’m here for her. I also wanted her to know that God loves her and even in her toughest times she is still one of God’s disciples doing his work. She might not know it but the love she is showing during this time can be used by God. I wanted to remind her so she doesn’t get discouraged. Life is tough but just keep going with God along side of you and his love will prevail.

This card was designed around us…I like orange and she likes red. We are also not into floral prints so I went with stripes and polka dots. So this card is very personal and I think she will recognize that as soon as she sees it.  I was inspired by card sketch #115 at Feeling Sketchy.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Helpful Hearts Digital Image @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Crabapple Dark, Bubblegum)

Patterned Paper: KI Memories (very very old…scrap piece!)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer. Also paper pieced

Accent/Tools: Cutter bee scissors, pop dots

Techniques: paper pieced

 

Winter is warmed by friendship!

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IceFishing

Inside: The chill of winter is warmed by friendship (comes with the digi stamp)

I don’t know why but it seems I forget my really close friends birthday. It has always been this way. You think I would remember them since they are my closest friends but what happens is I remember it is coming up then don’t think about it again till after it is gone…or I think their birthday is on a certain day but actually I’m usually a couple days off. So any who I’m always late wishing my bestest friend Cheryl happy birthday which is in November. So I decided this year I’m going to send her a card every month so when it comes to November I will send her birthday card! Plus we need to chat more and I make all these wonderful cards so why not send them to the people that mean the most. That’s my goal this year….let’s see how well I do at it. It is halfway through January but still in January so I’m still good if I get the card in the mail this week!

This month I decided to do a winter friendship card since it fit the cold spell we had these past two weeks. I used Deedee’s Digis Digi of the Month image – Ice Fishing. (when you get to the store click on the area you live in EU residents or Non-EU Residents. Then you will see a tab for Digi of the Month…click on that.) This adorable digi is FREE this month till Feb 1st AND if you make a project with it and link it to the challenge you will get a $10.00 coupon to the store AND next month’s image FREE. Since the store is 75% off till the end of the month you can get a lot free for $10.00. And you can enter as many times as you want.

CHALLENGES:

1) Jan Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5. The original sketch is from The Paper Players #193.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Ice Fishing @ Deedee’s Digis

Patterned Paper: comes in the Digital Image – Ice Fishing

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accent/Tools: brads, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge,

Apple Cider Friendship

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When I first saw this digital stamp I loved the Friendship quote because it is so true! Last year friends of ours brought over Apple Cider to one of our marriage groups and my husband loved it! So it reminded me of our dear friends that shared their apple cider. I thought it would make a cute gift to package it and have that saying on there. That is how this pocket card gift came about. I used the Pocket Card Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I include the paper slip along with the packet of cider so a note could be written to the recipient (see 2nd photo). And yes that is the yummy cider packet my husband now loves!

I decided instead of the apple I would turn mine into a cup.  I printed out the outline image on patterned paper and cut the “cup” out. Then I printed the colored version of image and cut the cider and the leaves out. I glued them together to get the completed look.

CHALLENGES:

1) Simply Create Too Challenge #70 – Fall/Autumn

2) Come and Get It Challenge – Use a digi with an Autumn theme

3) Daring Cardmakers – Food Glorious Food

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Fall Warm Up @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper:

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Xyron X-sticker maker,

Cards for friends

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One of the couples in them marriage group is going to move so the wife can go to Christian college for a year and then one of the ladies is having a hysterectomy on Tuesday so we wanted to make them cards.

We weren’t sure what to do with the hysterectomy card but she is a HUGE Dr. Who fan so in joking around my husband and I mixed Dr. Who and Dr. Seuss together and came up with this card. My husband drew/designed everything so all I did was cut it out and glue it onto a card base.

Dr Whoterus

Inside: After the surgery, we hope you have plenty of time to… Recuperate!

CHALLENGE:

1) Use Your Stuff Challenge #148 – Inspired by Dr. Seuss. I hope this counts since it isn’t something actually from Dr. Seuss but is totally inspired by Dr. Seuss.

SUPPLIES:

Images: designed by my husband

Cardstock: Bazzill (pinata), orange scraps

New chapter

Inside:

We’re excited to see the chapters
God’s going to write for your life.

We wanted to do a book theme since this will be a new chapter in their life. This is an older digi by True 😀 at True’s Gift’s from the Heart that is no longer available.

CHALLENGES:

1) Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #189 – Something Old. That fiber is probably 10 years old. The digital stamp is about 2 years old and the brads I got prior to 2006. The patterned paper is the newest thing and I think it is almost a year old.

2) Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch #24 – I really liked this sketch and love the sponsor this week, Doodle Pantry. I didn’t use of their images but still used the sketch.

3) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #145 – Anything Goes that is uplifting

SUPPLIES:

Image: Morning Devotions by True 😀

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Rosy “love” blossoms paper)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Lasting Impressions brads, fiber

Winter Friends

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Winter Friends

In the midst of studying I took a little much needed craft break. This is also for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a project with the Monthly Image then you will get next months image free!

CHALLENGES:
1) July Card Sketch @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #4 – This one had me stumped when it came out on the original blog but it just came together for this card. Love when that happens. Original sketch – Sketch N Scrap Card #12
2) From the Heart Stamps – July Stamp of Month Challenge
3) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – July Challenge – Non-traditional colors
4) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #187 – Cute (must be a Christmas/Winter card)
5)My Perfect Life – Week 29 – Make a Christmas card and share it.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Winter Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Nelly, Yosemite, white)
Patterned Paper: DCWV – The Winter Matstack (given to me by friend Lisa)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, cutterbee scissors, stickles
Technique: Paper Pieced

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