Clean Cards

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Swept up Garage

Inside:
So I swept the garage so the Easter Bunny could bring you a new tool!

While my husband was gone last week I decided to clean out the garage as a surprise for him. I wanted to make him a card to sit on his bench so he would get it when he walked into the garage. So I had ideals but when Karen posted the April Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus category – Clean… the cleaning images at Imagine That Digital Stamps came to mind. I told my girlfriend what my thoughts were for the saying and she put it together and made it sound good. He not only liked the garage but he said he also liked the card!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #397 as my inspiration (posted to late to enter the challenge!)

So while I was getting ideals I saw some funny house cleaning sayings so I decided to use the rest of my scraps and make some funny cards with this design. See attached cards.

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – bonus – clean. This is what I thought of when I saw the word “clean”.
2) Imagine That! April Link Up Challenge – Anything Goes. If you use an Imagine That Digital Image then you get the stamp of the month for FREE!!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp: Sweep This @ Imagine That Digital Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder, Sunbeam, Yosemite)
Patterned Paper: Old stuff from my scrap drawer
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accent/Tools: computer,

House clean self

Inside: It seems to get dirty by itself!

Urge to clean house

Inside:I lay down and REST until the urge passes!

Secret to clean house

Inside: Never let your children or husband enter it!

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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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squirrel-friend

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,

squirrel-family

This is the version I will send to family members.

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Don’t Worry…

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halloween-dont-worry-glossy

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

Dale the Whale!

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Oh my goodness Deedee is the coolest person to be a guest designer for!! She made this stamp just because I requested it!!

DADaleTheWhalePROMO

A friend of mine, Dale, just had open heart surgery a couple weeks ago. His sister, Beverly, is also a friend of mine. A couple years ago she told me what the “sisters” nickname was for Dale when he was little…Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail!! So I thought that would make a cute Get Well card for him. I asked Deedee if she had a whale in her stash and she said she didn’t but drew this up in no time! It was perfect…she even made a pink with purple tail version!! This is the card I made for the “sisters” to give to Dale.

Family who Spouts

Inside: …But not everyone has a Dale the Pink Whale with a Purple Tail! Glad you’re back to spouting off and feeling better.

Dale is ornery and that is probably why he was out of the hospital in less than a week! So this quote that my friend, Stephanie, and I came up with is perfect. The sisters loved it and Dale thought it was pretty cool that it was made just for him. And it was funny because after open heart surgery he has a purple tail from all the bruising!

I let the circles in the patterned paper act as the water so I could keep the card simple to keep the focus on the whale.  I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #326 as my inspiration.

Then to show how fun this digital stamp is I made a generic Get Whale …I mean Get Well card!

Get Whale Soon

Both the cards turned out to be CAS cards which is funny because I usually don’t do that style very well. But I like how these turned out! I used Sketch Saturday Sketch #287 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

1) Sept Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #3 – original sketch was Sketch Saturday Sketch #287

2) Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #77 – For a Male

3) Digi Sketch Challenge – Get Well – Use the sketch or the theme or both. I used the theme.

4) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #187 – Anything Goes

SUPPLIES:

Pink Whale with the Purple Tail

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis, white)

Patterned Paper: unknown from stash

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer (the splash was made by using the outline version and printing on cardstock)

Accents/Tools: Cutter Bee Scissors, pop dots

Get Whale Soon!

Digital Image: Dale the Whale @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Blue Oasis), Grey is from JoAnn’s

Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Playground)

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

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cutter Bee scissors

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

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