Eaten by a Bear?

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Eaten by Bears

So a friend of mine has been having some trying times since her 3rd child came along. During the holidays if it could go wrong it did. She was laid on my heart so I decided to send her a card of encouragement because parenthood can be trying! I found this saying on the internet and thought it was hilarious and so her!!
At the end of the day…
Have any of your Children been eaten by a bear?
No.
See, you’re a good mom.

So I went looking for bear images. I found “Happy Stanley” at Beccy’s Place. His expression was perfect but he had a shirt collar and tie on so I asked Beccy for permission to have my husband remove the shirt and tie. She gave us permission and my wonderful husband made Stanley plain!! The grin is perfect for the saying and just makes me smile each time I see it!!
It took a week to get there…I couldn’t believe it! She received it Friday and said it was perfect timing as she was needing encouragement that day!! God is always perfect in his timing!

I used Atlantic Hearts Sketch #196 that I had saved so this card fits the March Card Inspiration Challenge – Favorites Category. It also fits Beccy’s Place March Challenge – make a card using any image of hers (even free ones) for a chance to win free digital stamps.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Happy Stanley @ Beccy’s Place
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Follow your Heart “Be Amazing”)

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Are you in a safe place?

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Inside: Are you in a safe place? Happy Thanksgiving

So I had this ideal a couple months ago when I wanted to use this image. I found this saying on the internet and thought it was hilarious. I got cards made but didn’t get them in the mail so I guess they will be next years Thanksgiving cards!!

I used Paper Play Sketches #20 for my inspiration. I just didn’t fold down the upper left corner.

CHALLENGES:
1. November Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme – Fall Category.
2. Gerda Steiner Share Your Design – Share your design created with a GSD Clear Stamp, Rubber Stamp or Digital Stamp and you could win $15 Store Credit.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Squirrel with Acorn @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Yam)
Patterned Paper: EK Success Inspirables ( Harvest- Donut and Overlapping Circles)
Inks: Image colored in Photoshop by my husband. Printed on Canon inkjet printer.
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Cutter bee scissors,

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This is the version I will send to family members.

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Don’t Worry…

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Inside: It’s All Organic!!!

As I was searching for sayings and inspiration on Halloween I came across this saying and cracked up. This is sooo my best friend!! She is into oils, home remedies, etc. (and I am sooo NOT) so I knew I had to send this to her!!! She isn’t into Halloween but I think it will make her laugh. I love Halloween….what is better than acting like a kid, being silly, dressing up and eating candy!! I don’t do the dark Halloween….I like the fun cutesy side of Halloween. That’s why I kept this card fun, bright, cutesy Halloween even though there is a cauldron. And she will be shocked there is a bow as I don’t do many bows. But when I saw this sketch with the little tag I knew it was perfect (I was struggling with how to put that saying on the front and this sketch made it so easy!)  I used a die cut from Miss Kate Cuttables (I took out one of the green layers and bubbles). I used MOJO Monday Sketch #468 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) October Inspirational Card Challenge – Photo inspiration category – use the photo to inspire…went with Halloween, witch theme.

SUPPLIES:
Digital SVG File (it also comes as JPG) – Witch Cauldron @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (Classic Yellowgreen, Intense Orange, Intense Kiwi, Snapdragon
Patterned Paper: Leftover Halloween in scrap drawer
Accents/Tools: Hobby Lobby Ribbon, EK Success punch, Xyron X, scor-tape, EK Success 1/16 pop dot, Glossy Accents

An ornery Easter

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Happy Easter Bunny

So I saw this image at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps and he just made me smile in all his plaid and polka dot combination! So I wanted to use him but didn’t have anything in mind at the time. Well, a friend of mine, Dale, was in the hospital last month with heart issues. I wanted to make him a get well card but nothing came to mind. He is already home now so I thought maybe I will just make an Easter Card and I remembered this image. Then I made my girlfriend’s card (see post before this one) and took the saying I put on hers and changed it to fit Dale:

Hoping your Easter world
is bright and colorful,
weird and crazy,
ornery and special…

…just like you.

I decided it fit my brother too so I hit him a card also!

I used sketch #6 at the Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com (the original sketch is from i {heart} sketches #120).

CHALLENGES:

  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge #6 – use the sketch as inspiration
  2. March Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo inspiration category #1

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Easter Bunny @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Parakeet, Starmist, Snap Dragon, Mango, Lemonade)

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

Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Gingham and Polka Dots), EK Success corner punch

 

 

Birdbrain Birthday Candle Card

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My friend and her family have a very playful and sarcastic relationship with each other. She was looking through my birthday cards and saw the one I did with this image:

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

She wanted a birthday card using this image and then she found this saying on the internet: “You’re only as old as you feel….Wow that must suck for you!”

Birdbrain Candle

And that is how this card came about. Oh, I also used the current sketch challenge #129 at I [heart} card sketches Challenge.

CHALLENGES:

  1. I {heart} card sketches #129 – use the sketch and/or twist on your creation.
  2. Dec Card Challenge – Theme Category – Things with Wings

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the {heart} stamps

Decking the Halls….just in time!

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Here I am with only a few hours left to link up my creation for the From the Heart Stamps Digi of the Month Challenge.

I tried paper piecing the image so I wouldn’t have to ask my husband to color the image in but it just would not cooperate. I tore the head off one bird and smudge black ink on another so gave up! I went to my husband with the saddest wife eyes possible and asked him to color up the bird…I had managed to do the ornaments all by myself! Of course there is no shading or fancy coloring but it is colored! I found the sketch on Sketch Saturday and thought it would be perfect.

 

Define Good

Deck the Halls

I saw someone had used the sentiment “Define Good” and thought that would be perfect for my Brother’s card so I made one of each!

CHALLENGES:

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Deck the Halls Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, Rainforest, Intense Kiwi, white)

Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Roxbury -Rockville Park)

Inks: colored in Photoshop and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Merry & Bright

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Today I’m playing along at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge which is Merry & Bright (however you want to interpret that!)

Merry & Bright

Not only is the image called Merry & Bright from Deedee’s Digis but the penguin is wearing light bulbs that are bright!

I found this clean and simple sketch on Skipping Stones Designs and thought it would work perfect for brads to mimic the lights in the image.

Supplies:

Digital Image: Merry & Bright @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

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

Accents/Tools: brads, EK Success edge punch

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